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    Default Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Ok I know a lot of people might get offended for me saying this but I just can't stand hermes terre d'hermes, Creed MI, and LIDGE. I've actually owned all 3 of these for a few years and tried very hard to like them but just can't. Lidge is a patchouli bomb on me with synthetic orange to my nose, MI smells like rotten fruits, musk and I find that melon note in there very synthetic and gross, and for terre d'hermes it is one of the only fragrances that I have to scrub off, the Iso E Super gives me the worst head ache and not a fan of the pencil shaving smell.
    So what are 3 Frags everyone loves that you hate?

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    I wouldn't say hate, but I don't see the hype for LIDGE (decent frag though), Encre Noire (like sport better) and Chergui (also decent fragrance).
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Maybe Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather which many seem to love but I personally dislike.
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Chergui, [insert a popular Bond No. 9 here], and [insert another popular Bond No. 9 here].

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Amouage Interlude man
    Creed Spice & Wood

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    It really depends on which community. In terms of Basenotes, Tobacco Vanille, Dior Homme Intense, and Aventus ( or insert any popular Creed, really ).

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    I wouldn't classify my feelings as "hate", but none of these BN darlings are to my taste..:

    Aventus
    by Creed
    Windsor by Creed (or alternately swap in 90%+ of the other offerings from the house that have a positive following)
    Dior Homme Intense
    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

    6)
    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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    Dior Homme Intense (I like the original)
    Tobacco Vanille
    La Nuit
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Tuscan Leather
    Chergui
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    A*Men
    Puredistance M
    Most Amouages
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    The House Of Kilians... Creeds Erolfa... Most of the Amouage Fragrances... I don't hate any of these... I just don't get the hype...

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Just pick any 3 fragrances frequently recommended or talked about on BN. There are no universally loved fragrances so I really see little point in threads such as these. A fragrance is not necessarily 'hype' simply because someone doesn't share a similar enthusiasm with a larger community who happen to genuinely like the fragrance.

    Vive la différence!

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    I see where you are coming from and agree. But I kinda do believe in hype there's frags that never get any love but then all of a sudden get all the talk and love when they get discontinued.

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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him - Raw emotion in a bottle, and not the good kind. Its wet, its dark. Its a large man with a comb over sporting a purple velvet jump suit wearing Drakkar Noir in the rain. Ripe.
    LIDGE and LIDG - Cocoa, orange and filth. Odd combination that works for many, but not me!
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Just pick any 3 fragrances frequently recommended or talked about on BN. There are no universally loved fragrances so I really see little point in threads such as these. A fragrance is not necessarily 'hype' simply because someone doesn't share a similar enthusiasm with a larger community who happen to genuinely like the fragrance.

    Vive la différence!
    /end of thread

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Difficult choice, since even the more underwhelming scents popular here usually have at least one, if not more redeeming aspects to them once their notes start to develop.

    Would include Kouros, Chanel AHS and AMen on this list- but only bearing in mind that they may have been and partly still are popular here, but still not the most hyped. So just chose a few scents with more than decent reputation here (but not always overly hyped) that simply did not work that well for me so far.

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Simple question that's hard to answer. But...Kouros. yuck. Tobacco Vanille. Good but why so much love? Very average. Chergui. OK but certainly not for me.
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    ........Tobacco Vanille, Dior Homme Intense, and Aventus ( or insert any popular Creed, really ).
    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    ..............
    Aventus
    by Creed
    Windsor by Creed (or alternately swap in 90%+ of the other offerings from the house that have a positive following)
    Dior Homme Intense
    Quote Originally Posted by RedRaider430 View Post
    ..........
    Tuscan Leather....
    Tom Ford Oud Wood....
    Puredistance M....
    ...........
    The combined life experiences of most Tom Fords and Creeds still can't muster any real mystery or character.

    Aventus - Dish washing liquid.
    Dior Homme Intense - Death by vanilla with tentacles.
    Puredistance M - Purported to be a premium dry woods chypre, but within the tiresomely affable and confused woody oriental there's really very little there there. All in all really pretty decent, though.
    Bleu de Chanel - Chanel becomes a second rate perfume house.

    So many more but I'd rather look for the ones I like. :-)
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    OK, people, what are LIDGE and LIDG??

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    La Nuit de l'Homme
    Spicebomb
    Bergamotto Marino/ Mugler cologne

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    tauer l'air du desert marocain. the more i try it the more i dislike it. the smell isnt horrible but as a cologne its just weird.

    nasomatto black afghano. same as the other.

    frederic malle musk ravageur. the opening is not a favourite for most people but i do think it smells kinda good. the drydown is even better. a pleasant smell. but its so sweet and the drydown makes it so much less unique then the opening. and then we havent started talking about the price.


    i was reading the topic only. then you said that everyone loves which isnt the truth here. i only meant hyped ones.
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    L'Instant De guerlain Extreme = lidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poohdini View Post
    So what are 3 Frags everyone loves that you hate?

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    frags that are kinda low key but are loved by the community (judging by the lack of its appearance at the sales thread)

    1) Paesteum rose: very underrated and one of the most interesting rose scents i have ever sniffed

    LIDGE was in vogue and was a hot topic a while back. a lot of fragrance reviewers on youtube covered that.

    cant think of the other 2. :P
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    How much spare time do you have?

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    Well, yes -- this could take for ever

    Every time the Allure (+ flankers) and Bleu fanboys chip in, I get very edgy.

    I think they are symptomatic of all that is wrong about 'masculine' fragrances. Chanel have enough funds and expertise to really make a difference, but they just can't be bothered and are more interested in their shareholders.

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    -CAEB (synthetic)
    -LIDGE (orange +cocoa disaster)
    -tobacco vanille (it's ok)
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Montale Black Aoud
    Bentley Intense (not bad but the hype was HUGE here so my expectations were high)
    Bleu de Chanel

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Tobacco Vanille for sure, it's just not my thang.
    Also don't understand the hype for Pure Distance M. I mean it's a good fragrance, but I found it too straight forward. I prefer more complexity and evolution throughout the day.
    Then I guess just insert any Amouage fragrance here for the third one.
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Insert any Montale
    Insert any Tom Ford
    Insert any Creed
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    Yves Saint Laurent - M7 (vtg)
    Fendi - Theorema
    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
    Gucci - Gucci pour Homme

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    In general, I don't care for Creed. I once tried an old batch of SMW with little tea, but lots of blackcurrant.. It was pure awesome. The newer batches are quite horrid IMO. MI is ok. Aventus is not to my taste either.

    Kouros is one that I have a tough time with.

    LIDG and LIDGE to some extent as well.
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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    La Nuit - This. its not bad - but to me not all that special of a scent and very fleeting

    Heck even Burberry London - not a monster hype but one often mentioned - and while its an enjoyable scent - nothing wildly special to me

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    Chanel Bleue!! and one million intense.

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    Spicebomb. It generally seems to be getting great reviews, so when I tried it, I was surprised that it kinda turned out to be a very sweet fragrance that didn't seem particularly sophisticated, and didn't last long. I didn't hate it, but I just expected... something more intense and interesting.

    Still have yet to try A*Men... very curious whether I'll fall into the love or hate camp

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    Add spicebomb to the list as well.

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    Montale Black Aoud
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Most all Muglers

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Knize 10 - Any vintage leather does it.
    Narciso Rodriguez Musk for Him - synthetic musks galore.
    Any Bond - improved takes on popular fragrances at exorbitant prices.

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    Slumberhouse <<insert flavor of the month here>>
    Knize 10
    Dior Leather Oud
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4. by Kilian - Incense Oud
    5. Puredistance - Black
    6. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    7. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
    8. Brückner - Aoud 1
    9. Creed - Royal English Leather
    10. House of Matriarch - Blackbird

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Montecristo
    Invasion Barbare
    Aventus
    Dior Homme
    Blackbird
    Almost the entire house of Chanel
    Any Gucci fragrance

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    All of the A*men scents
    Tobacco Vanille
    All the Amouage except Gold, Silver and Dia

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    Default Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    Hmmm.
    I'd have to say Kouros, I SERIOUSLY view this as a chivvy cheap scent, not worth the hype

    dior Fahrenheit again, I own some, but it's just blaghhhhh boots special

    Any of the Penhaligon range, they're all musty mixed up horrid smells, not worthy of their status.
    My frag list top ten (which changes pretty regular!)
    1- Creed Royal Oud
    2- Armani Prive Oud Royal
    3- Acqua di Parma Oud concentree
    4- Bvlgari Man in Black
    5- Amouage Fate Man
    6- Nasomatto Duro
    7- Jean Paul DuPont Oud d'or
    8- Ormonde Jayne Nawab of Oudh
    9- Geurlain HOMME IDEAL
    10- Shay&blue Oud Alif

    (Yes, I'm an Oud addict!)

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