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    Default Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    I was at Bloomingdales yesterday and spent a lot of time at the Tom Ford counter testing all the Private Blend fragrances. Tobacco Vanille is arguably the most popular and raved about Private Blend, but for the life of me, I just don't 'get it'. It's not so much the fragrance not suiting my skin chemistry than that I simply dislike it. There are fragrances which don't work on my skin but which I can appreciate, but Tobacco Vanille just smells bad to me, full stop.

    Are there any cult favourites which YOU personally dislike? Here's my list:

    Tobacco Vanille
    Frédéric Malle L'eau D'Hiver
    L'Artisan Dzing

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    Rose 31
    Guerlain Vetiver

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    Not only don't I 'get' Tobacco Vanille, I don't 'get' Neroli Portofino either.

    Also:

    Farenheit
    Body Kouros
    A* Men
    Blenheim Bouquet

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    Mitsouko
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    Chergui
    Terre d'Hermes
    GIT

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Most Lutens, actually.

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Quote Originally Posted by dianabi View Post
    Most Lutens, actually.
    Me too. I have yet to get this line. I'm sure I will, eventually, but it may be years.

    Nasomatto Pardon is also one I can't handle.

    Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather are both "no thanks" for me.

    I never say never. Sometimes it takes years, but a scent can "click" for me after a long time. Fahrenheit is a great example. And I'm starting to get Habit Rouge now.
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    Too many to mention, but a few that immediately come to mind...

    Aventus
    Jicky
    La Myrrhe
    Black Afgano
    Egöiste
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driů) - tie

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

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    The old Guerlains...except Habit Rouge and Coriolan.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    Fahrenheit
    Kouros
    TdH & Encre Noire
    GIT (don't so much dislike.. just thought it was nothing at all special. Over-hyped).

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    A lot of them. Most of the time I can at least see why they're popular or well-liked. Rarely do I 'feel it' for myself, though.

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    Lalique Encre Noire
    Azzaro Azzaro
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Hermes Terre d'Hermes
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur

    ...loads more.

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    Tom Fords
    Bonds

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Me too. I have yet to get this line. I'm sure I will, eventually, but it may be years.

    Nasomatto Pardon is also one I can't handle.

    Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather are both "no thanks" for me.

    I never say never. Sometimes it takes years, but a scent can "click" for me after a long time. Fahrenheit is a great example. And I'm starting to get Habit Rouge now.

    I don't know if we are going to have much luck with Lutens as they are being reformulated already. The line has gone 'pop' and apparently, so have the ingridients.

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    Too easy.


    Caron Un Pour Homme
    Egoiste
    Jicky
    Derby
    Habit Rouge
    Heritage
    Aventus


    ...and most "older" fragrances. They smell way too dated for me.
    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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    DHI and TDH

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    Terre de hermes hamster cage ugh cant stand this one

    Bond no. 9 new Harlem wtf

    Chanel sycamore quality but not my type of Vetiver

    Pure havane mugler not sure what the big deal here is

    But I could easily llist hyped ones that I love that others hate MR Fredric Malle etc.
    Test test test Is gonna be my New Years resolution

    Happy holidays y'all

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    A*Men. I do not get the love for that at all.

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    Don't judge a fragrance from one testing.

    One full spray of Tobacco Vanille can be over-powering.

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    la nuit

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Chergui, TdH, Jicky, Encre Noire

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    Quote Originally Posted by dianabi View Post
    I don't know if we are going to have much luck with Lutens as they are being reformulated already. The line has gone 'pop' and apparently, so have the ingridients.
    How do you know that? Which ones are being reformulated?

    - - - Updated - - -

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/289988-Recent-Lutens-reformulations-Chergui-and-Gris-Clair

    Never mind. Still love the house anyway.

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Egoiste, Jicky, TDH, Shalimar just to name a few.
    My current top ten:
    1. Spice and Wood
    2. Noir De Noir
    3. Musc Ravageur
    4. Bois D'Argent
    5. Aoud 1
    6. Aventus
    7. Ore
    8. Dior Homme Intense
    9. Tobacco Vanille
    10.Ambre 114

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    A*men
    Musc Ravageur
    Amouage jubilation
    New Harlem
    L'instant by Guerlain. Very over hyped cocoa
    For Sale or Swap: Terre D'Hermes

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    A*Men is wretched. I also think Kouros is vile.

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    Kouros
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    GIT. There's something screechy in this. I'm not very good on note identification, but I think it might be the violet leaf.
    Habit Rouge - Old, dated. Only suitable for the elderly.

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    Too many to count, 3 or 4 of which already mentioned in here so I shall not name them as they could well be somebody's favorites. On me they are simply wretched.

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    Me too with Fahrenheit. It smells vile on me but I can appreciate that it smells good on others.
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Serge Lutens Cuir mauresque
    Carbone de Balmain
    L'Essence de Cerruti
    Zino Davidoff
    Essenza de Zegna
    Mugler Cologne
    Kouros Tattoo
    Insense' Givenchy
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme

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    Kouros.
    Fahrenheit
    LIDGE.

    Probably more, but I can't think of them haha.

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    ADG- if it may be called a cult classic, either way, never gotten myself to enjoy this one or even show moderate interest in the possibility of eventually wearing or liking it.

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    I appreciate leather frags but Dior Leather Oud and Pure Leather is just not for me.

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    Le Labo. Style over substance across the board.

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Chergui and the Morracian Desert one from Andy Tauer were the first two to come to mind. I've also never found the love for Habit Rouge, Musc Ravageur, Caron PH, Aventus, Blenheim Bouquet. A*Men I've only smelled once and never felt the desire to try it again.

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    Default Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille and Tonka Imperiale. SDV seemed alright, but not great. TI was a bit too feminine for me. Neither justified the price point.

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