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    Default the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    I'd say silver mountain water, mugler cologne, and guerlain's vetiver

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    Smegma Pour Homme

    Cheers,
    Al

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    Default Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zarathos


    Smegma Pour Homme

    Cheers,
    Al
    ROTLMAO...

    Seriously, I'd say A*men and some Creed frags.

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    Kouros
    Current top 5:
    1. Puredistance M
    2. Kilian Apple Brandy
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Andrea Maack Coven
    5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese

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    Quote Originally Posted by HackerX
    Kouros
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    Silver Mt. Water, Amen, Body Kouros. Maybe Allure.

    Every time I wear SMW, I'm disappointed. Yet, I know better than to trade it away again. I like it just a smidge better than Creed MI. I love many other Creeds (GIT, Him., OV).

    Amen is good, but so tricky.

    BK just never took off with me. Rochas Man is a suitable replacement.

    Allure is just ordinary on my skin. I'd love to love it, but...




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    -> Bogart

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    Well, I don't wanna mention any names ,cause what I find overrated is a heavenly fragrance to another,but on the whole I have to say that this whole "niche" thing is highly overrated. I own one LÁrtisan and a few MPG's and I love them, but to say that they are more adventurous or better than designer ones, I have to say
    no.

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    I think everything eric likes is overrated.

    Hehehe!
    --Chris
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    I think everything eric likes is overrated.

    Hehehe!
    --Chris

    Chris,

    You are my hero!

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    I don't understand Guerlain Vetiver. It's really beyond me. I don't even get Green Irish Tweed for that matter - but GV... To me, it is really the olfactory embodiment of decay...


    (the Frozen variety is a bit better though)


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    SMW, Kouros, and Mugler Cologne are great!
    I think the most overrated one here is Piper Nigrum. I just got a bottle of this in a trade and while it isn't horrible, its not the greatest stuff in the world here.
    Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/253...er-100-items!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB
    I think everything eric likes is overrated.

    Hehehe!
    --Chris
    Hehehe , Huh? guess, you're right

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    Creeds - However, this isn't a bad thing since they're only overrated in basenotes.com. I believe they're quite uncommon in the real world.

    Azarro Visit - ugh....all I get from this is the sharp, bitter smell of the alcohol used by nurses to clean my skin before they stick a needle in me. And this smell is unique. My store-bought rubbing alcohol doesn't seem to smell the same. One of those psychological/olfactory tricks I guess.

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    I don't understand Guerlain Vetiver. It's really beyond me. ... To me, it is really the olfactory embodiment of decay...
    Yes, I like Guerlain Vetiver but I have had a woman tell me it smelled like formaldehyde.
    All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

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    Rive Gauche,anyone?
    It's never too late to mend.

    WARDROBE:http://www.basenotes.net/wardrobe/1256

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    Default Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    yes, definitely Rive Gauche and Piper Nigrum, i've always heard about the hype and excellent ratings especially on these two. But i was utterly disappointed. The only fragrance that i think lived up to its hype is Santal Noble by far. Other ones not as close.
    Current top 5:
    1. Puredistance M
    2. Kilian Apple Brandy
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Andrea Maack Coven
    5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese

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    Ungaro III

    That crap is a stink bomb yet all think its like this  the great crown jewel of the fragrance world.

    what am I missing here :

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    M7

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    Antaeus, Kouros, M7, SMW, MPG RdV, Dior Jules, CDG-anything, are all fine, sophisticated fragrances, but I simply cannot wear them...therefore they get my vote!

    marlen


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    Quote Originally Posted by eric

    Hehehe , Huh? guess, you're right
    Eric,
    I'm just having fun with with you and I truly mean no slight.

    But aside from scents of several decades ago or longer, niche/artisanal/small house creations are the only ones--very very broadly speaking--that keep my nose happy.

    Best,
    --Chris
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Default Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    Rive Gauche and Habit Rouge!

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    Hi all,

    HackerX...I agree with you about Rive Gauche (YSL) being over rated...HOWEVER...I completely DIS-agree with you on one of the most OUTSTANDING fragrances known to man...
    LORENZO VILLORESI "PIPER NIGRUM!". PIPER NIGRUM (IMHO) is a MUCH more complex, interesting, unique than SANTAL NOBLE (which IS, is a good smelling fragrance) but...IMHO...not very unique...not too complex, and not too interesting. Now...you know the House of MPG also makes one of my VERY favorite fragrances of all times "EAU DES ILES" so I am not bashing MPG. Oooh...of course I also disagree with you about (YSL) KOUROS! KOUROS is a gift from the GODS! That being said...I guess I was most disappointed with all the HYPE surrounding (YSL) M7.

    Regards,
    SixCats!

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    Default Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    I really really tried to like Piper Nigrum, even forced myself at times, but it just never hit me, i had to gave it up. But i admit that it's one of the most unique strange fragrances i've ever encountered, just wasn't meant to be. This is definitely my final thought on Piper Nigrum. However, i will stick with my Dilmun, utterly strange too, but i actually like it which is quite rare these days.
    Current top 5:
    1. Puredistance M
    2. Kilian Apple Brandy
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Andrea Maack Coven
    5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese

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    Silver Mountain Water is my least favorite of the Creed fragrances that I have tried. M7 is not my idea of anything wearable or classic. Gucci Pour Homme is thoroughly obnoxious, to my nose.

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    Hi X,

      X...I don't mean to say that PIPER NIGRUM is for everyone!  It is NOT!  At least you gave it a try!  Let's face it...some fragrances just work (or don't work) on/for certain people.  Now DILMUN...God...I LOVE DILMUN (mostly for Summer).  Michael...I have to agree with you SMW was GONE from me in 30 minutes!  I did like the opening but...because it was gone from me soooo quickly...I can't say anything about a dry down lol.

    Regards,
    SixCats!

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    Kouros (outdated smell)
    Body Kouros
    Rive Gauche

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    Default Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    The most overrated scents, eh?  So you speak of the Golden Calves!  Another Basenoter and I were just discussing the Golden Calves in private recently.  I have yet to think any of the sainted, blessed Golden Calves are worth the rose petals Basenoters have scattered about their altars:

    Silver Mountain Water, Platinum Égoēste, The Dreamer, Body Kouros, Mugler Cologne, Gucci pour Homme, Rive Gauche pour Homme, John Varvatos, etc.

    All the scents have, at some moment or other, caught the masses' attention and driven them into seemingly unending weeks and months of scent orgies, stopping only to stone those of us heretics who dare to say, "Hey, that ain't all that great!"

    But the be-all, end-all of overrated colognes on this website would be the twin Golden Calves Emeriti:

    Let the trumpets sound for MILLÉSIME IMPÉRIAL and PIPER NIGRUM!

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    nsamadi,

    No, no, no, no, no! KOUROS and BODY KOURSO are
    OUTSTANDING! Outdated ? NO,no,no,no,no! lol

    Regards,
    SixCats!

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    Serpent,

    "GET YE BEHIND ME SATAN!"

    Regards,
    SixCats!

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    Default Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    I just have to add another one, Platinum Egoiste! Cant find anything appealing in it, good mother of heavens, smells like a trash can full of vegetables or something.

    Sixcats, please tell me that you dont like Platinum Egoiste! :P
    Current top 5:
    1. Puredistance M
    2. Kilian Apple Brandy
    3. Amouage Fate Man
    4. Andrea Maack Coven
    5. Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese

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    Millesime Imperial is awesome!

    Serpent how dare you
    Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/253...er-100-items!!

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    Default Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Azsmells
    Millesime Imperial is awesome!

    Serpent how dare you
    I dared. Millésime Impérial is boring as all-get-out, as we say in Texas. It smells like a melted Slurpee. You people deserve to get swindled out of your $125.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serpent

    I dared. Millésime Impérial is boring as all-get-out, as we say in Texas. It smells like a melted Slurpee. You people deserve to get swindled out of your $125.

    I paid $65 for it
    Oriscent, AgarAura Pure Ouds, Creed, LIDGE, Patou Pour Homme, tons of niche and rare stuff for sale!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/253...er-100-items!!

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    That's about $64.99 too much. ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixCats
    Hi X,

      X...I don't mean to say that PIPER NIGRUM is for everyone!  It is NOT!  At least you gave it a try!  Let's face it...some fragrances just work (or don't work) on/for certain people.  Now DILMUN...God...I LOVE DILMUN (mostly for Summer).  Michael...I have to agree with you SMW was GONE from me in 30 minutes!  I did like the opening but...because it was gone from me soooo quickly...I can't say anything about a dry down lol.

    Regards,
    SixCats!
    Dilmun becomes a woman's scent after half an hour. I can't fathom what anyone can see in it.
    Renato

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    The praise for Rive Gauche has me flummoxed. Totally.

    The praise for the various niche pot pourris masquerading as supposedly wearable scents, confuses me.

    Renato

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    MI is nice I think.. it's very fresh and bright.


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    I agree with Serpent - MI is very,VERY overrated.

    It starts out nice enough,but that drydown SUCKS!!!!!

    Jeff
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    "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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    I think almost all Millesime Creeds are overrated.
    SMW, MI, GIT, Himalaya, etc. - are so boooring and showing off...

    Amen and Rochas Man - also. But in that case I can understand people who likes sweet gourmand colognes. Not like Creeds...

    I can even understand those who in love with Dreamer, Le Male and Body Couros - but not Creeds...
    The only Creeds I can wear are Tabarome (both) and Angelique Encens...
    Sorry, fans of Creed :P
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPaidForThisName


    Chris,

    You are my hero!


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    Creeds: (most, but especially) MI, SMW, Himalaya

    Mugler Cologne--- I absolutely cannot not see what is good about this.
    I actually bought it at retail because I was liking the great reviews here and was looking forward to giving it a go.
    Smells like soapy skin to me...very bland and subdued.





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    Man we are SLAYING THE DRAGONS in here tonight!

    That's all. I have nothing meaningful to add - I'm a lover, not a fighter 8)

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    Eau Sauvage :-/ (sorry fans),I find more interesant Monsieur Givenchy and Eau Hermes.
    #TOP 5#: Polo Crest, Romeo Gigli,Jockey Club C&M, Jean Pascal Homme,Floris N 89

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    ...he's making a list and checking it twice...so many naughty children :

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Dior Jules
    YSL Kouros & Jazz
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire & Bigarade Concentree
    McQueen Kingdom
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste and Egoiste
    Creed Himalaya
    Hermes Rocabar, Equipage & Eau d'Hermes
    Rochas Macassar
    DK Men Unleaded
    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Caswell-Massey Tricorn
    Patou Voyageur & Pour Homme
    Minotaure
    Cartier Must Essence & Pasha
    Floris Elite
    Trumper Eucris
    Knize Ten
    Trussardi Uomo
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Armani Acqua di Gio
    Germain Sexual pour Homme
    Yohji Homme
    Guerlain Heritage
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Gucci Envy
    Houbigant Duc de Vervins

    ~Clinton

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    Mugler Cologne, L`Instant, M7 Fresh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connoisseur
    ...he's making a list and checking it twice...so many naughty children :

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Dior Jules
    YSL Kouros & Jazz
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire & Bigarade Concentree
    McQueen Kingdom
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste and Egoiste
    Creed Himalaya
    Hermes Rocabar, Equipage & Eau d'Hermes
    Rochas Macassar
    DK Men Unleaded
    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Caswell-Massey Tricorn
    Patou Voyageur & Pour Homme
    Minotaure
    Cartier Must Essence & Pasha
    Floris Elite
    Trumper Eucris
    Knize Ten
    Trussardi Uomo
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Armani Acqua di Gio
    Germain Sexual pour Homme
    Yohji Homme
    Guerlain Heritage
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Gucci Envy
    Houbigant Duc de Vervins

    ~Clinton
    Wow --- that's a trek through the archives and a blast from the past!! I remember Duc de Vervins being touted on the Yahoo boards quite a bit!

    You missed of Casran by Chopard though!

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    Santal Noble - cheap coffee liqueur (Tia Maria) mixed with pencil shavings. Sorry.

    Caron Pour Un Homme - candyfloss and barbershop floor. Heavy. Not for me.

    Edit: To be fair I've picked on two scents that are regularly praised by members whose tastes I share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric
    Well, I don't wanna mention any names ,cause what I find overrated is a heavenly fragrance to another,but on the whole I have to say that this whole "niche" thing is highly overrated. I own one LÁrtisan and a few MPG's and I love them, but to say that they are more adventurous or better than designer ones, I have to say
    no.
    My hero! You can't say that again!!! ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiritcvc
    Man we are SLAYING THE DRAGONS in here tonight!

    That's all. I have nothing meaningful to add - I'm a lover, not a fighter 8)
    I know...I'm reading this thread and seeing so many of my favorites trashed and tossed about.

    Oh well...guess I just have bad taste! :P

    Which is fine by me...maybe then I can acquire all my faves in swaps at great discounts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_C
    Santal Noble - cheap coffee liqueur (Tia Maria) mixed with pencil shavings. Sorry.

    Caron Pour Un Homme - candyfloss and barbershop floor. Heavy. Not for me.

    santal noble is the boss baby 8) 8) 8)



    ~kern~

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    Though it is good, my vote has to go for ... Bel Ami. Bring it on! :
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

  53. #53

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    Too much negativity here :'(

    You've got to accentuate the positive,
    Eliminate the negative,
    Latch on to the affirmative,
    Don't mess with Mr. Inbetween.

    You've got to spread joy up to the maximum,
    Bring gloom down to the minimum,
    Have faith, or pandemonium
    Liable to walk upon the scene.

    Thanks to Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen

  54. #54

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    M7. No matter how many times I've tried to wear this, including yesterday in the cold, I can't. I do like M7 Fresh, though.
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  55. #55

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    Bel Ami
    Platinum Egoiste
    Eau Orange Vert
    Tabarome

    To begin with.....

  56. #56

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    The entire MPG line.
    LV Piper Nigrum
    Rive Gauche
    M7
    8)

  57. #57

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    Rive Gauche pour homme
    Paco Rabanne pour homme

  58. #58

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    I agree with the posters who decline to step into this hot water. I can see the merits of almost everything that's been hyped in the forum, i.e. once I go test something that's received multiple raves, I can usually see where its fans are coming from--even if I don't buy it for myself.
    Top 3: London Gentleman, Blackbeard's Delight, and Sex Panther. (It works 60% of the time, every time.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentsei
    I agree with the posters who decline to step into this hot water. I can see the merits of almost everything that's been hyped in the forum, i.e. once I go test something that's received multiple raves, I can usually see where its fans are coming from--even if I don't buy it for myself.
    Yes, and again:

    "To have an opinion, any opinion, one must overlook something." -- Charles Fort

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    I never understood all the positive opinions on 212, Mugler Cologne and lately L'Instant - three very standard, boring scents IMO.


    /mmm

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