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    Quote Originally Posted by radix023 View Post
    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.
    YEAH!
    and the cologne version ....
    and the cuir fraicheur...
    i hate exclusive to europe-ness
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    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.


  2. #32

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    My biggest disappointment was finding out that Jicky only lasts about 2 hours on me.

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    light blue, calvin man, and polo explorer.

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    Besides not winning the German Lotto jackpot...

    Histoires de Parfum Casanova & Jules Verne. The line is obviously not my style, the basenotes cloy me to death. Many other blind buys were duds, from Eau de Gloire by Parfum d'Empire (a high-quality, soulless perfume) to Crown Park Royal (my new benchmark for mustiness).

    Among the year's releases - not that I expected much from Jil Sander Man, but it was so vacuous it hurt. Fuel for Life came across as positively exciting against it. I was hugely disappointed by Narciso for him, but a second wearing changed my mind. Still in no hurry to buy, though.
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    Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline.....cumin, oud, musk, moss, precious woods and leather....all I got was vicks vapor action in the top notes and it dried down to a mediocre smokey scent..and after 3 hours it's gone....

    Tom Ford Private Blend Tobacco Vanille......I was expecting a strong, deep, dark modern tobacco scent....Tom Ford style, but got Grampa smoking a pipe. Wouldn't mind putting Noir et Noir down as well...black truffles and saffron..sounds exotic...but I got a little bit of sweet and florals....

    i think there's some others..but can't remember right now...
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    Shiseido Basala
    Mont Blanc Individual
    Marc Jacobs
    John Varvatos

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    Most everything that came out this year was a disappointment.

    Tom Ford Edt - biggest bust since Jayne Mansfield
    CK Man - At 1st whiff, not bad. 2nd & 3rd, putrid!
    YSL L'Homme - did this come out in '07? Truly, an uninspiring effort
    Diesel Fuel for Life - blatant copy of Joop! Jump
    Kenzo Tokyo - mix in a 'lil Visit & Kenzo Air and you have this mess
    Chanel Allure Cologne Sport - A sport/EdC from Chanel???You've got to be kidding me.
    Narcisso Rodriguez For Him - Not bad, but not good either.
    D&G Light Blue - Boring!
    Gucci PH II - Not another Tea scent! Nice bottle, but the juice is lacking
    Armani Attitude - Loved it the 1st time around when it was called B*Men
    Freddie Malle Outrageous - Put a CK label on the bottle and no one would bat an eyelash

    Has anyone tried or seen Davidoff Altitude? Not that I'm expecting much after Silver Shadow but I've not seen it anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicboy View Post
    YSL L'Homme - did this come out in '07? Truly, an uninspiring effort
    YSL L'Homme was a late 2006 release (first at Bloomingdale's, then at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus), but it didn't hit Sephora, Macy's, and everywhere imaginable until 2007.
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  9. #39

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    Here are mine for launches in 07:

    Tom Ford Men - a watered down ginger citrus boring scent

    Calvin Klein Man - icon fragrance, I think NOT. This could not hold a candle to Calvin of the early 80's

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    Zanzibar - YUCK!
    Paul Smith London - err, naw.
    Gucci pour Homme II - Eeeew!
    Lacoste - Bleah!
    Green Dragon

    Aliquando et insanire iucundum est.

  11. #41

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    1. All Tom Ford fragrances introduced this year. !!

    2. CdG Luxe fragrances.

    3. Serge Lutens new introductions: Rousse, Chene.

    4. Terre d' Hermes. Fragr of the Year for '06 and it just falls flat for me in '07.

    5. Frederic Malle, Outrageous. After a whole series of great scents - this?

  12. #42

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    There`re a lot of disappointment in 2007 like Serge Lutens after Chris Sheldrake leaves him for Chanel - but Tom Ford was the suckest launch of the year!
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Amouge - Jubilation XXV for men AND women.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moon_fish View Post
    There`re a lot of disappointment in 2007 like Serge Lutens after Chris Sheldrake leaves him for Chanel - but Tom Ford was the suckest launch of the year!
    Suckest it was; "sans tambours et trumpets!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentimus View Post
    Here are mine for launches in 07

    Calvin Klein Man - icon fragrance, I think NOT. This could not hold a candle to Calvin of the early 80's
    The thing is, when you release a fragrance with a name like YSL L'homme or Calvin Klein Man, You would expect it to be the "reference" fragrance for that line/brand.

    There's a awful lot of mediocre stuff being released under "flagship" names.

    About the only recent exception is Dior Homme.

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    -- I prefer to define preferences rather than thinking about and attracting disappointments.


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    Trussardi Uomo - sounded like my cup of tea, but I hated it! I've tried to get into it several times now but without any success - this just isn't my liking at all

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    Default Re: Biggest Disappointment(s) of 2007?

    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_Vavoom View Post
    Amouge - Jubilation XXV for men AND women.
    Thanks, another one to tick off without even sampling it!
    I feel no disapppointments as I never expect too much to begin with. This year makes it easier to pick up some treasures from the past ten years. There were by far more than I could afford to buy.
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    My first dissapointment is not even a fragrance but related. I was very dissapointed when the Ave Luxe website shut down just as I was hearing about the frags and became interested.

    Tom Ford extreme- I liked Tom Ford for men and thought that the extreme would be perfect for me. Bought a bottle blind then discouvored it was an edt and not the same fragrance. I like the new scent I just have to spray 6 to 8 times during the day to enjoy it.

    Ricci Club- don't get me wrong. Its a great frag but so much like alot of others I have. Not exactly the same but in the same vein.

    Trumper's adjicca voilets- I thought I would find a great violet scent that would substitute for Ave Luxe midnight violet. Not so to my nose. Didn't care for it at all. really grassy. smelled like fresh mown hay. I never did like that note in a frag

    Gucci rush- Ok but not my cup of tea. I didn't think it lived up to all the hype here on the boards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitromusk View Post
    The thing is, when you release a fragrance with a name like YSL L'homme or Calvin Klein Man, You would expect it to be the "reference" fragrance for that line/brand.

    There's a awful lot of mediocre stuff being released under "flagship" names.

    About the only recent exception is Dior Homme.
    Narciso Rodriguez is great, though it's not "flagship" house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmilk View Post
    YEAH!
    and the cologne version ....
    and the cuir fraicheur...
    i hate exclusive to europe-ness
    So how is Cuir fraicheur? Did not hear much about it. Maybe we should open another thread, but please those who tried it - share your opinions.
    Last edited by Boal; 23rd December 2007 at 08:05 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I'm picking off the list in the Basenotes directory:

    Chrome Legend
    Cordovan
    Malachite
    CK In 2 U
    Virgin Island Water
    Fuel for Life
    Gucci Pour Homme II (gotta admit this one pulled the wool over my eyes for a moment )
    Guess Suede
    Tokyo (only because the longevity sucked)
    Hypnose Homme (longevity issues as well)
    Nautica Island Voyage
    Polo Explorer
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Unforgivable Multi Platinum (big time let down)
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    Tokyo - Kenzo
    Gucci II

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    That's right, Tokyo

  24. #54

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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??
    Here's another vote for D&G light Blue for men!!!! I almost cried when I smelled this one. Go and purchase Versace Eau Fraiche if you want the counter part to D&G Light Blue for women....................
    Currently wearing: Goodman's by Roja Dove

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    Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue PH
    YLS L'Homme

    Was there the need of such warm water bottled under the sun? Really?

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    D&G Lightblue also wins for nuisance advertising campaign. The image of the swarthy and sweaty man would have you thinking the juice smelled like Kouros. Insted it smelled like D&G Light Blue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMaverick View Post
    I'm picking off the list in the Basenotes directory:
    Mavrick,

    For L'occi Cedar, did you ever get a strong tea note?? I tried this and my first impression was black tea, and I didn't get any strong cedar.

    Maybe I'm spoiled by Tumulte PH, but I didn't think L'occi cedar had anywhere near as much cedar character as I would expect from an EdP named "Cedar"
    Last edited by Nitromusk; 25th December 2007 at 08:09 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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