Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue Perfume

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Andy Warhol’s birthday, Bond No.9 is releasing their next Warhol inspired perfume, making it their third release to date. I had a whiff of their Silver Factory and Union Square perfumes inspired by Andy Warhol, and liked them both.

Bond no9 Warhol Perfume

My perfume shelf was emptier than most hippies I know before I trialed a few samples of the Bond no9 Warhol perfumes. I now rarely leave the house without a splash or two of smelly stuff on me. Sometimes I’ll even put perfume on while working at the computer, just because I like the smell.

From Bond No.9.. “Its name, Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue, recalls the artist’s formative pre-Pop years in 1950s New York, when he lived in the first of several apartments on Lexington Avenue and plied his trade as a prolific illustrator—mainly of imaginative shoes. Hence the Warhol-designed mélange of exclamation-point heels and high-button boots that covers the flacon. Lush and unapologetically seductive, Andy Warhol Lexington Avenue dares (perhaps for the first time in perfumery) to link two of the most ultra-feminine commodities a woman can own: fragrance and footwear.”

Andy Warhol was born on the 6th of August, 1928 which would make him 80 years old today if he was still alive (he died in 1987.) It makes me wonder what he would be making today. I think he would have loved the digital age and embraced the internet. His homepage would probably look like Amazon.com as he was a business artist. I wonder if Google will celebrate the pop artist’s birthday today with a Warhol/Google logo..

About Dion

Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

Comments

  1. dfimagery says:

    Does it really smell good? (afraid to ask how much it costs) As a man, would I want my woman to smell like boots, even if seductively high heeled? Like the design, which was Warhols strong point. I wouldnt dislike the guys work so much if it were stricly used for what it is, design, and advertising. Pop art has no shelf life, excellent in magazines, where it can be viewed, titillating the senses, then tossed aside like yesterdays news. Which is what all pop comes down to. Fashion.

    But it is the direct opposite of art, why would I want yesterdays news on my wall? Dated as soon as you put it up, and the colors so fashionable and dull in real life, it just sits there like a dead thing, not alive, as art is supposed to be. Art should have a presence, a life force of its own, otherwise just wallpaper, or clever childishness screaming, look at me! His stuff always looks better in magazines, where it belongs. And great on a perfume bottle, but do I really want to smell like andy Warhol?

  2. Donald Frazell says:

    I guess google doesnt care for Warhol, unless, Their usual colored in letters ARE Warhols usual silkscreen ones. Want to see Braques birthday commemorated, birds, poolsticks, billiard balls, mandolins and a huge variety of tables could be used. Vive le France!
    I wuld trust their perfumes a little more than NYCs anyday too.

  3. Donald, the first two really do smell good. They’re for men or women, just like Warhol himself. I havent had a smell of the new one.

    I was just checking, and Google already celebrated Andy Warhol’s birthday with logo back in 2002. It was pretty average too, so it couldnt have hurt to try again for his 80th.

    And, a lot of art produced today is commercial and fashionable as artists often reflect society.

    I do like Andy Warhol as an artist and designer, but I didnt bother going to see a big Warhol exhibition in Australia earlier this year as I thought it would be easier to look at the book.

    He wasnt joking when he said “If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, there I am. There’s nothing behind it.”

    Maybe I was wrong in not going to the Warhol exhibition though, as a friend that didnt like Warhol before the exhibition said he appreciates him more after seeing the exhibition.

  4. To see some of his artwork in the real puts it into such a different context. It is big and bold and dramatic and despite the claim it doesn’t have a shelf life I respectfully disagree.

    We get so used to seeing photographs of artists paintings we come to believe that represents their work. It only represents a reference to the work, not the actual work.

  5. Hmm, youre making me wish I saw the Warhol exhibition now Corrine!

    I just figured that his work would be mechanical and cold.

  6. donald frazell says:

    Being a designer, and everything being about him, I bet the retrospective would have been interesting, like a big Disneyand for art students. Fun, bright and cheery, as there would be nothing to measure it against, and enough slight variations on the only theme he had, himself, and the world he worked in, a very small one as no nature or reality ever stepped in to dirty it up a bit.

    But when his toys, for that is what they are, are up with either real art work or even other contemporary stuff, its colors are washed out, and no feeling to them. Interesting as social phenomenon, useless as art. They were made for his trade, magazines, and one published as a guide for his show, with real commercials for products would have been great. More games for the spiritually bankrupt. Or just a big playground for fun and designer heaven.

    I do find more great art by designers than artistes these days, they have purpose, selling a product. Not exactly sure what purpose artistes serve anymore, besides their own careerism. Better than getting a real job I guess. You should see some of my wifes work, done album covers, Actually, the crazy wife of Armik, some neo flamenco fool she did the last two designs for, ruined them by meddling, but the insides look great, especialy the last one.

    But seen plenty of Warthols stuff, and the diversion from arts true purpose he started, along with absurd rationalities by pseudo intellectual critics, made any common agreement on arts meaning impossible. Along with art schools mechandising themselves, again Warhol at work, to the masses and telling them anyone can be an artiste. Everyone can, but there are many kinds, those definitions have been lost as everyone imagines themselves to be an heir of Picasso these days. Since no one bothers to tell the children no, they become lost and confused. As a father, something very few artists are anymore, so dont see teh difference between adults adn kids. Thats where art has reflected society, but that is NOT how it always was, art supplied the works, and people saw what they were in them, the process has been reversed, supplying the marketplace with what THEY want, or the artistes think they want. Far too much errant thinking, not enough working either way.

  7. Donald Frazell says:

    And how much does it cost? I dont think Warhol had the energy to be interested in either male or females, sorta voyeur. Cant believe how terrible his movies were, saw his Frankenstein remake a few months ago, horribly stilted and bad, not even campy. Just bad.

    Just wanted pretty trinkets around, and really think he was suprised at how popular he got, dont think he got a big head. Just did his thing and went with the flow. he always seemed extremely insecure. Thats different than sensitive, but those things have been mixed up as many other words have been in the arts, no one wanting to take responsibility, everything so damn PC, no one will take a stand and be a man, or woman.

    Art must be involved with life, not a separate world unto itself. Artists have always stayed apart in isolation, so they could work, not silly artists colonies. Their daddies have seen them as an opportunity to keep junior busy and make money. But now with a recession, dont think either is working. the downtown LA arts “scene” just wont get going, in the old bank district. Trying to make it hip, jsut looks dead. Lots of lofts going into get downtown living going, but looks half baked.

    Ooh, I made a funny. Like the ones I got those Guardian folks mad at me about, wanting to punch me out, gotta have strong wrists for that though. Damn, there i go again. I do feel better after seeing Britains feeble attempts at art, guess we arent the worst after all. Pickled sharks, riiight.

  8. Wow, my girlfriend would flip out if I got some of this for her. We are both Warhol fans. I was lucky enough to see the Andy Warhol museum in Pittsburgh. The best part was definitely the room of floating silver pillow clouds…..

  9. Can someone tell me where I can find the Andy Warhol POP parfum? Can’t find it anywhere… my gf bought it on England… ronilduarte@gmail.com

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