Perfumes themselves should give us emotions. These emotions are why I think many of us enjoy this olfactory “hobby”. We really get hooked when we smell a perfume that puts us at a loss of words. Now some perfumes give us emotions…negative emotions but I don’t see this as a bad thing. It gives us something to talk about. And today I’m talking about sad perfume names.
This isn’t a list of perfume names that I find offensive (should save that for another day!) nor is this a list of perfume names that I think are “bad”. This is a list of perfume names that I find sad. The names themselves give me feelings of sadness. It’s not the actual perfumes (that’s another post as well!) but it’s the names. The titles of these perfumes leave me feeling a bit glum.
Here they are in not particular order of glumness:
Britney Spears In Control Curious – Other than being nonsensical in the English language, this fragrance is completely ironic. Need I go on? No. This name makes me so sad since Britney has never had a chance to be in control of anything during her entire life. It’s the saddest perfume name in the world.
Caron Aimez-Moi – I love this fragrance but the name is sad to me as it reeks of desperation. “Love me”. I imagine, from the name, that this perfume has very low self-esteem and I want to give her a pep talk.
Baby Phat by Kimora Lee Simmons Luv <sic> Me – See my response above, but this one is even sadder…I don’t have to explain why. I’m sure you see it.
Escada Desire Me – This makes me sad in the way that the Caron does. Except this time, the desperation seems more young adult seeking acceptance through sex. The name is less innocent. I mean, it isn’t a super sad name, it just makes me sad. I want to help it have better self-esteem and some RuPaul self-love type speech.
Jean Paul Gaultier Fragile – I love this big tuberose. But, the name always makes me feel “fragile” and fragility isn’t glamorous. It didn’t even work for Judy Garland.
Calvin Klein Forbidden Euphoria – I don’t understand this name at all. Why would intense happiness and feelings of self-confidence be forbidden? This perfume wants us to be sad. Or maybe it’s talking about meth…or mania. I don’t know but I don’t like it. It forbids my happiness. Plus, the entire ad campaign was mega pervy and insinuated to the sexualization of minors. Not cool. Not ever cool. OK, this has just taken me from sad to mad. Review here.
Juicy Couture Couture Couture – This one is only sad to me because of my speech therapy background. It appears that this perfume has a fluency disorder and I want to help her by teaching her techniques that she can use in her daily life to aid in more fluid communication. Full review.
Like I said before, I’m not commenting on the quality of these fragrances, just their names. I know I’ve left some off of the list. With a million perfume launches a month, it’s difficult to keep these things straight. And honestly, most of the names that stick with me are the silly ones or the ones that are “WTF”.
Are there any perfume names that you consider “sad”? If so, what are they?