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    Default Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    That's actually the name of a store I drove past today in Glendale,CA. I'm trying to work up the nerve to go back and check the place out.

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    I kinda like that name ... where in Glendale?
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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Slightly off-topic--

    The strangest name I ever saw on a retail store was one on an antiques/second hand merchandise store in Denver in the mid 1990s:

    "Dead Peoples Things"
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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    I kinda like that name too ....
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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Slightly off-topic--

    The strangest name I ever saw on a retail store was one on an antiques/second hand merchandise store in Denver in the mid 1990s:

    "Dead Peoples Things"
    hahaha I would stop at that store and buy something just because of the name

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Sounds very French to me.

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    Glendale, eh? Reminds me of...

    -Well, she has travelled, yes. She's from Glendale.
    -Say no more! Glendale, squire? Say no more! Say no more! Say no more! Say no more!
    -Well...
    -Whoa! Is your...is your Glendale wife interested in...photography? Eh? Eh? Eh?
    -Photography?
    -"Photographs, eh?" he asked him knowingly!
    -Photography?
    -Snap, snap, grin, grin, wing, wing, nudge, nudge, say no more!

    Oh yeah, and I ike the name too.

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    Slightly off-topic--

    The strangest name I ever saw on a retail store was one on an antiques/second hand merchandise store in Denver in the mid 1990s:

    "Dead Peoples Things"

    That's just rotten.
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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    They should have named it "Perfume and Cigarettes" since perfume means "through smoke."

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    lol per fume, through smoke.. i dont think so :P

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Well, I should have been more specific.

    "The word perfume used today derives from the Latin "per fumum", meaning through smoke. "

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    There is a hospital in Dallas, Texas called Dedman which is pronouced "dead man".

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Also off-topic...

    Strangest sign I ever read was: "Dr. G.N. FIST, Proctologist".

    No joke!

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    There's a store in Massachusetts called "Bets & Butts" (lottery tickets and cigarettes)

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Never been there but check out elise perfume in glendale... nice lil shop with pretty good prices... only niche they have though is creed.

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    I love it when two stores are side-by-side, and there's a sign out front with both names together, making it look like one name. Best examples I've seen of this:

    In Kansas City, Kansas, the sign said:

    Karate
    Ceramics

    In a suburb of Chicago, the sign said:

    Beef & Sausage
    Hair Salon

    Then there are side-by-side stores that are just inspired combinations. Off the square in Independence, Missouri, there was small-ish building with a wall down the middle. Half was a gun store, the other half a liquor store.
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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Many years ago there was a short-lived fragrance shop where I grew up called Smelly Sniffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    They should have named it "Perfume and Cigarettes" since perfume means "through smoke."
    Yes, in Latin. Good observation, SoS.

    I was thinking of ELdO's Jasmin et Cigarette.
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    "Cigarettes and Perfume"...I'll have to go check that out soon!
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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sorcery of Scent View Post
    Also off-topic...

    Strangest sign I ever read was: "Dr. G.N. FIST, Proctologist".

    No joke!
    LOL! That actually elicited a strong laughter from me!

    But 'Cigarettes and Perfume' actually kind of sounds appetizing. I think it's worth a shot stopping by if I'm in the area

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    This store is by one of the train stations in Kobe. I don't know if it's because there's a dog on there too, but it makes me grin every time I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    This store is by one of the train stations in Kobe. I don't if it's because there's a dog on there too, but it makes me grin every time I see it.

    Thanks for sharing! ROTFL!
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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Hair salons often have (intentionally) funny names. How about "Sweeney Todd" or "Curl up and dye"?

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    Hair salons often have (intentionally) funny names. How about "Sweeney Todd" or "Curl up and dye"?
    In Japan too. Though I'm not yet sure if they're intentionally or consequentially funny.


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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    It's a great name - gets people talking obviously ;-)

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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    "Cigarettes and Perfume" is an AWESOME name for a fragrance store.
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    Default Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Yeah those are funny. In Delaware the signs aren't together but in a strip mall there was a Weight Watchers and right next to it a "Pizza and Pasta". I wish I took a picture.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    I love it when two stores are side-by-side, and there's a sign out front with both names together, making it look like one name. Best examples I've seen of this:

    In Kansas City, Kansas, the sign said:

    Karate
    Ceramics

    In a suburb of Chicago, the sign said:

    Beef & Sausage
    Hair Salon

    Then there are side-by-side stores that are just inspired combinations. Off the square in Independence, Missouri, there was small-ish building with a wall down the middle. Half was a gun store, the other half a liquor store.

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