One Man Show!
One Man Show!
On men: Kouros *
On women: Agent Provocateur
you know i cant help but be amazed at how different peoples tastes are 0_O i mean i know everyone has different tastes but i mean, some of this stuff is just like, something i'd imagine the masses would love so even if it isn't complex or worthy of buying i would imagine it would at least smell pleasant.
But to get back on topic, i would say well, when i first started i nearly gagged on the opening of kouros. But my nose has developed a lot and nothing really smells repulsive and weird in my opinion anymore so i can't really judge. I actually like kouros now. But i will say, the other day i accidently sprayed a men on top of a platinum egoiste spray (on accident). oh my god that was beyond repulsive
lagerfeld classic. imo, it's liquid cr*p.
I think if you're wearing a fragrance to try and impress women or fish for compliments, then its more than likely you'll be someone who wants to wear something that's in your face, leaves a vapour trail wherever you walk, so strong it gives you a headache and makes your nose bleed, and has been recognised as being a fragrance that women like (think Joop, JPG, Mugler, Issey Miyake etc...)
Alternatively, you could fall in to the category of man who wears a fragrance for themselves, who doesn't really care what other people think and chooses a fragrance solely because they like it and couldn't care less if other people can't smell it or don't recognise it.
The worst smelling fragerence is Musc Raveguer. The smell is nauseating. It smells like rotten spoiled eggnog with more vanilla added to try and cover up the spoiled smells.
Encre Noir Pour Elle
Calvin Klein Man
Hugo Boss Energise
Chanel Egoiste Platinum (I love Egoiste, bu Platinum makes me gag)
Bvlgari Blv for men
Bvlgari Aqua Marine
The worst fragrance I've ever smelled is Jicky. It literally makes my stomach turn. Close runner up is C&S #88.
My pic is L'eau d'Issey Homme Eau de Toilette. This fragrance boasts notes of Yuzu (Japanese Citron), Cypress, Coriander, Mandarin, Clary Sage, Fresh Verbena, Blue Water Lily, Nutmeg, Saffron, Bourbon Geranium, Ceylonese Cinnamon, Tobacco Amber, Musk, Indian Sandalwood, Haitian Vetiver, Cypriol. Too many notes! This fragrance is completely overpowering, confused and a guaranteed migraine.
Can't believe that no one has mentioned Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet yet. Either male or female.
Bond No 9 Brooklyn. I got a sample of it yesterday and couldnt wait to get it off my arm. Unfortunately after a an attempt to wash it off and A SHOWER it wouldnt come off. I reeked of it the rest of the night. Very long night...
I'm very surprised at all the hatred towards Fahrenheit on these boards. Yes, the new formulation is not as refined or robust as the vintage, but is still a unique and pleasant fragrance (to my nose). Usually with that criteria on Basenotes, it is held in high regard. I'm puzzled.
Secretions Magnifique tops the list of ipecac flankers. Katie Puckrick's review is hilarious.
I just smelled a sample of True Religion Drifter----Yikes! who would wear that?
Many of the mentioned frags I like, but that's the nature of the business.
After a terrific clove-and-cinnamon chai tea opening, Comme des Garcon's eponymous scent has developed into what I can unabashedly call the worst scent I've ever smelled. The spices melded clumsily together about half an hour in, and I can't inhale without smelling a flea market incense shoppe magnified one-hundred fold. Truly a gag-worthy scent, and one that has been cut/pasted from the "maybe" list to the "hell no" list for eternity and beyond.
Caron Pour Un Homme = Play DOH! or Eau de Olde Lady
Lagerfeld Classic = Moldy theater seats or Eau de Older Lady
L'eau d'Issey Homme = Knitting needle in the eye (migraine)
Allure Homme Edition Blanche, 1 Million, Joop! and many new scents = Chemical warfare
For me it's ( One Man Show & Czech & Speake Cuba )
Joop Jump. Cheap smelling synthetic nasty garbage.
From what I have encountered I really didn't like
Live Jazz (I wonder if this was off though, as I could not smell much. Might have to retry another bottle sometime as I like Jazz)
Also rather annoying
Kouros. WAY worse than Joop Jump! Awful. Sweat, mens room, 80's.
My worst scent is Yatagan. I really have to want something different or non-floral to wear this.
And having said that, the worst frag I may have ever smelled is B*men blind bought a 3.4oz. Luckily it was only 34$...tho that probably should have been a hint. I've never heard a guys story start "So I got complimented on my cologne today, I am wearing B*Men"
I cant believe im the only one to mention OPIUM.Thats stuff stinks to high heaven.
I dont like JOOP either..
Have i mentioned Beyond Paradise for Men?
Tom Ford's-Grey Vetiver
bunch of p*ssies. Angel Men is mild stuff compared to Kouros.
Kouros starts off smelling like a house out of 'Hoarders' TV show then goes into a nice dry down of bear urine.
Finally, there's no worse smelling fragrance. :P I would say that a perfume that doesn't smell at ALL (even to you), would be "the worst," because it defeats its purpose of being considered a "scent." But there are actually people looking for this kind of "scent" anyway... and I shouldn't care about it (although I think that it's probably cheaper to pour water on yourself- my opinion, anyway.)
No offense meant, and I didn't take offense to any of the comments in this thread either. :) Just thought that the above quoted comment was making people who wear loud or popular perfumes mutually exclusive with people who wear things for themselves. Totally disagree, wear what you like, whether it's Cool Water or Poivre Piquant, A*men or Piper Nigrum, Rochas Man or New Haarlem, Pink Sugar or Sweet Oriental Dream. It is our choice, not any other person's (of course, common sense dictates that we should apply perfume in appropriate fashion-as well as care for the concerns of people we love or are close to-but still, perfume should mostly be a matter of what you believe in, like, and enjoy wearing and sniffing.) All of us are justified in liking or disliking A*Men (to name one); just don't make it any class or connoisseurship statement.
and of course Le Male
that smells like straight up douchebag :D
My hate at the moment are
Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
Success is a Job in NY by Bond no9
Guerlain Vetiver makes me frown at the first sniff. Smell like rotten cheese to me.
Gucci pour homme - I can't stand the horrible pencil shavings smell, throughout the heart to basenotes.
Utterly vile...who wants to smell like that?
Worst thing is I blind bought it! After rave reviews here...oh well!
In my opinion, I would have to say that the worst fragrance I have ever smelled is either Cool Water, or Stetson. Also, I do not think that Le Male is that great. Don't get me wrong, Le Male is certainly not the worst fragrance I have ever smelled, but it is way overrated.
Perfumum Fumidus - Wet ashtray O.o
I'm fairly new to the world of frag and so far only one frag has left a mental scar on my memory......Bvlgari Black!
Gut wrenching too!
There are nice rummy,spicy notes but under a nasty sh**t fecal note that does not go away at all. A shame had high hopes for Cuba I thought it would be similar to TF TV or Aramis Havana. Ohhh no it wasn't.... real shame :-/
Though sometimes, in moments of weakness, I think I like Tom Ford Black Orchid, it is actually a truly, truly vile scent.
Quorum: Oh my... If I have to choose one to vanish...
Grey Flannel: Old man violet...
Givenchy Gentleman: Oldman
One Man Show: this is evil on a bottle.
Kouros: No one should smell like this.
Lagerfeld: Grandma came to dinner.
CK Obsession: Old Indian Grandma came to dinner.
Ted Lapidus: vile
Dunhill Pursuit: D&G The One + Old Uncle from Barbershop.
Jaguar (original): For god sake. old rotten oranges
YSL Rive Gauche: The barbershop meets anis
I've never smelled it, but I hear Secretions Magnifique is quite a gag. Also, the fragrance expert at Saks told me that Tom Ford's Urban Musk smells like sh*t, literally.
tom ford extreme
I had to wash off Amouage (Reflection Man I think, possibly Silver). I smelled like some middle eastern cab driver who ate nothing but curry and hadn't washed in two weeks. HORRIBLE. I mean HORRIBLE.
DKNY Men and BUrberry Brit
Fahrenheit and although i own A men, i find it to be so cloying at first... it makes me wanna vomit.after 2 hours its a good chocolate caramel smell.... im glad i only got the mini bottle...
Ha. You guys must get overwhelmed easily. L'eau D'issey, A*Men, Kouros aren't even that bad. I understand we're all different, but c'mon ..
Lanvin Oxygene Homme. I typically use the fragrances I don't like to help re-scent the room after my cat uses her litter box and doesn't cover up. I can't even use Oxygene Homme for that because it makes the room smell worse.
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I'm with all who mentioned Paco Rabanne XS Black.
Rancid sugared goats piss.
Cool Water is up there for me too.
Oh, and Burberry Weekend.
Oh dear, I didn't realize it was an old old thread.
I suddenly realized I hate ALL fragrances. I kind of liked owning the bottles. Wearing a fragrance is something I find artificial. I just sold most of my wardrobe and I have never felt happier. Thank you good night :-)