John Galliano's perfume Parlez Moi D'Amour launched in Europe and the Middle East with a snazzy Taylor Momsen-infused ad campaign last year — and was supposed to go on sale in the U.S. this spring. But then came racism. The company wouldn't give precise figures or name names, but some German and U.K. stores have not stocked the scent — although the impact on sales in Italy and France has been minimal. "Everyone knows John was sick at the time" he was caught on camera ranting about loving Hitler and all the people who would have been "fucking gassed," says the head of the company that holds the perfume license. John Galliano — who has been fired from the label that bears his name — is just like Kate Moss, in fact. "We have all forgotten now that she messed up." An industry analyst, speaking anonymously, put the perfume's global wholesale sales since the launch at around $14 million, and said that it could be "several months" before people forget their "negative perceptions of the brand." [WWD]
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