by BR Tabatha
Not since ol' Gwyneth's Goop came out with a lady garden-scented candle, have I had a moment to seriously question the choices of a brand owner, but when I read that Harry Styles' brand, Pleasing, was releasing a series of fragrances centered around the old horizontal tango, I had myself a "really??" moment.
You read right. According to The Mirror, Pleasing will be releasing three fragrances, named "Rivulets", "Closeness", and "Bright, Hot", with the range of perfumes designed to "smell of skin-on-skin and brief encounters". The Mirror reported that the description for Closeness reads, “a whispered ‘yes’, skin pressed against skin”, while the blurb for Rivulets says the aroma aims to evoke “a delightful encounter with a stranger”.
Nowhere in the article do they describe what this actually smells like. Call me crazy, but skin pressed against skin makes me think of salt and musk. Perhaps with a hint of body odour. As for "a delightful encounter with a stranger", I'm thinking stanky nightclub toilets that reek of pee, alcohol and cheap toilet cleaner. One can't help but wonder if Bright, Hot will be reminiscent of a morning wakeup call - so bad breath and unwashed body parts.
Also mentioned in the article was that Pleasing has a new CEO, Shaun Kearney, who was once Gwyneth's Chief Design and Merchandising Officer. Whether Shaun Kearney's responsible for the direction of the Pleasing fragrances or not remains to be seen, but if that's the case that he is - and one would tend to assume so, being that he's the CEO - the man clearly has found his niche.
What the intimacy-inspired candles look like remains to be seen... but my bet's on a nod to implements one might enjoy while indulging in the four legged fox trot.
At the end of the day, Gwyneth's vajayjay candle sold out, so who's to say that a range of fragrances inspired by the act of intimacy with another won't as well? As for me? Unless it smells like one of my sassy citrus scents and comes in a beautiful bottle, I'm swiping left.
So, would you buy a sex-scented fragrance? Or are you, like me, more of a Basic Betty in your perfume preferences? Hit up the poll, then get chatting below!