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    Default The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Some frag houses are ridiculously and devastatingly inferior to the others in style, class, quality, customer service, and whatever else you can think of. Name three 5 of the worst fragrance houses in your eyes, be it designer or niche. (Sound familiar? )

    Here's my opinion:

    Niche:
    Michael Storer
    Art of Perfumery
    Profumum Roma
    By Mark Buxton
    TIE: Jo Malone / becker.eshaya

    Mainstream:
    Clean
    Fresh Scents by Terri
    United Colors of Benetton
    Ferrari
    TIE: Lamborghini / Bugatti / Jaguar
    (Stick to making cars please!!)

    Last edited by moltening; 2nd April 2010 at 06:24 PM.
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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Tom Ford
    Brooks Brothers
    Estee Lauder
    Aramis
    Comme Des Garcons

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    1) Cacharal
    2) Pierre Cardin
    3) Aramis
    4) Elizabeth Arden (not incl. Britney's scents, which I like)
    5) Lacoste
    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 2nd April 2010 at 07:23 PM. Reason: Misspelled La(n)coste!

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Armani
    Hugo Boss (excluding Baldessarini)
    Kenneth Cole
    Lacoste
    Gucci

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Calvin Klein (excluiding Euphoria Intense)
    Tommy Hilfiger
    Carolina Herrera
    Clinique
    Perry Ellis
    Lacoste
    Ralph Lauren

    well the list is too big, many garbage on the market.
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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    There are only a couple of houses that I pretty much disliked everything I smelled:

    Parfums de Coeur
    Axe

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    • Dior
    • Tom Ford
    • Dunhill
    • Mugler
    • Prada

    * Dior/Dunhill rating relates to recent output

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    Oh this is gonna get ugly! So many wonderful houses thrown on the trash heap!

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Inselaffe View Post
    Dior

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    .....I can already see the villagers coming with their pitchforks !!

    If it is any consolation, I am sure I will be the only Dior naysayer

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Estee Lauder.
    Calvin Klein.
    Hugo Boss.
    Thierry Mugler.
    Issey Miyake.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 2nd April 2010 at 07:37 PM.

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

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    Of the "mainstreamers" I'd say Davidoff, because they've produced a lot of frags and I haven't liked any of them. Obviously, this doesn't mean the frags are poorly constructed, cheap, or anything like that, but rather it's just a matter of personal preferences.
    Last edited by Bigsly; 2nd April 2010 at 07:40 PM.

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    Ralph lauren
    Hugo Boss
    Kenneth Cole
    Guess
    Prada

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    Carolina Herrera
    Liz Claiborne
    estee lauder
    perry Ellis
    Kennith Cole

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    Isn't Perry Ellis like the Cuba frags? I don't have much experience with them, but everyone talks about how this Perry Ellis is similar to that popular designer frag, right?

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    Probably...

    L'Artisan Perfumer - just nothing that I like enough to buy

    Yves Saint Laurent - Really just bottle after bottle of pretty awful fragrances for men. I only have Opium and even then I have to be in the right mood to wear it.

    Givenchy - The only one I come close to liking is Pi Neo.

    I agree with whoever said above about the car branded fragrances, absolutely awful the lot of them.
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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post
    Probably...

    L'Artisan Perfumer - just nothing that I like enough to buy

    Yves Saint Laurent - Really just bottle after bottle of pretty awful fragrances for men. I only have Opium and even then I have to be in the right mood to wear it.

    Givenchy - The only one I come close to liking is Pi Neo.

    I agree with whoever said above about the car branded fragrances, absolutely awful the lot of them.
    OMG. That's really all I can say.

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    Estee Lauder
    Calvin Klein
    Perry Ellis
    Acqua di Parma
    Givenchy - I don't like a one, sorry.
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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Here's my choice:

    1. Alfred Dunhill
    2. Kenneth Cole ( Sorry, I do like KC clothing)
    3. Azzaro ( I know they have the classic pour Homme, and Visit is good, but this house could just be so much better)
    4. Hugo Boss ( embarrassingly poor)
    5. Calvin Klein
    6. Tommy Hilfiger
    7. Davidoff ( but, Zino is still awesome. But that was 26 years ago)
    8. Lacoste ( I like the Feist song in the commercial. I like Feist. And that is about it. Oh, and your clothing is ugly too !)
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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Rather tan talk about houses, I'd prefer to mention corporations licensing brands releasing scents that I dislike:

    Procter & Gamble Prestige Beauté: it manufactures and sells brands like Hugo Boss, Alfred Dunhill, Dolce & Gabbana, etc. They discontinued most of Rochas classics and are continously releasing unappealing mill of the run scents and discontinuing the good ones. They own Jean Patou but can't catch up to this houses' tradition.
    Coty Prestige: Same reason.
    L'Oreal: The license Ralph Lauren and many others. Among them, they bought Roger & Gallet and discontinued many excellent scents made by them, changed their pricing policies and decided to overcharge R&G's eaux. As per the other companies mentioned, releases made under the brandnames licensed are the usual crap. As a matter of fact, I am worried about YSL's fragrances.
    Interparfum: same reason. Lanvin's classics are gone and replaced by the usual blends. Brooks Btothers and Lacroix's are among many scents licensed by them.
    Last edited by Pollux; 3rd April 2010 at 12:23 AM.

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    The only house I actually dislike is Perry Ellis. Unbelievably boring fragrances

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Oh this is gonna get ugly! So many wonderful houses thrown on the trash heap!
    I'll just give you my bottom three:

    Guerlain
    Mona di Orio
    Tom Ford

    (Here's Dimitri from the three favorite houses thread
    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri View Post
    Guerlain
    Mona di Orio
    Tom Ford
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    I have a bit more than five: Dunhill, Versace, Azzaro, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Beckham, Jaguar, Alfred Sung, Estee Lauder.
    There are a few exceptions within these houses.

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Dunhill
    Kenneth Cole
    Guess
    Bond No. 9
    Currently wearing: Bel Ami by Hermès

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    1. Ferrari (No competition - this is the worst)
    2. Hugo Boss (Runner up)

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    Boss
    Davidoff
    Clairborne
    Ulric de Varens
    Marbert
    Currently wearing: Worth pour Homme by Worth

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    Default Re: The bottom 5 worst fragrance houses in your opinion

    Quote Originally Posted by dustb View Post
    i'll just give you my bottom three:

    Guerlain
    mona di orio
    tom ford

    (here's dimitri from the three favorite houses thread
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    Boss/ Hugo Boss
    Claiborne
    Guess
    Perry Ellis
    Lacoste and Calvin Klein
    Gary

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    Ferrari. The worst of all!!!

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