Today was something of a mindfuck of a day with the opening of the CiAL ‘Newoman’ department store in Yokohama – the experience of which I will have to write about later, shrivelled as a dried persimmon as I feel right now, reduced by my first impact of corona consumerism, which had me running for the exits. and then a night of fully masked teaching.
But fruit? These really are VASTLY overpriced for what they are. A rip off ! The orange was light aquatic rubbish; the pineapple far less convincing than the same flavoured chewing gum I had the other day ; the lemon I would enjoy in a boutique hotel hard milled into a pretentiously conceptualised trope, sorry, soap, briefly glittering but otherwise just another non eligible interface in my fragile conscious.
No – get your fix at the fruit market. Buy a cheapo approximation. Eat fruit. Avoid S H O P PIN G
14 responses to “FRUIT COLLECTION BY DOLCE & GABBANA : LEMON, ORANGE + PINEAPPLE (2020)”
That awful, eh? The caps looked fun…
Really? I thought they were tacky, or not nearly tacky enough. I am sick of weak rubbish being passed off for almost 300 dollars. And I LOVE fruit.
Tacky and fun aren’t mutually exclusive, and I’m only judging by the photo… but being ripped off is no fun at all. Glad to be warned!
The only pineapple perfumes I can think of are FM’s Music for a While and Ramon Monegal’s Olé, which is quite rich and somewhat chemical. Not sure what to make of it.
Define tacky but I do believe you are preaching to the converted in the Haus Of Trash – they didn’t go nearly far enough.
Pineapple is definitely tricky.
Honestly, it was like a nightmare. I couldn’t find the exits. There were hundreds of staff everywhere with megaphones directing we sheep going up and down escalators even though there has been a spike in nearby Tokyo and I thought I was stupid to be there in the first place – purely out of curiosity, I wanted to see if there were any perfume shops, but we were being so DIRECTED in terms of where we could walk that the whole experience was entirely unpleasant.
I think Fruit is the generally speaking just not done very well in perfumery. Flowers can be deliciously transmuted, as can spices and woods and so many other things; fruit is generally just a chemical disaster.
They look cheap and boring.
They are. I would wear the lemon if staying at a hotel, as I love that feeling of using all the toiletries in the shower and then that scent reminding you of your holiday. The lemon was zingy and had a proper sense of being a ‘cologne’; I thought the others were dreadful.
I do enjoy a good cologne, but I am sure with all my options I might not be a consumer of D&G.
Seemed like an interesting premise? Too bad, a pineapple, lemon, or orange fragrance with some Italian bombast would’ve been fun! I have never been impressed with the D&G scents. I bought Rose the One years ago on the advice of a friend, was disappointed to find it a wimpy, watery version of Lancome’s Tresor.
Wimpy and watery – yes. However, the Velvet Collection is often really gorgeous. I would wear a whole load of them if they weren’t so expensive. Velvet Desire is a divine white floral – one of my favourites. Those ones are richer.
Ha! Ha! I get the avoid message loud and clear, Neil. Must be really bad.
I WAS in a bad mood and just tossed the review off in five minutes.
The lemon I did like, but in fruit I demand more generosity
You know what they say about posting when in a bad mood / under the influence. Will look out for them when they arrive in South Africa. For some odd reason, bad reviews encourage me to smell them for myself.