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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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    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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    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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    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) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    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

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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: Maître 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"
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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)
    Top 5 for Fall:
    1) Straight to Heaven - By Kilian
    2) New York - Nicolai
    3) Terre d'Hermes
    4) Aventus - Creed
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    Flower of Immortality - By Kilian
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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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    Overrated, by a long shot, forever and ever: Creed
    Underrated —*in this thread: Tom Ford
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    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.

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    I'm not sure, but, Creed has to be the best house by far. Their worst fragrances are better than some houses best fragrances.

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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbush Ave View Post
    I'm not sure, but, Creed has to be the best house by far. Their worst fragrances are better than some houses best fragrances.
    I'll second that.

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    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

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    Default Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatbush Ave View Post
    I'm not sure, but, Creed has to be the best house by far. Their worst fragrances are better than some houses best fragrances.
    Creed = Yankees.

    Let's keep it a buck.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerbick View Post
    The ultra-snarky part of me wanted to say:

    Overrated: Any house that BN likes
    Underrated: Any house that BN dislikes
    ...
    LOL

    IMHO,

    Overrated: All of the ones costing and arm and a leg.

    Underrated: All of the ones that does not cost and arm and a leg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheatstraw2 View Post
    Underrated in the basenotes forum: Cartier. Not that they always get it right, but no one ever really talks about them.
    Agreed. One of my favourite houses, and Declaration is one if my favourite scents. One criticism: too many ho-hum flankers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    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 agree. They used to be a great house when Jean Laporte was around. Santal, Vetiver and L'Eau du Navigateur are good examples of real quality perfumery. Then - of course - he left L'Artisan and found Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, which was great fragrance house from 1988 to the moment he retired. L'Artisan is nowadays a house where they cook up some interesting concepts, execution is always rushed.

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    Underrated: Creed (but only on BN)

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    Overrated: Bond, most designers

    Underrated: Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Acqua di Parma, Penhaligon's

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    Overrated - Thierry Mugler, Gucci.

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    Overrated: Bond 9
    Underrated: Kenneth Cole

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    Overrated: By Killian

    Underrated: Sonoma Scent Studio
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    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

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    Underrated: Versace, Mont Blanc, Bond no 9

    Overrated: Thierry Mugler, Amouage, Xerjoff

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    Overrated: Creed...overprized mediocrity in pseudo classic, pompous bottles...!
    Underrated: Guerlain...it's the best of all...!

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    IMO...

    Overrated: Creed, Bond, Amouge
    Underrated: Kenzo

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