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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    There's only one way to decide if a fragrance is bad or good. Spray it on your skin. Smell. Then, wait an hour. Smell again. After a few more hours, smell again. Do you like it? That's the only way to decide. I mean, really, does it matter if a ton of strangers on the internet likes or hates something? Let your own nose decide. Even if you're new to fragrances, your nose and your brain know like and dislike. Sniff and decide.

    I've gotten a ton of compliments from women while wearing Curve. Literally a ton. Is it a "panty dropper"? No, but that term is ignorant anyway. No fragrance is going to make a woman fall into bed with you, BUT, if you have a personality she finds attractive and a sense of style she likes too, a compliment getter of a fragrance is like the icing on the cake that makes you more fun or more alluring to get close to.

    For a 1st date, Curve is easy to recommend. It won't be popular on basenotes, but in the real world, it's easy to recommend.
    This. Totally this. Who gives a shit what I think? Do I give a shit that most of you dislike one of my most recent purchases, Play Sport? No, no I don't. I enjoy it, and I wear it for myself, and that's what this hobby is all about. Unless, of course, you just want to get compliments, in which case Curve, AdG, and other tried and true best sellers over the years are always your best bet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Welcome to Basenotes, where the popular frags are shunned and the strange smelling high dollar frags are praised. ...I guarantee that 99/100 women will choose Curve over anything by Frederick Malle or Guerlain any day of the week.
    How much are you paying out for that guarantee?
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  3. #33

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    How much are you paying out for that guarantee?
    $100 in Monopoly currency

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post

    For a 1st date, Curve is easy to recommend. It won't be popular on basenotes, but in the real world, it's easy to recommend.
    Absolutely. If it's popular in real life, it's guaranteed to be considered a "boring", "generic", or "cheap" fragrance on this forum. I haven't had girls swoon over me when I wear Terre D'Hermes or Chanel Egoiste. However, when I bring out the Curve and Acqua Di Gio, the compliments are bountiful. Not to say that positive compliments from women should be the sole reason to wear a certain fragrance, but it sure as hell doesn't hurt.
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  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispyjuicy View Post
    Okay thank you guys! Burberry London or Curve? I'm obviously going to try both on and see which I like better, but in your opinion guys what do you like better? what garners more compliments? etc
    Curve is more versatile. You can wear it any time of day, any time of year. London is excellent, but it's nowhere near as versatile. Would I recommend it? SURE! ...if you smell it and you like it.

    Trust me when I say not to look for someone to say "Buy this one! It's the answer." Sure, many will say that. Hell, *I* might even stupidly say that. But the truth is, if you find something you like and feel confident wearing, you'll have found your answer. Just about every person on this forum is looking for his or her holy grail scent. The search for "it" is half the fun! Aaaaaaaand it's the reason our credit card companies love us (though I pay that balance off every month because I'll be damned if I'm handing them free cash in interest!!!)

    Part of the reason I recommend Curve is that it's so cheap and gets so many compliments, which means it's a fine place to begin.

    Like I said above, if I were you, I'd come up with around $75 to $100 to buy a starting trio.
    - Something super versatile. Curve fits the bill.
    - Something great for hot weather. PE 360 Red, or Nautica Voyage. Cool Water or Chrome.
    - Something darker or gourmand for winter nights. Bvlgari Black maybe. Michael Jordan Legend or Animale Animale.

    A trio like that would have you easily set up for ages, and it would cost you under $100. Curve, PE Red and Bv Black could be had for as little as $65 total. Curve, PE Red and MJ Legend for as little as $50!

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    Change "women" to "high school girls" to make it true.
    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    I've actually never had a high school girl compliment me on Curve. Only Women 21 and older
    I agree 100% with mesa. As a brand name, Curve had a reputation as a teen product, but that's due to the poor job of marketing by Claiborne rather than being due to the actual smell. These days, I think it's been mostly forgotten as things like Bleu, Guilty, A-Men and 1 Million are all the rage.

    Curve has gotten me compliments from women in their 20s, 30s and even 40s. And not once have I ever had anyone guess I was wearing Curve, though a few were really surprised when I told them what it was.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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    I got it, got 5 compliments 3 from family(but they didn't know I bought it, so they weren't being nice or anything) and 2 from random ladies (one in early 20s? and one late 20s early 30s?).

    Anyways I liked it I feel like its a projection monster, I don't know how long it lasts, but it my dad from the backseat could smell it when I just had 2 sprays. I kind of get a bubble gum scent? I don't know I can't really give it a good review, my nose is a rookie and I am sick. I love it though.

    I can see why it gets a lot of compliments, it's a safe scent not the best scent, but good enough and simple enough to get compliments. And everyone says they get a synthetic scent? I don't really get that, maybe it's my stuffy nose or maybe it just works well on me but I really don't get it. I also read it smells like A&F fierce is this true?

    How many sprays should I put on? I'm thinking 4 max? Front of neck, back of neck, and both wrists is good enough?

  6. #36

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    Your lucky it lasts and projects on your skin, it absolutely doesn't on mine. But 4 Sounds about right.

    Great fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil4Speed View Post
    Your lucky it lasts and projects on your skin, it absolutely doesn't on mine. But 4 Sounds about right.

    Great fragrance.
    I might have spoken too soon. I can smell it but not many other people can? Is that weird? Like I have the scent in my head all day, but nobody says anything and I even asked a good friend of mine and he said he barely smells anything. And i believe it lasts a good 4-5 hours?

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    I found Curve on the clearance rack at TJ Maxx. $10 for 75ml. I remembered reading good reviews. I figure $10 can be wasted on a cheeseburger and fries, so why not pick this up and add it to my collection?

    This is my inital impression of Curve. The first spray smelled good. A citrus sweet burst. It is a weak scent on my skin, doesn't project, but is a pleasant scent, and inofensive. It reminds me of walking in the stores that sell body oils and fruity soaps. It smells slightly feminine. Perhaps it will change when it drys down.

  9. #39

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    You should get it. Smells great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    Curve is a can't go wrong pick.
    I agree! Just got a small bottle and love it. Yes, I have some high-end men's fragrances, but this one works well on me too. Many years ago, I'd sprayed some on a tester strip at Macy's and didn't go for it, but so glad I gave it another whirl. I think part of the appeal for me is that, while it smells good, the quality is good (I don't get the "synthetic" vibe), and it has no rough edges, it's not pretentious--it says to me "have fun, enjoy life, don't take life so seriously"--and it wouldn't hurt if I get some female compliments from it. There was another thread asking what Curve smells most like, and I can say Pal Zileri Classic for Men, though that one probably has a bit more sandalwood, and I also get a hint of Eternity for Men from Curve. I mainly experience a fruity (tropical fruit) and light musky scent...I may also smell a few light woodsy notes and the barest hint of spice, but it doesn't matter to me that I can't make out many individual notes--what matters is the overall effect. It lasts at least six to eight hours on me, and it projects well.

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    Personally not considering a favorite nor full water bottle worthy good, however whatever works best for you after testing should matter

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    It's pretty rare that a rather inexpensive fragrance will smell like many times the value. And actually, back some years ago, what might have been inexpensive then is costly now due to a shift in appreciation of natural notes.

    I've bought a number of inexpensive fragrances. Most are "just OK". I mean for the price, definitely good value, but... when compared to niche or vintage designer legends, they fall flat. A perfect example is Mr. Blass by Bill Blass. For $15 it's actually quite amazing. If it wasn't so plentiful, one might buy it at $40 and feel like it was a good deal. I've got a bottle of it and I never wear it. It's too cheap and heavy to get rid of (I'm not going to just toss it in the trash), and yet, not so compelling where I'd chose to wear that when I've got something like Hermes Bel Ami in the closet.

    But you're just starting out... and in the beginning cheap ones that are "above the rest of the cheap crowd" are worth getting. They put you on the map. Get your fragrance journey started. Who knows, you might find yourself buying Curve and it'll become your signature scent--you won't need to go much further than a few other affordable cheap ones (like Mauboussin M Generation, Mr. Blass, Davidoff Silver Shadow, Lalique Encre Noir, Lalique White, Chopard Noble Vetiver, etc). If anything, a blind buy can always be sold. If you can recoup enough that your loss is about the value of a sample, you're good.
    Some favorites: Pasha Incense Royale, Chopard (Oud Malaki, Noble Vetiver), Amouage (Epic Man, Tribute), Versace L'Homme (vintage), YSL (M7, Kouros (1st)), Gucci Envy, Gucci Nobile, Hermes (vintage: Bel Ami, Equipage), Chanel (vintage: Antaeus, Pour Monsieur (+CC), Egoiste (+CC)), Tiffany For Men, Estee Lauder Metropolis, Jean-Marc Sinan VO, Guerlain (Heritage, L'Homme Intense, LIDGE), Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense, Etro (Palais Jamais, Gomma, Vetiver, Shaal Nur), Davidoff Zino (1st), Acqua di Parma (Assoluta 2011, Essenza, Intensa Oud), Gianfranco Ferre For Man (1st), Elsha 1776, Balenciaga Ho Hang Club, Calvin Klein Obsession (vintage), Jovoy Private Label, Monsieur Carven, Diptyque (Hesperides, Tam Dao EDP), Byredo (Accord Oud, Baudelaire)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cytherian View Post
    A perfect example is Mr. Blass by Bill Blass. For $15 it's actually quite amazing
    I bought mine for $4 and wish i hadn't lol.


    Whether or not curve smells good or bad? I don't think its bad necessarily, but it does have something in it that makes me nauseous. There are handful of perfumes that do it, and this is one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aphexacid View Post
    I bought mine for $4 and wish i hadn't lol.
    That was the 1oz from Amazon, right? Mine was the 4.2oz.

    As for attracting women with Curve... I do have to wonder what kind of women. There are some where you just don't want that garment dropped.
    Some favorites: Pasha Incense Royale, Chopard (Oud Malaki, Noble Vetiver), Amouage (Epic Man, Tribute), Versace L'Homme (vintage), YSL (M7, Kouros (1st)), Gucci Envy, Gucci Nobile, Hermes (vintage: Bel Ami, Equipage), Chanel (vintage: Antaeus, Pour Monsieur (+CC), Egoiste (+CC)), Tiffany For Men, Estee Lauder Metropolis, Jean-Marc Sinan VO, Guerlain (Heritage, L'Homme Intense, LIDGE), Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense, Etro (Palais Jamais, Gomma, Vetiver, Shaal Nur), Davidoff Zino (1st), Acqua di Parma (Assoluta 2011, Essenza, Intensa Oud), Gianfranco Ferre For Man (1st), Elsha 1776, Balenciaga Ho Hang Club, Calvin Klein Obsession (vintage), Jovoy Private Label, Monsieur Carven, Diptyque (Hesperides, Tam Dao EDP), Byredo (Accord Oud, Baudelaire)
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    SON OF A MOTHERLESS GOAT!!! I just noticed that this is an old thread.
    Last edited by Hawky454; 31st March 2015 at 03:14 AM.
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