Why Pussycat perfume bottles?
I wouldn’t call it an “inspiration.” (Since that word now seems to belong more to terrorists and copycats.) But I got the idea to research cat-shaped bottles from the Women’s March on Washington and the Pussyhat Project.
“Pussycat” (or “pussy cat”) use to be a perfectly innocuous pet-name for cats. But, over the years, a certain “locker room talk” slang-term has gradually made it much less popular. It became a difficult-to-avoid double entendre. (See also: Johnny Carson and “Instant P.“)
I like the way the Pussyhat project slyly reclaims the vulgar part of this double entendre to its own advantage.
But I digress. The topic today is Pussycat-shaped perfume bottles and we have 3 of them to discuss. [Read more…]