I wish there were some sort of nifty statistical tool that would mine these forums and display the fragrances that are most often cited as both best AND worst. The list would be long.
This tool would also parse out references to "Iso E Super" and show that it is probably both the most common AND most hated ingredient in all of perfumery.
I second that. Secretions Magnifiques. Bloody semen. Disgusting.
For me, it's womanity. I've even smelled the new, lighter, low-mercury-tuna version, and I still can't take it.
I respect the scent for trying. I really do. So many cowardly, redundant, all-marketing scents out there. Mugler is brave, and a fashion genius, and nothing will ever take that away. Angel, A*Men, the Pure series, and more - he could do nothing ever again and I would respect him. I even find womanity sexy in a very unique way - for about 15 seconds. But my nose simply cannot tolerate the dead fish amines in womanity. I convulse in cringes within minutes of wearing it. HUGE scrubber.
Really? There's a FISH note in that? Eeee-yikes! Grotesque!
my grandma used to always get my super cheap colognes for christmas. i just remember them being absolutely awful
Nautica Blue is pretty awful...just some indistinct chemical residue smells mixed with anti bacterial gel. A*Men is on the other extreme of the scale: nauseating.
Was just about to purchase Animale Animale, is it that bad? I heard it is quite similar to Pure Malt, although I find that hard to believe.
Apparently Grey Flannel is so bad, it reminds people of death...
Sorry, but this just isn't nice. Fizzy explosion of spices attacking my nose? No thanks.
The epitome of synthetic
Just too dated. It is literally the smell of yesteryear.
Wow, how about that. Three years ago, I'd said that the "worst fragrances ever" were Silver Mountain Water and Givenchy Pi. And now I own Silver Mountain Water and think it's great! LOL.
Still not much a fan of Givenchy Pi, but I certainly wouldn't consider it to be the worst.
These days my pick for "worst" would have to be H.M. by Hanae Mori. I've tried and tried to appreciate it, but it just rubs me the wrong way.
Angel Men by Mugler is a insult to the nose and I have boycotted the house for the affront of creating something so vile.
Now, talking about vile, I don't know if it's the worst fragrance I EVER tried but Amouage Gold Man comes pretty close. I hated it when I sprayed it on yesterday and today it's still going strong unfortunately, even after a shower and trying to scrub it off. And yep, it still smells like piss to me... :angry:
+1 SL Serge Noire
Dunhill Desire - Smells like cat pee
A*Men - Smells like butt paste
Dirty E - Make me wanna gag
Le male - sprayed myself once and I was rushing to the bathroom to wash my wrist
Kouros - I just dont understand this
Narciso Rodriguez for Him - ridiculous
To me, has to be Fahrenheit. Seriously, smells like Citgo #2 lithoplex grease with some motor oil thrown in.
Second worst of the ones I've tried... Curve. Smelled just like a woman's perfume on me. So much that I felt really self-conscious while wearing it at the gym, and couldn't wait to get it off.
Both of these were samples, thankfully :coolold:
Azzaro Silver Black/Onyx: Gross
Body Kouros: Disturbingly gross. I picture a homeless male prostitute smelling like this
Burberry Touch: Starts off promising, then the musk ruins everything
Really suffocating to me...
Worst ever must and has to go to Jacques Bogart Silver Scent. Awful.
Rather than start a new thread I figured I would just add to this one. While their are fragrances I dislike.. there are rare ones that deserve recognition for being so damn horrible.
Without further adieu..
Debonair by Smell Bent.
This does not make me wanna try anything else from this fragrance house. It smells like burnt hair.. and is insanely strong.. 1 spray stuck up my living room for a week. This stuff is bad!!
I'd say, if you want to pull a prank or practical joke on somebody, use this, or a stink bomb, either or will do the trick!
I dislike HM by Hanae Mori equally as much as Amen by TM.
Disel fuel for life. Headache in a bottle
Paul Smith Extreme. I bought this on offer but can't stand it. Tried to give it away but no one wanted it. It's just a very synthetic, stinky unpleasant scent. And that's the positives.
It's a draw between Davidoff Cool Water and Yves Rocher Antartic. Why? They both have a very sharp metallic note that is painful.