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    Default What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    Hello everyone, Zhang Fan here with another question. I am not sure if it is better to ask this here, or in the women's and men's areas. But I am interested to know what fragrances you like very much, but other people usually dislike. Are there some "bad" fragrances you like? What are they?

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    Default Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    Out of the ones I like, probably Bellagio Uomo. I would not describe it as a “bad” perfume at all, just some may lack my more discerning taste. :-)
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    6) Nombre Noir (Shiseido)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZhangFan View Post
    But I am interested to know what fragrances you like very much, but other people usually dislike.
    Have no idea, nor does it matter to me, as it's only important whether I like it.
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    Strictly among the male fragrances and/or the opinions about each of these, still happen to enjoy most Diesel and Zara fragrances - even if not all and/or invariably negative rated, do still happen to like a significant chunk of scents from these specific fragrance brands

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    Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

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    I have Philtre Ceylan by Atelier Cologne which I love and think is a must have for anyone who likes black tea and cumin notes. It isn't badly reviewed, but the overall opinion seems more or less neutral.
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    Thierry Mugler Amen. I like the original more than any of its subsequent flankers.
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    I don't think I have any that most folks outright hate. Maybe Adidas Classic Blue. I think it's pretty natural smelling and a fantastic wear-anytime frag but performance & projection are low. I would wear the heck out of it they made that into an EDP. The Dunhill that came out in 2003 (brown juice goes by multiple names, i.e. Dunhill Signature) is another that I love where its gotten wishy washy reviews, but it makes me feel like a million bucks. It is close in nature IMO to Dior Homme which came out a couple years later. Not sure how it smells compared to how Dior Homme smells now or if there's been a reformulated Dunhill, so YMMV significantly.
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    I enjoy some of the Tom Fords that people hate, because it's branded under Tom Ford.

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    Default Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    Guerlain got very bad reviews for Mayotte/Mahora (2000-2016, RIP) - but as a fan of unusual, even loud, white florals, it became one of my favorites. Kafkaesque said it reminded her of scummy water in a vase of neglected flowers!

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    *hides Avon collection*

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    Default Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    Guerlain got very bad reviews for Mayotte/Mahora (2000-2016, RIP) - but as a fan of unusual, even loud, white florals, it became one of my favorites. Kafkaesque said it reminded her of scummy water in a vase of neglected flowers!
    LOL!!!

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    *hides Avon collection*

    D:
    LMAO!!!

    I think my celebrity fragrances are my biggest guilty pleasures. But some of them end up getting surprisingly good reviews.

    Next to those, perhaps my Bath & Body Works fragrances.

    But ignoring brand hate, I think Original Santal is one that I really like, but that gets some pretty nasty reviews, even from Creedheads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    LOL!!!



    LMAO!!!

    I think my celebrity fragrances are my biggest guilty pleasures. But some of them end up getting surprisingly good reviews.

    Next to those, perhaps my Bath & Body Works fragrances.

    But ignoring brand hate, I think Original Santal is one that I really like, but that gets some pretty nasty reviews, even from Creedheads.
    This thread inspired my choice tonight
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    La Religieuse - Serge Lutens

    The reviews are pretty damning but it's a jasmine based fragrance that I can wear with ease. Using civet and incense as accompaniments creates a lovely accord -- for me anyway.

    I also, like most of Tom Ford's range but they are 'dug out' frequently and unfairly imo.

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    Hot Water by Davidoff is being absolutely slated, but I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    La Religieuse - Serge Lutens

    The reviews are pretty damning but it's a jasmine based fragrance that I can wear with ease. Using civet and incense as accompaniments creates a lovely accord -- for me anyway.

    I also, like most of Tom Ford's range but they are 'dug out' frequently and unfairly imo.
    The notes of this one look very good, but I have heard there is not much civet and incense. Maybe I will try it. Thank you!

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    Ha-ha, it's definitely Xerjoff Mamluk Perfect perfume, but most of the people around literally hates it. As said my coworkers, it smells like horse's ass (idk where they smell it, but they said that very convincing).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    LOL!!!



    LMAO!!!

    I think my celebrity fragrances are my biggest guilty pleasures. But some of them end up getting surprisingly good reviews.

    Next to those, perhaps my Bath & Body Works fragrances.

    But ignoring brand hate, I think Original Santal is one that I really like, but that gets some pretty nasty reviews, even from Creedheads.

    Glad to have read this particular contribution as much as the entire thread, while also having to admit being both a Creedhead AND STILL happening to enjoy (albeit perhaps mostly or at least partly as a "guilty pleasure") Creed OS quite significantly

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    Pharrell Williams GIRL. A lot of folks labeled it a disappointment. I actually enjoy it.

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    Out of my whole collection, "Dark Cherry & Amber" by Banana Republic has likely gotten the most mixed reviews, but I freaking love that stuff.

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    Guess my SOTD Calvin Klein Contradiction for Men (1999) just about qualifies. Nobody likes it!
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    Default Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Varanis Ridari View Post
    Guess my SOTD Calvin Klein Contradiction for Men (1999) just about qualifies. Nobody likes it!
    I'm half tempted to own it just for the magnificent bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz View Post
    I'm half tempted to own it just for the magnificent bottle.
    Plus you can use it to near-empty and it will still look full in photos hahahaha.
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    my fart heheheh

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    I don't know come across too many fragrances on BN that are heavily in the red. I guess I'll go with this one:

    Drakkar Essence

    People say it smells awful, urinous, shames the Drakkar name, etc. I thought it was a pretty solid, straight-forward sport fragrance. I ended up giving it away, but it wasn't bad at all. Clean smelling, upbeat, and sporty. It reminds me a bit of Missoni Pour Homme.

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    Default Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    Quote Originally Posted by Varanis Ridari View Post
    Guess my SOTD Calvin Klein Contradiction for Men (1999) just about qualifies. Nobody likes it!
    I like it. Especially with 12 sprays.
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    Default Re: What are the worst reviewed fragrances you like?

    Serge Noire has inspired many vehemently negative reviews but I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    I like it.
    As do I.
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    Hermés Un Jardin sur La Lagune makes me wonder if my tastes in perfume aren't nearly as sophisticated as I thought, since I love the stuff and apparently everyone else thinks Hermés bottled swamp water and stuck a sprayer on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subhuman85 View Post
    Hermés Un Jardin sur La Lagune makes me wonder if my tastes in perfume aren't nearly as sophisticated as I thought, since I love the stuff and apparently everyone else thinks Hermés bottled swamp water and stuck a sprayer on it.
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