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  • 22nd February 2010, 03:37 PM
    speakerwire

    Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    Does Neiman, Saks, or Sephora carry it ?
    It's carried by some of the online fragrance stores (fragrancex etc.).
  • 25th January 2010, 02:35 PM
    Doctor Mod

    Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
    This is called "linguistic fetishism", these kind of brands do not convey any linguistic meaning, just associations with the countries where that language is spoken. Thus, in this context don't ask for any meaning for "Kanøn".
    Sort of like Häagen-Dazs.

    And it's not just linguistic fetishism but also Beatles fetishism. I'm sure it has nothing to do with Norway, nothing to do with canoes, nothing to do with the Beatles. Just a name with all sorts of allusory resonances for customer appeal.

    "Calms the soul?" "A perfect state of natural harmony and masculine presence?" Somehow, I don't think that's what the song is all about....
  • 25th January 2010, 12:22 PM
    kbe

    Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    So...sort of a Norweigan Would? I am going to try it based on Grant's post
  • 25th January 2010, 11:31 AM
    Pollux

    Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Kanøn in Danish means "Canoe"... perhaps "Norwegian Canoe Wood"?
    Kanøn in Swedish means "Gun".... weirder still...
    And doesn't Kanøn in Norwegian mean "Canon"??

    Yeah, I think this is just a bunch of logo and packaging creatives throwing random " / 's " (slashes) around in an attempt to make the whole design aesthetic more Scandinavian. And we Northerners are left scratching our heads... lol!
    This is called "linguistic fetishism", these kind of brands do not convey any linguistic meaning, just associations with the countries where that language is spoken. Thus, in this context don't ask for any meaning for "Kanøn".
  • 16th January 2010, 10:35 AM
    Grant
    Kanøn in Danish means "Canoe"
    Maybe it was a nod to Dana's Canoe!
  • 16th January 2010, 03:56 AM
    Surfacing
    This sounds kinda cool.
  • 13th January 2010, 10:54 PM
    Sorcery of Scent

    Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    For a Norwegian the name looks like a spelling mistake. If they plan on launching it in the Scandinavian countries they better get rid of the slash thru the O, at least then it makes (some) sense.
    Kanøn in Danish means "Canoe"... perhaps "Norwegian Canoe Wood"?
    Kanøn in Swedish means "Gun".... weirder still...
    And doesn't Kanøn in Norwegian mean "Canon"??

    Yeah, I think this is just a bunch of logo and packaging creatives throwing random " / 's " (slashes) around in an attempt to make the whole design aesthetic more Scandinavian. And we Northerners are left scratching our heads... lol!
  • 13th January 2010, 04:44 PM
    furrypine
    For a Norwegian the name looks like a spelling mistake. If they plan on launching it in the Scandinavian countries they better get rid of the slash thru the O, at least then it makes (some) sense.
  • 13th January 2010, 08:04 AM
    miyeke
    waiting to get it
  • 12th January 2010, 09:41 PM
    Tubamann
    I wonder if Palm Beach Beauté has realized that "kanøn" doesn't mean anything in norwegian... The closest you get is "kanon" which means "cannon" or "incredibly drunk". Why not "tre" (wood), "bjørk" (birch) or "skog" (forest)?
  • 12th January 2010, 08:32 PM
    Dr_Rudi

    Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    ...isn't it good Norwegian Wood?
    Wait for the flanker 'This Bird Has Flown' ...
  • 12th January 2010, 05:12 PM
    Grant
    @silverbullet. I don't think anyone carries it yet. Will update if/when I find out.
  • 12th January 2010, 04:19 PM
    silverbullet
    Does Neiman, Saks, or Sephora carry it ?
  • 12th January 2010, 10:38 AM
    the_good_life

    Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    ...isn't it good Norwegian Wood?
  • 12th January 2010, 09:56 AM
    Grant
    Yes, I'm looking forward to sniffing it.
  • 12th January 2010, 09:51 AM
    Dimitrios
    this is great news !
  • 12th January 2010, 08:30 AM
    Grant Osborne

    Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/253...Norwegian-Wood

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