Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel
Eventually, designers will create fragrances with a similar vibe to Aventus. I'd be shocked if pineapple didn't start to trend in a few years.
That only matters if being "cool" matters. AdG gets mocked on basenotes, but it's the #1 top selling frag and has been for something like 16 years. Being cool or uncool hasn't changed how AdG smells, nor has it changed how much women tend to enjoy it on a man.
The whole cool thing matters more to teenagers and people in their 20s - especially early 20s. I think it's hilarious that some of the same people who thought I wasn't cool in my 20s because I didn't follow trends now think I'm very cool because I don't follow trends. It's silly.
Like what pleases you.
Dislike what displeases you.
Or, follow the herd from trend to trend and eventually discover that you don't actually like most of your own stuff.
People in a younger market tend to have a great eagerness to conform and but what is deemed as "cool," shunning what is uncool. A few youngsters *do* have the self-confidence to beat to their own drum and step out of what fragrance store advertise as "best sellers." Who wants to smell like thousands of other men?
Then again, if you like it, wear it. Don't worry about whether it's "in" or not.
Many of us old codgers have developed more of a sense of self over the years! We wear what we like, but what ads or peers tells us to wear.
Speaking of advertising hype and fanciful stories of aristocratic perfumers and lady-loves, Parfums D'Orsay's Le Dandy has a great pineapple vibe. A crisp boozy opening. Try to EDT if you can find it as the new reformulated EDP is lacking something, namely the oakmoss.
More on the house of D'Orsay and their creative marketing:
Nigel Groom, 2nd ed. "The Perfume Handbook."
Ken Leach. "Perfume Presentations."
Madeline Marsh. "Miller's Perfume Bottles: A Collector's Guide."