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    Default Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood


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    this is great news !

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    Yes, I'm looking forward to sniffing it.

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    ...isn't it good Norwegian Wood?
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    Does Neiman, Saks, or Sephora carry it ?

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    @silverbullet. I don't think anyone carries it yet. Will update if/when I find out.

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    Default Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by the_good_life View Post
    ...isn't it good Norwegian Wood?
    Wait for the flanker 'This Bird Has Flown' ...

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    I wonder if Palm Beach Beauté has realized that "kanøn" doesn't mean anything in norwegian... The closest you get is "kanon" which means "cannon" or "incredibly drunk". Why not "tre" (wood), "bjørk" (birch) or "skog" (forest)?

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    waiting to get it

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    For a Norwegian the name looks like a spelling mistake. If they plan on launching it in the Scandinavian countries they better get rid of the slash thru the O, at least then it makes (some) sense.

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    Default Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by furrypine View Post
    For a Norwegian the name looks like a spelling mistake. If they plan on launching it in the Scandinavian countries they better get rid of the slash thru the O, at least then it makes (some) sense.
    Kanøn in Danish means "Canoe"... perhaps "Norwegian Canoe Wood"?
    Kanøn in Swedish means "Gun".... weirder still...
    And doesn't Kanøn in Norwegian mean "Canon"??

    Yeah, I think this is just a bunch of logo and packaging creatives throwing random " / 's " (slashes) around in an attempt to make the whole design aesthetic more Scandinavian. And we Northerners are left scratching our heads... lol!
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    This sounds kinda cool.

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    Kanøn in Danish means "Canoe"
    Maybe it was a nod to Dana's Canoe!

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    Default Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Kanøn in Danish means "Canoe"... perhaps "Norwegian Canoe Wood"?
    Kanøn in Swedish means "Gun".... weirder still...
    And doesn't Kanøn in Norwegian mean "Canon"??

    Yeah, I think this is just a bunch of logo and packaging creatives throwing random " / 's " (slashes) around in an attempt to make the whole design aesthetic more Scandinavian. And we Northerners are left scratching our heads... lol!
    This is called "linguistic fetishism", these kind of brands do not convey any linguistic meaning, just associations with the countries where that language is spoken. Thus, in this context don't ask for any meaning for "Kanøn".
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    Default Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    So...sort of a Norweigan Would? I am going to try it based on Grant's post
    Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me
    Like days of old. Lighting the spark of love that fills me
    with dreams untold..--Twilight Time

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    Default Re: Article: New men's fragrance: Kanøn Norwegian Wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
    This is called "linguistic fetishism", these kind of brands do not convey any linguistic meaning, just associations with the countries where that language is spoken. Thus, in this context don't ask for any meaning for "Kanøn".
    Sort of like Häagen-Dazs.

    And it's not just linguistic fetishism but also Beatles fetishism. I'm sure it has nothing to do with Norway, nothing to do with canoes, nothing to do with the Beatles. Just a name with all sorts of allusory resonances for customer appeal.

    "Calms the soul?" "A perfect state of natural harmony and masculine presence?" Somehow, I don't think that's what the song is all about....
    Last edited by Doctor Mod; 25th January 2010 at 02:39 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverbullet View Post
    Does Neiman, Saks, or Sephora carry it ?
    It's carried by some of the online fragrance stores (fragrancex etc.).

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