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    Default Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    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.
    LOL! You aren't kidding.

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    I wish there were some sort of nifty statistical tool that would mine these forums and display the fragrances that are most often cited as both best AND worst. The list would be long.

    This tool would also parse out references to "Iso E Super" and show that it is probably both the most common AND most hated ingredient in all of perfumery.

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    I second that. Secretions Magnifiques. Bloody semen. Disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomie et ivoire View Post
    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.
    Thanks for the warning. There are a few that T&S loved and I didn't, and I had my suspicions about this one. I got plenty of good steers from that book, but a few were duds, and this one looked suspicious.

    For me, it's womanity. I've even smelled the new, lighter, low-mercury-tuna version, and I still can't take it.

    I respect the scent for trying. I really do. So many cowardly, redundant, all-marketing scents out there. Mugler is brave, and a fashion genius, and nothing will ever take that away. Angel, A*Men, the Pure series, and more - he could do nothing ever again and I would respect him. I even find womanity sexy in a very unique way - for about 15 seconds. But my nose simply cannot tolerate the dead fish amines in womanity. I convulse in cringes within minutes of wearing it. HUGE scrubber.
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    Really? There's a FISH note in that? Eeee-yikes! Grotesque!

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    my grandma used to always get my super cheap colognes for christmas. i just remember them being absolutely awful

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    Nautica Blue is pretty awful...just some indistinct chemical residue smells mixed with anti bacterial gel. A*Men is on the other extreme of the scale: nauseating.

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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.
    Quite true. The fragrances are interchangeable. And with my fickle nose fragrances can go from the best to the worst list like dance partners at a junior highschool graduation. If I ever start to like Grey Flannel though, that's it, no more perfume for me. That will signal the final dissolution.

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    Animale Animale.

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    Was just about to purchase Animale Animale, is it that bad? I heard it is quite similar to Pure Malt, although I find that hard to believe.

    Apparently Grey Flannel is so bad, it reminds people of death...

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    Opium PH
    Sorry, but this just isn't nice. Fizzy explosion of spices attacking my nose? No thanks.

    Hugo
    The epitome of synthetic

    Eau Savage
    Just too dated. It is literally the smell of yesteryear.

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    Wow, how about that. Three years ago, I'd said that the "worst fragrances ever" were Silver Mountain Water and Givenchy Pi. And now I own Silver Mountain Water and think it's great! LOL.

    Still not much a fan of Givenchy Pi, but I certainly wouldn't consider it to be the worst.

    These days my pick for "worst" would have to be H.M. by Hanae Mori. I've tried and tried to appreciate it, but it just rubs me the wrong way.
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    Current top 10:

    1. L'Artisan Dzing!
    2. Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    3. Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
    4. L'Artisan Al Oudh
    5. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
    6. Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond
    7. Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
    8. Guerlain Derby
    9. Geo F Trumper Eucris
    10. Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe

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    Angel Men by Mugler is a insult to the nose and I have boycotted the house for the affront of creating something so vile.

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    Angel Men by Mugler is a insult to the nose and I have boycotted the house for the affront of creating something so vile.
    I like A*men, call it a guilty pleasure...

    Now, talking about vile, I don't know if it's the worst fragrance I EVER tried but Amouage Gold Man comes pretty close. I hated it when I sprayed it on yesterday and today it's still going strong unfortunately, even after a shower and trying to scrub it off. And yep, it still smells like piss to me...

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    +1 SL Serge Noire

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    Mine are

    Dunhill Desire - Smells like cat pee
    A*Men - Smells like butt paste
    Dirty E - Make me wanna gag

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    Le male - sprayed myself once and I was rushing to the bathroom to wash my wrist
    Kouros - I just dont understand this
    Narciso Rodriguez for Him - ridiculous

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordanm View Post
    Mine are

    Dunhill Desire - Smells like cat pee
    A*Men - Smells like butt paste
    Dirty E - Make me wanna gag
    What exactly is "butt paste?"...and does it come with a butt brush?

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    *double post

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    To me, has to be Fahrenheit. Seriously, smells like Citgo #2 lithoplex grease with some motor oil thrown in.
    Second worst of the ones I've tried... Curve. Smelled just like a woman's perfume on me. So much that I felt really self-conscious while wearing it at the gym, and couldn't wait to get it off.

    Both of these were samples, thankfully
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    Default Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeJ View Post
    Was just about to purchase Animale Animale, is it that bad? I heard it is quite similar to Pure Malt, although I find that hard to believe...
    Top notes are those of A*Men and the mid base notes are those of Lapidus' TL. It might be too sweet for many.

    For me, D&G Light Blue.
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    Azzaro Silver Black/Onyx: Gross
    Body Kouros: Disturbingly gross. I picture a homeless male prostitute smelling like this
    Burberry Touch: Starts off promising, then the musk ruins everything

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    Joop Homme!
    Really suffocating to me...

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    Worst ever must and has to go to Jacques Bogart Silver Scent. Awful.

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    Rather than start a new thread I figured I would just add to this one. While their are fragrances I dislike.. there are rare ones that deserve recognition for being so damn horrible.

    Without further adieu..

    Debonair by Smell Bent.

    This does not make me wanna try anything else from this fragrance house. It smells like burnt hair.. and is insanely strong.. 1 spray stuck up my living room for a week. This stuff is bad!!

    I'd say, if you want to pull a prank or practical joke on somebody, use this, or a stink bomb, either or will do the trick!
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    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)
    Burberry London (2006)
    Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
    Arpege pour Homme (2005)

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    Secretions Magnifique.
    The sense of smell, like a faithful counsellor, foretells its character.

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    I dislike HM by Hanae Mori equally as much as Amen by TM.
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Disel fuel for life. Headache in a bottle

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    Paul Smith Extreme. I bought this on offer but can't stand it. Tried to give it away but no one wanted it. It's just a very synthetic, stinky unpleasant scent. And that's the positives.

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    It's a draw between Davidoff Cool Water and Yves Rocher Antartic. Why? They both have a very sharp metallic note that is painful.
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