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.

  • nozknoz says:

    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 says:

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

  • Ann says:

    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.

    • Tom says:

      It actually was quite wearable. I just think I’m at the point where (dare I type it) I have enough perfume and don’t need to buy more.

  • Andy says:

    I like this smell it reminds me of alien perfume.

  • annie says:

    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 says:

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

    • Tom says:

      It wasn’t a deal-breaker for me. I just have to make an effort to use some of the stuff I have and not add to the pile. So I have to be crazy about it before I buy. I’m not crazy about it.

  • Musette says:

    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 >-)

    • Tom says:

      I think that’s exactly what people will do, no matter how the perfumers want to spin their hype to guide us through their thought processes..

  • Bee says:

    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.

    • Tom says:

      luckily for me it was just a moment.

      I’m so tired of high-concept I could just pee. Just give me some da&ned decent juice people!

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

    • Tom says:

      sorry dear, they named it after blood. it’s going to be people’s natural reaction. if they put a blonde on the bottle people would assume they’re marketing to blondes.

  • michy says:

    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.

    • Tom says:

      I’m curious, how do they know which era each blood type was born? as far as I remember from science class, science didn’t know about blood-typing at all until the turn of the 20th century. I remember I think in Dracula they give a blood transfusion and just hope to heck it doesn’t kill the person needing it..