Friday, 25 June 2010
Camp to Glamp - Glastonbury Voted the Smelliest Festival!!
Festivals are fast approaching and with many groups opting to go ‘glamping’, festival fumes are out of the window and fragrant fans are top of the bill.
A poll of 3,000 festival goers revealed that Glastonbury is the worst smelling gig in the festival calendar according to a survey commissioned by The Perfume Shop.
More than 78 per cent of people who have attended Glastonbury named the toilets as the worst smell, while another 35 per cent found fellow campers body odour less than fragrant. Another 30 per cent struggle with the smell of the rubbish created by the 170,000 music fans.
Second place went to the Reading Festival, where 16 per cent of people admitted they didn’t wash at all over the three-day event. Researchers found that the average festival fan washes just twice during their stay, team this with 35 per cent of people disgusted by the body odour from fellow festival-goers and you have a number of unhappy campers!
More than one in five also wear the same clothes for the entire duration of the festival, with more than one in ten not bothering to use any deodorant – instead, 54 per cent rely on body spray or perfume to mask the smell.
Many campers look for a quick fix, with 38 per cent of those simply using baby wipes to freshen up and more than 15 per cent of people buying a fragrance especially to use at the festival. The new glamping trend has resulted in a mini beauty regime that is both fabulous and festival friendly. The Perfume Shop’s Festival Travalo is the perfect marriage between style and substance, the flower power patterned portable pocket perfume atomizer packs a punch with aircraft grade aluminim and handy neck strap as well as 50 sprays of your favourite scent. The Festival Travalo is available mid-July.
A spokesperson from The Perfume Shop, which carried out the study said; “Everyone knows that festivals are the perfect place to let your hair down but often day-to-day grooming goes amiss. Glastonbury is particularly notorious for its bad smells from festival-goers who go days without washing. With so many people crowded into a small area, it’s inevitable that there are going to be some less-than-pleasant smells lingering, especially if you get lucky and the sun puts in an appearance. But I’m sure many fans would say the festival wouldn’t be the same without the bad smells. However, today’s ‘I can have everything’ mentality means campers can be both glamorous and grunge all at once.
The Perfume Shop Festival Travalo is the perfect accessory for providing your favourite fragrance on the go without the worry of losing a full bottle or taking up precious pace.”
Heavy metal extravaganza Download took third place in the smelliest festival poll, with more than one in ten admitting to not bothering with deodorant. Dance event Creamfields and the Isle of Wight festival completed the top five.
The Big Chill was named as the cleanest and nicest smelling event of the year with just 21 per cent complaining about the rubbish. More than a quarter of people who have experienced the event also reckon it has the best showers and toilets of all the UK festivals. Second place went to Bestival, followed by the O2 Wireless Festival, V-Fest and Global Gathering. However, two thirds say the bad smells wouldn’t ever put them off going to a music festival, with half believing the odours help the atmosphere at the event.
5. Isle of Wight festival
Least smelly festivals
1. The Big Chill
3. O2 Wireless Festival
5. Global Gathering