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  • Creed Aventus

    46 32.39%
  • Creed Green Irish Tweed

    13 9.15%
  • Chanel Egoiste

    8 5.63%
  • Dior Fahrenheit

    5 3.52%
  • Dior Homme Intense

    17 11.97%
  • L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Eau Extreme

    13 9.15%
  • Terre d`Hermes

    20 14.08%
  • A*Men Pure Malt

    20 14.08%
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  1. #1

    Default What is the most overrated out of these

    So sick and tired of hearing these. Any of these super overrated?

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    ???

    Where are the choices to choose from - so r u asking us for general feedback on super overrated frags? If yes, check out the many previous threads on BN...
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    I like all the scents in the poll, but I think Pure Malt is kinda overrated.
    Currently wearing: Erolfa by Creed

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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    I don't understand why DHI is so well thought of. The other choices I can see.

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    IMO, all Creed's are over priced & overrated as well, i understand there are many on BN with a feverish following.

    I do own many from this line, but a Andy Tauer's LDDM or MDCI's Invasion Barbare is way better than any Creed's that I own, again, just my opinion...
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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    From the list I really only like GIT and Egoiste, though LIDGE is pleasant enough. I respect TDH and Fahrenheit's popularity - TDH does nothing for me and I've always detested Fahrenheit, but I wouldn't necessarily consider either one overrated (just my nose ). The remainder are overrated IMHO - voted DHI.
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    Voted TDH as I simply don't like it. Aventus will obviously cop it here because it is rated SO highly and quite frankly everyone (including myself) is sick of hearing about it. I think it's a solid frag but its clear the hype has created some resentment from non-fans.

    FWIW I think Pure Malt is pretty amazing and deserves the praise (same with DHI).

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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Guys, I'm still a noob okay. Only a couple months into this obsession...

    Last month, I was walking around Holt Renfrew. I saw some Creeds and I remembered how popular these are over here. So I decided to try it. The sales lady gave me Green Irish Tweed, Millesime Imperial, and Aventus. And I was just repulsed. By all three of it. Not just not like it, but completely turned off by it.

    I know tastes are personal, mine being more on the sweeter side, but that was just a very strong negative reaction. Don't know what's up with that.

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    DHI, can't stand the stuff. Aventus is overrated, but at least smells ok.

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    I like all of them and I have all except Egoiste (which is under my radar!), but although Aventus smells nice there has been sooooo many threads talking about it disproportionate to its state of well-being!

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    From this list, while extremely popular, I can hardly think of a scent on this list that doesn't live up at least pertially to its reputation

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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    I'd rank a number of those between overrated and highly overrated, but don't know whether anything wins the coveted super overrated award.

    Actually, who am I kidding, I think all of them have varying degrees of forum enthusiasm (or even Hype!), they are all pretty good. Pure Malt was probably the most disappointing, but I see the attraction.
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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    I voted Aventus ("honorable" mention to DHI).
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    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

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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Quote Originally Posted by anewtypedude View Post
    So sick and tired of hearing these. Any of these super overrated?
    Why of course, Creed Aventus or how I tend to call it - Creed non-specialus

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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    They are all overrated. The only one of them that has made me go "wow" on first smelling it is Pure Malt, but after 30 minutes, it smells pretty much no different than A*Men, just not as strong, there are other A*Men flankers I prefer the smell of.

    There are 3 on this list that I downright dislike. So I had to base my choice on the ratio of hype level to how much I dislike it. And therefore my choice is GIT.

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    There is a difference between "over-rated" and "over-obsessed about" The Aventus and GIT are definitely worthy of purchase. Great unique frags....but the freaking obsessional love and dripping compliments they get turn many people off. It isn't fair to say they are over-rated.

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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Own and like all in the list so don't have an answer for this.

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    ...I voted Aventus, but in fact I find the whole brand C(G)reed strongly overrated...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    I voted Aventus ("honorable" mention to DHI).
    +1 Every time I try Aventus I acknowledge that it's good but hardly great.
    Currently wearing: Royal Mayfair by Creed

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    DHI -like it it but very sugary

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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Absolutely Aventus, an average perfume hyped to absurd levels.
    Guerlain, Dior, Chanel are good ones, deserve all discussions there.

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    pure malt!
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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    It's obvious.

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    Voted Aventus. Not really bad but pretty much pedestrian vs even many designers out there. I don't believe 90% if the compliment stories out there.
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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    I own and like L' Instant Extreme, but I think it's not much different from the edt on my skin.

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    Default Re: What is the most overrated out of these

    Egoiste and Terre D'Hermes for me. I have samples of both and don't get all the love for these. I love cinnamon & orientals, but Egoiste just smells really dated and old to me. (it's got a skanky, animalic note I just can't handle). I also don't particularly care for TDH. To me, it also comes off as too mature, but basically I just find it to be a kind of boring and generic wood/vetiver/earthy scent.

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    Egoiste is very over rated in my opinion. I still haven´t tried Aventus yet, but with the advent of Aventus my opinion may change.

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    There is no fragrance in all of fragrancedom that is more overrated than Aventus. I don't care how many compliments it garners. But not too far from it is DHI.

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    As I have not tried the Creeds, Pure Malt. Fine top notes, followed by pleasant enough but weak sauce.

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    Of the fragrances on the list that I have tried, I found Green Irish Tweed extremely disappointing. It smelled cheap, and soap-like, something like an old spice deodorant would smell. I don't understand the hype surrounding it.

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