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

    The recent post about frags that are beloved by many BNers but that you don't like made me think that the opposite thread would be just as interesting. I'll start with One Man Show by Bogart. This is no award winner, but it's a creamy (not in a gourmand way) leather-like and incense frag that's certainly decent and may be worth a spot in a large rotation. Same goes for Quorom. Of course, it may be that many BNers are used to spraying at least 5 times per wearing, and that is not something I would do with these two frags. So why do I like them? They are different and do keep me involved (don't become boring). I won't say that either is full bottle worthy to me; I haven't decided yet. On the other hand, I really disliked Jacomo de Jacomo, because the powerful clove singularity doesn't let up for too long, and by that time I've had enough and am not interested in whatever remains.

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

    Joop Homme - fabulous scent.

    While Azzaro's Chrome and Pure Vetiver aren't quite as reviled as Joop Homme, they're certainly much disliked here, but I think they're fabulous.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Porsche Design The Essence: hated by plenty....in my mind, this was the BEST new fragrance of 2008 by a huuuuuuuuuge margin! oh well. your loss!

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

    Boss In Motion. Many here say it smells like orange creamsicle, and it very well may with how much BNers like to spray! Twice is plenty for any frag I've ever come across.
    My limited 'drobe: Boss In Motion, Armani Code, Concentre d'Orange Verte, Paul Smith Story.

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    Oh, forgot to mention. By coincidence, I wore M7 Fresh one day then Dior's Higher the next. I found the drydowns similar, but I liked Higher better (more going on with the pear and wood). Both had a kind of watery quality that I'm not used to but the herbal elements saved the day in both cases (talking about the drydown). Now I wonder why M7 Fresh has been much better received on BN than Higher. Could it be that it's an M7 flanker (and perhaps that Higher is a rather presumptuous name). Also, consistent with what Renato said, I liked Joop!, but since I have some similar frags, I never got a bottle of it.

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

    I really like Polo Black, which is reviled by many here. Why? Because it smells good! I just wish I could find it at a substantial discount from its normal selling price, but I’ll probably end up buying a bottle anyway regardless.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    When I posted that Fleur du Male is a ***** scent, it created a bit of contoversy.
    Varvatos Vintage has received bad ratings for what it is.
    Duro gets trashed more than what I would imagine.
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    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.)

    Bigsly, I agree with you on three counts: One Man Show, Quorum, and Dior's Higher. I like 'em all. Great stuff, especially Quorum. I smell it and really have a hard time understanding how anyone could dislike it.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    I absolutely love Versace's newest, Versace PH. Yes it's fairly simple, yes it's built on a common modern aquatic structure, but none of that matters because it's done so well. The transitions between top/heart/base are seamless and flawless. Longevity is great. It never ever smells sour or gets any off notes, and it's blended with finesse (the aquatic note is kept well in check, the sage of the heart blends effortlessly with a light and dry oud note, the cedar is kept way in the background, etc).

    It's a tart rather than sweet freshness, and to me it really does evoke images of the mediterranean as well as white water. When sprayed on forearms or exposed skin the clarity of the drydown is amazing to me, as the dry oud note mixes with a more bitter than we're used to (especially compared to creeds) labdanum/ambergris note, with just a hint of tonka in the background to prevent it from getting sour, but not enough to carry it into the sweet territory. An excellent excellent fresh/summer scent that perfectly straddles the casual/formal line, as well as the heavy/light line.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Acqua di Giò pour Homme.

    There's a reason this is the #1 seller - it's very good.
    Fresh and long lasting.

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

    Buzzley - if you want Polo Black or Double Black, check out my sale thread (hint hint).

    I happen to like Allure Homme Sport, Azzaro Pure Lavender, and A*Men on the designer side. Although not discussed often, I like some fragrances that have been panned in the reviews, like ELO's Vraie Blonde, Malle's Angelique Sue La Pluie, and Montale's Chypre Vanille (which no one's ever mentioned as far as I remember)

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

    I like Guerlain Homme
    I also like SL 5 o'clock ..... and Louve
    Cruel Intentions
    Piment Brulant

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

    I happen to find the mucho trashed Vierges et Toreros by Etat Libre to be quite amazing, but I think the Rod Stewart album Foolish Behavior is as good as Every Picture Tells a Story.

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

    CdG Anbar - most people find it smells like cleaning fluid. I think it's an eau de cologne style fragrance with a nice warm touch.

    Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond - it's been called everything from dead fish and bug spray on one hand, to a sweet, bland amber on another. I love it. It's the scent of dry grass in summer. Sadly, I've become allergic to it and have to trade it away.

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

    *whisper*

    I like Laura Biagotti's Acqua di Roma and the generally detested Warm Cotton by Clean...

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

    Too many to list, see my wardrobe.

    Why? Because I have such an excellent taste.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    I think its Boss Bottled for me... I don't know why everyone hates this... but this is my holy grail....
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    Put me in for a couple of Puig's creations. I'll see your Quorum and raise you an Agua Brava.

    On the other side of the BN Popularity fence, I do NOT care for L'Anarchiste.

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

    Kouros
    A*Men
    Fleur du Male

    Why? Because I like the way they smell.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Versace PH
    Armani Mania
    Emporio Armani He(reviews aren't bad but I never hear much positive on the board)
    Versace Jeans Couture

    All of these do well on me and...especially Mania..and I always get people telling me how I smell nice and they make me feel good.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    I absolutely love Versace's newest, Versace PH. Yes it's fairly simple, yes it's built on a common modern aquatic structure, but none of that matters because it's done so well. The transitions between top/heart/base are seamless and flawless. Longevity is great. It never ever smells sour or gets any off notes, and it's blended with finesse (the aquatic note is kept well in check, the sage of the heart blends effortlessly with a light and dry oud note, the cedar is kept way in the background, etc).

    It's a tart rather than sweet freshness, and to me it really does evoke images of the mediterranean as well as white water. When sprayed on forearms or exposed skin the clarity of the drydown is amazing to me, as the dry oud note mixes with a more bitter than we're used to (especially compared to creeds) labdanum/ambergris note, with just a hint of tonka in the background to prevent it from getting sour, but not enough to carry it into the sweet territory. An excellent excellent fresh/summer scent that perfectly straddles the casual/formal line, as well as the heavy/light line.
    Yep, Versace Pour Homme for me and...
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    I like the much maligned Guerlain Vetiver Extreme.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    I'm with Ruggles - ELO's Vierges et Toreros is good stuff, and to Galamb - Bois Blond does have it's fans amongst the PG faithful.

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    Another vote for Versace pour Homme... does that mean it's liked enough to not be hated by most?

    I like my fresh, aquatics! Acqua di Gio's on my list of ones I like.

    Deseo for Men another fresh and woody one.

    And I like lots of woody-amber based designer scents like Explorer and 1881 Amber.

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

    Lacoste Essential has ho-hum reviews, some say it's boring, undetectable etc. But I love the stuff. It smells great on me, and just like they advertise, the top notes will reappear when your body heats up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    Another vote for Versace pour Homme... does that mean it's liked enough to not be hated by most?
    I like my fresh, aquatics! Acqua di Gio's on my list of ones I like.

    Deseo for Men another fresh and woody one.

    And I like lots of woody-amber based designer scents like Explorer and 1881 Amber.
    This social experiment has been great because there are some that many love and others...like Guerlain Vetiver that got smashed in the other thread. So I'm thinking so people just aren;t as blunt about their likes and dislikes.

    I like Explorer too but I wish the initial burst stayed longer for me.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    I really like Polo Explorer despite the all the hate it gets around here.

    I also really like Kenneth Cole Reaction, sure it doesn't last long...but neither does Eau d'Orange Vert, and I think Reaction is a better, much more modern version of a cologne.

    Throw Fleur du Male in also.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    Wow, surprised to see Versace PH getting so much love 'round these parts.

    Another one for me is Grain de Plaisir. It can be a bit moody at times in the drydown, sometimes getting a bit sour, but when it wants to behave it's amazing and a great great summer scent. Starts out fresh and lemony and progresses into a warm and nutty heart with a hint of celery and then a raw oakmoss overload in the base. I've found that I only enjoy it in the summer though.
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    Default Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    I always rather liked the hugely detested Joop! Homme. It's not a top favourite of mine by any means but I like the "unusual-ness" of it - no other frag that I know of smells even remotely like it and I don't think it's unpleasant.

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