Prefer my children to smell powdery and a tad dirty.
Pink/blue for girls/boys is offensive (to toddlers?) now or why the outrage?
Last edited by Rüssel; 12th February 2014 at 03:48 PM.
Man, that's about the same price as a new bottle of Derby..... Wow...
I don't agree with children having fragrance but if you are going to do it what's wrong with the pink/blue thing. No boy wants a pink fragrance bottle and vice versa.
So why do they need to be either blue or pink?
They could all be red, or green or something
Here in America, blue is for a boy and pink is for a girl. What are the standard colors for children in England, lpp?
The trend for some years has been to avoid compliance with stereotyping via standard colours, mossyoakpen - free choice is quite commonly accepted here these days.
Post 14 confirms this.
Last edited by lpp; 12th February 2014 at 08:55 PM.
In the nineteenth century pink was for boys and blue was for girls, Pink was considered way too strong a color for girls, far more suitable for boys, and the light blue was a nice soft delicate color for girls.
These things are all arbitrary.
Except perhaps the mistaken idea that girls are more ''delicate'' than boys.
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It seems like Guerlain could've been more creative than to use the pink/blue color scheme. If, as lpp says, in England the pink/blue gender typing is not popular, then I suppose the market is U.S. Just a guess. I don't know about customs in other countries. I avoid the pink and blue trap when I buy baby accessories for my friends. As far as children wearing perfume? Hmmm, I don't know. Most children are perfumed in some way starting when they are infants with scented powders, soaps, shampoos, and salves. I like the idea of designating perfume as a grown-up grooming product.
I'm guessing that the target audience is well-to-do, conservative, bourgeois Parisians - who are not exactly known for breaking out of the mould.
(I've just gone in for a bit of stereotyping myself, of course - but that's entirely different ...)
Captain, is pink and blue popular in Canada?
Good one, hedonist!
On that note, not long ago I bought a little jacket for my dog. It was a hurried purchase one evening because I wanted to get it before our current cold snap set in the next day. The only garment that fit her was an item that came in either navy blue with a baby blue "bone" appliqué, or dark magenta with a light pink appliqué. I was at a loss because I didn't like the pink/blue scheme, but ultimately I bought the blue one. Of course, my dog had no say in the matter, but she's always preferred function over form anyway.
Some things in this world are what they are for many great reasons and its best left that way.....
Well, on to actual discussion about perfume. Has anybody smelled this fragrance? It seems as though a few posters have smelled Petit Guerlain - how does that one smell?
Although there seems to be more releases along this line lately, It's hardly a new concept: http://tinyurl.com/babiesstink
I have no interest in trying Petit Guerlain. If there was a fragrance that captured the scent of a baby's head, I'd be very interested though. Maybe Brosius will come up with something.
Hopefully nobody actually sees these as gifts for toddlers - they're obviously for adults. Just imagine the little kid who gets this instead of, say, a Tonka dump truck. I'd have been crushed. My truck was green, by the way
Last edited by Captain; 14th February 2014 at 06:00 AM.
That is assuming the shampoo has the same scent as the powder, I'm not sure it does. At the very least, it's more soapy.
Judging by all the attention these new Guerlains are getting here I think they are going to sell quite well.