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    Default underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    underrated - armani
    overrated - dolce and gabanna

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    Underrated - Mont Blanc

    Overrated - Tom Ford

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    Underrated: Jovoy

    Overrated: Bond

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    Let's jump into niche for a moment.

    Overrated: Creed

    Underrated: Le Labo

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Underrated: Jovoy

    Overrated: Bond

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    +1 on Bond

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam090273 View Post
    Underrated - Mont Blanc
    How are they underrated?

    Arent most of their frags just blatant copies of other frags?

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    ------------ delete this
    Last edited by Buysblind; 5th February 2014 at 12:45 AM.

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    Are we talking over/under rated for frag heads or for the general public?
    Assuming we are talking about the general public, I would have to go with:

    Underrated: YSL - Call me crazy but I promise nobody in my area ever talks about this house. I am ashamed

    Overrated: Gucci or D&G
    "All the best perfumes in history have something that smells like garbage in them; that's what keeps drawing you back."

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    Underrated: Kerosene / Ormonde Jayne / Ramon Monegal

    Overrated: L'Artisan / YSL

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    Underrated: Seahawks
    Overrated: Broncos

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    Nevermind.
    Last edited by Buysblind; 5th February 2014 at 12:44 AM.

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    A big +1 for Gucci being overrated by the general public. People get sucked into buying their products because of the name...which is a direct result of the media making them out to be so much greater than the brand actually is
    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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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Underrated - Sonoma Scent Studios/ Costume National

    Overrated - Hermes

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    Under- costume national, Sonoma
    Over- bond, mugler
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    Underrated: The Different Company, Mona di Orio, Costume National
    Overrated: Creed, Bond, Xerjoff
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frdric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'dri) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Overrated : Tom Ford , Bond & Creed

    Underrated: Diptyque & Annick Goutal

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    Ah yes. Much as I like Sahara Noir, overall Tom Ford is an overrated and overblown line. Maybe not as pretentious as Creed, but close.

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    Overrated : Bond, Creed

    Underrated: Matre Parfumeur et Gantier, Parfum d'Empire.

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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbush Ave View Post
    How are they underrated?

    Arent most of their frags just blatant copies of other frags?
    No, not all.
    Creed OS is a blatant but better made copy of mb individuelle
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    Underrated - Kenzo, Antonio Banderas, Paul Smith, Jacomo, Porsche, Lalique, Loewe, Samba, Zirh, Diptyque, Miller Harris
    Kind of underrated (but still more popular) - Bvlgari, Burberry, Diesel
    Overrated - Bond, Creed, Guerlain, Chanel
    My 3 Signature Scents:

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

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    Over rated: Montale and Xerjoff. Recently Roja Parfums.

    Under Rated: Atelier Cologne

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    Over Rated : Killian, Villorosi, Mona di Orio, Creed, Bond No. 9, Le Labo, Hermes

    Under Rated: Diptyque, Frederic Malle, The Different Company, Annick Goutal, Rance 1795 and select celebrity fragrances

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    How can Bond be overrated when most people think it's way overrated and not many rate it highly at all? How can people have such a great grasp of how highly rated houses are that they can so easily answer this question? Also, rated where: Basenotes or real world?

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    basis are basenotes and personal preferences

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    I too was basing mine not off of average Joe/real world; rather, us connoisseurs and enthusiasts.

    Before even reading people's opinions, I knew Bond No 9 was gonna be the most "overrated", or Creed.
    My 3 Signature Scents:

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

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    Overrated: Dior, Bond, Le Labo
    Underrated: L'erbolario

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    Very difficult this, for a number of reasons

    Under rated (purely because it does not get much attention on here): Parfumerie Generale

    Over rated (purely because IMO they rely on their name to sell lots of boring scents): Gucci

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    Underrated: Bond No. 9 (I never understood the hate they get)
    Overrated: Creed

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    Underrated-many of the ones that released good to great male fragrances during the 70s and 80s
    Overrated-many of the ones that come up with a new trendy flanker for the same fragrance even multiple times a year, almost each month

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    underrated - PDN, jovoy , Divine
    overrated - Creed and Bond

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    Underrated: Ted Lapidus
    Overrated: Bond, Kilian

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    overrated: Hermes, Guerlain
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

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    Overrated: Chanel, Hermes
    Underrated: Kenzo, Mont Blanc

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    Overrated: Creed/Bond/Tom Ford
    Underrated: Comme des Garcons/Sonoma/Anat Fritz (Can't really say Slumberhouse anymore as it's getting recognition here now.)

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    Overrated: Kilian, Bond, SL, Chanel

    Underrated: MPG, Jovoy

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    Ovewrrated: Bond No. 9 and Creed

    Underrated: Histories de Parfums and Parfums d'Empire.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    underrated S.T. Dupont, Yamomoto, SAlvador Dali
    Overrated..pretty much everything else))

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    Underrated: Nicolai, Michel Germain, Azzaro, CdG, Mont Blanc, Parfumerie Generale
    Overrated: Bvlgari, Bond No. 9, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Gucci (recent releases)
    Celebrating 10 years on Basenotes - and smelling better than ever

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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Underrated - Burberry
    Overrated - Tom Ford PB, Frederick Malle

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    Overrated : Creed, Tom Ford
    Underrated : Rania J, Imaginary Authors, Atelier Cologne
    My current top 10 fragrances :
    1. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    2. A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    3. YSL L'Homme Libre
    4. Tauer Perfumes L'Air du Desert Marocain
    5. Rania J. Ambre Loup
    6. Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
    7. Parfum MDCI Ambre Topkapi
    8. Imaginary Authors Memoirs of a Trespasser
    9. Heeley Sel Marin
    10. by Kilian Back to Black

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