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    Default Underrated frags that you wanna push.

    Plug time.. I know many of us have an influence on each other here on BN. So why not use our influence in a single thread to plug a fragrance (or many) that you think is stunning, and that you would like more people to try. I used to not wanna share some of my hidden gems, but what's the point of that? These are fragrances that bring a smile to my face, and I would love to share the joy with you folks.

    Antonio Banderas Seduction in Black. If you wanna start with this house, start here. The AB house supplies niche quality frags at drugstore prices, and Seduction in Black will blow your mind. If you like La Nuit L'homme or whatever it's called, I'm pretty sure you'll enjoy this.

    Samba Kiss Me. Lemon meringue pie gourmand. A first that I've found. There may be similar ones but not at 10 bucks for 3.4 oz. This also smells similar to Live Jazz, but without the mint note, and amp'd up with a gourmand feel.

    Raw Vanilla. This may be harder to find in the spray, it's arguably discontinued, but imo it's Coty's masterpiece. Vanilla, tonka, bamboo, and lots of green notes. The combo of vanilla and greens is excellent, light and versatile. It doesn't project too much, but that's what makes it so good, it's a lighter fragrance. I also love how the vanilla is anything but syrupy and synthetic.

    Bod Man Body Heat Sexy x2. This is pretty much Rochas Man.. but better, and under 15 bucks.

    This may be a little similar to the rather large thread "underrated underexposed inexpensive frags" something along those lines. But this is a push thread, pushing you guys to go out and try these recommendations. Please add your 2 cents, or comment on those recommended. Enjoy!

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    L'occitane's vetiver, even though it does get love on here I still feel it does not get enough, very underrated vetiver and very reasonably priced. I love it.

    Vetiver extraordinare by Frederic Malle, I feel it does not get as much respect as it should because of Musc Ravageur which is another great fragrance but this one I feel should get more reconition. I do truely believe that this will go down as one of the best vetivers of all time.

    Royal English Leather by Creed, ok the formula is quite simple, ok it was made a long time ago, but this is still a nice fragrance. Not the best mind you but very nice, well made clean smelling leather. Simple but effective.

    Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille, I think this fragrance is just sexy as hell and should be talked about more. This and musc ravageur are the sexiest frags I have tried.

    Obsession by CK, yes it is older but I love this fragrance still. To me it has this tropical gourmand type of smell, am I the only one who thinks it smells tropical?

    Acier Alumium by Creed, sweet, fruity, spicy and vanilla fragrance that smells sooooo gooooood. I am surprised more people are not talking about this one.

    Vetiver 1948 Creed, this was the one that started it for them in the vetiver department and the one that got me hooked on vetiver. I still think to this day this is the best one I have tried.

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    Profumum - Acquae Nobilis

    Vetiver badass.

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    Cologne sologne
    COLOGNE SOLOGNE
    Rocabar
    Original Vetiver
    Polo Sport
    Truefitt & Hill's entire line
    Sander for men
    Lacoste Booster
    Guerlain Vetiver Sport
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Versace L'Homme
    Original Vetiver
    Penhaligons Racquets

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    Guerlain Nahema - doesn't seem to get much attention. Makes my mouth water whenever I smell it - just so lovely :-)

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    Another vote for Versace l'Homme
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    I agree with L'Occitane Vetiver, and am interested in trying Versace l'homme.

    I think Lomani Ignition is a nice vanilla, which more people should try, especially since:
    1) gourmands seem popular
    2) it's super inexpensive
    3) offers good layering posibilities, if you don't want a vanilla only

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    • Sybaris
    • Monsieur Carven
    • Aigner Statement
    • R De Capucci
    • Basile Uomo Forte

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    Boucheron Pour homme.

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    Dsquared² He Wood

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    Celadon

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    Halston 1-12. An extraordinary fragrance, it should be a classic, and you can have the 4.2 oz bottle for $9.99 at my local Marshall's.
    I have stashed away 3 bottles already, so I am not afraid running out LOL
    Last edited by PerfumeCollector; 17th October 2010 at 07:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    Halston 1-12. An extraordinary fragrance, it should be a classic, and you can have the 4.2 oz bottle for $9.99 at my local Marshall's.
    I have stached away 3 bottles already, so I am not afraid running out LOL
    I don't believe I've ever seen this in a store. Might have to go sniffing around Marshall's tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Homme View Post
    I don't believe I've ever seen this in a store. Might have to go sniffing around Marshall's tomorrow.
    If your local Marshall's does not have it, you can get it from ebay for $10.68:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-Halston-1-12...item53e406422e

    and you still can have it for $9.99 in ebay if you are willing to buy 10:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Halston-1-12-Col...item3360b31784

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    If your local Marshall's does not have it, you can get it from ebay for $10.68:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NIB-Halston-1-12...item53e406422e

    and you still can have it for $9.99 in ebay if you are willing to buy 10:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Halston-1-12-Col...item3360b31784
    Thanks! Might give it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A. Homme View Post
    Thanks! Might give it a shot.
    And that price includes shipping!!!!!!

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    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée - Beautiful, polite, classy

    YSL Pour Homme - Beautiful, polite, classy

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    Escentric Molecules Escentric 01
    LesNez L'Antimatiere
    Josef Statkus EDP
    Frapin 1270, L'Humaniste
    Le Labo Vetiver 46
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    Divine Parfums

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    Creed Acier Aluminum
    Odin 04 Petrana

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    Rochas Lui
    Lanvin Arpège Pour Homme
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Narciso Rodriguez For Him

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    Jacomo de Jacomo Deep Blue. Those who like Cool Water may be missing out on a great find. Lets just say this oversight may be good for the BaseNotes MFD Board, as JdJ DB would most likely start off new viral GIT-comparison threads ;o)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Estee Lauder Brasil Dream for Men

    It is not tropical, acquatic, coconutty, marine, fresh, sweet or generic and does does not require a little pink umbrella - even though the point of sale ad may suggest these things.

    It is a decently priced hip modern retro take on a resolutely classic masculine accord with a discernable oakmoss base - good stuff.

    Guerlain Cologne du Parfumeur.

    If you want a modern take on possibly the most classic genre - Eau de Cologne - then look no further. Not for little boys, but not 'old man' either - sometimes simple is good

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    Amouage Lyric Man. I'm not sure if it's underrated, even the meaning of the word is not clear for me, but it's a really great scent, not too often mentioned here.

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    Lancome Hypnose Homme - really something deep about this one
    Hugo Boss Dark Blue (really not bad)
    Boss in motion black - excellent!
    Boss Elements Aqua - very ˝wet˝ casual fragrance
    Xeryus Rouge - mentioned, but not enough
    Carolina Herrera - Chic for men - really fresh, spicy, seductive too
    Cerruti Pour Homme - really has a very nice vibe, classy even
    Azzaro Onyx/Silver Black - masculine, fresh, tad bit smoky too, seductive
    MOschino Uomo? - very nice, vibrant, classy Italian scent

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    I can't lay enough emphasis on how good Lancetti via Condotti pour homme is.
    It's the best musky, fruity fragrance I've ever tried/owned.

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    Vétiver Hombre by Adolfo Dominguez. It is distinctive, masculine and classy fresh vetiver with a wonderful touch of jasmine.
    Currently wearing: L'Eau de L'Eau by Diptyque

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    I would like to plug the unpopular "Nautica Oceans" for men. It doesn't seem to impress many people here but it's one of my summer staples. I don't really find it to be the uninspired, fresh, and clean fragrance others to. I find the scent vaguely reminiscent of sun tan lotion as it has a milky undertone. There is a salty note (similar to Creed's Erolfa) that cuts through the fragrance to balance it out.

    In fact, I've owned both Oceans and Erolfa and I much prefer the Nautica over the creed and find that they share a similar character. The one downfall with Oceans is the projection, which remains very close to the skin. I find this fragrance distinctive, and I could easily pick it out of a lineup of 'fresh aquatics' using only olfactory detection.

    I am also pleased that the price of Oceans is quite inexpensive. We are able to purchase full gift sets here in Canada for under $30 at our local Winner's stores (I gather this is our version of your Marshall's or TJ Maxx). The body products are also sublime as the A/S balm is a tad sweeter and really does take on the summery sun tan lotion vibe.

    Overall, I find this to be a fragrance that is overlooked on the boards and I am quite pleased by this as it allows the scent to fly under the radar. A wardrobe staple for now and years to come (assuming bottles don't vanish from existance).

    kim

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