overrated: Hermes, Guerlain
Underrated: Ted Lapidus
Overrated: Bond, Kilian
overrated: Hermes, Guerlain
"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)
Overrated: Chanel, Hermes
Underrated: Kenzo, Mont Blanc
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.)
Overrated: Kilian, Bond, SL, Chanel
Underrated: MPG, Jovoy
Ovewrrated: Bond No. 9 and Creed
Underrated: Histories de Parfums and Parfums d'Empire.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
underrated S.T. Dupont, Yamomoto, SAlvador Dali
Overrated..pretty much everything else))
Underrated: Nicolai, Michel Germain, Azzaro, CdG, Mont Blanc, Parfumerie Generale
Overrated: Bvlgari, Bond No. 9, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Gucci (recent releases)
Underrated - Burberry
Overrated - Tom Ford PB, Frederick Malle
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
Overrated, by a long shot, forever and ever: Creed
Underrated —*in this thread: Tom Ford
Don't ask me to scrute the geranium. Some things are inscrutable.
I know a lot of people would disagree with me, but in my opinion, L'Artisan is overrated. It's one of the biggest names in niche, and has a ton of offerings, but so many of their frags are just 'meh' to me.
I'm not sure, but, Creed has to be the best house by far. Their worst fragrances are better than some houses best fragrances.
Overrated: Creed by miles, Tom Ford, Xerjoff, and tbh most of super-high-end niche that does not justify the astronomical prices they charge as Monsieur de la parfumerie is not off plucking patchouli leaves and harvesting civet glands like their ad copies try to pretend.
Underrated: Slumberhouse and ELDO (both pushing fragrances in new exciting directions), Lalique for providing niche quality stylistics at affordable prices, MFK, and Comme des Garçons
Overrated in the basenotes forum: Creed, the "niche" line that's available at Walgreens, Target, Kmart and Winners, the TJMaxx of Canada.
Underrated in the basenotes forum: Cartier. Not that they always get it right, but no one ever really talks about them.
The ultra-snarky part of me wanted to say:
Overrated: Any house that BN likes
Underrated: Any house that BN dislikes
But in the end, I'll probably upset quite a few with my picks...
Overrated: Guerlain (tied with Creed)
Underrated: Parfumerie Generale
What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence
Underrated: Creed (but only on BN)
Overrated: Bond, most designers
Underrated: Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Acqua di Parma, Penhaligon's
Overrated - Thierry Mugler, Gucci.
Overrated: Bond 9
Underrated: Kenneth Cole
Overrated: By Killian
Underrated: Sonoma Scent Studio
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest
- Benjamin Franklin
Overrated: Tom Ford, Amouage, Le Labo, Bond, Dior Homme series, Chanel post Egoiste, YSL L'Homme series, Gucci post Nobile
Underrated: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Serge Lutens, Creed pre Aventus, PdN, L'Artisan, Cartier, Bulgari, Loewe, Aramis, CdG, Trumper, Patou Heritage series
Underrated: Versace, Mont Blanc, Bond no 9
Overrated: Thierry Mugler, Amouage, Xerjoff
Overrated: Creed...overprized mediocrity in pseudo classic, pompous bottles...!
Underrated: Guerlain...it's the best of all...!
Overrated: Creed, Bond, Amouge
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