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    Default The "I don't get it" thread

    This is to point out certain frags that are popular and it makes no sense to you as to how they could be.

    My main one is ADG

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Encre noire....not my cup of tea
    "Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    ...Aventus

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    " pure _____ " fill in the blank with whatever you want.
    I know that most fragrances these days are highly if not completely synthetic. But come on Mugler, the stuff you pump out is rediculously bad. Scrubber city.
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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

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    I really can't understand any person willingly wanting to wear Joop PH -- that will puzzle me until I die

    After that, I would say about 90% of 'designer' frags. Why do people want to smell like everybody else? -- is it the 'herd' mentality?

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    LIDGE and New Haarlem both come to mind...

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    I smelled the modern Aramis and didn't care for it, haven't sniffed the older versions though.

    AV, great woods..but is mostly a luau with that smoked pineapple. I loved it on my husband, then after a bit, I really did picture him in a grass skirt smoking pineapple kabobs. I don't love it nor do I hate it..but I don't get the pineapple.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    musc ravager

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    + 1 : LIDGE. Not bad. Just don't quite see what makes it special.
    + 1 : Musc Ravageur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    Encre noire....not my cup of tea
    +1 It's not my cup of Earl Grey either.
    Currently wearing: Patchouli by Murdock

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Any Mugler fragrance

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    Gucci pour Homme - would like to love it , however that cloying nature brings on nausea every time.
    Aventus - eternal puzzle why it gets such credit for apparent cat nip qualities. All I get is a nice sedate even bland safe scent.
    DHI - Wore it and wondered why they even tried. Much too feminine for my taste.

    Lets put Encre Noire in there as well. Davidoff Silver Altitude despite the good reviews was a scrubber.

    When the dust settles , the one scent from this year that I disliked greatly was .......Issey Bleue for men .
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    I hate to hear the disdain for Malle's Musc Ravageur. This was on my Christmas list.

    I must admit I really haven't targeted a fragrance to just avoid all the way the closest maybe Polo Blue because of it's longevity issues it just falls off a clift on me just like Dolce & Gabanna's Light Blue for Men I get an hour and a half tops.
    Currently wearing: L'Homme Sage by Divine

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    LIDGE !! It's not even balanced to my nose ...

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Git

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Frank LA No.2
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    Leather Oud. Don't know what Dior was thinking about.
    Currently wearing: Le Vetiver Itasca by Lubin

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    AdG definetly for me. It sucks.

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    hate to say it, Invasion Barbare

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    Grey Flannel and Straight to heaven and/or Taste of heaven...
    Currently wearing: L'Homme Idéal by Guerlain

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    Gucci Pour Pomme ll.
    Kenneth Cole Reation.

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    Tobacco Vanille.
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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Encre Noir for me as well...and Aventus, Pure Malt/Havane to a lesser degree.

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Citing ADG as an example seems rather curious - there are a high proportion of consumers who just want something fresh, inoffensive, and office friendly. ADG ticks all the aforementioned boxes therefore it's mass appeal is perfectly understandable whether you like it or not.
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    La Nuit.
    My wardrobe is up to date as of 5/22/16.

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    AdG, YSL La Nuit, yes.
    Again, Armani Code, Mania, Black Code
    But especially the most recent Gucci releases like Guilty, Gucci By Gucci etc. I don't find anything interesting in them.

    Of the more expensive ones, Aventus popularity/hype. The pineapple is not my cup of coffee...
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    Armani Eau Pour Homme (vtg) (Roger Pellegrino, 1984)
    Monsieur de Givenchy (1959)
    Chanel Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jacques Polge, 2014)
    CK Eternity for men (vtg) (Carlos Benaim, 1990)
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme (Jacques Cavallier, 2003)
    Creed Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)

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    Blue de Chanel. I have tried this three or four times, and it just hits me as muddled, boring, and odd.

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    Default Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Citing ADG as an example seems rather curious - there are a high proportion of consumers who just want something fresh, inoffensive, and office friendly. ADG ticks all the aforementioned boxes therefore it's mass appeal is perfectly understandable whether you like it or not.
    The bug spray accord baffles many of us in its mass appeal. Wearing that in the office is like having Britney Spears pumping through the sound system.

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    Most likely: Sculpture by Nikos. Even more so considering both that I like gourmands AND, at the same time, I do not find this fragrance 100% vile or badly, superficially, generically and/or unprofessionally made. Yet my greatest dissatisfaction with this fragrance is: nice, but what's the point, where does it lead to?
    An almost single note sugary fragrance with no development, no surprise and not even the intensity and raw appeal of certain single note scents to make up for the lack of complexity- at least, in my opinion.

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