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    Default Fragrances you consider to be totally *UNDERRATED*

    A mirror of Red Rose's topic from today.

    My vote for underrated and under-discussed; you guessed it, Clive X. Also, Malle's Bigarade Concentree.

    Where's the love?? ;D
    There is no Nose....

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    Trumpers

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    Quote Originally Posted by robyogi
    Trumpers
    That's a new one on me.
    There is no Nose....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlfaOmega
    [quote author=robyogi link=1143586947/0#1 date=1143587154]Trumpers
    That's a new one on me. [/quote]

    You mean the brand or that it's underrated?

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    Michael by Michael Kors. People do recognize its greatness from time to time but it's just amazing. One of favs for sure.

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    Lapidus PH by Ted Lapidus

    Witness by Jacques Bogart
    All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

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    I am the only I know who wears it and no one talks about it on the boards..

    Neroli Sauvage... a favorite of mine...

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    Stetson Black....I hear it costs next to nothing

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    haha...well before i visited here and then proceeded to totally lose my mind and acquire more "modern" things that smell i loved -marbert man- and still enjoy it ...i just recently got a bottle from the folks in dusseldorf and its exactly as i remember it too...whether it should be discussed at all or appreciated by the multitudes is anyones guess.....i'll just always love it as it holds such good memories for me...

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    Yeah definitely second Trumper´s, their Sandalwood cologne is actually an improved version of Egoïste - if such a thing can exist. Maybe the later launch gives it a little "rip-off" status, still this juice has sooo much going for it. Amazing staying power also, not very common with the barber-shop stuff.

    MMM

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    * Bogart - a magnificent piece of art!
    * S.T. Dupont Signature - delicious incense smell!

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    Acier Aluminium seems to be under-discussed here...or am I just not looking hard enough?

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    Default Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *UNDERRA

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rose
    Acier Aluminium seems to be under-discussed here...or am I just not looking hard enough? *
    You are so right! It is a great one, even compared to a lot of other Creeds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB
    [quote author=Red Rose link=1143586947/0#11 date=1143591283]Acier Aluminium seems to be under-discussed here...or am I just not looking hard enough?
    You are so right! It is a great one, even compared to a lot of other Creeds![/quote]

    And it's made both the overrated and underrated threads!

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    My personal candidate is Hugh Parsons Blue, sometimes called HP Traditional. It's an incredibly fresh and heady summer scent, green, ambery, and musky all at once. Without being overpowering, it's a definite, clean, masculine presence. Why do so few people celebrate it? You can find it at Nordstrom here in San Francisco. I hope other Nordstroms carry it too.

    Compositon: Lemon, Mandarin, Blackberry, Pepper, Angelica, Cardamom, Juniper, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Ambergris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robyogi
    [quote author=JaimeB link=1143586947/0#12 date=1143592824][quote author=Red Rose link=1143586947/0#11 date=1143591283]Acier Aluminium seems to be under-discussed here...or am I just not looking hard enough? *
    You are so right! It is a great one, even compared to a lot of other Creeds![/quote]

    And it's made both the overrated and underrated threads! * [/quote]
    ROTFLMAO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrOfTheSoul
    Michael by Michael Kors. People do recognize its greatness from time to time but it's just amazing. One of favs for sure.
    Was going to mention this, but you got it. It's completely overlooked, even in department stores. It's warm and rich, and it's my signature winter scent. I hope it continues to be hidden away... :P

    I would also like to nominate Creed Baie de Genievre. A rugged, old school scent that's just timeless.

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    Yeah, Baie de Genièvre is way cool, but it doesn't project much on me... Still,, I love it and wear it a lot!
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    Default Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *UNDERRA

    The utterly remarkable 1948 Vetiver by Creed. An entirely different breed from their often-mentioned "Original" Vetiver; much better, in my opinion.


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    Default Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *UNDERRA

    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB
    My personal candidate is Hugh Parsons Blue, sometimes called HP Traditional. It's an incredibly fresh and heady summer scent, green, ambery, and musky all at once. Without being overpowering, it's a definite, clean, masculine presence. Why do so few people celebrate it? You can find it at Nordstrom here in San Francisco. I hope other Nordstroms carry it too.

    Compositon: Lemon, Mandarin, Blackberry, Pepper, Angelica, Cardamom, Juniper, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Ambergris.

    You are so right about this one. Fresh, refined, clean, elegant.

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    I don't know if it is exactly "totally" underrated, but I sure do think the world of Escada PH -- yet it seems to not get much play nor does it seem that many people wear it. It's a lovely, warm and calming frag that always gets positive reviews when I wear it. A hidden gem indeed that does well in the office and in all seasons -- it also has good staying power. It's one of my signature scents.
    Peace ~ Markymark

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    Acier Aluminum and Michael by Michael Kors were the first two that came to my mind, and both have been mentioned already. I'd also say that Creed's Santal Imperial is pretty underrated. It's amazing, especially considering this fragrance was created 157 years ago!

    Now to be burned at the stake for mentioning this one amongst Creeds and the whatnot, but I really like my Ferrari Passion. It's a woodsy/leather fragrance, but it's also light and fresh, something that most woodsy/leather scents are not. It's by no means a stellar fragrance, but it sure isn't bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS
    I am the only I know who wears it and no one talks about it on the boards..

    Neroli Sauvage... a favorite of mine...
    Are you freakin' kidding me? You must not read my posts . It is an absolute fav of mine also. It is the most intoxicating men's scent I have even come across. That is why in addition to my 4.0 oz already is use, I have a back-up bottle in waiting for me!

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    Agua Brava
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    Agua Lavanda (sorry for the Puig trend, but those were the ones which leapt to mind)
    Brut Classic
    Miller Harris - Feuilles de Tabac
    Worth pour Homme
    Caswell Massey Sandalwood
    Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    Neroli by Czech & Speake is almost completely ignored here, but I find this to be an absolutely marvelous and fantastic scent! *I might wear Neroli by Czech & Speake more than just about any other fragrance with the exception of Egoiste by Chanel and L'Impact de Pour un Homme by Caron. I am going to have to give a review of this one sometime soon. *

    It is so refreshing! *Neroli by Czech & Speake is my idea of "fresh". *No notes of melon or cucumber here. *No ozonic notes here. *Neroli by Czech & Speake is basically a floral fragrance, since Neroli is a flower. *In aromatherapy, Neroli Essential Oil is used to chase away mental depression, and Neroli by Czech & Speake has a cheerful, upbeat aura to it. *When I got haircuts as a kid, at the end of the haircut, the barber would always splash on my head a good smelling tonic or aftershave, which was usually very refreshing. *Neroli by Czech & Speake has that old barbershop smell, and it is very attractive. *It is beautiful. *And masculine (but a woman could wear it just as well). *

    I receive lots of compliments when I wear this fragrance. *I feel like a million bucks when I wear Neroli by Czech & Speake. *The perfume note of neroli is generally a top note only and it usually disappears quite quickly. *But the note of neroli in Neroli by Czech & Speake lasts for a good six to seven hours on my skin (and usually, fragrances have a tendency to disappear quickly on my skin). *On the days that I wear Neroli by Czech & Speake, I carry a small roll-on in my pocket to refresh the fragrance on my skin once or twice a day. * * * * * *

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    OMG, Guerlain Vetiver fo' shure! A full vetiver because of the vanilla, but what is it with the bitter note that just ruins it????

    C'mon, Dior Homme? Underrated? If it's a longevity issue, that shouldn't toss it down to the underrated list. Tell me if they strived to have it smell anything like what's out there now!!! Makes Musc Ravageur smell like a designer imposter oil at a New Age shoppe!
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    I`d say
    Or Black and Or Noir by Pascal Morabito are underrated pretty much.
    Magnificent dry leather mens cologne and marvellous womens...
    Thanks to Luca Turin for point me on this gem in his book.

    I`d add Ungaro Hombre de la Nuit, but it is invisible on a shelves for ages!
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Creed Chevrefeuille Original
    Creed Royal Delight
    Geo F. Trumper Marlborough
    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Gendarme Grabazzi
    L'Artisan Parfumeur L'Eau de l'Artisan
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Oeillet Sauvage
    Kenzo KenzoAir
    D'Orsay Tilleul
    D'Orsay Arome 3

    to mention a few of my absolute favourites

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    Roger & Gallet "Jean-Marie Farina Extra-Vieille".
    A great classic cologne from what is mainly perceived as a soap brand. A balanced mix with dominant notes of citrus and rosemary. Nothing terribly original, but well made - beats Acqua di Parma in my opinion, although nobody knows it.
    I seem to remember JMF is actually the guy who invented or at least standardized cologne in 18th century Germany.

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    CKbe. Love this tonic musk!

    Jicky EdT. Generally sniffed at, this is great on me. Not sharp or weak at all.

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