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    Default Best/worst name of a perfume?

    What is the best name of a perfume you've ever heard?
    I often want to try (and want to like!) just because they have such great names.
    I was so disappointed when L'Anarchiste didn't smell good on me, beause I would love to wear a perfume called l'Anarchiste.

    Narcotic Venus might not be a very tasteful name, but I knew I had to try that one the very second I heard about it!

    Also, some names are terrible. There are many perfumes I've never tried just because of the name, like Baby Doll for example. Or White Linen.

    Whats your best/worst?

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    Oui
    definitely the daftest name for a perfume to be marketed in the English-speaking world. They could have re-named it Yes and it would have been no problem. It's the MR2 pitfall. Famous in the marketing world, the MR2 car was laughed at in France because reading the name out in French produced the French word for shit. Well who wants to drive a crap car - literally? It's now called the MR and has no problems.

    Who wants to smell of wee?
    (Though as I've mentioned before there's every chance I'll be buying a bottle of this for a sister-in-law who I really can't stand, just so I can snigger childishly to myself at family gatherings 'she smells of wee!' I may be old, but sadly, I'm not very grown-up!) ;-)
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    Fcuk her. Absolutely ugly and the attempt at sensationalism just comes across as crass

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    It's the MR2 pitfall. Famous in the marketing world, the MR2 car was laughed at in France because reading the name out in French produced the French word for shit. Well who wants to drive a crap car - literally? It's now called the MR and has no problems.


    LOL! That's a great story! And it makes me think of another crap name for a perfume: Youth Dew. Is there anyone out there who does not have english as their native tongue who can pronounce those two words together?

    My swedish accent isn't extreme, but I don't think I could go to counter and ask for Youth Dew and be understood.

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    One of the best for me are Tubereuse Criminelle and Musc Ravageur, very suggestive.
    I agree with Zibeline - Fcuk is one horrible name. I gusee it falls near these utterly forgettable names and fragrances of Escada and those endorsed by celebs... Fcuk is memorable but I sure would never want to smell of it.

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    BEST:
    Eau d'Orange Verte (rolls off the tongue)
    L'air du Desert Marocain (paints a vivid picture of the Maghreb)

    WORST:
    Cumming (needs no explaination)
    Hummer (ugly car, ugly name)
    Fracas (sounds a bit feral)

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    Hehe Dimitri, Cumming: The Fragrance, is what it's really called, so it's not as bad, still makes me snigger though! Eau D'Orange Verte I don't like the name of, one of my friends who doesn't really comment on much, when shopping for fragrances with me, said why would you call a fragrance Water of Orange Green, and to be fair, he's right, it's not like it's anything special when said in French either!

    My favourite fragrance name, is Bandit. I don't know why though. Mitsouko comes in at a close second.

    One name I can't stand, is Djedi, it's cool and all, but I don't know how to pronounce it, and that makes me sad Dejedi, Deejedi, D'Jedi, Dejdi, Jedi?!? I just don't know how to say it!!! I also don't like the name Moshino Friends.

    Why would you call a fragrance Friends? Just why?

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    Isn't there one called FULL CHOKE? Bleh...

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    I agree that Musc Ravageur is a great name. It's French, so it has that mystique for us English-speakers, but the words are understandable and evocative in English.

    One of my personal least favorite names is Shedonism by Origins. Get it, SHEdonism? Ouch. Seems kind of cheesy to me.
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    "Lolita Lempicka" I just love the way it rolls off the tongue!
    "Voleur de Roses" translates to 'theif of roses' - very cool name
    "Mechant Loup" = Big Bad Wolf!!! - clever!
    "Lipstick Rose" perfect match for the juice itself!
    The Chanel number series ~ distinctive!

    I agree with Zibeline - the FCUK name comes across as crass - nothing more.
    My own preferences lean toward clever or meaningful names...not those that are obvious shockers!
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    I've always liked the name Shalimar for the perfume - soft, mysterious, yet seems like an invitation.

    Jil Sander's Feeling Man was an awful name (great cologne). "Feeling Man" conjures a lonley image, an individual reaching out and finding nothing. Too many hard sounds, too.

    And, to me, the worst of all is Axe. Period. Bad. Bad. Bad.
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    If you put a question mark after most fragrance names and turn them into a short question they are rather humorous:
    Examples and responses:
    Unforgivable? No, just unwearable.
    Trussardi Inside Woman? No, Trussardi behind tree.
    Moss Breches? No, I washed them today.
    Boss Intense? Yes, that's why I quit my job.
    Glow After Dark? What can I say, I grew up down wind from Chernobyl.
    And on and on.
    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 21st March 2008 at 12:07 AM.

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    Favourite: Sweet Oriental Dream (just got to love this one)
    Worst: Jade Goody Shhhh (just such a corny name)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperGato View Post
    I agree with Zibeline - Fcuk is one horrible name. I gusee it falls near these utterly forgettable names and fragrances of Escada and those endorsed by celebs... Fcuk is memorable but I sure would never want to smell of it.
    Yeah I agree about the name... which is a pity given that the fragrance is pretty and inoffensive.

    A lot of the Etat Libre D'Orange ones are really strange. I think "Don't Get Me Wrong Baby, I Don't Swallow" is probably a worse name than FCUK Her. Anyone know what this one smells like?
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    Best; Chamade, Parure, Chant d'aromes, Mystere, Murmure, Bois des iles

    Worst; Clean Fresh Laundry, Pink Sugar, Moschino Cheap and Chic, fcuk,
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    Insolence. Pah!
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    If you put a question mark after most fragrance names and turn them into a short question they are rather humorous:
    Examples and responses:
    Unforgivable? No, just unwearable.
    Trussardi Inside Woman? No, Trussardi behind tree.
    Moss Breches? No, I washed them today.
    Boss Intense? Yes, that's why I quit my job.
    Glow After Dark? What can I say, I grew up down wind from Chernobyl.
    And on and on.
    Gotta love Ruggles take on these! Very funny!

    Makes me think of:

    Tea for Two? Yes, please!
    Addict? No, I can quit anytime I want to.
    Coco Mademoiselle? Thank you, but I prefer coffee.

    What a fun thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    Gotta love Ruggles take on these! Very funny!

    Makes me think of:

    Tea for Two? Yes, please!
    Addict? No, I can quit anytime I want to.
    Coco Mademoiselle? Thank you, but I prefer coffee.

    What a fun thread!
    Musc Ravageur? I swear I never touched the musc!

    It's easy and fun. Sort of like a sideways MadLibs.

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    No doubt about it: Moustache by Rochas. Now that sounds deeelish!!

    What about Ho Hang Club? I've been to those clubs and they don't smell too nice.

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    CK In2U? You're not getting me into anything.
    Musc Kublai Khan? How come no-one makes a reference to the Coleridge poem? "In Xanadu didst Kubla Khan build..." Coleridge's one of my favorite English poets, incidentally.
    French Lover? At least it's not Greek Lover...

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    Nu? No, actually it's last season.
    Cinema? Oh yes, and I'll buy the popcorn!
    Pleasures Intense? ................................
    Shocking? VERY!

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    As for favorites:

    Shalimar, Chamade, Jicky...many Guerlains are well titled

    Alpona sounds like dog food, but Narcisse Noir is lovely

    I like Vent Vert and Ivoire from Balmain and don't think that Balenciaga ever came up with a silly name.

    I think Serena is a genius at perfume names, LTBL is long but clever as can be, and Heart of Glass conjures up shining fragility without a hint of ice.

    At first I did not care for Opium or Poison as names but I got used to them and they don't irritate me at all now

    Burberry and Bvlgari chose rather quotidien names for their scents except for Blu Notte which I think is quite nice but jazzier than the juice

    And for whatever reason I have always liked the names Tocade, Cabochard and Yatagan (although people think I'm saying "yet again")
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    Two of my favorites are YSL creations (Opium and Cinema).
    I also like Chemistry, Tuxedo, Acier Aluminium and Hammam Bouquet.

    My least favorite? I have to admit that Hummer comes to mind, as does Trussardi's terribly named Light Her, but SKARB definitely takes the cake for worst moniker of all time (at least in my book) -- it sounds like something you'd name a Scandinavian tree fungus.
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    My favorite names are Voilette de Madame, Apres L'ondee and L'heure Bleue

    Worst names are Cummings, Secretions Magnifique and Britney Spears 'In Control' - who is she kiddin'?

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    I think the worst name is "Anais Anais" also known as "Anus Anus." At least you can't blame them for false advertising.
    Last edited by Maz24; 21st March 2008 at 06:32 AM.

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    The worst name is 'Full Choke' by Smalto with a bottle to match as well....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    As for favorites:

    Alpona sounds like dog food, but Narcisse Noir is lovely
    Dog Food!!! LOL! You're so right!

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    For the worst, I'm with Zibeline and the others regarding FCUK - loathsome.

    On the other hand, we have:

    L'Ombre dans L'Eau
    Chamade
    Parfum Sacre
    Shalimar
    Vol de Nuit
    Sous le Vent
    Angelique Encens
    Ce Soir Ou Jamais
    Attrape-Coeur

    Beautiful, poetic. There are so many other lovely ones, but these were first to come to mind.
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    Ruggles is a genius.
    I will never be able to go into a perfumery now without finding something to giggle at!
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    Love this thread!

    Some of my favorite names are:
    L'sTBL - beautiful
    The Unicorn Spell - mysterious
    Chergui - I like saying this
    And I agree on the Guerlains - Lovely names!

    Fcuk - Blech!

    Hummer? - Not tonite dear, I have a headache!
    Botrytis? - No, just a rash.
    Trouble? Oh yeah, and lots of it.
    Oscar? - No... I lost...
    "Woe to the one who's love of elixirs, grows into madness"
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