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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauer_Haus View Post
    To be sure, you could do a lot worse than Polo Blue as a teenager. I just don't think the flankers have that brave, trailblazing spirit of the original - there was nothing like it in '78!
    I dislike flankers in general.

    Fragrances should be forced to stand on their own two feet, even if they're just a tweaked variation on a predecessor. It's not just a matter of preserving the integrity of trailblazing fragrances; there are a number of interesting that are unfairly ignored because their name is shared with that of a lackluster predecessor.
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    I'm not sure I like that thing Comme des Garcons has been doing to jamming words together for fragrances names. Amazingreen, Wonderwood and Wonderoud, Blackpepper. I mean it's not that bothersome, but I feel like they can do better.

    E.g., they came out with something called Undercover Holygrace. Now that's a hell of a name!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauer_Haus View Post
    Fascinating if true, although LOL at Coco's no-confidence vote on Americans' ability to pronounce French!
    ...you mean, names like L'Air du Desert Marocain? I thought Andy Tauer was smart for adding a number before the name.

    Coco was right. It's actually kind of funny. There was a frag com guy on youtube who pronounced Homme as "Who May." Dior Whomay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    ...you mean, names like L'Air du Desert Marocain? I thought Andy Tauer was smart for adding a number before the name.

    Coco was right. It's actually kind of funny. There was a frag com guy on youtube who pronounced Homme as "Who May." Dior Whomay.
    To be fair, though, French is damn confusing if you've never been introduced to the various sounds that letter combinations produce, and they didn't have Google Translate with a handy microphone button back then.

    Can you imagine the average going to library to consult a French textbook before going to buy a gift? Because back then, there weren't many alternatives.

    Personally, I was saying "Eau" wrong for *years* before I thought to double check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    There was a frag com guy on youtube who pronounced Homme as "Who May." Dior Whomay.
    I heard one of those guys assure me that the frag he was reviewing contained "yin/yang".

    It takes some chutzpah to create a public document exposing your own ignorance. Or maybe just a massive case of Dunning-Kruger effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cook.bot View Post
    i heard one of those guys assure me that the frag he was reviewing contained "yin/yang".

    It takes some chutzpah to create a public document exposing your own ignorance. Or maybe just a massive case of dunning-kruger effect.

    lol
    How do you know what a French whorehouse smells like?

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    Fahrenheit rename Headache 2.0
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  8. #68

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    Quote Originally Posted by notspendingamillion View Post
    Santal Royal = Royal Rose
    Givenchy Gentleman = Modern Man
    Tom Ford = F.Fabulous
    Stronger with you = Stronger
    Because its you = Together
    Molecule 02 = Tap Water
    Sauvage = Awesomo 2000
    Haha!

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleBuck View Post
    I'd change Dior Homme to Dior Femme. All its flankers, too.
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  9. #69

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    Angel/A*Men should be renamed to Chemical Warfare for him/her. Nautica Voyage to Laverie Voyage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    Eau du Depp
    It would be funny but there's a risk that it could reduce sales in German speaking countries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
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    The new Tom Ford?

    Well, there's no harm in testing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I'm not sure I like that thing Comme des Garcons has been doing to jamming words together for fragrances names. Amazingreen, Wonderwood and Wonderoud, Blackpepper. I mean it's not that bothersome, but I feel like they can do better.

    E.g., they came out with something called Undercover Holygrace. Now that's a hell of a name!
    Holygrace (Or would you prefer Holy Grace) would be the name of the scent, and it’s a collaboration between CDG and Undercover, so more strictly one should think of it as Holygrace by Undercover.

    I didn’t mind it with wonderwood, but the schtick got tired pretty quickly and should’ve been axed for the others , although I might be able to forgive Wonderoud because it’s a flanker of Wonderwood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    It would be funny but there's a risk that it could reduce sales in German speaking countries.
    Anything that speeds up its demise is worth pursuing!
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    Default Re: If you could rename a fragrance!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    It would be funny but there's a risk that it could reduce sales in German speaking countries.
    I wonder how Lush's Furze sells in Germanic countries?

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    Wonderwood sounds like something you get from taking too much Viagra.

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    It just makes me think of this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by HBK View Post
    Memo Paris Russian Leather --- Russian Mountain Breeze

    I get no leather in it, just a very clean Pine forest.
    Seconded.
    The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything.

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    Frederic Malle has good taste when naming his perfumes, but sometimes he can be misleading, intentionally or not.

    Carnal Flower is a very camphorated, vegetal tuberose, there is nothing "carnal" about it. Perhaps one can call it Cold-Blooded Flower, Fleur à sang froid due to its razor-sharp cold beginning.

    I expect Musc Ravageur to be a hot, animalistic perfume, but it's actually a gourmand. I don't know, maybe call it Musk Sweetheart, Delicious Musk or whatever. It's really not as wild as the name suggested.

    The Night and Dawn can be renamed to Crazy Rich Arabian I and II.
    The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything.

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    Aventus to Royal Bro +1. Or Imperial Dude.
    The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayberry2 View Post
    That or something like Depp Pour Homme or Dior Depp. Seriously though,I'm not putting Depp up on a pedestal, but it would be funny and not surprising if he came out and said he can't stand the stuff, and only is the face of it because he gets paid millions to do so.
    Isn't his signature scent Zino by Davidoff? I know that I read that somewhere many years ago. When I heard he was the face for the Dior fragrance I figured it was purely about collecting a paycheck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Would it be a good idea to rename Chanel fragrances like No 5, No 19, No 22, No 18?
    Their fragrance names remind me of a Chinese or Thai menu. I'll have a #19 and a #22 both extra spicy and no MSG.

    In fact when I order take out from my local Thai restaurant (friends with the owner) she always reads back the order by number rather than by the item names which I order by. Go figure.
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    A weird one, Slow Explosion by Imaginary Author smells exactly like an old-fashioned morgue. They really make the saffron smell like something embalmed. So they should rename it to somethhing gothic, maybe Death and his friends ?

    Le Labo's Patchouli 24 is more of a Dry Leather 24, and Tonka 25 should be White Musk 25.

    Cedrat Boise by Mancera is a Cyborg Aventus, oh wait, Cyborg Royal Dude.

    Cuir by Mona di Orio has loads of cardamon and ... weed (maybe it's isobutyl quinoline, I'm not sure). So you can call it Cardamon and Bong Water.

    Fig Tea by Nicolai is actually Osmanthus Tea. Cuir Cuba is tobbaco themed, so maybe Tabac Cuba .
    The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything.

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    I would rename Creed "Vintage'' Tabarome. I'm not sure what Tabarome translates to.
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    Wearing Montale Aoud Forest today. No oud, no forest, should be called "Flower Soap by the Beach".
    Currently wearing: Jaguar Pace by Jaguar

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    Dior Sauvage

    ' Shite For Men '

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Dior Sauvage

    ' Shite For Men '
    +1

    ...and Aventus should be renamed Prédicktable
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Dior Sauvage

    ' Shite For Men '
    +2
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    I'd rename Kilian's "A Taste of Heaven" so I didn't have to sound like such a fruitcake whenever anyone asked me what I was wearing. I get compliments on this sometimes and people ask what it is, but the name is cringeworthy, so I usually lie and blurt out, "POLO!"

    I don't really care about what the new name would be, just not something like "A Taste of Heaven." How about Lavender Green? Or Lavande Pour Homme? Something like that would be fine.
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    Olivina Bourbon Cedar -> Jacomo de Jacomo II: Cedar Smoke Boogaloo

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    Baccarat Rouge 540.






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