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    Default What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    I would define the signature scent of the era of my youth, in the '90s, as being l'Eau d'Issey pour Homme.

    For the past decade or so until today, I'd say Terre d'Hermès or Dior Homme.

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    Aventus - Frag heads
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    I'd have to vote Acqua Di Gio as the scent for the average joe.
    I help my dad with plumbing, heating & air conditioning when I'm not in class and I would say 70% of bathrooms have ADG in them and no other fragrances.
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    +1 for Aventus

    +1 AdG for "mainstream"

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    Default Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    Well, keeping your parenthetical caveat in mind, I'd also go with Terre d'Hermes or Dior Homme. I smell more of the former out and about, but I suspect Dior Homme may be more commonly worn outside of the US.

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    I would also say Acqua Di Gio for the mainstream, alot of guy's and gal's know of this one.
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    Default Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    Those who mentioned ADG are spot on. I don't see a niche like Aventus as good as it is, being in that category because designers sell so many more bottles than niche.

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    Default Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    A toss up between Aventus or AdG

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    I better get a bottle of Adventus
    All set with AdG..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    +1 for Aventus

    +1 AdG for "mainstream"
    Agree with this emphatically. Closest thing to signatures for me are spice and wood, aventus, derby, fahrenheit.
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    Dior Homme

    I doubt many people outside of Basenotes actually know about Aventus. AdG may be a little more commonplace in comparison
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    Tie between ADG and JpG le male


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    most people outside of BN do not know what Creed is..

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    1 Million.
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    Le Male, the most disgusting fragrance on earth
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    Fume heads: tobacco vanille

    general populace: ADG or 1 million
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    Le Male, the most disgusting fragrance on earth
    Sir, thread starter said that isn't $&?? But that is good or not bad per se!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    Le Male, the most disgusting fragrance on earth
    I believe the honor for most disgusting frag goes to the Gucci Guilty series.

    That said, I would have to say Acqua di Gio or Bleu de Chanel for designer frags that don't suck from our time. Both may be overworn, but both are quality fragrances. Niche? As many have said, probably Aventus.
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    ............misread the OP.
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    I agree.
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    Tie between ADG and JpG le male


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    [QUOTE=MFfan310;3062164]I believe the honor for most disgusting frag goes to the Gucci Guilty series.

    LOL! I would not call the Guilty series disgusting, but FB worthy? Never!
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    I love seeing all the hate online for Gucci Guilty but it's many stores best selling fragrance
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    Most likely, the aforementioned ones in this thread (including, but not limited too), thus TDH, perhaps also TDH Parfum, Aventus, DHI etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    +1 for Aventus

    +1 AdG for "mainstream"
    I'd agree with this.
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    Default Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    I would say Axe (because its stupidly popular)...but I guess it would fall under the shit category...
    Well enjoying what you're wearing is crucial, it is of the utmost importance to wear something that others like as well.

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    I think everyone's answer would depend upon the OP's definition of s**t.

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    Default Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    Terre d'Hermès since it was released. Before that probably something like Cool Water or Acqua di Giò
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    Nevermind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    I think everyone's answer would depend upon the OP's definition of s**t.
    I suppose you're right.

    Let's say the signature fragrance of our time (that isn't shit) is something that a basenoter of impeccable taste might wear. Something that is neither vulgar and omnipresent (One Million, Le Mâle) nor niche and recherché (Ormonde Man, Invasion Barbare) but which is somewhat popular. Something that speaks to the present zeitgeist in fragrance history.
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    Default Re: What is the signature men's fragrance of our time (that isn't shit)?

    Here in Europe it seems to be Terre d'Hermes.
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