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    Default I'm over BR540

    The ride lasted slightly over a year.

    It was new, novel, daring. I mean that marigold amplified and accompanied by all the rest.

    For a while I might have had the feeling some Creed lovers have with Aventus or another Creed that's their favorite. But not very rightfully so, I think I may have been too much of a Kurkdjian fanboy. Focusing too much on how well it's done. Unconsciously maybe the hype played tricks on me too even though I found out about the fragrance via something not perfume related at all. I feel I cannot defend it anymore if it ever came up.

    It's actually because of a clone that sort of broke BR540 down for me and handed the notes back to me but kind of messy. Like making your plate yourself at an all-you-can-eat vs being served one at a decent restaurant. I think I just don't like what's on the plate with BR540.

    Anyone else not that fond of the smell anymore ? Or should I say how it makes the wearer smell?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-Lux'eau View Post
    Unconsciously maybe the hype played tricks on me too
    This can happen.

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    This happens with a lot of fragrances I go back and forth often with many I wear, I’ve decided to give Guerlain Heritage a rest after a long ride.
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    Default Re: I'm over BR540

    Didn't live up to the hype IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Didn't live up to the hype IMO.
    This. I sampled and then passed.
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    Nope. Still love it.
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    Never cared for it and can't understand why anyone would. I sampled it again yesterday just to see if my opinion might have changed, and I still thought it was horrid.
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    Default Re: I'm over BR540

    I still have a 10ml decant that I come back to every six months or so. The outcome is always the same. It just smells too weird for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-Lux'eau View Post

    Anyone else not that fond of the smell anymore?
    Still have unwavering fondness for the smell.
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    Default Re: I'm over BR540

    Can’t even smell it, anosmic to the main ingredient. But what little I could smell did not impress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Can’t even smell it, anosmic to the main ingredient. But what little I could smell did not impress.
    With you on this. I smelled it at Osswald NYC and said "that's forgettable".
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    I was never under it.
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    I enjoy it, but I don't think I ever got into because of hype. I don't remember how I even came about trying it the first time. I will say that I do have to find the right occasion to wear it. As with every other fragrance ever created, it's not for everyone.

    As for hype, I let go of that a long time ago. I've done this long enough to know that hype can be expensive and disappointing all in one. Give me the notes, I want to see the notes! That's how I gauge my potential interest in a fragrance.
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    There are aspects of it that I really like, but I wish he'd used something smoother for the base... but he limited himself to only synthetics for BR540 which I can't help thinking led to less smoothness overall.

    I'm specifically referring to how the smells up close on skin, hours after you've sprayed it on. Amyris Homme has a similar chemical profile in its base - something sort of prickly that's hard to define.
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    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    This happens with a lot of fragrances I go back and forth often with many I wear, I’ve decided to give Guerlain Heritage a rest after a long ride.
    Haha it's become my current dumb reach after almost getting rid of both my vintage and newer bottles. I'm suddenly obsessed with it. I just love that dry down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjg3839 View Post
    Didn't live up to the hype IMO.
    Didn't care for it at all, one of the least enjoyable ones from MFK.
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    Glad you finally came to your senses. ;-). In my case, it is one of the worst smelling perfumes I have ever sniffed, and *so* potent, too. In this case, that was just about as bad a combination possible.
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    Never liked it from the start. Find it too flamboyant.

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    I fell out with it a while ago. I owned it for about a year (perhaps more) on the advice of my wife who loved it. Unfortunately, this is more creative art than perfume to me. Great scent trail, but not something I want to smell of.

    That said, it's the number one best seller by MFK. Even some independent stores list it as being in their top 5 bestsellers.

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    I’m kind of in the same place right now.

    There are two fragrances which I prefer to it, that are similar in some ways—Oud for Greatness and YSL Tuxedo. With these two, I don’t feel compelled to wear BR540 much.
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    Personally, I think it's brilliant and novel

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    I could never get into BR540. I do love Grand Soir though.
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    It smelled like a nice fragrance. A bit heavy. I didn't buy it, but I can understand why someone could enjoy it for sure.

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    I think BR540 is great. You accept it for what it is or you don’t. I know it’s synthetic straight out the gate, it makes no bones about it - I know what I’m getting. Wear it rarely from samples when I do and that’s how I like it. Plenty of gap between wearings and no loop-the-loops after candy floss time.

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    Default Re: I'm over BR540

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Can’t even smell it, anosmic to the main ingredient. But what little I could smell did not impress.
    Anosmic to the original as well. The extrait fared better, but isn't for me.
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    I lost faith in BR once I would walk into a Neimans and the entire store smelled like Br. Many ladies working there walked over to the fragranxe counter and did about 4 sprays of it.

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    I acknowledge that it's potent and well blended, but the scent profile does not appeal to me at all. Besides, I don't wear fragrances for compliments, so BR simply has no value for me, and I left my sample untouched after trying it once.
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    Only tried it very recently, expecting to dislike it because MFK is usually not my style but ended up liking it. I think it's mainly because it manages that Maltol-like (A*Men) sweet note quite well, so the overall effect is airy and transparent instead of cloying and heavy.
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    I wore it yesterday and enjoyed the heck out of it. I find it to be a bright, cheery festive scent that I can wear year around. Top 5 for me. My fave from MFK for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Still have unwavering fondness for the smell.
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