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    Hi,

    Which fragrance would you recommend for a communist?

    Taking in consideration:

    -That it should not be overpriced
    -The raw materials should be abundant and relatively cheap.
    -And no capitalist would dear to wear it without becoming a revolutionary.
    "You can look at a picture for a week an never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life." Joan Miro

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    Pure Havane.


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    Patchouli oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Patchouli oil?
    I should have mentioned that a real fragrance contains more than one ingredient. In that case patchouli oil should be eliminated from the list.

    (I just don’t like modern metro sexual capitalist perfumes)
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    Tsar

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    What about Givenchy Gentleman? Do you think it's provoking enough for the fragile nose of a petit-bourgeois? Taking note that sexy womens prefer the rebels rather than the old fart dressed in a borring suit.(not really the Versace mafiosi suit kind of style)

    Also what about Yatagan or l'Anarchiste?
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    If you are a true communist, Dictator, you already know the answer from the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin (or Trotsky).
    Ah, forget it, just buy any stuff you want from the most expensive boutiques... before the masses decide they smell a rat

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    lol

    But seriously? Imagine you have to go to a left wing rally and you want to smell good in a proper communist way?
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    Muscs Koublai Khan...
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



    "A beautiful fragrance to the nose is like good jazz music to the ears, great food to the mouth, and Megan Fox and Jessica Alba to the eyes..."

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    Tears

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    The smell of hard labor for your country and compatriots.

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    Kouros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldini View Post
    Pure Havane.

    @ Baldini - right on target !!!

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    This is probably a joke thread, as per the original poster's name being 'dictator' - inspired by the Borat movie, perhaps? - but I will answer it seriously anyway, as something does come to mind.

    My neighbour is the ex-secretary of my country's Communist Party, and met Mao in the '70s. I don't recall him ever smelling of anything. He is in his 90s now, however, and devotes all his time to his writing.

    I would suggest something of Caron's.

    First, Caron was founded by he immortal Ernest Daltroff, who, like Marx, was a Jewish intellectual of sorts. Who that smelled anything of Daltroff's could not consider him an intellectual? He is the only perfumer whom I admire as a human being. What thoughts he had, and commemorated in his perfumes. Were Marx a perfumer rather than a philosopher, I suspect he might have done something a little like Daltroff did. Like many Jews, Daltroff fled Paris during WWII, and sought refuse in America. He died not long after returning to France after the war.

    Second, Caron is alone among all the French perfume houses in having had the liberty of women at the forefront of their minds from the very start - well, from at least as early as 1919. Tabac Blond was devised as a tribute to flappers, to either complement or conceal their smoking cigarettes, which until then were the exclusive indulgence of men. Then there was En Avion, released in 1929, to commemorate the very first female pilots. I believe that Caron was alone in endorsing the somewhat subversive boundary-pushing of women, and their attempts to leave the oppression of former eras behind them. Daltroff seems to have genuinely admired them. Inherently a somewhat communist thing, this admiration for revolution. 'You have nothing to lose but your chains.'

    Third, Caron spends a pittance on advertising than other houses do. Compared to Caron, Guerlain is like Coca Cola. So a left-winger could go with Caron with a clearish conscience in respect of not feeding a commercial hype machine. They are very well-priced, too - highly affordable. Which chances to coincide with their being the only French house that still produce true extraits, keeping the tradition alive so to speak.

    On the whole, I think that a communist probably ought not wear a scent at all; did not Lenin abandon music, which he loved, from the thought that it was born of a pre-revolutionary system, and would distract him from his particular ideals? Nevertheless, were s/he to wear something, I think En Avion would be a good choice, suggesting as it does ascent, freedom, and so on, as well as its historical background.

    Anyway, just my thoughts. You should probably just go with lavender or patchouli oil, if you want to be perfectly orthodox!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Tsar
    I very much agree.
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    I understand Trotsky had a thing for Jicky

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    I would also say TSAR but thinking about it, I would prefer this one more:

    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dernier_Cri View Post
    I understand Trotsky had a thing for Jicky
    Really?

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    Success by Trump of course. Keep 'em guessin' right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictator View Post
    lol

    But seriously? Imagine you have to go to a left wing rally and you want to smell good in a proper communist way?
    I see something profoundly out of place with an ideologue - of the marching kind - wearing perfume.

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    grey flannel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictator View Post

    (I just don’t like modern metro sexual capitalist perfumes)
    Jazz by YSL
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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    Muscs Koublai Khan...
    +1 Comrade.

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    Which signifier of class privilege/totem of bourgeois aspiration would I recommend to a communist?

    Uhmmm....
    Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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    Insurrection by Reyanne Tradition

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    Double Post
    Just because it happened to you doesn't make it interesting.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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    Anarchiste by Caron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Anarchiste by Caron
    Yes, indeed.

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    One Man Show
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    RED!

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