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    Default According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    I visited my local Macy's today to try out A*Men Pure Havene and Mugler Cologne. As I was sniffing them, the SA who is a middle-aged lady, told me that I am the only young man who has ever asked her about Thierry Mugler colognes. She told me they are more like "old men" colognes because everyone she has sold a bottle of Thierry Mugler to has been an older man. She then told me that usually deep and dark scents that Thierry Mugler likes to produce are preferred by older man and younger man like myself always gets the fresh scents. And she pointed out that this section of the fragrance counter (Thierry Mugler and Boucheron) are the old man fragrances that is why they placed them on the same counter.
    Is she crazy or is there some validity to what she was saying?

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    I know her.
    yesterday was her second day at work.

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Right, the teenagers flock to Yatagan and Kouros, everyone knows that !

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    I say bullshit. Personally I find Mugler scents for men anything but serious and mature. If you can pull off 1 million or Le Male, you can pull off Angel Men or any flanker.
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    I've heard that same point being made from numerous SAs. I think it has some validity to it. But it paints a large brush so sometimes there will be exceptions.

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    Her point was that she has never seen a young man buy Mugler or even asked her about it. And she has been working there for awhile.

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    I think it is fair point, from a mainstream perspectives fresh is more dominant for younger people.

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    how old is the OP?

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Quote Originally Posted by papillo View Post
    how old is the OP?
    I say about tree fiddy

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    Funny, to me they seem to be more aimed at young men, and perhaps women.

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    It never surprises me what SAs say.

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    You'd think you would need some experience with fragrances to become a SA, but apparently not. Take it with a grain of salt. My buddy and I love Pure Malt and we're 20 and 21.

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    The thing is, if that SA handles everyone like that, then she probably does sell more Mugler scents to older men. Don't forget that SAs do have some influence in how customers view a fragrance (the OP being a case in point). An SA's opinion can be self-fulfilling.

    Bottom line: if you like how it smells, wear it.

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    Yeah. When I bought l'Instant Extreme, an SA told me that Hugo Boss and Armani are the best brands out there.
    How can a SA say this while I'm buying a Guerlain?
    Seriously. I don't give a damn about the bullshit these SA's tell me.
    They don't know anything about fragrances. It's just a job for them, not a passion.
    Please, don't value their opinion.

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    And I was under the opinion Mugler was no country for old men. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Right, the teenagers flock to Yatagan and Kouros, everyone knows that !
    Are you serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    It never surprises me what SAs say.
    Very true!
    and I think Mugler colognes are specially made for younger groups, as if old men wore them they would suffocate!!!
    in my town almost every friend of mine have and wear at least one Mugler fragrance. (age between 25-35)
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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    My experience with SA's (The Bay here in Canada) are that they push the current releases and ignore you when you try anything else. I have always been ushered to the fresh aquatic scents which are nice but not really my style. GA Essenza, Man Eau Fraiche, etc. They are always "so unique" as well. To them it's a job not a passion, which was well said earlier.

    To answer the question, I would disagree that TM are for old fogies, not that age matters IMO.

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Not all SA's are bad.
    I've met SA's that knows what their talking about, like they know their brands and notes and stuff.
    I've also met ones where they are aware that they are biased on some things & lets you know about it.
    It's actually fun chit-chatting with some.
    Yeah, not all the time, but still...

    Anyways, as for the topic on hand.
    That's just an honest observation from her.
    No young men checks out Mugler.

    My guess is that young guys are usually just starting in their fragrance journey. So most probably, they've never heard of non-mainstream brands, like Guerlain and Mugler. They're only familiar with super popular brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

    On the other hand, older gentle men are more likely to have gone quite a bit on their fragrance journey. They know their perfume houses. So they check out all kinds of things, including Mugler.

    Sounds plausible?

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDays View Post

    Anyways, as for the topic on hand.
    That's just an honest observation from her.
    No young men checks out Mugler.

    My guess is that young guys are usually just starting in their fragrance journey. So most probably, they've never heard of non-mainstream brands, like Guerlain and Mugler. They're only familiar with super popular brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

    On the other hand, older gentle men are more likely to have gone quite a bit on their fragrance journey. They know their perfume houses. So they check out all kinds of things, including Mugler.

    Sounds plausible?
    I am of the opinion that most young men just starting out in the world of fragrance are influenced to do so by other young men already wearing fragrance or the open-and-sniff ads in periodical magazines (Calvin Klein, Ralph Loren etc.) aimed at younger men.
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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDays View Post

    My guess is that young guys are usually just starting in their fragrance journey. So most probably, they've never heard of non-mainstream brands, like Guerlain and Mugler. They're only familiar with super popular brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

    On the other hand, older gentle men are more likely to have gone quite a bit on their fragrance journey. They know their perfume houses. So they check out all kinds of things, including Mugler.

    Sounds plausible?

    Yes, it does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SevenDays View Post
    Not all SA's are bad.
    I've met SA's that knows what their talking about, like they know their brands and notes and stuff.
    I've also met ones where they are aware that they are biased on some things & lets you know about it.
    It's actually fun chit-chatting with some.
    Yeah, not all the time, but still...

    Anyways, as for the topic on hand.
    That's just an honest observation from her.
    No young men checks out Mugler.

    My guess is that young guys are usually just starting in their fragrance journey. So most probably, they've never heard of non-mainstream brands, like Guerlain and Mugler. They're only familiar with super popular brands like Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

    On the other hand, older gentle men are more likely to have gone quite a bit on their fragrance journey. They know their perfume houses. So they check out all kinds of things, including Mugler.

    Sounds plausible?
    Teenagers etc are more likely to go for popular designer labels. I wouldn't call it a journey, in fact I hate the phrase 'fragrance journey' which is bandied about on BN.

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    She's probably right. Think about it for years and years the only scent for man from Mugler that people smelt was A Men yeah sure most of connoisseurs here love it but for the average nose it fucking stinks. Had Mugler come out with Pure Shot or Pure Malt back in 1995-96 they would have a younger fanbase..MAYBE.

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    What's wrong with an old fart smelling like tar and chocolate?
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Well fragrances are pretty subjective, but i think being a sales rep does not give you that liberty.
    It only allows you to "Like" what your getting maximum commission from, whic is both a right thing
    and a wrong one, depending on how you view it.

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    Last time I went to Macys' they had all the Mugler frags behind the counter on a shelf. If I wasn't looking for them I seriously doubt I would have even seen them at all.

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    It can be for anyone. I see people in the 20's wearing this more then anyone.

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    I hate how macys in DTLA Ca and the one in Jackson TN always want to push Aqua Di Gio, that keep saying its the best blah blah blah etc. No its COMMON AND MAINSTREAM BORING!

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    I don't think my SA was biased in this case. She was just telling me about her observation, that I am the only young man who has inquired about Mugler. I am not that young by the way, I just look young, lol

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    Their location on the shelf would depend on the demand for them. I guess it is easier to sell adg than mugler

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    Default Re: According to my Macy's SA, only old men buy Thierry Mugler

    I wouldnt put Bucheron in the same category, but she is probably right about frags like Bucheron being like by a more mature crown in general.
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