Thursday 29 September 2016

Mulcahy: Irish designer Peter O'Brien not a fan of celebrity perfume

Published 21/04/2015 | 02:30

Beyoncé has an array of popular perfumes in her name
Beyoncé has an array of popular perfumes in her name

These days every celebrity worth his or her salt has patented their own perfume or cologne.

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Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Beyoncé, Carlos Santana and Calum Best have all dabbled in personalised scents.

For goodness' sake, even the Holy Father himself, Pope Francis, has got in on the act.

But acerbic Irish designer Peter O'Brien is certainly not a fan.

"I don't understand it," he said simply.

"Beyoncé's perfume smells like plug-in air freshener.

"Why would you want to smell like Beyoncé anyway? For me, it's like going to a butchers to buy a handbag. It makes no sense whatsoever."

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As I'm sure you're all well aware, that classic parochial comedy 'Father Ted' celebrated its 20th anniversary this week.

The show holds a special place in many Irish hearts. In fact, for many fans, including the series co-creator Graham Linehan, slagging the series is close to blasphemy.

Which may explain the ferocity of Linehan's reaction to Irish journalist Miguel Delaney's criticism of the third series.

"Cheers," Linehan replied on Twitter. "I'd tell you what I think of your work but I'm not a f*****g c**t." Cover your ears, Father Dougal!

Regardless of what Miguel thinks, the nation will no doubt be treated to 20 more years of 'Fr Ted' repeats thanks to RTE, where it seems to be on a permanent loop.

Irish Independent

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