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    Default Scents with fantastic openings, but gross dry downs.

    1. Creed Original Vetiver. Amazing sharp opening, but the drydown is this odd musky dried grass smell.

    2. Creed EROLFA. The dry down (and the opening too, but to a lesser extent) have a faint onion smell to me.

    3. Bvlgari Aqva Marine Toniq. Great opening. Foul and disgusting drydown.

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    I wonder if the world can exist without Creeds....
    Last edited by Bonoanimoes; 31st August 2011 at 10:03 PM.

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    Mugler Cologne - Great fresh opening, smells like scented toilet paper after an hour

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    Azure Lime - Tom Ford

    Fantastic lime opening(Top Notes). Musk and citrus in the dry down with sh*ty longevity.

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    Hugo by Hugo Boss

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    Cartier Roadster

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    Sa Majeste la Rose & Miel de Bois

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    Bvlgari Black for me. Dry down smells like burnt rubber

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    Dirty English

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    Eau De Sauvage by Dior. Great citrus, lemon opening, but very dated drydown to me which starts immediately after 3 to 4 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Mugler Cologne - Great fresh opening, smells like scented toilet paper after an hour
    No way!

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    Rose 31. Amazing opening, but a very banal dry down (by no means gross though).

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    D&G Light Blue with the best cool grapefruit juniper opening for a fragrance. The opening sells the fragrance and it does move off the shelves at retailers, but then the base sneaks up on you with a bad cottage cheese synthetic smell. Yuck. This fragrance typifies the trend towards creating great top notes to sell a scent and ignoring the eventual base notes that follow.

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    Knize Ten
    Paco Rabanne pour Homme

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    Prince De Galles Silver

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    Fantastic is much too strong a word, but I certainly did find the opening of B*Men much more pleasant than what came after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Caesar View Post
    Bvlgari Black for me. Dry down smells like burnt rubber
    Sort of the point, no?

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    Escada Sentiment with its very interesting and odd smell of jackfruit but unfortunately the opening doesn't last not even 20 minutes leaving a messy sweet fruity drydown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reminiscent View Post
    Cartier Roadster
    One of the best top notes I have tried. 5 minutes later, horrible mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reminiscent View Post
    Cartier Roadster
    Ditto


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    Agree with you about D&G Light Blue, lovely fresh citrusy opening that dries down to a "high class" version of Windex. Oddly enough though I've been craving that smell. It's not gross or anything, but I loved the aquatic "waterfall" opening of the original Island by Michael Kors. It dries down very quickly to a very humdrum floral.

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    I wouldn't necessarily call the drydown gross, but I love the opening of Guerlain Homme, but don't care for the drydown. I wish it could hold that amazing lime/mint note and not turn into a generic sweet/boring base. I may try the L'eau version, but it's the lime note I love in the original, and I think the main citrus boost in the L'eau version is grapefruit & not lime.

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    The opening of Burberry Sport is godly. The drydown isn't gross but it just becomes a "meh" sport fragrance

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    Loewe Solo - extremely beautiful, fresh, modern beginning, which after half an hour disappears and what remains is much less interesting.

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    la nuit...such an awesome opening is ruined by terrible basenotes IMHO.
    Seasonal favorites :

    Winter : The Dreamer & Burberry London
    Spring-Autumn : Bvlgari Pour Homme & Prada Man
    Summer : Bvlgari Aqva & Aqua Fahrenheit
    All-Rounders : Terre D'Hermes & Bleu de Chanel

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    Most post 2000 aquatics.
    TOP 3 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Lalique Encre Noire
    3. Creed Aventus


    TOP 3 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme

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    New York Oud
    Aventus

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    Tom Fords Black Orchid-the opening is a stunner, the drydown is spoiled mushrooms.
    What do you call people that are afraid of Santa Claus?

    Claustrophobic

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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Tom Fords Black Orchid-the opening is a stunner, the drydown is spoiled mushrooms.
    Absolutely. I thought I had a winner...at first but the dry down started to annoy me.

    I'd like to add Habit Rouge to the list. What starts off as a promising citrus/spice blast leads to an overpowering "powder" smell reminiscent of an old age home.

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    Frapin Caravelle Epicee

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    If only the top notes of roadster lasted hours... mmmmm

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    Big +1 for Hugo. From wonderful to awful quickly.

    +1 also for La Nuit

    I can also understand Light Blue. i don't consider the base gross, but certainly doesnt hold up to the great top.

    I'll say the same for GIT (gasp), the modern Cool Water (oh how I miss the original), and Trufitt & Hill Freshman. If someone could make those top notes last for hours I'd wear it all the time.

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    Bvlgari black is another

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    sl's fleur d'oranger - love the opening, sometimes find the dry down unwearable.

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