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    Default What are some fragrances that you like (or love) that are in bottles you hate?

    I have just started getting into fragrances and have come across one thing, not all bottles are created equal. That poses the question, do you like a fragrance but can't stand the bottle that it is in. Also, fragrances you hate but are in bottles you love. I have to say (athough I have limited experience) Le Male is a fragrance I enjoy but put off simply trying it because of the tacky bottle. Let's just say it doesn't look very classy. What do you guys think?

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    Oddly, Le Male was the first example I thought of the minute I've read the title of this thread

    Also, Rochas Man

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    1+ Rochas Man
    Pasha De Cartier

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    C&S Oxford and Cambridge

    The bottle, and especially cap, are just so cheap. It's unfitting for such a wonderful fragrance.
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    i dont like opium bottle !

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    Boss Bottled, LOVE the fragrance, the bottleis just too simple, i would love a 'fancy' bottle!

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    Fendi Uomo

    a huge plastic nightmare!

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    I love running my fingers up and down a bottle of Le Male. Such wonderful contours...

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    Plastic trigger of Cartier Declaration

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor View Post
    I love running my fingers up and down a bottle of Le Male. Such wonderful contours...
    Is that in the same way I love to run my tongue around the sensual lines of the Salvador Dali mouth bottle

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    Rochas Man, Diesel Green Masculine, Samba Kiss Me (Samba bottles in general), Bod Man Body Heat Sexy X2 (I don't so much hate the bottle on this one, but I hate the cap)

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    Guerlain's rather expensive Rose Barbare, part of their L'Art et la Matiere series, utilizes a generic rectangular bottle and comes with one of those funny bulb atomizers, as well as a rather plain, cheap looking spray mechanism. The problem is, besides looking really crummy, the regular atomizer does not have a cap, so if you choose to use it you end up with something that resembles a counter top tester, all for $235! The packaging team at Guerlain seems to be working with a very low budget these days, another of their high end release, Arsène Lupin - $225, is bottled in the exact same bottles as the L'Art et la Matiere series, only they've framed it in the cheapest wood - were they hoping that no one noticed? I did!

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    Lauder Intuition.

    Ugly bottle, difficult to hold and spray with one hand.

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    Not that it -bothers- me per say, but the Rochas Man bottle just looks... inappropriate to me. I kind of laugh every time I wear it

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    I love the original Claiborne for Men fragrance but hate the attempt at a "post-modern" bottle. What were they thinking?

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    I vote for Jaipur pour Homme by Boucheron.

    80s shoulder pads with a plastic cap. Not befitting a jeweler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ausamamira View Post
    i dont like opium bottle !
    That's the one i was gonna say!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    Not that it -bothers- me per say, but the Rochas Man bottle just looks... inappropriate to me. I kind of laugh every time I wear it
    I'd laugh at you too, if I saw you wearing that bottle!!! lol
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    Cabaret by Gres
    Rouge by Christian Lacroix
    Paloma Picasso by Paloma Picasso
    Youth-Dew by Estee Lauder
    Amarige by Givenchy
    The Infidel by Agonist
    Imari by Avon

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    Hmm I would say Hummer is one of those colognes I kinda like...but the bottle is really odd....idk if I like it or not...maybe I do a bit, but the way sprays out doesn't always work.

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    +1 Le Male, but anyway I don't really like the fragrance too.
    Armani Code, I like some tall bottles but don't like the shape of this one.
    And I definitely hate the 1 Million bottle but never smelled the fragrance yet, maybe the juice is worthy, though.


    Hmm I would say Hummer is one of those colognes I kinda like...but the bottle is really odd....idk if I like it or not...maybe I do a bit, but the way sprays out doesn't always work.
    The cap is a bit overdone, but the glass part is very cool, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weimar27 View Post
    Cabaret by Gres

    OMG, one would have to be an I Dream of Jeannie fanatic to find any love for this kitsch attempt at Arabic exoticism!

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    The bottle shape does matter to me. Unlike some of you, however, I appreciate the shape of Le Male. I wish more companies would use some creativity. I kind of like simple, but elegant, like Prada or Gucci. And while I like Gendarme, I find the bottle just simple...but not elegant!

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    YSL Rive Gauche ph: a fantastic scent in an orrible hair spray bottle!

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    While I appreciate its understated dignity, I've always thought PdN's New York's bottle is a bit plain. Seems like they could've been a bit more creative...it's just an elongated Aramis bottle.

    Rochas Man is pretty goofy. I had a bottle of Opium pH years ago, and found the bottle really cheap in both look and feel--not befitting of the fragrance itself, IMO. Rive Gauche is odd, but it doesn't bother me, although I put a big ding in it last time it was in my suitcase. Even if I liked Le Male, I probably wouldn't buy it. I prefer my bottles without a "bulge".

    That said, I can't say I "hate" any of the ones I own. I think my least favorites would have to be my A*Men bottles. I like the practicality, look, and feel of them, but working the sprayer underneath the rubber sucks. I'd prefer a normal, metal sprayer on the top of the bottle.

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    D&G By Man deserves much better (including reincarnation!)
    +1 for the cheap plastic cap on Jaipur (ditto for Pour Homme)
    +1 for Rive Gauche
    -1 for Boss Bottled: I actually like the bottle! I think I favour simple cylindrical or square chunky bottles
    One of my most hated bottles: Emporio Armani He. Yep, that'd be my #1

    Sculpture of Soul: that's the second time today we both agree strongly on a fragrance: Grey Flannel earlier and now C&S Oxford and Cambridge. I only have a sample of O&C so I can't comment on the bottle but I adore the fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubergeek View Post
    Lauder Intuition.

    Ugly bottle, difficult to hold and spray with one hand.
    Totally agree, great frag, bottle is NOT practical!
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    Rive Gauche (goofy, feels cheap) and Body Kouros (looks cheap, unstable)

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    The Montales should be in something other than a tin can. CDG Incense series should be in a fancy bottle.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Santal Noble.

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    body kouros
    opium femme

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neurosis View Post
    Not that it -bothers- me per say, but the Rochas Man bottle just looks... inappropriate to me. I kind of laugh every time I wear it
    Well the bottle designers had to find a way to keep all the ladies busy that you'll bring home when you wear the fragrance... because there'll be too many for you keep occupied alone

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    To quote a line from a Flight of the Conchords song: "...too many to count, mutha uckers."

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    #1. Caron L'Anarchiste
    Awesome combo of apple, spices, orange blossom, woods, musks...
    .....in a f#@king copper tombstone with "Tim Burton font" all over it.
    Disaster of a bottle covering an incredibly good scent.


    #2: Penhaligon's Eau De Cologne anthology.

    Awesome contemporary/traditional EDC in a tiny 100ml (these 100ml's are tiny), with a super awkward olive green bowtie on the cap. The leather string-wrap tied around the castile and Opus caps make Penhaligon's bottles not-so-awful. Penhaligon's should keep the bowties on the packaging somehow, but get it off the caps.

    Other than those two my wardrobe seems to be in cool/practical ergonomic bottles.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqxnm6t3QMw

    That's how I feel about atomizers that dribble out great stuff.

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