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    Default Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Wasn’t even aware of this being in the process of production, I’ve watched his reviews and felt he knows his stuff and gravitated towards quality fragrances. Yes there is some goofiness along the way but it keeps it interesting, looking at the notes this sounds like a promising release and it’s in Extrait De Parfum very promising. What are your thoughts and do you plan to try this fragrance, I’m keeping a open mind and hope it’s a solid release.

    Kickstarter is open and already surpassed the needed amount, according to Fragrantica review post set for early 2020 release.

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    Gravitas Pour Homme

    Perfumer: John Stephen

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lavender

    Middle Notes: Coriander, Cardamom, Pepper

    Base Notes: Ambergris, Oakmoss, Patchouli, and Vanilla
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Is there a website for this? If not, would you mind sharing the notes and perfumer? I don't know anything about it.
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brooks Otterlake View Post
    Is there a website for this? If not, would you mind sharing the notes and perfumer? I don't know anything about it.
    Updated, no official site other than Kickstarter page!
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Like the notes on this one.
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    This is the new trend among Youtubers. I just saw the Redolessence announcement that he's got his own fragrance coming out as well. I'll definitely try whatever is coming out, as long as it's widely available. Will also wait to hear from my fellow BNers if you all get it first.

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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    It looks okay and Mr. Smelly is a funny dude, but I just can't justify the price he's asking for what appears to be a freshie that likely won't last overly long.
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    If I'm not mistaken, John Stephen was the perfumer for my two favorites from Czech & Speake, No.88 and Oxford & Cambridge. Unless it's a different John Stephen. Pretty common name, but given the UK connection, I'm guessing it is him.

    If it is him, I'll sample.
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    I will sample this fragrance. Although Mr. Smelly injects comedy in his videos I respect his nose and recommendations.

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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    The pedigree seems good, and it's Extrait concentration, which is commendable. The note list reads as "classic, spicy fougere," which, y'know, is a thoroughly explored category but I appreciate contemporary attempts to work within a classic framework. It seems to be priced fairly.

    I'm not inclined to blind-buy, but I'd say that the odds are good that this turns out to be pretty decent.
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    I will be excited to sample this. I dig the smelly army, but im not a classic gentleman citric cologne guy. Hes a Monsieur de Givenchy guy, im expecting a high quality, high concentration fragrance in that vein. Gotta be better than office 1, i believe his nose.
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    This is the new trend among Youtubers. I just saw the Redolessence announcement that he's got his own fragrance coming out as well. I'll definitely try whatever is coming out, as long as it's widely available. Will also wait to hear from my fellow BNers if you all get it first.
    Definitely seems to be. Fragrance influencers finally catching up with other areas and really commercialising by releasing their own...well...'products'.

    Remains to be seen how good this is, I suppose. Not just initially, but in terms of whether it degrades, what cost cutting has been made etc. I feel like the clone houses fall in to the trap of aiming too high in some areas and falling far too short in others - I wonder if this trend will suffer in the same way? If it seems too good to be true...
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Thanks to everyone for the interest. The fragrance is a fougere created by John Stephen is priced at £75 for 100ml

    These are the notes;

    Top: bergamot, mandarin, lavender

    Mid: cardamom, coriander, pepper

    Base: patchouli, ambergris, oakmoss, vanilla

    It’s concentrated at 20% oil and is therefore an extrait de parfum

    Longevity is very good indeed on my skin.

    I can totally understand some scepticism towards the idea of a YouTuber launching a fragrance but I really believe it’s a great scent that fans of classic gentlemanly stuff such as Bois du Portugal, Fougere Royal, Armani Eau Pour Homme, Invasion Barbare etc should love.

    You can find more info on our kickstater page by searching “Gravitas” in the Kickstarter website

    Feel free to ask any questions in here.

    Mr Smelly (Dan Naughton)

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    Mr Smelly has imo very good old school taste and this looks good. I've purchased a few scents from watching his videos and have not been disappointed. One of them was Milano Cento Him, great scent.
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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Get ready people for the onslaught of fragrances released by YouTubers. Are these folks into reviewing or profiting. We shall soon see.

    Btw nothing wrong with making money. But one needs to ask these YouTubers did not release a fragrance until they had a following? That's not art. That is marketing. Art in perfumery is basically dead.

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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    I must say that the note pyramid seems something I could go for, and the comparison to Fougere Royale and Armani pour Homme (never smelled BdP and IB) doesn't hurt either.
    In this day and age where so many releases either seem to be mind numbingly generic/boring or super avant/garde, it's nice to see someone who has a love for the classics, and want to translate that into a current day fragrance (something Fougere Royale did so extremely well I think). I'm not into the kickstarter/blind buy thing when it comes to new and unproven scents, but I would definitely like to sample this one if the chance occurs.

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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Wasn’t even aware of this being in the process of production, I’ve watched his reviews and felt he knows his stuff and gravitated towards quality fragrances. Yes there is some goofiness along the way but it keeps it interesting, looking at the notes this sounds like a promising release and it’s in Extrait De Parfum very promising. What are your thoughts and do you plan to try this fragrance, I’m keeping a open mind and hope it’s a solid release.

    Kickstarter is open and already surpassed the needed amount, according to Fragrantica review post set for early 2020 release.

    Notes:

    Gravitas Pour Homme

    Perfumer: John Stephen

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lavender

    Middle Notes: Coriander, Cardamom, Pepper

    Base Notes: Ambergris, Oakmoss, Patchouli, and Vanilla
    I think Mr. Smelly's bottle looks way, way, way better produced than what Jeremy Fragrance has put out. I expect, based on Mr. Smelly's fragrance sensibilities, that the fragrance will be better as well. It should be pointed out that both of these youtuber's fragrances fall into genres that have literally hundreds, if not thousands of similar scents. These don't likely offer something new to fragrance enthusiasts. To fragrance collectors, these would be nice bottles to own because they are a part of the history of fragrance. So, they are viable historically.

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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by richmilton View Post
    Get ready people for the onslaught of fragrances released by YouTubers. Are these folks into reviewing or profiting. We shall soon see.

    Btw nothing wrong with making money. But one needs to ask these YouTubers did not release a fragrance until they had a following? That's not art. That is marketing. Art in perfumery is basically dead.
    I don't see anything wrong with profiting off of what you love. Don't you gravitate towards careers that interest you? What? Are you profiting or something?

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    Default Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Smelly View Post
    Thanks to everyone for the interest. The fragrance is a fougere created by John Stephen is priced at £75 for 100ml

    These are the notes;

    Top: bergamot, mandarin, lavender

    Mid: cardamom, coriander, pepper

    Base: patchouli, ambergris, oakmoss, vanilla

    It’s concentrated at 20% oil and is therefore an extrait de parfum

    Longevity is very good indeed on my skin.

    I can totally understand some scepticism towards the idea of a YouTuber launching a fragrance but I really believe it’s a great scent that fans of classic gentlemanly stuff such as Bois du Portugal, Fougere Royal, Armani Eau Pour Homme, Invasion Barbare etc should love.

    You can find more info on our kickstater page by searching “Gravitas” in the Kickstarter website

    Feel free to ask any questions in here.

    Mr Smelly (Dan Naughton)
    I look forward to sampling it ( hopefully this won't be too hard to do as I won't be blind buying it )
    Good luck with the venture.

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    Good luck my friend! Wishing you the best on this fragrance endeavor

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    Chris aka Fragmental and George aka The Fragrance Apprentice put out some videos about Gravitas pour Homme:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddVAvGXgxWE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcFfw-6GiiM

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