Anything by Carolina Herrera. Top quality stuff!
After so many years, I am still asking WHY no one appreciates this masterpiece
Anything by Carolina Herrera. Top quality stuff!
Anything I like and others don't.
Intimately Beckham Night
For those about to stink, I salute you!
Roberto Cavalli man (2003).
Fizzy lemon ginger top, lavender, beautiful myrrh, soft leather, musk.
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I'd rather say the one I love much stronger than (seemingly) others is Aigner Black. A terrific scent.
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.
So many. I'll go with Le Male.
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
My nose knows the truth, for me anyway.
Most Tom Fords, especially Black Orchid
Bond No. 9
Most Mugler(except the original soap bomb)
Salvador Dali ph
An old Panto joke for you.
Lord:I hear that eggs are going up again.
Dame:That'll surprise a few chickens.
Jil Sander Absolute
Halston Man Amber
Someone already posted Balmain Carbone and I couldn't agree more
Davidoff Adventure. Generic it may be, but it just makes my nose happy!
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) Musk Oud - By Kilian
2) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
3) Back to Black - By Kilian
4) Encre Noire - Lalique
5) M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."
chanel egoiste vintage and a*men without doubt!
My Top 3 Scent
2 Dior homme intense (Vintage)
3 L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme L'Eau Extrême
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.
Terre d'Hermès...or really any Jean-Claude Ellena frag.
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.
Pointless is as pointless does...
For Sale: VINTAGE Montales
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.
It was pointless in the first place as the answer to anyone who isn't completely blinkered is Aventus.
Time to lock the thread ?
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.
Montale Black Aoud. Hate it.
Interlude Man by Amouage- highly unliked by me
wow i always heard that basenotes full of Creed fan crowd....guess not true
my vote GIT and Aventus
def Le Male
It must be posted already but I'll jump in...
The whole oud-line from By Kilian is really, really, really overrated and overpriced.
Bond No 9 New Haarlem
TF Tobacco Vanille
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- Benjamin Franklin
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.
1. Creed - Spice & Wood
2. Creed - Aventus
3. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
5. Puredistance - Black
6. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
8. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
9. Creed - Royal English Leather
10. Brückner - Aoud 1
Knize 10. Cough.
“Accept His Noodly Magnificence into your heart and ye shall forever be free.” Ragu
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.
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):
Green Irish Tweed
Dior Homme Intense