I was in a discount frag store the other day and sampled some Ralph Lauren Purple Label. Normally, I don't touch RL frags but I liked the purple bottle. Sprayed some in a tissue and it smelled exactly like Bleecker St. I got to thinking that maybe RL ripped off Bond No. 9 which is very common (designer house ripping off a niche house). Well, when I got home I learned that Purple Label came out in 2003 and Bleecker St. came out in 2005. And look at the notes, they're very similar. So, it was the other way around, Bond ripped off RL. My respect for Bond has been severely declined. I was even planning on buying some Bleecker St. Why should I when I can get PL for 2/3 the price of Bleecker St.!
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8/15/06 at 10:36am