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    Default Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    #3rd Place

    Santa Maria Novella (Boring bottles!)



















    #2nd Place

    Penhaligon's (Can somebody tell these guys its year 2014 and not 1714?)






















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    Parfums MDCI

    Yep.. its the biggest bust!! worth a $125!!!
    Its like going to Mcdonalds and ordering the Bigmac meal and the cashier trying to upsell by asking "would you like to upgrade your fries and drink to large?"
    Would you like a $125 bust with your perfume bottle?


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    Most are boring to me because I don't care about the packaging. A flacon does little to nothing to make the scent smell good on me.

    That said, most of these small "niche" house bottles are boring. Lush is among the top, no pic, sorry.

    And I actually love the MDCI bottles, but that's because I'm a Greek/Roman mythology lover. Makes me recite Plato and Socrates quotes just looking at it...
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    Boring? Let's say Xerjoff...

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    Anyone who substitutes provocation and publicity stunts for artistry. I am very bored by that.

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    Bond No. 9 for me - reductive scents, cheap looking bottles. sorry

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    Parfums de Nicolaï. It's like they use a 1993 version of CorelDraw.

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    Default Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by mgrigoriev View Post
    Bond No. 9 for me - reductive scents, cheap looking bottles. sorry
    For me also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St-Just View Post
    Parfums de Nicolaï. It's like they use a 1993 version of CorelDraw.

    Brilliant! I remember CorelDraw from when I was a kid Does anyone even use CorelDraw anymore?

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    To the O.P, I kinda like the old fashioned SMN bottles. The MDCI have great scents, the packaging of the full bottles is in need of a revamp.(IMO) For me, what takes the cake is Blood Concept. Its just wrong, bad scents, bad concept and dreadful packaging.
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    Bond 9 tries to hard. I don't know if I'd call them boring (tacky?), but I do think they need to learn about quality over quantity.
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    And the bashing of Bond continues here on BN

    Yeahhhh really tacky boring bottles - Yeahhh right dudes :-)









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    Default Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Talk about strong, great scents - but god darn awful cheap presentation : I present to you the house of PROFUMUM ROMA




    No!!
    What you see here is not a decant. It's the actual bottle design.
    And after some time, the letters on the bottles start to fall off. Not kidding.

    Scents are awesome though. High quality juice let down by cheap decant bottles for $240 for 100 ml
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    Gotta be Paco Rabanne for tackiness

    Re: Penhaligons's -- they know it's 2014, but a huge percentage of their trade is from tourists who love to buy in to their backstory of being the oldest extant perfumers so they model the bottles accordingly
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    Creed
    boring fragrances
    weak performance / price ratio
    batch variations
    bs stories about 100% natural
    i can keep going......

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    Default Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Would have to agree with Bond No. 9

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    With some of these Niche lines... You spend big money and they can't even get the sticker on the bottle straight... Made by hand... Yes... I can tell...

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    Default Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Re: Penhaligons's -- they know it's 2014, but a huge percentage of their trade is from tourists who love to buy in to their backstory of being the oldest extant perfumers so they model the bottles accordingly
    You are quite correct Kaern. In the Pen's shops in London, I only see tourists in there and the odd banker too...

    I do find them quite boring as well. Based on scent alone, I find them quite unbelievable to be honest and have none of their scents.

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    The Bond bottles are terrible, the ones in the original post are not (though Penhaligon's could go a bit easier on the ribbons. That said, I've seen them in quite a few bathrooms, so they do seem to appeal to well off womenfolk).
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    Default Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Umm - pretty tacky imo



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    Default Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Hmmmm, I must be from 1714..... I like several of the Penhaligons line and their cute little bottles and I don't consider myself a tourist in UK (been there soooooooooooooooo many times since I was a kid and onward it is like a second home to me or as I often hear "you always seem to have one foot in UK and one foot in the United States") that said... Blood Concept here too for the worst though I admit I have never smelled ONE of their offerings it's just the whole idea and something tells me it is simply overpriced crap in a bottle

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    I agree. Although I love Invasion Barbare I've always thought those busts were the tacky epitome of faux luxury. I imagine they feel cheap in person as well.

    As far as Penhaligon's, it doesn't get much cornier than the bow tie.


    I'd also add Blood Concept to your list. Dumb idea and not something I particularly care to think about as I'm spraying liquid on myself. I also don't like their bottles. This alone has deterred me from ever trying them (which could, or could not be a shame).
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    Default Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    And the bashing of Bond continues here on BN

    Yeahhhh really tacky boring bottles - Yeahhh right dudes :-)









    +1


    I love Bond No.9 fragrances, but I suppose I could see how many would not.

    But 2 things about Bond No. 9 are not even debatable. (1) All their fragrances last 10+ hours. (2) Their bottles are not "boring"

    "Tacky"? Ok.
    "Cheezy"? Fine.

    "Boring"? Not possible.


    However, the New York landmark "concept" I suppose could be getting a little boring...
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    +1 Parfums de Nicolai - nice scents, plain/boring bottles.

    +1 Profumum Roma



    I would add: Atelier Cologne
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    They are getting boring. I'm waiting for them to release a Canal Street scent and the bottle design will either have The Manhattan Bridge in the background or, a sea of tourists, or a combination of both.

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    +1


    I love Bond No.9 fragrances, but I suppose I could see how many would not.

    But 2 things about Bond No. 9 are not even debatable. (1) All their fragrances last 10+ hours. (2) Their bottles are not "boring"

    "Tacky"? Ok.
    "Cheezy"? Fine.

    "Boring"? Not possible.


    However, the New York landmark "concept" I suppose could be getting a little boring...
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    Those blood-type scents, I don't remember perfume house's name... amazing marketing

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    The 'Lab on Fire' is just too reductive for me.



    The fumes have imaginative names but they all smell alike; light and chemically oriented.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgrigoriev View Post
    Bond No. 9 for me - reductive scents, cheap looking bottles. sorry
    Yes✔️I agree.

    plus le labo's scents are not far from first place as their bottles make me wanna whip out the Syringe, I'm not a big fan of theirs btw ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Gotta be Paco Rabanne for tackiness
    Really? I could make a case for their fragrances, but their bottles don't seem all that bad, though neither tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    And the bashing of Bond continues here on BN

    Yeahhhh really tacky boring bottles - Yeahhh right dudes :-)

    I don't dislike the bottle shape, though it definitely qualifies as boring, being that they're all EXACTLY THE SAME! I do find their print design on the bottles to be extremely tacky, childish to put it politely as possible.

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    How about Le Labo? Even comes with an expiration date so you know when to throw away your half-empty bottle.


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