Thread: How Sex Killed a Fragrance
OK, now that I've got your attention, I'd like to share a few thoughts about Cuir D'Oranger by Miller Harris.
Moreover I'd REALLY like to hear your thoughts on this increasingly difficult to find fragrance.
(And if you're not familiar with this one, do yourself a favor and please check out the reviews!)
Here in BN it's classed as "Unisex" However if you Google it you'll find that it's being marketed a a feminine scent; which IMHO is responsible for its demise. Shame.
I believe that if it had been marketed as a masculine and manufactured in the 1980's it could easily have qualified as a " Powerhouse Scent."
Granted, women can get away with wearing ANYTHING, including Vintage Tabarome.
But how many women do you think would have bought blind a " Woman's Perfume. " at their friendly mall, taken it home and rejoiced if it smelled exactly like:
1.The aforementioned V.T.
3. Grey Flannel
5. Miller Harris Cuir d'Oranger
Now, if they were members of BN, known that these were 'masculine frags', and tried any of the above as an experiment--they might easily have loved them!
But not for the majority at the mall looking for a feminine scent.
It's probably too late to save this fragrance from oblivion.
Still, if Old Spice- which came out in 1937 as a woman's scent--bombed, and was repackaged the next year as a man's frag and became a hit can do it?
It is an excellent fragrance. I love the orange and birch tar together - it's quite a sexy beast.
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So if you had to choose between either Cuir d'Oranger (2005) or Cuir Mauresque (1996) as your travel scent for your Virgin Galactic sub-orbital spaceflight, which scent would you pick?
“interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.” - Susan Sontag
I guess, in this case, gender-based (or even gender-biased) denomination killed a fragrance
And I also think, in my humble opinion, that women wearing blatantly powerhouse-style masculine can pull it off with ease, as it has a certain something