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    Question what scent won't you buy again?

    my mistakes were: Versace PH, Versace The Dreamer, One Million, Serge Noir, Polo Black, Paul Smith for men
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    paco rabanne Tnr, Must De Cartier, d&g the one.

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    ...see my wardrobe...!

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    Most likely, the majority of Coty scents in my wardrobe - pleasant if generic notes, yet close to zero longevity.

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    Gentiane Blanche, hands down.

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    Worst purchase i ever made was Pasha Cartier. I mistook it for something else. And ended up with something that literally made me sick.

    Also:

    Le Male: Still have my first bottle from the 90's
    Pi: Nauseatingly sweet
    Emporio HE: Something about it rubs me the wrong way now.

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    Nautica Voyage - absolutely hideous!
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Prive' Nuances,
    Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.

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    Creed Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Creed Aventus.
    Wtf??? Are u serious?? Aventus should be in top 5 of any guys collection .

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    Quote Originally Posted by californian View Post
    Wtf??? Are u serious?? Aventus should be in top 5 of any guys collection .
    I ouldnt buy it again either, in fact I sold mine

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    Creed Aventus.

    +1

    Nothing special on me.

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    Any of the Polo fragrances. Most of the Channel Line.

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    Hugo Boss Pure
    YSL PH Haute Concentration
    Power by Fifty Cent
    Versace the Dreamer
    D&G The One
    Moschino Friends
    Bvlgari Blv

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    Most of them are fortunately only samples or miniatures: Yatagan, Equipage, Bel Ami, Terre d' Hermes, Encre Noire, Aventus, Lidge, Polo Explorer, Azzaro PH, Ungaro II, Epic Man, Bandit Light ph, Bvlgari Black, Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui, La Nuit L'Homme, D&G The One, Azzaro Acteur, Cartier Declaration flankers, plus many others
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
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    Le Labo Patchouli 24. Don't get me wrong; I think it is a great scent. It's just that, at least on my skin, that fireplace/bbq sauce smell never dries down into anything and it just gets old to me.
    My Top 5!!!
    1. 1740: Marquis de Sade, Histoires de Parfums
    2. Sweet Redemption, by Kilian
    3. Tirrenico, Profumi del Forte
    4. Je Suis un Homme, Etat Libre d'Orange
    5. Derby, Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    Most of them are fortunately only samples or miniatures: Yatagan, Equipage, Bel Ami, Terre d' Hermes, Encre Noire, Aventus, Lidge, Polo Explorer, Azzaro PH, Ungaro II, Epic Man, Bandit Light ph, Bvlgari Black, Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui, La Nuit L'Homme, D&G The One, Azzaro Acteur, Cartier Declaration flankers, plus many others
    Are you kidding me?!
    Many of those you mentioned are in my top ten and will buy them definitely if they run out!

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    By the way, I have 1-2 backup bottles of some of them!
    What a big difference in tastes!

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    Can't think of anything in my collection that I wouldn't consider buying again if the need arose and was justified.

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    Antaeus - Had to get rid of it as I got many negative reactions from people wearing this one.

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    Dunhill London (new version) and Gucci by Gucci pour homme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nfn1983 View Post
    Are you kidding me?!
    Many of those you mentioned are in my top ten and will buy them definitely if they run out!

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    By the way, I have 1-2 backup bottles of some of them!
    What a big difference in tastes!
    That's why this is so interesting hobby as we have different tastes
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    "Dior Eau Sauvage Perfume". I disliked it very much and could not even wash it off.
    May be that's the only good thing about it, it lasted for ever.

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    Only counting the ones I got full bottles of:

    Polo green (the latest version is nothing like the old stuff.. scent and longevity are poor now)
    Bvlgari Black (longevity just ain't there)
    Oscar de la Renta pour Lui (nice, but too similar to One Man Show which I own and like, so ODLRPL is redundant).
    D&G The One (didn't buy this, given to me as a gift, but horrid longevity).
    Burberry Touch (too powdery and feminine)
    Jovan Musk (heavy feminine perfume vibe to me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Creed Aventus.
    Agree. Sampled it at Neiman Marcus, and didn't seem like anything special. Might buy and give it more of a chance if it was *way* cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by californian View Post
    Wtf??? Are u serious?? Aventus should be in top 5 of any guys collection .
    Well, I feel that way about VanCleef & Arpels PH. We all have different tastes, I reckon.
    Last edited by bigsteve; 28th December 2012 at 01:08 PM.

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    Silver Mountain Water. I'm trying to get rid of this stuff from more than 3 years...I don't know what I was thinking when I bought it.


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    I really like Aventus, but I'd definitely be cautious to buy it again because it's just so damn inconsistent.

    Aside from that, I'm trying to get rid of my Allure Homme Sport, and will probably sell Dior Homme Sport and L'Eau D'Issey at some point in the new year. I don't think I'll ever buy a 'Sport' fragrance ever again.

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    purchases i most likely won't do again:
    eternity, drakkar noir, love and luck, eternity, kc reaction, rochas man

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    Most of the fragrances in my wardrobe. Not because I don't like them, but because I'd like to try other fragrances that I haven't smelled before.

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    I don't imagine I'd buy any scent again just because I'd rather enjoy something new rather than more of the same (I've never bought a second bottle of any scent).

    In my small collection D&G Light Blue is something I'd replace if I had the chance. It serves it's purpose as a safe, inoffensive, versatile scent, but there are others that could fill that same role and do so a little better (e.g. Aqua de Gio, John Varvatos Artisan).

    I also find that I almost never wear my Lagerfeld KL Homme because I've grown to dislike the strong powdery note in it.

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    Way too many to list. Silver Mountain Water, Montale Marine Fougere, Chez Bond, Noir de Noir, Creed Spce and Wood... many many more.

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    Won't buy anything by Le Labo after trying three (Rose, Patch, Santal).

    Somehow the chemistry just doesn't work with mine. Not pleasant.

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    All the John Varvatos fragrances. They all smell pretty decent, especially for designer fragrance, (don't get me wrong they don't approach the designer greats like M7, DH, DHI, Egoiste, or Pure Malt, etc). However, the longevity is appalling an quite frankly embarrassing.

    Another, I won't buy again Montale Black Aoud. Too much rose, which I dislike. Dark Aoud for me!
    Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.

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    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage and Commes des Garcons Wonderwood.

    Haven't gelled with the former at all; the latter I do really like but I can't foresee my shelling out for some more.

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    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage and Commes des Garcons Wonderwood.

    Haven't gelled with the former at all; the latter I do really like but I can't foresee my shelling out for some more.
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    Eternity
    Swiss army
    SMW
    Guilty
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Kouros. Try to like it but no...

    Also M7. I love the stuff but prices are getting way too high.
    My Favorites

    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Norma Kamali Incense



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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Creed Aventus.
    I just swapped mine today...I agree

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    L'eau D'issey Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by del View Post
    Most of the fragrances in my wardrobe. Not because I don't like them, but because I'd like to try other fragrances that I haven't smelled before.
    Same here. I only have about 3 that I re-order when I finish them.

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    It's My Sake.

    Stupid ebay fakes.

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    A*Men and family I loved Pure Malt, but eventually got tired of it.
    On the verge with Eau Fraiche Versace, I'm not super fond of it, but the 40ml bottle is very handy when you travel and you need something fresh to wear.
    Vera Wang for Men, which I loved first, and end up keeping in the car as air freshner
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    Allure Edition Blanche, while I like the other Allures (Homme and Sport EDT) well enough to rebuy them once they run out. Also Bulgari Black.

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    D&G Light Blue pour Homme(although I love the feminine version)

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    Hanae Mori H.M. I couldn't give that away fast enough.

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    Interlude Man 100ml. Too strong too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by df91 View Post
    That's why this is so interesting hobby as we have different tastes If you are interested, i have (nearly) full bottle that i want to sell of following: Ungaro II, Polo Explorer, Bandit Light PH
    You're completely right...

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    D&G The One. Whoever allowed this onto the market with such piss poor longevity and projection should have been arrested.

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    Still in my collection and won't buy again: Body Kouros, Dsquared Potion, Encre Noire, Spicebomb, SL Chene, Cacharel Pour L'Homme, SL Louve, SL Santal Blanc, Guerlain Vetiver Extreme. So most of all: never a Serge Lutens again!

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    I was crazy when I started to build my collection and made some mad mistakes: Very Sexy for Him by Victoria`s Secret, Dsquared Rock Mountain Wood, Unforgivable by Sean John.
    Rest are fine, maybe will not by some more. Will see
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    Musc Ravaguer.

    I can't believe no one has mentioned it.

    Tom Ford Black Orchid will never get purchased again either. I found it nauseating.

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    Aventus, Midnight in Paris, Tobacco Vanille, Ambre Sultan (it's a great scent, but I'd probably grab Ambre 114 or Amber Absolute in it's place if I ran out), Straight to Heaven, Chene, Skai, Fumerie Turque, Encre Noire, Pure Malt, and Pure Havane.

    I enjoy all of them to an extent, and wear them on occasion, but none of them have struck me enough to warrant another bottle if I run out (which is unlikely).

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    YSL La Nuit De L'homme I bought into the hype definitely wont be buying this again.

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    Yardley Citrus & Wood is the only one I can think of right now that I absolutely would not buy again under any circumstances. Fortunately it will never be a problem given that the bottle I have now won't be getting too much emptier any time soon.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Full bottles:
    Rive gauche
    Carlo Corinto Vetiver
    Live Jazz
    Bois D Portugal
    Armani Attitude
    Creed Himalaya

    Thankfully only bought decants of the following - saving me from buying a full bottle:
    Aventus
    MI
    Green Irish Tweed
    Serge Noir

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    DKNY Red Delicious Men, Moschino Uomo, Davidoff echo was ones of my first picks which i'm very disappointed with. Never would buy them again.

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    Hilfiger 1985 is the worst fragrance I've bought - a very average aquatic scent which seems like it should have been released 10 years earlier. Bland as hell, luckily I only paid 25 for 100ml.

    Zino is another that I wouldn't buy again, a much higher quality scent than Hilfiger 1985 but the opening is too bitter and I can't get over the note of rotting flowers. Too weird for me.

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    Jub XXV and LIDGE- strange I know, but true

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    I don't buy anything I don't love, but by the ends of certain bottles i just know I don't be picking any more up. Right now it's:

    Rochas Man
    John Variations Artisan
    Clean Men Shower Fresh
    Kenneth Cole Reaction. I hear the old time basenote members gasp lol. I've caught a lot of flack for my love for this stuff over the years. I've gone through about 400ml of it in the past 6 years or so and every time i start to run out I feel the need to buy more...but not this time. I think it's time to let that one go.
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    Most of the fragrances I have I'll never buy again.
    I won't buy cheap stuff.
    I won't buy reformulated junk.
    I won't buy weird stuff.
    I won't get ripped off for vintage stuff.
    I won't buy stuff that lasts for 2 minutes.


    I hope to get my collection down to just a few.
    High quality woody frag.
    Something fresh and unique for summer.
    A good floral.
    ... and a few more.

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    While there are many scents I won't be buying again the biggest disappointment would be Villoresi's Sandalo, if I enjoyed Rosewood it would be great but I enjoy Sandalwood and in Sandalo the Rosewood overpowers the Sandal, propbably my biggest disappointment from the highs of expectation to the lows of wearing.
    Sandalo is one of the few scents that I sampled before purchasing only to find the sample to be better than the bottle, which I find very odd.

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    Well, it might be a long time until a bottle is basically empty from me using it, if it even comes to that...

    But, things I may not buy again (for myself) that I currently have are cheapies such as Cuba's, Avon Ironman, Thallium, Thallium Black, Jaguar Vision, Animale Animale.

    I gave my decant of 1 Million to my Dad (I didn't even spray it much and his decant was basically/pretty much empty, and it was his birthday! ), but then it felt/feels kind of like 'empty' to me, thus I'll probably go ahead and order a bottle later today of the Absolutely Gold kind; I don't even know if I'll use it much at all. I guess I'm somewhat of a hoarder.

    Hurray.

    On a related note, Everlast Original 1910 (http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122748.html) is actually pretty good.. and if I were to break the bottle or something, I'd probably order another.

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    Chanel Allure homme, Burberry brit, L'eau d'Issey, Pure malt (I like it, but it's not an everyday scent & I don't wear it often enough to purchase another 100ml bottle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by weylin View Post
    Most of the fragrances I have I'll never buy again.
    I won't buy cheap stuff.
    I won't buy reformulated junk.
    I won't buy weird stuff.
    I won't get ripped off for vintage stuff.
    I won't buy stuff that lasts for 2 minutes.


    I hope to get my collection down to just a few.
    High quality woody frag.
    Something fresh and unique for summer.
    A good floral.
    ... and a few more.
    Well said. Chanel Allure Sensuelle EDP comes to mind. Tried but failed to enjoy it...

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