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    Question Underrated...

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    What do you think is underrated?

    For me, it's Cravache by Robert Piguet.

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    a few underrated fragrances/lines...

    Divine
    Calè Fragranze D'Autore
    Etat Libre D'Orange
    Cuir Pleine Fleur
    Carthusia 1681
    Lauder For Men
    Parfumerie Generale


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    Agreed on Carthusia. Beautiful, stunning fragrance.

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    34 Boulevard Saint Germain
    Cravache
    The whole Grossmith line

    for swap/sale:





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    IMO M Micallef

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    IMO M Micallef
    Which ones?


    I think Cuba by Czech & Speake is massively underrated.

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    L'homme Sage

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    Some of my underrated favorites (mass-market, designer and niche not differentiated/separated) are:

    YSL pour Homme
    Versace l'Homme
    Face a Face by Faconnable
    Chevignon Brand
    Joint by Roccobarocco
    La Martina Hombre
    Francesco Smalto pour Homme
    Aramis Tuscany
    Sandalwood by Crabtree&Evelyn
    Carthusia Uomo
    Jaguar for Men
    Knize Forest

    ... and many more

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    Quote Originally Posted by housecatmeow View Post
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    What do you think is underrated?

    For me, it's Cravache by Robert Piguet.
    Hmm - I don't think it makes sense to declare a fragrance underrated. An overrating is easy to flesh out. For instance the LUTENS line has become overrated alone by being too proliferate. The frequency by which new scents are sort of "generated" is a contradiction to the lines image to be idealistic / elite / artisan / artistic. CREED is as mainstream as Disney with obviously literally exclusive prices - which eager persons wish to circumvent, only to find themselves disapointed eventually - and not so much more.

    When it comes to underrating You most probably will find a much longer list of fragrances. Everyone will have a scent that appeals to her for very personal reasons. This will give rise to the idea it should be more respected by others. I easily could name a few.

    For instance Givenchy - Insense (not ultramarine): marvelous for technical perfection and too because it fits a certain desire. To result in a gentle alloy with male body odor makes it just a very pleasant accessory. I do rate it way above any (literally) "niche".
    Alas, in consequence of me hyping it prices in Europe exploded in the last months, but I've stacked up before 8-]
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    Eau d'Ikar

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    Bleu de Chanel.
    It gets bashed a lot here, but people don't judge it for what it is.

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    The Bulgaria house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PradaG View Post
    The Bulgaria house.
    lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildThingy View Post
    Hmm - I don't think it makes sense to declare a fragrance underrated.
    I think it does, technically, you can declare pretty much anything underrated. I can see where you're coming from, though. The idea of this thread is to let people express the fragrances that many have disliked or ignored and say that they actually like a fragrance that others do not. Sure, the list will be longer and at least one person will feel that every single generally disliked fragrance is good and in contrast more people will say a fragrance that is generally liked isn't very good, but does this make considering something to be overrated nonsensical?

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    Jacques Bogart - Bogart Pour Homme
    Giorgio Armani - Emporio Armani He
    Caron - The Third Man
    Lorenzo Villoresi - Piper Nigrum
    Penhaligon's - Malabah
    Czech & Speake - No.88

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    From designers, Burberry Brit. People are quick to name London as one of Burberry's best fragrances and rightly so but Brit is a quality, addictive scent too. Forever in it's little brother London's shadow imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vitamin B Complex View Post
    From designers, Burberry Brit. People are quick to name London as one of Burberry's best fragrances and rightly so but Brit is a quality, addictive scent too. Forever in it's little brother London's shadow imo.
    +1 ... I actually enjoy Brit more than London. Very nice scent that doesn't get brought up much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    +1 ... I actually enjoy Brit more than London. Very nice scent that doesn't get brought up much.
    I like Brit too, but I can't wear it without people telling me that I smell like their dad/an old man .

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    Bulgari Blu seems to be widely considered bland, boring, cloying, meh, etc.
    I consider this to be a sad underestimation of a unique,clean and fresh scent.

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    Taken into account prices, a few houses:
    Diptyque
    Carthusia
    L'Artisan

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    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger, IMO, is underrated. It's a nice safe citrus scent for an affordable price.

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    Oooh, I love the love that Brit is getting in here! That was my first Burberry. I seldom ever wear it, but I use to love that stuff. I will wear it tommorow! lol

    Onto my list:
    Divine L'homme Sage
    M. Micallef Note Vanille
    Serge Lutens 5 o'clock Au Gingembre
    Cartier Declaration Cologne
    Cristiano Fisssore Cashmere for Men
    Last edited by Larwiz; 8th January 2012 at 06:57 PM. Reason: typo

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    Oh, I forgot: Creed Royal Water. Greatly underrated.

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    Cerruti Pour Homme
    Boss in motion black
    Lancome Hypnose homme
    Givenchy Pi Neo
    Versace Pour Homme
    Hugo Dark Blue
    Azzaro Silver Black
    Givenchy Very Irresistible for men
    Carolina Herrera Chic for men
    Cerruti 1881 Black

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    Burberry Touch.....great all around scent that I have never seen mentioned here
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    For instance Givenchy - Insense (not ultramarine): marvelous for technical perfection and too because it fits a certain desire. To result in a gentle alloy with male body odor makes it just a very pleasant accessory. I do rate it way above any (literally) "niche".
    Alas, in consequence of me hyping it prices in Europe exploded in the last months, but I've stacked up before.

    Agreed on Insense, Wildthingy. I like the way you phrase it. Glad I've stocked up as well. Also, perfect characterization of Creed! Might have to quote you.
    jtd

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtd View Post
    For instance Givenchy - Insense (not ultramarine): marvelous for technical perfection and too because it fits a certain desire. To result in a gentle alloy with male body odor makes it just a very pleasant accessory.
    Completely agree.


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    Prada Infusion D'Homme is criminally overshadowed by Amber, which I actually dislike.

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    Definitely agree about Brit. I've been reaching for this more than Burberry London recently.

    Most underrated I can think of is Paul Smith London, a really dense fragrance with lovely brandy and coconut notes.

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    Just sampled Wall Street by Bond no. 9. It's truly fantastic. Very underrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yiyi4real View Post
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    agree ... a wonderful fragrance by Divine ...

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    Cravache + 2
    Others I thought about immediately were Brin de Réglisse, Vetiver 46, and Russian Caravan Tea

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    Quote Originally Posted by moore View Post
    Burberry Touch; 212 Men; 212 Sexy Men; CH Men; Clinique Happy Men; L'Eau Par Kenzo; Fleur du Male; Roadster; Voyage D'Hermès; Emporio Armani He; Armani Mania Men; L'Instant PH EDT; Kenzo Power; Bvlgari male's line; Opium PH; Eau de Cartier; Eau de Campagne (and all Sisley house); ...
    I think many from your list are very well valued here!.... specially Opium ph.
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    the whole Czech & Speake line. Many of them share a similar lovely lavander/floral smell as signature.
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackened View Post
    the whole Czech & Speake line. Many of them share a similar lovely lavander/floral smell as signature.
    I certainly agree with this.

    For me one I have been enjoying a lot recently is Chanel Cuir de Russie (Les Exclusifs edt). When best leather fragrance discussions get started CdR always does really well. But I still think that it is very underrated overall. More people should have a bottle of this.

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    I've just discovered smell bent and I'm totally amazed by them. Really fantastic scents - even the ones that I wouldn't wear are interesting to smell!
    They don't smell homemade like some niche brands, and they don't have that 'modern' chemical-y smell a lot of new-ish designer scents have.
    High art and high quality at low prices, created by a Basenoter!
    I'm REALLY surprised they don't get more forum space around here...

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