Originally Posted by Possum-Pie
I agree totally, what I was saying is that JUST BECAUSE the masses like something, it shouldn't be looked down on. There are some folks on Basenotes who ridicule and put down every "dept. store" fragrance as garbage. That just isn't right
Not on the female board!
Well, obviously for a fragrance to sell so well over so many years it must have something going for it - other than a name. Except for le Monstre No. 5, which is - IMHO - overrated. I think it is well accepted that it is overrated, but it sells because it is Chanel, le Monstre. But here again, we are talking about marketing and public perception. Not to say that there are not plenty
of people who genuinely love No. 5, myself included depending on which day you ask me, but I think there are far more bottles of No. 5 sold than there are people who really love thefragrance. Personally, I'm just as happy - happier in fact - to wear my drugstore Chantilly. It has the same strange metallic note that No. 5 edt does on my skin, except that that note fades faster in Chantilly.Ciprian
, I do not like to wear Mitsouko. Every time I try I must scrub it off. But I love it anyway. I wish I could enjoy it. I think it is beautiful and evocative of all kinds of things, but I just can't wear it. It is not meant for me. It is alien and does not become part of me. In that case, I wouldn't say it is overrated, just not for me. Again...just my opinion.