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  1. #31

    Default Re: 5 star fragrances you cannot abide

    Frederic Malle's Gernaium pour Monsieur, Carnal Flower, and anything by Czech & Speake. I get that GpM is well constructed, but the mint note in it is just way too chewing gum/mouth wash-ey. Carnal Flower - there is such thing as too much tuberose, I'm afraid. And as for the C&S frags, the infamous sh*t note overrides the otherwise brilliant compositions. A shame, really.

  2. #32

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    all fragrances in my signature
    My signature scents:
    Current: BOIS DU PORTUGAL (since Aug 15......)
    Past: GREEN IRISH TWEED (June 10 - July 15)
    Past Past: BOIS DU PORTUGAL (Oct. 09 - May 10)
    Past Past Past: EAU SAUVAGE (good 15 years !!!)
    Past Past Past Past: LANVIN L'HOMME (2 years)
    Past Past Past Past Past: EAU SAUVAGE again (3 years or so)

  3. #33

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    OMG. Y'all are gonna lose your union cards over this one. Such shocking confessions. My hair is standing on end.

    Oh, and I'm not that wild about Guerlain Vetiver either.

  4. #34

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    1. Vintage Tabarome
    2. Chanel No. 5
    3. Bois Du Portugal
    4. Hermes Bel Ami
    5. Aramis Tuscany
    6. Cartier Santos
    7. Aramis
    8. Frapin 1270
    9. Annick Goutal Sables
    10.Terre d'Hermes

    Well, that's a start.
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  5. #35
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    Default Re: 5 star fragrances you cannot abide

    Guerlain Vetiver. Keep trying to love it but I don't.

    LDDM. In many ways I love this scent. Find it masterfully executed. Have sample worn it. Can't get into it on me. I just can't paint as many visual pictures as Mario about it.
    Currently wearing: Royal Oud by Creed

  6. #36

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    I would agree with many of the suggestions given thus far:

    Terre d' Hermes - it's nice enough, but the hype doesn't resonate with me. If expectations were lower I might have bought it
    Musc Kublai Khan - thought it was pretty vile
    Kouros - another that I thought was plain nasty compared to many of the positive reviews I saw

    I would also agree with OP original suggestions:

    Grey Flannel - blind bought and wanted to like it but just found it kind of unpleasant and terribly outdated
    LDDM - more so that I couldn't justify the money on it. I liked it, but didn't love it, and at those prices, can pass without hesitation

    Two that I was disappoited in were Guerlain Moucheiur Monsieur and Mitsuko - not that they weren't great scents but that they were so shockingly a non-fit for me when I originally expected they might work

    Lastly, just today I received a sample of Amouage Dia.....can tell the quality and it is certain luxurious, but not something I can even see reapplying yet alone buying.

  7. #37

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    Venezia Uomo
    Drakkar Noir
    Must De Cartier

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    I have been away for months, but fall is coming, and my interest in fragrances is returning.

    Very good question Mario. This topic is directly connected to kantian distinction of judgement of beauty and judgement of taste. In this context first one means basically subject understanding objective - or atleast inter-subjective - value in a fragrance. Latter is purely subjective, you like something but are not ready to make a judgement that it's beautiful objectively speaking.

    So, some of you guys got the question wrong; it's not about you not liking a scent that is generally appreciated, but about you not liking a fragrance in which you see aesthetic value. In these post-modern days most people don't believe such distinction even exists, since it's all about opinions, and there is nothing more to it. Personally I feel it's extremely important tool, when discussing fragrances.

    I'll have to think about my list for a while.
    Yep. You got it.
    So I cannot add M7 to the list no matter how popular, as I find it as ludicrous as Xeryus Rouge
    And cannot add BdP nor Aramis 900 though so many of you love the former and Scentemental praises the latter to the sky-- they simply make me shrug.

    On the other hand,
    Azzaro PH
    Eau des 4 Voleurs
    Eua Sauvage
    Balenciaga PH

    All deserve higher stars from me.
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  9. #39
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    The first one that comes to mind is Musc Ravageur - I just can't handle civet.

    Which also rules out Habit Rouge.

    I think Dior's Eau Noire is a 5-star scent, but it just drives me nuts when I try to wear it. The combination of sweet, spicy, and weird just messes with my brain.
    Has everyone checked out my Top 100 Blog??

  10. #40

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    Terre d'Hermes
    Aramis Havana
    Le Male
    Chrome Azzaro
    Bois d' Portugal
    Reflection, Amouage (absolutely nightmarish)
    Green Irish Tweed: I still haven't made my mind up about I bought a bottle.

    Objectively in this case, I interpret as meaning -- what many others think are great -- that just don't work on my skin, conjures up bad memories, etc. I'm sure there are many more if I think about it.

  11. #41
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    Dior Homme
    Terre d'Hermes
    Le Male

    Still deciding what I think about Mouchoir de Monsieur...

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    L'Heure Bleue
    Apres L'Ondee
    Ambre Sultan
    The way out is a way in-- NEP

  13. #43

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    Dior homme
    Dior Eau Savage
    YSL Kouros
    and L'Istant de Guerlain ph

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