And if you do that, you'll find these names out there: Fair & Natural, Fair & Sweet, Famous & Beauty, Famous & Lovely, Face and Lovely, Fure & Beauty, Fair & Care, Fairy & Lovely, Fain & Lovely, Fresh Look, Fine Love...
It boggles my mind. Not only are people spending money on the original, they are spending it on these innumerable fakes!
In any case, the original is ploughing some of its earnings back into society. Indeed. A recent ad tells me what the Fair & Lovely Foundation, no less, is up to:
Project Saraswati from Fair & Lovely Foundation announces its graduate and post-graduate scholarship programme. In just two years, the project has changed the destinies of many women all over India. Some of the most deserving women have been able to pursue their education with scholarships in the profession of their choice. Project Saraswati: Empowerment through Education. Fair & Lovely Foundation: Empowering Women.
Very nice. Question: Before you get the scholarship, empower yourself and change your womanly destiny, do you need to plaster the cream all over your skin?
Postscript: Fair & Lovely may be the most copied, but others attract the imitators too. A small sample:
Sunsilk: Sunlick, Silkvel, Sunmilk, Supersilk, Sunmilky, Sanmilk, Sunslik.
Head & Shoulders: Hair & Showers, Hair & Sholwers.
Clinic Plus: Clinton (!) Plus, Clivic Plus, Clonic Plus.
Kitkat: Kitkit, Kirkat, Kirket.