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    Default what are your thoughts on karl lagerfeld fragrances??

    I used to really like Jako years ago. It's not in production anymore.
    After a long time he makes the kapsule range which i thought were really good especially floriental.
    These are no longer in production either. But you can find woody and light at discount prices.
    Sadly i can't find floriental.
    Now a new men and woman fragrance are released and they seem like an after thought to me.
    Does karl lagerfeld care anymore?? It's like they just put his name on a bottle and release whatever comes to mind.
    Do not like the new fragrances at all..or the bottles.

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    Default Re: what are your thoughts on karl lagerfeld fragrances??

    Have tried almost all, but the only one I ever liked from this house is KL which I own.
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    Default Re: what are your thoughts on karl lagerfeld fragrances??

    The new fragrances are simply abysmal.

    My late mother did wear Chloe, but his name no longer appears on the box. It probably sucks now.

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    +1 kl
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    Yes the original Chloe was very special. Other than that I've never been attracted to anything with his name on it.
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    Default Re: what are your thoughts on karl lagerfeld fragrances??

    I enjoy Jako, pleasant scent. Not the greatest performance at least with my old bottle.
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    Only enjoyed Photo from this house so far

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    KL Homme/Femme, Chloé Parfum, Lagerfeld Classic and Photo are the ones I like.
    Recent stuff is quite boring to me. Boring and poorly crafted ...

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    I loved Classic and liked Jako and Photo. From the female scents I remember I liked Sun Moon Stars, although I actually can't recall its smell in my olfactiv memory. The releases from the last few years are plain crap imo. The older frags that are still available have suffered a lot from reformulations. Sad story this is
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    Lagerfeld was my signature scent during the 80's. My memory of the smell still haunts me in a great way. I keep an old, 60% full bottle. Every now and then I give myself a teeny, tiny taste. How those around me ever endured the 4 or 5 squirts I'd use when going to the club is an amazing survival tale, I'm sure. I don't know how the reformulation smells, but I doubt I'll ever get through the dusty, ring-topped room clearer I have now, so I'll probably never know. Never tried any other frag from Karl Lagerfeld.
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    I appreciate the older ones, namely Classic, KL, and Photo. Of these, Classic and KL are my favorites, and I haven't much use for the newer releases.

    Edit: I want to add that although I really, really enjoy wearing it, I think KL is overrated. It's well made, very rich smelling, and versatile. But at the end of the day it's just a basic ambery oriental with light citrus and woody notes. Far from exciting or even interesting. Classic is more interesting because it has some unusual musky and tobacco accents to it.

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    Default Re: what are your thoughts on karl lagerfeld fragrances??

    Quote Originally Posted by Still-Life With Red Rob View Post
    Lagerfeld was my signature scent during the 80's. My memory of the smell still haunts me in a great way. I keep an old, 60% full bottle. Every now and then I give myself a teeny, tiny taste. How those around me ever endured the 4 or 5 squirts I'd use when going to the club is an amazing survival tale, I'm sure. I don't know how the reformulation smells, but I doubt I'll ever get through the dusty, ring-topped room clearer I have now, so I'll probably never know. Never tried any other frag from Karl Lagerfeld.
    One of the very few fragrances I've received numerous compliments about. Females seem to love this scent and you can find vintage bottles on Ebay for next to nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starblind View Post
    you can find vintage bottles on Ebay for next to nothing!
    Yessss! And no one's faking the vintage there. Unlike some of the glorious old monsters, Lagerfeld seems to have outlived most peoples' tastes. But yeah, they smell it and are like, "uhm, that smells pretty good". For me it's the memory associations of an era that, like frags such as this, simply don't exist anymore....

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    The current versions of KL's line suggest that he does not care about the customer. Far too many designer firms seem to think they can dumb down the recipe and hope that no one will notice.
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    Default Re: what are your thoughts on karl lagerfeld fragrances??

    My uncle kept a bottle of what is now vintage PHOTO. I don't remember the smell distinctively, but I would say it was a classic.
    Never liked anything else from the range, but the current offerings (and current version of Photo) are appalling.

    Easy to find on the Bay as others have said...

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    Enjoyed one in the early to mid 90s.
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    pretty generic really, none of them stand out to me.

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    I've worn the newer Lagerfeld "Classic" and found nothing particularly wrong or overly synthetic about it. Wouldn't call it "appalling."

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    Loved Classic back in the day and liked but never wore KL Homme. After that...... not so sure.
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics
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    KL Homme and vintage Photo are excellent. Everything since has been an anti-climax and the recent releases are pathetic.




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