Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 50
  1. #1
    Dependent OctaVariuM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Coastal Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,833

    Default Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    I'm curious, what do you all think are the worst/most disappointing fragrances for men (or unisex) of 2012?

    I didn't really try many new releases, but the ones I did try were very good, so I'm interested to see what everyone else's experiences were like.

  2. #2

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Acqua di Gio Essenza.

    As they say, masterpieces were never meant to be altered.
    "It always seems impossible until it's done." -Nelson Mandela

    Support Xscentrik - The World's First Crowdfunded Fragrance Store: http://igg.me/at/xscentrik/x/11176018

  3. #3
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    McLean, NYC, & Búzios
    Posts
    109,496

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Fan di Fendi pour Homme. This house can't get any worse IMO.

  4. #4
    silentrich's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Fort Myers, FL
    Posts
    5,309

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    Acqua di Gio Essenza.

    As they say, masterpieces were never meant to be altered.
    I agree. Such a disappointment.

  5. #5
    Basenotes Plus
    senore01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    NEW YORK CITY
    Posts
    3,866
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    KoKoRico by Jean Paul Gaultier.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Oud Ispahan-Doir, for me its a dud
    Please cancel my subscription to your issues.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Most of the Xerjoff Oud Stars.
    Currently wearing: Chypre Palatin by MDCI

  8. #8

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    The one sport.

  9. #9
    Sound Scents
    drseid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Northern VA/DC Area
    Posts
    7,710

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Most of the Xerjoff Oud Stars.
    Agree (Al-Khatt in particular really was a dud to my nose). I'll add Eau Sauvage Parfum which was a terrible insult to its classic namesake, IMO.
    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)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6)
    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

  10. #10
    Basenotes Institution sjg3839's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    15,885

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Pure Leather
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

  11. #11

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    The Tom Ford Jardin Noir line, especially the underwhelming Cafe Rose.

    Also, A*Men Pure Leather. It's a near clone of the original A*Men.

  12. #12
    Dependent canuck21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    canada
    Posts
    1,067

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Tom Ford Cafe Rose- So much potential, turned out to be a complete flop.

  13. #13

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaliDude View Post
    Also, A*Men Pure Leather. It's a near clone of the original A*Men.
    On my skin, yes. On the skin of one of my coworkers, it's more like Pure Malt than the original. Funny how skin chemistry can change things.
    "It always seems impossible until it's done." -Nelson Mandela

    Support Xscentrik - The World's First Crowdfunded Fragrance Store: http://igg.me/at/xscentrik/x/11176018

  14. #14
    Dependent L'Incandescent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    1,134

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by canuck21 View Post
    Tom Ford Cafe Rose- So much potential, turned out to be a complete flop.
    This has become one of my favorite scents, maybe even top five. I was disappointed with the rest of the Jardin Noir line, though.

    The most disappointing for me was probably TF Noir. I bought a bottle right after it came out, but I regretted it.
    I was also disappointed with ELDO's Dangerous Complicity.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

  15. #15
    Dependent martinijo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    2,459

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Prada Luna Rossa

  16. #16
    Dependent rubegon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    War of the Roses
    Posts
    2,188

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    The new Kilians sucked mightily.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - -

  17. #17
    Basenotes Institution
    mikeperez23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    28,139

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    This has become one of my favorite scents, maybe even top five. I was disappointed with the rest of the Jardin Noir line, though.

    The most disappointing for me was probably TF Noir. I bought a bottle right after it came out, but I regretted it.
    I was also disappointed with ELDO's Dangerous Complicity.
    What he said. ^
    "All problems are illusions of the mind."

    -- Eckhart Tolle

  18. #18
    Basenotes Plus
    Dernier_Cri's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    By the Big Lake
    Posts
    480

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Very disappointed with MFK Oud. Interesting, but just not a very nice smell, annoying. Really was expecting something fine.
    I really thought Grossmith Golden Chypre was going to be wonderful because of a few things I heard. Decent, but far from wonderful.

    I also had just one batch number that was off. It was like bf6983....uh...7.....something. Oh I can't remember.

  19. #19

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Tom Ford's Jardin Noir.

    More like Jardin Fail-oir.
    Last edited by hedonist222; 31st March 2013 at 05:15 AM.
    for swap/sale:



  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Near the Rockies
    Posts
    277

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by MFfan310 View Post
    Acqua di Gio Essenza.

    As they say, masterpieces were never meant to be altered.
    In terms of longevity and projection, on my skin at least, Essenza walks all over the masterpiece. Destroys it. I get 10 hours out of it. And I love how it smells and what it does for my mood.

    Not trying to be an a$$. Just offering a contrary opinion in case any noobs (like me) might otherwise pass up trying Essenza based on negative comments here.

    If nothing else, at least you don't have to spray til your finger hurts to so much as catch the odd whiff after a couple of hours, which has been precisely my experience with the vast majority of current formulation fragrances I have tried recently (Kouros, Yatagan, Le Male, A*Men, Cool Water and 1 Million aside). What a pathetic joke (IMHO) a lot of today's fragrances are in terms of longevity and projection, which brings me full circle to the beginning of my post.
    Last edited by Mtnbkr123; 31st March 2013 at 06:06 AM.

  21. #21

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Amazingreen - CdG's attempt at a mainstream crowd pleaser :sigh:

  22. #22

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Amazingreen - CdG's attempt at a mainstream crowd pleaser :sigh:
    This one too.

    I was hoping it'd be as good if not better than Wonderwood.
    for swap/sale:



  23. #23
    treeman5823
    Guest

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I'll add Eau Sauvage Parfum which was a terrible insult to its classic namesake, IMO.
    I don't like any of the new Eau Sauvages.

  24. #24
    Moderator
    furrypine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Oslo
    Posts
    3,374

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Amazingreen - CdG's attempt at a mainstream crowd pleaser :sigh:
    It wasn't awful but I agree, it could and should have been so much better. I'll add Red Play, Black Play & Green Play, they were all dull or dull-ish.

  25. #25
    Dependent Shiny Beast's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Las Vegas
    Posts
    3,100

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    TM Pure Leather was pretty damn disappointing.

  26. #26
    Basenotes Junkie
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1,147

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Eau Sauvage Parfum, I am just not into cookies

  27. #27
    Basenotes Junkie
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    997

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awésome View Post
    The one sport.
    You see, I didn't find this disappointing. I expected it to be awful, and it was. Therefore I wasn't disappointed!

  28. #28
    Power Where You Need It
    alfarom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    10,514

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    + 1 on Amazingreen, Eau Sauvage Parfum and Eldo's Dangerous Complicity (among others). I'll also add Arquiste Aleksandr. Not exactly bad but far form the masterpiece many people claims it to be...


    Discover my Guest Reviewer Of The Day here

  29. #29

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Dolce & Gabbana The one Sport
    Amazingreen
    Trussardi My Land
    Watch my recent video review of
    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-PW_V1G0aw

  30. #30

    Default Re: Most disappointing releases of 2012?

    Armani Code Ultimate-too sweet for me.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

Similar Threads

  1. Chanel PM Concentree----dissapointing. Meh.
    By Jimmy1 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 19th January 2013, 09:32 PM
  2. End of the Year Guerlain Releases in 2012
    By southerngardens in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 17th December 2012, 05:43 AM
  3. Four new Maria Candida Gentile releases for 2012
    By Trebor in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 3rd September 2012, 09:32 PM
  4. Help needed for an article: 2012 releases
    By Persolaise in forum General Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 22nd November 2011, 09:11 AM
  5. M7 Fresh: dissapointing
    By Red_Rose in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12th June 2006, 08:48 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000