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    So far it's Mont Blanc for me. I am so impressed with their range. Individuel, Starwalker, Presence and Legend are all 4/5 for me. Not often I like so many frags from one house.

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    In a way I think Amouage is underrated and I know that may sound strange but my reasoning is this: I feel the amount of love shown to houses like Creed and Bond isn't always justified. While Amouage is certainly very well thought of, I don't think it gets the attention it deserves relative to some of these other houses. Amouage has their share of duds, but they have put out so much that is so very fine. JMHI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dernier_Cri View Post
    In a way I think Amouage is underrated and I know that may sound strange but my reasoning is this: I feel the amount of love shown to houses like Creed and Bond isn't always justified. While Amouage is certainly very well thought of, I don't think it gets the attention it deserves relative to some of these other houses. Amouage has their share of duds, but they have put out so much that is so very fine. JMHI.
    Been a relative newcomer, I am yet to sample any Amouage frags. I really need to try some

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dernier_Cri View Post
    In a way I think Amouage is underrated and I know that may sound strange but my reasoning is this: I feel the amount of love shown to houses like Creed and Bond isn't always justified. While Amouage is certainly very well thought of, I don't think it gets the attention it deserves relative to some of these other houses. Amouage has their share of duds, but they have put out so much that is so very fine. JMHI.
    I think the reason that Creed and Bond seem to get more attention is because they are more widely available than is Amouage. I was initially very impressed with Creed (less so by Bond) because I had only ever perused designer scents. I still have only sampled a couple of the Amouage offerings so I don't really have an informed opinion of them as a house. Were they more available to me I'm sure that would change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dernier_Cri View Post
    I feel the amount of love shown to houses like Creed and Bond isn't always justified.
    Ummm......since when have basenoters shown a large amount of love for Bond? I would say that it is one of the most hated...if not THE most hated house on this forum. Thus, it would totally fall into the category of "underrated". There are quite a few Bonds that I love and so, thus, I would say it's "underrated"...would I say it's the most underrated house in the sense that the OP is meaning? No. Would I say that is the most underrated house because it is rated so dang low? Yep!

    On the other hand, do I think that Creed is the most overrated house? A Huge Resounding YES!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dernier_Cri View Post
    In a way I think Amouage is underrated and I know that may sound strange but my reasoning is this: I feel the amount of love shown to houses like Creed and Bond isn't always justified. While Amouage is certainly very well thought of, I don't think it gets the attention it deserves relative to some of these other houses. Amouage has their share of duds, but they have put out so much that is so very fine. JMHI.
    I'm with you on that one. I haven't spent enough time with their line yet, but wow. Interlude Man knocked me out. It is just so rich. So smokey, yet there's sweetness. I only got to smell it once, sprayed on to a cotton ball, but I hung onto that cotton ball because it blew me away. Wow. And, yes, Jubilation, Memoir, Epic, yes yes yes.

    I suspect the $225 entry price for a 50ml makes Amouage harder to get into, and that means many of those who live to board the hype train find themselves riding elsewhere. Perhaps that's not a bad thing? ...I do wish Amouage offered a 50ml closer to the $150 mark. I'd rather pay $300 for two 50mls than $275 for one 100ml, especially since I'd like to admire their work in my wardrobe rather than at a shop. Ah well.

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    Ummm......since when have basenoters shown a large amount of love for Bond?
    Oh, there's a lot of love for Bond shown here. A lot of hate, too, but much of the hate is reactionary, in response to the hype. There's a lot of that with Creed too. People have a weird need to be against anything they see that others are for. It happens in politics, it happens with music, it happens with TV shows and movies, and it happens with perfume. As soon as something becomes popular, certain people will immediately claim it as Best Thing Ever, and certain people will bash it. And, often, neither group has any first hand experience with the thing they're so strongly for or against. Aren't people goofy?
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    Murdocks are underrated though I think it's due to them barely been on peoples radar.

    The two I highly recommend for anyone who likes really good smelling fragrances with no edginess are:

    Black Tea
    Patchouli

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    A couple that immediately come to mind are Anat Fritz on the designer side and Micallef on the niche end of the spectrum.
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    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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    Histoires de Parfums

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    Histoires de Parfums
    +1 on this.

    The scents are unique and well-crafted, plus have wonderful sillage and longevity.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

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    Perry Ellis

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    1. Creed - Original Cologne
    2. Xerjoff - Nio
    3. Creed - Aventus
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    6. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    7. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    8. Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    9. Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
    10. Creed - Virgin Island Water

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    LM Parfums

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    Etro
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    Yosh (although she needs to put out more of the men's range)

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    Parfumerie Générale has a wide range of great offerings but totally underrated.

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    Diptyque have a plethora of great fragrances yet still get relatively little attention compared to other houses.

    L'Ombre dans L'Eau.
    Philosykos.
    34 Boulevard Saint Germain.
    Eau Lente.
    Tam Dao.
    L'Eau de Tarocco.

    The list goes on ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Diptyque have a plethora of great fragrances yet still get relatively little attention compared to other houses.

    L'Ombre dans L'Eau.
    Philosykos.
    34 Boulevard Saint Germain.
    Eau Lente.
    Tam Dao.
    L'Eau de Tarocco.

    The list goes on ...
    I'll check them out - cheers mate

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    Humiecki and Graef
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!
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    Heh, Jon Rodgers beat me to it. I came here to say Diptyque. I've long overlooked this house only to find two scents that I'll probably keep in my wardrobe for quite a while - 34 and Vetyverio. Volutes is also a nice one, just can't make up my mind if it smells better on me or the wife.
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    Maitre Parfumer Et Gantier
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    Arabian Oud
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    Costume National has not been present in the threads and reviews despite they produce perfect quality frags...

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    Heeley

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    Parfums De Nicolai!

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    Molinard
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    I think Creed is terribly underrated. I hardly ever hear mention of Aventus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    I think Creed is terribly underrated. I hardly ever hear mention of Aventus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    I think Creed is terribly underrated. I hardly ever hear mention of Aventus.
    True, true. You can go hours now without seeing a new Aventus thread.

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    +1 to MPG

    outstanding frags, but underrated house.

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    At a certain point I'm going to look like a spokesperson for the house, but I can't stop talking about Slumberhouse. I think Josh Lobb is going to be the next great perfumier in the world, and I'll be glad to see it.

    Absolutely everyone should check out his stuff. I love Sova in particular. Lasted me 18 hours with one small spray of the sample vial. He is one guy pursuing his dream and not a multinational house, not to mention he is a SUPER guy and will do anything for his fans.
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