Is this fairly common or do I have a poor sense of smell? As I pointed out in another post, I'm still pretty new the fragrance world and still have a slightly less than refined olfactory palette. Yet, I built up my list of potential frags I wanted to try before buying and have sampled most of them at various department stores or perfume related businesses. Sadly, there were only a few I really liked.
Aramis - Horrid. Just awful stuff.
La Male - Meh. Had a soapy smell to me.
D&G's The One - Loved it. I had excellent longevity with it as well.
A*Men - Pure Malt - Loved it. My wife's favorite as well.
Acqua di Gio - Smelled nice. But, it seemed reminiscent of so many other Aqua scents I tried. Couldn't tell them apart anymore.
YSL Nuit de L'homm - Loved it.
Any CK scents - I tried most and couldn't find one I enjoyed.
Hanae Mori's HM - Way too sweet for me.
Fahrenheit - Loved it.
Any Burberry scents - Didn't like any that I tried and it was quite a few.
Joop - Nope.
1 Million - Smelled like over sweetened bubblegum to me.
I know I tried more, but I can't remember off hand now. I don't mean to offend anyone, I just found it funny that some of the most talked about fragrances on here smelled so bad to me. I didn't know if anyone else had a similar experience or not.