Perfume advertised by image of dying woman?
Catherine Redfern // 18 January 2009
As if you needed any more proof that images of violence against women are presented as sexy, I just read about a new perfume for women called Wode, in the Indpendent on Sunday. It’s getting attention because it turns the skin blue when you spray it, then the pigment disappears.
Check out the images they’re using to promote it. Horrible. Warning: may be triggering.
They show a woman lying on sheets, clutching her throat, and tugging her shirt open, with the blue perfume seeming to symobolise blood. She’s looking towards the viewer and her expression is not one of pleasure.
Warning: the main website for this features a flash movie based on the images, which you may find equally disturbing.