Perfume Pornography in Kuwait

In the wake of Qatar’s recently enforced ban on certain perfumes from the Victoria’s Secret scent catalogue for containing the word “Champagne” or promoting the Playboy Bunny (link), similar actions are required in the State of Kuwait which is displaying in its stores what can only be referred to as “Perfume Pornography”.

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Invictus, Paco Rabanne (and the one to your left)

As most people end up discarding the packaging in which perfume usually pops up in, it would seem a tad pretentious to advertise sexually so blatantly on something that will be discarded soon as the item is opened (or kept beneath the mattress of a horny 12 year old).

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a few more transgressors

What exactly is the message behind this? Is it, “buy this so you too can enjoy the attention of members of the opposite sex who look nothing like this!”?

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need we really say where to look here?

Whereas Qatar is taking steps regarding the content and not the packaging:

Two years ago, Qatari authorities also tightened regulations on the sale and import of perfumes based on alcohol, a common ingredient but which is banned in Islam.

To prevent misuse of the alcohol, it ordered perfumes be sold in bottles with a spray nozzle, that at least one ingredient be added to ensure the perfume could not be consumed and that warnings advising that the product is only for external use be added to perfume packaging, Doha News reported.

We are not prudes, but seriously, wth?

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