I would have preferred to discover niche right from the start, because my standards would have been higher so much earlier. But it wasn't like emigrating to never come back. By the time the main public discovers that there is more than Armani and YSL have to offer, some of the niche prophets have already run out of ideas. Or they have begun to water their juices down like everybody else. And where do we draw the line? I really think I would have missed something, had I not given the Dior Homme derivates a chance! Dior Homme itself is a pretty good fragrance, worthy of being called French Lover ! I just happened to not like it very much. It is as if they made Dior Homme Cologne for people like me, though. I am so glad, I came across it by lucky accident: good as the original, but leaving a few things out, sugar mainly. I am biased against a few brands, niche and common ones - that's bad enough, but one could call it learned selectiveness, too.