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View Poll Results: Which nominee should win the 'Best New Male Frag' at the 2013 FiFi Awards?

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  • James Bond - 007

    1 1.45%
  • Acqua di Parma - Bergamotto di Calabria

    4 5.80%
  • Hugo Boss - Boss Bottled Sport

    1 1.45%
  • Calvin Klein - Encounter

    0 0%
  • Prada - Luna Rossa

    4 5.80%
  • Tom Ford - Tom Ford Noir

    9 13.04%
  • Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb

    50 72.46%
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    Default Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    I was given a link* to the list of nominees (thanks Estellana) for the 'Best New Male Fragrance' award at this year's FiFi awards (they need a better name).

    I know that 2012 didn't have the most mind-blowing releases, but there are some on the list that I feel shouldn't be there, and some missing that should be. Although I hate it, I'm surprised Eau Sauvage Parfum didn't make the cut.

    You'll note that I haven't left a voting space for 'other' - this is because I want you to put yourself in the judge's shoes, so you've only got the nominees from which to choose. I want to hear which one of these fragrances you think should win, then when the winners are announced on May 16, we can compare how we all went.

    Please also post thoughts about which other fragrances you think should have been nominated, and which nominees should have been bumped to include your suggestions.

    *The press release can be found here: http://www.fragrancefoundation.org.u...EASE%20pdf.pdf

    Also, don't ask me why Bergamotto di Calabria is there when it was not released last year. I can't come up with a reason, although granted I've not tried hard to find one
    Last edited by timdoeswell; 10th March 2013 at 10:58 AM. Reason: typo

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    Wow...nothing stands out this year. Spicebomb is a bomb, Prada Luna Rossa is nothing special, and I can't bring myself to vote for a flanker or a frag. named after an action hero...Encounter smells sour, TF Noir smells like baby powder. Guess I'll abstain from the vote. I think Bergamotto di Calabria came out several years ago???
    Last edited by Diogenes65; 10th March 2013 at 11:13 AM.

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    Spicebomb

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    I really liked Luna Rossa when I sampled it.

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Not a great choice to be fair.

    I do really enjoy spicebomb though so that gets my vote.

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    Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb from your list

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    Nothing of note to vote for. They will all end up in cheap perfume shops before the year is out.
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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Spicebomb is voteworthy - nothing else of interest.
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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    *yawn* I would say Spicebomb, even though I think is a rip off of 1 Million, with a strong tea note added.

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    None of those merit a vote.
    Current Top Favorites:
    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) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    I never imagined I'd pick Spicebomb as a best of anything.
    Currently wearing: Musk Oud by By Kilian

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    From the list, Spicebomb would get my vote. I'm not sure if unisex fragrances can be included in 'Best New Male Fragrance', but if so, I would liked to have seen these 2012 releases included:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud
    Amouage Opus VI
    Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee
    Hermes Voayge d'Hermes Parfum
    Mason Francis Kurkdjian Oud
    MDCI Chypre Palatin

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Viktor & Rolf - Spicebomb

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    spicebomb. I was surprised to see 007 and encounter on the list

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    None of those merit a vote.
    +1 Agree.
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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    A narrow list but if I had to pick one, it would be Spicebomb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    From the list, Spicebomb would get my vote. I'm not sure if unisex fragrances can be included in 'Best New Male Fragrance', but if so, I would liked to have seen these 2012 releases included:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud
    Amouage Opus VI
    Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee
    Hermes Voayge d'Hermes Parfum
    Mason Francis Kurkdjian Oud
    MDCI Chypre Palatin

    Yeah, I don't know what the nomination retrictions are (presumably the real niche US stuff, like Kerosene and Slumberhouse are out) as the nominees all seem like they're readily available at almost all department stores, but I would think that would mean that the Goutal and the Hermes would be eligible. Voyage Parfum is excellent, although maybe the fact that it's a parfum version of an earlier EDT release - despite how different they are from each other - rendered it ineligible.

    Quote Originally Posted by zZMoonLightZz View Post
    I was surprised to see 007 and encounter on the list
    Ditto - those were the two that really made me say 'WHAAA?' I know it's popular to jump on the CK-bashing bandwagon, but Encounter is pretty damn dull. I could see it being one of the best selling new frags of 2012, but not the very best new frag.

    Quote Originally Posted by senore01 View Post
    A narrow list but if I had to pick one, it would be Spicebomb.
    That's how I voted. Spicebomb isn't my kind of scent, but at least I can understand why others like it. Luna Rossa isn't too bad either, the rest are all below-average scents.

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Spicebomb, IMO, is rather good. Luna Rossa I bought after a few tastings for a nice spring fragrance. Tom Ford noir I might ask for birthday or Christmas. Not a bad scent. Nothing spectacular in this group but they aren't terrible either

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    None of those merit a vote.
    Thank you. My thoughts too.

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    None will be classics in my opinion. Can't vote cor any of them.
    1. Epic Man by Amouage (29 wears)
    2. Leather Oud by Christian Dior (27 wears)
    3. M7 by Yves Saint Laurent (22 wears)
    4. Oud Imperial (black) by Perris Monte Carlo (21 wears)
    5. Russian Tea Ritual by Masque (17 wears)
    6. Fate Man by Amouage (17 wears)

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Amouage Interlude Man
    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud
    Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb

    All three of those I like a great deal.
    Haven't yet tried Luna Rossa, but am eager to.

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Don't like any of 'em.

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    What a sorry lot of nothing...I must be getting old...

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    No idea how they ended with this wretched shortlist. Honestly. FIFI Awards seems to be getting worse every year.

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    What a sad, sorry, pathetic little collection . . . how can anyone take this even remotely seriously?

    Embarrassing.

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    Non of the above.

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Spicebomb and TF Noir are quite good I think. The rest, not so good.
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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    What a sad, sorry, pathetic little collection . . . how can anyone take this even remotely seriously?

    Embarrassing.
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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    I'd neither vote for nor buy any of them.

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    Default Re: Best New Male Fragrance nominees - FiFi Awards. Imagine it's your choice...

    i have spicebomb and boss bottled sport. neither are special. prada and encounter seem to be a joke to everyone. never tried the rest, so i will not vote. i'm sure something else came out last year basenotes is overlooking..

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