Originally Posted by professor goggles
I'm not a woman, but I imagine if I were, I would get pretty sick of girly, frilly, flowery, pink and otherwise stereotypical feminine packaging for perfume. Yes, I understand some people love this stuff (see Betsey Johnson's popularity) but I'm curious if others find it borderline offensive? Isn't it condescending to assume this stuff will appeal to women?
I don't mind frilly bottles. I do love certain bottles for their styling. And the only time I'm really irritated by a bottle if it fails to function well in its intended function which is to dish out, in appropriate quantities, good juice!!!!!
Shall I give examples?
L by Lolita Lempicka. What a cute bottle!! Nevermind that it took me nearly deconstructing the top to figure out where the spray nozzle was. It was fine, once the saleslady demonstrated for me how it's done. D'oh! She was probably worried I'd destroy her tester, and rightfully so, because I was about to wrench the spray nozzle off. (I thought that was a cap.)
Bulgari Omnia. I love the cute lopsided infinity symbol look. But this bottle has been the source of irritation and annoyance, and just plain wasted juice. For one, the rounded bottom means it doesn't stay put if you set it down at anything other than perfectly perpendicular, which is hard to judge accurately when you're in a hurry because there aren't many straight lines on this thing. Then there's the ridiculously placed spray nozzle, which is 3 quarters of the way up the second cylinder. I don't know why, but my tendency is to judge the stream to come out at the widest portion of the sphere. And it doesn't. So, whenever I spray, it shoots over my intended target. Wasted juice! And then, it never comes out as a spray. It *streammmms* out, like a peeing infant. Over my hand. More wasted juice. At least if it were a gentle spray, *some* of it would fall on the target. But no.
Havana by Aramis. Not the new bottles of the re-issue. The old bottles. Talk about stereotype. Here's a question for guys. Are they offended by phallic-looking bottles? I love the cool matte blue of the old bottles. I dislike intensely the boring lines of the new bottles. But I do admire them for fixing what I consider an impracticality in the design of the old bottles, which is that it is very top-heavy, and tips over a bit too easily for my comfort, if not placed exactly perpendicular to the counter.
Speaking of stereotyping, it would seem that some people are putt off by Anucci Man's golf-ball shaped bottle.
Originally Posted by MrCoffee
I'm looking at it now - having a tough time getting past the golf ball though...!
Originally Posted by tvlampboy A real sleeper, indeed -- a very pleasant, reasonably priced juice we don't hear enough about.
The frosted golf ball bottle is gimmicky but fun.
So, perhaps annoyance is not limited to frilly, girly bottles, eh?