Best Jubilation XXV by Amouage
worst French Lover by FM
Well, as 2007 is drawing to a close, I'm wondering what we all thought were the best and worst designer releases of the year.
Overall, it wasn't a bad year... there were a lot of decent releases at the Macy's counters. Armani Attitude was good, Jean Paul Gaultier's Fleur du Male showed some innovation, Diesel Fuel for Life was very unique for a "young" scent, and Gucci Pour Homme II was nice. IMO, Azzaro's Chrome Legend was a real sleeper that isn't getting the attention it deserves. And (don't bash me for this) even Usher's scent wasn't all that bad.
Anyway, here's my thoughts on what excelled and what didn't:
Best: Narciso Rodriguez for Him. Can you tell that I'm addicted to this scent? It's subtle yet powerful, classy yet casual. Yes, it's that good.
Runner-up: Diesel Fuel for Life
Worst: D&G Light Blue Pour Homme. What was Procter & Gamble thinking? It's not in the spirit of the women's at all... it's more in the spirit of Acqua di Gio knockoffs. I'm hoping that D&G The One For Men is a better scent than this...
Runner-up: CK IN2U Him
Your thoughts, please...
Last edited by MFfan310; 28th December 2007 at 03:02 AM.
Best Jubilation XXV by Amouage
worst French Lover by FM
Best - ZegnaIntenso by Ermenegildo Zegna
Runnerup - Narciso Rodriguez for Him by Narciso Rodriguez
Worst - Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue pour Homme
Runnerup - Tom Ford for Men
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
I haven't tried all, but i own and very much enjoy Hypnose Homme and Fleur Du Male.
Most disappointing were Light Blue PH , Tom Ford for men.
Last edited by knightowl; 28th December 2007 at 04:11 AM.
keepin' it musky
I am going to have a change of heart here. I hope I am allowed to do that. LOL!
Best: Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue
Worst: Tom Ford Men
One I smelled from a friend... F Ferragamo for men... was nice! I wore it for a day, though I know it takes more, but it smelled very nice during those 8 hours!
"Faites des bêtises, mais faites les avec enthousiasme !" Colette
Yes, best: F by Ferragamo.
Worst: D&G Light Blue PH. I was shaking my head unbelieving.
best - Narciso Rodrigues for him, new flankers of Dior Homme (hey! it`s just the same good old juice!) and Vetiver de Lubin
worst - CK in2U for him, definitely!
Vetiver The Great!!!
Best - NRFH
Worst - Tom Ford for Men
I am glad that people say F Ferraamo is good. Did not try it myself yet, but I love the original Salvatore Ferrogamo and have high expectations for F.
Best this year: Narciso Rodriguez, runner up: Hypnose
Worst is easy: D&G Light Blue especially since it destroys reputation of this house. Runner up: CKIN2U and Man: no high expectations from this house anymore.
I didn't think Tom Ford was THAT horrible, it just struck me as sort of mediocre. They were REALLY pushing it at Nordstrom. It doesn't deserve to be trashed as badly as D&G Light Blue does.
I must admit I haven't smelled that many designer scents released this year, since most will be rather boring anyway, but I can come up with a few...
Best: Allure Homme Sport Cologne, He Wood, Prada Infusion d'Iris
Worst: Not a total disaster but Gucci Pour Homme II is far from what it could have been.
Last edited by BrothaG; 28th December 2007 at 03:45 PM.
"Perfume is the dream that carries me."
There is always the sky to look at
I sniffed a lot of different things this year and I'd have to say that my vote is for:
Best: Narciso Rodriguez
Worst: D&G Light Blue
Best: I'll have to agree with Allure Homme Sport Cologne. Very nice scent. Clean as a whistle.
Worst: Probably D&G Light Blue Homme. Not really bad, more of a big missed opportunity.
I guess that I didn't have the opportunity to try many of the new releases, which is probably just as well. However, of those that I tried
Best: Armani Attitude
Worst: D&G Light Blue PH
The best, without a doubt : J-P Gaultier`s Fleur du Male
The worst : Who cares.
haha, Fleur du Male gets my vote for worst!
Armani Attitude had me on the hook with the cherry tobacco for a bit, but I'm glad I didn't buy it.
Lately I've been wearing:
Windsor, Bois de Santal, Original Santal, Elixir, Douro, Endymion, Reflection, Arcus, Marwah
YSL L'Homme was pretty good for what it was supposed to be. I thought Burburry London for men (late 2006), and NR pH also good. Fahrenheit 32 was what FdM should have been. Givenchy Very Irresistible for Men Fresh Attitude, was quite resistable.
All in all, a very "meh" year for men's fragrances.
The worst first,
1. Fleur de Male ( This has to be one of the worst ever ).
3. D&G Light Blue
The best for last,
1. Diesel Fuel for Life Pour Homme
2. Attitude by Armani
3. Chanel Sport Cologne
4. Narciso for Men
5. Tom Ford for Men
Best: Allure Sport, L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme Intense
Worst: Light Blue, CK2U
Not wanting to sound like a broken record here, but:
Best - Narciso Rodriguez for Him (better than I thought it would be)
Worst - D&G Light Blue (a very big disappointment to me)
Best: Tom Ford for Men
Worst: YSL L'Homme
BEST: Fleur du Male
WORST: Too many for one year.
Best: Calvin Klein Man
Runner-Up: Narciso Rodriguez for him
Worst: CKIN2U him
Runner-up: Fleur Du Male
Hi, I've been lurking a while, I am definetely a newbie to this community but wanna share my humble opinion.
Worst: Tokyo by Kenzo
Lancôme's Hypnôse comes first to my mind as probably one of the best. I like it very much, but am not even sure I must have this one (French Lover may be in it's place instead). So, Fleur du Mâlegets the laurel. It has this extra quality of exuberance (for one hour at least) which I care for. This is simply not found elsewhere within this range created created during the past 10 - 15 years.
Worst? I don't know any bad fragrance at all. But I never even touch new colognes unless I read something about them that made me curious.
Last edited by narcus; 1st January 2008 at 10:37 AM.
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