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    For the ones who enjoy the whole package of a fragrance presentation and the juice what’s the ugliest bottle you have bought and just couldn’t stand the sight so you sold it. Tho I liked the juice the bottle of Jungle Jezebel was way too tacky and ugly to keep in the collection.


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    I'm probably too new at this to judge, but the Frederic Malle's Musc Ravageur bottle isn't impressive to me. Great fragrance, boring presentation.

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    Bro that is without a doubt the most horrendous presentation I’ve ever seen LOL

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    That bottle is trrible
    It’s tragic to think that heroic man’s great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other.

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    I've never sold a fragrance I bought for my collection even though the bottle might have been visually unappealing. Many strange bottles in my collection - perhaps Heros by Didier Calvo or Formidable by Kesling.
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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)
    Great fougère, just happens to come in a bottle that looks like a cross between a granite wear roasting pan and a dog's Kong chew toy.
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    Anything by Liz Claiborne. I never actually sold them, just gave away whatever I had. Some designs reminded me of tacky 80's plastic jewelry.
    Oh, the fragrances were crap too, they were my entry level acquisitions before I knew better.

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    That's borderline creepy.

    I love it <heh>.

    As for my stuff, I don't seem to have anything truly atrocious in my collection. Off hand, I'd say the Ted Lapidus Pour Homme in the grey/brown with the ridges on the side and boring font is cheap and kitchy. (But I dig the juice; at least I do now. This one took me a while.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niche_Addict07 View Post
    For the ones who enjoy the whole package of a fragrance presentation and the juice what’s the ugliest bottle you have bought and just couldn’t stand the sight so you sold it. Tho I liked the juice the bottle of Jungle Jezebel was way too tacky and ugly to keep in the collection.


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    09198733-354A-4E97-8C88-160A9E1DB8F5.jpegI don’t know which is worse: UGLY or TACKY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
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    I don’t know which is worse: UGLY or TACKY.
    No, this is full-tilt "Trash Culture" kitsch of the wannabe-Warhol kind. Good grief Charlie Brown...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niche_Addict07 View Post
    Good heavens. This bottle isn't just ugly. It's also horribly, horribly made. I don't know where to start - the generic bottle shape, the huge, cheap, fake lashes, the blonde hair (no doubt from rejected wigs) strung to the cap by a pink, sequined strip of fabric meant to resemble a hair band.

    This is so bad that I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)
    Great fougère, just happens to come in a bottle that looks like a cross between a granite wear roasting pan and a dog's Kong chew toy.
    To me, it looks like something far more indecent. I wouldn't dare to name it, lest I would spoil the innocent minds of this board...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    To me, it looks like something far more indecent. I wouldn't dare to name it, lest I would spoil the innocent minds of this board...
    I'm already with you, and will neither confirm nor deny any knowledge or experience on said subject.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nastka View Post
    Good heavens. This bottle isn't just ugly. It's also horribly, horribly made. I don't know where to start - the generic bottle shape, the huge, cheap, fake lashes, the blonde hair (no doubt from rejected wigs) strung to the cap by a pink, sequined strip of fabric meant to resemble a hair band.

    This is so bad that I love it!
    I think the makers were deliberately going for the trash aesthetic - Jungle Jezebel is after all a Divine song and the perfume some kind of hommage.
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    The organic stumpy log look bottle of Lolita Lempicka for men -- not sure if it's still housed in it now

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmegreen View Post
    I think the makers were deliberately going for the trash aesthetic - Jungle Jezebel is after all a Divine song and the perfume some kind of hommage.
    Can't mention Divine without John Waters! Aahh.. old local heroes to this former Baltimore native! Still, there's good trash and there's bad trash. Divine was good trash (RIP), Honey Boo Boo was very, very bad!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Can't mention Divine without John Waters! Aahh.. old local heroes to this former Baltimore native! Still, there's good trash and there's bad trash. Divine was good trash (RIP), Honey Boo Boo was very, very bad!!!
    Couldn't agree more, o zealous one! Yup, John Waters and the entire old gang Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, Cookie Mueller - they rescued my turbulent 20s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
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    Samba for Men by The Perfumer's Workshop (1990)
    Great fougère, just happens to come in a bottle that looks like a cross between a granite wear roasting pan and a dog's Kong chew toy.
    Have to agree looks like a Kong toy.


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    Maijda Bekkali's ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niche_Addict07 View Post
    For the ones who enjoy the whole package of a fragrance presentation and the juice what’s the ugliest bottle you have bought and just couldn’t stand the sight so you sold it. Tho I liked the juice the bottle of Jungle Jezebel was way too tacky and ugly to keep in the collection.


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    That bottle could haunt a house by itself. I have a few ugly bottles but that one has to be the Quasimodo of all fragrance bottles. Bravissimo!
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    The Jungle Jezebel bottle wins, no contest. I wonder who got the job of hot gluing all of that crap onto a generic bottle? An insult to Divine, actually.

    There are so many hideous bottles but I'll mention ones that contain such worthwhile perfumes that I overcame my distaste for the bottle and purchased them.

    This is ugly and poorly designed:

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    You can't wrap your hand around the bottle and spray it. The heavy textured plastic casing is unpleasant to touch, and the detail of the sewn on leather patch is just lipstick on a pig.

    Meanwhile, my daughter and I call this bottle "the Eye of Sauron."

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    Azzaro Duo (men or women's versions) looks like a sex toy to me.

    And Azzaro Twin looks like a sex toy/computer mouse in a condom box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarce View Post


    Azzaro Duo (men or women's versions) looks like a sex toy to me.

    And Azzaro Twin looks like a sex toy/computer mouse in a condom box.

    I would not want to be seen fishing either of those out of my purse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starblind View Post
    I would not want to be seen fishing either of those out of my purse.
    Sometimes I wonder what goes through people’s head that’s designing these things


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francolino View Post
    Maijda Bekkali's ones!
    I love me some Majda Bekkali scents, but totally agree that the bottles are very awkward and even somewhat hard to spray. My vote is for Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino il Volto by UNUM. On one hand, I can see it is artsy. Modern art. Look! A crushed-up piece of trash floating above a clean white cube! On the other hand, it looks like someone having a really bad hair day. And just so awkward and unbalanced. Great scent tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juxtapozbliss View Post
    I love me some Majda Bekkali scents, but totally agree that the bottles are very awkward and even somewhat hard to spray. My vote is for Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino il Volto by UNUM. On one hand, I can see it is artsy. Modern art. Look! A crushed-up piece of trash floating above a clean white cube! On the other hand, it looks like someone having a really bad hair day. And just so awkward and unbalanced. Great scent tho.

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    I actually really like this bottle. It looks like a modern sculpture. But I can also see it being rather impractical.

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    Paco Rabanne really does have the gaudiest bottles... Although...



    ...maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Niche_Addict07 View Post
    I keep scrolling past the picture and giggling out loud! If you put this next to your front door, it might scare off evil spirits. And your neighbors.

    This is the kind of bottle where if you were introducing a friend to your fragrance hobby and this bottle was the first thing they saw on your shelf, they'd reevaluate everything they ever thought they knew about you.
    "It's not what you look like when you're doing what you're doing; it's what you're doing when you're doing what you look like you're doing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I keep scrolling past the picture and giggling out loud! If you put this next to your front door, it might scare off evil spirits. And your neighbors.

    This is the kind of bottle where if you were introducing a friend to your fragrance hobby and this bottle was the first thing they saw on your shelf, they'd reevaluate everything they ever thought they knew about you.
    Could not agree more. We will not discuss what my wife’s comments were when she saw the bottle LMAO


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