Originally Posted by barclaydetolly
May I ask you a question? You indicate you "dislike more mainstream fragrances," and therefore "almost all of Bond's frags are unwearable to me." Could you expand on this a bit? I am simple, and wear what smells good; sometimes that means a mainstream scent, sometimes not. But you seem to have a specific idea here, and I wanted to know what it is about mainstream fragrances you dislike.
Interesting question. Nothing too compicated for me either; I also choose intuitively, as you have implied is your method. Mainstream frags usually just don't smell good to me -- cheap, or overly synthetic, or boring. There are rare exceptions of course. My tastes simply run counter to what most people like, it turns out. (E.g. Chez Bond is definitely my least favorite Bond.) I'm quirky and off the scale in a lot of other ways so it doesn't surprise me.
To keep it to the topic of the thread, it intrigues me that you find all Bonds unwearable but Harrods Oud, and was wondering why. I may not like many of the Bonds I've tried, but few are really unwearable. That implies they really turn my nose sour.
Oh I reserve terms like "dislike" "hate" or "vile" for something that "turns my nose sour." "Unwearable" for me covers a wider array of opinions. In this case, the Bond line is just very not
my style, as much as I might respect many of the compositions. They're unrepresentative of my vibe, you might say.