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    Default Overrated Basenotes Fragrance?

    What is the most overrated Basenotes Fragrance? The one that makes you feel like some sick, monstrous freak of nature for not conforming to the overwhelming majority?

    I'd Say "M7".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davisdujour

    I'd Say "M7".
    I'm the same. I just cannot get my head round why M7 is so popular.

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    I would say M7

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    I would say Dzing!, definitely and without a doubt. For me, it is Basenotes hysteria scent if anything.

    First) I don`t find it`s aroma that "weird", animalic or anyway that special. When I smelled it first time, I was preparing to have positive recoil experience, something unique and challenging. Instead, it offered me this subtle leather scent with some sweet woods and hint of vanilla. And then it got worse...

    Secondly) ...The damn thing didn`t last on my skin at all!! After two hours I couldn`t smell any leather, and it was exteremely weak overall. Just a slight insence-like smell with the touch of BO-type of smell. Very weak, ridicuosly so.
    I`ve tested Dzing! many times after that, and it gives me same result everytime!!

    So, to me Dzing!= Talking about shallow hyperbole! >

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    Green Irish Tweed, I don't see what the hype is all about?
    Top faves: Aramis Devin,Balenciage PH,Zino Davidoff,Trussardi Uomo,BlackXS,Sybaris,Furyo,HoHangClub,Santos Sport,KriziaSpazio,CarverVetiverDry,GIT,AmberSulta n,TeaForTwo,Dzing.
    My drobe: www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/47

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    I would say Piper Nigrum or Voluer de Roses.....However, I did feel this way about BdP and now I really like it.
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    Creed - SMW

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed

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    Creed - GIT
    Anything CdG except: CdG + CdG2, which I love immensely, and the Odeurs as well.

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    A*Men- original, but just TOO powerful
    Rive Gauche- way too many ingredients- it is just "all over the place"
    Habit Rouge- way too feminine for most men
    Kouros- what were they thinking?

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    Another vote for Green Irish Tweed. I realize this is the signature scent of many famous people and many here on basenotes. I guess my sophistication level must be way below all these people, because I JUST DON'T GET IT!!

    Jim

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    For me it's definately Geir! I purchased a decant after reading only raving reviews but to me, it smells rather ordinary.

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    I agree with the GIT but I have to say ... I've yet to get anything but raves from women when I wear it. Not one single negative ... ever.

    Not the greatest or most original scent in my book ... but when I'm looking for compliments from the opposite sex, this is my "go to".

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    I agree with the previous comments about Dzing and Voluer de Roses, but disagree strongly with those about GIT.

    To which I'd add Eau de Hadrian and Mugler's Cologne - it doesn't matter that Eau de Hadrian comes with an aftershave balm - it's still a feminine scent as far as I'm concerned. Muglers may well be unisex, but to my mind it suits women better than men.
    Renato

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    Dzing! was dissapointing to smell when my neighbor next door purchased it. I like it, but it was not as revolutionary as I was hoping for (maybe because I was comparing it to the holy grail in my head.) That being said, I'm rarelu impressed by Creed's; which don't last long enough for my liking.

    But leave M7 alone! :-[

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    CdG 2, 3, and 2 man. 2 and 3 were dischordant messes on my skin that actually made me nauseous, will 2 man seemed too generic comparing to the other two which were at least daring if nothing else.

    Dzing!. Smells exactly like a horse after a good gallop to me. Maybe that's the appeall?

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    A*men.....can't stand it..soooo 90's.

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    I agree with you Ziffy. I know I voted GIT as being one of the most overrated frags on basenotes, however, it does receive many compliments from the opposite sex. And isn't that what , I would think, the most of us are looking for. To suffice, I will continue wearing GIT, even though I still think it's overrated.

    Jim

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    A*MEN!!!!!!

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    Most of the men's scents in the Creed lineup. I like a couple of them, but GIT and SMW are real snoozers, IMO.

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    i guess the lesson is don't believe the hype. and don't believe the anti-hype either. trust your own nose.


    Traveller, there is no path. You make the path as you walk. -- A. Machado

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    Creed MI...


    YUCK!!
    "You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality." - Ayn Rand

    "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical...It is a medicine necessary for the sound health of government." - Thomas Jefferson

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    KOUROS!!!

    OK, I feel like I've gotten my point across...(BTW, I LIKE GIT and Angel Men).
    "The stench / The stench / Of summer sex / And CK Eternity / Oh hell, yes"
    -Fall Out Boy, from "Uma Thurman"

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    M7, A*men. No good.

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    Default Re: Overrated Basenotes Fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by rednut
    [quote author=Davisdujour link=1135680587/0#0 date=1135680587]

    I'd Say "M7".
    I'm the same. I just cannot get my head round why M7 is so popular.
    [/quote]

    And I'm the same as well. M7 is straight tincture of benzoin to my nose, a smell from the emergency room that I would rather leave behind.

    Anothers that I personally can't fathom their popularity include Rive Gauche PH, CDG2 Man and Bulgari Black.

    Jeff

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    For me it would have to be Dzing! this stuff is just repugnunt rubber stench :P
    also Mechant Loup, this stuff simply smells like a used gerbil cage. I am totally missing the appeal of these two guys, both by L'Artisan, one of my fav houses. Oh well.
    That's about it for now.

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    Don't know if this one's necessarily overrated on Basenotes or just overrated in general, but...

    Acqua di Gio pour Homme.
    Dave here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dav-here
    Don't know if this one's necessarily overrated on Basenotes or just overrated in general, but...

    Acqua di Gio pour Homme.

    O I thing AdG gets its fair thrashing among basenoters

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    Quote Originally Posted by dav-here
    Don't know if this one's necessarily overrated on Basenotes or just overrated in general, but...

    Acqua di Gio pour Homme.
    overrated in general, underrated on BN.

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    Creed Tabarome Millesime.

    The first Creed scent that didn't "wow" me. *Bought it blind, and traded it a month later. *Oh, well. *:-[
    Dave here.

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