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    Default Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    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

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    That seems like a plausible list to me. I think it would be impossible for a lot of those fragrances to live up to all the hype, but nonetheless, they're all quite good. (Not a really big fan of La Nuit de L'Homme, but still.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    That seems like a plausible list to me. I think it would be impossible for a lot of those fragrances to live up to all the hype, but nonetheless, they're all quite good. (Not a really big fan of La Nuit de L'Homme, but still.)
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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    Too many to list and quite subjective.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    I also like about 80% of that list. Very good choices which deserve the hype.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    of the list, i think lidg is the most overhyped, TO ME.

    i like it, but i just dont see it as anything more than ordinary.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Too many to list and quite subjective.
    For a top ten list, I think noirdrakkar listed exactly the right number! One more or one less would have ruined it.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    you hit the nail on the head

    But they are great fragrances, own most if not all of them on that list

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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    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.

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    I've tried almost all of those... and as much as I love Creed fragrances... I can't seem to get my nose around Aventus.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    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
    I've tried (owned some) everything in your list except the first one. My favorite is Tobacco Vanille and L'Instant, and my least favorite is La Nuit --- it just doesn't work on my skin. Other than that, the list looks solid, each one deserves the hype at least here on BN. (To casual users, like my friends here, they probably do not know most of the fragrances listed above unless I show them my samples/bottles.)




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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    I don't see LIDG hyped anywhere near LIDGE. you may want to add Extreme to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    I don't see LIDG hyped anywhere near LIDGE. you may want to add Extreme to it.
    exactly what i was going to mention.

    also, maybe I would swap out Chergui with Creed MI or Egoiste
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    Fresco by Ilum Dean, the new hype beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    exactly what i was going to mention.

    also, maybe I would swap out Chergui with Creed MI or Egoiste
    Think you have a good point. I don't see much hype for Chergui. It is close between Egoiste and MI, but I think Egoiste pulls the win in a photo finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    I don't see LIDG hyped anywhere near LIDGE. you may want to add Extreme to it.
    Yes. Pour LIDG doesn't get any cred and lives in it's cocoa rich flanker's shadow instead. I like the Extreme, but LIDG is amazing.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    exactly what i was going to mention.

    also, maybe I would swap out Chergui with Creed MI or Egoiste
    Quote Originally Posted by PalmBeach View Post
    Think you have a good point. I don't see much hype for Chergui. It is close between Egoiste and MI, but I think Egoiste pulls the win in a photo finish.
    Well to defend Chergui, he did say Basenotes and YouTube. Chergui would easily be in the top three of hyped fragrances on YouTube. It's insane how crazy they go over that fragrance. Just received my sample today and it is very good though. Can't wait to try it.

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    Musc Ravageur

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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
    Take those out, add these in...

    Burberry London
    Gucci PH II
    New Haarlem
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlsweeney View Post
    Well to defend Chergui, he did say Basenotes and YouTube. Chergui would easily be in the top three of hyped fragrances on YouTube. It's insane how crazy they go over that fragrance. Just received my sample today and it is very good though. Can't wait to try it.
    Ah, ok, that is possible - I haven't watched any reviews on YouTube - maybe I should start!


    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Fresco by Ilum Dean, the new hype beast.

    Haven't heard much of this one yet - maybe it will catch on.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    Quote Originally Posted by Suppressor View Post
    Fresco by Ilum Dean, the new hype beast.

    Is that the Aventus clone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    Is that the Aventus clone?
    Clone is a strong word, I'm tempted to say knockoff, but I've not smelled it yet.

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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    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
    I'm somewhat thankful for the hype. After deciding that I wanted to add something new to my collection I ventured on over to google to look for reviews and stumbled upon basenotes. One purchase soon turned into 10 and I have added Angel Men Pure Malt and Dior Homme Intense to my collection as blind buys and I couldn't be happier!

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    Nice list. I would also add Pure Havane to it.

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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).
    But outside of Basenotes, lots of people have heard of those scents. You can buy them in department stores (except for the Tauer). You really have to go niche for scents talked a lot about here, that are virtually unheard of by 'the man on the street'.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    But outside of Basenotes, lots of people have heard of those scents. You can buy them in department stores (except for the Tauer). You really have to go niche for scents talked a lot about here, that are virtually unheard of by 'the man on the street'.
    Disagree. Ik ow people who haven't even heard of Le Male, 1 Million and Acqua di Gio. None of the ones in the op are mass seller scents, the regular person wouldn't even be aware of something like Creed. Speaking for the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comfortablynumbbg View Post
    Disagree. Ik ow people who haven't even heard of Le Male, 1 Million and Acqua di Gio. None of the ones in the op are mass seller scents, the regular person wouldn't even be aware of something like Creed. Speaking for the USA.
    In the UK more people have heard of Creed, Hermes and Tom Ford than lines like Ramon Monegal, O'Driu and Slumberhouse. Maybe it is different where you live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noirdrakkar View Post
    of the list, i think lidg is the most overhyped, TO ME.

    i like it, but i just dont see it as anything more than ordinary.
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    Default Re: Top 10 Hyped Fragrances on Basenotes

    What about Gucci Pour Homme and Spicebomb ?.......incidentally, I detest both of these and about 90% of the hyped stuff on basenotes.

    From your list I do like L'Air Du Desert Marocain, Dior Homme Intense and L'Instant Homme, (only EDP version though.)
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