Fragrance Backstory

    Fragrance Backstory

    post #1 of 26
    Thread Starter 

    I know this is a strange question, but I thought I would seek the advice of others and some experienced members.  

     

    New to the fragrance world, and loving this amazing journey of discovery through the niche fragrance world. 

     

    Ok..  Am I crazy not to like a fragrance because I don't like the story that goes with it.  Sometimes I wish I didn't ready what it was created for or about, and just go with how I feel about it.  But once I read about a fragrance and get the info it is hard for me not to incorporate that.  

     

    ... The fragrance is Amouage Opus VI. I posted a question about this one a while back and got a lot of amazing feedback about amber fragrances. The fragrance really captivates me since first sniff and I keep coming back to it.  

     

    Just thought I would get some opinions of other out there.  Do you look into the story of a fragrance? Do you care about that when purchasing?

     

    I appreciate the feedback :)

    post #2 of 26

    I don't, but sometimes it can be hard to avoid.

     

    "Royal pineapple" is an example of the kind of back story that seems to rub many people the wrong way.

    post #3 of 26

    Surely it is about the smell!   If you like it, it doesn't matter, what the bottle looks like, what the name is, what the Marketing BS is, or indeed what gender it was designed for.   If you like it, wear it.

    post #4 of 26
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    Originally Posted by 425 View Post

     Do you look into the story of a fragrance? Do you care about that when purchasing?

    I appreciate the feedback smile.gif

    No and No.
    post #5 of 26
    Would depend on the story. If its got a controversial or macabre back story, I could be persuaded to keep my distance, even if I loved the scent. But then I could also be persuaded to try or love a scent if it had an inspiring back story that resonated with me.

    So no, I don't think you're crazy if the back story puts you off, we all have our own different turn on and turn offs.

    I don't think I have come across one yet though. The closest I have come is Givenchy's Dahlia Noir, which I associate with the notorious murder victim and I have convinced myself that it smells like crime scene-grade disinfectant grin.gif
    post #6 of 26
    The backstory doesn't affect me when deciding on a scent, its just how it smells.
    post #7 of 26
    What's the story with Opus VI?
    post #8 of 26
    Backstory doesn't bother me negativity, although sometimes it's interesting, such as with APOM, where FK said the scent was based on a visit to Lebanon, with the orange groves etc... I really enjoy APOM and in this case the backstory adds some nice imagery to the effect...
    post #9 of 26

    It's mainly marketing horseshit anyway

    post #10 of 26
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post

    I don't, but sometimes it can be hard to avoid.

     

    "Royal pineapple" is an example of the kind of back story that seems to rub many people the wrong way.

    Thanks for the reply.  I have read about that one.  I have sniffed this but haven't falled for this amazing scent yet.  

    post #11 of 26
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    Originally Posted by hednic View Post


    No and No.

    Ok, I trust you opinion.  I am going to go with this.  I can be a bit of a romantic and at times can be persuaded by all of the marketing.  Not my nose though :)

    post #12 of 26
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mick_Trick View Post

    Backstory doesn't bother me negativity, although sometimes it's interesting, such as with APOM, where FK said the scent was based on a visit to Lebanon, with the orange groves etc... I really enjoy APOM and in this case the backstory adds some nice imagery to the effect...

    I agree especially in this case.  I have this one and love it.  This is the flip side most times I really love the story and why it was created and it can enhance things. I like where you are coming from that you take the good if it enhances, leave the rest. 

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    post #14 of 26
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    Thanks to everyone for you replies.  I think the consensus is that the story, the bottle ... anything but the fragrance inside doesn't really make a difference. 

    post #15 of 26
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    Originally Posted by 425 View Post

    I know this is a strange question, but I thought I would seek the advice of others and some experienced members.  

    New to the fragrance world, and loving this amazing journey of discovery through the niche fragrance world. 

    Ok..  Am I crazy not to like a fragrance because I don't like the story that goes with it.  Sometimes I wish I didn't ready what it was created for or about, and just go with how I feel about it.  But once I read about a fragrance and get the info it is hard for me not to incorporate that.  

    ... The fragrance is Amouage Opus VI. I posted a question about this one a while back and got a lot of amazing feedback about amber fragrances. The fragrance really captivates me since first sniff and I keep coming back to it.  

    Just thought I would get some opinions of other out there.  Do you look into the story of a fragrance? Do you care about that when purchasing?

    I appreciate the feedback smile.gif

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post

    What's the story with Opus VI?

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    From Amouage:
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    Opus VI 100 ml Eau de Parfum

    Opus VI is an amber, leather and woody fragrance inspired by the destruction and reinvention of knowledge and memories. Symbolising the end of a love affair, eternity is represented as broken memories in the design of the box.

    Whats not to like?????????
    post #16 of 26
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    Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post




    From Amouage:
    Whats not to like?????????

    I am probably being ridiculous.  What does this bring up for you? 

    post #17 of 26
    I usually don't get too caught up in the backstory. It's interesting to learn about the perfumer's viewpoint, but ultimately the notes are what draws me to an unknown fragrance.
    post #18 of 26