Nose changing?help please

    Nose changing?help please

    post #1 of 16
    Thread Starter 
    So I just really started getting into fragrances about 3 months ago. My first purchase was le male becuse I thought it was my favorite scent.well 12 bottles later and many samples I strongly dislike le male now. The smell I thought I loved i won't even wear as a to bed scent anymore and havnt touched the bottle in months.why did this happen? Any one else experience this? Thanks!anyone want a swap of barely used le male?
    post #2 of 16

    Give it a rest, then try it at a later time. 

    post #3 of 16
    I personally haven't experienced this, but some people like yourself after a time develop an aversion to a previously liked scent. Maybe changes or reactions with your skin chemistry that have surfaced. I'm sure there are many other factors that have also affected and altered your perception, but no expert as to what could have caused this in your case. Maybe you have developed certain sensitivities to certain notes present in the scent.
    post #4 of 16

    Tastes can change when you start explore. It's like with food. Perhaps now you have found stuff that excites you more and you find more interesting, so that what you thought good before now feels bad in comparison.

     

    cacio

    post #5 of 16

    If you've been trying out many scents, your tastes may have changed. For me this happened with Carlos Santana for Women, something I loved five years ago, that now strikes me as simple minded.  What happened?  A whole bunch of intervening sniffing experiences.  It was like going back to a Hershey bar after having tasted Valrhona.

     

    I agree with sjg3839, put it on the shelf for a while and revisit.  I have some fragrances I go back and forth on, and some fragrance families, the example being chypres—chypres tend to be such uncompromising compositions that I can sometimes feel overwhelmed by them.  I find I like certain scents more or less depending on the weather, too. 

     

    My advice, sniff around some more, participate in sample passes, and have fun findingout what you like.

    post #6 of 16
    Thread Starter 
    True! Chow chow
    post #7 of 16

       I do think it can be a simple matter of our tastes maturing.   Or simply changing as we ourselves change with time, mood and the seasons.   Were the things we liked really turkeys, or was there something to them after all ?

     

     Then there's the part about a scent being so different and exciting that we love it for that aspect alone, only to take a different view after the novelty has worn off.  If you spend any time here, you will see that pattern repeated over and over.  The new thing that's everyone's darling, only to be poo-pooed later, like an old lover that ended up treating us poorly.  

     

      Were they really that bad though?  I tend to follow sjg's advice, and give the thing a rest before returning to it at a later date, and I suspect  other folks do the same.

     

       Before finally deciding that certain things are simply not our cup of tea.


    Edited by Birdboy48 - 6/15/13 at 11:13pm
    post #8 of 16

    Hang onto the bottle; you may change your mind again. 

     

    Like others said, tastes change. It can happen for various reasons - you become sensitive to some notes, like Hednic said, or you find new smells that you like better than the old ones, like Cacio said.

     

    I think one factor for a lot of people is hype - they get this idea that expensive is better so suddenly the cheaper fragrances aren't good enough, or a bunch of people here vociferously dislike a fragrance so suddenly people feel like they can't like it anymore. The only criteria you should use for judging a fragrance is whether you like the way it smells. Once you start to work out your own tastes and understand what you like, you'll be better able to judge whether Le Male is for you. Don't make any rash decisions. And also don't make any expensive impulse purchases. 

    post #9 of 16
    My first purchase was in 1987 when I bought Hugo Boss Original. I loved it, but I was a total newbie to fragrances. Years later, and having tried niche and other Dept. Store frags, I have come to think of my Hugo Boss as "Blah" in other words tastes do evolve when you try more complex fragrances.
    post #10 of 16
    As previously mentioned, your tastes have changed. It's easy to adore something if you don't know what else is out there. The first niche scent I smelled I thought how can anything smell this good and I was hooked. Keep the bottle as you may come back around to it in the end, but don't worry about it, keep exploring!
    post #11 of 16

    change of taste.

    post #12 of 16
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    Originally Posted by Falco4758 View Post

    So I just really started getting into fragrances about 3 months ago. My first purchase was le male becuse I thought it was my favorite scent.well 12 bottles later and many samples I strongly dislike le male now. The smell I thought I loved i won't even wear as a to bed scent anymore and havnt touched the bottle in months.why did this happen? Any one else experience this? Thanks!anyone want a swap of barely used le male?

    Similar situation as me. I started 6 months ago and Le Male was my second fragrance (a gift). And like you, I am much less enthused about it now. Same with 1 Million (also a gift).

     

    I believe my tastes are evolving, at a shockingly fast pace. Yours probably are too.

     

    At first I was more or less indifferent  to Fahrenheit, DHI and Pure Malt. Same with Eau de Baux. At minimum, I was nowhere near the love of most others on BN for these fragrances. Now I love them all.  But it took numerous wearings of each of these for me to appreciate them.

     

    Le Male and 1 Million, on the other hand, have gone the other way. At one point I defended Le Male with a vengeance. Now I don't really care about it. I cannot now understand why I absolutely loved 1 Million at first.

     

    I still love my first purchase though -- AdG Essenza, even though it is very uncool to like this one around these parts. LOL.

    post #13 of 16

    Perhaps one can blame evolution!  I've experienced the same kind of thing, and more than once.  What I find is that I just have to put some scents aside until I'm in the mood for them, which may be days, weeks, or months.  Currently, scents with a strong fougere accord are bothering me, for example (such as Lomani, Azzaro Pour Homme, Caesar's World Man, etc.).  If I wear one of these, I know that I will likely then have problems with scents that possess a mild fougere accord.  Once you learn these things you can then make your rotation as large as possible.  Otherwise, you might find yourself very restricted because so many bother you.  Another thing that I'm finding irritating these days are scents with strong "fresh" aroma chemicals, so I have to avoid them or else what will happen is that scents with small amounts of those chemicals will begin to bother me.

    post #14 of 16

    If your nose is changing, perhaps you are Pinocchio.

     

    Tell less lies. :)

    post #15 of 16

    Yes, this has happened to me... I started hating a fragrance suddenly. I put it at the back of the cupboard & didn't try it for about a year. When I finally tried it we were friends again. I don't know why it happened & it hasn't happened again.

    Put it away for a while & keep exploring. Revisit it again in a while.

    post #16 of 16

    I agree that it could just be that your preferences have shifted. You may like it again one day, so you might want to hold on to the bottle just in case.

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    6/15/13 at 10:35pm

    Falco4758 said:



    So I just really started getting into fragrances about 3 months ago. My first purchase was le male becuse I thought it was my favorite scent.well 12 bottles later and many samples I strongly dislike le male now. The smell I thought I loved i won't even wear as a to bed scent anymore and havnt touched the bottle in months.why did this happen? Any one else experience this? Thanks!anyone want a swap of barely used le male?

    6/15/13 at 10:38pm

    sjg3839 said:



    Give it a rest, then try it at a later time. 

    6/15/13 at 10:42pm

    hednic said:



    I personally haven't experienced this, but some people like yourself after a time develop an aversion to a previously liked scent. Maybe changes or reactions with your skin chemistry that have surfaced. I'm sure there are many other factors that have also affected and altered your perception, but no expert as to what could have caused this in your case. Maybe you have developed certain sensitivities to certain notes present in the scent.

    6/15/13 at 10:55pm

    cacio said:



    Tastes can change when you start explore. It's like with food. Perhaps now you have found stuff that excites you more and you find more interesting, so that what you thought good before now feels bad in comparison.

     

    cacio

    6/15/13 at 10:56pm

    jujy54 said:



    If you've been trying out many scents, your tastes may have changed. For me this happened with Carlos Santana for Women, something I loved five years ago, that now strikes me as simple minded.  What happened?  A whole bunch of intervening sniffing experiences.  It was like going back to a Hershey bar after having tasted Valrhona.

     

    I agree with sjg3839, put it on the shelf for a while and revisit.  I have some fragrances I go back and forth on, and some fragrance families, the example being chypres—chypres tend to be such uncompromising compositions that I can sometimes feel overwhelmed by them.  I find I like certain scents more or less depending on the weather, too. 

     

    My advice, sniff around some more, participate in sample passes, and have fun findingout what you like.

    6/15/13 at 10:57pm

    Falco4758 said:



    True! Chow chow

    6/15/13 at 11:02pm

    Birdboy48 said:



       I do think it can be a simple matter of our tastes maturing.   Or simply changing as we ourselves change with time, mood and the seasons.   Were the things we liked really turkeys, or was there something to them after all ?

     

     Then there's the part about a scent being so different and exciting that we love it for that aspect alone, only to take a different view after the novelty has worn off.  If you spend any time here, you will see that pattern repeated over and over.  The new thing that's everyone's darling, only to be poo-pooed later, like an old lover that ended up treating us poorly.  

     

      Were they really that bad though?  I tend to follow sjg's advice, and give the thing a rest before returning to it at a later date, and I suspect  other folks do the same.

     

       Before finally deciding that certain things are simply not our cup of tea.


    Edited by Birdboy48 - 6/15/13 at 11:13pm

    6/15/13 at 11:47pm

    Kagey said:



    Hang onto the bottle; you may change your mind again. 

     

    Like others said, tastes change. It can happen for various reasons - you become sensitive to some notes, like Hednic said, or you find new smells that you like better than the old ones, like Cacio said.

     

    I think one factor for a lot of people is hype - they get this idea that expensive is better so suddenly the cheaper fragrances aren't good enough, or a bunch of people here vociferously dislike a fragrance so suddenly people feel like they can't like it anymore. The only criteria you should use for judging a fragrance is whether you like the way it smells. Once you start to work out your own tastes and understand what you like, you'll be better able to judge whether Le Male is for you. Don't make any rash decisions. And also don't make any expensive impulse purchases. 

    6/16/13 at 4:04am

    Possum-Pie said:



    My first purchase was in 1987 when I bought Hugo Boss Original. I loved it, but I was a total newbie to fragrances. Years later, and having tried niche and other Dept. Store frags, I have come to think of my Hugo Boss as "Blah" in other words tastes do evolve when you try more complex fragrances.

    6/16/13 at 5:48am

    foughare said:



    As previously mentioned, your tastes have changed. It's easy to adore something if you don't know what else is out there. The first niche scent I smelled I thought how can anything smell this good and I was hooked. Keep the bottle as you may come back around to it in the end, but don't worry about it, keep exploring!

    6/16/13 at 6:31am

    Tony T said:



    change of taste.

    6/17/13 at 1:33pm

    Mtnbkr123 said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Falco4758 View Post

    So I just really started getting into fragrances about 3 months ago. My first purchase was le male becuse I thought it was my favorite scent.well 12 bottles later and many samples I strongly dislike le male now. The smell I thought I loved i won't even wear as a to bed scent anymore and havnt touched the bottle in months.why did this happen? Any one else experience this? Thanks!anyone want a swap of barely used le male?

    Similar situation as me. I started 6 months ago and Le Male was my second fragrance (a gift). And like you, I am much less enthused about it now. Same with 1 Million (also a gift).

     

    I believe my tastes are evolving, at a shockingly fast pace. Yours probably are too.

     

    At first I was more or less indifferent  to Fahrenheit, DHI and Pure Malt. Same with Eau de Baux. At minimum, I was nowhere near the love of most others on BN for these fragrances. Now I love them all.  But it took numerous wearings of each of these for me to appreciate them.

     

    Le Male and 1 Million, on the other hand, have gone the other way. At one point I defended Le Male with a vengeance. Now I don't really care about it. I cannot now understand why I absolutely loved 1 Million at first.

     

    I still love my first purchase though -- AdG Essenza, even though it is very uncool to like this one around these parts. LOL.

    6/17/13 at 11:13pm

    Bigsly said:



    Perhaps one can blame evolution!  I've experienced the same kind of thing, and more than once.  What I find is that I just have to put some scents aside until I'm in the mood for them, which may be days, weeks, or months.  Currently, scents with a strong fougere accord are bothering me, for example (such as Lomani, Azzaro Pour Homme, Caesar's World Man, etc.).  If I wear one of these, I know that I will likely then have problems with scents that possess a mild fougere accord.  Once you learn these things you can then make your rotation as large as possible.  Otherwise, you might find yourself very restricted because so many bother you.  Another thing that I'm finding irritating these days are scents with strong "fresh" aroma chemicals, so I have to avoid them or else what will happen is that scents with small amounts of those chemicals will begin to bother me.

    6/18/13 at 4:11pm

    juanderer said:



    If your nose is changing, perhaps you are Pinocchio.

     

    Tell less lies. :)

    6/19/13 at 1:12am

    KeLLsTar said:



    Yes, this has happened to me... I started hating a fragrance suddenly. I put it at the back of the cupboard & didn't try it for about a year. When I finally tried it we were friends again. I don't know why it happened & it hasn't happened again.

    Put it away for a while & keep exploring. Revisit it again in a while.

    6/20/13 at 2:10pm

    Gary F said:



    I agree that it could just be that your preferences have shifted. You may like it again one day, so you might want to hold on to the bottle just in case.