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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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    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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    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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    Not a chance. But maybe Acqua Di Parma?

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    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...
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    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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    Rive Gauche?

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    Old Spice.

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

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    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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    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.
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    Any haters of L'Anarchiste?

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

    Chanel PM - not a fan.

    What's next on this cat-herding expedition?

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    4711

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    I can't picture anyone disliking the smell of Eau D'Orange Verte or Baldessarini.

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    Burberry London maybe

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    Nope. Find one scent in the directory with over 50 reviews that are all thumbs up and I'll change my mind.

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    I also don't think there is a fragrance that everyone likes. That being said, I think that an eau de cologne with a natural smell of citrus is hard to dislike with a passion. Practically everyone will find it pleasing, if not exciting...

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    +10 for GIT. Let's face it.. if somebody gave any of us a free bottle of GIT.. We'd wear it. You can say you don't mind it, you can say you hate it. But seriously.. what's to hate? I'm a fan but I'm speaking of GIT as an outsider, if I was sniffing it for the first time. The reason people don't like it is because of its price tag and its rising popularity. As far as people I've come in contact with while wearing GIT, the majority loved it.. Never got one complaint, EVER -- and I work with a huge diversity of people.
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    I believe this thread will be most amusing, as we'll have rounds of resounding +s followed by "hell no not THAT one!" until the proverbial cows come home. (which will be a while.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Let's face it.. if somebody gave any of us a free bottle of GIT.. We'd wear it.
    Not me. Trade boards ahoy!

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    brut blue

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    Chergui.

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    hm.. the scent of a women?

    or maybe Eau De Cartier..

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pervy View Post
    hm.. the scent of a women?
    Not me. But if you like that sort of thing, there's nothing wrong with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    Never tried that one. Corduroy by Zirh seems to be liked by 98% of people who have tried it,...
    You have stats on this, TG ? Corduroy makes me upset....the smell of the fragrance that is. The pants, I'm totally cool with.

    Why would you recommend Corduroy ?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Inselaffe View Post
    Chanel Egoiste might get close
    No way ! Egoiste is downright bad smelling in my opinion. I tried to like it, just downright cloying. I can barely pick out any notes. Is there suppose to be rose in there ?

    My rec is gonna be Johnson's Baby Powder
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    The no fun police ( i.e. me ) arrive to immediately squash the likability of baby powder. Hate it, and all powdery scents, really...

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    Default Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    Money, hard cold cash in our pockets. Whether it be US dollars, yen, pesos, lira, Euros, you name it. Whatever currency we can use in our own places of residency in a large abundance, we'll all like having the scent of it around. Nothing like financial stability with good sillage and longevity to brighten up a day.

    My real answer is Green Irish Tweed. Sure, there's big fans of this no matter where you go. It's a very much a "love" or "it's not bad and I don't hate it" fragrance around here. I'm in the "it's not bad, I don't hate it" demographic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    The no fun police ( i.e. me ) arrive to immediately squash the likability of baby powder. Hate it, and all powdery scents, really...
    Ugh ! I thought I was on to something there Thats cool though, if you dislike powdery scents, yeah Johnson's will not work for ya. I would imagine your dislike of powdery scents is a reason why you are not too keen on alot of mainstream mens designers. Talk about powdery galore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Rive Gauche?
    Big thumbs down from me!


    Quote Originally Posted by Desert View Post
    Burberry London maybe
    I was going to suggest this too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    I'm yet to see a negative review of Escada Homme in the fragrance directory.
    Right you are 42 positive and 7 neutral with zero negative. This has got to be a record!
    Maybe we should try it?

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    My vote would be for AdP Colonia. Longevity withstanding, it seems there's nothing to vehemently dislike about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    My vote would be for AdP Colonia. Longevity withstanding, it seems there's nothing to vehemently dislike about this.
    Yup. We like AdP C.

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    I'd have to nix Aqua di Geo and Rive Gauche PH because I actively dislike both of them.

    GIT I don't dislike and if I thought it were worth the difference in price between it and Cool Water I'd probably buy it, so I'd give that a thumbs up.

    Escada Pour Homme is a good call too though.

    AdP Colonnia is also a good call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HDS1963 View Post

    I'll pitch one in for starters. Chanel Pour Monsieur.
    If Chanel pour Monsieur this is still a valid candidate: +1 !
    Likewise, GIT, Rive Gauche pour homme & Acqua di Parma also have my blessing.
    Adding: Mugler Cologne !
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    Tania Sanchez hit the nail on the head when she said bacon

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMF View Post
    Rive Gauche?
    Hell, no!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    +10 for GIT. Let's face it.. if somebody gave any of us a free bottle of GIT.. We'd wear it...But seriously.. what's to hate?
    Uh, the nauseating, metallic, public-restroom-cleaner-like orange creamsicle note? :-) I wouldn't describe it as "vile", but it is unpleasant to me and no, I wouldn't wear it if it were free.

    I was going to just sit on my hands since I dislike nearly everything mentioned in this thread so far:

    • Chanel Pour Monseiur - geriatric, powdery, wishy-washy cousin of D&G Light Blue
    • Eau Sauvage - similar to PM, but different
    • Egoiste - mmm, fruitcake
    • Aqua di Gio - offensive in its melony inoffensiveness
    • GIT - see above
    • L'Anarchiste - like chewing on tin foil
    • Chergui - mobile diabetes research laboratory
    • Corduroy - vague, inoffensive "fresh" disaster

    Rive Gauche is nice, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    I would imagine your dislike of powdery scents is a reason why you are not too keen on alot of mainstream mens designers. Talk about powdery galore.
    Yes. Between not liking "powdery", "soapy", "aquatic" and "cedary", men's releases I like are usually fairly far between ( that being said, a lot of women's go insanely powdery in their drydowns, too ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by NillaGoon View Post
    Uh, the nauseating, metallic, public-restroom-cleaner-like orange creamsicle note? :-) I wouldn't describe it as "vile", but it is unpleasant to me and no, I wouldn't wear it if it were free.

    I was going to just sit on my hands since I dislike nearly everything mentioned in this thread so far:

    • Chanel Pour Monseiur - geriatric, powdery, wishy-washy cousin of D&G Light Blue
    • Eau Sauvage - similar to PM, but different
    • Egoiste - mmm, fruitcake
    • Aqua di Gio - offensive in its melony inoffensiveness
    • GIT - see above
    • L'Anarchiste - like chewing on tin foil
    • Chergui - mobile diabetes research laboratory
    • Corduroy - vague, inoffensive "fresh" disaster

    Rive Gauche is nice, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Cologneist View Post
    +10 for GIT. Let's face it.. if somebody gave any of us a free bottle of GIT...
    I'd regift it. Green Irish Tweed is clearly made from quality materials, some of which I usually do not want to have to smell all day.

    AdP Colonnia, on the other hand, would be quite welcome at my place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
    You have stats on this, TG ? Corduroy makes me upset....the smell of the fragrance that is. The pants, I'm totally cool with.

    Why would you recommend Corduroy ?!
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    Check out the reviews on Corduroy on this site, I believe they pan out to about 90 or 95% positive and neutral. Other sites who sell Corduroy -- their reviewers (although most I'd assume are the average Joe buyers) are all in love with the fragrance. (Resources: Fragrancenet, FragranceX, and others) Be sure to read the reviews, it looks like the majority who have tried this fragrance either like it or love it! On top of that, it's one of my most complimented fragrances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narcus View Post
    Mugler Cologne !
    +1! It's definitely not groundbreaking but.. it just smells like cleanliness. I couldn't imagine anyone really not liking it

    I doubt there's any fragrance that we will all LOVE. The best case scenario would end up with some loving it, some liking it, and some who are indifferent about it.
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