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    Default Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    In your opinion, what is the ugliest bottle that contains an amazing cologne?

    My vote has to go to CK One Shock for men! Just look at this thing....

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    I have ignored this cologne for the longest time (basically ever since it came out) because of it's bottle - nothing great could possibly come out of a bottle like this! I finally broke down and bought 6.7 ounces of it last week because it was $29...I'm absolutely in love with this cologne...from start to finish!!!

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    Default Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    Teasing by Melfleurs. would be my choice.
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    Hypnose for Men by Lancome
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRM85282 View Post
    Hypnose for Men by Lancome
    Wow. I actually like it!
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    24 Gold looks hella tacky!!

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    Or Missoni Acqua?



    No idea what they smell like....
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    That is quite horrid looking.
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    Default Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    I love Galloway by parfums de marly but those bottles are very tacky
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    I don't get the Chypre Palatin 'sculpture' bottle but at least it's optional

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    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
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    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    I don't get the Chypre Palatin 'sculpture' bottle but at least it's optional

    I really like MDCI sculptures! That fur thing you posted is totally weird!

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    Aw, O.K. - yes - the furry thing probably wouldn't last long here with the dogs around....
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    Dali's fragrances tend to be housed in ugfests imo.

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    Or Missoni Acqua?



    No idea what they smell like....
    Ye gods, both of those are too ugly for me to even think of trying them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfmedusa View Post
    Ye gods, both of those are too ugly for me to even think of trying them.

    Haha - just imagine taking one out of a handbag for a top up on a night out
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Haha - just imagine taking one out of a handbag for a top up on a night out
    No thanks, but I've got a very good excuse. My evening bag is way to small to fit in dog toys
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    Curve by Clairborne, Nemo by Cacharel (among others and speaking strictly about the bottle shape, not the content).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    The bottle is alright on this one, I don't mind it at all (simple lines, classic), but the transparent label and packaging (or lack of it) leaves a lot to be desired. The label on my bottle has so many bubbles underneath that the Aventus freaks here would have a field day ("MUST BE FAKE!!!!"). My bottle came from LuckyScent, shoved in a long plastic tube filled with packing peanuts, definitely not original packaging I imagine (I don't think there is any), just something they felt compelled to put it in to the bottle and cap stay together. And speaking of the cap, it's completely loose, comes off if you just look at the bottle.

    Now, if they put a bit more attention to the label and cap, it could have potential of being simple and elegant like Chanel Les Exclusifs, Dior Privée, etc.

    Fantastic vetiver, though. ;-)
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    Lily Stella McCartney (although it's a women's fragrance)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kswer View Post
    +1... I've always thought that this bottle was ugly... That hairy bottle is very ugly... Bad ugly... My little girl said woof, woof!!!

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    I'd say Opium PH by YSL. Smells fantastic, but the bottle is far from impressive.

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    I absolutely despise Penhaligon's cheap, paper thin glass bottles and even cheaper plastic caps
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    - Penhaligon's Opus 1870
    - Dior Homme Intense
    - Lalique Encre Noire
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    Quote Originally Posted by kswer View Post
    That was the one I was thinking too... Great composition, but that bottle....
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    I was going to contribute my usual criticism of the MPG fake ruby caps... then I saw lpp's Missoni Acqua bottle... I think we have a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by musky_monkey View Post
    I was going to contribute my usual criticism of the MPG fake ruby caps... then I saw lpp's Missoni Acqua bottle... I think we have a winner.
    I agree... This bottle is very bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    I don't get the Chypre Palatin 'sculpture' bottle but at least it's optional
    Yep, I agree, the MDCI sculpture bottles are very tacky indeed. Way over the top.
    Other hideous bottle designs are the standard lines of Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (hideous plastic diamond tackiness), Profumi del Forte (horrendous, like some kind of ironic 1980s paraphrase), and Montale (cheapo light metal can with a silly dangling 'lock' with a logo, what's that?!).
    All of these houses have some really outstanding fragrances, but the bottles are very ugly.
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    Majda Bekkali.. I avoided Fusion Sacree just for the ugly bottle!

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    Micheal jordan legend, great cologne but the bottle is a silhouette of his head. Looks ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kswer View Post
    I personally don't understand all the dislike for the Montana bottle. It is one of the few bottles around that has a strong architectural touch. Tower of Babel is often mentioned but in my opinion it has the vibes of American pre-WWII skyscrapers with strong and emphasised vertical motifs.

    I find it quite hard to name any really ugly flacons. Usually I dislike all the kitschy looking bottles but because of the strong diversity of the world of fragrances I often manage to overlook many hideous things.
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