Originally Posted by Bigsly
I'm guessing that the combination of amber, wood, and spices (possibly with a floral element) is what's doing it. Even smelling the sprayer to these types of frags is making me nauseous these days. It's like the back of my nose feels like it's getting pierced and widened. Perhaps the amber adds the rubbery fullness while the wood and spice provide the piercing quality. In any case, does anyone else have this problem with these kinds of frags (ST Dupont Signature is another one)? And if so, what do you think is causing it?
I suppose it could be the combination of the 3 ( amber, woods and spices). But wouldn't that include a whole wack of other fragrances ? By that, I mean there would be alot of fragrances you would dislike. I thought it was just the strong blast of lavender that you couldn't deal with ( at least with Carven Homme
With regards to St. Dupont Signature pour Homme
, I do see where you are comming from in regards to the piercing aspect. I think it is the spice, which to me, feels like black pepper. I feel it, along with the wood notes, give Signature pour Homme a piercing quality. Although when one person feels those notes are piercing their nostrils, another person ( me in this case) just feels those notes are just comming to the forefront of the fragrance and adding to it ( by really standing out). I do enjoy Signature pour Homme.
I would be curious as to how you feel about Cacharel Nemo and Gucci pour Homme (2003).