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    Default Fragrances Worth The Hype?

    We talk about the ones that are overrated. Let's talk about the ones that DO live up to their reputation. I will start..

    Aramis Havana
    Escada pH
    GIT (controversial)
    Encre Noire
    Tobacco Vanille
    Ambre Narguile
    Burberry London

    Add to the list, comment.

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    Dior - Fahrenheit.

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    Musc Ravageur

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    My list below.

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    Aventus' compliment getting abilities. Havent experienced anything like it

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    The only one in that list I disagree with is Encre Noire. To me, it's too close to plain ol' vetiver oil except without the therapeutic aspects and with a sharp synthetic edge. It's so minimalist in its approach - it's got less artistic value than a Pollock painting, IMO.

    My list:

    Amouage Memoir Man
    M7 (still one of the best oud oriented fragrances)
    Ungaro II
    NR For Him
    Jubilation XXV
    Bond Harrods Swarovski Ltd. Edition
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
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    For me:

    Guerlain Derby

    It's refined and you can wear it anywhere.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

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    Too many on my list. Cheapie to niche

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    Great thread, hopefully that will keep out the haters...

    The Serge Lutens line is worthy of the praise it gets imho, amazingly rich fragrances e.g.

    Chergui
    Amber Sultan
    Borneo 1834
    Fleurs d'Oranger
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Santal de Mysore
    Arabie

    I'd mention Tobacco Vanile, Invasion Barbare, Fahrenheit, Vetiver Tonka, as completely mesmerising fragrances along with many others.
    Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.

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    I agree about Musc Ravageur. I don't wear it that often, but I am growing more and more fond of it.

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    Jubilation XXV
    Agree with Musk Ravageur
    Patou PH...nothing quite like it
    Patou PH Prive...as above
    Vintage Bois des Iles
    Vintage Derby
    Vintage Jicky
    Vintage Santal Noble
    Parfum D'Habit
    Guet Apens
    Dunhill Blend 30
    Vintage Mitsouko

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    Default Re: Fragrances Worth The Hype?

    I agree with so many of the ones mentioned. Here are some others that are fairly unquestionable.....

    Tiffany for Men
    Vol de Nuit (even modern EDT)
    The numbered Chanels in multiple varieties
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    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    CHANEL Egoiste
    CREED Green Irish Tweed
    CREED Bois du Portugal
    Terre d`Hermès perfume

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    Aventus

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    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Bois des Iles

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    Chanel Egoiste and Antaeus, M7, Avignon, Messe de Minuit, Ambre Sultan, Old Spice, Le Male...All of them are exceptional fragrances

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    Quote Originally Posted by volley2 View Post
    Musc Ravageur
    No

    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    I agree about Musc Ravageur. I don't wear it that often, but I am growing more and more fond of it.
    No

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    Kouros!
    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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    Jaipur
    M7
    Opium
    Terre d`Hermès
    Cartier Roadster (although this one doesn´t seem to get a lot of love around here... lol)
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    "Vol de Nuit (even modern EDT)"

    Great call..it is a work of art

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    Default Re: Fragrances Worth The Hype?

    Quote Originally Posted by _Enigma_ View Post
    Jaipur
    M7
    Opium
    Terre d`Hermès
    Cartier Roadster (although this one doesn´t seem to get a lot of love around here... lol)
    Roadster ftw.

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    For me-

    Tenere
    Esencia Loewe
    Versace L'homme
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Dior Homme Intense
    Ricci Club pour homme (wish I could find the concentree)
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    Versace The Dreamer
    Great works are performed, not by strength, but by perseverance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trapper View Post
    Versace The Dreamer
    +1 how could I forget this one
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    L'Instant Extreme.
    Currently wearing: L'Occitan by L'Occitane

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    Default Re: Fragrances Worth The Hype?

    I like how posts become less relevant to the thread as the thread gets longer. People are just naming fragrances they like now instead of hyped ones that deserve the hype. Nothing wrong with that by the way I've just noticed it.

    JOOP! Homme is worth the hype by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin B Complex View Post
    I like how posts become less relevant to the thread as the thread gets longer. People are just naming fragrances they like now instead of hyped ones that deserve the hype. Nothing wrong with that by the way I've just noticed it.

    JOOP! Homme is worth the hype by the way.
    Which ones are you referring to?
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    Default Re: Fragrances Worth The Hype?

    A few, there's nothing wrong with it, I'm not moaning.

    Just that there are some I've never even heard of so how can they be worth the hype?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin B Complex View Post
    A few, there's nothing wrong with it, I'm not moaning.

    Just that there are some I've never even heard of so how can they be worth the hype?
    Some of these have been hyped heavily in the past (eg: Messe de Minuit), while others, like my suggestion of Bond's Swarovski Ltd Edition, is 'hyped' in the sense that numerous old-timers think it is the best oud based scent on the market.
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    +1 on Terre d'Hermes (pure parfum and edt), Encre Noir and AdP Colonia.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
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