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    Default Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    Ok. The inevitable is here. We have the Overrated thread and the Underrated thread. Are there fragrances out there that meet their expectations? They live up to the hype? There is no hype, but they deliver nonetheless, but aren't heralded quite enough to be underappreciated?

    The two separate threads got me thinking, which fragrance does neither and just rides down the middle of the road? Which fragrances missed being brought up in either of the underrated and overrated threads?
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    Caron Third Man. Its everything its said to be.
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    Agree with Caron third man. Love the whole line. One that I think is good too us Zino Davidoff Zino.

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    Escada Pour Homme.

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    That would be the bulk of my collection
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    For me, I would say:

    POLO
    Eau Sauvage EDT

    These two stand out the most, to me. They are exactly what their reputation makes them out to be, and not under or overrated.
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    Burberry London.

    Besides some people having longevity issues...I don't..it does what it does and neither gets too much praise or too much kickback. Just a great Fall/Winter scent that stands on its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    That would be the bulk of my collection
    This!

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    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP
    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Givenchy Gentleman EDT (Original)
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    Too many
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    That would be the bulk of my collection
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    This!
    Ditto. Anything I might call "underrated" is simply not well known. Anything I might call "overrated" is slated for sale, trade, or gifting sometime later this year.

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    Caron Third Man +3

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    Default Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    What about overly underrated or underly overrated?
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    Armani Eau Pour Homme
    You mean the vintage? The recent version I found to be a weak imitation of the scent I knew about 30 years ago.

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    Default Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    What about overly underrated or underly overrated?
    And what's the over/under on this thread, anyway? I'd like to get a bet down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    And what's the over/under on this thread, anyway? I'd like to get a bet down.
    5:1 we make 3 pages before someone goes completely over the top and loses their shit.

    +1 Eau Sauvage. It’s on point, exactly what it’s meant to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    What about overly underrated or underly overrated?
    Great. Another thread now has to be made to decipher all of our ratings. Like, if it's overrated, then you have to ask in terms of strictly overrated scents, is it underrated as far as overrated scents go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Guerlain Heritage
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain L’Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme EDP
    Ralph Lauren Polo
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Chanel Egoiste
    Chanel Antaeus
    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDP
    Azzaro Azzaro Pour Homme
    Givenchy Gentleman EDT (Original)
    I would agree on many of these.
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    Possibly also some inexpensively priced, but otherwise decent brands like Bogart or Daniel Hechter-neither huge commercial nor critical successes, but still reasonably bestselling to endure on the market without significant discontinuations (perhaps excluding De Viris, Furyo, Bois de Vetiver) nor reformulations




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