Thursday, October 25, 2007

On the scent

As Andy Warhol fans we’re not going to let this one pass. The Andy Warhol Foundation and Bond No. 9 have joined forces to create a set of perfumes that will “capture Warhol's vision of New York.” They will be “...inspired by Warhol's original working studio in the Sixties, known for its aluminum-foil walls. Created by Aurelien Guichard from Givaudan, Silver Factory is categorized as an oriental perfume concentrate.” Good luck to the Foundation and Bond No. 9 but as you can see from the images of fragrances past, this is not the first attempt, and probably won’t be the last.

Andy Warhol Silver Factory will be available from December in Bond No.9 New York stores and Saks priced at $230 for 100ml. As Warhol famously said, “Business art is the step that comes after Art. I started as a commercial artist, and I want to finish as a business artist.”

Images: Top left, Andy Warhol Silver Factory from Bond No. 9. Others variously are Marilyn Red Eau de Toilette Natural Spray for Women, Marilyn Pink Eau de Toilette Natural Spray for Women both by Design house - Andy Warhol eau de toiletteAndy Warhol Perfume and Andy Warhol Cologne by Andy Warhol. Oh, and by the way, this is overthenet's 500th post.