Thank you Vice, for introducing us to Jammie Nicholas, the British artist who expresses himself by creating perfume made from his own poo. He sells his stink for £40 (that’s $65) a bottle, and to date he’s sold 25 of the 85 bottles he’s created. He calls it “Surplus,” tagline “Made from the Excesses of the Body.”
So how did Nicholas come up with the idea? “I was reading a book by the French writer Dominique Laporte called The History Of Shit, which analyses the theoretical and social implications of faeces, and its role as a building material for cosmetics,” he told Vice. “It suggested that pleasant smells were used to cover bad smells, so it could be suggested that a bad smell could be used to cover pleasant smells.”
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