Pleasant cucumber/melon-y "aquatic"/"clean"/"cold" scent, with some light floral stuff underneath. Basically, smells like a men's clothing store at the mall, or one of those "cooling" facial toners.*

I'm not sure whether this is what the actual stuff smells like or not, but it's basically what I'd expect from an okay scent marketed to young guys.

(* Never, ever spend more than like like $2 on that, by the way. It feels nice if it's hot, but it has no real benefits skin-wise, is actually irritating to most people with acne, and costs like $0.10 to make. You could probably figure out how to manufacture it by the gallon if you look at the ingredients label and then spend a while browsing The Perfumer's Apprentice.)
Pleasant light jasmine and/or ylang ylang-ish scent that disappears within five minutes.
Apparently I've had Obsession confused with something else forever, so I don't know if this smells like it. The actual stuff is supposed to be cinnamon-y, which isn't really the case with this. It's both pleasant and familiar, though: vanilla/floral/sandalwood-musk-based incense.

It makes me think of lawyers, unfortunately. One of the guys at at the firm wears loads of something very close to it.
I put the fake Angel on a paper towel but it smelled too rubbing alcohol-y initially so I put it on the table. Bu sniffed it just now and then ran out of the room in a panic.

...I just heard him knock the desktop out of sleep mode.

#hes blogging
definitely smells like Angel, but, I guess, with a piece missing? And a weird off-ish "cloudy" overtone.

...actually, what it smells like to me is perfume with "vanilla-y" notes that's been sitting in a cabinet for years. This $1 knock-off Angel might be old. How could the Dollar Tree betray me this way.
Having googled around: the Jordache/Jean-Philippe-brand Dollar Tree perfumes are manufactured by Inter Parfums, who are behind manufacturing for a lot of Srs-Bzns-type perfume companies. (They don't appear to me to be cannibalizing any of their clients' sales.)

So, these particular dupes would have been formulated by industry professionals who certainly know the actual formulas for the originals! As such, assuming that a given designer fragrance can be produced using components that don't bring the price above $0.25/oz or so - I don't think this is unusual? - the Dollar Tree knock-off is probably chemically-identical to "the real thing."

This is not a new thought, about either Products in general or perfume in specific! I just like finding new examples of it.

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