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    Default Curve: Good or bad?

    I am getting into fragrances and I found that Curve is a 'compliment getter' and a 'panty dropper' from many reviews, but then I go on basenotes and it seems like it's a bad fragrance. Is this worth buying? Should I get it? I am a high school senior who plays football and runs track , if that information helps at all.

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    I won't say it's bad. I just don't find it particularly "good" either. It smells fine enough for what it costs, for sure, but if you're willing to throw down a few dollars, there are much better scents to be had. Plus if you get something else, you won't smell like half the other guys in your high school.

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    All I can say is I didn't like it...
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    i personally dont care for it, but its not bad. just not good (to me) either.

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    Not bad at all. Throughout my years with fragrances, it was good for it's era.

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    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.
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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.
    Very well said. Completely agree with you. Kudos!

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    Personally don't care for it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    =It won't be popular on basenotes, but in the real world, it's easy to recommend.
    often a stark contrast between the two

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    I personally don't care for it. There are better fragrances that you could spend your money on and differentiate yourself from the crowd somewhat.CK Shock by Calvin Klein is a better substitute and not pricey.
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    For a measly $20 for the 4.2 oz it's hard to beat.

    It's versatile to say the least, you really can't go wrong.

    I reach for Curve, Bulgari Black and Molecule 01 the most when I don't know what else to wear.

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    If you're fishing for compliments from girls your age, then Curve will suffice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonghpafu View Post
    If you're fishing for compliments from girls your age, then Curve will suffice.
    Are there better ones that are compliment getters? I want a good rotation of 'solid compliment getters' and then start working on the more niche fragrances.

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    Curve is a classic, buy it. Much better stuff out there, but its great for the money.

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    If you like it, buy it. I personally like it and think its a great value. I keep a small bottle in my gym bag and use it liberally. It's great to have around especially when people know you often 'smell nice' and want a hit of your stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispyjuicy View Post
    Are there better ones that are compliment getters? I want a good rotation of 'solid compliment getters' and then start working on the more niche fragrances.
    Yes and no. I own niche scents, designer scents and some cheapies. My niche stuff really makes me happy, and I wear it for myself. But when I'm making an effort to please someone else - like a date - Curve is a can't go wrong pick. Hanae Mori H.M. is another good one, and it can be found online for not too much. If you like Acqua Di Gio, Perry Ellis 360 Red is a great pick. Honestly, there are tons of choices. The trick is to figure out what YOU like, because if you wear what you like, you'll feel better wearing it. That may sound dumb, but how you feel about yourself plays a big role in your attractiveness to others. Everybody likes to date a winner, right? Feeling good makes it easier to feel like - and thus act like - a winner.

    In my opinion, and this is just my opinion, you want to smell good without smelling like "OMFG I'M WEARIN' COLOGNE TO BED YOU!!!" So, find a fragrance you like... something that strikes a chord with you. Y'know? Today, for example, I was sniffing a bunch of new things and I liked a lot of them, but a few made me stop and think "I could definitely wear this!" Find something that fits you and you'll be more confident wearing it.

    Good luck, and welcome to basenotes!
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    I remember when it was a HUGE seller in the early 2000's, everyone wore it.

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    If I recall properly, it was *way* too much like women's perfume. At least to me. Scrubbed it off as quick as I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    If I recall properly, it was *way* too much like women's perfume. At least to me. Scrubbed it off as quick as I could.
    I can see what you mean. It was a projection beast though!

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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.
    I was going to reply to this thread, but you covered everything I was going to say. Good post.

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    Get some Curve. Its good and it will get you compliments, which is exactly what you want. Girls love it.
    Dont bother about wasting money on any niche frags for several years.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    Get some Curve. Its good and it will get you compliments, which is exactly what you want. Girls love it.
    Dont bother about wasting money on any niche frags for several years.
    Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispyjuicy View Post
    I am getting into fragrances and I found that Curve is a 'compliment getter' and a 'panty dropper' from many reviews, but then I go on basenotes and it seems like it's a bad fragrance.
    Welcome to Basenotes, where the popular frags are shunned and the strange smelling high dollar frags are praised. J/K. But seriously, it might not appeal to many here b/c it's a very cheap fragrance and lacks depth. However, I guarantee that 99/100 women will choose Curve over anything by Frederick Malle or Guerlain any day of the week. It's an immense compliment getter. It smells very pleasant, projects very well, leaves a big scent trail, and lasts a long time for an EDC. Is it a panty dropper? No, b/c no fragrance is a panty dropper. Is it a bad fragrance? Hell no. Buy it. You'll be happy you did.
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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.
    That.

    I wore Curve for Men for a while before I got into fragrances, but got annoyed by a metallic acrid tone that it had underneath the thin vanillaishness. It was actually an inspiration for me to find something better and actually test fragrances out to see if I liked them rather than just for the name, or the look of the bottle, or if the sales clerk said it was the best new thing. If you just want things that are popular and don't care too much about the smell for yourself, this is not a bad choice.

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    Curve is not up my alley...but to each his own. I think here on BN we take. Measure of pride in finding or wearing the rare or niche thing, so you have to take that into consideration. I'd recommend Encre noire if you want a unique scent that probably no one has smelled at your school.

    Vetiver scents are TOTALLY LOST on the teenage years and high school, sadly.

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    Checkout FragranceNet.com

    Plenty of nice scents around $30 with a 20% off coupon code

    Versace Dreamer
    Burberry Brit
    Rochas Man
    RL Polo Blue
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    CREED Aventus
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    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
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    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

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    As others have said, nothing at all wrong with Curve.
    I've worn it in the past, and used to like it. It's cheap too.

    However, if you can, I would strongly recommend sampling
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme. It's pretty cheap as well, as far
    as fragrances go, and in my experience, it's a better
    compliment getter than Creed's Aventus.

    It's clean and masculine, and I've never smelled it on another
    guy. The women I know like it. Not sure if it would be a big
    hit with teenage girls, but it's unique, and you won't smell like
    any other guy at school. But, as others have said, pick something
    YOU like and are comfortable wearing.

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    Default Re: Curve: Good or bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    However, I guarantee that 99/100 women will choose Curve over anything by Frederick Malle or Guerlain any day of the week.
    Change "women" to "high school girls" to make it true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partario View Post
    Change "women" to "high school girls" to make it true.
    I've actually never had a high school girl compliment me on Curve. Only Women 21 and older
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