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Topic: What sort of Cologne does Bond wear?

or does he go without?

his appreciation for the fine things in life would suggest that he cares enough to wear some, no?

by the way, anybody knows what Vesper uses?  it seems that Bond went through her purse and found a bottle of something...

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Re: What sort of Cologne does Bond wear?

No reference to it, he doesn't wear Bonn or Frankfurt either. Actually he doesn't much care for Germany, it's a kink of Fleming's.

In the book FRWL I think, he derides male perfume to Tatiana saying 'We wash...' Bond was formed in the 1950s, ration book era, and this sort of thing would have been a step too far, added to which you can't really sell it onscreen as you can't smell it. Of course, Wint or Kidd has his aftershave, it brought about their downfall, so from a spying perspective it has its drawbacks.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

No reference to it, he doesn't wear Bonn or Frankfurt either. Actually he doesn't much care for Germany, it's a kink of Fleming's.

In the book FRWL I think, he derides male perfume to Tatiana saying 'We wash...' Bond was formed in the 1950s, ration book era, and this sort of thing would have been a step too far, added to which you can't really sell it onscreen as you can't smell it. Of course, Wint or Kidd has his aftershave, it brought about their downfall, so from a spying perspective it has its drawbacks.

I thought he wore Floris No. 89 based on Fleming's own words. And Vesper in Casino Royale used Santa Maria Novella’s Melograno (in the film at least)

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Dab of gun-oil behind each ear works for me...

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Bond exudes so many natural male hormones, he doesn't need any Cologne.  ajb007/wink
He's a natural Babe Magnet.   ajb007/lol

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Floris is mentioned in the novels, but not no. 89 specifically. In Dr. No there was Floris Lime bath essence for men (and Guerlain bathcubes for women) in the bathroom in the "Minked-Lined Prison". Like Napoleon Plural said, in FRWL Bond claims he doesn't wear Cologne. So the original novels do not mention any cologne wore by Bond. However, they do contain a few references to perfumes for (Bond)women. I believe Vesper wore Vent Vert by Pierre Balmain (1947) but maybe I'm mistaking, it could be another Bond girl from a different novel.

As for the Bond movies.... I think we'll have to wait for the "Super Ultimate Smell-O-Vision Blu Ray Collection"

1. Ohmss   2. Frwl   3. Op   4. Tswlm   5. Tld   6. Ge  7. Yolt 8. Lald   9. Cr   10. Ltk   11. Dn   12. Gf   13. Qos   14. Mr   15. Tmwtgg   16. Fyeo   17. Twine   18. Sf   19. Tb   20 Tnd   21. Spectre   22 Daf   23. Avtak   24. Dad

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Who wears cologne here? I shower daily, use a squirt of anti-perspiration under the arm pits and that's it. My wife bought me some expensive aftershave when we met fifteen years ago, and I've still got some left!

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I do.

1. Ohmss   2. Frwl   3. Op   4. Tswlm   5. Tld   6. Ge  7. Yolt 8. Lald   9. Cr   10. Ltk   11. Dn   12. Gf   13. Qos   14. Mr   15. Tmwtgg   16. Fyeo   17. Twine   18. Sf   19. Tb   20 Tnd   21. Spectre   22 Daf   23. Avtak   24. Dad

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Peppermill wrote:

I do.


Me to

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I don't. I worry that mingled with a bit of sweat it might end the day smelling a bit rank. Also, women have more sensitive noses and if they don't like it, it can be offputting. You may close yourself off to a fair number, like wearing your music taste on your arm. What if your perfumes clash, too?

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

I don't. I worry that mingled with a bit of sweat it might end the day smelling a bit rank. Also, women have more sensitive noses and if they don't like it, it can be offputting. You may close yourself off to a fair number, like wearing your music taste on your arm. What if your perfumes clash, too?

I don't normally, but I don't think sweat is much an issue as you generally don't spray it in high sweat areas and, at least many of us, spend the day in a climate controlled environment. On top of that, there are plenty of universally acceptable scents that many will love and the few who don't can still smell it without being offended.

Just spray appropriately. Don't be "cologne guy" at the office. But if a coworker reaches past you to get a paper or you walk by them swiftly, then maybe they'll catch the scent and in that mild way it can be plenty nice.

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Mr Beech wrote:
Napoleon Plural wrote:

No reference to it, he doesn't wear Bonn or Frankfurt either. Actually he doesn't much care for Germany, it's a kink of Fleming's.

In the book FRWL I think, he derides male perfume to Tatiana saying 'We wash...' Bond was formed in the 1950s, ration book era, and this sort of thing would have been a step too far, added to which you can't really sell it onscreen as you can't smell it. Of course, Wint or Kidd has his aftershave, it brought about their downfall, so from a spying perspective it has its drawbacks.

I thought he wore Floris No. 89 based on Fleming's own words. And Vesper in Casino Royale used Santa Maria Novella’s Melograno (in the film at least)

Wow! thx! i couldnt make it out myself.

unfortunately, my fave cologne cannot touch my skin as it completely dissapears (its a very subtle fragrance), so i spray some on my shirt and sleeves and it works just fine. 

floris No 89?  anybody knows what this smell compares to in more available fragrances?

what about Vesper's perfume, any idea what this smells like or is similar to?

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For sure Bond would not wear a heavy cologne. I hate those strong overpowering colognes for men. A spy would not want people catching his scent when he's around.

"Better late than never."

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Halcon wrote:
Mr Beech wrote:
Napoleon Plural wrote:

No reference to it, he doesn't wear Bonn or Frankfurt either. Actually he doesn't much care for Germany, it's a kink of Fleming's.

In the book FRWL I think, he derides male perfume to Tatiana saying 'We wash...' Bond was formed in the 1950s, ration book era, and this sort of thing would have been a step too far, added to which you can't really sell it onscreen as you can't smell it. Of course, Wint or Kidd has his aftershave, it brought about their downfall, so from a spying perspective it has its drawbacks.

I thought he wore Floris No. 89 based on Fleming's own words. And Vesper in Casino Royale used Santa Maria Novella’s Melograno (in the film at least)

Wow! thx! i couldnt make it out myself.

unfortunately, my fave cologne cannot touch my skin as it completely dissapears (its a very subtle fragrance), so i spray some on my shirt and sleeves and it works just fine. 

floris No 89?  anybody knows what this smell compares to in more available fragrances?

what about Vesper's perfume, any idea what this smells like or is similar to?

I found out Vesper's from here on the forums somewhere. I believe I have read that both are traditional scents, rather than anything modern.

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He wears the colgne shown in the attached, as did I when I was about 16.

http://www.007collector.com/bond/?p=1594

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He wear  "BRUTE", get it BRUTE    ajb007/lol     ajb007/lol     ajb007/lol   Me so funny hahahahaha    ajb007/insane    ajb007/cool    ajb007/insane

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SilentSpy wrote:

For sure Bond would not wear a heavy cologne. I hate those strong overpowering colognes for men. A spy would not want people catching his scent when he's around.

agree that Bond would not wear anything strong or pungent.

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I can not bag the colony seemed to Vesper, but what if it is, but if it is good to use colony, besides improving the body odor

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This might be the most uninteresting an unimportant thread on AJB007. This is not crittisism, this is a forum and that was just my point of view. Just look at it as an personal observation.  ajb007/smile

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perhaps...

but an Anne Hathaway  ajb007/heart ad for Magnifique is very interesting.

http://supermodelimage.blogspot.com/201 … paris.html

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Cologne or perfume is very important to get right if one wears it. Some scents don't work with a person's body chemistry. To this day, I still recall smelling the delicate perfume of a beautiful woman. It was a magical moment like those perfume ads.

Oh, and Anne Hathaway should be amazing in the next Batman movie. They finally have an elegant woman in the series.

"Better late than never."

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Halcon wrote:
SilentSpy wrote:

For sure Bond would not wear a heavy cologne. I hate those strong overpowering colognes for men. A spy would not want people catching his scent when he's around.

agree that Bond would not wear anything strong or pungent.

I totally agree... he would either wear something very light  (for some reason I think something like 4711... Love that smell.) or something quite generic... so as to not to stand out. (Although Bond and generic don't seem to go hand in hand ajb007/lol )

Personally, I love it when a man wears cologne... especially if it is subtle, and is right for them. You shouldn't be able to smell it on them, unless you're up close... ajb007/shifty

Nothing like having a bottle of it... to use on myself... when bf isn't around... so it reminds you of them... ajb007/wink

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SilentSpy wrote:

Cologne or perfume is very important to get right if one wears it. Some scents don't work with a person's body chemistry. To this day, I still recall smelling the delicate perfume of a beautiful woman. It was a magical moment like those perfume ads.

Oh, and Anne Hathaway should be amazing in the next Batman movie. They finally have an elegant woman in the series.

Absolutely
scent is such a part of the woman's dynamic.  the right perfume can make her doubly or quadruply attractive.  its part of the memory she leaves with you. 

a few years back i met a tall woman in her late 50's, very elegant, but did not consider her attractive in the same way i would a younger girl.  when i went to kiss her cheek i got a whiff of her perfume and she instantly became one of the sexiest and most irresistible women i'd ever come across...(needless to say im no longer age biased)

Anne Hathaway went from being apple juice to expensive Champagne precisely due to her elegance. what an intruiguing and sexy woman...

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Did anyone catch the new Dior advertisement/short film with Charlize Theron? She's really beautiful in it. There are some cool cameo appearances. Especially the first cameo by my favorite classic actress. A talented director could make an awesome Bond girl perfume ad similar to this one by Dior.

Dior J'Adore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrWiJcmvBI

"Better late than never."

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SilentSpy wrote:

Did anyone catch the new Dior advertisement/short film with Charlize Theron? She's really beautiful in it. There are some cool cameo appearances. Especially the first cameo by my favorite classic actress. A talented director could make an awesome Bond girl perfume ad similar to this one by Dior.

Dior J'Adore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrWiJcmvBI

I think its pretty well done. One of the better fragrance ads around. She looks great in it.

EDIT: So, my understanding now is that Bond from Fleming's books would not wear fragrance, or it would be near-nothing? What about the different film Bonds? I say Moore's definitely. Craig I think might, but it would be to have a definite scent in a finer strand of luxury, rather than for any cover or backup or issue with his other product's scents.

So what about film Bonds?

Last edited by Mr Beech (8th Dec 2011 02:54)