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    Default Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    One that comes to mind for me is "Straight to Heaven." What are some of the most pretentious-sounding fragrances to you?

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    Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous
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    Bootylicious by Pour Toujours (which I happen to own)
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    Breath of God by Lush
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Bootylicious by Pour Toujours (which I happen to own)
    I just absolutely fell to the floor laughing here!!

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    Oligarch by Roja Dove
    King by Parfums de Coeur
    MCM Success
    Empire by Donald Trump
    One Man Show by Jacques Bogart
    Avon Alpha
    oh look, I have a signature
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheetah1919 View Post
    I just absolutely fell to the floor laughing here!!
    Actually it's a very nice fragrance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous
    Lost Cherry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous
    Yep. This all day
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    Playing with the Devil by Killian (and many other names by them too) and Dangerous Complicity by Etat Libre D'orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Lost Cherry
    I agree with Fucking Fabulous, but not necessarily Lost Cherry.

    These are great -- keep them coming.

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    Here’s another eye-roller:

    Sean John I Am King
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Prince View Post
    I agree with Fucking Fabulous, but not necessarily Lost Cherry.

    These are great -- keep them coming.
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    Take a look at the names from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab:

    https://www.fragrantica.com/designer...chemy-Lab.html

    Lots of weird names
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    The night of the man / La Nuit de L'Homme

    The One / The One for Men

    Releasing a house's first perfume and calling it No. 5.

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    Creed - Royal Water

    Do royals bathe in it? Or is this what happens in the privy after a night on the town?

    “Ardsngks smells like citrus... akdkfkpglr really good...and juniper ....lantmdkgdo good for dysentery old chap”
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    Hahahaha I forgot that this one exists! All of their names are just odd. (and so are the fragrances)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Oligarch by Roja Dove
    King by Parfums de Coeur
    MCM Success
    Empire by Donald Trump
    One Man Show by Jacques Bogart
    Avon Alpha
    Does anyone know what Empire smells like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couronne de Violette View Post
    Does anyone know what Empire smells like?
    The sweat and toil of 6.9 billion willing slaves.

    Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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    Default Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    There a quite a few from by Kilian that would make this list, such as: "Let's Settle This Argument Like Adults, In The Bedroom, Naked" but Tom Ford FF has to be the winner here.

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    Perhaps also: Hermann a Mes Cotes me Parassait une Hombre by ELDO

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    I often see reviews on BN for fragrances with ‘trying too hard names’ and ridiculously long names; some of them also having daft/long house names, just to hammer it home how different and exclusive they are, maybe? All usually niche houses and eye-rollingly pretentious sounding to me.

    Here’s just some recent examples:

    18.21 Sweet Tobacco by 18.21 Man Made
    Papyrus Oud / 71 by Parle Moi de Parfum
    Collection Grands Crus : Hoja De Cuba by Berdoues
    Speed Smelling 2017 Postmodern Collection : Loc Dong by IFF

    That last one’s a doozy.

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    Casamorati 1888 Mefisto by Xerjoff, which I own, is a bit of a mouthful, too.

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    This is not a Blue Bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    This is not a Blue Bottle.
    This is also not a good perfume.
    How do you know what a French whorehouse smells like?

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    Creed Royal Delight is up there.
    "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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    Lost Cherry. It sounds like some salacious homage to Nabokov. They might as well have named it Hidden Hymen.

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    Tom Ford Fucking Fabulous
    yep




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