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    Default Only The Brave by Diesel

    I'm less interested in the notes (leather, lemon, woody cedar notes and amber) and more dazzled by the fist shaped bottle and the 'face' of the scent, model (and one time Madonna boy-toy, Tony Ward) - see below.

    Supposedly you European Basenoters should see this on shelves sometime in March '09, while us in the US won't see it until May.



    I wish I liked Diesel scents as much as I like their unique and clever bottles.

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    I just find the bottle tacky - ??

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    Let's hope it's not another Fuel For Life - I hate it and it's very popular here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    I just find the bottle tacky - ??
    I hear ya. Seconded. When I saw a magazine spread for this on the weekend, this was my sentiment exactly. (Though, I imagine it will be a hit with its target market).

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    Shades of LeMale? Though not quite as overt....

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    Mmhm, cant they squeeze enough money out of Fuel for Life anymore?
    Il try it out though, once it has hit the stores, I have to admit I quite liked FfL, however nowhere near fbw.

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    quite possibly the coolest bottle I have ever seen.

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    The fist bottle with Diesel "ring" looks kind of cool. It should definitley appeal to the young male market. Otherwise, I have been really unimpressed with their other frags.

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    I'm on the "bottle is tacky" side. Really tacky!

    I'll smell it, but I'm not expecting much.

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye

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    We Love or hate a scent before we ever sample.....When will we learn?
    I'll wait to sample and then make a statement......Does sound interesting....
    Gary

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    Default Re: Only The Brave by Diesel

    I'm digging the bottle. To me, it looks very 'Salvador Dali' in an obnoxious, marketing/branding kind of way.

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    tacky, but not nearly as bad as the le male bottle.

    it will probably smell better, too, despite being generic as always

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    I think the bottle is badass. But then again I'm probably the bottle's target demographic (17y/o). Fuel for life's bottle on the other hand was a bit overdone.

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    The notes at Now Smell This mention that Olivier Polge is working on it (well, with a team of course). Maybe a new Dior Homme?

    (Okay, I'm really hoping because I like Diesel's stuff...)
    Last edited by Stuffman; 29th January 2009 at 02:45 AM.

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    this is just silly



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    It looks like some kind of ... toy.

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    really ugly bottle, but ill try it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gblue View Post
    It looks like some kind of ... toy.
    It looks more like a hand jacking off

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    It looks like someone about to punch you in the guts... or face... or nose...
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    I see it's listed on the Sephora website, but not available yet. Anybody actually see it in any stores yet?


    http://www.sephora.com/browse/produc...dPaginate=true

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    I've been looking for it since the day I knew it came.. Though, no succes.
    unico grande amore.

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    I have a feeling this will smell like Pi Neo. Interested to see how it turns out!
    I have: Davidoff Relax, Dior Homme Sport, Boss Selection, Azzaro Visit, and Creed MI (will provide # on bottle for verification) available.

    Looking for the following: DG The One, Himalaya, YSL L'Homme, John Varvatos (not vintage) Canali For Men or Paypal.

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    That bottle reminds me of the movie Undercover Brother - very funny spoof - "Solid!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    this is just silly


    Looks like we found Le Male's hands.

    We need the rest of him. We can use Dali's nose and lips. It's like Mr. Potato Head for fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    It looks more like a hand jacking off
    Makes one wonder what the hand of the feminine version bottle will be doing.....

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    I believe I have finally seen a bottle more tacky than fierce. Same intended market, both a little too embarrassing to have in your gym-bag...at least the sticker comes off the fierce bottle.

    Does it smell as pretentious as it looks?

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    Will Mr. Ward be reprising his famous bathtub performance for the advertising?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpk View Post
    Makes one wonder what the hand of the feminine version bottle will be doing.....
    ...i just got word that the feminine bottle will be following this model: http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q...TheShocker.jpg

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    Wonder Twins, activate!

    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    Looks like we found Le Male's hands.We need the rest of him. We can use Dali's nose and lips. It's like Mr. Potato Head for fragrances.
    Please tell me you can unearth a photo of this perfume-bottle person somewhere.
    .
    Sniff and let sniff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    Please tell me you can unearth a photo of this perfume-bottle person somewhere.
    I've created a monster!


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    LOLOLOLOLOL!!! IT'S ALIVE!!

    It's HORRIBLE but I love it!

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    SirSlarty, that is freakin' AWESOME!

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    It has a crazy kind of gravitas. I feel like we should lay offerings at its feet.

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    Only the brave, indeed. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    I've created a monster!

    Bro.....you have lost your mind....

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    SirSlarty - I think you are on to something!
    I have: Davidoff Relax, Dior Homme Sport, Boss Selection, Azzaro Visit, and Creed MI (will provide # on bottle for verification) available.

    Looking for the following: DG The One, Himalaya, YSL L'Homme, John Varvatos (not vintage) Canali For Men or Paypal.

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    I don't understand all of the talk about the bottle......I thought that the bottle itself didn't matter at basenotes.....What matters is the contents.....At least that's what I thought.
    Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.303 View Post
    I don't understand all of the talk about the bottle......I thought that the bottle itself didn't matter at basenotes.....What matters is the contents.....At least that's what I thought.
    Gary
    Since mo one has smelled it yet this is a just for loughs thread

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    OMG, I don't dig it either...looks like "Black Power" set on its side.

    I might be in the minority, but I'm seriously getting tired of cedar in everything!!!

    I pray so hard that sandalwood be the "wood of the moment" again.

    Is sandalwood a hard and pricey raw material to synthesize? Wasn't so hard during the Escape and Dune eras of perfumery....*sigh*



    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    this is just silly


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    thats the problem these days
    young people are so into looks that they forget about the inside
    THE JUICE MY FRIENDS, ITS ALL ABOUT THE JUICE!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasupk@gmail.com View Post
    thats the problem these days
    young people are so into looks that they forget about the inside
    THE JUICE MY FRIENDS, ITS ALL ABOUT THE JUICE!!
    (sorry
    Well sometimes a flashy bottle scares me! It can mean that all the money was spent on the flashy packaging of the bottle and box and none is left for the jus - so you end up with a very generic alternative to either Aqua di Gio or Eternity for men....

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    SirSlarty, that is hilarious!

    But yeah the bottle is tacky but the toyboy on the ad can stay, or go to Tom Ford advertisement club and I have faith in them doing something nice(r).
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasupk@gmail.com View Post
    thats the problem these days
    young people are so into looks that they forget about the inside
    THE JUICE MY FRIENDS, ITS ALL ABOUT THE JUICE!!
    (sorry
    Taken out of context, this is hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    Taken out of context, this is hilarious.
    I agree........and I also wish I had your talent for imaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    I've created a monster!

    ROFL! Be afraid... be very afraid.

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    Which fragrance is the nose and lips?

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    Another one from L'Oreal. The bottle looks cheap, vulgar. So does the guy.

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    So instead of spritzing would it be fisting? badump-bump

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    Quote Originally Posted by anak View Post
    So instead of spritzing would it be fisting? badump-bump

    - Al
    eewww!

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    Ok, let's get our minds out of the gutter now and at least stay on the pavement
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    I've created a monster!

    Make fun of a bottle? I PITY THE FOOL..........

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    Tried this the other day and...it's watered down Allure Homme at best. Nice bottle but...avoid spraying at all costs.
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    Sir Slarty, that was freakin hilarious! What a great imagination and talent to back it up! lol I am in the camp that finds the bottle on the cheap side although I try to look at it as something artistic as MikeP conveyed. To not be judgmental, I tested the juice and couldn't stand it. Gary has love for it so out of respect, I tested it again but to no avail. Sorry Diesel, I am not that brave, apparently.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Just tried it today.. a solid one, though reminds me more of a deospray than a perfume.. nothing special.
    unico grande amore.

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    It all points out at the fact that Sir Slarty has become the fragrance version of Dr. Frankenstein... Wonder what his perfumes do. .-)

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