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Thread: SLEAZY fragrances!
Two of my favorite frags, Drakkar Noir and Brut, are considered by many people to be sleazy. You know, the kind of frag that Larry the Lounge Lizard would wear. In fact, I read a review on BN that described Drakkar Noir as "this is a sleazy fragrance", and I thought it was hilarious. I'm talking frags that have no class, at least to people who don't like or wear them.
This thread is here just for laughs, NOT to make stereotypes about people who wear these frags. Trust me, if there's anyone who should be offended by this thread, it should be me, since I'm a hardcore wearer of both Drakkar and Brut.
I mention Drakkar and Brut because those are the first colognes that I think of when the word "sleazy" is mentioned in the fragrance context. What frags do you think fall into the sleaze category?
A wolf in sheep's clothing is still a wolf. The scents of today are doubly as disreputable as '80s scents. You will seldom meet a modern person as sweet as the scent he wears. I prefer honest masculinity to under-handed insincerity; fist-fights to lawsuits.
Seems I remember a basenoter describe Acier Aluminum as a scent for 1970s era porn stars. While I really like Acier Aluminum, I can see it being considered "sleazy".
Stud by Phat Pimp is an animalic, lactonic fougere that oozes sleaze, but it's far more interesting than the majority of $150-$300 niche fragrances.
You could call thousands of them sleazy but it's usually because people use too much of them. Drakkar Noir was/is like that because many people tend to saturate themselves with it.
I can't relate with Aramis being sleazy. My dad's an emergency room doctor/intensivist/medical director at a major hospital, he's worn Aramis for 30 years and all kinds of patients (and others) are still always telling him how good it smells. It does smell great, and if Patou pour Homme is the smell of man, Aramis isn't far behind. It's also one of the few classic chypres that hasn't been thrashed by EU regulations. Just use it with a little finesse.
Last edited by pluran; 28th June 2011 at 04:17 AM.
Aramis is another favorite of mine, and though I don't find it sleazy at all, if you bathe yourself in it, it does smell sleazy and crass.
I think we define frags as sleazy because of the sleazy people we have experienced that wear them so there will be a lot of different answers.
I think most popular modern "clubbing" frags are sleazy.
Obsession for men. Seedy middle aged math teacher trying to seduce young students, a man visiting a bar picking up an unhealthy looking woman after money gets exchanged, extramarital affairs in cheap 70's hotel rooms, etc, all concentrated in this juice.
If you're thinking sleazy as in Appetite for Destruction era Guns N' Roses sleazy, give Dirty English by Juicy Couture a try. I like it a lot.
I've heard Pressa wears Paco Rabanne
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Sleazy fragrances :
Armani Code Men
AF Fierce for Men
D&G pour Homme ( to an extent)
JPG Le Male
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Santos Eau de Sport (and I love it)
All the loud 70s-80s era loud herbal-woody fragrances come off as 'sleazy' to me. Imagine a dodgy VHS Ron Jeremy porn flick with elevator music, a cheesy intro, and 'inspired' acting..
La Nuit de L'Homme EDT
Acqua di Gio here in Sweden for sure.
Not many native Swedes wearing this.
Aramis immediatly sprung to mind for me too , as well as Paco Robanne
Lots and lots of one of these:
seems like there's a correlation between price and sleaze, as many of the older frags happen to be inexpensive or available at drugstores, without the glass between...
I cannot evoke a sleazy rendering to go along with a frag no matter how hard I try... maybe the original Sure deodorant scent.
If you have "A Wide Stance" this might be the scent for you.
It gets no sleazier.....well...perhaps Quorum.
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Paco Rabanne's One Million
There I said it ... oh yeah, I went there
Cool Water is something I would expect to smell on a used car salesmen.
Obsession DOES in my mind seem to get associated with the things Rusell mentioned. Poor Calvin...
I also remember choking when I was around Jovan Musk. High sleaze factor for anyone wearing that.
^ I agree, Stylin - it's a nice one. I think that distinctive fragrances all run that risk - they either become "rich old man" or "dirty old man", once they fall out of the protective love of the masses. Obsession was pretty sexy in its time. Dirty old man is the predictable sentence.
Paco Rabanne maculines are all marketed with a somewhat macho vibe, so they simply have to end their lifetimes in sleazy squalor. One Million is kind of cool now, but when it dies someday, people will howl at the "ten's dude" trying to hook up with the easy chicks of his generation. I mean, just think of this 50 years from now... Not exactly a Jicky ad.
Both of them make me flinch and twitch when I smell 'em these days.
I look forward to living long enough to run into a 50-year-old guy bathed in One Million because "chicks" dig it.
Last edited by StylinLA; 27th June 2011 at 04:54 AM.
A real sleazy fragrance..
Hahahaha... this thread is full of win!
To me, the dudes in most fragrance commercials comes off looking like sleazy douchebags. So sleazy could be said about pretty much all fragrances that have a commercial out there...
For insight into the sleaze (if you dare!)...
I like sleazy (not the Paris Hilton frag though)
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that bottle from the ad with snoop and diddy sure is the ugliest thing in the world!
Great thread BUT.....
oh why, oh why, did I look at this thread before bedtime??!! ACK I am going to have nightmares about the pasty hairy dude with the absurdly sized religious neckware.
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ROFL. Fun thread! I agree Drakkar Noir takes the cake. It's probably what Ted Bundy wore.
The Hench-frag of Sleaze: One Man Show. Even the name............ sleazy! Nothing about it will appeal to potential in-laws anywhere in the world. Nor will ladies brag about its being in the wardrobe of anyone they know.
I just love OMS!
ointments and perfume delight the heart....
Yeah - One Man Show is the BEST name of any fragrance - period!!!! (And I love it too!)
Kouros for blue collar sleaziness and Habit Rouge for white collar sleaziness.
This thread is giving me the giggles.
I think many of the fragrances listed above can be interpreted as sleazy or not, depending on application and the wearer.
When I think of sleazy, I think of Cumming by Alan Cumming. Which I love the smell of and wear when I want to give off that vibe.
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Vermeil for Men - Remember the character Wes Hightower from the movie 'Urban Cowboy', played by Scott Glen? This is the scent he would've worn. I love it though, fantastic 80's tobacco scent.
Azzaro Silver Black - the scent of seedy hotel one-night stands. Makes a great clubbing scent though, and one of the scents in my collection that consistently garners compliments from the fairer sex.
Sashka Man Black - scent of Borat. But I still love it!
British Sterling, Brut, and Aramis.
Aqua Velva, Brut, Drakkar Noir (does anyone wear that anymore?)
The quick dry down of Tommy Bahama (for him) has a definite sleazy note...like cumin or something. Makes me feel like I need a lot of chest hair and a leisure suit.