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.