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    Default Ranking the celebrity fragrances

    So there's a special place in my heart reserved for celebrity fragrances. I feel for the perfumier (sp?) who has this incredibly difficult task of creating a fragrance that has strong brand recognition (good or bad) No matter how great smelling the fragrance is its success will forever be married to the ups and downs of that celebrity's image. And we all now how fleeting fame can be.

    Nick Nolte was once a winner of People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive back in the early 90's. Can you imagine if he had a fragrance? You couldn't give it away at this point.

    And you know these celebs are like "Whatever. Just give me my money" when it comes to selling off their name.

    I haven't tried many celeb fragrances. But I just wanted to give a special shout out to MJ Legend. A fellow basenoter recomended this when I posted about recomendation on gourmands. Thanks dude! I'm a sucker for gourmands. Especially chocolate. (I wanna try the Carlos Santana one next. I heard it smells like apple pie)

    Also shoutout to Paris Hilton for men for all the young kids out there. So cheap that you probably won't be arguing with your parents to buy it for you. It's definitely a girl pleaser.

    And Love and Luck (although it's not a favorite of mine it seems to get a lot of love here on basenotes)
    I tend to put Ed Hardy, Rocawear, and Playboy up there with celeb fragrances.

    Anyway. i was hoping you guys can rank your top celeb fragrances. And this would give me a chance to see if there was any under the radar frags to try out.

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    Omar Sharif & Alain Delon are the only two I care for, or remember I care for.

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    I have had incredibly pleasant surprises with two elegant, powerhouse, rather formal fragrances (both alas discontinued now), one endorsed under the name of Julio Iglesias and another one under the name of Luciano Pavarotti.

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    I don't believe I have any celeb fragrances. I actually make it a point to avoid them.

    However, I have purchased a few bottles of Forbidden Rose (Avril Lavigne) for my wife. We both really like that one.

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    Michael Jordan Legend is one of my farvorites also. David Beckham Signature is another one I use once in a while.

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    The vast majority are pretty poor IMHO, but there are still a few bottleworthy efforts. Carlos Santana, Mark Birley for Men, and Cumming are all perfectly wearable.

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    I still think the original Michael Jordan Cologne is one of the classiest scents out there - always got positive comments when I wore it.

    And I'm still very fond of the Paris Hilton scents, especially Heir (though it needs 10 or 12 sprays for its unique effect).

    I haven't tried the men's Carlos Santana, but the women's one was one of the few women's ones that really grabbed me, and I bought it for my wife.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I still think the original Michael Jordan Cologne is one of the classiest scents out there - always got positive comments when I wore it.

    And I'm still very fond of the Paris Hilton scents, especially Heir (though it needs 10 or 12 sprays for its unique effect).

    I haven't tried the men's Carlos Santana, but the women's one was one of the few women's ones that really grabbed me, and I bought it for my wife.
    Regards,
    Renato
    What was unique about the Paris Hilton frag effect if you don't mind me asking, one way or another that remark has piqued my curiosity. Which reminds me, I occasionally wear Calum by Calum Best which was the first cheapie I bought and I can only describe as pornographic.
    I am also looking out to try Samurai by Alan Deloin, but obviously can't comment on it until then..

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    Iquitos by Alain Delon and Luciano Pavarotti for Men are the best ones that I've personally encountered. Closely followed by Beckham Intimately. From the old days, Carrington for Men was a nice surprise (was a tie-in the TV show, "Dynasty").

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    Quote Originally Posted by martinijo View Post
    What was unique about the Paris Hilton frag effect if you don't mind me asking, one way or another that remark has piqued my curiosity. Which reminds me, I occasionally wear Calum by Calum Best which was the first cheapie I bought and I can only describe as pornographic.
    I am also looking out to try Samurai by Alan Deloin, but obviously can't comment on it until then..
    Unfortunately, I can't describe the note in question in Heir - it just engulfs my sinuses in a way that others don't. One of my nephews really likes it too, but the other one isn't as impressed. Yet the latter nephew is the biggest fan of Paris Hilton for Men on the planet - girls in his age group (18) just seem to be ultra-impressed when he wears it. I originally gave him a 50ml bottle, then he asked me to order two more 100ml bottles for him.
    Regards,
    Renato

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    I don't see how Love & Luck is a celeb frag. Regardless, Daddy Yankee is by far my favorite, or maybe Seduction in Black. Daddy Yankee is like a stronger version of CK Euphoria, with a strong vanilla note. Many others that I like, like the majority of the Banderas line. Sean John Unforgivable is pretty good. I'm also one of the few who enjoys Donald Trump, It smells like half sour pickles to me, which I love. Paris Hilton original is good, and the only one I like from the line. Great smooth aquatic, with a masculine mossy dry down. I used to feel the same about Just Me, and I can still handle it in small doses, but the sour note really bugs me in the opening/mid. The McGraw line also has some amazing ones. Both the original and Southern Blend are fantastic. Southern Blend is one of my most complimented frags ever. McGraw Silver is almost an alternative to Aventus, even the bottle colors are similar. David Beckham homme, and Intimately Beckham are both really nice too. David Beckham Instinct Intense is an awesome alternative to Polo Black as well, but quite rare nowadays. I used to own Carlos Santana for men, and while it's pretty nice, it leans more toward the feminine side imo, and longevity is crap. The Usher line is all very mediocre, but I really enjoy both Usher and UR as sort of "guilty pleasures".. they simply smell good.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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