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    Default Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    Now Smell This reports:

    Carolina Herrera will launch Bad Boy, the masculine counterpart to 2016's Good Girl.

    Bad Boy, the new masculine fragrance by Carolina Herrera, is a powerful and sophisticated scent for unique and irreverent men who dare to embrace all of the facets of contemporary manhood. The obscurity of Tonka Bean, Cacao and Ambar Wood contrasts with the luminosity of Sage, Black and White Pepper and Bergamot. The seductive aroma of Bad Boy is collected in an extremely distinctive flacon. Shaped as a lightning – symbol of heroism and strength in several cultures, this unique piece becomes a true object of desire.

    Additional notes include cedar.

    Carolina Herrera Bad Boy will be available in 50 and 100 ml Eau de Toilette.
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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    *looks at name*

    *sees bottle*


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    I kind of giggled at the part that says 'obscurity of tonka bean...'
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    Bottle is horrible IMO. Perhaps fits the scent.
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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I kind of giggled at the part that says 'obscurity of tonka bean...'
    That camp thread is just spreading like crabgrass!
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    I dont get the bottle. Is it standing like that? Herbal spicy amber citrus? Did they leave anything out, or just dump it all together and pretend its purposefully complex.i suppose id sniff it if i saw it in a store, but no matter how fantastic it was id just never own that kitschy thing.
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    Bottle looks like the missing piece from the center of the Animale line.
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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    Laughably amateurish copy. “Extremely distinctive...”? ‘Tonka bean’ is obscure??
    And that lightning-bolt inspired bottle? Can anyone say “SHAZAM!”??
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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    The bottle speaks to me but the "obscurity" of its tonka bean does not.
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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    you can probably also use it to scrape ice off of a windshield
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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I kind of giggled at the part that says 'obscurity of tonka bean...'
    That's brilliant. And it's shaped "as a lightning". Think it's been through a translation programme!

    Can't beat a bit of obscure tonka though.

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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    Looks rather off. I'd try it first and judge later, albeit I don't have high hopes.
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    Another fragrance release that has me wondering whether they used machine translation for the copy, or they just let the intern loose with a thesaurus.
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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    That bottle is horrible. Nothing manly about it. What were they thinking?

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    The bottle is pretty amazing. I’d buy it just for that. Beats 99% of the boring, accountant-approved packaging out there now. Nice to see a little creativity now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    The bottle is pretty amazing. I’d buy it just for that. Beats 99% of the boring, accountant-approved packaging out there now. Nice to see a little creativity now and then.
    I actually find the bottle amusing. Some may bark it's tacky but somehow not to me. The bottle of PR 1 Million is tacky in my opinion. Btw. I'm an accountant however I don't let that define who I am as a human
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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcologneguy View Post
    The bottle is pretty amazing. I’d buy it just for that. Beats 99% of the boring, accountant-approved packaging out there now. Nice to see a little creativity now and then.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zgb View Post
    I actually find the bottle amusing. Some may bark it's tacky but somehow not to me. The bottle of PR 1 Million is tacky in my opinion. Btw. I'm an accountant however I don't let that define who I am as a human
    LOL!

    CH is definitely giving Paco Rabanne and Azzaro a run for their money on unique campy bottles. At first, all I was seeing was the SS lightning-bolt profile and it seemed rather appalling, but once I realized the overall theme was more girly and fetish like the last bottle, and the artistic value isn't half bad (that heel almost looks runway-ready), I lightened up.

    I agree - amusing. Curious what my wife will think, but I'm betting that it "has to be a women's fragrance". Hilarious! Hope it smells bad. My Azzaro bottles are embarrassing enough!
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    I didnt really bat an eye about tonkas obscurity. I took it to mean obscure in a gender profile way, and not as rare or unique.
    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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    did anyone say SHAZAM!!!!

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    Whoever wrote that brief must be a Buñuel fan.

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    Default Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    LOL!

    CH is definitely giving Paco Rabanne and Azzaro a run for their money on unique campy bottles. At first, all I was seeing was the SS lightning-bolt profile and it seemed rather appalling, but once I realized the overall theme was more girly and fetish like the last bottle, and the artistic value isn't half bad (that heel almost looks runway-ready), I lightened up.

    I agree - amusing. Curious what my wife will think, but I'm betting that it "has to be a women's fragrance". Hilarious! Hope it smells bad. My Azzaro bottles are embarrassing enough!
    Azzaro, yes! Apart from their classics such as Pour Homme and Chrome, other releases such as Twin for men or Now for men, especially Azzaro Wanted etc. bottles are rather horrid.
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