Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg
Pure Malt and Musc Ravageur ate to me the most overhyped ones. MR especially smells like crap yet they'd have you believe it's a "sexy" scent. Last time I checked a sexy scent is supposed to be pleasant and liked by many. I don't know of a single person that even remotely likes this.
That's odd. The few times I've worn it it's been well received, and I've gotten compliments on it. Maybe it's a matter or application or something? I can see why some might not like it, but for myself, and others I've known, I've found that it has been quite "liked" by people around me I suppose.
I didn't dig it much myself at first either though, so I can sympathize.- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by CaliDude
I like Aventus, but I agree in that I don't understand the immense hype it's getting. I find Aventus pretty much as good as a lot of the other Creeds, but for some reason, Aventus is being spoken of way way more. I don't quite understand it either. I mean, it's good and IMO bottle worthy, but I don't get the constant holy grail acclaim that it's getting.
I agree with this. I think though that some of its appeal might just be that like a lot of Creeds, it's what I would consider commercially accessible. Similar to offerings from Xerjoff, it smells like an ultra well made designer scent, that I can't really see offending people unless over applied, as even though many will say it doesn't smell like any designer frag (in specific), it just has the feel of a designer frag, and has a very large mass appeal to it, and you will get compliments for it.
All in all it's versatile, quite well received, expensive, and has an air of exclusivity, which are some pretty good building blocks for hype.
Of that list though, I would honestly say that for myself, the Tauer is the only one that really delivered on what the hype machine promised.