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    This probably has been posted before, but I'm pretty new, and I'm interested in what you think is the single worst fragrance you've ever smelled, and why (try to pick just one, and be specific about what it is about the frag you really hate).

    My pick: Lilac Vegetal (Pinaud). It literally smells like urine mixed with rotting cabbage. And those are the top notes!

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    Ralph Lauren Romance... I would rather smell fresh feces from a mule than this cloying mess
    At your service

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    Worst was a fake AdG lol, sooooo bad. Aside from that its PS Design, nasty stuff.

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    Notwithstanding copies, and the cheapest end of the market which I have never tried, Juicy Couture's Dirty English.

    Why? Because it smells awful.

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    Live Jazz - Yves Saint Laurent
    Fresh, bored and horrible.

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    I love Dirty English!

    My worst ever would have to be A*Men and Narcisso Rodriguez for him.
    In a world where people smell bad, it is the personal responsibility of every Basenoter to improve the world one SotD at a time...

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    There's too many to remember. I'll give two but each are equally terrible in their own way:

    Rochas Man
    Tommy Bahama
    Last edited by PorkFat; 5th December 2009 at 04:54 AM.

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    It's a no contest.
    I originally posted a thread called
    "The Vilest Scent Ever - Sécrétions Magnifiques"
    and there have been quite a few threads in a similar vein on that scent since.

    If you search for it, you will find around 90% of responses saying it's vile, around 9% saying it's not that bad, and 1% saying they like it.
    Renato

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    Well, look for Secretions Malefiques... by Etats libre d'orange...Search it and you will have the comments of Basenoters way more qualified than me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by renato View Post
    it's a no contest.
    I originally posted a thread called
    "the vilest scent ever - sécrétions magnifiques"
    and there have been quite a few threads in a similar vein on that scent since.

    If you search for it, you will find around 90% of responses saying it's vile, around 9% saying it's not that bad, and 1% saying they like it.
    Renato
    word

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    The worst i smelled was Black Tourmaline and Fourge Bengale

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    Forgot which one but is was a certain oud that to me could be mistaken for elephant sh_t


    COMBODIAN OUD THAT WAS IT
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    A*Men. It's just wrong.

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    One of the worst for me is YSL M7. Nasty medical scent. Too much Agarwood I suppose. There's probably worse out there but nothing I have disliked more than M7 until now.

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    There's This 1 By Christian LaCroix And It Smells Like A Pickle.

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    Dior Higher, a horror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    It's a no contest.
    I originally posted a thread called
    "The Vilest Scent Ever - Sécrétions Magnifiques"
    and there have been quite a few threads in a similar vein on that scent since.

    If you search for it, you will find around 90% of responses saying it's vile, around 9% saying it's not that bad, and 1% saying they like it.
    Renato
    Agree it is horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    It's a no contest.
    I originally posted a thread called
    "The Vilest Scent Ever - Sécrétions Magnifiques"
    and there have been quite a few threads in a similar vein on that scent since.

    If you search for it, you will find around 90% of responses saying it's vile, around 9% saying it's not that bad, and 1% saying they like it.
    Renato
    There is one review on it that says its the best fragrance that person has ever smelled.... lol

    edit: just checked my book, luca turin gives it a 5 star "masterpiece" rating.... wtf??
    Last edited by rinosaur; 19th May 2009 at 03:17 AM.

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    +1 m7
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilkcceleb View Post
    There's This 1 By Christian LaCroix And It Smells Like A Pickle.
    is it the absinthe one?
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    ck IN2U - cheap and weak. At least AMen and M7 tried to do something different. Both this? Why bother - unless you want to cynically make money off of people who buy a fragrance based on an ad in Tiger Beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    This probably has been posted before, but I'm pretty new, and I'm interested in what you think is the single worst fragrance you've ever smelled, and why (try to pick just one, and be specific about what it is about the frag you really hate).

    My pick: Lilac Vegetal (Pinaud). It literally smells like urine mixed with rotting cabbage. And those are the top notes!
    I have a soft place in my heart for nasty stinkers but this one as you pointed out gets the cake ... I bought it a few months ago and returned it promptly. Total barf in a bottle.
    Peace ~ Markymark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markymark View Post
    I have a soft place in my heart for nasty stinkers but this one as you pointed out gets the cake ... I bought it a few months ago and returned it promptly. Total barf in a bottle.

    Glad to hear someone else has tried this horror. Yes, I will agree that many of the scents cited so far suck (esp. Romance For Men, AdG), but I doubt any of them come close to being as disgusting as Lilac Vegetal. This fragrance is so bad, it's actually worth picking up as a joke - a huge plastic 8 oz. bottle only costs like 6 bucks.

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    I'd rather focus on frags meant to be "good" but failed badly, so SM is out (they succeeded in their goal, apparently). Dior's Higher might be called boring, but vile? In any case, the Carlo Corinto ones are pretty badly made (I tried the original, Rouge, and Silver). It's like they try to make a more powerful version of a known frag and they create something nauseating. Rouge is like a bad Eternity copy, for example (and I think Eternity is awful).

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    SL Serge Noire

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    Unforgivable. Bought a tiny bottle blind. Didn't even spray it on my skin. That fizzy melon made me immediately sick. Took it out to the garbage within minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somnambulist07 View Post
    One of the worst for me is YSL M7. Nasty medical scent. Too much Agarwood I suppose. There's probably worse out there but nothing I have disliked more than M7 until now.
    that was my initial impression as well , when i first tried m7 but it grew on me and is now one of my faves. happens to alot of ppl with scents they hated initially.

    BUT there are 2 which i really cannot stand, and they are ck escape(smells of sour tropical punch) and Hugo by hugo boss. these 2 have the worst dry downs,the lingering notes left on clothing and/or skin is horrid. extremely repulsive to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    There is one review on it that says its the best fragrance that person has ever smelled.... lol

    edit: just checked my book, luca turin gives it a 5 star "masterpiece" rating.... wtf??
    He gives Secretions a 5 stars masterpiece rating, and then trashes real masterpieces like Chrome and Laguna as 1 star rubbish......wtf?
    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renato View Post
    He gives Secretions a 5 stars masterpiece rating, and then trashes real masterpieces like Chrome and Laguna as 1 star rubbish......wtf?
    Renato
    Thanks for reminding me!

    My vote goes to Laguna Homme, which was once popular here but has now largely been forgotten. Thank God!

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    I dare not say since I don't wish to bestow the perfumer's wrath upon myself
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    The execrable A* Men and Citron Citron by Miller Harris

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    Has to be Fahrenheit.

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    Light blue pour Homme from D&G. So boring, both the bottle and the inside!!!

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    Paul Sebastian PS
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    Czech & Speak - Citrus Paradisi.. It's urine.. like I said before.

    It smells like:

    "a disgusted toilet with walls yellow all due to pee in a deserted fuel station"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    Czech & Speak - Citrus Paradisi.. It's urine.. like I said before.

    It smells like:

    "a disgusted toilet with walls yellow all due to pee in a deserted fuel station"
    Yea that one do stink ! But it stink in a good way.

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    This is a funny thread, not Eddie Murphy funny but they way our nose detect scents. Because i don't see how anyone can call M7,Fahrenheit and Unforgivable stinky. LOL

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    Joop is all of its many guises .... barf-o-rama

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    There are a couple fragrances I've come into contact with that I absolutely will NEVER wear because to my nose they are very unpleasant are:

    A*Men
    Citrus Paradisi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    I'd rather focus on frags meant to be "good" but failed badly, so SM is out (they succeeded in their goal, apparently).
    If you check the threads, Secretions M has a few very devoted admirers, both here and in print. I don't think it can be ruled out so casually, especially given the premium price it commands.
    Arguably, in the true spirit of the word, it's the most niche of niche scents.

    Renato

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    Quote Originally Posted by frug View Post
    A*Men. It's just wrong.
    Word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pour_Monsieur View Post
    Joop is all of its many guises .... barf-o-rama

    How dare you.

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    Anything by Kenneth Cole, except (maybe) RSVP.
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    If Sécrétions Magnifiques is even “worse” than some of my favorite scents you have mentioned here, like M7, A*Men, Narciso Rodriguez for Him and Fougère Bengale, I am definitely going to give it a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmax View Post
    This is a funny thread, not Eddie Murphy funny but they way our nose detect scents. Because i don't see how anyone can call M7,Fahrenheit and Unforgivable stinky. LOL

    i could feel the ache from "Has to be Fahrenheit". not that i'm trying to be defensive, but i really feel just that tad upset coz its at most unlikable, but "worst" is way too harsh. i love my fahrenheit and m7, then again to each his own.
    Last edited by MFJ; 19th May 2009 at 07:21 PM.

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    Narcisso Rodriguez For Him
    Diesel Fuel For Life

    I have no words to describe them...

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    Hmm.. One Man Show

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    Just curious. How many sprays of OMS have you used per wearing?

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    PLEASE. KILL. ME.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JON RODGERS View Post
    Has to be Fahrenheit.
    That would be #2 worst in my book. Words cannot describe how much I hate Fahrenheit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Wüst View Post
    Czech & Speak - Citrus Paradisi.. It's urine.. like I said before.

    It smells like:

    "a disgusted toilet with walls yellow all due to pee in a deserted fuel station"

    Sure you're not talking about Lilac Vegetal?

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    Everything I've ever smelled pales in comparison to Trusardi Fresh.

    I still have a bottle I bought blind cheap at TJ MAXX. Every once in a while I have to smell it just to remind myself how bad a fragrance can really be.

    Truly vile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmax View Post
    The worst i smelled was Black Tourmaline and Fourge Bengale
    I always forget Fougere Bengale in these threads. It was one of the first niches I tried and boy is it gross. And funny enough, the second one I'm going to add is from the same house as your first scent, Jade. :Shudder:
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    I have another. Gucci Rush for men (the one in the ugly white square box/bottle). Smells like burning incense sticks and way too much wood. Perhaps that's the point of it but it's definately not for me!
    Last edited by somnambulist07; 19th May 2009 at 09:37 PM.

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    I think we should create a "I Dare you to try Secretions Magnifique" thread. And then everyone posts their findings. I swear I have seen some mighty BNers, usually known to be reserved, open-minded people fall to that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I think we should create a "I Dare you to try Secretions Magnifique" thread. And then everyone posts their findings. I swear I have seen some mighty BNers, usually known to be reserved, open-minded people fall to that one.
    Is it really that bad? I never tried it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmax View Post
    Is it really that bad? I never tried it.
    I'm not going to lie. I haven't either. But I fear ordering a sample as a part of another order, lest some of it leaks on to the other samples. You see, there in lies my dilemma. But if I were to create said thread, I would, as the thread starter have to try it. From everything I hear, it's worse than bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaimeB View Post
    Anything by Kenneth Cole, except (maybe) RSVP.
    Ain't that the truth!

    Kenneth Cole Reaction = urine / lemon combo

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinosaur View Post
    Worst was a fake AdG lol, sooooo bad....
    Yes, a fake AdG would be bad, but the real one is quite nice.

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