Name That Scent: Hairspray, Licorice, & Gasoline?

Fragrance reviews are silly. Fragrance marketing is even sillier. So from now on, we’ll be crowdsourcing our fragrance reviews. Read on to find out what our office thought about the latest sample to land on our desk.

Fragrance: Serge Normant Avah, $60

What Serge Normant thinks it smells like: “Avah encompasses alluring and exquisite notes of ylang ylang, jasmine, amber, soft woods, and musks to create a sensual fragrance experience. Jojoba, aloe vera, and vitamin E add to the unique composition with their caring, nourishing properties. Scent is such a sensual experience for Serge, he wanted to develop a fragrance that was meant to be an indulgence.”

What we think it smells like:

  • “Hairspray.”
  • “It smells like my high school English teacher.”
  • “Cologne, like for a guy.”
  • “A going out perfume.”
  • “Like a tie store.”
  • “It smells like someone put potpurri in a bathroom, and you just opened the door.”
  • “Very powdery. Like I’m sniffing powder.”
  • “Like a candle you would burn in a bathroom.”
  • “Cheap cherry blossom body wash and talcum.”
  • “I’m going to say Downey.”
  • “Like a bubble bath I used to have.”
  • “It smells like Joe Scarborough playing guitar.”
  • “Musty and flowery.”
  • “It kind of reminds me of licorice.”
  • “It smells like honeysuckle that was raised in a hydroponic plant using only gasoline.”
  • “Suntan lotion?”

Tune in next time when we review Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Dreaming in Portofino, which “imprints an intoxicating memory of golden moments spent in timeless contemplation”.

PREVIOUSLY: Thirdman Eau Profonde, Valentino Valentina, Dolce & Gabbana The One Sport, Eva Longoria EVAmour, Lacoste L12.12. Rouge, Versace Yellow Diamond, Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme, Especially Escada, Arquiste Infanta en Flor, Bulgari Omnia Coral, Illuminum White Gardenia Petals

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