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    Default When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    Today I was wearing Corduroy, and walking to my car, all I could think of were a pair of khaki corduroys, and how much the name really goes with the fragrances overall look, both the bottle and box, and of course the smell.

    How many fragrances can you think of with a fitting name to match its bottle/box as well as its smell. Polo Double Black succeeds all the way up to the smell part, there's nothing black, nonetheless DOUBLE black about it.

    When you factor in all of those components, it's actually difficult to think of which are 100% fitting. I just looked through my collection and really only decided Corduroy is an appropriate answer. I think Joop! and Fahrenheit as well, although I have no idea what Joop actually means, the exclamation mark is good way to give the heads up, as well as its abnormally colored juice.

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    Davidoff - Good Life

    I think the name, the packaging, and the scent present well as a whole. It's kinda hard to explain. Figs in a bright sunny place... the good life

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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    I find the non-note designated names to be very arbitrarily chosen.

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    Farhenheit... wore that the day my car decided to have an electrical fire.

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    Byzance, Antaeus, Virgin Island Water, actually quite a few. And I can't wait to discover what Bang! is going to smell like!!

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    Will be interested to smell Thierry Mugler's Womanity when it launches, too.

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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    definitely Cool Water

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    Muscs Koubla´ Khńn kind of hits the nail on the head.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    Scent-wise, it has to be Iris Silver Mist. Vapory iris.

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    By Kilian - A Taste of Heaven . The name fits the fragrance perfectly.
    Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    Farhenheit... wore that the day my car decided to have an electrical fire.
    I think you sold the bottle after this experience??

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    Boss #1.

    It really does smell like #1.

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    Well, avoidng actual notes in the name these all do it for me for various reasons . . . off the top of my head:

    Apres l’Ondee
    L’Heure Bleue
    L’Ombre dans l’Eau
    L’Eau d’Hiver
    Carnal Flower
    French Lover
    Daim Blond
    Insolence
    Taste of Heaven
    Idole (Lubin)
    Noir Epices
    Dzongkha
    Kyoto, Avignon etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBL View Post
    I think you sold the bottle after this experience??
    Ha! The thought occurred to me; just bought Fahrenheit Summer and laughed at karma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    Ha! The thought occurred to me; just bought Fahrenheit Summer and laughed at karma.
    Where did you happen to pick that up if I may ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by b0n3z View Post
    Where did you happen to pick that up if I may ask?
    It's been years, slightly over a decade. I think I found it at a boutique while I still lived in Charleston, SC. Just ran across it, thought it smelled lighter than the original, and bought it. Still have the bottle, about only 50% left though. In fact, wore it today during a 90 degree day and still got compliments.

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    Well, lAir du desert Marocain displays how I imagine the air over Maroccos deserts to smell.
    I'l confirm in Juli, after I have checked

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    Oddly or not, Bois du Portugal lives up to its name-it's very Mediterranean to my nose, so that, whenever I smell it, I find myself thinking about a rocky and sandy landscape covered in pines, on a summer afternoon, at the shores of a crystal-clear sea, maybe even in Portugal...
    Last edited by Ken_Russell; 17th June 2010 at 06:45 AM.

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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    Azzaro Chrome - from the box to the cap, right down to the scent itself.

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    I can't think of any other name for A*MEN
    Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    I can't think of any other name for A*MEN
    I always thank God that I don't have to wear it, so Amen seems perfectly apt.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    Cereus #14






    (I'm kidding. )

    You'll find many niche and indie perfumers are much more literal with their names, so those would obviously fit relatively well (except in Le Labo's case!)

    On more creatively named ones, let's see... Virgin Island Water is a great one as mentioned. Maybe White Suede by Tom Ford.

    Least fitting? Bois 1920 Sushi Imperiale would be a good candidate.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    Ooh, and Avignon by Comme des Garcons, for sure.
    I'm a colognosaurus. Rawr!

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    I agree with Polo DB, Fahrenheit.
    Another: Lalique White,
    Boss Element (Bottle and colorless liquid on the bottle)
    Curve for men: Green scent and green bottle, It's not slick scent such as the name(Curve)
    Encre Noir
    Creed SMW
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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    Unforgivable. No further elaboration required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Azzaro Chrome - from the box to the cap, right down to the scent itself.
    Agreed.

    Also now that I own this, I must say Polo Explorer. From the box, to the bottle, to the smell to the name. Although Polo "nature" or "wildlife" could have worked, but Explorer sounds much better.

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Unforgivable. No further elaboration required.
    haha :X
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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    Super Fragrance for Men by Etienne Aigner could not be more aptly named.

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    Wild Fern
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garšons man 2

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    This seems like another great idea for a thread!

    I think the most fitting I can think of and recently tried would be:

    Virgin Island Water (unspoilt beach in the Caribbean)
    Silver Mountain Water (not so much as the others)
    Himalaya (ice cold fragrance)

    Bel Ami ('my friend' - this is actually a great name for one's signature scent!)
    Last edited by rum; 29th August 2012 at 02:37 PM.

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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    Lipstick rose!

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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    Fumidus, Chaps
    &
    Tobacco Vanille, duh
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    Default Re: When a fragrance name is actually fitting.

    +1 Himalaya, Fahrenheit, and Chrome

    Bvlgari Aqva pour Homme Marine
    The Dreamer

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    Herba Fresca-super herby super fresca.

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