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    In trying, testing, and learning...I've already run into a few "scrubbers".

    Anyone have any "scrubbers" they're willing to admit to?

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    I sampled Hascish Homme 8 months ago.....and I can still smell the basenotes.

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    Grey Flannel. Sorry GF fans.
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    Thierry Mugler Cologne , I couldnt wait to get home and get rid of the stink

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    The new Guerlain Homme hurt my throat when I smelled it. Scent wasnt' bad, I had to get it off b/c I was having a bad reaction to it.

    Had to scrub off A*Men the first time I tried it. Second time it was better, but I still scrubbed it off. The third try it was tolerable, but I still wouldn't wear it.

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    I'd say Kouros but I couldn't scrub it off, so I guess it needs its own category. LOL.

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    Vetiver Dance
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    The Dreamer, it literally was nauseating me when I tested it.

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    Velvet Gardenia and Secretions Magnifique, most recently...

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    The one that prompted me to start this thread was Dunhill Desire Blue.

    Someone who reviewed it referenced it as smelling like Febreeze or bathroom cleaner, and I second that opinion.

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    Incense Rose, Vetiver Dance, Chypre Rouge, C&S no.88, Blue Amber, Dilmun, Secret Melange,
    Acier Aluminum, Rasa Extreme, YSL Jazz, Bijan, West Broadway, Bandit....I could go on.

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    Escada Magnetism - a single spritz to the back of the hand - endured 5 hand-washings, 6 hours of yard work, a shower, sleep, and another shower. A final hand-washing chased away the remnants. At least it's not an oversweet, chemical mess. Oh, wait...

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    A*Men by Thierry Mugler. I was tempted to take a cheese grater to get it off my wrist
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    I recollect another thread where someone made a recommendation for something other than soap as being effective on scrubbers. Any idea what that might be?

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    Musc Koublai Khan - dipers with full load
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    Secretions Magnifiques goes almost without saying.

    Aside from that:

    A*Men and Jour de Fete - both reminded me of dried chocolate ice cream smeared on the face of a filthy child at a birthday party. I never want to smell like that.

    Other than that, I'm not so sensitive. Kouros, Jules, MKK, etc. aren't offensive to me. I don't want to smell like them, but they don't make me sick or anything.

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    A*Men made me want to reach for my electric drill and sanding disc. Ditto Guerlain Vetiver, but from the other end of the spectrum.

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    Fahrenheit, Musk Re-Invented by CB I Hate Perfume, Ambre Topkapi, Viergas et Toreros, Cuiron, Cuiron and Cuiron.
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    The only fragrance that I had to rush back to the bathroom right after test application to scrub off was Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men. Even then, I could still smell it a mile away.

    I know that this fragrance has a lot more fans than the other Armanis here on Basenotes, but I can't stand it one bit. It was too sickening, cloying, and sweet... probably the worst fragrance that I have ever smelled. It's the olfactory equivalent of Chad the Alltel guy (my avatar), who I can't stand, either. But I have a feeling that unlike Chad, who's disappearing because Alltel is now part of Verizon, Diamonds will be with us for quite some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yrk View Post
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    Whaaaaaa'?! My fave scent???

    IMO, most aquatic and "fresh", apologetic and politically correct scents are scrubbers for me. Why bother at all? But then, we are all different, even more so in the BaseNotes community. Thumbs up for agreeing to disagree amicably
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    Incense Rose (as JwS said above) was really the worst scrubber for me. Second would be Lutens Rousse, and then Grey Flannel.

    But in a general sense, anything with a strong and overly dominant Patchouli note is a scrubber for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Whaaaaaa'?! My fave scent???
    yeah this topic brings a lot of controversy, many dont like a*men which i love and i dont care, every1 of us "perfume deviants" is eccentric in different way :P
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    I also experienced the Kouros situation.

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    Apologies in advance but Dior Homme is a sickeningly sweet scrubber for me.

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    A*Men, I struggled with it for a bus journey then went straight to the closest bathroom
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    I really can't stand Guerlain Homme. It's a shame. It's nice enough, but it gives me such a headache. It's fully worth the scrub.
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    Habit Rouge, Guerlain Vetiver, Lonestar Memories.

    Only scent GF gagged on and requested a scrubbing was Brit (never understood her disdain for that one).

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    Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur, Kingdom, Korous and Grey Flannel stick out in my mind.

    The other problem is when I go to take a shower halfway through the day to change my scent, and it just won't come off! I'll never apply Escada Magnetism, Rochas Man, or Terre d'Hermes if I plan on wearing another scent that day - they'll only wash off when they've decided they've had enough, which is usually about a whole day's time.

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    Blvgari Blu Notte. Holy crap that stuff makes me nauseous!
    Also, Nautica Sunset Voyage and Burberry for Men. Nautica smells like Indian food to my nose, and I had some type of allergic reaction to Burberry.

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    As much as I've not enjoyed several scents I never end up scrubbing them off unless I want to apply another scent in lieu of the one I'm not so fond of.

    I was feeling nostalgic one day and thought I'd apply some Versace Jeans Couture. Turns out it went rancid due to a leak in the cheap plastic bottle, and I smelled like antifreeze and Fabreeze. Just gross.

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    A*Men.

    Ugh.
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    Caron 3rd Man aftershave- gross!!!

    I really do hope the edt is much, much better. Trying the rancid aftershave has put me off 3rd man for a while... maybe I got a bad bottle. This is afterall an undisputed masterpiece in this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I'd say Kouros but I couldn't scrub it off, so I guess it needs its own category. LOL.
    Exactly what happened to me. I would also add Le Male.

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    I hate to say it because I'm a fan of others by Miller Harris and also a fan of tobacco fragrances, but Feuilles de Tabac was a real scrubber!

    I was so disappointed by this. It started OK, but 20 minutes in it developed into the harshest smell of old fashion powdered laundry detergent. Unfortunately I was driving and couldn't wash it off.

    I will say that hours after application, what was left was not too unpleasant. But those 4 hours in the middle....just nasty.
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    Secretions Magnifiques, Lonestar Memories, & wearing flamesuit... C&S No88 -> running for dear life.

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    Helmut Lang Cuiron and Burberry Weekend, both have something similar that I find revolting. Givenchy Pi's sweetness turns to a rotting trash odor after half an hour that makes it another scrubber for me, just slightly worse than A*Men in that regard. I'm so glad to see that I'm not the only person to feel this way about Cuiron, after reading the reviews on Basenotes, and the regard that it is shown here, I thought that something was wrong with me. I feel better to know I'm not alone.

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    Dior Homme. Tried it on 4 different occasions and scrubbed it off each time.

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    One of the few I've ever scrubbed was JPG Fleur Du Male.

    I now own and love it. Go figure. Just goes to show you, it's always a good idea to give the frags you initially hate a second chance.
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    These are a few I can think of I had to scrub:

    Kouros, Dior Homme, New Haarlem, Tom Ford Black Orchid

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    Most of the Ormonde line, but especially Champaca and Ormonde Woman. Truly the Emperor's New Clothes.

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    Declaration Essence - gym sock accord - scrubbed
    YSL Jazz - acidic rusty note - scrubbed once, enjoyed once, then scrubbed once
    Antidote - headache - scrubbed

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjra View Post
    Had to scrub off A*Men the first time I tried it. Second time it was better, but I still scrubbed it off. The third try it was tolerable, but I still wouldn't wear it.
    A*Men actually smells pretty good after you try (and fail) to scrub it off!

    For me, it was an Etat Libre d'Orange sample I have that doesn't have the name of the scent on it, but it smelled like rotten fruit and other garbage.

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    Secretions Magnafique. In the interest of science I think I tried this three times or so over the past year. If it smells good on you, God love you wear it in peace. On me it's CSI: Sex Crime, and not in a good way.

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    Lolita Lempicka for men

    Actually made me nautious, dizzy and anxious. I washed my wrist about 5 times and could still smell it the next day.

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    Dark Season by Neil Morris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Thierry Mugler Cologne , I couldnt wait to get home and get rid of the stink

    Me too, and I tend to gravitate to the clean scents. I got scented toilet paper in the base notes.

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    Beyond Paradise. NASTY stuff wouldn't come off.
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    Beyond Paradise - fruity bug spray.
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    This morning's: Miel de Bois. This isn't woods and honey; it's sugar and sawdust. It's almost as foul as Duro, and smells quite similar, but is slightly less sweet, to my relief, though unfortunately similarly tenacious.

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    I tried a sample of Red Oud. Sadly I had to scrub.
    Same with Parfum Sacre
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    Here is the thread about scrubbing methods:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=222777

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    If you find yourself needing to scrub scents off on a regular basis, invest in a bar of Lava soap. It's industrial-strength soap meant for people like auto mechanics who get their hands ridiculously dirty at their job. I used it when I worked at a Christmas tree lot to get all the sap off of my hands, and it worked like a charm! Now it's used to get stubborn fragrances off - just make sure you put on moisturizer after you use it!

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    Honestly... Only the 1, ever. Jicky- EdT

    Something about my skin chemstry made it stink of B.O. and... frankly as many other awful secretions as you can name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesoul View Post
    Grey Flannel. Sorry GF fans.
    Second this!

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    A*men (of course); Fracas pour Homme (The memory still haunts/repels me -- and to think that I had written a nice review of it in the first hour after application.)

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    Azzaro Chrome didn't work on me at all. Turned horribly metallic smelling. Had to try, unsuccessfully to wash it off in the stored.

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