I have been struggling for a while in finding an appropriate name for one of my perfume collections. As some of you know, my line of fragrances is rather large, and I thought it would be nice to split the scents into lines. One line is my Soliflores, which I already picked a name for, another is of perfumes that are sort of "Autobiographical" (also have a name for that already).
The one line I can't find a name for is the collection/line that is more on the masculine side. Most of my perfumes have a somewhat political name - Democracy, Arsenal, Sabotage, Rebelliuos...
I would like to come up with a witty name that suggests the masculinity of the collection, but more importantly - something of the revolutionary/politically concious (no political orientation though), wordly, etc. Something slightly humorous would be even better.
Your creative wit and fantastic ideas are much appreciated!
What happens when the people decide to take action against the gov't
Also what happens when guys get aroused. Double meaning!
"Dissenter" or perhaps "Diss(c)enter" [wordplay in the middle]
"Rebel Without a Cause" [with the "out" in "Without" crossed out]
"¿Authority" or "?Authority"
Last edited by zeram1; 22nd October 2006 at 02:31 AM.
Scents are fleeting . . . memories are not. . . .
Coup. Or Putsch.
Current top 5:
1. MDCI Chypre Palatin
2. Puredistance M
3. Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait
4. Guerlain Coriolan
5. BPC Oud
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Vive (or Viva)
Guillotine (Might be cool in a dark, Goth kinda way. I mean, there's already an "Arsenal" or two -- or three -- out there.)
Someone else already mentioned "Uprising," but I have to second that one. I a) like it itself, and b) really like the none-too-subtle double entendre, to boot.
"Idee' du L'Homme"
No bigger world-known hero of the idea of revolution than Che Guevara, and also the name of a scent.
"Uprising" is cute and funny; cheers LushLife!
To toss out some more words:
The names of your frags are all tools (other than Arbitrary) used to gain independance.
Last edited by rompip; 22nd October 2006 at 09:52 AM.
Detente -a relaxing of tensions between nations
Hard Line -which could have its counterpart, the soft line
The name also depends on the type of fragrance that you are creating - for example, something like Vintage Tabarome would sound weird with a name like "Angel Men". Can you give us the descriptions of the compositions ?
The post is too short without, but the message is long as you dream it.
Thank you so much, you guys are so creative and funny. I knew there would be something to read when I come back! Keep them coming, please?
The scents already exist, and all the descriptions are on my website. Here are the key ones that will be included in the "political" and "masculine" line you can find more under this link though:Originally Posted by zztopp
Add an array of unusual, cutting edge notes to your Arsenal: gin and tonic on a sexy base of skin-like musk. Carry it in a flask for a rejuvenating sip after a long day in the battle field or to get rid of a morning hangover.
Top notes: Juniper Berry, Lime, Green Lemon
Heart notes: Bayberry, Lemon Leaf
Base notes: Cognac Absolute, Ambrette
A very masculine fragrance, fresh and daring. Citrus fruit and exotic grasses and mosses create a sexy, fresh and green perfume, with a hint of fruity aroma. Delicious and refreshing especially in the summer, this is enjoyed by men and woman alike – so watch your bottle or it will run out before you know it!
Top notes: Lime, Sweet Basil, Bergamot
Heart notes: Lemongrass, Jasmine, Lemon Verbena
Base notes: Hay absolute, Oak moss, Patchouli
An original fragrance for men. This is a combination of an ambery oriental base with the freshness every man likes. A long lasting, sensual and powerful perfume, that leaves a bold yet tender and warm impression.
Top notes: Bergamot, Juniper Berry, Orange
Heart notes: Rose Otto, Litsea Cubeba, Lavender Absolute
Base notes: Labdanum, Oak moss, Patchouli
A daring oriental for men. It has an extreme individuality, full of contradictions and surprises: inviting you in with the pungent and fresh notes of juniper berries, lime and lavender, Rebellius pulls you into a luscious current of tropical fruity notes of Red Champaca blossoms from India, and green, balsamic sweetness of Rhododendron from the Himalayas, and do not fade before leading you to the final, most mysterious part of the adventure: A chocolate-like accord of tobacco and vanilla, deeply infused with the daring musk notes of cumin seeds.
Top notes: Lime, Juniper Berry
Heart notes: Champaca, Rhododendron
Base notes: Tobacco, Vanilla, Musk and leather notes
The masculine scent of Tobacco Blond underlines the clean, fresh aromas of citrus leaves and clean, woody vetiver notes. Sabotage is at the same time stable and grounded, yet unmistakably unique.
To notes: Green Pepper, Lemon, Bergamot
Heart notes: Allspice, Lemon Leaf, Orange Flower Water Absolute
Base notes: Tobacco Blond, Vetive, Tonka Bean
L'etat, c'est moi
Sorry, firstly I misunderstood what you ask for. But now for me the answer is obvious:
It has the meaning of the fight, the bravery, the men who fight for something noble in the very first row. And, also, the line means the series of things - the scents in this case.
Being an intellectual historian I'd go with something that represents the political in a more general, conceptual way.
Agora - the place where the (male, of course) citizens meet and debate
Virtù - Machiavelli's conception of the "political energy" required of a republican citizen, also meaning male virility of course.
Zoon politikon / Homo politicus - man, the political/sociable animal
Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes moniker for the State - more of a perfume than a line name though.
Or how about: Droits des Homme - Rights of Man, that's a classic political concept, subsumes various principles (the individual scents) and obviously plays on masculinity. Could also do "Rites of Man", to play with the concept. I think I like that one best.
This is fun. Well, I was going to go into advertising once
II est de forts parfums pour qui toute matière/Est poreuse. On dirait qu'ils pénètrent le verre.
indeed nice thread! It's so stimulating to be audited from you!
About the name, I pictured out something related to military or political and honour. Moreover I thought to something recalling not a single entity but a group. So "Légion d'Odeurs" is what came to my mind.
First of all it recalls the concept of a group, a legion among which chose day by day the best partner for fighting the battles of life.
Second it recalls also something with which awarding ourself, something not frou-frou but more authentic, solid, rigourous, even masculine. That's why I preferred to use "Odeurs" instead of perfumes, a word that is authentic, direct to the essence.
Testosterone. (mostly masculine but women have a little, too.)
From the names of the perfumes it seems you are trying to cover a range of masculine attitudes.
Of all the ones I've seen here in this thread thus far, here are the ones I like best:
Manifesto (This one is a personal favorite thus far.)
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New World Odor
HysTerra or HisTerra (Hysteria combined with "Tera"...Earth, + other somewhat dark implications)
"New World Odor" -- ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO ROFLMAO!!!!
Thank you Basenoters, that was fabulous and lots of fun! Lot’s of great ideas, do keep them coming!
I am going to comment on a few, but if your name isn’t mentioned in this post it doesn’t mean your idea isn’t great. It may just mean that I think it’s a great name for a perfume, but not for a “line”.
That’s hilarious, Trebor! I think except for Basenoters, that’s what most men want to know when presented with a bottle of cologne…Originally Posted by Trebor
Another good one, I love Eric Satie’s gymnopédies!Originally Posted by Trebor
Thanks rtamara! Both are good directions, but I miss something there with the translation, what does it mean?Originally Posted by rtamara41
Azsmells, that’s cool! Maybe it can be tied to perfume/cologne/fragrance somehow? la résistance parfumée? résistance odeure? révolution parfumée?Originally Posted by Azsmells
I really like this one, but again need to find a way to link it to smells in the name, somehow. Maybe Détente Odorante? Détente Parfumée? What do you think?Originally Posted by designprofessor
Thanks Sandy! That’s what popped into my mind just before I posted this thread on Basenotes. I thought to myself: “the only way I can tell if this is a good name, or to find another name, is to ask the Basenoters here!”Originally Posted by Sandy
I like your thoughts behind the name. I don’t want the name to be too violent if you know what I mean. Anything suggestive of violence in this line has to be a tongue-in-the-cheek kinda thing. Like Arsenal is.
Magnifiscent – I really like your name idea, and the reasons behind it too. Thanks so much!Originally Posted by Magnifiscent
Maybe, though, I should use your name for my line LOL! No, really, Magnifiscents! I think it’s a fabulous name, unless you have copyrighted it.
Trebor, you are a bottomless well of ideas!Originally Posted by Trebor
Do you think this name might have too many negative connotations?
It’s the first time I come across this so I am not sure I fully understand it.
Brut, not sure I get the concept behind the “New World Odor”. Can you explain? Elaborate? Maybe you or Tvlampboy can explain to me the joke that I don’t seem to get?Originally Posted by Brut
Originally Posted by LushLifeLushLife and Tvlampboy, your suggestion is really growing on me, not only because of its humourous side, but also because it’s in English (and the names for the other lines are in English too). Again, I would like to tie it to scent/smell/perfume/fragrance. What do you suggest? Uprising Scents Collection?Originally Posted by tvlampboy
Thanks a million to you all! I had lots of fun reading your ideas, and it seems like we’re heading to the right direction here…
Thanks a million to you all!
'New World Odor' is a twist on New World Order, a term with a dozen contexts, all political, and generally dark. Multimationalism, world under one rule..that kind of thing.
I had H.G. Wells book in mind
While I am entertaining I thought I would throw another out there;
Guya (Guy with Gaia). Gaia is typically a feminine concept of Earth being living planet, an entity.
This is evilishly brilliant! Thanks for explaining the "odor/order" think. I wouldn't have been able to see/hear the connection as English is not really my first language...
Puissance pour homme
Wow ... I like several of these -- especially Uprising
I will offer:
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger.
There is really nothing to be said about it.
It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
--W. Somerset Maugham
Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
The only reason you should wear a fragrance is because you like it.
Ayala, it would be such an honour for me if you'd really use the name I proposed! I've not yet copyrighted it because... well... I'm waiting you to copyright it!Originally Posted by Ayala
In change it would be so kind you would let me try a selection from the " Légion d'Odeurs" line...
How about another greek word: ETHOS ?Originally Posted by Ayala
It's never too late to mend.
(all a matter of perspective...)
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The " Real men don't ask for directions" line
Thanks for your kind words! As my native language is hungarian, quite a task to find a good name, I can see you really understand it You have here great names!Originally Posted by Ayala
I see your point, and have found a name which is non-offensive, yet might also be good for the line:
As far as I can see, it might imply the army, men being proud, showing the good features they actually have. And one can see nice things coming one after another in a line, and people applauding.
Ayala Parade of Scents for Men.
I really like Trebor's "Valour", but I would like to suggest:
-- Valour Parlour, or even
-- Velour de Valour.
I'm too lazy to translate those in French, sorry.
I would DIE if someone made a cologne called Sexy Sex. I don't know why its SOO apealing but it just screams Victorias Secret
'Aurigon' from the Latin for 'Charioteer'. To me at least that fits.
You want tongue-in-cheek?
Top Rank Odeurs
The Public Man
Yr good bud,
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Qui nihil potest sperare, desperet nihil.
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What about just "Revolution"? Or does that already exist?Originally Posted by Thrax
"Radical Movement" ...hell, I'd buy it if it had that name
"The O'Reilley Factor" ...jk
Last edited by LiveJazz; 23rd October 2006 at 09:41 PM.
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