6 Feb 2012


How did I miss this one?

KEBAB SCENTED PERFUME. The cast of Geordie Shore have launched their own perfume, but it's not likely to fly off the shelves. 
L’eau de Geordie is the first kebab-scented fragrance to hit the market.
The reality stars first introduced the scent in a spoof perfume advertisement (but after being) inundated with enquiries from fans eager to find out when the perfume was going to hit the shelves, MTV UK are keen to launch the fragrance in time for Valentine’s Day and have been approached by potential retailers about selling the perfume in their stores.
'Although the finished product is reminiscent of a Doner kebab, surprisingly the smell is delicate and fresh; I wouldn’t be shocked to hear that it takes off commercially.' (said Robin Taylor, Managing director at The Perfume Studio). - Alanah Eriksen, The Mail On-Line (26/01/2012)

And now for two articles about Supermarket giants, Sainsbury's.

A woman was challenged to prove her age to buy teaspoons after supermarket checkout staff warned they could be 'drug paraphernalia'.
"I could not understand what the problem was" said Ms Zuke. "When the supervisor said it was because they could be used as drug paraphernalia I was completely shocked.
"I would imagine the vast majority of spoons sold by Sainsbury's are used for nothing more nefarious than stirring a cup of tea. Having to prove I was over 18 to buy them seemed total madness." - The Telegraph (30/01/2012)

Q: When is tiger not a tiger?
A: When it's a giraffe.

SUPER MARKET CHANGES NAME OF BREAD. Little Lily Robinson, 3 and a 1/2, got Sainsbury's supermarket to rename its tiger bread after writing a letter saying it looked more like the markings of a giraffe. - John Stevens, The Mail On-Line  (01/02/2012)

And one from Asda .....

I know it's the thought that counts BUT I can see a few people being less than impressed by this Valentine's Day card.

WORST VALENTINE'S DAY CARD EVER? Men might find themselves in trouble if they give their lover this economy brand Valentine's card - it costs just 7p.
The cut price, recession-beating love token from Asda even features the supermarket's "Smart Price" logo on the cover in a heart.
The cheap card is available in the supermarket's 300 stores and for 7p they will even throw in a red envelope. - The Telegraph (02/02/2012)

PS.As always wherever possible I will endeavour to bring you the links to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.


kavita said...

Kebab scented perfume ,hmmm .Spoon story is funny and kudos to Lily for noticing and taking action .Loved the post Tracy :):)

Jinky said...

Kebab.. as in food? I'll pass. :)

....Petty Witter said...

Yes, kebab as in the food.

anilkurup said...

The spoon story is ridiculous.

GMR said...

Funny you mention the fragrance...just read about a book series that is getting it's own perfume as a promo item. Hopefully, it will smell better though...LOL. ^_^ Now about those teaspoons....WTH?

Kelly said...

I agree with young Lily...it should be called giraffe bread.

I do like food scented candles, lotions, etc., but I'm not sure kebab would translate well. I use to have a creme brulee lotion that would cause total strangers to stop me and ask what smelled so good! It was heavenly!

John McElveen said...

I'm glad you are married,
so am I and that's fine,
but we can't be
each others Valentine!

I just wanted to surpass ASDA as the worst Valentine you ever received !!!!!!

Did I win? Huh Huh Did I??

Have a great week,


Suko said...

These tidbits are too funny! That perfume does not sound enticing to me, but I do think Lily is right about the bread. And the cheap card is pretty awful!!

naida said...

lol about the kebab-scented fragrance, I'd hate to smell like good.
I'd be offended if someone gave me that Valentines card...lol.

Jenners said...

Kebab perfume???? That is nuts!

And that little girl is right … it does look more like giraffe bread!

Alexia561 said...

Kebab scented perfume? No thanks! Love the cheap card though! Can you imagine the scene if any woman actually received that on Valentine's Day? Yikes!

NRIGirl said...

Hope they haven't opened the flood gates for more food themed perfume line...

Smart 3 1/2 year old!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

that valentine card cracks me up.
kebab scented perfume? that's crazy. so disgusting!

such an interesting post, tracy.

have a great day!