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    Default Who is Lui and why do they make fragrances for him?

    I am sure I am not the only one to notice the several fragrances by various houses with the name "Pour Lui." Here is a sample from the fragrance directory:

    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedi...earch=pour+lui

    Does anyone know the story or stories behind this name?

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    I think he's Homme's Italian cousin.

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    Pour lui = For him

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    Who is Hombre, and why does he get some fragrances made for him?
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    He must be related to that Monsieur dude I keep hearing about as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert G. View Post
    I think he's Homme's Italian cousin.
    No, that's Uomo.

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    Brother of Mar, obviously.

    Why do they make fragrances for him? I think it's about time he gets some recognition for his expoits. He is just as tough dude.
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    I'd love to meet Donna.

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    Lui is the brother of Elle

    Check this: http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedi...arch=pour+elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    I'd love to meet Donna.
    I've met Her and She's a Great Lady.....You would Love Her for sure!!!
    My question is this.....Who is For Men? Another question is.....Who is For Him?
    This is really cracking me up!!!
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    Who's on first? The guy on first... who?
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    The reason they keep making fragrances for Lui is because he fricken stinks, man! But the guy just won't take the hint.

    C'mon Lui, work with us here.
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    He's Louie. Poor Louie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vonMises View Post
    I am sure I am not the only one to notice the several fragrances by various houses with the name "Pour Lui." Here is a sample from the fragrance directory:

    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedi...earch=pour+lui

    Does anyone know the story or stories behind this name?
    Comming from a guy who refers to his country currently as USSA, I would never expect you to be the sharpest tool.

    Rochas Lui is a pretty nice scent, by the way
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    Oh, but I laugh inside every time I see that USSA. It strikes me as a clever bit of political commentary. Socialist advocate? Or a tongue-in-cheek way of saying we've become the very Evil Empire we opposed? Dunno.

    @ScultpureOfSoul: Then what must Homme smell like!?
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    What is going on here in the Male Fragrance Discussion board?!
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    Default Re: Who is Lui and why do they make fragrances for him?

    Lui is indeed French. It comes from luisant, which means "shiny." No, really! (Well the part about luisant is real.) Lui is really just French for "him," and so is Italian lui.

    The French lui is pronounced [lɥi], a little like "lwee," but the Italian lui sounds more like "louie." French: pour lui; Italian per lui: "for him."
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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    What is going on here in the Male Fragrance Discussion board?!
    It's early in the morning and we have an obvious caffeine shortage. Or overdose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    Comming from a guy who refers to his country currently as USSA, I would never expect you to be the sharpest tool.

    Rochas Lui is a pretty nice scent, by the way

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    I think we all know this Lui (below), which might account for the confusion.
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    All of them were made for Lui Armstrong, the late, great trumpet player.
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    Apparently it's this guy, because he has the lowest prices in town:


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    'pour Lui'? Wondering if there's any remote connection with 'boh lui' which means 'no money' in Hokkien (a Chinese dialect).

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    I grew up in an inner city Italian neighborhood and I know Lui. Matter of fact, every 3rd male you met was named Lui.

    There was my Uncle Lui the boxer, Little Lui the neighborhood career criminal, Lui the Lip who was mobbed up....and a slew of Lew everywhere you went.

    None of the twenty something Lui's I grew up with wore scent. They did however reek of cigar and cigarette smoke with just a hint of alcohol. I'm not sure if that counts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vonMises View Post
    I am sure I am not the only one to notice the several fragrances by various houses with the name "Pour Lui." Here is a sample from the fragrance directory:

    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedi...earch=pour+lui

    Does anyone know the story or stories behind this name?
    vonMises, thanks for the humor.
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    Ok we figure out who Lui is but who is this "poor homie" they keep making colognes for?

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    This has to go down as one of the best threads for a laugh in basenotes history.....Thanks to everyone for the great laughs.....I need to laugh for sure!!!
    Just one more note from me.....Didn't they make a song about Lui?.....Lui Lui......Oh Oh.....Lui Lui.....Ay ya ya ya!!!
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    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZsmells View Post
    Ok we figure out who Lui is but who is this "poor homie" they keep making colognes for?
    Do you mean the fragrance by Eminem "Eminem Pour Homie" or the flanker called "Pour Poor Homie"? I've heared that there's another one in the making, which is going by the name "Pour Poor Homie Pourpre" (could be either an Intense or a Sport version of the original). Confusing, I know...
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    Me thinks it's a former french football player...

    Wasn't Pour'Homme some belgian goalkeeper?

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    For a minute I thought this was about 'Liu' by Guerlain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROBERTO View Post
    Então fizeram os perfumes Para Ele? (So they made the perfumes For Him?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    Então fizeram os perfumes Para Ele? (So they made the perfumes For Him?)
    Parece que sim....( it seems so ) and the song is beautiful...
    Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
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    Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!

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    I'm surprised the fun police haven't descended on this thread yet.
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    I love this thread.

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    Lui is this guy here in the photo. They make fragrances for him because of the cigar stink and because the Police sang a song about him (Please Don't Stand So Close To Me).



    He, or should I say, Lui, has been seen in numerous photos.



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    Don't believe the propaganda. The man on this picture is actually just an innocent scapegoat with a funny beard. The real Lui used a much better disguise. Also they didn't create that song because of the cigar smoke, it's because of his notorious use of a certain fragrance (which also explains the facial expressions of the bystanders, btw).


    Edit: I see, you don't just spread the propaganda, you actually create it! Shame on you.
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    But you heard the news about Lui's late wife, Siou-i? Choked on a ham sandwich after spraying the boudoir with Jontue.
    Tragic. Tragic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graffham View Post
    Choked on a ham sandwich after spraying the boudoir with Jontue.
    I didn't know he, or should I say, Lui, was married to Mamma Cass.
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    Year's ago he used to own the beef stand over on Grand, and Ashland. I think he chocked on a piece of home made sausage, and met his demise....Sad huh!
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    Do I understand correctly: Homme = Man, while Lui = Him ?

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    if I were to describe this thread in one word, it'd be "bazinga"

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    Default Re: Who is Lui and why do they make fragrances for him?

    Quote Originally Posted by karisuma View Post
    Do I understand correctly: Homme = Man, while Lui = Him ?
    Yes, you are correct.

    Thanks for the laughs people!
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