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  1. #61

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    Had it not been for the surprisingly good tea fragrance Bulgari PH Extreme, I'd have nominated this house as well.
    They just need to stop that tea thing. The brand name should have been Darjeeling. Ok they have some nice offerings... but please no more tea in the juice, Bulgari. It reminds me Prada and their obsessional soapy note (save Candy?)
    Lacoste is maybe the worst I know - To me Lacoste Elegance is the only one from their offerings that is worth a spray...

  2. #62

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letitbenose View Post
    They just need to stop that tea thing. The brand name should have been Darjeeling. Ok they have
    some nice offerings... but please no more tea in the juice, Bulgari.
    But that's their house note.

  3. #63

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    Armani & Calvin Klein are both horrible and wide spread.
    Would say CK is worse though.

  4. #64

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    Unfortunatly
    YOU are a Bulgari Fan, right?
    (kidding)

  5. #65

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    It's hard to say because most of them have at least something I like and others I don't. I guess Ralph Lauren has the most fragrances I don't like.

  6. #66

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    There are several but Lacoste really sucks for the most part.
    Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Armani Prive Oud Royale_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud Musk______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire

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    Default Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sniffers View Post
    Bvlgari
    +1....
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    Default Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    Quote Originally Posted by TMJG View Post
    The Gucci discontinuations might be credited to Tom Ford being the creative director at the time of Gucci PH, Rush, etc etc. It's painful to see the horrific Guilty/whatever stuff in comparison to what once was.
    Yes - I guess a new creative director brings a new vision to every aspect of the brand. In this case, the fragrances went straight to the lowest-common-denominator and we have J-Lo pitching Gucci Cinquecentos.

    Thank you Frida.

    http://www.gucci.com/us/worldofgucci...ative-director
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  9. #69

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    Hugo Boss

  10. #70

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Gucci sucks for discontinuing a bunch of amazing unique frags just to replace them with a bunch of boring generic stuff.
    10000000000% agree! Their recent fragrances in the past 5 years are garbage compared to the Tom Ford era ones.

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    As for the worst brand, hands down its Calvin Klein, they release fragrances every year, and they always suck.

  11. #71

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    they all crap

  12. #72

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    Lacoste and Ralph Lauren ( nothing unique the last few years)

  13. #73

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    Gucci pour Homme....or ANY fragrance during the early Tom Ford era. Too intense!

  14. #74

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Yes - I guess a new creative director brings a new vision to every aspect of the brand. In this case, the fragrances went straight to the lowest-common-denominator and we have J-Lo pitching Gucci Cinquecentos.

    Thank you Frida.

    http://www.gucci.com/us/worldofgucci...ative-director
    She looks just as self-absorbed and narcissistic as Stella McCartney...

    Ah! Stella McCartney is now added to my list.

  15. #75

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    Esprit.
    Renato

  16. #76

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I wonder why anyone hasnt mentioned Tommy Hilfiger
    Good call. I forgot about that one.

  17. #77

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    Definitely Kenneth Cole and Zegna.

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    Default Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    Boss, Lacoste and CK. I believe they are ruining their own images by their sloppy fragrances. Am I the only one who finds Versace decent?

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    Default Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    In response to timdoeswell's request, allow me to explain what I meant earlier by Bulgari's consistency in keeping with their house aesthetics. By and large this house has stuck with their style revolving around tasteful (imo) interpretations of tea notes ( Black, pour Homme + flankers) or transparent watery florals (Omnia & flankers, Jasmine Noir flankers, etc).

    While this is indeed the Male Fragrance Discussion Board, I feel it's rather unfair to summarily dismiss a house without sampling at least 50% of their line, incl. those marketed to women. To do otherwise would raise some credibility issues, wouldn't it? I could have just as easily included Ed Hardy in this list but (i) I have not tried many of their fragrances, and (ii) the brand is not that famous.

  20. #80

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    I'll go with Ralph Lauren

  21. #81

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    In this order...

    Calvin Klein
    Boss
    Versace (the only nice frag they released was Black Jeans IMO and they discontinued it!)

  22. #82

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    CK and Bulgari

  23. #83

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    @ Diamondflame - imo the few female Bvlgari ones that I still know are actually quite good value for youngish users, even if less good than originally - when I thought that they were lovely (especially the very first one).
    My daughter has a couple (Rose Essentielle & Femme) which compare well with more costly offerings such as Kelly Caleche.
    Last edited by lpp; 14th April 2013 at 08:00 AM.

  24. #84

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    Kenzo and Hugo Boss,
    No originality and lacking quality, not either crowd-pleasing anymore!
    My most favorite scents that I can't be without:
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit

  25. #85

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    I found the Chandler Burr quote regarding Hugo Boss...
    Hugo Boss is one of the top-selling brands of perfume in the world. It is utterly antithetical to any sort of innovation, beauty, originality or human life.

  26. #86

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    In response to timdoeswell's request, allow me to explain what I meant earlier by Bulgari's consistency in keeping with their house aesthetics. By and large this house has stuck with their style revolving around tasteful (imo) interpretations of tea notes ( Black, pour Homme + flankers) or transparent watery florals (Omnia & flankers, Jasmine Noir flankers, etc).

    While this is indeed the Male Fragrance Discussion Board, I feel it's rather unfair to summarily dismiss a house without sampling at least 50% of their line, incl. those marketed to women. To do otherwise would raise some credibility issues, wouldn't it? I could have just as easily included Ed Hardy in this list but (i) I have not tried many of their fragrances, and (ii) the brand is not that famous.
    Solid post Diamondflame. I totally agree that Bulgari does decent fragrances and are indeed consistent with the company's aesthetics.
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  27. #87

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    Marc Jacobs, Versace, and Prada.
    I'd like to swap:
    Tauer - Lonestar memories
    Guerlain - Jicky EdT

  28. #88

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    While this is indeed the Male Fragrance Discussion Board, I feel it's rather unfair to summarily dismiss a house without sampling at least 50% of their line, incl. those marketed to women. To do otherwise would raise some credibility issues, wouldn't it? I could have just as easily included Ed Hardy in this list but (i) I have not tried many of their fragrances, and (ii) the brand is not that famous.
    I don't know if you have to try the womens' fragrances of a house to write it off - as you say this is the male fragrance discussion board. When I write in this sub-forum that I think a certain brand is good or bad, my opinion will most often be based on its male fragrances.

    I'd like to think I can tell what I like and what I don't like after having tried half a dozen frags from a house - particularly when you can use resources such as BN to seek out the frags that sound most appealing to you (and the ones that are most praised). I'm not going to refuse to try any fragrances in the future if I spot them, but I'm also not going to buy samples or decants from houses that are yet to really wow me.

    If the majority of their mens frags revolve around a note that I don't especially like (again, save for PH Extreme), they're going to slip down my list of frags to try. At least the new Bulgari Man isn't a tea fragrance. Maybe there is hope.
    Last edited by timdoeswell; 14th April 2013 at 09:31 PM.

  29. #89

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    Nautica

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  30. #90

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    Ahem, all crap designer frags bow to the atrocities put out by Versace

  31. #91

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    The modern Guccis are so bland compared to their past scents.

    'Sucks'...such a ridiculous word...
    'Twas a good word in Lord of the Flies though. "Sucks to your assmar, Piggie!"

    Versace

  32. #92

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    Quote Originally Posted by gqjoe718 View Post
    Gucci pour Homme....or ANY fragrance during the early Tom Ford era. Too intense!
    You waited 5 years to post...THAT?

    Seriously though, if you removed the name Gucci and any memory of their actual good fragrances, you would be left with a line of fragrances that are absolutely uninspired, generic, boring, etc. etc.

    It really is sad to see how far Gucci has fallen.
    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

  33. #93

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    Lacoste.

  34. #94

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    Good God, I just read Frida Giannini's Gucci bio linked above. Even compared to other puff bios that appear on company websites, it's got to be the most self-congratulatory, vapid, offensive piece of masturbatory prose I've read in years. Oh, wait, I misspoke: she's gotten the powerhouse trio of James Franco, Evan Rachel Wood, and Chris Evans to shill for Gucci scents. This is supposed to be an accomplishment?

    Tom Ford's reputation only grows when you compare Gucci's fortunes before, during, and after his tenure there.
    Current Top Five:

    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Default Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    I know, right?

    Tom Ford seems to be more innovative when he's working for established designers than his own brand, for some reason. I think the work he did in fragrance for Gucci and YSL is far more distinctive and better than the fragrances that bear his own name. All the TFs seem simple or derivative compared to Envy for Men, Rive Gauche PH, Rush, and others.
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  36. #96

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    Prada...

  37. #97

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    Lacoste for sure. Have tried most of the line, and found only Elegance to be bottle worthy, possibly Booster too.
    Guess. Everything I have tried has been bad except for Marciano.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

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

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    Gucci or Armani.

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  39. #99

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    Gucci is on the ground, YSL is falling fast because of L'Oréal. There are many others of course but YSL fragrances used to be legendary before the L'Oréal reformulations.

  40. #100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubirosa View Post
    Gucci is on the ground, YSL is falling fast because of L'Oréal. There are many others of course but YSL fragrances used to be legendary before the L'Oréal reformulations.
    I'd better hoard my mother's 70's Rive Gauche!

  41. #101

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    Oh yeah, forgot about TH. Good call.
    Quote Originally Posted by Attila View Post
    I wonder why anyone hasnt mentioned Tommy Hilfiger

  42. #102

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    Karen Low. Because i dont even know who is she.

  43. #103

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    Versace
    D&G
    Boss
    Bulgari
    Diesel
    CK

  44. #104

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    Quote Originally Posted by voidvader View Post
    Karen Low. Because i dont even know who is she.
    Voidvader, Karen Low is just one of the trademarks under which a french perfume house, named GEPARLYS, operates http://www.geparlys.com

    Yeah I know how you feel, I have been in same frustration after my acquisition of their Cut Cigar, a nice vanillic/tobacco cheapie: that "woman" was like a ghost or a mystery in the industry!

  45. #105

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finally24 View Post
    Boss, Lacoste and CK. I believe they are ruining their own images by their sloppy fragrances. Am I the only one who finds Versace decent?
    I'm with you. CK recently put out a number of dreadful fragrances. I think Encounter is almost offensive.
    And I'm in agreement on Versace: I think they lined up a number of really good fragrances, especially Versace for men, Versense for women and quite a number of others. Yes, Eros is embarassing, but there you go...
    À l'air libre les oiseaux ont eux aussi le vertige (camille)

  46. #106

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    Gucci - by far...

  47. #107

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    Kenzo
    Hugo Boss
    Also add:
    CK
    D&G
    Lacoste
    My most favorite scents that I can't be without:
    Givenchy Xeryus Rouge
    Dior Homme Intense
    Fahrenheit

  48. #108

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    I dislike recent offerings from Versace.... chemical meh...
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

  49. #109

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    ralph lauren ..

  50. #110

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    Lacoste and Ralph Lauren...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupo View Post
    I'm with you. CK recently put out a number of dreadful fragrances. I think Encounter is almost offensive.
    And I'm in agreement on Versace: I think they lined up a number of really good fragrances, especially Versace for men, Versense for women and quite a number of others. Yes, Eros is embarassing, but there you go...
    Encounter should have been called Restraining Order... Keep at least 1000 yards away at all times.

  52. #112

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    I've got to defend Bulgari here. Black, Aqua, Jasmine Noir, PH, PH Extreme are all very good fragrances, compared to the rubbish that the likes of Calvin Klein, Gucci, Hugo Boss have been producing the last few years.

  53. #113

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    Adidas, Lacoste and Puma.

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