We like to think we live in a world of equal rights for all — be ye man, woman, or zombie. That's why The Walking Dead is one of the most offensive shows on television! It's horrible depiction of zombies as less-than-human creatures who don't deserve to be loved is just downright backwards. Luckily, the folks at Demeter are more enlightened.
The quirky fragrance company (maker of such scents as Fuzzy Navel and Funeral Home) has just released a Zombie fragrance for men and women, the first step on creating a new world where the dead and the living can exist in olfactive harmony. Of course, this fragrance won't stop them from eating your brains. But it will make your gory death that much more pleasant with notes of dried leaves, mushrooms, mildew, moss, and earth!
In all seriousness, Demeter was obviously trying to create something viral (no pun intended), and it's succeeded. This kind of devil-may-care silliness is why we love this brand. In the world of beauty, and fragrance in particular, risk-taking is extremely rare. Though it may not smell as amazing as its signature Rain fragrance (or frankly, very good at all), it's definitely refreshing compared to the daily onslaught of indistinguishable smells — and definitely no worse than New York in summertime.
Demeter Zombie For Him and Zombie For Her Cologne Spray, $20 each, available March 15 at Demeter.
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