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    Default What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    This one easily rushes to my mind. Nice bottle though...

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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Cool Water perhaps.

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    Creed Aventus, Creed GIT, Creed...
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    A*Men


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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Seem as my first reply appears lost in cyber space I will say it again:
    Fully agree with the previous comments though I think in Creed's case it is more down to the exhorbitant pricing and the fact that Aventus somehow has it's own permanent thread on basenotes. Cool Water though is simply a dismal fragrance for me and I second the vote for A Men, and would also throw in Play intense as another almost unwearable mess, even though I quite liked the original play as far as generic youngster's frags go.

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    I guess you mean among the BN crowd because most people don't even know about Creed. I don't think GIT is over-rated, but rather that a lot of people like it, and like to talk about it (especially a few years ago). Plenty of BNers think Cool Water is nearly or just as good so that's clearly not a case of over-rating! LOL. Aventus is more of an over-rated frag, IMO, though I'm not suggesting it isn't at least rotation-worthy (certain batches in particular). Musc Ravageur, to me, is way up there in the over-rated department, but that may be because I don't get much more than a simple amber frag out of it. Another one is Eau des Baux, which has a really mediocre base, at best. The award should probably go the A*Men flankers, though, not that they are bad but that they get so much hype, aren't that cheap, and aren't particularly anything (meaning that they aren't complex, the ingredient quality is okay at best, the dynamism is sub par, etc.).

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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Aventus, thread over.

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    +1 Aventus

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    Easy one. Dior Homme/Intense. Sickly, cloying, feminine, synthetic, ugly mass market mess. The later dry down smells like a cheap talcum powder. I never met anyone in real life who it didn't repulse. Guaranteed to bring a smile to my face every time i see yet another daily thread trying to talk this stinker up.

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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    [QUOTE=Tropics;2702228]Easy one. Dior Homme/Intense. I never met anyone in real life who it didn't repulse.

    Honestly?
    Not one ?

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    Aventus +1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    would also throw in Play intense as another almost unwearable mess
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    Honestly?
    Not one ?
    Indeed. I was suckered into the hype but soon stopped kidding myself that it would be ok to wear after too many negative comments. The reformulation is just as lousy.

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    I am the lead Creed-basher on BN. I must explain though. My first purchase of any "Niche" frag. was a GIT sample. To my untrained nose, it was Cool Water. head-to-head comparing them, I liked GIT better...BUT...Upon seeing the price, I was outraged that there was over $100 difference for only a small perceived difference. I then Bought Aventus, which I detested. My biggest beef is for the price, Creed should have some longevity. I own $180 bottles of juice, but without fail, they all last at least 8hrs, (Bn9 NY Amber and all my Montales last over 12hrs). I HEAR people say "I don't care if my frag doesn't last all day, but why would anyone want to pay $$$ for something they can't smell 4hrs later? To be fair, I guess I will buy a Creed sample pack of frags I haven't tried yet...
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    Fahrenheit is another highly overrated frag. Common as muck and makes me gag.

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    most creeds and most muglers (havane, malt, etc)..

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    Shiseido Nombre Noir

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    +1 T. Mugler A*Men Flankers.

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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tropics View Post
    Fahrenheit is another highly overrated frag. Common as muck and makes me gag.
    Fahrenheit? In my humble opinion, Fahrenheit is a work of art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Fahrenheit? In my humble opinion, Fahrenheit is a work of art.
    LOL, gasoline/petrol in a spray bottle!
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    F****ing A*Men Pure Malt.

    Makes me gag, and is an offense to whisky. Worn by whiners who can't wait for the next reissue, because it's SO RARE that it reeks all over the cheap frag stores.

    A pox on your head!

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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Another vote for Aventus
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    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)
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    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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    Aventus.

    Its good, very good in fact for its respective genre. But its overrated on BN. Its not that good.
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    Dior Homme and its merry little flankers
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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    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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    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!
    No hate -- just agreement. I would go further and say the whole House is overrated -- perfume wise anyway. Join our Chanel Hate Gang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    No hate -- just agreement. I would go further and say the whole House is overrated -- perfume wise anyway. Join our Chanel Hate Gang.
    I don't hate Chanel, but I do think it's overrated. The only one that I really enjoy is Cuir de Russie. That's it!
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    IMO Fords (of those I've smelled) although I liked Tuscan Leather.
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    Default Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    So it seems 'overrated' =

    'very popular' but undeservedly so

    'I never get it but many others do'

    ' 1st class passenger on the hype train'



    Just what exactly is the objective criteria?

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