Just as I foretold, the posthumous Michael Jackson perfume project has self-destructed.
The long-running, on-again, off-again and ultimately zombified collaboration between Joe Jackson, the late star’s father, and Julian “Franck” Rouas, the colorful character from the Côte d’Azur, was detonated last Friday by Jackson.
Here’s the statement released on the website of “The Legendary Music Manager” and “Patriarch of the First Family of Music”:
Mr. Jackson confirmed today that after much due diligence and legal counsel he has effective today the 15th of November 2012 cancelled all collaboration with French designer Julian Rouas Paris, Inc as well as any affiliation with any of Mr Rouas’s companies.To drive the point home, Mr. Jackson offered a pictographic version of his statement (shown above).
To reassure those MJ fans still yearning for an olfactive tribute to their musical hero, Mr. Jackson promised to press ahead with a perfume to be adorned with a 3D holographic portrait of his son.