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Gaza perfume sales soar with rocket name
Published Thursday 13/12/2012 (updated) 16/12/2012 18:07
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A vendor displays perfume bottles called M75 at his shop in Gaza
City Dec. 12, 2012. (Reuters/Ahmed Zakot)

GAZA CITY (Reuters) -- Sales of a citrus-scented perfume marketed in Gaza have soared since it was named in honor of the rockets that Palestinians shot at Israel during a war last month, the manufacturer said.

"M-75" perfume, which comes in men's and women's fragrances, is named for the missiles Hamas shot at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in an 8-day conflict that killed more than 170 Palestinians and six Israelis, ending with an Egyptian-brokered truce.

Although both sides proclaimed victory, and Israel said it had halted rocket fire at its towns, many in Gaza take pride in militants having shot a rocket as far as Tel Aviv, the longest-range aerial strike by the Palestinians so far.

"I hope the smell is strong enough for them to whiff in Tel Aviv and remind the Jews of the Palestinian victory," Ahmed Hassan, a customer from neighboring Egypt, said as he bought 30 vials of the perfume as souvenirs in a Gaza City shop.

Rajaey Odwan, director of Gaza's Continental Style perfume company which markets imported fragrances and local knockoffs, said he thought he'd give customers a chance to smell victory and "turn it into a perfume".

He sells the 2 oz black-and-green bottles made of orange, lemon and other herbal scents collected in Gaza, for about $13 apiece.

"Sales have gone through the roof," he said.
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1 ) Abu Absa / USA
13/12/2012 19:56
Where can I get a bottle?? (:-

2 ) firas / ps
13/12/2012 23:27
great.. the resistance business.

3 ) Freedom / for all
15/12/2012 01:13
Ill take two cases please.

4 ) JoeFattal / USA/
18/12/2012 01:37
How about another brand."Tunnel#5".

5 ) moe moe / Usa
20/12/2012 06:04
To#4: joe fattal, yeh.... Why the not, It souds like u have a great desire to shoved in tunnel#5, and get a sense of how it realy feels to be under occupation, how it feels to in an open prison with no alternative for mere survival punk.
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