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 some cheesy $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. Utter garbage marketed hysterically as a niche fragrance. Please
tell me this is not the future of the Frederic Malle line.