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    Default Most overrated fragrances

    What are your most overrated fragrances? By which I mean fragrances you like but don't think worthy of the hype. There are two that immediately come to mind:

    Niche: Creed Aventus
    Designer: Dior Sauvage

    I own and like both. I particularly think that Aventus is overhyped. I think it's become a status symbol and people like the idea into buying into something.

    What are your choices?
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    Niche: Tobacco Vanille
    Designer: 18:21 Sweet Tobacco
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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted Vision View Post
    What are your most overrated fragrances? By which I mean fragrances you like but don't think worthy of the hype. There are two that immediately come to mind:

    Niche: Creed Aventus
    Designer: Dior Sauvage

    I own and like both. I particularly think that Aventus is overhyped. I think it's become a status symbol and people like the idea into buying into something.

    What are your choices?
    Aventus is in it's own league as far as overrating goes. Some of the "king" and "Godlike" comments in the batch thread are quite astonishing.

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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted Vision View Post
    What are your most overrated fragrances? By which I mean fragrances you like but don't think worthy of the hype.
    None. Nothing I choose to own I consider to be overrated by me. If I want a fragrance, I get it without considering hype either for or against.
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    Yes. Double yes. Dior Sauvage
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted Vision View Post
    What are your most overrated fragrances? By which I mean fragrances you like but don't think worthy of the hype.

    What are your choices?
    Let me ask a follow up. Do you mean overrated "by the online fragrance community/Basenotes", or by the general public (i.e. - what sells really well and is well received by non-fragrance enthusiasts?)

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    I mean overrated by the fragrance community.

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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    I'm kinda OK with Terre d hermes but not loving it.

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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Dior Sauvage - unholy chemical mess

    YSL - Kourous. The guy who invented the urinal cake gets no credit, but this is considered a masterpiece?

    YSL - Opium - Cloying scrubber for me.

    Naomi Goodsir - Bois d’Ascese. When it came out, seemed like everyone sang its praises. Nothing but dirty ashtray to me.

    Creed - Millesime Imperiale - Just lemon, bleach and salt water to me.
    Current Summer Favorites:

    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
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    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    If we’re talking about fragcom, then....

    Midnight in Paris
    Bentley Intense
    AHS Eau Extreme
    Terre d Hermès

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    None. Nothing I choose to own I consider to be overrated by me. If I want a fragrance, I get it without considering hype either for or against.
    Haahaahaahaa!!

    I love it Hednic. Love reading all of your comments, your my kind of guy.
    Currently wearing: Black Orchid by Tom Ford

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    Grey vetiver.
    Last edited by Opiate; 18th February 2018 at 03:52 AM.
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    Tom Ford Oud Wood and Tobacco Vanille. They smell like candle scents, but I don't know why anyone would want to wear these on their body. Especially for the price.

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    Agree with Aventus and 18:21 Sweet Tobacco . Aventus just has a nice opening, after that it's all down hill fast. 18:21 Sweet Tobacco smells like piss to me.

    Some others worth a mention:
    Interlude Man: smells like a church full of cotton candy, disgusting and juvenile.
    Musc Rav: Eww just eww. Why should I pay 300 dollars to wait 2 hours for a decent dry down? No ty.
    Creed Viking: Has its own hype train going. Opening is nice, mid is ok, but seriously, hasn't this been done elsewhere, somewhere, and like a million times? The dry down smells like dehydrated fish flakes to me..
    Oud Wood: If I wanted to smell like armpits, I could just go sit in a sauna for an hour.
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    It might be cliche at this point, but for the love of God - Aventus.

    I don't get it. I find Aventus 'okay', but underwhelming. I truly don't understand how people think it smells amazing. Even back when I was first starting in this hobby, I got a sample from Boomer (RIP), and it was like a "...this is it? Am I missing something?" kind of thing? Meh.

    Now for the designer side.. hm... not sure.
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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted Vision View Post
    I mean overrated by the fragrance community.
    Thanks for the clarification.

    The reason I ask, is because the fragrance community doesn't really rate Dior Sauvage all that highly, but the general public seems to like it. Meanwhile, something like Chanel Egoiste will be praised within the fragrance community, but my real life experience with it wasn't received all that well by the general public.

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    Just listing the ones that get talked about over and over again... Some are good but there are under the radar fragrances as well that deserve to be mentioned

    In here:
    Ysl m7
    Polo (green)
    Kouros
    Interlude man
    Dior Homme intense
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Guerlain lidge
    Royal mayfair
    Silver mountain water
    Jubilation xxv


    YouTube fragrance community:
    Sauvage
    Aventus
    Dylan blue
    Prada l'homme
    La nuit l'homme
    Mont Blanc individual
    Bond no 9 New Harlem
    Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    Allure homme sport eau extreme
    Reflection man
    CH men prive
    Parfums DE Marley layton
    Invictus acqua

    **yawns**
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    Mancera Cedrat Boisee. I got a sample to see what the hoopla was about. It's a super loud chemical pineapple. Poor man's Aventus. Lol. No thanks.

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    Most Creeds!
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    These brands are a bit overrated, I still have many of these.

    Creed
    Fragrance du Bois (except Sahraa Oud)
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian (except Baccarrat 540 extrait)
    Dusita
    Hiram Green
    Tom Ford Private Blend
    Guerlain
    Chanel
    december line up: z zegna milan • scent one hinoki • le labo baie 19 • le labo thé noir 29 • moth and rabbit la haine • heretic blood cedar • bvlgari man dark orient • madras cardamom • phuong dang artist • hermes osmanthe yunnan • boadicea the victorious imperial • olibanum profumum • fahrenheit parfum • dusita issara • papyrus oud/71 • oud alif • sahraa oud • mfk oud extrait • baccarat rouge 540 extrait

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    Niche - Interlude.

    Designer - Sauvage. Stinks. Plain. I don’t get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    None. Nothing I choose to own I consider to be overrated by me. If I want a fragrance, I get it without considering hype either for or against.
    +1!!
    Currently wearing: Viking by Creed

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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Good topic.. IMHO there is no such thing is overrated fragrance, however there is such thing as an underrated fragrance LOL
    I'm a big fan of ADP's line and think it doesn't get as much love as it deserves.
    Currently wearing: Viking by Creed

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    When I first started reading this forum, it was GIT that everybody was raving about. It seemed to be everyone's holy grail. I built it up so much in my head before I sampled it that I was even dreaming of how it would smell. When I finally came to smell it I was really underwhelmed. A more green, more powdery Cool Water. A great fragrance, but way way overhyped!

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    Default Re: Most overrated fragrances

    Most overrated fragrances:

    Everything that you think is great and not overrated.

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    For me it would be Kouros, Body Kouros and Kouros Silver. Returned all three. Have never looked back with any regrets. That just means more Kouros for the rest of y'all. Did the same with Black Orchid and Zino too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Whichever fragrance that is not already part of my wardrobe.
    lol..... Funny!
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    1. Guerlain Habit Rouge L' Eau
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    3. Dapper 1959 By Alexandria Fragrances
    4. Chypre Siam By Rogue Perfumery
    5. Eau de Rochas Edt By Rochas

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    Hi all,

    Let's face it, we are all different and being different, we preceive scents differently. What one considers to smells outstanding, to another, may smell like a total dud. The best example I can think is (the original) SERGE LUTENS MUSC KUBLAI KHAN. I happen to be in the "camp" that LOVES MKK while others (perhaps most) call it disgusting! Isn't it funny how that works ? At any rate, it all comes down to this, "The Eye may lie, the Lip may slip, but, the Nose knows!"


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    Agree with Sixcats

    Completely subjective - one man's masterpiece is another man's disasterpiece.

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    Pure Malt. I used to lke it. Not anymore.




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