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    Default Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Now, it's known that we Basenoters are a diverse group with an opinion on everything.

    But is there a fragrance that we are all agreed that we like? That is not to say it's our favourite, nor is it to say that there aren't other fragrances which are better than it or that we prefer.

    So, come on, let's see if there is one fragrance we all like?

    I'll pitch one in for starters. Chanel Pour Monsieur.
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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    That works. Never seen a diss of that one. Similar respect for Allure Homme Edition Blanche. That seems to get nothing but positive comments.

    I might have said TdH, but there are enough dislikers to nix that one.
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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    +1 negative comment on Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    I like Chanel pour Monsieur, but I am sure it will get dissed by some who consider it "an old man's scent" because it is not a fresh, light aquatic.
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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Never tried that one. Corduroy by Zirh seems to be liked by 98% of people who have tried it, same with John Varvatos. Neat topic though, ya really have to dig down deep to figure out the answer for this one.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    I'm absolutely sure there is not ONE scent everyone here will agree with

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    I think Pour Monsieur is probably as close as we'll get.

    Even if one would not care to own it or even wear it, surely one must "like" the mere fact it exists as a testament to gentlemanliness--whatever its current state.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    do you mean "like" as in the scent itself (it being non-offensive) or "like" as in the overall quality, the notes, all that stuff? cause i dont think theres a person on earth who can be offended by Acqua Di Gio, hence why 50% of guys who own cologne own it

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    How 'bout Kouros? Just kidding...

    If I spent an hour contemplating this, I probably couldn't come up with a better suggestion than Chanel's PM.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Not a chance. But maybe Acqua Di Parma?

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Unanimity on this forum? No way ;-)

    BUT the closest we can get to it may be through Eau Sauvage?
    There will be dissenters for this one too (longevity issues I guess) but if we disregard that (as citruses are meant to be fleeting), we could reach a consensus (sort of).

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Oh God no, not Eau Sauvage!
    Then PM is better ... but, ppl
    who dislike citrus scents may
    disagree..!
    I usually don't like fresh smells
    but I can agree on PM!

    I find Allure Édt. Blanche even better!

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    Chanel Egoiste might get close

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Edition Blanche? Egoiste? Hell, no. No love from me, sorry. CPM is a good call though its longevity is abysmal. How about Chanel No.19? Funny that these are all Chanels...
    Last edited by Diamondflame; 2nd May 2010 at 04:08 PM.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Aqua di Gio

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vladdypwnz View Post
    Aqua di Gio
    Hell no!

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Oh God no, not Eau Sauvage!
    I agree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    How about Chanel No.19?
    I think a lot of people would say they don't like it, even though they have never tried it on their own skin.
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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Rive Gauche?

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Old Spice.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    I realize this is a men's thread, but I ADORE Chanel's Pour Monsieur on both sexes and have it in my wardrobe. In fact, most women seem to find it rather pleasant, if not downright delicious. So, this is a +1 for me!
    Last edited by Lyndy Hop; 2nd May 2010 at 06:24 PM.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Although it is never to be known with absolute certainty, Chanel pour Monsieur seems quite likely indeed

    another wild guess would be Rive Gauche PH

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Green Irish Tweed.
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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    That works. Never seen a diss of that one. Similar respect for Allure Homme Edition Blanche. That seems to get nothing but positive comments.

    I might have said TdH, but there are enough dislikers to nix that one.
    allure homme blanche to me is forgettable, it didn't impress me but that is my opinion.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    I'm yet to see a negative review of Escada Homme in the fragrance directory.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Id rather have hot irons shoved up me snout than small Rive Gauche Pour Homme ever again

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Green Irish Tweed.
    this is the closest we will get to agreeing on 1 fragrance on this site lol

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    it's impossible.

    something that will not offend anyone, could be thought of as greatest common divisor, which will have to be simple.
    something simple will always have many better, more personal options for each individual, and in scientific terms will also highly risk being "meh".

    even if such a thing existed, as its popularity rose, it would be unfavorable for people who has a dislike for popularity (I liked them before they got famous) and in turn would lose those people even if they previously liked the product.

    That said, I think orange verte.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Wow, I am going to come across as being totally negative here but:

    Edition Blanche: Yawn

    Rive Gauche: I bought it blind and never wear it; don't like it. Too strong, and it smells like rotten fruit to me.

    Egoiste: Maybe the least attractive sample I've tested. Pure mosquito repellent on me.

    PM: Don't like it either. The top is nice, but the base (what there is of it) is totally forgettable, and lasts about 30 minutes.

    GIT and that whole genre smells sickeningly synthetic and is totally unappealing to me.

    There are quite a few fragrances that get raves here that I really don't like. Other, more moderately rated fragrances I have really loved. Perfume is totally subjective; I doubt there is anything we will all agree on.
    Last edited by JonB; 2nd May 2010 at 07:23 PM.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Any haters of L'Anarchiste?

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    GIT - inoffensive but don't "like" it.

    Chanel PM - not a fan.

    What's next on this cat-herding expedition?

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