As some people know I am testing many different scents for the last couple of weeks and of course I didn't want to skip Christopher Brosius's new line: I hate Perfume.
And after reading this on his website I was totally sold:
I mean, you have to admit, that just sounds great!I hate perfume.
Perfume is too often an ethereal corset trapping everyone in the same unnatural shape
A lazy and inelegant concession to fashionable ego
Too often a substitute for true allure and style
An opaque shell concealing everything – revealing nothing
A childish masque hiding the timid and unimaginative
An arrogant slap in the face from across the room
People who smell like everyone else disgust me
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Perfume is a veil that reveals the soul
Perfume is the fanfare of our individuality sounding differently to everyone who listens
Perfume is a signpost to our true selves – a different journey for the brave to travel
Perfume is the weather of our inner world bringing life to a personal landscape
Perfume is an art that shows us who we can be if we dare – an invisible portrait of who we are
Perfume is discovered fully only by our lovers when we are together - naked
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I encourage you to be yourself, expand yourself and please yourself
Allow yourself the luxury of your own vision
Perfume is an adventure I encourage you to explore
I love making perfume
I love being a perfumer
So, I ordered many 8ML decants from the TPC and so far it has been one big disappointment!
Burning Leaves smells just like a BBQ and is totally unwearable on it's own!
Wild Hunt is fun for a minute and actually well done IF you want to smell like some bushes. The name and story behind it is great, but so far I have found nobody who actually liked the scent!
Gathering Apples smells far too "plastic" for my taste!
Black March actually ain't bad and one of the few I will wear from time to time.
Memory of Kindness...now I don't know what the fuss is about, but this smells just like Wild Hunt with small differences. Again, a great story (about his grandmothers garden..) but disappointing smell and for me it doesn't bring up any memories at all!
Fire from Heaven is the last I have tested and is just like Black March I could see myself wearing it, but it would never be bottle-worthy!
Sorry if this has become some sort or rant, but after spending over $80 on these samples I just had to share it with you! And of course I would very much like to know your opinion!
What am I missing here, or is this line just heavily over-rated?