BLOOD Concept

I don’t quite know what to make of this line.  Personally I think the idea of tying your perfume to your blood type sort of varies between inspired and lunatic. but there you are.  Frankly, I wasn’t wowed by some of these; AB was brassy and metallic while A was smelled of bubble gum.  I didn’t like O at all, it smelled like a mixture of all three (my blood type is O negative, so it joke away).

I did like B, which plays up the woody spice and the pepper while toning the fruits down to an accent and the metallics to an interesting accent to the patchouli.  There’s something about this that reminds me a bit of Secretions Magnafique, just not in that gag-inducing way the ELdO has for me.  I like it; I just don’t know that I NEED it.

$155 for 60ML EDP at LuckyScent, from whom I got the sample.

24 Comments
nozknoz October 19, 2011

What a relief: I would have been really annoyed if something based on this quease-inducing concept had actually smelled good. :-) Thank you for taking one for the Posse, Tom!

AnnieA October 18, 2011

The very concept makes me feel my intelligence is being insulted, -- the price does too...

Ann October 18, 2011

Hi, Tom! Thanks for being a brave guinea pig and breaking this down for us. I don't do so well with that metallic kind of smell (SM and also Byredo's MMink), but it's an interesting concept.

Andy October 18, 2011

I like this smell it reminds me of alien perfume.

annie October 18, 2011

Having worked in blood all my life,(hospital lab/ER)this concept, is wayyyyy too terrible to even contemplate...where do they come up with these crappy ideas...It wastes everyones time...so,Tom,take all your 'sniffs' back,so they know we don't even CARE(the nerve!)

March October 18, 2011

Hah, the first thing I thought of was SM. And no thanks. /:)

Musette October 18, 2011

Tom - This line sounds interesting, from a conceptual standpoint (love your explanation, Bee). Wearable? Not so much. Wonder if it would've made more sense if they'd chosen different names for them (more evolutionary) , rather than blood type. I'm no hematologist (and I'm certainly no blood-historian) but there must've been differing blood types through man's evolution, so why the blood-typing? I suspect a lot of people are going to try to match the perfume to their particular blood type. xo >-)

Bee October 18, 2011

I had a secretions magnifiques moment too, must be the metallic notes.. Agree with the above comments, the blood groups are supposed to be symbolic of humanty evolving from the cave-dwelling hunterer,then to the first farmer, the traveller and to modern urban mankind (or something similar), conceptual more than wearable, as are also several ELDOs.

Luxury Perfume October 18, 2011

sorry dear no competition between perfume and blood.it is does not matter which perfume you are use and whats your blood group .

michy October 18, 2011

cool! but it's not about matching fragrances with your blood type. it's about creating a mood of every era in which every single type is born.