Animal Planet Wants its Own Scent
Perfumers could be the next industry to get the reality show treatment. Production company RelativityReal, the television arm of Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Media, has been searching for “the Indiana Jones” of the fragrance world to star in a potential reality show for Animal Planet. The cable network is aiming to unearth a compelling personality involved in sourcing exotic ingredients from scenic locales. Relativity approached Erwin Creed, the dashing, race car-driving scion of the 252-year old Creed brand, but the French company, which prefers to tout its connections to clients both royal and Presidential, declined. Mand Aftel, a Berkeley, Calif.-based artisanal perfumer was also approached. This is the second possible reality show Creed has demurred, after declining a proposal several years ago from Banyan Productions, creator of “Trading Spaces.”
The Queen Goes Bond No.9
In honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Harrods is set to launch a limited edition fragrance created by perfume house Bond No. 9. The scent – called Harrods Jubilee – consists of amber, musk and sandalwood along with Lantana leave, dry leave and mace. The fragrance will be available from Tuesday May 15 in The Perfumery Hall and will retail at £290 for a 100ml bottle.
Instagram Bans “Thinspo”-ration Board
Following Tumblr and Pinterest’s lead, Instagram is taking steps to shut out self-harm imagery. Over the weekend, the photo-sharing application appended the following blurb to its community guidelines:
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Don’t promote or glorify self-harm: While Instagram is a place where people can share their lives with others through photographs, any account found encouraging or urging users to embrace anorexia, bulimia, or other eating disorders; or to cut, harm themselves, or commit suicide will result in a disabled account without warning. We believe that communication regarding these behaviors in order to create awareness, come together for support and to facilitate recovery is important, but that Instagram is not the place for active promotion or glorification of self-harm.