Originally Posted by Daze
Yeah but since he's someone who only wears really cheap and awful no-name fragrances from the bottom of the bargain bins his comment makes it extra strange...
Ha. Well I'm just not surprised to hear just about anything anymore. I've heard New York Oud compared to shampoo (some of the other Bonds I'd totally understand that assertion, but NY Oud?).
I think there is such a crossover in ingredients used between niche, mainstream, and even functional perfumery, that mistakes like this are common as people's noses tend to fixate on a specific note or two (and I'd imagine sensitivities to these cheaper and more plentiful chemicals - the kind often found in functional products - are probably more common than sensitivities to more expensive/less common chemicals simply due to the higher and more frequent exposure levels).
Too bad you weren't his boss. You could have joked and said, "Actually, I think I'll save $X this week. You're fired."
...or, maybe that wouldn't be such a good idea for a joke :P.