Their fur smelled like burnt rubber
, a court at Fareham, Hants, heard yesterday.
Smoke was still rising from Cymru Metals Ltd last Saturday - two days after firefighters from four stations arrived to tackle the blaze - and the stench of burnt rubber
and metals hung over the area.
In black sans serif on silver Mylar the words "PURE AIR OF THE HIGH MOUNTAINS" and "BURNT RUBBER
" appear across the packaging for the perfume Odeur 53, in French and English, along with an invitation to "CREATE AROUND YOU THE SMELL THAT YOU LIKE." With graphic design by Marc Atlan for Comme des Garcons, the antiseptic aesthetic of the product, from its austere gray box with prominent bar code to the empirical bluntness of the chunky rectangular bottle and talcum-powder-with-a-frisson-of-nail-polish-remover scent, succeeds by finding within the "undesigned," indexical, informational look of Conceptualism all the constituents for a new chic.
Their notorious feature is their smell - described as a combination of rotten eggs, garlic and burnt rubber
- which is strong enough to ward off bears.
How about the combination of "the freshness of oxygen," "burnt rubber
," "wash drying in the wind," and "ultimate fusion"?