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    Default Biggest Disappointment(s) of 2007?

    Frags you tried and were disappointed in (or even terrified of) in 2007?

    Mine (in no particular order):

    Louve by Serge Lutens:
    Oh joy -- sweetened milk of almonds for $110.00 a bottle. (Plus shipping.) Marzipan and Jergen's Lotion, anyone?

    Black Violet by Tom Ford:
    Despicable? No. Cloying? Somewhat. For the price, though, it should be downright great.

    Sa Majesté la Rose by Serge Lutens:
    I had expected Black Aoud's equal. What I got instead was a very pleasant rose, better than commonplace but far less than divine.

    Cannelle Orange by L'Occitane:
    Oh, the horror. The horror.

    Maestro by Simon Chang:
    Blame Canada.
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 21st December 2007 at 11:05 PM.

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    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    What was so horrible about the L'Occitane Cannelle Orange?

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    It (to me, anyway) smelled nothing like either oranges or cinnamon. I cannot exactly say what it reminded me of, but my therapist believes this is because I've repressed the memory to escape the psychological trauma it caused.
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    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
    Fr. Sordid Lives: The Series
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    Probably Light Blue for men. It totally SUCKED/SUCKS!!!!!!! This came out in 2007 right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosbergs3 View Post
    Probably Light Blue for men. It totally SUCKED/SUCKS!!!!!!! This came out in 2007 right??
    I agree. I couldn't stand that stuff. The women's is really good-- what a shame.

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    From my previous post:
    1. L'eau d'Issay - it once smelled nice to me, but now... did something change in the juice? Sorry I bought that new bottle!

    2. And even though it was a gift to me and I didn't buy it, Boss Selection.
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    Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue(It seems you all agree)

    After Pour homme, I had high aspirations, smelled my friend, puked, then bought a bottle of eau fraiche.

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    French Lover, without a doubt.
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    Overall, 2007 wasn't a bad year at all for men's releases, even from the designer scent perspective. From what I could see, the forward momentum from 2006 continued onward into 2007, which is a very positive sign for 2008.

    At the shelves of your local Macy's, some pretty darn good releases came on the shelves. From my perspective: Diesel's Fuel for Life was pretty darn good. Narciso Rodriguez for Him was the best designer release, IMO, since Terre d'Hermes. Azzaro's Chrome Legend was a real sleeper. Even Kenneth Cole's RSVP, Armani's Attitude, L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Intense, and Usher He weren't bad at all from my perspective.

    But I totally agree on the Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue Pour Homme... this scent disappointed me the most by far, as I love the women's. I had real high hopes, and P&G blew it on this one... it's not in the spirit of the women's at all. We got an AdG clone, pure and simple. Let's hope that D&G The One For Men is a better scent...
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    True, but re-read the original post -- the question was not about what came out in 2007 per se, but rather about what disappointed you the most in 2007.
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 21st December 2007 at 11:30 PM.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy View Post
    True, but re-read the original post -- the question was not about what came out in 2007 per se, but rather about what disappointed you the most in 2007.
    I edited my post to clarify my thoughts (read: Light Blue PH wasn't just bad... it disappointed me the most, too).
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    D&G Light Blue PH
    Gucci PH II
    Tom Ford for Men
    YSL Rive Gauche PH
    Serge Lutens Bois de Miel

    I found the above two absolutely yawn-inspiring. Mr. Ford's wasn't necessarily bad, it just didn't live up to the incredible hype that preceded its release. Rive Gauche, I just plain didn't get. I'll have to try it again out of my respect for YSL, but so far it has been a disappointment.

    Bois de Miel? Horrifyingly sweet, feral honey. It was like a swarm of bees in heat. And not very sexy bees at that, mind you.
    Last edited by Nicolas V; 23rd December 2007 at 12:24 AM.
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    D&G Light Blue PH
    Gucci PH II
    Tom Ford for Men

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    I agree with Nicolas V >>> Rive Gauche
    ... has a weird few notes that remind me of almost stale re-boiled vegies with extra broccolli & cauliflower .

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    unlike musclegod, french lover was my highlight of 2007. as for dissapointment...

    issey intense. but then again, all the isseys smell like watery ass.
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
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    Black Violet: thick, cloying, and oddly "chemical." Molasses with saccharine and heavy cream. Is Tom Ford trying to be L'Etat Libre d'Orange? Maybe.

    Secretions Magnifiques: speaking of the devil. I didn't expect to like this, but I expected it to be at least interesting. It isn't. Just Pepto-Bismol and an aquarium that's badly in need of cleaning.

    Le Dandy: I expected a suave classic. I got an oversweetened, synthetic, fruity mess. Reformulated to death, I suspect.

    Jalaine's Lotus: grandma's closet in a bottle.

    Blue Amber: I had hoped for a complex, challenging amber. I smelled a polite, non-descript little amber that didn't even last that long.

    Ambre Narguile: I'm not going to make any friends here, but...I expected an amber to contend with Ambre Sultan. Instead I found a nice, sweet oriental puppy with its tail between its legs.

    Terre d'Hermes: so what???

    Dior Homme: while I'm getting myself pilloried, why not go all the way? Sorry, but this is terribly bland compared to Iris Silver Mist, Hiris, Iris Bleu Gris, Bois d'Iris, Equistrius...you get the picture. Then there's this gawdawful synthetic fruit note I get in the middle - it reminds me of air freshener.

    I'd better stop now, before I get myself into any more trouble!
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    2007 was an ok year for men's fragrance. Mostly we saw pretty derivative stuff in the mass market. Ralph Lauren's Polo Explorer was especially bad.

    Le Fleur du Male, may or may not start a trend towards more masculine florals.
    NR for Him, does at least smell interesting.

    I'll say that one of the most interesting fragrances of 2007-2006 was L by Lolita Lempicka, which continues the tradition of being unlike anything else out there.

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    Tom Ford for Men
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    outrageous - frédéric malle
    wth was that
    wishlist:
    Chanel - Cuire de Ruissie and Eau de Cologne
    Penhaligons - Quercus, Castille, and Raquets
    Dior -Eau Noire, Dior Homme Cologne, Dior Homme Intense, and Dior Sweet Sun
    Frédéric Malle - Angelique sous la pluie and Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - l'eau de l'artisan and bois farine
    Hermès - Elixir des Merveilles, Jardin sur Nil, and Hermessence Confret.


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    Dzongkha. For this I can just go buy some dill pickles and smear them on me. Egad! Just plain nasty.
    Le Dandy
    Ambre Sultan. Powder, powder and more powder. Not sexy in the least.
    3rd Man. Very weak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbobkc View Post
    Dzongkha. For this I can just go buy some dill pickles and smear them on me. Egad! Just plain nasty.
    Le Dandy
    Ambre Sultan. Powder, powder and more powder. Not sexy in the least.
    3rd Man. Very weak.
    What???? Ok, to each their own, but 3rd man - weak?Ambre Sultan - powder? Ooooff... don't know what to think about that!! What do you consider "strong"???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schachman View Post
    What???? Ok, to each their own, but 3rd man - weak?Ambre Sultan - powder? Ooooff... don't know what to think about that!! What do you consider "strong"???
    The re-formulated 3rd Man starts out strong and then it just disappears... What a shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    The re-formulated 3rd Man starts out strong and then it just disappears... What a shame.
    I think I must have a non-reformulated version, because it lasts long and stays true on me. I have mine for a couple years... so I don't know when it was reformulated, but I like what I have!
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    Default Re: Biggest Disappointment(s) of 2007?

    My interest only bloomed this year, but I'd have to list my exploration of the CB I Hate Perfume line as a disappointment: either no sillage, no longevity, or both on the frags I tried, and I was trying the absolute versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schachman View Post
    What???? Ok, to each their own, but 3rd man - weak?Ambre Sultan - powder? Ooooff... don't know what to think about that!! What do you consider "strong"???
    Yeah, 3rd Man is gone in an hour and with AS all I get is powder. I am thinking how can this be as sexy as everyone says? I guess that it is in my chemistry. Tabac Blond now that I think of it is very harsh and acrid on me. It never settles down on me. According to the reviews I was sure that I would love each of them and really wanted to but after repeated wearings I gave up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas V View Post
    D&G Light Blue PH
    Gucci PH II
    Tom Ford for Men
    YSL Rive Gauche PH

    I found the above two absolutely yawn-inspiring. Mr. Ford's wasn't necessarily bad, it just didn't live up to the incredible hype that preceded its release. Rive Gauche, I just plain didn't get. I'll have to try it again, out of my respect for YSL, but so far it has been a disappointment.

    With the exception of GpH II, this is my list as well. This does not mean that I like GpH II, merely that I haven't tried it yet!

    My Rive Gauche has entered the Fragrance Protection Program and is living under an assumed name in an alternate storage location.
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    I'm going sideways here...

    My biggest disappointment is the unavailability of Dior Homme Intense in the US.

    However, all good things come to those that wait.

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    All Ava-Lux which just don't appeal to me.

    The new Le Dandy, which is not really great.

    Most new designer/mod fragrances which are weak, "me too" acquatic non-entities except for Anvers 2 which has some character and Narciso Rodriquez for Men which in the EdeP form is exceptional.
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    I had really high hopes for Hugh Parsons 99 Regent Street, and was kind of disappointed with it. It was decent, but not quite what I was expecting.
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    Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah

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    Light Blue
    Fleur du Male
    Gucci II
    Nina Ricci Memoire D'Homme
    Paul Smith London
    Versace Dreamer
    Everything new from Calvin Klein
    Black XS
    Unforgivable

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