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    Default Why does everyone hate brut?

    i think it it a nice fragrance, reminds of me when i was 12 and started wearing deodorant and brut was one of my 1st cans...i thought the cologne was nice as well from what i remember......i might have to do a review now 20 years later.

    oh and i love the smell of barbasol shaving creme..the regular red can.
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    Just my opinion but I respect everyone's. To me, it just smells cheap and boring.

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    It smells bad.

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    It smells like Pickle Juice IMO

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    ...because it was overused in the 60's; everybody wore it. It is with perfume exactly the same as with everything; when you are confronted to it too often, it is getting very annoying...!

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    Default Re: Why does everyone hate brut?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...because it was overused in the 60's; everybody wore it. It is with perfume exactly the same as with everything; when you are confronted to it too often, it is getting very annoying...!
    Isn't that a bit of a long bow - Brut was overused five decades ago, so people who weren't even alive then don't like it now?
    Genetic memory perhaps?

    Brut is a great manly scent, my only problem with it is its lack of longevity.

    To my nose, Fred Hayman Touch for Men smells pretty close to Brut, but unlike it, lasts for over eight hours. I have several bottles of Touch, one of which I keep in my car for whenever I need the instant Brut-like ultra freshness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Isn't that a bit of a long bow - Brut was overused five decades ago, so people who weren't even alive then don't like it now?
    ...I know that since then wearing Brut was and still is 'not done' or 'very uncool'! I don't know anybody that wears Brut or has worn Brut ever since...! Negative imago (at least here in The Netherlands)!
    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 14th January 2013 at 05:17 PM.

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    Not sure if I've ever smelled it. I've seen it in budget supermarkets like Lidl before Christmas though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...I know that since then wearing Brut was and still is 'not done' or 'very uncool'! I don't know anybody that wears Brut or has worn Brut ever since...! Negative imago (at least here in The Netherlands)!
    THIS.

    One of the many things I love about this forum is threads like this, where somebody comes along to remind us to rediscover things we wrote off long long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...I know that since then wearing Brut was and still is 'not done' or 'very uncool'! I don't know anybody that wears Brut or has worn Brut ever since...! Negative imago (at least here in The Netherlands)!
    Just curious - does Brut occupy any shelf space in stores over there? That's usually a good indicator of whether it is generally unwanted, or whether it is just not liked locally or by the crowd one hangs out with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Just curious - does Brut occupy any shelf space in stores over there? That's usually a good indicator of whether it is generally unwanted, or whether it is just not liked locally or by the crowd one hangs out with.
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    It is for sale in some budget-drugstores and some perfumeries, but the big store chains like Ici Paris and Douglas do not sell Brut. So there is a market for this brand, but very small and for give-away prices.
    Last edited by Trauerkraut; 16th January 2013 at 06:55 AM.

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    it will come back in style...just wait....
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanky View Post
    it will come back in style...just wait....
    Just like Old Spice!

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    I don't mind Brut. Wouldn't wear it though.

    Old Spice though.. that stuff is some sexy man juice. I still wish Old Spice would produce it in an EDT spray.. it would sell big!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Old Spice though.. that stuff is some sexy man juice. I still wish Old Spice would produce it in an EDT spray.. it would sell big!!
    This. A million times, THIS.

    I think they should keep doing what they're doing with Old Spice, but they should also make an EdT. Name it "O.S. 38" as a way to pay homage to the year the men's scent was introduced. Sell it for $70 in a damn fine elegant yet manly bottle. Simple and understated but heavy and important feeling. O.S. 38. Carve the logo delicately into the glass, almost as if scraped in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    This. A million times, THIS.

    I think they should keep doing what they're doing with Old Spice, but they should also make an EdT. Name it "O.S. 38" as a way to pay homage to the year the men's scent was introduced. Sell it for $70 in a damn fine elegant yet manly bottle. Simple and understated but heavy and important feeling. O.S. 38. Carve the logo delicately into the glass, almost as if scraped in.
    Not to hijack this thread, but YES, that would be great!! Procter & Gamble, if you're reading this lol. You know what to do..
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    i do hope they discontinue brut and old spice for some time, that way they will be a huge demand for it when it comes back, people want what they cant have.....the fragrance industry is just like show buisness....sometimes you have to go away to come back.
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    I like the cologne spray of Brut. I used to hate the smell of it because it was badly overused by so many people, but it's been years since I have smelled it on anyone and my revulsion to it has abated.

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    EDP old spice.....talk about projection
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    I use Brut aftershave quite often - I'd certainly buy a spray EdT if they made one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscroft View Post
    I use Brut aftershave quite often - I'd certainly buy a spray EdT if they made one.
    They do make an EDT , I use it quite often though the cologne with the silver chain is supposed to be better and longer lasting
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...de%2Caps%2C201

    I love Brut and use the EDT in combination with the aftershave and the deodorant

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoulderpet View Post
    They do make an EDT , I use it quite often though the cologne with the silver chain is supposed to be better and longer lasting
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...de%2Caps%2C201

    I love Brut and use the EDT in combination with the aftershave and the deodorant
    Oh, I wasn't aware of that, thanks! I also use the AS and the deodorant, and I'll definitely try the EdT. Last time I tried the cologne with the chain, I found it a little bit "too Brut", if that makes any sense.

    Update: For just £5.98, I've ordered a bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscroft View Post
    Oh, I wasn't aware of that, thanks! I also use the AS and the deodorant, and I'll definitely try the EdT. Last time I tried the cologne with the chain, I found it a little bit "too Brut", if that makes any sense.

    Update: For just £5.98, I've ordered a bottle.
    The edt is just like the aftershave just a little stronger smelling,longevity is still a bit short but still much much better than the aftershave which fades almost instantly on me. Funny you should mention having the cologne as I will be purchasing a bottle of it to try once my edt runs out, let me know how you get on with the edt

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoulderpet View Post
    The edt is just like the aftershave just a little stronger smelling,longevity is still a bit short but still much much better than the aftershave which fades almost instantly on me. Funny you should mention having the cologne as I will be purchasing a bottle of it to try once my edt runs out, let me know how you get on with the edt
    Yep, I'll be sure to let you know. The idea of the EdT smelling a bit stronger than the AS and lasting longer is appealing - the AS doesn't quiet fade immediately on me, but it certainly doesn't linger very long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscroft View Post
    Oh, I wasn't aware of that, thanks! I also use the AS and the deodorant, and I'll definitely try the EdT. Last time I tried the cologne with the chain, I found it a little bit "too Brut", if that makes any sense.

    Update: For just £5.98, I've ordered a bottle.
    Hi,have you received the edt?,if so how are you finding it,how does it compare to the cologne?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shoulderpet View Post
    Hi,have you received the edt?,if so how are you finding it,how does it compare to the cologne?
    Yes - I was out of the UK when I ordered it, but I'm just back and it was waiting for me.

    To me it smells very much like the European version of the aftershave, in the glass bottle, but perhaps a little more refined and with greater longevity - first sample on my wrist was still noticeable 5-6 hours later. I don't have any of the cologne now, but the EdT seems more subtle compared to my memory of it. I like this EdT.
    Last edited by Oscroft; 23rd January 2013 at 02:19 AM.
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    It's too sharp and old style.
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    maybe because was used by so many people back in the day!
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    Default Re: Why does everyone hate brut?

    It seems to get a pretty robust "thumbs up" ratio in the review section.
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    I tried then recent one in a plastic bottle. Other than being crude, unbalanced, lacking depth, and smelling too "synthetic," it was marvelous !

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