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    http://perfumowyblog.files.wordpress...9/coriolan.jpg

    After so many years, I am still asking WHY no one appreciates this masterpiece

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    Anything by Carolina Herrera. Top quality stuff!

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    Anything I like and others don't.

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    Intimately Beckham Night
    For those about to stink, I salute you!

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    Roberto Cavalli man (2003).
    Fizzy lemon ginger top, lavender, beautiful myrrh, soft leather, musk.
    Last edited by Renaissance_Man; 28th November 2012 at 10:25 PM.

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    Handsome

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    I'd rather say the one I love much stronger than (seemingly) others is Aigner Black. A terrific scent.

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    I think Bvlgari Man is quite nice, and don't get the bad reviews and lack of respect it seems to have.
    Wife likes that one alot too. She chose it as best out of several men's colognes I asked her opinion on.

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    So many. I'll go with Le Male.
    Top ten

    1. Patou Pour Homme
    2. Patou Pour Homme Prive
    3. Portrait of a lady
    4. Jubilation XXV
    5. Cashmere Oud
    6. Tribute Attar
    7. Ambre 114
    8. Clive Christian No. 1
    9. Jardin d Amalfi
    10. Eau de Patou Pour Homme

  10. #190

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    My nose knows the truth, for me anyway.

    Overrated
    Most Tom Fords, especially Black Orchid
    Bond No. 9
    Most Mugler(except the original soap bomb)
    Cool Water
    D&G
    Fahrenheit
    Le Labo
    Salvador Dali ph
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  11. #191

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    F Absolute

    Jil Sander Absolute

  12. #192

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    Halston Man Amber


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    Thought about getting that one. What's the deal with it?
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    Have you ever tried Guess Seductive Blu? It's good as well.
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  14. #194

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    Someone already posted Balmain Carbone and I couldn't agree more

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    Davidoff Adventure. Generic it may be, but it just makes my nose happy!

  16. #196

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    Deauville Pour Homme by Michel Germain.

    A great fragrance that often can be found cheap, yet it gets almost no love on Basenotes.
    Top 5 for Winter:
    1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
    2) Back to Black - By Kilian
    3) M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
    4) Aventus - Creed
    5) John Varvatos Vintage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrè Moreau View Post
    http://perfumowyblog.files.wordpress...9/coriolan.jpg

    After so many years, I am still asking WHY no one appreciates this masterpiece
    I do
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    chanel egoiste vintage and a*men without doubt!
    My Top 3 Scent
    1 Aventus
    2 Dior homme intense (Vintage)
    3 L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme L'Eau Extrême

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducaticorse View Post
    chanel egoiste vintage
    Oh shit! Prepare to feel the righteous fury of legions of raging perfumistos! I actually prefer the modern version myself. Shields up!
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    Long time lurker, first time poster:

    I think it is a great reflection of these forums that a discussion like this can be had (ON THE INTERNETZ!!!) without a massive flame-war errupting! Bravo!

    That said, I think a lot of "over-rated" scents are actually just popular scents that become too familiar to the nose. Such as pleasant company that has stayed beyond their welcome.

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    Musc Ravageur

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    Terre d'Hermès...or really any Jean-Claude Ellena frag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymurasaki View Post
    Personally, Chanel No.5. There, I've said it. Gives me a headache, can't stand it and don't get what the fuss is all about. Don't hate me!
    I agree wholeheartedly. Thank you for your bravery. I think it smells like hand lotion, specifically one called Aquamarine. My mother used it back in the day.

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    Here, probably Pure Malt? Didn't it have its own extra section even, just for Pure Malt discussion, or was that something else? It's not a bad scent though but I'd consider it massively overrated. Perhaps Aventus too, but I have not tried it yet, it could be amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Here, probably Pure Malt? Didn't it have its own extra section even, just for Pure Malt discussion, or was that something else? It's not a bad scent though but I'd consider it massively overrated. Perhaps Aventus too, but I have not tried it yet, it could be amazing.
    Aventus is nice...but not so as to talk about it on every thread on every board every day every where....
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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Pointless thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy1985 View Post
    Pointless thread
    Why bump it then? It's almost a year old.
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    Pointless is as pointless does...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Possum-Pie View Post
    Pointless is as pointless does...

    One persons overrated is another persons underrated. Therefore its a pointless thread. As pointless as your comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Why bump it then? It's almost a year old.
    Im sure you noticed my join date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy1985 View Post
    Pointless thread
    You bumped a one year old thread just to say that you found the discussion not to you liking? You are not making a good first impression.
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    There is no cure for curiosity."
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    I can see that to a brand new member it might be a little confusing to see overrated and underrated conversations in the same thread. Maybe the word "pointless" didn't convey what was meant?

    It isn't always easy to strike a balance between not bumping an old thread and starting new threads when the subject has been recently discussed. Since there had been no activity to the thread in more than six months, another way to approach it might be to start a new thread in the Just Starting Out area, asking either what scents are over-rated or what scent are under-rated and linking to this older thread for reference, assuming your intent is to get that kind of information, and not to stir the pot.

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    It was pointless in the first place as the answer to anyone who isn't completely blinkered is Aventus.



    Time to lock the thread ?

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    I don't think it's pointless. It's interesting. Helpful? Maybe not that much.

    I do find some worthwhile insight here. Creed makes wonderful fragrances, but for me they do not last very long. I can't see spending so much on vaporware, especially Aventus. That's what I also found with Guerlain Corolian. Beautiful bottle and appealing combination of notes, but... after an hour it was gone.

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    Cool Water perhaps.
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    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by prodigy1985 View Post
    Im sure you noticed my join date.
    So n00b status is an adequate defense to necroposting for the sole purpose of a threadcrap (yes, internet lingo!)? It would seem more likely that it just exacerbates the frustration caused by such behavior.

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    Montale Black Aoud. Hate it.

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    Interlude Man by Amouage- highly unliked by me

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    wow i always heard that basenotes full of Creed fan crowd....guess not true

    my vote GIT and Aventus

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    def Le Male

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    It must be posted already but I'll jump in...

    The whole oud-line from By Kilian is really, really, really overrated and overpriced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLS View Post
    It must be posted already but I'll jump in...

    The whole oud-line from By Kilian is really, really, really overrated and overpriced.
    I agree... I smelled these and was not moved at all... Many Creeds are overrated also IMO!!!

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    +1

    I'm sure the original was spectacular (there's a reason why it's considered a classic) but the current one is a fail in my book.

    -Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by ladymurasaki View Post
    Personally, Chanel No.5. There, I've said it. Gives me a headache, can't stand it and don't get what the fuss is all about. Don't hate me!

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    stop whatever you're doing and book an appointment with an ENT! haha

    bleach? really? you lost me there.


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    Creed MI. Not sure what the fascination is about smelling like saltwater and bleach.

    And almost everything by Dior.

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    Bond No 9 New Haarlem
    TF Tobacco Vanille
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    Issey Miyake - L'eau D'Issey

    My worst blind buy for sure a few years back.

    Chanel - Platinum Egoiste and PR 1 Million are runner ups for me. PR 1 Million smells IDENTICAL to one of those black scented markers from when I was in elementary school 20-25 years ago.

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    Potpourri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjurroz View Post
    stop whatever you're doing and book an appointment with an ENT! haha

    bleach? really? you lost me there.


    -Jose
    LOL! I pretty much stand by my overrated feeling of MI (please understand there was a little hyperbole there in my analysis). However, I have no idea what I was thinking when I made the Dior comment... Maybe I was drunk or thinking about a different house, but put Dior for some reason. Love and own about 12 different bottles (and a dew backups!) from Dior. While I am coming around (a little) on MI, I am still not a fan by any stretch.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    10. Creed - Royal Oud

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    Knize 10. Cough.

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    About a year ago I said Green Irish Tweed was the most overrated fragrance ever, but I retract that statement.

    I bought a fresh bottle of it and it's completely different than what I had previously experienced. It's become one of my favorites.


    However, I still hold firm to my claim that La Nuit de L'Homme is extremely overrated. For whatever reason, I can't come around on it despite trying several times.

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    Reigning supreme king of the overrated, that title is reserved for the emperors new scent Aventus.
    Others which I find overrated (although some I still own and enjoy):

    Pure Malt
    Millisime Imperial
    Green Irish Tweed
    Royal Oud
    Tuscan Leather
    Tobacco Vanille
    Dior Homme Intense

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