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    Default What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    Sorry that this is off topic but I seem to find that girls are really into this one. Whether it be reviews that I read or actual friends of mine that are girls, they really love this one. I remember buying it once, and I didn't like it. I actually put my email in one of my perfume emporium reviews of this that I wanted to sell it, and got 3-4 different people who wanted to buy it--All girls, even though I ended up selling it on Ebay...Yes, to a girl.

    I don't know if they're just more familiar with this one because they shop at the store and that's why they like it, or if they remember smelling it on one of their old boyfriends, but I don't really understand it either way.

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    It's popular/safe, reminds them of their favorite store, and oh, it smells pretty good too. The scent elitists and brand-name elitists alike will disagree just because it's not made with pure oils or because it has the brand name Abercrombie on it.
    Girls buy colognes for their boyfriends. No surprise.
    Only reason I don't wear it is because it's so common that I'll just smell like so-and-so's ex boyfriend, which may elicit bad emotional recall, or slap on any situation with similar variable slots. I don't mind wearing something that's common. But with this, it's so common that it's inconvenient.

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    My wife totally loves it. She's 35. From the first time she smelled it wafting from the A&F Store, she was mesmerized. I have a small 1 OZ bottle that I use occasionally for casual days. It's good stuff, instantly recognizable, and easily over-applied. Go easy, chappies.

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    Default Re: What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    Personally, it makes me gag. I have to hold my breath when I pass by the store. The A&F stores @ my mall are both on the upper level & somehow the stench wafts DOWN & always catches me by surprise when I'm walking under a store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneJunkie View Post
    Personally, it makes me gag. I have to hold my breath when I pass by the store. The A&F stores @ my mall are both on the upper level & somehow the stench wafts DOWN & always catches me by surprise when I'm walking under a store.
    I think they spray that stuff on all the clothes there. Whenever i buy something there i have to wash it around three times before the stench is out of it. I don't like smelling like a 16 year old boy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlightenment View Post
    I think they spray that stuff on all the clothes there. Whenever i buy something there i have to wash it around three times before the stench is out of it. I don't like smelling like a 16 year old boy.
    I'm 90% positive they pump it through the AC Vents. I don't shop at A/F or stores like it, but I always smell their store from about 50ft away.
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    It's sexy in an exuberant way. Simple and straightforward. Like a horny puppy.Maybe that's why people associate it with 16 year old boys.
    Maybe that's why women like it
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    Default Re: What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    The SAs have to go spray their latest scent around every morning before the store opens.

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    fierce projects well, so it is noticeable.
    Sauvage projects well, but I don't care for the sent either.
    In fact, I sort of dislike Sauvage or ADG because it is so strong.

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    I used to work there for 3years in college. We went around every 30mins-1 hour and sprayed the mannequins with a extra strength concentration of room spray fierce. That stuff is nuclear I have a bottle still I spray my apartment with and one spray and the whole place smells like AF. I don't wear it because it smellls juvenile to me since it reminds me of college (I'm 31 now). But yea, we had to spray it and the stuff sticks.

    I sprayed some pants I had with 2 sprays and a day later wore them out. I kept saying to myself, "whoever sprayed on this much cologne is a tool,l" yea it was me. So strong that it was a whole cloud to be smelled from everywhere

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    Default Re: What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    This post is from 2007.

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    Default Re: What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmad-a View Post
    We went around every 30mins-1 hour and sprayed the mannequins with a extra strength concentration of room spray fierce.
    LOL!
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    Default Re: What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    My girlfriend I don't know if she has smelt it or not but she did like Whitewater Rush, a similar smelling scent to Fierce, though weaker.

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    Default Re: What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    Don't you just love these resurrected old threads? One of the great things about Basenotes forum, that ability to travel back in time to revisit an old scent-related discussion and bring in a freshly updated perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    LOL!
    It's been three years since our A&F closed, but if you walk by the space (which will be gutted soon), you can still smell a hint of Fierce.

    But back when A&F was still open, you could smell Fierce all the way into Barnes & Noble.
    It's really quite pleasant, except for the smell (...)
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    Default Re: What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    Hedione Jasmine and Musk.
    Hedione Jasmine is very pleasing to females, which is also why Invictus is such compliment getter

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    Hedione Jasmine and Musk.
    Hedione Jasmine is very pleasing to females, which is also why Invictus is such compliment getter

    Wow a 10 year old thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Don't you just love these resurrected old threads? One of the great things about Basenotes forum, that ability to travel back in time to revisit an old scent-related discussion and bring in a freshly updated perspective.
    I think many issues with fragrance are relevant, and have no problem resurrecting old threads. Sometimes new members, or even older ones, want ask questions and the older threads are a chance to revive a discussion.
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    Default Re: What's with the female fascination of Abercrombie Fierce?

    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    I think many issues with fragrance are relevant, and have no problem resurrecting old threads. Sometimes new members, or even older ones, want ask questions and the older threads are a chance to revive a discussion.
    I love it, and think it makes the crowd smarter. More BN history, s'il vous plaît!
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