Thread: Dear God! These STINK!
Inspired by Iron's ANIMAL thread...I had to start a thread about (so called) STINKY fragrances! Why...well...tonight I tried a sample of Serge Lutens MKK and...GOD...I just can't get enough of STINKY fragrances! I LOVE them! That being said...I would be most appreciative if you all could ADD to my list of HIGH QUALITY (not CHEAP Cologne) STINKERS! (Truthfully, I don't think my list of the following are all STINKY but...some say so...that being said...I LOVE them regardless!).
GUERLAIN JICKY (I need to sample again!).
SMN ACQUA DI CUBA (my FAVORITE).
L'EAU BLEUE D'ISSEY
DIPTYQUE L'AUTRE (Ummmm)
I usually don't criticize fragrances since I believe that each one is a matter of personal taste.
BUT...I had the misfortune of taking a whiff of Pheromone for Men (1999)
by Marilyn Miglin in Madison Cosmetics. Vile is not the work for what I smelled.
Maybe I have different tastes from a lot of people, but scents that are stinky, smell like body odor, urine, fecal matter or animals have no attraction for me at all. Maybe that's why I'm one of the few here who loves Givenchy Pi!!
I'm totally happy smelling vanilla, citrus, wood and green plants.
Yay I was going to ask you to post this actually, but I searched and found most of the stuff you said.
Adding to the list
Givenchy Gentleman! if you don't have it...well get it it's what started my love of stinkies
Habanita is pretty stinky, but I don't think I could wear it
Musc Ravageur it's like a sweaty dominatix wrapped in latex
I think the "stinkiest" is Chaps by RL. I can't imagine anyone wearing it.
"Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein
Pheromone for Men (1999) *
by Marilyn Miglin *is a very unique scent. *It either works wonders for you or works against you. *The women's version is the same way love it or leave it. *
One Man Show (1980)
by Bogart is a very powerful scent just last week I wore and had two people love the sillage and third told me to my face I stunk!
Aramis 900 (1978)
by Aramis an other power house scent very unique and unlike anything else except Aromatic Elixer by Clinique.
These three are powerhouses and crown stinkers you have use them with a very light hand.
By the way Six I think your in love with the sillage aspect of these fragrances, it seem you love scents that leave a trail and aura of the person wearing them....
Stinky, but I do LOVE my Yatagan!
I second the Yatagan.Originally Posted by Nahema
Stinks so much it's good!
keepin' it musky
Kingdom, Bandit, Yatagan. My beloved nefarious trinity of darkness.
Salvador Dali Pour Homme indisputably reeks. I am not yet willing to say I like it, but some here certainly do. I can't call it a "must try" unless the thought of hot tar and poisonous herbs sounds irresistible to you.
SixCats...you crack me up .
When I think of "stinky" scents, I think of drugstore stuff like Aspen, Gravity, Avatar, etc.
I have a confession, though. There was a drugstore across the street from my previous job. People in my office would always need things from the store & I would always volunteer to fetch them. And...I'd spend like 10 minutes there sniffin' the stinkies, lol.
I'd never actually buy them though [smiley=cheesy.gif]
"Wait...is David Bowie really God?" - Penelope Garcia
I think this one is going to start my love for stinkies! Almost smells like cat pee, but I like it! But I have not bought it because I probably won't be able to use it in public without getting stoned...
Messe de Minuit - not so much stinky as flat....out....weird
I love the stinky ones too. Yum!
Ok, it's a cheapie but I actually quite like Tabu. [smiley=shocked.gif] It reeks of bodily secretions. Like the putrid flesh of a naked bag-lady on the beach. Like the decomposing body of a murdered prostitute. Yum-yum!
Concord, my friend, you're starting to scare me. [smiley=shocked.gif]
Originally Posted by Concord
I just watched my skin crawl a few inches - Yikes!
I have not sampled Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan yet, but every Patchouli scent so far was horrible IMO. Especially the Lorenzo Villoresi one. Uughhh.
Fracas stinks as well.
I admit I might have gone over-board there for a bit. But it *is a stinker allright.Originally Posted by Octothorpe
Edited to add that Tabu has 40% of patchouli and a megadose of civet. Says it all.
Well, I tried the DREADFUL A*Men two days ago, and I can still smell the vile stench on my arm even after two showers. Although I've only smelled like 40 fragrances, this is by far, without a doubt the worst one yet. It made me sick.
Actually, you just made me want to try this one really bad! [smiley=laugh.gif]Originally Posted by ExianNYC
And BTW, LV's Patchouli Rocks!! I swear I get high off that stuff....
Thank you all for posting your suggestions! Ahhhh yes...LV PATCHOULI "ROCKS!"
CJ...I should of been a bit more clear about what I was seeking in the way of STINKY fragrances as to avoid DRUG STORE type stinky fragrances i.e.
(mostly CHEAP). Scentimus...I am not sure if it is the sillage aspect that GRABS me!
I guess I just detect something more UNUSUAL, UNIQUE, COMPLEX in many of the
(SO CALLED) STINKY fragrances. That being said...I DO like STRONGER fragrances! OK...I have sampled GENTLEMAN and I LOVED it! However, I have a had time understanding why folks here say GENTLEMAN is STINKY! I suspect it is because many BN members just do NOT like PATCHOULI...i.e. PATCHOULI STINKS for these folks. LAZY...I like your discription of "flat out WEIRD". YIKES Concord...
even I'm affraid to try TABU now lol. As far as ANGEL goes...while I personally don't think it stinks per se...it is IMHO waaaaaay TOO sweet! It was fragrances of this type that pushed me Awaaaaaay from SWEETS to STINKS! lol
MPG Route du Vetiver - lightning kissed vetiver after a warm summer's rain
Dzing! - the circus in liquid form
Givenchy Gentleman - Satan's patchouli patch
Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khän - after a hard day of battle, one needs to fill their lust
L'Artisan Voleur de Roses - rose garden gone bad
Givenchy Gentleman must be how a lion's den should smell like!
I second the Chaps by R.L. i got it for birthday and never used it...
Originally Posted by Scentsational
I agree with you on all till the last sir, and I must defend my now beloved VDR to the death. There is nothing 'gone bad' about the fragrance at all, a touch over ripe perhaps, but not bad. While pungent, I'd hardly lump it in with the circus of pain known as Dzing!
Being a devout musk fan and very much wanting this non-import to be another "find", I made three attempts, putting my sniffer into overtime, trying to search for something redeeming within Koublai Khan. *Looking for the intent. *All the while turning very interesting shades of green and purple. *Utterly replusive....................
Well, I actually own three of the five I listed and enjoy them quite a bit, as you obviously do your VdR. You keep it and I'll keep my Dzing!, MKK and RdV.Originally Posted by madgradrx
I'm going to say the reason why people think Gentleman stinks is the mix of patchouli and civet, which gives it that nice cat pee in a garden smell. I do agree that patchouli is not a pleasant note though, but I love it.
There is still hope that you might like Patchouli Patch then. As, Tigrushka I think said, Patchouli Patch is a Patchouli for people who don't like Patchouli.I have not sampled Patchouli Patch by L'Artisan yet, but every Patchouli scent so far was horrible IMO
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