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    Default Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Just curious as to whether any Ed Hardy/Christian Audigier scents are looked upon fondly by anyone around here (other than me). My main criticism of many of them is that they are a bit on the tame side projection wise, and I have to put on quite a few sprays to get the effect I want.

    I'm very fond of Ed Hardy Men and Christian Audigier for Him, both of which have a bit of strength about them (though Ed Hardy Men makes my wife sneeze). Both Born Wild and Skulls & Roses I think are pretty interesting, though somewhat low in the projection stakes.

    Any thoughts?
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    Default Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Personally not fond of them - at least the ones I've tried.

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    I think the women scents are straight up viagra in a bottle. Love smelling Ed Hardy for women on a girl. It's the love and luck women version but I don't think it's called love and luck..

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    I like the Love & Luck fragrance and think it's very good for a affordable scent.
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    It's kind of funky those bottles. Never took it seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I like the Love & Luck fragrance and think it's very good for a affordable scent.
    This, though these days I prefer Unforgivable

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Personally not fond of them - at least the ones I've tried.
    If you aren't fond of most of them - then wouldn't there have to be an embedded style within them that doesn't agree with you? I can't put my finger on what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by romeocasido View Post
    I think the women scents are straight up viagra in a bottle. Love smelling Ed Hardy for women on a girl. It's the love and luck women version but I don't think it's called love and luck..
    Interesting. I've bought a couple of Ed Hardy women's scents for my wife, and she's quite fond of them (which surprised me).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    I like the Love & Luck fragrance and think it's very good for a affordable scent.
    I haven't bought this one yet, though I remember thinking it pretty good when I tested it - must keep an eye out for it, as it's currently not quite as affordable as the others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voidvader View Post
    It's kind of funky those bottles. Never took it seriously.
    I sometimes wonder if those bottles aren't a hindrance rather than a help to the actual scents within.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcurtiss View Post
    This, though these days I prefer Unforgivable
    I wish I could get some longevity out of my Unforgiveable.
    Cheers,
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    I do like Love&Luck, this is pretty much their only fragrance I am familiar with.
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    I received a gift set of four smaller size bottles, but I really don't wear them at all. There's certainly a place in the world for them and I could see how they'd appeal to a relatively specific audience (more teens than anything), but I do find them to have all the same qualities of other uninspired synthetic cheapies -- that sort of mushy, blob scent that's hard to pick notes from, but is definitely recognizable as perfume. I'd agree that Love&Luck is probably the strongest of the bunch, though, so if you haven't tried it Renato, it might be worth tracking down.

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    I tried Love and Luck when looking for an MI replacement during the "batch variation" Creed era. I recall liking it, but not loving it. And then I tried Unforgivable Multi Platinum, which was so much better I just started wearing only it.

    I think there are better options for the price, but could wear Love & Luck and enjoy it.
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    Default Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Another fan of Love and Luck. Millesime Imperial clone but not bad at all.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadidol View Post
    -- that sort of mushy, blob scent that's hard to pick notes from, but is definitely recognizable as perfume. I'd agree that Love&Luck is probably the strongest of the bunch...............
    Good description of some of them - I usually have a hard time with notes, but I have a harder time with some of the Ed Hardy scents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I do like Love&Luck, this is pretty much their only fragrance I am familiar with.

    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    I tried Love and Luck when looking for an MI replacement during the "batch variation" Creed era. I recall liking it, but not loving it. And then I tried Unforgivable Multi Platinum, which was so much better I just started wearing only it.

    I think there are better options for the price, but could wear Love & Luck and enjoy it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Another fan of Love and Luck. Millesime Imperial clone but not bad at all.
    Thanks guys.
    Judging from your and other responses, Love and Luck seems to be the stand-out scent in the Ed Hardy range for most people.
    Regards,
    Renato
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    They aren't bad. I recall really liking Christian Audigier, but I ended up passing on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tappio View Post
    They aren't bad. I recall really liking Christian Audigier, but I ended up passing on it.
    Good to see a scent other than Love & Luck mentioned. I think Christian Audigier a fairly lively scent, and the only one with a more conservative bottle style.
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    They're okay. Love & Luck= Unforgivable, Ed Hardy Man= Polo Double Black, Skulls & Roses= Fierce, and well Christian Audigier didn't remind me of anything and was unique and boozy but longevity and sillage were the poorest I've ever encountered. Not a groundbreaking house but still has nice scents.

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    So many people seem to really enjoy Love & Luck, but it wears like nothing but fruit water on me. It seems to be missing a base. I've also seen some praise for Villain, but I haven't had the chance to sample that one yet. Lots of these are showing up at Ross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    Good to see a scent other than Love & Luck mentioned. I think Christian Audigier a fairly lively scent, and the only one with a more conservative bottle style.
    Cheers,
    Renato
    Definitely. This one seemed a bit more mature, both in scent profile and bottle design. I was just about to purchase it a while ago, but I had just purchased a bunch of scents and was trying to cut down, otherwise I would have gotten it. It's available for extremely cheap online, so I may end up grabbing it eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    So many people seem to really enjoy Love & Luck, but it wears like nothing but fruit water on me. It seems to be missing a base. I've also seen some praise for Villain, but I haven't had the chance to sample that one yet. Lots of these are showing up at Ross.
    I think you're right about Love & Luck smelling like fruit water, but I think that's what it was aiming for. It really isn't an MI clone at all -- certainly not like Unforgivable Multi Platinum, which is the closest MI scent I've ever tried.

    But Love & Luck is pretty cheap, and you can buy it at drug stores if you're in a pinch and (gasp!) caught without scent.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Another for Love & Luck. Quite liked it, actually, just got really poor projection & longevity out of it. Also didn't find it all that similar to MI to be honest. Still, L&L is definitely a decent frag for the price.

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    Default Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    the original is good as well as projection and sillage

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    I have love & luck and Ed Hardy man. OK for casual use if i'm sitting around doing nothing all day.
    Currently wearing: Brooklyn by Bond No. 9

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    I recently snagged a 4 pack of minis from Marshall's for $14.99. It came with lov and luck, born wild, hearts and daggers, and villain. I don't know what all the negativity about them is coming from. Maybe the tacky clothing?

    Personally this is what I think. They all are a bit linear, and synthetic. BUT they all smell good, above average projection and longevity. Also they can be found almost anywhere for a good price. IMHO, they are one of the best cheapies you can buy.

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    Default Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Never tried them. I saw them on the BBC special, but they don't look promising.

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    Default Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Love and Luck is a decent scent. The others , not so much.

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    Default Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Love and Luck is a good poor man's MI. Great scent for the price. The newer Skulls and Roses is their version of Fierce (it's hard to tell which bottle is worse between the two).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcastano View Post
    They're okay. Love & Luck= Unforgivable, Ed Hardy Man= Polo Double Black, Skulls & Roses= Fierce, and well Christian Audigier didn't remind me of anything and was unique and boozy but longevity and sillage were the poorest I've ever encountered. Not a groundbreaking house but still has nice scents.
    I've never smelled Fierce, but that does seem to be a strong concensus about those two being alike. I haven't got Polo Double Black so can't compare, but I remember that it never grabbed me when I tested it the way Ed Hardy Man did.
    Curous how you get poor longevity out of Christian Audigier, it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    So many people seem to really enjoy Love & Luck, but it wears like nothing but fruit water on me. It seems to be missing a base. I've also seen some praise for Villain, but I haven't had the chance to sample that one yet. Lots of these are showing up at Ross.
    I haven't seen Villian yet. Something to look forward too.
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by fit&frag'd View Post
    Another for Love & Luck. Quite liked it, actually, just got really poor projection & longevity out of it. Also didn't find it all that similar to MI to be honest. Still, L&L is definitely a decent frag for the price.
    I think I'll have a look for it today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony T View Post
    the original is good as well as projection and sillage
    Someone else who shares my taste on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QWERTYOP View Post
    I have love & luck and Ed Hardy man. OK for casual use if i'm sitting around doing nothing all day.
    I've always thought Ed Hardy man a bit classy to classify as casual - perhaps because it's opening reminds me of some niche scents I'd tried in the past.
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    Default Re: Ed Hardy Scents - Do They Grab Anybody?

    Yes, one of them grabbed me recently. I have contacted my lawyer, and am meeting with him tomorrow to see where I may go from here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmm150 View Post
    I recently snagged a 4 pack of minis from Marshall's for $14.99. It came with lov and luck, born wild, hearts and daggers, and villain. I don't know what all the negativity about them is coming from. Maybe the tacky clothing?

    Personally this is what I think. They all are a bit linear, and synthetic. BUT they all smell good, above average projection and longevity. Also they can be found almost anywhere for a good price. IMHO, they are one of the best cheapies you can buy.
    That makes you the most positive poster on this thread.
    Hearts and Daggers has a top not I'm not fond of, but when it's gone I quite like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bokaba View Post
    Never tried them. I saw them on the BBC special, but they don't look promising.
    Only one way to really find out.
    Maybe have an Ed Hardy testing day - might be good, might be bad, but wil never be as bad as testing out Secretions Magnifique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Love and Luck is a decent scent. The others , not so much.
    Obviously their premier scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesc View Post
    Love and Luck is a good poor man's MI. Great scent for the price. The newer Skulls and Roses is their version of Fierce (it's hard to tell which bottle is worse between the two).
    The Skulls and Roses bottle is fabulous.
    I bought the women's one for my wife for Valentine's Day - first time I've ever bought a rose. It's been a big conversation piece among our friends ever since.
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by treeman5823 View Post
    Yes, one of them grabbed me recently. I have contacted my lawyer, and am meeting with him tomorrow to see where I may go from here.
    Given their lack of projection - I really don't think any charge of Battery will hold up.
    Is garishness a criterion worth pursuing?
    Cheers,
    Renato

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    Love and Luck is the only one that holds my eye.

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    Sure they do. By the throat!



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