Thread: Designer Frag World Cup - USA
Welcome to the designer fragrance world cup. Four countries this week, and four next week / in a fortnights time, depending on volume in responses, in 8 seperate polls. Each country will have four or five design houses competing for a position to represent them in a knockout round (winners from first round grouped into fours) and then a final.
Each country has no more than six options.
Should be quite fun.
This week I am going to do France, Italy, USA and UK. Next week, Spain, Japan, Germany, Switzerland.
The houses chosen to represent their nations will go on to a semifinal against three others. Winner of France; USA; Germany; Japan in Semifinal group 1 and winner of Italy; UK; Spain; Switzerland in semifinal group 2.
Please only consider MAINSTREAM (NON-EXCLUSIVE); MASCULINE/UNISEX line offerings.
Your choices for USA (and some of their star releases):
Aramis (Aramis; Havana; New West; Aramis 900; Chromatics; Devin; Tuscany; Portos; JHL)
CK (Calvin; Man; Be; One; Obsession; eternity; Escape)
Donna Karan (Unleaded; Men; Fuel)
Carolina Herrera (212 Men; CH Men; Chic; Herrera for Men)
Ralph Lauren (Chaps; Safari; Polo series; Romance)
Tom Ford (Grey Vetiver; Extreme; Ford for Men)
I realise I have omitted many options... If you feel strongly they should be here, dont vote, and mention them in a reply. Enough of those and they might go through!
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Aramis, hands down.
"No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.
I would add Tiffany.
Last edited by petruccijc; 24th May 2011 at 01:11 AM.
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Aramis, for sure.
Most of the competitors wouldn't have even been eligible for the qualifying rounds.
Aramis all the way on that one.
This should be great fun.
I'm not a big fan of American perfumes.
The only one I really like of all the ones
mentioned is Obsession for Men, so, I'll
go with Calvin Klein.
I wanna know what Hednic thinks
I'm going with Donna Karan
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Ralph Lauren was Good.
Calvin Klein stills Good.
Tom Ford is oustanding!
Aramis without hesitation.
The consistently high quality of the whole Tom Ford lineup earns my vote.
Aramis followed by Tom Ford. Halston and Geoffrey Beene are glaring omissions.
I'm sticking with Ralphie since Polo Black is still garnering compliments wherever I go. Can't miss with that one....Plus Polo (original) and Polo Blue were true monuments in the industry. I respect their contributions to perfumery....
Versace Man by Versace
Iceberg The Fragrance by Iceberg
Amber Intense by Prada
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
Byredo Black Saffron
If smelling good was a crime, I'd be serving a lifetime sentence....
- OE (olfactoryexperience)
Why is Aramis considered a "designer frag"? What is it that Aramis "designs"? To my knowledge, all they make are fragrances and related skin care products. Sure, they have affiliates like Kors and Hilfiger in that business, but so does Guerlain via its LVMH ownership. Yet Guerlain was excluded from this polling.
are we supposed to not consider the tom ford private blend since that is basically a niche line?
Aramis for life. I have four of them and they are all perfection. Still need to get my hands on 900, 900 Herbal and JHL
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