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    Default Best/favorite mass market fragrance in the past 5 years?

    Only a handful come to mind for me. I believe the quality and originality put into most fragrances, especially mass marketers has decreased tremendously as the years come. Then again there are some great ones, but which one is the greatest? In your opinion of course. Nothing factual, nothing based on sales, or on Basenotes reviews, or reviews in general. What is YOUR best mass marketed/popular fragrance of the past 5 years.

    For me, it's a toss up between Corduroy, Tommy Bahama, Burberry London, Noir de Noir and TdH. All very close, but if I had to pick one that stands out the most, I'd go with Burberry London.

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him and Guerlain (is Guerlain mass market?) L'Instant Pour Homme.

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    Dior Homme

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    Davidoff Adventure and Davidoff Silver Shadow Altitude.

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    It's a little too sweet, but Dior Homme (2005)
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    Tough
    I would have to say Jaipur line
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    Within the past 5 years, Narcio Rodriguez for him and Shiseido Zen for men.

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    Ralph Lauren Polo Modern Reserve

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    Prada Infusion D'Homme and YSL La Nuit De L'Homme

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    Default Re: Best/favorite mass market fragrance in the past 5 years?

    Dior Homme by a large margin.......
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    Default Re: Best/favorite mass market fragrance in the past 5 years?

    Narciso Rodriguez for Him

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    I'm going to have to go with Dior Homme.

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    SEAN JOHN UNFORGIVABLE MULTI-PLATINUM
    Yes, it's derivitave, yes it's from Puffy,
    but I'd be a liar if I said it wasn't my favorite mass market/designer release since 05.

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    Terre d'Hermes.

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    Is Baldessarini Ambre considered mass market? If so, that would be my favourite along with Black XS (the REAL 'Light Blue pour Homme')!

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    Rive Gauche pour Homme- niche quality at mass-market prices

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    Dior Homme
    Terre d´Hermès
    L´instant p.H.
    Rive Gauch p.H.
    Roadster

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    Terre d'Hermes

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    I'd have to go with Dior Homme as well, although I suspect it's destined to become a cult favourite like Fahrenheit rather than something that will turn the market upside-down.

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    Dior Homme
    YSL L'Homme
    Terre d'Hermes

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    Aigner Black.

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    Dior Homme Intense, as has been said, by a large margin.

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    Dior Homme but I must admit that I am enjoying Play Intense by Givenchy just as much these days. I need to revisit Dior Homme and gets meself another bottle lol.
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    Lalique - Encre Noir
    Hermes - Osmanthe Yunnan

    and one of the Jack Black scents I just got a sample of was alright.... can't remember if it was Silver or Blue. But maybe it hasn't had time to grate on me LOL.

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    Default Re: Best/favorite mass market fragrance in the past 5 years?

    Wee for all the love towards Dior Homme.

    My choise too ... most definately

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    Any of these

    Narciso Rodriguez for him,
    Terre De Hermes,
    Encre Noir,
    Dior Homme

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    Dior Homme intense, and Fahrenheit Absolute.
    Last edited by Oslo-Fjord; 6th July 2010 at 05:17 PM.

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    I'll go with Fahrenheit Absolute as well.
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    Comme des Garçons 2 Man
    OK, technically, it came out 6 years ago. I find CdG2 Man to be on of the most successful expressions of avante garde aesthetics brought to the mainstream fragrance market. When it first came out it was readily available at Sephora. No dumbing down effect here. A loud, lemon and smoke blast from the weird aldehydes.

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    Dior Homme without a doubt.

    Other favorite-worthy releases:

    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
    Sean John Unforgivable
    John Varvatos John Varvatos
    Armani Code
    Burberry London

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    1. Fahrenheit 32 very unique from Dior with its sweet vanilla contrasted again herbal vetiver.
    2. Narciso Rodriguez for him for daring to reclaim the glory of the power scents of the 80’s.

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    Mass market: Dior Homme
    Semi-Mass Market: Terre d'Hermes
    Supposedly-mass-market-but-i've-never-seen-it-in-stores: Encre Noire
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    This year i saw a few people wear Encre Noir even in this season. I hope number of EN fans increase in winter.
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    My vote goes to John Varvatos
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    no doubts Terre d'Hermes too bad price went up for about 30% ;/
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    While I think the term "mass marketed" is erroneous here, I just pick a best release from the last 5 years that could be bought at a relatively middle American mall department store. I have to say that I find a lot of the summer editions of things like JPG Le Male and CK products to be interesting and creative. In a similar vein, I was blown away with the retooling for Fahrenheit 32. It doesn't remind me of Fahrenheit at all but is light and fresh while maintaining a decidedly substantial feel in its composition. Also a fantastic bridge between "old school" quality and contemporary individualism.

    Fahrenheit 32 gets my vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamid View Post
    Acqua Di Gio
    AdG came out in 1996, so it misses the parameters of the question by 10 years.

    I'm going to agree with most others here and go with, Terre d'Hermes, Dior Homme, Burberry London.

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    Fahrenheit Absolute
    Encre Noire
    A*Men Pure Malt

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    That Pure Malt is good stuff, isn't it. Yum.
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    You guys aren't really posting "Mass Market" fragrances. NR for Him is certainly not Mass Market. Its designer, but not "mass market". Terre d'Hermes isn't really "mass market either". Pure Malt? Hardly "mass market". Heck, my local Lord & Taylors has 4 boxes still that they cannot sell because nobody will buy it.. becuase its not 'mass market' enough.

    True "mass market" that I'll admit to liking? CK Euphoria & Armani Attitude.

    But i did wear Terre d' Hermes today to work, and I have NR Musc Oil on my rist just to smell at this exact moment, lol
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    Dior Homme Intense y Prada Infusion d' Homme

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    Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme
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    Dior Homme Intense.
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    +1 Burberry London
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    Encre Noire
    Terre d'Hermès
    Dior Homme
    Dior Homme Intense
    Roadster
    L 'Instant pour Homme
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    L'Instant pour Homme

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    Gotta go with Dior Homme....

    Since when is Noir de Noir a mass marketed fragrance?? It's like 200$ for 50 ml...
    Last edited by L'Aventurier; 11th July 2010 at 04:11 PM.
    Sales thread here

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    None. They are all timid and self-conscious.

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    Easy: Kenzo Power
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