Ongoing History of New Music

Ongoing History Daily: Sex Pistols perfume?

With the collapses of CD sales, bands are looking for different revenue streams. There have been some weird ideas floated and this is one of the weirdest: Sex Pistols perfume. Back in 2010, they struck a deal with a company called Fragrance and Beauty Ltd to produce a perfume inspired by the song “God Save the Queen.”

What did it smell like?  Here’s the description: “A restless bite of lemon, sharpened and intensified by a defiant black pepper.”  There’s also a hint of patchouli–and leather, of course. 

Why perfume?  Because the fragrance industry is a $10 billion global business, that’s why.  Sex Pistols perfume, making punk smell less like–well, punk. 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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