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    Default Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    So which male frag is your top pick as worst or most disappointing fragrance the last 10 years ?

    I have one:

    DIOR HOMME & DIOR HOMME INTENSE

    Reason: A big respected designer drag house like Dior should NOT release such a sickly vomit fragrance as their flagship frag.

    It's neither masculine nor good enough to be the L'homme fragrance of a supposedly power frag house like Christian Dior.

    This frag has topnotes and basenotes that smells sickly and heavily of thick lipstick and heavy makeup bag.
    A Dior Homme flagship scent should be masculine and style clean.
    Dior Homme is feminine and frail.

    A huge letdown
    A big disappointment !!
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    I think you'd have a strong case if you argued that it should have been marketed as unisex. To say it is terrible isn't going to win you many friends here, and I can't take you seriously if your only complaint is that it is not to your tastes.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Nearly all of them.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Un Jardin apres la Mousson.

    I wanted to like this, and I tried to convince myself that I did. But Chandler Burr was right: it's just bad. It sticks out like a sore thumb among all the other Jardins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I think you'd have a strong case if you argued that it should have been marketed as unisex. To say it is terrible isn't going to win you many friends here, and I can't take you seriously if your only complaint is that it is not to your tastes.
    My argument is that Dior Homme should have been marketed as a female frag and not a male nor unisex frag !
    After all it smells like a lipstick in a heavily loaded makeup bag !!

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    I'm not looking for friends in here based on matching view points, but based on respect of my view points and overall attitude
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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Anything Calvin Klein that falls into that time span IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    ...it smells like a lipstick in a heavily loaded makeup bag !!
    If it did, and it sustained that for at least 7 hours, I'd likely be saying that it was one of the best designer frags of all time, though again it certainly would seem to be better off classified as unisex. When I was a "newbie" I too often would associate the overall scent with something I already knew. Judging from other comments here on BN over the years, that seems to be a very common experience. Over time, I've come to be more interested in things like note separation, naturalness, dynamism, balance, etc. I can't think of the last time a frag has reminded me of something specific that is unrelated to frags. I wore Gotham the other day, which was supposed to be inspired by a night in New York City. That made little sense to me, but putting a "dirty" note in a frag and saying that may be a good way to market a frag (I'm not suggesting that is what was done with Gotham, but rather that I just don't get these associations any more).

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Dior homme edt is really the starring role in the other thread "Best designer frag of the last 10 years".

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Before last month, I'd have had a hard time deciding between many, many bad designer fragrances of the past decade. However, just in time to spare me having to think long and hard about this, an astonishgly awful new "fragrance" has just been released that wins this dubious honour hands down...

    YSL L'Homme Libre.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    Dior homme edt is really the starring role in the other thread "Best designer frag of the last 10 years".
    Indeed.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    A recent one that is way up there on my "worst of" list is John Varvatos Star USA.
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    1a. Slumberhouse Zahd
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Amouage Tribute Attar
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
    7. Norma Kamali Incense


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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    My argument is that Dior Homme should have been marketed as a female frag and not a male nor unisex frag !
    After all it smells like a lipstick in a heavily loaded makeup bag !!

    PS
    I'm not looking for friends in here based on matching view points, but based on respect of my view points and overall attitude
    You are definitely my friend now, because I hate DHI with a passion! I don't really get what people love so much about it. I find it cloying and downright nasty.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    I am sure this is nowhere near "worst" in the last 10 years, but of the ones I bought blind, Memoire d'Homme by Ricci disappointed me the most.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    You should have created a thread ''I don't like Dior Homme''.

    Of all the designer frags of the last 10 years, the worst is dior homme?
    Are you serious??


    Btw im getting sick of people describing this by compraring it with Lipstick/makeup bag feeling, most of you are just repeating what you read on message boards or on reviews and it's getting some sort of domino effect. Use something else to describe it in the future please, it's time.

    And fwiw, I don't find it feminine at all, especially not in the drydown. I could find dozens of popular male fragrances which are infinitely more feminine.


    Quote Originally Posted by LloydLlewellyn View Post
    You are definitely my friend now, because I hate DHI with a passion! I don't really get what people love so much about it. I find it cloying and downright nasty.
    Entirely different scent.
    Last edited by Bcndiamond; 8th October 2011 at 01:55 AM.

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    GUCCCi... nasty lame run of the mill

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    It's neither masculine nor good enough to be the L'homme fragrance of a supposedly power frag house like Christian Dior.
    I didn't know fragrances had gender.
    I find that quiet silly tbh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Nearly all of them.
    This. It is rare to find a good release.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Paris Hilton Heir
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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bcndiamond View Post
    You should have created a thread ''I don't like Dior Homme''.

    Of all the designer frags of the last 10 years, the worst is dior homme?
    Are you serious??


    Btw im getting sick of people describing this by compraring it with Lipstick/makeup bag feeling, most of you are just repeating what you read on message boards or on reviews and it's getting some sort of domino effect. Use something else to describe it in the future please, it's time.

    And fwiw, I don't find it feminine at all, especially not in the drydown. I could find dozens of popular male fragrances which are infinitely more feminine.
    +1, I find designers are constantly faulted for coming out with items that are "too mainstream", "boring" or "unoriginal" but when a designer releases a fragrance that's completely unlike anything out there on the market, they get criticized as having released a "worst fragrance". I can understand someone not liking Dior Homme or DHI, but you cannot tell me objectively that it ranks as the absolute worst of the hundreds of releases we've seen in this decade. And a fragrance being "feminine" is a completely subjective opinion based on what in your personal experiences you may or may not consider a feminine smell, you can't base the entirety of your opinion on that. There are a number of fragrances that I would never wear that I can see the quality of, should those be on the list as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    Dior homme edt is really the starring role in the other thread "Best designer frag of the last 10 years".
    As it should be.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Nearly all of them.
    + 1

    95%+ of the men's designer fragrances I smell in stores are nothing special clones. Usually musk bombs or overly feminine, too sweet, loud or headache-in-a-bottle synthetic.

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    What I've found is that there aren't many recent designers that stay interesting for more than a few hours. Fortunately, a few aren't bad, including some cheap ones like Elegance by Lacoste and Everlast Original 1910.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    CHSeifert just had to make a "Me Too" thread to combat the love of Dior Homme in the other thread on best mainstream fragrances. As if the million times he mentioned his dislike for it were not enough to convince others he really does not like Dior Homme. A few others here felt the need to bash designers in general. Too much love for designer fragrance in that other thread. Gotta keep up the designer fragrance bashing fresh, ya know.

    Quote Originally Posted by blacklibran1 View Post
    GUCCCi... nasty lame run of the mill
    Not as nasty as your spelling. LuLz !!
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    Gucci Guilty & Gucci Guilty Intense

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    I wonder what the OP would think of Rose d'Homme. LOL.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Marc Jacobs Bang

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    Quote Originally Posted by leociccone View Post
    Marc Jacobs Bang
    Really? I consider it one of the good ones.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    So which male frag is your top pick as worst or most disappointing fragrance the last 10 years ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    Nearly all of them.

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    This. It is rare to find a good release.

    Quote Originally Posted by MysteryBuff40 View Post
    + 1

    Yep, too many to list.

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    Default Re: Worst designer frag of the last 10 years !?!

    Most of them are just too forgettable to mention. Cant be bothered hating multiple dozens of bottles of fragrance, just move on to something you like.

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    Gucci pour Homme I

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    LACOSTE -L12.12 Any color .

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    too many to mention


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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    So which male frag is your top pick as worst or most disappointing fragrance the last 10 years ?

    I have one:

    DIOR HOMME & DIOR HOMME INTENSE

    Reason: A big respected designer drag house like Dior should NOT release such a sickly vomit fragrance as their flagship frag.

    It's neither masculine nor good enough to be the L'homme fragrance of a supposedly power frag house like Christian Dior.

    This frag has topnotes and basenotes that smells sickly and heavily of thick lipstick and heavy makeup bag.
    A Dior Homme flagship scent should be masculine and style clean.
    Dior Homme is feminine and frail.

    A huge letdown
    A big disappointment !!
    Interesting! I find these two perfumes to be one of the best perfumes I have smelled in a while. Love them and I don't find them to be femenine at all. YSL La Nuit De L'Homme is femenine to me and biggest disappointment in last few years. Don't get the hype!. To synthetic and cloying

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