Packaged M75 perfume bottles are displayed at the “Stay Stylish” shop in Gaza City on December 10, 2012. (AFP Photo / Mohammed Abed)
A cosmetic company in Gaza has launched M75, a new perfume named after a long-range missile used by Palestinian militants to target Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during Israel’s recent Operation Pillar of Defense.
The name for the scent was chosen to commemorate the “victory in the Gaza Strip,” Shadi Adwan, the owner of the Gaza-based “Stay Stylish” cosmetic company said.
“The fragrance is pleasant and attractive, like the missiles of the Palestinian resistance, and especially the M75,” Adwan told local media outlet Al-Resalah.
A cologne for men bearing the same name is also available, and both are quite costly (50 Israeli shekels, or $13) – double the regular price of other locally sold fragrances. The price hike reflects the scent’s luxurious ingredients, which are equally “worthy” of the Palestinian fighters success on the battlefield, the owner of the cosmetic enterprise explained.