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    Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Terre d' Hermes
    La Nuit d' L'homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Angel Men Pure Malt
    Dior Homme (Intense)
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus

    To be honest, I don't love most of those. Never understood the hype, but that's OK, because we should be able to like what we like, rather than what we are "supposed" to like. It's OK not to like the same things, popular or otherwise.

    I love Dior Homme and L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme, non-intense versions. Never understood why they are so looked down upon? Not everything EdP must be better (especially since the formulations are actually different-not just the concentration.) Of course, it's OK to love the "intense" versions, but the originals are stars, and what I call "the original artwork" (despite the reformulations, such as Demachy's new Dior Homme version, which is still very similar to Polge's version, IMO.)

    Terre d'Hermes is nice, but I've never have felt the need to "have" a bottle.

    Chergui is fine. I love Serge Lutens for the most part. But I don't see how Chergui is close to his line's "best" perfume. I love quite many other Lutens above Chergui, and know I am not missing out on anything by not owning Chergui.

    A*Men Pure Malt smells really good, but I don't use it that often. I don't understand why it's so hated by some (it's nice), but also am surprised that so many people utterly ADORE it. To each their own-it's not bad at all anyway.

    Tobacco Vanille... very sweet and rather pleasant, but not worth the money for me (no offense intended.) At a much lower price point, I would consider it, but a fragrance must indeed wow me if I am going to spend that much. Clearly it doesn't impress me to that extent. (VERY different vanillas that I prefer over it-Un Bois Vanille, and Havana Vanille, both very unlike each other; Montale Vanillas are also very nice.)

    I do love Chanel's Egoiste, though it wasn't in the original ten "most hyped on Basenotes" list. It just smells wonderful, and I feel equally great when wearing it. I need to get around owning a new bottle, since I have a Concentree version from the nineties rather than the original Egoiste, but to me they smell very similar (the Concentree is even more woody-both are great.)

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    I've tried the top ten listed, and for most, I think my reaction was "I can see why some people love this, but it's not for me."

    Each of the top ten has some interesting notes -- those aren't basic citrus or aquatic scents.

    The only two in my daily rotation are Chergui and GIT -- and to this day, for the life of me, the one scent whose universal acclaim baffles me is Aventus, which I hate.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    and to this day, for the life of me, the one scent whose universal acclaim baffles me is Aventus, which I hate.
    coincidentally, the one [nearly] universally acclaimed fragrance that baffles me is Creed Millesime Imperial, and I see that is in your top 10. Different strokes for different folks!
    Current Summer Favorites:

    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. Creed - Virgin Island Water
    10. Kenneth Cole - Black

  4. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    coincidentally, the one [nearly] universally acclaimed fragrance that baffles me is Creed Millesime Imperial, and I see that is in your top 10. Different strokes for different folks!
    No! Your nose is wrong, and mine is right! Aventus is objectively bad!

    And Millesime Imperial is made from Angel's tears. That's why it is salty, and the batch variations are because some angels are made entirely of melon. Most basenoters know this, which explains its popularity. Along with the fact that Creed pays Grant to let its employees post good things.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    1. Aventus
    2. Aventus
    3. Aventus
    4. Aventus
    5. Aventus
    6. Aventus
    7. Aventus
    8. Aventus
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    10. Aventus
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    Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain - have not yet sampled, but I intend to.

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille - I love the smell based on a sample I bought. I ordered a 10ml decant and will decide whether to invest in more later. I keep the sample in my jacket pocket so I can always take a whiff of it

    Serge Lutens Chergui - I was disappointed with this one. I'll wear it a few times before deciding.

    Terre d' Hermes - I enjoy the smell of this and plan to buy a bottle in the future.

    La Nuit d' L'homme - Love it! I can see why people dislike it though.

    L'Instant de Guerlain - I like it but don't plan on buying a bottle when my 5ml decant is finished.

    Angel Men Pure Malt - I have not sampled this yet, but enjoy Pure Havane a lot!

    Dior Homme (Intense) - The decant I ordered should be coming in either this week or next, hopefully it doesn't disappoint.

    Creed Green Irish Tweed - The fragrance that got me into fragrances. It's a beautiful scent and I'll always have some with me.

    Creed Aventus - This smells absolutely amazing.

  7. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    for the life of me, the one scent whose universal acclaim baffles me is Aventus, which I hate.
    I like Aventus, but I agree in that I don't understand the immense hype it's getting. I find Aventus pretty much as good as a lot of the other Creeds, but for some reason, Aventus is being spoken of way way more. I don't quite understand it either. I mean, it's good and IMO bottle worthy, but I don't get the constant holy grail acclaim that it's getting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    Pure Malt and Musc Ravageur ate to me the most overhyped ones. MR especially smells like crap yet they'd have you believe it's a "sexy" scent. Last time I checked a sexy scent is supposed to be pleasant and liked by many. I don't know of a single person that even remotely likes this.
    That's odd. The few times I've worn it it's been well received, and I've gotten compliments on it. Maybe it's a matter or application or something? I can see why some might not like it, but for myself, and others I've known, I've found that it has been quite "liked" by people around me I suppose.

    I didn't dig it much myself at first either though, so I can sympathize.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    I like Aventus, but I agree in that I don't understand the immense hype it's getting. I find Aventus pretty much as good as a lot of the other Creeds, but for some reason, Aventus is being spoken of way way more. I don't quite understand it either. I mean, it's good and IMO bottle worthy, but I don't get the constant holy grail acclaim that it's getting.
    I agree with this. I think though that some of its appeal might just be that like a lot of Creeds, it's what I would consider commercially accessible. Similar to offerings from Xerjoff, it smells like an ultra well made designer scent, that I can't really see offending people unless over applied, as even though many will say it doesn't smell like any designer frag (in specific), it just has the feel of a designer frag, and has a very large mass appeal to it, and you will get compliments for it.

    All in all it's versatile, quite well received, expensive, and has an air of exclusivity, which are some pretty good building blocks for hype.

    Of that list though, I would honestly say that for myself, the Tauer is the only one that really delivered on what the hype machine promised.
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    Creed
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    Tom Ford
    Creed
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    CREED Aventus
    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    DIOR Homme Intense
    Guerlain L'IDGExtreme
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Jean-Paul Gaultier Le Male
    Thierry Mugler Pure Malt

  10. #40

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Terre d' Hermes
    La Nuit d' L'homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Angel Men Pure Malt
    Dior Homme (Intense)
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus
    I think you're confusing Hype with Praise.

    These are among the most liked fragrances on basenotes, but they're not the most hyped. Again it's important to understand the meaning of the word Hype:

    hype: promote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively, often exaggerating its importance or benefits

    L'Air du Desert Marocain is praised.

    Aventus is hyped. It's hyped to the point where, in the Fresco knockoff thread, there's a youtube video in which the reviewer literally tells viewers to turn off the video and go buy Fresco NOW.

    The difference between praise and hype almost always comes down to one childish phrase, and the moment somebody utters that phrase, the hypetrain goes barreling along the tracks running downhill at full speed. The phrase? Panty-Dropper. One idiot proclaims a scent to be a panty-dropper and out come the OMG crowd. "OMG! OMG! OMG! PANTY-DROPPERZ! OMG!"

    Chergui is among the most praised here, but Chergui versus Pure Malt in terms of hype? Pure Malt wins by a landslide. I'm not saying Pure Malt isn't also praised (it is), but the legitimate praise is often drowned out by the hype.

    There's a huge difference between praise and hype.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    As for ones I've tried, I agree with Aventus, GIT, and TdH as being overhyped. I would add Burberry London as one that seems to be suggested to people alot, almost no matter what the question is.
    DHI is another one that gets alot of talk here, and I admit I haven't tried it, but by many accounts it is sort of fem. For the life of me I don't get why this one would be popular with guys... even if women do like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Homme Blanc Individuel View Post
    I think you're confusing Hype with Praise.

    These are among the most liked fragrances on basenotes, but they're not the most hyped.
    I agree.
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    Or what's a heaven for?"

    - Robert Browning, "Andrea del Sarto"

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    Has anyone mentioned Aventus?

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    New Haarlem - agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    I like Aventus, but I agree in that I don't understand the immense hype it's getting. I find Aventus pretty much as good as a lot of the other Creeds, but for some reason, Aventus is being spoken of way way more. I don't quite understand it either. I mean, it's good and IMO bottle worthy, but I don't get the constant holy grail acclaim that it's getting.
    Perfectly said. While I don't much like it, I can certainly understand that others do. But of all the scents on basenotes there seems to be nearly an Aventus cult, far more than even Pure Malt -- whose adulation at one point seemed almost cultlike to me. At least most Aventus devotees have smelled it; it sometimes seemed to me people were in love with Pure Malt without doing so -- they were more in love with the idea of Pure Malt than the scent itself.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Anything mugler or Chanel.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Norne-Slumberhouse
    You really think that's hyped here? I guess it's a good thing for Slumberhouse, but outside of the dedicated thread I've seen one topic on it and almost no-one but me wearing it in the SOTD area (and I'm just testing it right now).

    Anyway, I'd say your list is about right, but I'm not sure La Nuit is really hyped here, definitely on YT though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    I'd say that's a pretty accurate list except for La Nuit de L'Homme. Not really a very hyped fragrance on YouTube or Basenotes but that doesn't mean it isn't a solid fragrance. Also I'd say LIDGE over LIDG but maybe that's what you mean't.
    +1 on this

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    LIDGE
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    Aventus
    Musc Ravageur
    Pure Malt for sure!
    GIT
    at one point, Rose 31
    L airs du desert Marocain
    Philosykos
    Kouros
    Top ten

    1. Patou Pour Homme
    2. Patou Pour Homme Prive
    3. Portrait of a lady
    4. Jubilation XXV
    5. Cashmere Oud
    6. Tribute Attar
    7. Ambre 114
    8. Clive Christian No. 1
    9. Jardin d Amalfi
    10. Eau de Patou Pour Homme

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    Aventus, Pure Malt/Havane, Gucci II, Dirty English, Bergamotto Marino, Burberry London are some that come to mind.
    Last edited by Rüssel; 8th May 2013 at 03:21 PM.

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    Good list. Only one I have from the list now is Aventus. What is the problem with my choice in fragrance?

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    1.) Aventus
    2.) Aventus
    3.) Aventus
    Etc.

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    Pretty much any of the fragrances mentioned in the thread-starting post, quite accurate overview of what is hyped (not necessarily, not always over-hyped, overrated though; most or all of them being, as correctly remarked, appreciated for good reasons) on BN.
    Currently wearing: Lancetti Uomo by Lancetti

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    How can we leave out Portrait of a Lady??

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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    Based on my observation, these are the top 10 fragrances on Basenotes and Youtube that have been hyped the most (often in proportion to people outside of basenotes).

    Notice how I said hyped (and not overhyped). All of these fragrances are popular for a good reason (and I like most of them).

    Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Terre d' Hermes
    La Nuit d' L'homme
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Angel Men Pure Malt
    Dior Homme (Intense)
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus
    Yeah....and then I feel like the odd man out, and I'm ok with that. The only one on that list that I haven't had the chance to try out is Dior Homme Intense, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like it because I hear it's powdery. I've tried out all of the others on the list and don't really like any of them except tobacco vanille...and that one had to grow on me. I do really like it though...now.

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