Friday, January 30, 2009

Grey Flannel? More Like a Grey Flannel Dishcloth!

The first new scent I tried, on Julie’s recommendation, was Geoffery Beene’s Grey Flannel, and I HATED it.

I realize I’m trampling all over a sacred institution here. Grey Flannel is a classic … and supposedly one by which all other masculine fragrances should be judged. Luca Turin loves the stuff, giving it five stars in The Guide, and calling it “a masterpiece.”

Me? All I could smell when I first put it on was dishwashing liquid. Even a half an hour later, the smell of Dawn® pervaded, though now I could smell violets, too. Violet scented Dawn® … this is the great olfactory masterpiece of the last 40 years? Not in my book. I had to scrub this one off. Yech!

Image note: This dishwashing liquid isn't violet scented. The label says it's "original scent." I think it's been dyed pink for Breast Cancer Awareness (don't even get me started on the crassness of "pinkwashing"). To me, though, it looks more purple than pink ... like it could be violet scented.


Julie H. Rose said...

I did warn you that I assumed it had been reformulated since its inception. But still, Turin calls it a masterpiece. As much as I enjoy Luca Turin, there are scents he raves about that have made me gag (literally).

jmcleod76 said...

No blame intended! It was a starting point, at least. I'm sure there are many people who love Grey Flannel. I'm just not one of them. Besides, I had to hate something ... I'm loving almost all of the Hermes, so far. But now I'm getting ahead of myself. No spoilers!