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Explosive (1986)
by Etienne Aigner


Explosive information

Year of Launch1986
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HouseEtienne Aigner
Parent CompanyShaneel Enterprises Ltd > Designer Parfums
Parent Company at launchEtienne Aigner

About Explosive

Explosive is a feminine perfume by Etienne Aigner. The scent was launched in 1986

Explosive fragrance notes

Reviews of Explosive

This is an ode to damask rose, and I am not entirely certain it doesn't contain tuberose as well, as its scent and texture are extremely similar to l'Art di Gucci. It comes across as potently floral, a little red-grape-like (think sangria without any sugar), and fiercely 80's in its woody base, to the extent that it could easily be mistaken for a masculine after about twenty minutes. It is straightforward and quite loud, with no time for suggestion, and a challenging wear these days, but I at least enjoy it. It is like a stylistic team-up between Halston and Gaultier.
02nd August, 2016
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I purchased this for my wife some time ago. Every time I sample it, it almost induces a gag reflex, much in the same manner as Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens.

This essentially is concentrated anal-vaginal essence captured post coitus, guilt and shame included. There are few fragrances out there that do the same, but none like Explosive. It is NOT for everyone, and it is hard to wear, but very beautiful.

Recommended as a layer with the likes of Givenchy's Organza, especially Indecence in vintage form.
11th May, 2013

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