In the spirit of the never-ending "You know you're a Basenoter when..." thread and my love of MAD magazine, here's a new thread dedicated to ranting (or raving) about the wit and wisdom of fragrances, fragrance companies, and fragrance retailing. Feel free to comment or add your own!
What is it with...
What is it with...
- the rapidly increasing volume of celebuscents on store shelves, despite rapidly declining category sales (-20% year-over-year)?
- the 12 years and counting drought of non-flanker men's launches from Boucheron, when virtually every other major jewelry house has either launched or (in the case of David Yurman) is about to launch a men's fragrance?
- the Creed PR machine and Reality Distortion Field being second only to Apple in sheer power? (And this is coming from a Mac geek, of all people.)
- fragrance manufacturers delaying critical launches for the critical US market by up to a year, by which time the juice and concept might be dated?
- the fact that virtually every fragrance brand website uses Adobe Flash for everything, making it unusable on most mobile phones?
- airport duty-free at US airports allowing for fragrance purchases for US citizens, but not booze or cigarettes? (Good for Basenoters who just spritz on stink water after their shower, like me. Bad for Basenoters who also drink a lot of Wild Turkey and/or smoke Marlboros. Or Herb Kelleher.)
- the fact when I go into any Sephora, I hear the song "Busy Child" by The Crystal Method at least once? (It's good that I love both the band and the song.)
- the belief of Neiman Marcus that somehow, any credit card other than their own or American Express is "not exclusive enough"; even though Bank of America, Citibank, and HSBC offer American Express cards to just about anyone, plus anyone can buy American Express Gift Cards at a supermarket?