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    I've gotten this sample from FragranceNet at least 3 times. I should check to see if there is anywhere I can write a note to the seller with my payment suggesting any sample other than this one.

    It starts out as a Creed GIT/MI-like clone, which isn't bad. Then it transitions to an herbal-green 212-like clone. The inconsistency is something that I don't like. I can imagine thousands of people sampling this at the store and buying it only to come home 3 hours later and be tricked. This fragrance isn't bad smelling, but there just hundreds of better options on the market, so why would I choose this one? It gets zero points for originality. And it's a bit pricey for what if offers. If this were $30 for a medium size, I'd be tempted to pick it up (but I probably wouldn't wear it much). Over 60, definitely not.

    This isn't a bad fragrance, but the main problem is that it is NOT exceptional.

    My rating. Probably a 5. It would be very lucky to get a 6.

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    Here it gets: 1 Positive Reviews • 12 Neutral Reviews • 11 Negative Reviews

    ...seems to me they try to get rid of this...?

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    I believe the thread title IS the name of the fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    Here it gets: 1 Positive Reviews • 12 Neutral Reviews • 11 Negative Reviews

    ...seems to me they try to get rid of this...?
    Haha. Maybe. Or there is a financial partnership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwcaldwell View Post
    I believe the thread title IS the name of the fragrance.

    Best regards,
    Don
    ...so I understood already, but thanks anyway...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ...so I understood already, but thanks anyway...!
    No problem. They don't call me Captain Obvious for nothin'!

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    I always hurled this in the trash with every purchase I made from Fragrancenet.

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    My local Goodwill and Salvation Army turned me away for donating those vials because they said it ain't Exceptional....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwcaldwell View Post
    No problem. They don't call me Captain Obvious for nothin'!
    Lol! Is this thread about Exceptionnel by Mont Blanc?

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    If all BN'ers put these samples together we would have enough for several barrels of this crap...I don't even like to give them away anymore. I'm just waiting for someone to get mad because I GAVE them one...lol

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    The jus just might be as bad as the name.
    Simplex Sigillum Veri

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I always hurled this in the trash with every purchase I made from Fragrancenet.
    Me too. Maddeningly UNexceptional.

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    They really could not pick a more inappropriate name for this bland and generic tripe. I too chucked it.
    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)
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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)
    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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    It's probably my favorite in my rotation right now. I don't see the big deal. Smells good!

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    Default Re: Exceptional for men (because you are)

    Got a sample vial of this today with my order from FragranceNet. I put some on my wrist right away, sniffed it, turned to my wife and said "This stuff is as generic as they come."

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    It's another one of those fragrance that I would purchase...if the price were dropped, A LOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    It starts out as a Creed GIT/MI-like clone, which isn't bad. Then it transitions to an herbal-green 212-like clone. The inconsistency is something that I don't like.
    Yeah, I actually got a little bored one day and finally tried it myself. I thought it smelled a bit more like a Creed SMW knock-off, transitioning to somewhat of a Platinum Egoiste Vibe. As you said, not really all that bad, but not the same quality as the others & ends up being pretty bland and generic. But, you're right, it doesn't start off too bad, so I could easily see people spraying this on a card and going home with it.

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