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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    La Nuit De L'Homme by Yves Saint Laurent is too saccharine and teeters on the feminine side.
    And, to make matters worst, it is a humdrum composition, at best.

    Funny thing about La Nuit De L'Homme is if you look at its reviews on Fragrantica, it is probably the highest rated fragrance with such an enormous amount of reviews (over 1500 people have rated it). So it's tremendously successful. Personally, I never cared for it, and I'm wondering if I should revisit it given all the great ratings.

  2. #122

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    Tea for Two, not really my thing
    CURRENT TOP 5

    1. Dior Homme Intense
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Tom Ford Extreme
    4. Gucci Pour Homme II
    5. Terre d'Hermes

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    Tuscan Leather

  4. #124

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    I agree with YSL La Nuit De L'Homme. I bought a bottle based on the hype and hated it. It just smells so synthetic to me. Never buying a fragrance based on hype ever again.

  5. #125

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    +1 on The Dream. Nothing unique about it; opening is terrible, dry down is only decent.

  6. #126

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    Creed Millesime Imperial - I'm afraid I just really don't get it...at all

  7. #127

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    GIT. But then again, so is Cool Water.

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    By far and away Knize ten.

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    Puredistance M. Ok it is good. But not THAT good.

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    -The Dreamer (current version) +1
    - Egoiste +1
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Revillon R
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Acqua di Parma: Colonia Intensa /Leather/Oud
    - Knize Ten
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Dior: Aqua Fahrenheit

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    Diamondflame, you are absolutely right. I just happened to get a sniff at Puredistance M today, in NYC. It is good, but nothing that I would go out of my way to purchase and let alone, pay an enormous amount for. It is truly overrated big time.

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    one million. aqua di gio. bought these sorta before my "basenote days". but to the person that said pure malt, i just bought it haha. and i love the dreamer. another mans trash...

  13. #133

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    Pour Monsieur and Antaeus are both grossly overrated on here. They smell dated and just plain bad to me.
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

  14. #134

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    Quote Originally Posted by justiceanthony View Post
    I sometimes wonder why AdG is sooo highly regarded.....to me it's a fragrance that basically does nothing for me.

    Wow. There's nothing overrated about AdG. It isn't the sort of bold and exciting scent that will thrill the experienced noses of basenotes, but it is among the highest regarded scents for men among women in the real world. I will gladly tip my hat to any perfumer who can accomplish that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    Funny thing about La Nuit De L'Homme is if you look at its reviews on Fragrantica, it is probably the highest rated fragrance with such an enormous amount of reviews (over 1500 people have rated it). So it's tremendously successful. Personally, I never cared for it, and I'm wondering if I should revisit it given all the great ratings.
    I've been having that thought too.

    I can't really add anything that I think is overrated, because really, that'd just be me saying I don't like it. I don't like Egoiste, but that doesn't mean it's overrated. It just means I don't enjoy it.
    I have a 100ml Gucci Pour Homme 2003 that I'll swap for Reflection Man or De Bachmakov. PM me if interested.

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    Imperial Millesime
    Dior Leather Oud
    TF Tuscan Leather
    Knize Ten
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Creed - Original Cologne
    10. Clive Christian - 1872 for Men

  17. #137

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    Terre d'Hermes and Egoiste.

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    Le male.. I just don't see how I can get past the heavy mint, insane projection and synthetic vanilla.

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    The "usual suspects" of Aventus, DHI and Egoiste that have all already been mentioned... I'll add YSL L'Homme and L'Eau d'Issey pour Homme
    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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    Knize Ten.

  22. #142

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    Dior Leather Oud

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    Quote Originally Posted by crvn View Post
    DHI and Aventus.

    There I said it. /thread
    Agree. I'm also adding La Nuit de l'homme and Jazz/Live Jazz, Creed GIT

  24. #144

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    Aventus

  25. #145

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    DHI. One spray of that will ruin your day. Ghastly frag, truly ghastly.

  26. #146

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    Aventus, was so glad to obtain 10ml decant. Now I am just puzzled. Yet I love BdP.

  27. #147

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    Knize Ten, Yatagan and Musc Ravageur

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    I agree with your thoughts on Aqua di Gio, and would add Bois du Portugal, Millesime Imperial and Mugler's Cologne.

    Addidas Victory League has more presence than any of them.
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  29. #149

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    +5 or whatever on Knize 10. I'll add DHI, Rive Gauche and Guerlain Vetiver
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    Creed Aventus

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