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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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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Underrated: Jovoy

    Overrated: Bond

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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    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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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    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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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Underrated: The Different Company, Mona di Orio, Costume National
    Overrated: Creed, Bond, Xerjoff
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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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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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Overrated : Bond, Creed

    Underrated: Maître Parfumeur et Gantier, Parfum d'Empire.
    Currently wearing: L'Eau de L'Eau by Diptyque

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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 Ultimate Top 5:

    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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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 Ultimate Top 5:

    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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

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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    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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