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  1. #121

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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

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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.

  8. #128

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    By far and away Knize ten.

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

  10. #130

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

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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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.

  12. #132

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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...

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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"

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  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.
    "Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam

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  16. #136

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    Imperial Millesime
    Dior Leather Oud
    TF Tuscan Leather
    Knize Ten
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    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. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

  17. #137

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    Terre d'Hermes and Egoiste.

  18. #138

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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

    6)
    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

  23. #143

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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

  28. #148

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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.
    Regards,
    Renato

  29. #149

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    +5 or whatever on Knize 10. I'll add DHI, Rive Gauche and Guerlain Vetiver
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
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    Creed Aventus

  31. #151

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    Creed- Aventus by faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

  32. #152

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    Aventus (should I say AVONtus)
    Cool Water
    AdG
    Le Male
    Any Bond No 9
    Opium for men
    And the king of overrated: A*men
    Last edited by PerfumeCollector; 3rd October 2012 at 02:50 PM.
    Perfume lovers of the world UNITE!!!!!

  33. #153

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    Puredistance M
    All By Kilian
    DHI
    Black Aoud
    Musc Ravageur
    Millesime Imperiale
    All Le Labo
    All Bond No 9




    To be honest, a lot of expensive niche fragrances. It's simple human psychology. People save up and splash a huge sum on an expensive bottle and then try to hype it as much as possible to garner more interest to justify the amount they spent (hoping also that more and more people want to get that fragrance but can't owing to availability and/or price).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I agree with your thoughts on Aqua di Gio
    at least someone understands what I mean, sorry AdG lovers

  35. #155

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    Fahrenheit by Dior. Can we say 'gasoline'????

  36. #156

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    ACQUA DI GIO and
    TERRE D' HERMES

  37. #157

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    Know: ADG.
    Own: none really, I never bought a scent just because it was overrated.

  38. #158

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    1 aventus
    2 aqua di gio
    3 a*man

  39. #159

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannotavoidtrite View Post
    Terre d'Hermes and Egoiste.

    THIS!!! and add La Nuit De L'Homme and the original version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Know: ADG.
    Own: none really, I never bought a scent just because it was overrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    All of my Avon fragrances.
    lol
    Want to trade - Tom Ford Extreme for Windsor, Amber Absolute, Aventus x02....
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/394...82#post3308582

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    Millesime Imperial, Original Santal, Green Irish Tweed
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    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.
    Very well said. ADG is severely looked down upon on this board, but is adored in the real world.
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    4. Febreze Pour Homme
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    Acqua Di Gio
    Cool Water
    D & G pH

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    Frederic Malle - Musc Ravageur
    Any of Bond No 9
    Creed - Aventus
    YSL - L'Homme/La Nuit de l'Homme

  45. #165

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    Know:
    Aventus..the wood note is nice but it's light and pineapple juice? Don't get it.
    Pure anything by Mugler and A*men
    Spicebomb
    ADG(outside BN) too many guys where this and I don't know why.
    D&G anything..again probably outside BN..don't get the whole line.
    Fahrenheit..pepper spray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    This is just another list of "stuff you dont like that a lot of other people like"
    At least, like I've said before,....your opinion counts!

  47. #167

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    Quote Originally Posted by justiceanthony View Post
    at least someone understands what I mean, sorry AdG lovers
    Yes, I find ADG kind of watery - like someone splashed water on me.

    I'm far more fond of Halston Unbound - it's like someone splashed flavoured water on me.
    Regards,
    Renato

  48. #168

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    Acqua di Parma Colonia. Yes, the rose is rather nice, but...ugh, that musk in the base! It is not a classic composition so much as the silhouette of one.

  49. #169

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    Black Afgano
    La Nuit
    Musc Ravageur

    Sorry but I still love Aventus.

  50. #170

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    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.

    My main problem with it is that it is boring compared to others of a similar idea. The fact that it sells so much, gets so much praise, ect while I don't particularly care for it is the definition of overrated.

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    Dior Homme Sport and Chanel's Allure Homme Sport.

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    Aventus +1

  53. #173

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    Originally Posted by forfreddie
    Ambre Sultan and Ambre Precieux - whilst they're not the most talked about - they are two of the most overrated amber's. I don't enjoy either.
    I can completely agree.

    I could live in that skanky amber cacoon that ambre sultan envelopes me in. I think serge lutens and sheldrake are amazing. Best perfume line that I have encountered in my short niche history. Like everyone else.....aventus, but I also don't think l artisan is all that. I've sampled nearly their whole line and haven't been interested in anything.....maybe patchouli patch. Everything duchefour make he puts cinnamon in or at least that's what it smells like to me. I just don't get the l'artisan hype.
    Last edited by elevation; 6th October 2012 at 05:42 AM.

  54. #174

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    Eau des Beaux
    Le Male
    Most Bonds
    Most Creeds
    Pure Havane
    Musc Ravageur


    But I love Egoiste!

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    Frank No.2
    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

  56. #176

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    Bang by Marc Jacobs. Remains a favourite despite my general shift towards niche fragrances.

  57. #177

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    For me, Acqua di Parma's Essenza Colonia doesn't get the hype it deserves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    For me, Acqua di Parma's Essenza Colonia doesn't get the hype it deserves.
    I agree. Definitely the one in the main AdP line that seems to get little love, but I place it right up there with the best the line has.
    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

    6)
    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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    Guerlain Bois D'Armenie

    where are the loves for this????
    AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I agree. Definitely the one in the main AdP line that seems to get little love, but I place it right up there with the best the line has.
    ...and a compliment getter I might add too! Some family members rave about when I'm going to wear this one again!!

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