If you feel a certain way then how about some discussion or reasoning from you rather than childish comments.
In fact how about making some contribution anywhere on these boards other than breathless fawning over the company.
If I remember correctly you were the one who posted so many times in a thread about a new Creed scent that even the moderators stepped in to ask what was going on.
You can say what you like about me, I make no attempt to hide my scorn for the Creed company and am used to being attacked by fanboys but I think you will find that most of the posters in this thread do not have a particular axe to grind.
I have not found a bottle from these houses that I would like to purchase / keep. However, I'll keep sniffing.
Tom Ford Private Blend
Beauty is in the nose of the beholder.
Everything new from Gucci
Houses I dislike with no exceptions:
Hugo Boss - utter crap, year after year, time after time. No redeeming aesthetic value, let alone fragrance.
Kenneth Cole - I wore reaction a long time ago. It got me compliments. And then I realized I hated it.
Houses I dislike, with one or two exceptions:
Creed (Bois du Portugal, but I haven't tried the entire line)
Bond No. 9 (New Haarlem, but I haven't tried the entire line yet (how many released so far, like 60?)
'Fallen star' houses:
YSL - As long as YSL was alive and generally running the show, almost each release if not brilliant was an ode to a particular kind of Man: Pour Homme, Kouros, Jazz, Body Kouros, Live Jazz, M7, Rive gauche pour Homme. M7 Fresh was the last of them. I know of no other example where (marketing-wise) a house had a mirror for each of their releases, and several for Kouros. Brilliant. And then came the shit after that.
Gucci - They brought out Rush and Envy for men and women, I & II for men and women (Okay, the II's were not so hot, I admit) all in the space of 5-odd years and then fell flat. Tom Ford deserves all the credit he gets for his time there.
Perry Ellis, Penguin, Ferragamo and besides Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren have all been houses I've avoided. There's plenty of others I've yet to test, but the above have always led to disappointment for me.
Mugler- I just don't resonate with "Mugler" and the gourmands are overwhelming to me.
Bond No. 9-I am now only 4 samples into a lot of 20 samples, but so far am just not thrilled. If the trends changes, I will edit.
Montale, perhaps. I have only tried several, and they leave me cold.
Mugler (I like gourmand, but somehow his versions seem like snow cone syrup, yuk!)
Creed ( I don't hate it, but nothing has enticed me enough to make a purchase, the price point doesn't help of course.)
L'Artisan doesn't really wow me, save the latest, amour Noctourne, most of their fragrances are barely detectable on my skin after 20 minutes.
Bond No 9 just bore me so far.
On that note, I think this occasion calls for another spritz of Millesime 1849 [Glossy Green & Golden accent edition]
I used to love Gucci up until Tom Ford left the building. I think the only other good thing that ever came out of that house after TF was GpH II. Anything after that has been cat piss, not worth the price in pesos, never mind dollars. It would take a major miracle to make me interested in that house ever again.
Generally - I dislike most department store brands, like Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Nautica, etc, with their uninspired, generic sport/calone bombs. You could swap labels between them all and you wouldn't notice anything - they could all be released under each others' brands, there's no "family resemblance" to speak of between any of their houses. Seems like all approved by the exact same focus group.
For product portfolio I dislike Amouage & By Killian
Haven't smelled any of his creation but I hate Roja Dove, too obnoxious & fake
In the past I would mention Creed but nowadays we have so many houses that use bullshit marketing skims to high-jack the price tags for average/copycats products so Creed is not a stand out anymore
Last edited by jasonx; 21st December 2013 at 08:26 PM.
The Mugler DNA is just awful to me.
I don't really think I dislike any of them - I just don't feel a strong attraction - I'm indifferent. Glad they're doing well in business, but looking elsewhere for my own needs.
Gucci and Hugo Boss have fallen on hard times in my corner of the world. I'm not a big fan of Annick Goutal or Jo Malone, either. I like a few of their fragrances very much, but they just tend not to be big attractors.
You appear to be beyond parody, though I'd like to be able to tempt you to comment further just to see how far your elitism (or maybe you are just delusional) actually stretches
Is Basenotes even necessary anymore?
Out of the four or five Tom Ford scents I've tried, I couldn't get into his stuff. He seems to take a nice concept and ruin it with a heavy handed approach.
Olivier, Who??? Did I mention anything about him, or his name? Nope, I did not. -Thanks for the careless uttering which again I don't need.
You appear to be beyond drunk, Martiniho. By the way, that fragrance wardrobe seems like something from a George Burns estate sale. Too Old, and Too Outdated.
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