Anyone else participating in this?
Thread: Chandler Burr's Untitled S02E03
Grant posted an article about it here:
”I'm particularly interested in S02E03 because of its progenitor's impact, vaster and deeper than it's almost possible to say. It changed the state of the art completely--violently in fact; before its launch it was either laughed at (there was simply no way people would want to smell like this any more than people would want to smell like makeup) or despised because this was--it was felt--an affront to the art, a stylistic degradation of it by the application of a shockingly inappropriate aesthetic.
What it was in fact was the first great work of scent in one of the most important schools of art in the 20th century, a school that was used in music, painting, sculpture, and notably architecture, where it still has huge influence.
Episode 03 is a very interesting and, in my view, successful work. Exactly as architects have done--I think of Tadao Ando and how he has brilliantly reconceptualized Le Corbusier's mid-20th-century shocking, brutal work into early-21st-century buildings with gentleness and humanity--the creative director and the artists they worked with have reconceptualized E03's proto-form to create a 21st-century evolution. E03 is deeply true to the sculptural form of its progenitor and yet reflects advances in materials and changes in culture and style. This is a tricky feat, both technically and aesthetically. And they've pulled it off beautifully.”
I just bought my bottle. It's been a while since I participated in this, so I'm looking forward to it.
Those interested - don't delay! Buy it @ Luckyscent here.
Last edited by mikeperez23; 24th July 2014 at 03:07 AM.
Yes, got it... and its not my favorite.
I got mine today. I'm not very familiar with aquatics (not my cup of tea), but this one's nice. Is this Cool Water?
I got it too. I'm wondering if it may be one of the "summer-ized" Angel flankers.
DOH! I keep forgetting to play. Already sold out.
Next one starts August 1st. I will need to make a note.
Current Spring Favorites:
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
3. Dior - Vetiver
4. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men
5. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
6. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
7. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
8. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
9. Creed - Aventus
10. Parfumerie Generale - Grand Siecle Intense 7.1
I got it today. I don't know anything at all about aquatics (they never interested me, and agree that it's an aquatic). This smelled immediately masculine to me.
Gotta say I don't like it. Dougczar, if you pm me, I can send you some so you can join in.
Last edited by Redhorse; 30th July 2014 at 10:40 PM. Reason: shortened post
The most obvious thing at the outset for me was a brutally realistic sweat note. Also, a nagging, "I know this scent." But getting back to the sweaty musk, smelling this just as it is, I'm a little shocked by its overtness in a commercial scent. As the citrus on the top fades, the sweaty underparts recede slightly for a nice spray of totally abstract, florals that are milky and not metallic exactly but hard like metal. They don't have the unsettling quality of those in Secretions Magnifiques; they are just kind of limpid and sweet. But their positioning against the uniquely sweaty base is very satisfying. This is simple but it has structure and balls. Or ball sweat, at any rate. Good stuff.
At 40mins, it still has its shit together but is clearly progressing in a more generic, woody direction. The musk is increasingly less apparent but maybe because I couldn't stop sniffing for it. The denouement is not so remarkable.
Possible spoiler ahead as I throw out my guess in anagram form....this blast from the 90's was "easily used (romeo hump)."
Last edited by squats; 1st August 2014 at 02:57 PM.
I did like the orange/peach, but it faded really fast on me. To ball sweat
Now I feel better about not liking it! Thanks squats... Like you, I have smelt this before, and often, which means it must have been (agree w/ 90's) insanely popular. And usually worn in large amount by guys who were clubbing..at least that's the nose-memory.
Last edited by chili_willi; 31st July 2014 at 01:47 AM.
In all my years as a perfumista, I never delved into aquatics. Too much Calone in my youth. The only one in my collection is SL's L'Eau Froide, which I love. So when I tried this new mystery scent, it smelled so familiar, but no name popped into my head. I know I smelled it in the late 90s, early 2000s.... It was too in my face to enjoy on myself, but smelled very good on my DH. Long ago, he used to wear Japanese aquatics to work, so I suppose that's why I'm enjoying it on him, but not on me! Anyone who knows more aquatics want to hazard a guess? On Luckyscent commenters are mentioning Aramis New West and Cool Water.
Chandler Burr: The Untitled Series
S02E04 will launch on Aug 1st and be revealed on Sept 1st.
"What constitutes pretty. I'd bet the creative directors of S02E04 had other abstract concepts more in mind, like beauty, and sexy, which are both firmly associated, though in two distinctly different ways. For women above a certain age, the question of pretty is often associated with youth, which is precisely what struck me the first time I smelled S02E04."
I wore it all day yesterday. I don't think it smells metallic. Much more like water / sea / ozonic.
I think I know what it is, but I won't mention it yet.
My friend wears fresh/aquatic scents like this a lot, so at least I know who I can give my bottle to, when this is over.
I don't smell metallic either. Or any wood. What I smell is citrus mix (orange, bergamot, coriander type stuff), aquatic, some random flower (geranium?) and an in your face pulsating (woonka chooka woonka chooka) musk mixture. It develops much differently on paper than on skin (mine at least). On paper the citruses are much more apparent, and if it stayed like that I'd like it better. On me, it goes pretty straight to the woonka chooka. I don't think I'd better wear this any more. It is making me nauseous, darn it!!!!
I think squats is probably correct in his guess, based on the notes, the time-frame, my nose-memory of when/where it was worn, and its probable popularity....but I'm no master of the manly aquatics by any stretch of the imagination.
I plan on leaving this in the men's bathroom at work after the reveal.
Question for you guys: It was thought, before the launch of 03 that, nobody would want to smell like this any more than they would want to smell like makeup. What is the "this" you think they were talking about?
Best I can think this stuff sorta smells like Tide laundry detergent. What do you think?
Last edited by Redhorse; 11th August 2014 at 06:21 PM. Reason: Added question, fixed typos,
I wish I had waited for S02E04 - it seems more likely to be a feminine. I know most of us have moved beyond gender-typing in scents, but when class of scents is embraced by a generation of young men, it becomes identifiable with them. This is the scent my 30-something asian coworkers leave lingering in the elevator.
If anyone wants to play, you can have my bottle for the cost of shipping.
Last edited by Perfume_Addict; 2nd August 2014 at 04:03 PM.
To respond to Redhorse, I suspect the thing we didn't want to smell like at the time this scent's progenitor showed up was functional laundry products and cleaners in general. The sharp citrus, synthetic "aquatics" that smell nothing like water, and laundry musks are all big parts of functional perfumery. Now that functional perfumery and cosmetic perfumery have overlapped so very much, this scent is not shocking at all- we either love it or loathe it, it seems! Back in the early 90s I paid no attention to perfume at all, so I missed the early days of this genre (except for the ubiquitous CKOne, of course). It is kind of fun to go back to the early days of Issey Miyake and Cool Water and think about that particular direction of perfumery from a longer historical perspective....
As a side note, I went ahead and bought the next one- but if it's Love's Baby Soft, I'm gonna feel like a nitwit!
Youth Dew! Oh no, I hadn't thought of that one....
So I took the little bottle, printed out the Luckyscent info sheet, and had one of my male coworkers put both in the mens bathroom today with a note explaining what it was. They were very amused and intrigued. Now I wonder how many of them will smell like S02E03 tomorrow
I gave S2 S3 to my 2 teenage sons. It's very male and mall-commercial-pedestrian to me. Not my fave. They like it though!
All the guys in my family like it, too. They'll use up the 15ml by Xmas, I think! It smells much better on them than on me.
I haven't smelled it, but Dave from the Fragrance Bros thought it was Eternity by CK. Sounds plausible considering what I've read so far.