Memories: Hot, alive summer in Arizona. Charismatic presentations and seminars. Boldness in a bottle.
Who should wear this: Werner Erhard. A lively school principal at a Montessori school. Elijah Wood. Me.
Bottom line: I love the whole OUTRAGEOUS fragrance. Orange (or tangerine, really), bright, bold, incredible. It is one of my new top five scents.
generic, mass market, boring skin scent!
Screechy synthetic; metallic. This is one of the few scrubbers for me. Gotta go. (Combo gag/cough)
A light clean apple-like scent is ruined by a harsh, metallic, screechy dry synthetic wood that brings the whole thing crashing down to beneath contempt.
I am surprised at Malle for releasing such an offensive fragrance. What could they have been thinking? And to make matters worse, expecting customers would shell out a large amount of cash to smelle like this.
They should have stopped at the clean scent and released it as an edc. It would have been unremarkable, but nice. The synthetic wood completely destroys the composition.
A real dud that could have been a delight!
So the question for me, regarding Outrageous, was "How bad could it possibly be?"
The answer: "That bad."
Thin, harsh, and synthetic from the get-go, I'd guess this was a $12 mass market scent were I to sniff it blind. It's clean and fruity, but with a bothersome chemical mustiness I always associate with the cheapest of synthetics. That must be the "clean laundry" note. Detergent, if you ask me. The development, such as it is, involves citrus and a touch of apple pie over an anemic cedar underpinning. There is nothing innovative here, and nothing very "sexy" either, unless of course citrus air fresheners turn you on.
I rather liked French Lover, despite all the hits it's taken here, but Outrageous really is, well...an outrage. Please tell me this is not the future of the Frédéric Malle line.