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View Poll Results: Which of these disappointed you (you can choose several) ?

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  • Encre Noire

    15 13.39%
  • Envy

    20 17.86%
  • Pi

    36 32.14%
  • Jaipur

    10 8.93%
  • L'Instant

    14 12.50%
  • Le Male

    33 29.46%
  • Rochas Man

    10 8.93%
  • A*Men

    24 21.43%
  • Rive Gauche

    18 16.07%
  • M7

    11 9.82%
  • Tabaróme Millésime by Creed

    19 16.96%
  • Original Vetiver by Creed

    14 12.50%
  • Allure

    23 20.54%
  • Magnetism

    15 13.39%
  • Dior Homme

    21 18.75%
  • Gucci Pour Homme (2003)

    19 16.96%
  • Michael for Men (Kors)

    13 11.61%
  • Bvlgari Black

    31 27.68%
  • Terre d'Hermes

    31 27.68%
  • Bvlgari Pour Homme

    19 16.96%
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    Default Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Okay, here is the poll for recent frags (since the late 1990s). Because I mistakenly thought M7 was several years older, I will include it in this poll too. The idea is this, and you can choose more than one: Which frags did you think would be great, but they disappointed you terribly. Mostly, you read online reviews (here and elsewhere), read BN posts about it, and perhaps read a review by Luca Turin or Chandler Burr. I am excluding "niche," except for a couple of recent Creeds. All are the men's versions, though Bvlgari Black is "unisex." I didn't include frags like Joop! Homme because it got so many bad reviews here, and if it disappointed you, you certainly can't blame BNers. LOL.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 29th September 2009 at 04:35 AM.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    I always expect nothing. I don't get hyped or dismayed of scents because of what I hear on here or elsewhere.

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    I was lead to believe Jaipur Homme was a superior version Burberry London. Not only did Jaipur Homme fail to do anything for me - it was weak, soapy, and over-sweet - it was absolutely nothing like London, which I quite liked.

    Terre de Hermes... yes, it seems to have inspired much Basenoter beat poetry about rocks, stars, and humanity's place in the world, but for me it was a disappointing citrus.

    Dior Homme is merely bland. Iris Silver Mist it sure isn't.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    I like Tabarome but had to choose that one above others. With the name and tobacco supposedly being one of the notes, I was shocked to smell none and IMO it is quite unisex. I already have enough unisex crap. I was hoping for a man's frag and to me this aint it. Maybe the "original" is better, or so the price it commands would imply.

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    I'm almost always disappointed in Creed.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    I really liked the vegetal ginger in Tabaróme Millésime, but it just didn't last long enough to be bottle worthy to me. Instead of the Vintage version, you can try Havana or Jazz Prestige. I have JP, but I don't really like the notes/structure of these, though JP would be my pick from among the 3.

    I've come around on Dior Homme and think it is at least good. My first few samplings were more "articulated." Now, it comes across more "creamy." I wish I knew why.

    Encre Noire and Envy have been the biggest disappointments to me. I tried at least 3 full wearings for each. EN is "headache in a bottle" to me, and Envy gets nauseating after a while. I was hoping for the rich vegetal quality of TM's top notes in EN, but instead it was like getting stabbed in the nose. Envy has a sweet/synthetic quality that I just haven't been able to "get around" in order to enjoy it.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 29th September 2009 at 05:21 AM.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Givenchy Pi. Benzoin overdose.

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    Allure Homme

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    Bvlgari PH

    I generally like everything else on that list that I have tried but Bvlgari has never has clicked.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Le male was the very first perfume i run across on the internet, sites and boards discussing beauty and frags etc. I had somewhat high expectations but smelling it smashed thoses pretty thoroughly..
    Terre and Gucci didnt work fo rme either...the rest i like.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Bvlgari Black continues to disappoint me, year after year.

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    Allure Homme followed very closely by Rive Gauche.
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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Narciso Rodriguez... Smells like my grandparents house, which smells like dog, after 4-5 hours. The first few hours are good though.
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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Terre de Hermes and Bvlgari Black.
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    Dior Homme. I have tried several times, but I just don't understand its appeal

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    Creeds never failed to disappoint me! I just don't get them or get what's so special about them.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Magnetism, L'Instant, Rive Gauche and Dior Homme.


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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Magnetism, Tabaróme Millésime, Pi, Envy and Encre Noir(used to lovel EN, but then it turned horrid towards basenotes on my skin)

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Gucci PH and Bulgari Black

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Bvlgari Pour Homme. Because it`s not my type of fragrance-family. Is to aqua/water/tea/fresh/casual for my taste.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Nothing marked. This selection is from a period where I had developed more of a routine to sample perfumes. I now know that I will find maybe one cologne bottle worthy in twenty or thirty sampled (and maybe even liked). When I approach perfumes with a low or average level of expectations what could I be disappointed by ?
    I developed a dislike for Terre d'H after first full wearings. It now causes me to sneeze. I bought Bulgary Black blind based on one great review mainly. I didn't like what I smelled, but I find it rather unique. Neither am disappointed, nor full of praise. I tested Dior Homme as one of the first and disliked it immediately. I don't think I 'missed getting it'. What's heaven for some can be hell for others - that's a fact.
    Last edited by narcus; 29th September 2009 at 12:30 PM.
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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Terre d'Hermes - the only one I had high expectations for (based on the reviews).

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    Le Male, Rive Gauche, and Bvlgari PH. I don't really quite understand why so many people were disappointed with Terre d'Hermes...is it because of the Hermes brand name? Also, I like Dior Homme and think people should give it more of a chance.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Envy and Terre d'Hermes hands down.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    I don't really have high expectations of anything released in the perfume industry these days. Call me jaded, but all the hype around these mediocre fragrances had made me wary of getting my hopes up. Now I just accept that 90+% of the releases will be derivative, uninspiring, and/or poorly conceived.


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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    I really don't get the hate for TdH. It is not a masterpiece but I have teste it against several non-parfumisti and it is sure hit for them. That doesn't mean anything of course but I cannot see anything dissapointing in it.

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    Terre d'Hermes ... was my greatest disappointment ! (Orange Furniture Polish !) ....
    (But I think it is also mostly because I am just soooo bored with citrus in men's fragrances !)

    And unfortunately the Creeds for me somehow always manage to be one disappointment after another ! Especially the two mentioned ! ... At least they are consistent !
    Last edited by Sybarite; 2nd October 2009 at 09:05 PM.

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Givenchy Pi. Benzoin overdose.
    Halleluja !!! Diamondflame ! ... You are one of the very first I have heard to correctly describe "Pi" as a benzoin overdose ... As opposed to the much more usual erroneous "vanilla overdose" ! ....

    (You deserve one large "gold star" on the forehead for that one ! (LOL)

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    Default Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    In my opinion, AMen and Gucci pour Homme left me hoping for more and also having the sensation that I do not get enough class, creativity and sillage for my cash.
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    Encre Noire.

    I'm terribly disappointed that, despite all the positive reviews, I can't afford to buy it.

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