Once upon a time there was a category called 'Aromatics'--And BG was the king of the hill.
It got little love and little press around here until it was discontinued, then
everyone went into raptures.
I suspect, though I can't prove it, that it had been reformulated towards the end of its life, as the_good _life pointed out in his review.
Still that did not account for all the yawns it got.
Want to hear my theory of why this happened?
To hell with it, here goes anyway:
1. It was cheap
2. It was readily available
3. It was easy to pronounce
In short, the yawns it got epitomized just about everything that is wrong with the Male Fragrance Forum in BaseNotes.
Don't get me wrong. BaseNotes is
No doubt in my mind.
But perhaps we could take a step back from our casual snobbery and see what the unwashed masses (as opposed to the niche police) think of a certain scent. e.g; http://www.perfumeemporium.com/mens-...reen.html#back
We don't have to agree, just---a reality check.
BTW, Have I ever told you how much better The Baron
is compared to Gendarme?
Or Prada Amber PH?
Granted, perhaps it's just my subjective nostalgic 1960's barbershop fetish acting up. The Baron is not a masterpiece.
--But then, are Gendarme or Prada??