Thursday, October 27, 2011

Names I Can't Remember.....

Is there a limit to the length of perfume names ?
Obviously not .
Why doesn't someone name a new release Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu ?
Wikipedia cites this as the longest place name on Earth . It means hill in Maori .
So be it .
An even longer version, Taumata-whakatangihanga-koauau-o-Tamatea-haumai-tawhiti-ure-haea-turi-pukaka-piki-maunga-horo-nuku-pokai-whenua-ki-tana-tahu, has 105 letters and means The hill of the flute playing by Tamatea — who was blown hither from afar, had a slit penis, grazed his knees climbing mountains, fell on the earth, and encircled the land — to his beloved .
ho-kay then .

Long Fragrance names , write these down...
A Lab on Fire L'Anonyme ou OP-1475-A
Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio for Men  Acqua for Life Edition
Lolita Lempicka Midnight Couture Black Eau de Minuit
Shiseido Majolica Majorca Majoromantica
Van Cleef & Arpels Precious Oud No. 04855AM

Thierry Mugler has released a limited edition collection and the names are quite long , although not THAT long , in comparison .

Collection Le Goût du Parfum:

Angel Eau de Parfum sublimée de Poudre de Cacao Amer

Alien Eau de Parfum sublimée de Caramel au Beurre Salé

Womanity Eau de Parfum sublimée de Chutney de Figues

A Men Eau de Parfum sublimée d'un Concentré de Piments Rouges

Got it ?

I respect Octavian over at 1000Fragrances , and if he raves about a fragrance - I SMELL IT , and he raves about the new Angel Eau de Parfum sublimée de Poudre de Cacao Amer . So I am on a mission to get ahold of some , I love good chocolate and have always wished to find a creamy , milky , gourmand chocolate scent that works . I'll keep you posted .

Any fragrance names that you can't remember ?


Ines said...

Ha, ha. Good point. :)
I'm really bad with names (it takes me at least 3 books by an author I like to remember the author's name).
So, as soon as flankers to a perfume start appearing, I cannot remember any of the names, let alone which smells like what.
I'm completely ignoring these Mugler releases for that reason.

Unknown said...

I can't remember any of the Xerjoff perfums. Probably because I don't know how to pronouce them. I just think of the brand as "that X perfume with the funny bottles."

queen_cupcake said...

Yep, it's getting a little crazy. I want to try that Thierry Mugler thingy too, but I have to look it up on Octavian's site every time--shoulda wrote it down! Oh no, now I can look it up on your site, Carol! The one I want, by the way, is Alien EDP sublimée de Caramel au Beurre Salé. At least it is somewhat descriptive of the juice (isn't it?). :-)

Musette said...

I'm still trying to get past the 'slit penis'! OW!


Rappleyea said...

ROTFL!! I needed a good laugh today (this whole week actually), so thank you!

I can't remember or distinguish the Cartier L'Heure ones. Both numbers and names (although the names weren't long ones).

Anonymous said...

I literally stop reading after the fourth word. I think most fragrance names are WAY too long. But then maybe I'm just a bit cranky about it b/c I don't like showing up at the store and not being able to remember the full name of what I wanted to smell. :)

Saif said...

Hi Carol,

I have two.

The A Lab on Fire one that you already mentioned and one of my favorite amber perfumes:

Profumi del Forte - Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea

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