Give me a break. I think i'll pass.
Thread: ELD Tom of Finland launch.
includes notes of aldehydes, lemon, birch leaves, pine, blood note, safraline, metallic chrome notes, pepper, cypress, galbanum, geranium, vanilla, tonka bean, iris root, vetiver, styrax pyrogene,suede, musk, ambergris.
“THE WATER SLIPS
OVER HIM AS IF SLIDING
DOWN A MARBLE ROCK,
THE GROOVES OF HIS
INTO HIS PORES.”.
I have been expecting this launch for nearly 4 months, and I can’t stand the wait: no longer: I had big expectations a bout this perfume and It didn’t dissapointed me at all.
The first ELDO perfume created for men it’s as unique as the trademark.
The whole formula is a tribute of the famous finish "Tom of Finland" erotic cartoon drawings:metal, leather, sensuality, beauty and radiance.
Despiste of the erotic resemblances the fragrance is an interpretation of the masculinity and the freshness.
Antoine Lie decided that the soul of the fragrance had to smell like "a guy coming out of a shower. He's clean, but not fragranced. And he puts on leather pants.".
Straight, gay, those two words hasn’t any connotation here.
You will have to be above 18 years old to buy it, as the packaging will have 8 numerated limited edition sexual orientated drawings.
Give me a break. I think i'll pass.
The dirty drawings are excellent, but will I like a sharp metallic, chrome and blood fragrance?
I don't think so.
What is it with the blood notes?
First it was that Thierry Mugler perfume coffret scent that has it...I can't remember the name now. Then the Secretions Magnifiques has it (ghastly!) and now this one? WTF??
I will smell it before I make a sweeping assumption, but to me this is bad news. Dirty pictures or not.
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The notes are quite disgusting and I fear the list is not complete!
One good thing: After this release I'm sure Kouros will be praised as the most clean smelling perfume ever!
I tried this new one too.
My perception of this frag is different.
I smell it like fresh and clean scent of suede, musk, powder and something green-like (but not forest or grass).
Vetiver The Great!!!
This Tom of filnland has vague similitaries: it's a metallic green twist, probably after the rien the second easier fragrance to wear of the ELDO range...
Also, the dry down doesn't go powdery in my flesh. It's rather a soft leather going on plus a tar accent and a shy hint of musky & lovely ambergris (like the fab Eau des merveilles), the long lasting is impressive though. Soon I'd review it properly in my blog.
The whole notes:
TOP NOTES: aldehyde, lemon
MIDDLE NOTES: birch leaves,
BASE NOTES: vanilla, tonka
bean, iris, vetiver,
Metallic note is based in geranium so it's kind of natural no synthetic. I can't detect no blood note.
The notes are quite natural despite the previous launches went very surreal.
I'm absolutely tickled about ELDO doing this fragrance. Tom of Finland has long, long been associated with the hypermasculine leather community, which is notoriously anti-fragrance. Oh, the irony!
Life is a banquet...and I got botulism! -- Me
I think people are forgetting the bigger issue: how does it compare to Marquis de Sade?
I ran into a picture of the bottle/packaging I thought I'd share.
To me the packaging looks cheap. I hope it smells better than it looks.
It doesn't look much different than their standard packaging...minus the ribbon.
I'm anxious to try it as well...I wouldn't expect those who are unfamiliar with ToF to be as interested as those of us who are.
That particular bottle ^^ doesn't really contain much in the way of "over 18" material, does it?
Why would anyone fall for this marketing crap?
I'll tell you why I would fall for the marketing crap, in my mid-teens, I had a secret stash of Tom of Finland "art" books hidden under my bed! Oh, the fond memories. Of course my parents found them and had a cow. Those mags are long gone now. It's funny that even after finding the magazines, I still had to come out to them years later! I think it's great marketing and I just hope the scent is decent.
The ELD people are pretty darn clever to link themselves with sexual themes...I should say that at least they are blatant about it. So far, I have managed to avoid falling for any/all of their scents however, I hold out hopes that this one will be good. Still wish I had my Tom of Finland mags!
Mike...what's up with all the portraits that you have as your avatars? Are you an artist? That's the story I have been telling myself about you all this time.
Last edited by paintrman; 4th February 2008 at 10:54 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
Are these three separate guys that go by their first names (like Leonardo or Michaelangelo)? Or, are they characters in a book....? I haven't heard of them. More information would be appreciated!
Maybe it's a generational thing – my "under the bed" was the internet – but I really can't say I find the Tom of Finland stuff very outré. It's in the gray zone between something you'd be seen in public with and something you wouldn't, the latter mitigated by fact that it's the gay equivalent of Bettie Page pin-ups i.e. retro and more than a little camp.
Still, I suppose if people are going to market scents based on artists, why not use creators of erotica? The only limit is "Will it sell?", so if it does, I guess the idea will speak for itself. Maybe in another ten years we'll have Goatse – the signature fragrance ( which I, for one, won't be buying... )
Does anyone know if it's available at Bendell's? would love to try it.
Someone I know has a very important and respected gallery in my city and several years ago he had a show called "Taboo". He covered the windows of the gallery so that you could not see inside and the show brought in more people and, of course, more press than any other show. Fortunately, the art was quite good (Andre Serrano, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sally Mann, etc.) but certainly not very taboo or groundbreaking or really needing to be hidden- even the Mapplethorpe was rather tame.
Tom of Finland has a certain camp and nostalgic appeal and people will buy it (or at least try it) regardless of what it smells like. Remember that nothing sells a fragrance better that the notion that it is "not for everybody"
I would think that it probably should smell like leather, piss and motorbike oil, with a whiff of lavender, to be true to it's name.