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  1. #271
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    Has anyone mentioned the one in the bulbous black-green bottle with the giant lips yet? If not, that's the one. An unspeakable, eye-watering horror.
    Oh, definitely! Stomach-churning.
    I also cannot stand Kouros, Rive Gauche and DHI.
    Ah, it feels good to let it out...
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    1) Virgilio
    2) English Fern
    3) Zafar

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    Light Blue Pour Homme is very close...


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    Kouros. I gave it a second chance recently and just... no. It smells like a bathroom.

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    Kokorico makes me wanna throw up.

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    Smell Bent's Saddle Warmer. It's so bad that it pisses me off just thinking about it. lol (seriously)
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    Savage West by Panco. I can't believe I actually wore this scent. It's brutal! Sharp, brash, leather shit that went on for hours. I remember how the liquid turned the black finish on the (plastic) bottle into a gooey mess. This scent is long gone, but you can still find it on Ebay sometimes. The cologne came in a glass bottle and is perhaps a little more wearable. The black plastic bottle was the aftershave that was sold at the grocery store. Very vile stuff.

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    1968.......bond street ( yardley )...killed many chimpanzees..it was .awfull.

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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.
    Lilac vegetal from Pinaud does start out with a BO and cat piss accord but the secret with this is to wait 5-10 minutes and it becomes magnificent. Here in Rochester NY we celebrate the lilac with an annual festival. When thousands of lilac bushes bloom together on a humid night, the scent approaches Lilac Vegetal because of the intensity of the fragrance, but it calms down soon enough. A field of lily plants in full bloom on a humid night can also smell as intense and unpleasant as someone using a whole bottle of Joop or Le Male as a splash cologne.

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    L'Eau D'Issey P H to me is the olfactory equivalent of nails scraping on a blackboard. But I don't think it's significance can be denied. It just gives me the willies. Secretions Manifiques as bizarre as it is, is at least interesting to smell from time to time, wondering what the perfumer was going for. Grey Flannel makes me despair. When I encounter some stranger wearing it, which is surprizingly often, I actually feel sorry for that person. Like I wish I could help them but know I can't. I've always found Alien pretty bad. None of these things fail from lack of audacity though.

  11. #281

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    Burberry For Men.

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    Both Azzaro Chrome and Black XS actually make me gag a bit. But Black XS is really the worst fragrance I've ever smelled. I should note that I've not smelled most of the ones listed here.

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    As usual, the Basenotes unanimity of opinion is breathtaking. If Basenotes was truly influential, there would be no fragrances left on the market.

    I don't care for most of the Burberry line but I do like London.

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    I picked up IX Rocawear for next to nothing because I thought the packaging was so stupidly ridiculous I had to try it. I did and it gave me a headache so bad I had to not only scrub it off thoroughly but take heavily effective medication. It was literally a "I'd rather kill myself than feel this" sort of migraine.

    Unbelievably I tried it at least a couple more times, ready to face the worst, and it brought on more (albeit milder) headaches each time. Needless to say it's the worst thing I've ever smelled in my entire life.
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    Sexual Sugar Daddy
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    Dunhill Desire
    Versace V/S

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    The worst fragrance I have smelled that gets a lot of love is L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake for men
    to me this one smell like cucumbers / onions mixed with vinegar. It makes me repulse because I have horrible memories of my mother trying to force feed me cucumbers and onions drenched in vinegar as a kid... hell even the dog would not eat that crap.

    With that said, the one and only scent that has made me gag and recoil is some Arabic fragrance my brother in-law (born and raised in the UAE) owns. I am not sure what it was because there was no English at all on the bottle but it was a very strong heavy musky scent. The next time I talk to him I will try to get the name of this fragrance.
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    kourus-YSL

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    I'd get a refund on your nose if you don't like rive gauche. That said, I can see why you wouldn't like Kouros, it's a patchouli horror story.

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    I only sampled it once, and very briefly at that, but I found The Dreamer quite revolting stuff.

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    Kenzo Pour Homme Sport

    Had a sample of this with my package of some bottles. Damn the spicyness in this is just... Bwadr! I couldnt even was it off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy2012 View Post
    I'd get a refund on your nose if you don't like rive gauche. That said, I can see why you wouldn't like Kouros, it's a patchouli horror story.
    I wonder how much I'd get back because it doesn't appeal to me either...though I wouldn't put it anywhere on this list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudi2800 View Post
    Kenzo Pour Homme Sport

    Had a sample of this with my package of some bottles. Damn the spicyness in this is just... Bwadr! I couldnt even was it off!
    Agree with Kenzo Homme Sport. Just terrible fragrance. I had to wash it of.

    - Emporio Armani City Glam for Him (smells like something to wash a car with)
    - Fraîche Badiane (1994) by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (smells like urinal)
    - Méchant Loup (1997) by L'Artisan Parfumeur (it has some sweetness that makes me sick)

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    It's probably been posted already, but I think Tommy Hilfiger Loud is pretty awful.
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    Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men.

    Thick, cloying synthetic sweetness that makes your nose and stomach turn. And this is coming from a guy that has the constant Basenotes controversy target A*Men as one of his all-time favorites (it's an absolute masterpiece compared to this). If I want an Armani scent, I'll stick with Acqua di Gio or the original Emporio Armani He.

    Bonus: Emporio Armani Diamonds is the only fragrance that I've had to scrub off because of a family member's reaction (and she likes fragrances, too).
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    This thread is funny. What's the difference between this thread and the "BEST of all time" thread? Hard to tell--there's a lot of overlap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critic View Post
    Ralph Lauren Chaps
    The original 1979 one in the brown bottle (now discontinued, thankfully), or the new one in the clear bottle?
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    Glad I saw this! Almost bought a good sized decant of this. Maybe 1/2 ml now.

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    Only the worst to my nose, and partially because they could be so good:

    Feminine: Missoni (2006). Some make excuses for Missoni because it's a Roucel comp and is "complicated." To me it is the olfactive representation of 'fail.' Because I was more of a read-about-stuff and enjoy-the-science-of-it kind of person and not a natural frag-head to begin with, Luca Turin's recommendations helped me get into plenty of good stuff, but he was so off his rocker five starring Missoni, in particular since he did so largely based on the explanations of the perfumer.

    Masculine: Ok, so this isn't a "times Turin was wrong" thread, but another Turin-praised one that I absolutely hate is New York by Nicolai, though that's not objective worst scent territory, more a matter of how much I despise blinding, wafty sunny citrus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andylama View Post
    This thread is funny. What's the difference between this thread and the "BEST of all time" thread? Hard to tell--there's a lot of overlap.
    Heh, and every scent know to man seems to garner the "most female compliments."

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