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    Default The best "Run of the mill" fragrance ?

    So I'm sure most of the frag heads out there have heard the phrase "run of the mill" when referring to a fragrance that just resembles most of the other fragrances out there, and doesn't really stand out as something amazingly special.

    My question is, in your opinion what do you think is the best run of the mill fragrance ?
    I'll kick things off and say Chanel Allure Homme Sport. It isn't amazing, but in comparison to the fragrances which are in the same genre, I think it is top of the range.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    YSL L'homme

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    Armani Mania often gets overshadowed by Code, but it is a great fragrance. Kenneth Cole Reaction is light, but there is something about it that brings me back.

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    Rochas Man stands out for me as a good affordable run of the mill frag.
    Currently wearing: Eau de Santal by Floris

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    Another one I thought of is Curve by Liz Claiborne, maybe even Perry Ellis 360 Red.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    Default Re: The best "Run of the mill" fragrance ?

    Guerlain Homme

    or Bleu de Chanel

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    I would have to say Kenneth Cole Black and Kenneth Cole Reaction both go to the top of my "run of the mill" list. I love both of these. I also very much enjoy OPs choice of Chanel Allure Homme Sport. It is a great refreshing long lasting summer fragrance.
    Current Fall Favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    3. Brückner - Aoud 1
    4. Creed - Aventus
    5. Dior - Vetiver
    6. Armani Privè - Cedre Olympe
    7. Ermenegildo Zegna - Haitian Vetiver
    8. Ermenegildo Zegna - Javanese Patchouli
    9. AJ Arabia - I
    10. Les Nez - Turtle Vetiver Back

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    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Black Touch by Franck Olivier

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    Another vote for YSL L'Homme

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    Bulgari Aqua

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Rochas Man stands out for me as a good affordable run of the mill frag.
    I'd agree with this and Chanel Allure Homme Sport
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Chanel Bleu or ADG

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    I'll throw Polo Double Black out there!

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    Default Re: The best "Run of the mill" fragrance ?

    Quote Originally Posted by inc0gnito View Post
    Another one I thought of is Curve by Liz Claiborne, maybe even Perry Ellis 360 Red.
    That stuff is ridiculous! $15 a bottle at Ross and holy cow does it fetch compliments. And since it's over a decade past its heyday, I never smell it on anyone anymore. I own lots of scents I prefer (GphII, Aventus, Bv Black, etc) but nothing brings me compliments from women like Curve. Only Liz Claiborne could create a scent that performs SO well yet ends up in the bargain bin. Idiots.

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    I wonder what Run Of The Mill means here? Some of the scents above are excellent. AdG gets hated on here because it's popular, and I know it's not supposedly cool to admit that a popular scent can be excellent, but AdG really is.
    Current Favorites:
    Petit Matin
    Oud Wood
    Endymion
    Dior Homme
    Grey Vetiver
    Fahrenheit
    Royal Oud
    Interlude Man
    Hanae Mori HM
    Pomelo Paradis
    Original Vetiver
    Reflection Man
    1725 Casanova
    Aqua Universalis
    Tom Ford Extreme
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Millesime Imperial

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    Aqua Quorum for sure!

    It has "copied" a little from Cool Water, Eternity and Polo Sport but lasts longer than those three, is 3x cheaper than all of those and smells great imo!
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Paco Rabanne pour homme (vtg)
    - Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Ferrari: Essence Oud Edp
    - Dior: Fahrenheit (vtg)
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraîcheur)
    - Mancera: Cedrat Boise
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Knize Ten

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    I'll throw Polo Double Black out there!
    Since PDB never gets much love, I'll give it a +1 as I still like it.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    hugo by hugo boss is my favorite run of the mill fragrance

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    L'Homme is definitely one. It smells excellent, but in all honesty, it's just another "go to" fragrance.

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    Default Re: The best "Run of the mill" fragrance ?

    "Best" and "run of the mill" to me don't go hand and hand. Something that is generic and does not distinguish itself is hardly deserving of "best." So my answer is "none."
    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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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