April 13, 2011
This week we’re playing with Ddung Perfume and Ddung Footcream. Why…oh why is there a product line named Dung? You might remember a short while ago we did our Korean Party Time edition and were confused a bit by the Poo card. Why someone would want to give someone a poo card was beyond us. People were kind enough to inform us that Poo is considered a sign of good luck, because if you had a lot of manure back in the day, then you’d have a good farm and good crops, which would mean that you would, in turn, be very prosperous. And so, the appreciation of poo has carried on into today.
Why it’s marketed to people who don’t do farm work is beyond us, though. Come on! Poo’s not in fashion anymore! That’s like, soooooo 1800s! Ah, we don’t know. Maybe there’s something else to it and why it’s still considered cute. I mean, seriously now, when’s the last time you looked at a turd and thought it was cute? You know what…don’t answer that.
On to the products themselves. The Ddung perfume wasn’t that good. Sorry if you use it yourself, but we’re not fond of the smell. It smells like European grandma. We both have European grandmas and we know what they smell like, and they smell like Ddung perfume. I’m not sure what Korean grandmas smell like. We’ve never smelled one. On that note: is there any smell that you can clearly associate with Korean grandmas?
The Ddung foot cream wasn’t as bad. It didn’t smell terrible. It was pepperminty. We actually put a bit of it on Simon’s foot as well, and it resulted in a very smooth and luxurious feeling man-foot, and if that’s not a selling point than we don’t know what is!
Holy crap we just Googled Ddung and found out that they have their own website! It’s got bits of Engrish in there and everything. Oh joy of joys! We….don’t know…we don’t know what to do with this. And turns out their online shop sells lots of Ddung dolls, all for a ridiculous price of $80+ US. We don’t see any Ddung cream though. Hmm. Wonder why. Maybe because this is for the Canadian and American shop, and there are laws against selling perfumes and foot cream online? Who knows. Does anyone have any more experience with this?
Actually, looking at the dolls you gotta admit that they are kinda cute, and the drawings of the Ddung angel are cute as well. One of them even has Martina’s headphones! Seems like we’re slowly being converted over to the charms of Ddung. If only she had a better name! She goes by Dee Dee! That would have been so much better!
Anyhow, that’s it for now. Thank you so much to Won San for sending us these products. We’re glad to see that other people are still in awe of the cool things you can find in Korea. We also go the Ddung Lip Tint, but we didn’t talk about that in the video, because Martina actually likes it after trying it out and we don’t wanna give that one away. It’d be odd to ship used lip tint overseas! We do play around with it a bit on camera, so check out our Blooper footage to see us talk about that a bit. Also, we just got shipped something awesome to us recently (*wink wink if you’re reading this, you know who you are!*), and we’re really looking forward to reviewing that one. We won’t spoil the surprise though, but it is something that people have wanted us to talk about. That’s all we’ll say!