Thursday, 2 February 2012

Cheap perfume


Sakta, Sasha, Russian wood, Red Moscow - these are brands of perfumes at a market in Riga. Price starts at 1 EUR. I believe most of it is consumed internally by homeless alcoholics to whom this liquid is cheaper (but stronger) than, for instance, vodka. Thanks to alcoholics the cheap perfume industry has survived the Soviet Union, European Union and economical crisis, and might live forever.
Photo by (c) Arnis Balcus

1 comment:

Yuu said...

I've heard that homeless people drink cheap perfume to get themselves warm...
It's pretty cold outside at the moment so I hope nobody dies!!!