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    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    My McCaslin scent would be named after Isaac McCaslin, protagonist of the coming-of-age hunting story, The Bear from Go Down, Moses. It's all about hunting a kind of mythological bear and growing up in the wilderness, learning to hunt. It would have a deep, mysterious earthy note, lots of cedar and oak (which would also conjure up the whiskey they drink), gunpowder, and something animalic to represent both the bear, and the dog, Lion, that is finally fierce enough to take on the bear. A forest smell that would be equal parts beastly beast-mode and earthy.
    "Smells good already"! Bear meat can be kinda greasy though. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    Only, my "names" would all be of abandoned places or defunct locations. For example, one for an abandoned / razed town up the road called Alvira. Or, for a defunct amusement park near Hazelton that was called Angela Park...
    Oh I LOVE this idea! I'm mildly obsessed with looking at photos of ruined public buildings, and I can imagine creating scents that recreated their heyday, contrasted with melancholy smells of their decay. A decaying movie palace, an amusement park would be great, or the Catskills resorts that have gone to ruin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    "Smells good already"! Bear meat can be kinda greasy though. LOL!

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    I:m gonna do like nyquill: daytime & nighttime edp.
    Of course with dozen of flanker such as daytime vetiver, nighttime vetiver, nighttime amber, daytime bergamote, nightime rose..etc.
    & will add twist on the scent itself for wow or yuck factor, such as adding coffee on daytime vetiver, tuberose on nightime bergamote...
    for me the name is not that important as much as the scent itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    If I were of the mindset to create perfumes they would probably be along the lines of Sixteen92 and all the great scents Claire B. comes up with. Only, my "names" would all be of abandoned places or defunct locations. For example, one for an abandoned / razed town up the road called Alvira. Or, for a defunct amusement park near Hazelton that was called Angela Park...
    Very interesting. Very Proust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
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    Iīd buy that one.

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    Salammbô would be a great name -- a wonderful perfume reference. Do you know, as every perfumista should, the story from Flaubert’s historical novel? Salammbô is a virgin priestess of Carthage. As a symbol of rank and virginity, Salammbô’ wears a gold chainlet, connecting ankle to ankle, which regulates her steps. The city is invaded by barbarians who steal a sacred veil. Salammbô, in order to sue for peace and retrieve the veil, visits the invaders’ leader, Matho, knowing that to achieve her goal she will need to offer herself to him. She wears sapphire earrings supporting a hollow pearl filled with liquid perfume. The pearls have tiny perforations, and the perfume slowly forms into suspended droplets that occasionally fall to Salammbô’s skin. Matho is mesmerized by this detail, overcome with desire. Little detail is provided about the scene that transpires, but after Matho falls asleep (presumably exhausted for the same reason that Mars doses in Botticelli’s Venus and Mars) Salammbô disengages from him and, as she places her foot down to leave his tent, she notices that her chainlet is broken.

    Well then. Remember the perfume? The book actually provides some notes – as I recall incense, pepper, honey and rose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnozz View Post
    Salammbô would be a great name -- a wonderful perfume reference. Do you know, as every perfumista should, the story from Flaubert’s historical novel?
    Great choice! If I were going to go with Flaubert, maybe I'd make a series based on the characters of Madame Bovary - Emma (a disgusting mix of all the most expensive ingredients - the smell doesn't matter as much as the cost), Charles (the most boring scent you could think of, and ten years out of the current style), Leon (a serious and reserved scent that nevertheless has a playful note of something floral), Rodolphe (musk. lots and lots of musk), or Homais, the faux-pharmacist (something almost entirely synthetic, but it should smell expensive at least, and come in a gilded gold bottle).

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    1.A pair of perfumes named Macbeth, Lady Macbeth.
    I’ve been wondering why no one has used these names yet.

    2. A name has a story in it: Something sounds like a title of film Noir, or a Hard-boiled detective story.
    Like “A is for Alibi”.

    3. Simply use the most significant ingredients as name.

    In most case, it’s probably gonna be Linalool.
    The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnozz View Post
    Salammbô would be a great name -- a wonderful perfume reference. Do you know, as every perfumista should, the story from Flaubert’s historical novel? Salammbô is a virgin priestess of Carthage. As a symbol of rank and virginity, Salammbô’ wears a gold chainlet, connecting ankle to ankle, which regulates her steps. The city is invaded by barbarians who steal a sacred veil. Salammbô, in order to sue for peace and retrieve the veil, visits the invaders’ leader, Matho, knowing that to achieve her goal she will need to offer herself to him. She wears sapphire earrings supporting a hollow pearl filled with liquid perfume. The pearls have tiny perforations, and the perfume slowly forms into suspended droplets that occasionally fall to Salammbô’s skin. Matho is mesmerized by this detail, overcome with desire. Little detail is provided about the scene that transpires, but after Matho falls asleep (presumably exhausted for the same reason that Mars doses in Botticelli’s Venus and Mars) Salammbô disengages from him and, as she places her foot down to leave his tent, she notices that her chainlet is broken.

    Well then. Remember the perfume? The book actually provides some notes – as I recall incense, pepper, honey and rose.
    MESMERIZING!!! Very very beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the blood on 530 27 View Post
    1.A pair of perfumes named Macbeth, Lady Macbeth.
    I’ve been wondering why no one has used these names yet.

    2. A name has a story in it: Something sounds like a title of film Noir, or a Hard-boiled detective story.
    Like “A is for Alibi”.

    3. Simply use the most significant ingredients as name.

    In most case, it’s probably gonna be Linalool.
    Interesting choices.
    My guess is that the "scotish play" has never been used because the Theater superstitions, etc.
    But I would buy number two: the Chandler, Hammett style. "Maltese Falcon Pour Homme", etc.
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    Creed, Royal Water From White Throne.

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    I would probably go with some Norse names (and ingredients). Something like:

    Bifrost - dried fruits, angelica, and walnut tree
    Freyr - gooseberries, apple, and beech
    Mimameid - elderflower, birch, and oak moss
    Aegir - salt, mirabelle plum, and sea-buckthorn

    I have absolutely no clue whether these combinations would work, but in my mind they all smell amazing.

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    Assphixia by Tom Edgelord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
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    Now that I think about it, Creed should do a fragrance called "Clearwater Revival."

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    This all begs the question of whether any fragrance name is actually fitting in any meaningful way. Perhaps if you load something up with incense, tar and licorice it makes sense to call it Black, but in the vast majority of cases are not perfume names about as random as the names of technology companies? One name is hardly more fitting than another. Would the periodicity of the cosmos be skewed if L’Air du Temps and L'heure Bleue swapped names? It reminds me of the title of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s book, The Origin of Table Manners, a structural analysis of hundreds Amazonian and Plains Indian myths. Table manners are mentioned briefly for the first time on page 307.

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    I'm a music junkie, so I would use the names of some of my favorite records.

    La face cachée de la lune
    Étalage vulgaire de pouvoir
    Axe: Audacieux comme l'Amour

    And so on..You get the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by painted_klown View Post
    I'm a music junkie, so I would use the names of some of my favorite records.

    La face cachée de la lune
    Étalage vulgaire de pouvoir
    Axe: Audacieux comme l'Amour

    And so on..You get the idea.
    Des jolies traductions!

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    Sleazebag Noir !

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    These might seem lame and/or over the top, but it's intentional.

    I'd would go with scent names such as:

    Mitchell - Good intro scent. As most tend to do, just name the introductory scent after myself! lol

    Biblical or
    Commandment - Loud masculine earthy scents, these titles would be controversial so it would help generate interest.

    Holster - a metallic and leather gunpowder scent, perhaps

    Changeup - a baseball themed scent with pinetar, leather, burnt wood, and grass.

    Anchor - a salt and wet wood aquatic

    80's or 1985 (flanker?) - a scent that is a collective blend of popular notes from the decade.

    I'll probably think up some more, but those are my most obvious choices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ifti View Post
    Possibly names that have gravitas - like Mortabar or something!
    Also picking stuff from British and other tradition/history/ancient mythology - Hastings, Inquisator, Et Tu?,
    (Pseudo) historic-ness adds some weight to a brand prolly! And would sell well in places that aspire to the idea of British and Westo-centric history as being superior in someway or other!

    Then again could go abstract - by various concepts - colours, numbers, geographical l&l values, chemical names... creative design/branding is my profession so I'm stopping myself 'fore I get carried away...!

    Loving the idea of a British sounding fragrance name, possible conjuring memories of some double barrel named aristocratic family with a long and rich history and/or, at the very least, Old World distinction of old money on both shores of the Atlantic (like a very traditional bank, investment, insurance etc. firm with headquarters in historical buildings both on Wall Street and especially in the City of London)

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    Quote Originally Posted by the blood on 530 27 View Post
    1.A pair of perfumes named Macbeth, Lady Macbeth.
    I’ve been wondering why no one has used these names yet.
    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...eth-54080.html
    My top 30

    1. Gucci Envy / D&G By Man
    2. Amber Sky /Cedrat Boise
    3. Costarela / TFK Arab Spring
    4. Dior Homme Intense / Baccarat Rouge 540
    5. Dior Homme Cologne / Chez Bond
    6. Sleek Suede / Aventus
    7. Antidote / By the Fireplace
    8. Gucci Pour Homme / Armani Attitude
    9. Black Phantom / Layton
    10. D&G The One EDP / M7
    11. Santal Majuscule / Reckless
    12. Diadema / Prada L’Homme
    13. Habdan / Tuxedo
    14. Lira / Dior Homme Sport 2012
    15. Citric Santa Eulalia / Clive X

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    Changeup - a baseball themed scent with pinetar, leather, burnt wood, and grass.
    That sounds pretty nice, I would definitely wear that to a baseball game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkonick View Post
    That sounds pretty nice, I would definitely wear that to a baseball game.
    I love the pine tar smell. When I played, I use to hate it, but nowadays I miss it. I buy pine tar soap but don't know of any good fragrances that utilize it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schnozz View Post
    This all begs the question of whether any fragrance name is actually fitting in any meaningful way. Perhaps if you load something up with incense, tar and licorice it makes sense to call it Black, but in the vast majority of cases are not perfume names about as random as the names of technology companies? One name is hardly more fitting than another. Would the periodicity of the cosmos be skewed if L’Air du Temps and L'heure Bleue swapped names? It reminds me of the title of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s book, The Origin of Table Manners, a structural analysis of hundreds Amazonian and Plains Indian myths. Table manners are mentioned briefly for the first time on page 307.
    Agree with you. Very interesting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by painted_klown View Post
    I'm a music junkie, so I would use the names of some of my favorite records.

    La face cachée de la lune
    Étalage vulgaire de pouvoir
    Axe: Audacieux comme l'Amour

    And so on..You get the idea.
    Beautiful.
    I canīt Imagine "Bitches brew" in these days...or more Tropic Thunder: "Booty Sweat" Bad jokes aside, sounds good.
    But seriously (another record!!!), the concept is beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Mitchell View Post
    These might seem lame and/or over the top, but it's intentional.

    I'd would go with scent names such as:

    Mitchell - Good intro scent. As most tend to do, just name the introductory scent after myself! lol

    Biblical or
    Commandment - Loud masculine earthy scents, these titles would be controversial so it would help generate interest.

    Holster - a metallic and leather gunpowder scent, perhaps

    Changeup - a baseball themed scent with pinetar, leather, burnt wood, and grass.

    Anchor - a salt and wet wood aquatic

    80's or 1985 (flanker?) - a scent that is a collective blend of popular notes from the decade.

    I'll probably think up some more, but those are my most obvious choices.
    Iīd buy one or two!
    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Loving the idea of a British sounding fragrance name, possible conjuring memories of some double barrel named aristocratic family with a long and rich history and/or, at the very least, Old World distinction of old money on both shores of the Atlantic (like a very traditional bank, investment, insurance etc. firm with headquarters in historical buildings both on Wall Street and especially in the City of London)
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