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    ... Joop! Homme is one of my favorite fragrances? It's overly sweet, highly senthetic, and loud but I love it. I have the vintage version, by the way. Am I alone on this?
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Then you may want to adjust your top 10 (which I really dig btw)

    I really can't stand Joop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    I really can't stand Joop!
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Ditto.
    x2...sorry, had a college roommate that bathed in the "vintage", and half the campus seemed to do the same....so, it actually nauseates me...basically have an "aversion" to it.

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    Oh well.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: Is it sad that...

    Not really sad. The fact that you can enjoy it along with your Green Irish Tweed and Desert Marocain shows that you have diverse tastes.

    What would be sad is if you decided not to like Joop solely because of pressure from a niche-loving community.

    Personally, I really love Cool Water (even though I do have Green Irish Tweed). Everyone on here will say Cool Water is a bad fragrance, but me, I think it's one of the best in the designer market.

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    I like Joop. What is the difference between the vintage and modern version?
    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

    Top 5:
    1. Axe Kilo
    2. Lectric Shave
    3. Vicks Vapor Rub
    4. Febreze Pour Homme
    5. Preferred Stock

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    Default Re: Is it sad that...

    Definitely not sad. Personally I detest the stuff, but if it works for you then wear it proudly and enjoy doing so.

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    Not a fan myself.

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    It cannot be sad that you like what you like. I love Joop! Homme, and not affected by any of the stereotypes attached to it.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    I wish I could say otherwise, but it is one of the worst fragrances I have ever sniffed... Different strokes... As long as *you* love it, then it isn't sad though (and I am sure you are not alone, as the fragrance is still being sold all these years since its release).
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Kickin it oldschool. But GIT is 1985 so a LOT of people do I guess.

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    It has been/is? a popular scent, still available unlike other discontinue fragrances, I doubt you're alone. Just enjoy your Joop! :-)

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    Is it sad that I have stopped playing pokémon?
    1. Une Fleur de Cassie
    2. A Travers Le Miroir
    3. Noël au Balcon
    4. Ghost Man / Bvlgari Black

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    I really enjoy Joop!, but find it hard to wear.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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    I personally dislike Joop but fully understand others' love of it. Wear it!
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    I do not dislike Joop; in fact I think the drydown is very similar to Bulgari Black, which I love. Joop has massive sillage: I know a manager at work who was easily able to follow the scent trail of a gentleman wearing Joop down the hallway through the hotel to ask him what he was wearing.

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    If that's what you like bro, rock on!

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    Why? It might smell not that good to my nose (cough syrup), but it does get compliments from the gals like no one does. Frankly, a mystery. I have a small one (1 Oz), I plan to buy a big one, go figure...

    Besides, you like it. Who should care yo do!

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    I like it, still want to get my hands on homme wild but it's not around in Vegas that I have seen yet.
    “Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”

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    Default Re: Is it sad that...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pollux View Post
    Why? It might smell not that good to my nose (cough syrup), but it does get compliments from the gals like no one does. Frankly, a mystery. I have a small one (1 Oz), I plan to buy a big one, go figure...

    Besides, you like it. Who should care yo do!
    This is the one scent that smells completely different to me than what the Basenotes community thinks it smells like. The rest of the scents I own have been spot on with what the community has said about it.

    There are so many people that say it smells like cough syrup. I've tried really hard to gain a perspective of what people smell in this, but I don't get this at all. I get a very pungent rose smell with a vanilla drydown (the drydown in the vintage has a little better vanilla drydown than the modern). This is the one time I'm glad I'm against the crowd with what I actually smell.

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    I really love their shower gel. It can be a very sexy smell.

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    Another fan here. It just smells so damn good!!
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    It's very sad that you are so stuck on this ancient scent, when there is so much better to be had.
    Joop Thrill, Joop Electric Heat, Joop Beach Clubbing and Joop Go for example (though I'm not as thrilled with Joop Hot Contact).
    Even Joop Splash has become a summer favourite for me.

    Alternatively, use a toned down version of Joop Homme, namely Joop Homme Aftershave splash. It only lasts for 2 days, and has less sillage than the EDT, and less people get aggravated when you wear it.
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    Default Re: Is it sad that...

    Quote Originally Posted by amw9490 View Post
    ... Joop! Homme is one of my favorite fragrances? It's overly sweet, highly senthetic, and loud but I love it. I have the vintage version, by the way. Am I alone on this?
    Not sad at all, it's a classic fragrance without a doubt.

    I used to have a bottle back in the day when I only had about 3 or 4 to rotate and it got used up after about 5 years.

    A lot of the fragrances I had back then like Tommy, Versace Blue Jeans and Minotaure I do look back on and wish I still had but at the same time I wouldn't buy them again.

    I look back at them the way you remember old girl friends or your school days, the time has gone but you still have the memories.

    Maybe I will pick up another bottle of Joop at some point - I always thought it was a scent that a girl could rock as well, same as Lolita Lempicka in that regard. So sweet you could almost eat someone who was wearing it! It's also one that is very well known, people would always recognise it.

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    I like the new one (Wild) much more....

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    Not sad at all. Wear it proudly. Along these lines...

    My wife smelled my neck at about 9:45 last night and asked jokingly "Do you have your fake JOOP! on?"

    It was Creed Original Santal. She loves it and was just sticking the needle to me! I had applied it at 8:15 yesterday morning, just 2 sprays!

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    If you have the gonads to stilll wear it more power to you. I used to wear and liked it by the way.
    Any opinions I post here about frags only reflect MY PERSONAL TASTE and only my personal preference which could change at any moment.

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