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    Default FCUK Friction for Men - Anyone Smell this New One??

    Hey gang, I saw this on the perfumania.com website. There's very little information about it other than the info provided by the French Connection website. Here's a link:

    http://fcukfragrance.com/products/fcuk-friction-him

    Notes: mandarin, green fruits, fresh lavender, black coconut, geranium, marine, cardamom, rum accord, sensual amber, leather, patchouli, magnetic musk.

    I'm gonna check this out at my local Perfumania soon if no one else has tried it.
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    If smelling good was a crime, I'd be serving a lifetime sentence....

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    I've never seen a black coconut...
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    I would never buy a fragrance from a company named FCUK. on principle alone.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Default Re: FCUK Friction for Men - Anyone Smell this New One??

    I'm assuming you do know that means French Connection (United Kingdom), right? The acronym is more for shock advertising.
    Fall/Winter Rotation:

    Lancme Hypnse
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    Dior Homme Intense
    Thierry Mugler Taste of Fragrance
    Prada Amber Intense Pour Homme

    If smelling good was a crime, I'd be serving a lifetime sentence....

    - OE (olfactoryexperience)

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    I have not heard of this til now.....Thanks for the info!!!
    Gary

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    Default Re: FCUK Friction for Men - Anyone Smell this New One??

    HAHAHAHA... they want way too much million$ to squeeze out of this catchy but forgettable concept!
    That's what I'd call mis-marketing! "Friction" should NOT have been HIS or HER, it should have been a SHARED fragrance.
    FCUK they'd better fire their creative director!
    Me not buying.

    Regards, Odor.

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    Default Re: FCUK Friction for Men - Anyone Smell this New One??

    should have named it Friction?K-Y by FCUK and made it unisex ...

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    Default Re: FCUK Friction for Men - Anyone Smell this New One??

    Very mediocre when I smelled it. Regardless of shock advertising, FCUK doesn't pique my interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfactoryExperience View Post
    I'm assuming you do know that means French Connection (United Kingdom), right? The acronym is more for shock advertising.
    Of course I do. That's why I don't like the brand much. But I'm a middle-aged guy, so I'm not part of the target market anyway.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    I've noticed Sears is selling a lot of FCUK clothes and accessories now. Wonder if they might carry the new fragrance? Anyway, wasn't FCUK kinda considered an upscale brand about 10 years ago? Seems like they have really fallen down the rung of designers if they are selling in Sears now.

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    For anyone planning to buy fcuk, found this 60% off coupon online. http://www.dealsfosho.com/coupons/fc...onal-60-off-2/

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbar1104 View Post
    FCUK doesn't pique my interest.
    Same here.

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    Default Re: FCUK Friction for Men - Anyone Smell this New One??

    I finally smelled this one...Man, I'm so disappointed. I really (not sure why) expected something at least slightly unique. This thing smells like a remake of Platinum Egoiste + Eau de Grey Flannel. More creamy than PE but less synthetic than EdGF. Pass for me...
    Fall/Winter Rotation:

    Lancme Hypnse
    Lanvin Avant Garde
    Zegna Intenso
    Dior Homme Intense
    Thierry Mugler Taste of Fragrance
    Prada Amber Intense Pour Homme

    If smelling good was a crime, I'd be serving a lifetime sentence....

    - OE (olfactoryexperience)

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    Default Re: FCUK Friction for Men - Anyone Smell this New One??

    I don't write off any houses or frags based on there names, after all, I'll be the first to tell ya, there are some amazing cheapies out there, like Eau Maximum, Cigar, Zirh Ikon, Corduroy, etc.. I could go on and on. However, the 2 FCUK frags I have tried were both just god awful. Horrible composition, lack of balance, horrible in smell, longevity, projection, and any other category. The perfumer(s) behind these frags need to find another hobby, because fragrance making isn't for them. And no, I doubt it's the budget, because like I said, I have come across some amazing cheapies, which I'm sure had a lower budget than FCUK, which is actually a pretty popular designer clothing brand amongst young business professionals, and especially in the UK. I'm sure they have the money, since it's pretty well marketed.

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    Default Re: FCUK Friction for Men - Anyone Smell this New One??

    My take:

    mandarin: Yes, the same bitter orange in every other men's fragrance these days.
    green fruits: Maybe green banana, but it brings nothing to the table.
    fresh lavender: it's buried under the a truckload of citrus.
    black coconut: racists... no, seriously -- in your dreams FCUK.
    geranium: crushed leaf, maybe, but it does nothing for the ensemble either.
    marine: yes, it's there after you throw the bottle into the sea.
    cardamom: no it is not there.
    rum accord: There is a boozy quality to this, so I guess this is it.
    sensual amber: SVU amber... it's there but you have to get over the citrus assault to smell it.
    leather: meh
    patchouli: meh meh
    magnetic musk: pipe dream

    This was $17 for 100ml at Marshalls. You've smelled all this from Calvin, Polo, and whatever Sears is selling one million times before. I'd almost rather have FCUK release one note scents instead of this mish-mosh. It's just so boring, and I swear I will firebomb whoever decided that men prefer to smell like bitter oranges. Not sexy. Not appropriate. Not worth it.

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