I thought a thread where we have to guess the fragrance from descriptions and hints might be fun...
so, I got a fragrance today, that I have wanted for a while. One could say it is quite legendary. I had never smelled it before. I opened the box. There it was with its incredibly tall lid, the juice all green and inviting. One spritz to my forearm and its bitter sweet citric herbal harshness caressed my nostrils the same way that the Tsar Bomba caressed Novaya Zemlya. My daughter said "That is the most revolting thing I have ever smelled". My wife said "Take it to work and keep it there". I thought "Et tu..." as I went to wash it off my arm.
Bottle, smell, reaction all matches with brut. except for "I had never smelled it before" and "its bitter sweet citric herbal harshness caressed my nostrils the same way that the Tsar Bomba caressed Novaya Zemlya".
No doubt whatsoever: QUORUM
Can't be Quorum because his wife wouldn't have said what she said (she would have said something lewd.) I was thinking Pino Silvestre but the "Et tu..." obviously makes it Brut.
Not Brut, nor Krizia (I have Krizia coming on a slow boat from Fragrancex - can't wait to get it). The one I just got is described as being a cheaper copy of another(maligned by many) fragrance. My description of the scent probably wasn't very good - however, I had to wash it straight off my arm, then later I had a shower and that was 11 hours ago and I can still smell it slightly! This one is a little harsh to start off with. The "et tu" was a clue, but I was not thinking about who it was said to. Brutus through his use of the knife was definitely not _____________ (insert name of fragrance).
p.s. isn't Quorum, nor Pino Silvestre either (my daughter actually has Pino and wears it). I've read some people say that this is not so strong, but the ladies in my house disagree.
AAAhh... Grey Flannel!
My wife's favourite. Nope.
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