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    Default Re: What are the goofiest ideas you used to have about fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
    When I was thirteen or fourteen years old, I sometimes thought that girls liked some of my friends more because they wore some other fragrance and I wore CK One. Specifically, I thought that Tommy was the key to popularity.


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    Well, I used to think that fragrances are for old ladies only, hehe.

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    Default Re: What are the goofiest ideas you used to have about fragrance?

    I can say that I

    loved to wear fragrances as a

    child, but I though that if

    the bottle wasn't pink and

    the fragrance didn't smell like some

    mixture of fruit, flowers, and sugar

    then it was a "mens" perfume
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    that the general term cologne was EDC
    x2
    It was all just cologne to me until BN.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn Faust View Post
    This was a great question. My goofiest idea was that men wore men's "cologne" and women wore women's "perfume".
    x2 x2
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Default Re: What are the goofiest ideas you used to have about fragrance?

    that you were supposed to own and wear only one fragrance at a time until it was gone, and then repurchase -- i.e. the mythical "signature scent."
    For sale: Armani Prive (Cuir, Jade), Yves Rocher, Artisan Ambre body cream http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=228894

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    1.
    I was thinking that coffee (beans or ground) will help to re-load olfaction system.
    2.
    I was thinking that USA perfumes (namely CK) are better than Russian. OK, that was just after Iron Curtain fall. Then I was thinking that French perfumes (Guerlain, Chanel) are better than American (CK, Hilfiger).
    Then - that new perfume is better than old, selective is better that designer, etc,etc,etc.
    The whole thing of comparison is wrong.
    I like some perfume more - that`s true.
    3.
    And one more - the perfume smells the same on every person. Body chemistry is a real wonder! Especially when a person keeps some special diet (vegetarian, low-calorie, no hydrocarbons, etc), the scent changes dramatically!
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Default Re: What are the goofiest ideas you used to have about fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    That Creed has been making fragrances since before the 1980s.
    LOL

    Mine were:

    "all are variations on a couple of themes" e.g. aldehydic chypres for women and boozy fougeres for men (this was before the days of calone)
    ((I had no idea that that's what the accords were called, I just recognized the familiar scents and had no words to attach to them))

    and

    "most are indistinguishable from each other"

    and

    "everyone who wears fragrance, wears way too damned much"

    and

    I never needed more than one bottle at a time
    Last edited by andylama; 23rd June 2009 at 08:13 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    1.
    I was thinking that coffee (beans or ground) will help to re-load olfaction system.
    Seriously, is it just a myth? The SAs at upscale stores here always have some coffee beans.

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    Default Re: What are the goofiest ideas you used to have about fragrance?

    Most of mine have been mentioned:

    1) men cannot wear a perfume made for women and vice versa.
    2) one signature scent is all you need
    3) all scents always smell the same, there is no progression. the "top notes" are all there is.
    4) $200 per bottle is way too much for a perfume

    and I don't see these mentioned:

    5) the same scent on the same person always smells the same, regardless of the climate.
    6) that any scent is suitable to wear at any time (of day, of year)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zliang View Post
    Seriously, is it just a myth? The SAs at upscale stores here always have some coffee beans.
    I believe that they do that to make the "nouveau riche" believe that they are in on something that "commoners" are not, and more importantly to keep people there, smelling fragrances - if they think that coffee beans will allow them to sniff frags all day long, they'll stand there for an hour and end up buying two or three bottles, when they don't realize that the bottle of Le Male is WAY stronger than their noses say it is.

    The fact of the matter is, your nose gets tired and only time will "reset" it.

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    Default Re: What are the goofiest ideas you used to have about fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    the designer him or herself created the fragrance
    Me too. Apart from that, I used to think that

    - Layering 2 fragrances was bad thing and people didn't do that.
    - Eau de Perfum was always stronger than Eau de Toilette.
    - Leather note was obtained by using the real leather in the distillation process.
    Currently wearing: L'Eau de L'Eau by Diptyque

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    Notes listed as the pyramid don't mean much as the AMOUNT of each ingredient makes all the difference..that is why scents with VERY similar pyramids smell nothing alike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baudilus View Post
    The fact of the matter is, your nose gets tired and only time will "reset" it.
    True, but I have found that the coffee beans are a kind of palate cleanser when I'm moving between fragrances. It doesn't help my nose get 'untired', but it does seem to help with the overlap when I'm going from scent to scent, if that makes sense?

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    I thought Davidoff was the best an most successful House.
    I thought Goodlife was the best fragrance ever created....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zliang View Post
    Seriously, is it just a myth? The SAs at upscale stores here always have some coffee beans.
    Yes, it`s a myth.
    Coffee has a distinct smell - and perfume too.
    Both aroma substances will be captured in fluid running in our olphactive organ in nose.
    And you cannot take perfume out of this fluid by any other scent.
    It`s just like wipe out rose blushes from one`s cheeks by blue shades.

    I read some info on Procter&Gamble official site devoted to the problem.
    They investigate it and found out that your own unscented skin is the best solution (unscented inner elbow, or other).
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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