Encre noire....not my cup of tea
Thread: 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
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 "
" 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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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?
LIDGE and New Haarlem both come to mind...
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.
+ 1 : LIDGE. Not bad. Just don't quite see what makes it special.
+ 1 : Musc Ravageur.
Any Mugler fragrance
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 .
Last edited by stanmar; 9th December 2013 at 06:57 PM.
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.
LIDGE !! It's not even balanced to my nose ...
Frank LA No.2
Amouage- Interlude and Reflection Man
Leather Oud. Don't know what Dior was thinking about.
AdG definetly for me. It sucks.
hate to say it, Invasion Barbare
Grey Flannel and Straight to heaven and/or Taste of heaven...
Gucci Pour Pomme ll.
Kenneth Cole Reation.
Encre Noir for me as well...and Aventus, Pure Malt/Havane to a lesser degree.
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.
Last edited by JON RODGERS; 9th December 2013 at 08:19 PM.
My wardrobe is up to date as of 12/7/16.
Currently selling Pierre Guillaume Long Courrier from the Collection Croisieres: 100ML/$65 (Retails for $175).
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...
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Signature: Amouage Memoir Man “vintage” (Karine Vinchon-Spehner, 2010)
Current top fragrances:
Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
Narciso Rodriguez For Him (Francis Kurkdjian, 2007)
Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme [vintage] (Louis Monnet, 1978)
Domenico Caraceni 1913 (2007)
Blue de Chanel. I have tried this three or four times, and it just hits me as muddled, boring, and odd.
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.