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    I find extremely wierd that some groups, ethnics, cultures or nationalities have specific perceptions.
    For example, around here Jules, Kouros and Yatagan are usually found sweaty, urinous, unwashed, etc etc etc.
    I love them but not due to their dirty profile. For me they smell absolutely INOFENSIVE. Wonderful, fresh, complex, barbershop-y, strong, or whatever. But NEVER dirty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    I find extremely wierd that some groups, ethnics, cultures or nationalities have specific perceptions.
    For example, around here Jules, Kouros and Yatagan are usually found sweaty, urinous, unwashed, etc etc etc.
    I love them but not due to their dirty profile. For me they smell absolutely INOFENSIVE. Wonderful, fresh, complex, barbershop-y, strong, or whatever. But NEVER dirty.
    I still try to 'educate'/train my nose to appreciate the wet wild wolfy celery campfire smell of my 125 ml flask of Yatagan....... So you find Yatagan fresh & barber shop like in scent ?!?
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    1 Million has taken one hell of a kicking, but I actually think it's OK.

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    Wouldn't say it's my favorite, but I think Un Jardin Apres La Mousson is better than people make it out to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtruck260 View Post
    Dunhill Fresh - I don't get it. I live in the Midwest US and it gets compliments by men and women on a daily basis in the Spring - when I wear it on almost a daily basis. Someone here said it smells like 'new shoes'...which I really can't argue with. It's different, but I like it - and apparently so do my co-workers, clients and especially the wife. To each his/her own I guess...
    New shoes??? Lol I don't get that from Fresh.

    I get watermelon and pepper...lol go figure.

    It is a very slept on fragrance imo. Fresh is a good word for it. I enjoy it as well and it has given me compliments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHSeifert View Post
    I still try to 'educate'/train my nose to appreciate the wet wild wolfy celery campfire smell of my 125 ml flask of Yatagan....... So you find Yatagan fresh & barber shop like in scent ?!?
    I find it manly but kinda soft. I think it has a similar vibe to Z-14 but with celery and more woods...but lovely and easy to wear.

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    +1 Kouros, Grey Flannel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randall Flagg View Post
    1 Million has taken one hell of a kicking, but I actually think it's OK.
    Maybe, but that god awful bottle really puts me off. Way too much bling.
    Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains. - Karl Marx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    +1...
    I suspect most people's problem with AdG is it's popularity with the public rather than the smell.
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    the dreamer and bvlgari extreme...who cares???
    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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    Aqua Fahrenheit maybe.

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    Probably Jicky: "dirty diapers, vanilla room spray, and lavender"

    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    Wouldn't say it's my favorite, but I think Un Jardin Apres La Mousson is better than people make it out to be
    They only say that stuff because Turin didn't like it

    Quote Originally Posted by Halo View Post
    I find it [Yatagan] manly but kinda soft. I think it has a similar vibe to Z-14 but with celery and more woods...but lovely and easy to wear.
    I get the connection there too! Which is not a surprise since they were created by the same perfumer, the ever-enigmatic Vince Marcello.

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    Probably A*Men and Dior Homme Intense (those that do hate it hate it bad it seems)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    Probably Jicky: "dirty diapers, vanilla room spray, and lavender"



    They only say that stuff because Turin didn't like it



    I get the connection there too! Which is not a surprise since they were created by the same perfumer, the ever-enigmatic Vince Marcello.
    Have you guys read my post about Vincent Marcello and the link between Yatagan and Z-14?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/295...ncent-Marcello

    He also made Estee Lauder Private Collection, another positively perfect fragrance that I wear quite often.
    My Top Ten:

    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    +1 L'Eau D'Issey,
    Joop!

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    Chrome is a favourite of mine that is regularly trashed.

    Trashers come at scents from a number of different angles -
    If it's not niche it's trash.
    If it doesn't resemble a masterful women's scent it's trash.
    If it's synthetic it's trash.
    If it's perceived as generic it's trashed.
    If the odor can be detected by other people two feet away, then it's trash and vulgar.
    And in the case of Chrome, if it keeps you smelling out-of-the shower-fresh all day long, without conking out no matter how hot it is, it doesn't matter, it's still trash.

    In my case, the only scents I've ever trashed are Secretions Magnifique, because it literally made me nauseous and to a lesser extent, the old version of Quorum. There are plenty of scents I don't like much, but I know someone likes them or may like them.
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    For me,
    -Burberry Sport (gets no love here, but it's probably my favorite sport fragrance).
    -1 Million (my favorite winter scent, designer or niche. Just perfect)
    -Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport (lots of people complain about it being too lemony/citrusy, but I still think it's the best one in the Allure lineup, and my favorite Chanel overall).
    -Serge Luten's Rousse (yeah, it does smell like red hot cinnamon candy and holiday potpourri, but what's wrong with that? Lol!)
    Currently wearing: AB Spirit Silver by Lomani

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    l'Eau d'Issey
    l'Homme YSL
    Kouros

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    +1 Aqua Fahrenheit.
    +1 Burberry Touch.

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    Venezia Uomo

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    My favourite review of a fragrance I enjoy
    Boss No 1
    I wanted a second shot at this one, as I don't believe I was sufficiently adamant the first time round' You might as well sprinkle yourself with warm hog piss, as you'd get the same effect. I present to you that there be a good chance that this substance was brewed in the very depths of hell. Thank You and Good Day.

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    A*men

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    Anything Nautica, especially Blue. A lot of people really despise tjis one but I actually enjoy it.

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    Bond no. 9 which I love get hammered but doesn't curb my enthusiasm
    My current obsessions for now
    Oud Wood , Noir de Noir , DHI , Mugler Cologne , Bond No.9 Bleeker St. ,
    Ramone Monegal Agar Musk & Umbra , Chanel Coromondel ,

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    +1 for Aqua Di Gio.

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    Kouros, Jicky and Muscs Koublai Khan


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    I do understand the hate for Bleu de Chanel. I think it smells great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeightseven View Post
    I do understand the hate for Bleu de Chanel. I think it smells great.
    This i dont get....bleu de chanel is absolutely amazing dont know some people can hate it.....i think it fits right in with the other chanel line in quality and in uniqueness

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    This ties in with my recent comment on another thread...make a list of "greatest ever" and "worst ever"...
    Surprise! The two lists are mostly the same fragrances!

    Or to put it another way: most of us here may think that Acqua di Gio sucks, but it didn't become a worldwide smash success because everybody hates it.

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    The Dreamer

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