Black Aoud's nuclear sillage is a big turnoff for me.
Thankfully, no fragrance I own and only fragrances I have tested on paper - thus, not much washing off needed, simply getting rid of the testing strips was enough.
Nautica Voyage was a big scrubber! So was Fendi Uomo.
My wife made me wash off:
Giorgio Beverly Hills PH
Portrait of a Lady
Euphoria for Men
Hanae Mori HM EDP. Vile, cloying to me and made me not want to try the EDT, which was much better. Someone else mentioned Womanity, which was probably worse...
Musc Ravageur. I've heard many different descriptions (cinnamon, vanilla, clove, etc etc). I just got a repugnant overpowering fecal smell and recoiled in disbelief. I've attempted it again since and still feel exactly the same. There are plenty I dislike but MR is the only one that left me truly horrified.
Just Joop Homme!
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Just Joop Homme!
This thread shows that one man's trash is truly another man's treasure.
Amouage Gold Man. Cheap air freshener that you'd find in a public toilet. No matter how much I try, I guess civet just isn't for me.
A*men the original
Montale Black Aoud
Diesel Fuel for life
I am so happy they were only testers and no money spent on bottles :)
Scrub list to date:
Bod really ripped ass . Origonal polo. and dum dum dummmmm ASPEN and Jovan Musk. Pukes in mouth.
LesNez - L'antimatiere and Tauer - Orange star - the only perfumes that literally made me retch.
Kenzo L'Eau Indigo PH. It was a really disappointing blind buy. Too bad, because I love all of the other Kenzo "L'Eaus" for men.
L'essence de Cerruti
I once had to try scrub off 1 million, but only because I had several fragrances on my arms for testing and it was just overpowering them all :\
A*Men. I was feeling fairly rough that day (probably massive hangover, but we won't talk about that ;)) and A*Men just didn't make me feel any better, it was just slightly too much. Although I'm thinking of buying A*Men. :D
aside from A*Men, sometimes I found Cartier Declaration, Hermes Jardin Medisterannee and Hermes Jardin Toit to be nauseating, especially when I'm a bit ill. I'll get wash as quickly as I could, there's odd sweetness that I found disturbing. could it be that I'm sensitive to ISO E-Super that always features Ellena creation?
Etat Libre d'Orange - Secretions Magnifique stands out - but one or two others from ELdO too. A very polarising house.
Tauer Orange Star
Byredo sank to a new low with M/Mink - i smelled like a vulture after feeding on outdated animal carcas...what a disaster although; their accord oud and encens chembur was very good!
Jub XXV- incense just doesn't appeal- just as well I only bought 10ml
Dreamer, Obsession Men, Eternity Men, Nightflight, Cuba Gold, S. Oliver Original, Drakkar Noir, Bogart pH, Safari.
Coney Island by Bond n9 almost made me vomit. Its HORRID, ultra aquish, that one smells like eggwhite slightly hot...Horrifying....
Also, Must de Cartier and NR for Him Musc both gave me the sick to the stomach.
Joop, Kiss Him, JHL, Izod, Obsession, Aspen.
Sadly, most of them would not wash off.
I use to think that any cologne is going to be designed to be a "nice" smell, it would just come down to personal preference as to which you like or dont like compared to others.
That was my opinion until I sampled A*men
Now this is truly one foul f**king disgusting Frankenstein abomination of a creation.
If you were to take a freshly asphalted road, cover an area in baby powder, a little caramel and then vomit on top of it that is as close to this scent as I feel you could get. This has been the only cologne (I still debate that fact) ive tried that made me feel physically sick
Black Xs, disgusting!
L'Egoïste by Chanel.
Montale Black Aoud, liked by many, scrubbed by me.
smelled like gorilla armpit odor.
The OG Azarro. There was an open sampler at a Sears. Went shopping for a decent work-messenger bag, found none, saw the bottle and sprayed.
I liked the scent 'intent', but it was a bit much, reminded me of English Leather, so had to wash it off. Funny enough, it stuck around on my forearm, and toned down, it smelled much better. In fact, that was when it reminded me of one of my favorites, the original red-boxed Burberry for Men.
These left a very bad impression with me...
Amouage Gold Man
Amouage Reflection Man
BN9 Coney Island
BN9 New Haarlem
BN9 Wall Street
Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense
Givenchy Pour Homme. Thanks for molesting my nose.
Guerlain Vetiver. Blech. There was still a trace left, reminiscent of the smell of the foam from one of those stainless steel soap dispensers at an Interstate rest stop.
A*Men. It's just wrong.
Sometimes I just want to go try these as a dare to myself. A*Men for sure. Secretions Magnifiques too. It sounds horribly nifty and unpleasant. Oh, yes -- and Lisa Kirk's Revolution. "Tear gas, burned rubber and decaying flesh." Sign me up! Give me the pain!
Tubereuse Criminelle. I looked forward to trying it, but I couldn't get over the mentholated smell that made me think of a stale Newport cigarette.
agreed...like lipstick and juice nasty
Isn't this thread pretty much evidence of the reason that most colognes, of the major brand designer variety pushed on department store counters, leans to the 'safe, inoffensive' sort, which pleases a wide swath of potential customers, but is looked down upon by many on these boards?
It's not hard to see why designer brands, often run by public companies with shareholders, or owned by private equity, are risk averse when it comes to their fragrances, or any other line of their business.
It was called "Patchouli." Something that I found at CVS.
Caron Pour un Homme
Midnight in Paris EDP
Curve (wasn't nearly as awful as the other two, just a sharpness to it that became more & more cloying by the minute)
Angel and Tokyomilk Marine Sel
issey miyake l'eau dissey ph
amouage memoir man
For me Fahrenheit. Don't know about the original but the current version is rank. Guerlain Vetiver is awful to my nose too. And doesn't everyone want to scrub Secretions Magnifique? Problem is the damned stuff won't wash off...
Le male is the worst in my opinion....smells like a hooker on the job