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    What are the most confusing fragrance names? A similar thread may have been made before, but with 600 scents released per year we may need regular updates.

    For me, names of Versace's scents are too confusing:

    Versace l'Homme
    Versace Man
    Versace pour Homme


    What's next? Versace pour Lui? Versace para Hombre?

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    Not too confusing, but Gucci's :
    Envy
    Envy Me
    Envy Me 2
    Rush
    Rush 2

    I was asked to look out for and buy "Envy" for a friend once as she wanted to gift it but we had a little trouble being certain over the phone as I told her there were Envy, Envy Me, Envy Me 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewfoo View Post
    Not too confusing, but Gucci's :
    Envy
    Envy Me
    Envy Me 2
    Rush
    Rush 2

    I was asked to look out for and buy "Envy" for a friend once as she wanted to gift it but we had a little trouble being certain over the phone as I told her there were Envy, Envy Me, Envy Me 2.
    I'll like to add:

    Gucci Pour Homme (1976)
    Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
    Gucci Pour Homme II (2007)
    Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme (2008)

    I wonder what are they going to name their next male frag....
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    Roger & Gallet L'Homme (1982)
    Roger & Gallet pour l'Homme (1993)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    When I worked as a SA, we always had a sh*tstorm when customers came in just saying they wanted to buy a bottle of "Hugo Boss".

    Hugo
    Boss No1
    Boss Bottled
    etc

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    Hilde Soliani’s Doolciiisssimo.

    What?



    PVC and Leather. A Chain and a feather




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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4 View Post
    I'll like to add:

    Gucci Pour Homme (1976)
    Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
    Gucci Pour Homme II (2007)
    Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme (2008)

    I wonder what are they going to name their next male frag....
    Perhaps the next will be Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme for Men?
    I love cologne.

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    I don't think YSL does themselves any favours with:

    (Haute Concentration); Pour Homme; L'Homme; La Nuit deL'Homme; and L'Homme Eau d' Ete. Most unhelpful.

    Opium pour Homme (+ parfum)
    Opium pour Homme eau d'Orient
    Opium pour Homme Poesie de Chine eau d'Orient

    Ditto their Opium for women range; and their Paris flankers; and even something as recent as Elle, one can't be sure of which fragrance one actually wants.

    All of Guerlains "Aqua Allegoria" and "Aroma Allegoria" and the "L'Instant"(s) mens and womens; Estee Lauder's 'Pleasures'; and Cerruti's 1881(s).
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    Jil Sander Man, Man 2, Man Pure, Feeling Man.......
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    I fully agree with the Gucci, Versace, Boss, Jil Sander and YSL examples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    When I worked as a SA, we always had a sh*tstorm when customers came in just saying they wanted to buy a bottle of "Hugo Boss".

    Hugo
    Boss No1
    Boss Bottled
    etc
    Aah yes, it reminds me of the numerous addicts in Dior's line. From the directory:

    Dior Addict
    Dior Addict "Dior Twist"
    Dior Addict Eau Fraîche
    Dior Addict Shine
    Dior Addict 2 Summer Peonies
    Dior Addict 2

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    The dior poisons.
    I always get confused myself, what it was I'm looking for.And since samples dont have the bottle colour its always a sniffthrough with every single one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNnY 4
    I'll like to add:

    Gucci Pour Homme (1976)
    Gucci Pour Homme (2003)
    Gucci Pour Homme II (2007)
    Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme (2008)

    I wonder what are they going to name their next male frag....
    Quote Originally Posted by nenugal
    Perhaps the next will be Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme for Men?
    If the people from Gucci want to be consequent, the name of their next male scent should be Gucci pour Homme by Gucci pour Homme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Jil Sander Man, Man 2, Man Pure, Feeling Man.......
    I agree - how utterly frustrating.
    "One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple"

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    I get confused by all the Gianfranco Ferre stuff...they're all too similar.

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    To me the most confusing names are those brands that decide to forgo names altogether and name their fragrances a number. Numbers are very difficult to remember in regard to particular notes about a fragrance because they are purely abstract symbols with no real world connection to the scent itself. Six Scents, No. 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. Six Scents (a perfume brand) has launched their second group of numbers now and the brand still is not listed in the directory, but it is very hard to remember a fragrance from a number!

    At least Biehl Parfumkunstwerke gives a numeric prefix to their numbers such as mb01, or eo02 etc. but the numbers till don't work. The prefix relates to the designers name, so that kind of helps. Cereus No. 11, No. 4 etc. - very confusing. These brands that use only numbers rarely sell well. The exception of course - Chanel No. 5. So go figure!

    When there is no name it seems impossible to attach anything to the fragrance in the mind. A number is just too abstract to build a memory peg to identify the fragrance with. We need some sort of identity label to build the first step of a memory for the fragrance. The name needs to be a note, a place, a free associated image, or a position of importance, any kind of image within the world to associate the scent with the name in our memory.

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    Gucci and Boss stand out more than any others to me.....I hope that Gucci comes out with a scent called "Gucci, Gucci Guuuuu!!!!!!!
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