Originally Posted by zliang
It never claims to contain incense. JaimeB in his review mentioned: "The name, by the way, is French for "senseless," "foolish," "insane." In Vibert's: "OK all you English-only speakers, dont go out and buy this thinking that its an incense fragrance. That would be encens.
Quite right, mon ami. Insense is indeed French for insane.
However I maintain Givenchy's Insense Ultramarine would be too nuts even for Gallic bipolars. It is underwater chemical warfare.
Though I dislike Amouage Gold, A*men, Le Male, Kouros, Eau Sauvage Extreme, Quorum, Old Spice, M7 and Joop! None come close to the stomach churning wtf? reaction I get from this turkey. Besides there's a place for each of the other in perfumery.
ES Extreme teaches us how a Concentree version should NOT be made, Old Spice why a woman's scent (1937) which bombed can succeed if vigorously re-marketed for men as an adventurous macho scent. Le Male, aka " Alone tonight sailor? " Teaches how success can be achieved far cheaper by-passing any pretensions of machismo. And Amouage Gold? As long as you're going to bottle synthetic crap, just charge a ton of $ and play the I'm-more-niche-than-you game. Hats off! That's pure genius.
I'm not sure what Joop! has to teach us, and I'm not certain I'd like to know. Quorum I described as 'crotch in a bottle'-- Indeed it's hard to find a frag that makes Drakkar Noir layered with Brut look subtle by comparison, and while I feel that Kouros would be the kind of soap I'd expect to be handed by THING in The Addams Family bathroom, none is as expensive as Amouage Gold, and--
--All appear to be Holy Grail scents for many BN members.
( See Geir, GIT, BdP, Laguna. Prada or whatever catches your fancy.)
Well, why not? Live and let Live . . .
I don't understand the hate for Fahrenheit. I never really liked it, as I was often unsure whether the ' Check Engine' warning had lit up on my dashboard but if memory serves, it wasn't really that bad. Was it?
One last thing: I used to think that hell was being trapped in an elevator going downwards to Satan's realm while all the other men inside had overdosed with A*men
( Would Satan be a woman who reeked of Pink Sugar? )
But then it hit me! A*men is like being an over muscled steroid grotesque.
A small percentage will think you're terrific! So don't worry about over spraying. Besides you might meet your true love, who is wearing Pink---
So there are saving graces, to all of these.
However Insense Ultramarine should be banned by The Geneva Convention.
I have never tried Sécrétions Magnifiques, but I am intrigued by the statistics:
Insense Ultramarine: 22 reviews to date. 11 positive 3 neutral 7 negative--alright 7 very negative
Sécrétions Magnifiques 47 reviews to date. 11 positive 7 neutral and---29 NEGATIVE !
I am impressed.
Cry Me a River,