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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Azzaro Pure Vetiver - It seems to be disliked because it has "vetiver" in it's name and it doesn't have much vetiver. But as a fresh, warm weather scent it's quite nice. Would it be better liked if it was named something else?

    Guerlain Homme - not very exciting or origianl, but still quite nice. If it was released by another House, it would be better received, I think.
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    I really like Guerlain Homme.
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    Gucci Pour Homme II
    PG Bois Blond
    PG Harmatan Noir - good chemistry on this one
    L'eau d'Issey PH
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    Soooo many, but here goes:

    Kouros (Always gets me tons of compliments.)

    Bois de Miel (", especially from straight gals of all races and ages.)

    Noir Epices (", almost always from other gay men.)

    Canoe (" . . . lots of "Oh, I remember that one fondly!"-type compliments.)

    Azzaro pour Homme (")

    Versace L'Homme (")

    L'Eau d'Issey (Praise, praise, praise. P.S.: This is a great frag for getting one laid, too.)

    Fahrenheit (Lots of nice comments . . . for some reason, though, almost exclusively from black women.)

    Joop! (Oodles of compliments.)

    Pi by Givenchy (")

    Both Aramis 900 and its kissing cousin, Aromatics Elixir (")

    Both Cinnabar and its kissing cousin, JHL (")

    Polo (", but only if it's not poured on.)

    The Dreamer (Scads of nice comments.)

    Lagerfeld Classic (", especially from my baby sister.)

    I am -- as most if not all of you already know by now -- an incorrigible and unrepentant compliment whore.
    (Yours Truly would likely wear dog shit and rose petals in garlands around my neck if only said combo somehow managed to garner him bucketloads of compliments.)

    When I was in high school, I actually wore nothing but Avon Black Suede for a while (even though I didn't like it) simply because it managed to get me SO many compliments. (And these from girls and women, no less -- and, hey, I'm gay!) I would likely wear a fragrance even if the only people who had complimented me on it had been Idi Amin, the local bag lady who wears tin foil on her head to keep out Martian signals, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    The only one I wouldn't wear, no matter what? A*men, and this only because it quite literally makes me physically ill.
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  5. #35

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    Oh yeah, KC Reaction gets another vote from me. Terrible, terrible longevity but horray! for the scent.

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    Kouros comes to mind immediately, followed by Ciel and Une Fleur de Cassie (both of which might be more polarizing than "hated").

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    RL Polo Black;because I like it;made for the younger crowd they say;thats true because i am just 53 at the moment.
    Cerutti PH 2007; because I love it,nobody ever wrote anything about it while its very special.

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    Another from me is Davidoff Adventure. Love the sesame note and the evolution in this one. Longevity on me is great although it does stay fairly close to the skin.
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    It's very trendy to bash anything that's become too popular. But hey, if it smells good, it smells good. So in that category, for me the ones that jump out are:
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    L'Eau d'Issey (how anyone cannot be enraptured by this glorious thing is beyond me!)

    Another... Guerlain Homme. Why is it held in deep suspicion by so many? Because it doesn't smell like Mitsouko? The only thing I don't like about it is the totally unimaginative, boring, scandalous NAME. If another designer/perfume house brings out a "homme" or "for Man" or anything based around "Man", "Men", "Homme" or "Uomo" or any variation on that in any language, I will boycott it!

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    OH! CK Crave. Its worst sin was its bottle. People talk about it as the worst scent ever while in reality is a fruity scent with some very elegant and well balanced woods. It has a very nice evolution.
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    I'm another member of the Givenchy Pi fan club.
    I have always liked it and continue to like it.
    The other one I wear that doesn't seem to get much love is Carthusia Uomo.
    It is my favorite rosewood scent and it always smells wonderful on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post
    I'm another member of the Givenchy Pi fan club..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post
    I'm another member of the Givenchy Pi fan club.
    I have always liked it and continue to like it.
    Pi gets both of us here more positive comments than any gourmand we've encountered. It has massive sillage and is almost "bakery like" in its sheer vanilla-laden deliciousness. (Or so we've both been told many times over, although not in those exact words.)

    One straight gal we know told my partner (with a grin, of course) that whenever he wears Pi she wants (!!!) to lick him.
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    While I've never owned Le Male, I've never hated it as much as most folks here do... I also like Vetiver Extreme more than any other Guerlain Vetiver. I used to own Pi back in the day, so I don't have bad things to say about it...

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    KC Reaction - sure it doesn't last long, and neither do a bunch of others
    Tommy Bahama St. Barts - tropical fruit - what's not to like? Sir Slarty must have had a bad batch.
    Davidoff Good Life - one of the best subtle green frags
    Gendarme Sky - after reading the reviews I was worried I wouldn't like it (blind buy as usual). But oh yeah, I do.
    Sean john Unforgivable Multi-Platinum - one of the best for sure, and I don't give a damn if anybody thinks it's a rip-off.

    Why? Cause I'm different.
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    My top secret guilty scent (because it didn't get much love here) is Hugo Energise.

    I like very much the lovely whiff of coconut coming out of the bottle (I wonder why it is not mentioned in the note pyramid?). A great scent for a humid country like mine.

    Even if it is my SOTD, you won't see me mentioning it here.
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    One from my wardrobe is " DERRICK " because its spicy , yet cool subtle in sweetness , non synthetic & smells like nothing else I have ever tried !

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    YSL L'Homme..... and I'll just duck any chairs flying at me now!

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    Chrome catches alot of hatred, and while I don't own or wear it, I like it.
    I think of it as a more masculine Silver Mountain water. They both share a very long-lasting synthetic heart note, that is sharp, clean, cold and metallic. SMW, for me, ruins this note by adding very shrill, b!tchy feminine notes, and this defeats any good they did with the gris and black currant, which mellow and smooth the clean cold metallic "fresh note" it shares with Chrome.

    2 more well-hated frags I like are Polo Sport & Cool Water. Although newer formulations of Polo Sport have seemingly none of the effervescent mintiness I really like, and new Cool Water has far too much lavender, my older stock bottles I really like.

    And Sean John Unforgivable Multi-Platinum is better than Wall Street, imho.
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    I believe this post of yours makes me your arch-nemesis...
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Moon View Post
    Azzaro Pure Vetiver - It seems to be disliked because it has "vetiver" in it's name and it doesn't have much vetiver. But as a fresh, warm weather scent it's quite nice. Would it be better liked if it was named something else?
    This is literal poison to my nose.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Quote Originally Posted by snifferdog View Post
    YSL L'Homme..... and I'll just duck any chairs flying at me now!
    Why? It gets its fair share of love around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Why? It gets its fair share of love around here.
    Because it's also got as great a share of bloodthirsty haters who are ready to impale anyone who likes it with a pitchfork.

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    Old Spice

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    Quote Originally Posted by snifferdog View Post
    Because it's also got as great a share of bloodthirsty haters who are ready to impale anyone who likes it with a pitchfork.
    Really?I've seen nothing but love here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToughCool View Post
    Really?I've seen nothing but love here.
    I agree, I'm sure there are people that dislike it, but on these boards its constantly praised.

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    Hmm, my impression from reading the review page of YSL L'Homme is that many thought it was a cheap generic sell out from a Great house, thus my impression was also that people hated it (at least from an aesthetic perspective).
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    Quote Originally Posted by karisuma View Post
    Hmm, my impression from reading the review page of YSL L'Homme is that many thought it was a cheap generic sell out from a Great house, thus my impression was also that people hated it (at least from an aesthetic perspective).
    Precisely, and the detractors are quite adamant about its lack of sophistication/structure/depth etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DustB View Post
    CologneJunkie is going to see this thread--and she likes Keneth Cole Reaction! Gasp! (We all like that scent now too, since she's a mod and all.)
    That's right *cracks knuckles*. I'm a Reaction fangirl & proud of it! SirSlarty wins points.
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    Black XS pour Homme catches quite a bit of flak over here, but I like it because it has character even though it smells innocent, young and fruity, and for me it's devoid of any negative associations. Very easy to wear.

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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    I'm sure if I started posting here, I could fill up the topic. I guess I'm easy to please fragrance-wise.

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