Collateral damage is not g2g...
Thread: Joop City - Melbourne, Australia
You may recollect my posting a while back about how Joop Homme was suddenly being sold very cheaply down here - A$25 for a big 125ml bottle. It's now apparent that we have to live with the consequences.
On my floor at work I keep walking through ultra big whiffs of Joop Homme. I go downstairs through open areas and the main entrance and keep walking through monster engulfments of Joop in various directions (with never with any person around, that I can associate with it).
At lunch time yesterday, the wind had died down and I walked into the centre of the city from my office at the outskirts. As I kept walking along the big footpath past numerous smokers outside of bars and coffee places, or just sitting there having coffee and cigarettes, I just kept getting engulfed time after time by huge wafts of Joop Homme.
I didn't smell any other scent whatsoever during that walk - not even a woman's one.
This is what happens when the biggest sillage monster of all time is put very cheaply into the hands of the masses.
Luckily, I like Joop Homme.
But the thought kept crossing my mind as to what some of my esteemed fellow Basenoters would be thinking, if they were taking that lunch time walk there instead of me.
Last edited by Renato; 20th September 2008 at 03:58 AM.
Collateral damage is not g2g...
Last edited by Renato; 20th September 2008 at 08:44 AM.
Same thing happens on the way to work in Perth. On the 10 minute walk from the train station to my work, I'll smell Joop! Homme and/or Aqua di Gio at least once, and most days 2-3 times.
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The same is true in the town were I live but instead it is a problem with the women of the area. Angel..Angel..Angel. It is being pushed so hard here that every woman is wearing and some not so lightly.
Just last night I could not take being in Macys I thought I was going to vomit. The had a huge kick ass display of Angel and four woman spraying everyone with it - ugh.
Hey, at least they are wearing a fragrance. I am sure there are/could be worse smells in the city.
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well my college is covered in boys wearing issey miyake. its amazing because its literally all they wear and you can smell it whereever you go. its like a contest to who can wear the most and that can be annoying because you have dudes wearing like 25 sprays. it really is amazing because except for me thats all you can smell all day.
Mmmm I love Joop! Homme.
Where are you seeing it for $25? The cheapest I've seen it is for $45.95 in Sydney.
It's been a long hot Summer in Sydney, looking forward to Winter & wearing vanilla fragrances.
They have been and still are selling Joop for less than $50 here in Adelaide. I am sure that a colleague of mine bought a bottle because I could smell his Joop from my office, which is about 60-70 meters fron his. Serioiusly!
I've been given a sample of Joop - is this the fragrance with the pink juice?
I had bought it's shower gel some time ago and the shower gel was simply wonderful - it looked and smelt like a nice rich caramel and vanilla. I'm not too keen on the fragrance though.
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I used to have a colleague who used to project Joop! in a two-metre radius. It was actually quite pleasant to be honest. Perhaps because his personality was such that his Joop! never aggravated / amplified a pushiness, brashness or anything like that.
Am I the only one who almost never smells fragrances on other people? I've only noticed other people's fragrances about six times in the last six months - 5 were women in elevators wearing strong perfume, and one guy wearing too much Drakkar. Conversely, I receive almost no comments on my fragrances (about 4 comments in 6 months), but I'm pretty sure people in Texas aren't necessarily the types to comment on a stranger's fragrance.
I was in Melbourne last week (went to watch wicked. thoroughly enjoyed it! great set), walking around I know exactly what you mean. Joop! everywhere. I was gagging, and my friend that I was with commented that it smells like "the night bus" - the bus you catch home from town where everyone is drunk and the main people on it are blokes that are coated in Joop! and JPG.
Not good. Was speaking to one of the fragrance girls in David Jones (absolutely lovely girl, but was getting a bit pushy on a sale when I didn't really like the fragrance - Dirty English) and she was saying that Joop was the most popular fragrance down there. I'd hate to be there in summer if that's the case, glad it's only spring!!
I have never tried Joop, maybe because it has this image of being a real cheap and gaudy cologne; I have no idea if this is true, but everyone always makes fun of it. I remember I went to see a Tyson fight a long while back with my Dad at his friend's house and one of the guys had on Joop, OMG I felt so bad for him because they kept bothering and making fun of him. They were all friends so it was nothing mean or vindictive, just playful kidding, but that seems to be how it is; guys who wear Joop get no respect, no repsect I tell ya!
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However, I now think it's more prevalent on Fridays and the weekend as people seem to wear it to work before going out to pubs after work. Today (Tuesday) I walked into the centre of the city using the other main street and didn't smell any Joop at all - until I turned into Swanston Walk and got a Joop assault from a suited guy yapping into his cell phone.
Now that I think about it, JPG was everywhere for a while about four years ago.
Would it surprise you to learn that Joop has been among the biggest sellers down here pretty much from its inception? It's only recently that the amount of shelf space devoted to it has dropped off - but the other big seller is still maintaining it (Aramis - but I never smell it around the place, even though its projection ability rivals Joop).
Last edited by Renato; 23rd September 2008 at 01:17 PM.
Women who frequent nightclubs may well and truly be heartily sick of it, but I suspect that the rest remain very vulnerable to its charm. It would be foolish to ignore it as part of an effective arsenal.
I'd have thought that since Joop can last up to 5 days in one's clothes, Joop would be better for the environment as one wouldn't have to use as many other EDTs in the course of the week. Or soap, shower water and laundry detergent for that matter - one doesn't really have to engage in any sort of hygenic activity, as Joop totally swamps out any unsavoury odors - maybe we should think of it as a washing machine in a bottle?