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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.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    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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    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!
    My 3 Signature Scents:

    Rive Gauche Light (2004)
    Fahrenheit (1988)
    Paul Smith Man (2009)

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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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    has to be THIRD MAN by caron
    stink all the way through
    GREY FLANNEL and DIESEL FUEL FOR LIFE honorable mention

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    Quote Originally Posted by speargrass View Post
    has to be THIRD MAN by caron
    stink all the way through
    GREY FLANNEL and DIESEL FUEL FOR LIFE honorable mention
    Just for curiosity's sake, what are your favourite ones instead?
    My current top five:

    Sonoma Scent Studio - Tabac Aurea
    Balenciaga - Ho Hang
    Comme des Garçons - Black
    Naomi Goodsir - Bois d'ascèse
    Jil Sander - Man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Just for curiosity's sake, what are your favourite ones instead?
    i love vetiver
    lalique encre noire, terre'd hermes, dsquared rocky mountain wood, creed aventus, hermes eau de gentian blanche

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    Probably It does not exist the worst ever as well as it is impossible to speak about the best ever, I'm not able to isolate a so horrible one to be labelled the worst ever since I tend to find out a story behind each olfactory work, anyway few fragrances are properly headache inducing for me and two of those are Lola and Daisy by Marc Jacobs.
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    Worst - In order:

    1) Xerjoff - Zafar
    2) Montale - Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
    3) Mona d'Orio - Les Nombres r'Or Cuir
    4) YSL - Opium PH
    5) HDP - Petroleum

    All unwearable ghastly horrible concoctions - would expect to smell these smells in a gag gift shop.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Brückner - Aoud 1
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    Quote Originally Posted by speargrass View Post
    has to be THIRD MAN by caron
    Leave my Third Man alone!

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    The worst fragrance ever was a light green cologne from zara that came out in 08..i called it "Frog Slime" for it's color and for the way it smelled.
    Other stinkworthy contenders: pleasures for women ,white linen
    And the hideous "sunflower".

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    Quote Originally Posted by speargrass View Post
    has to be THIRD MAN by caron
    stink all the way through
    Gosh.... what's not to like about a great floral like 3rd Man ??? Couldn't stop applying the stuff to my wrist and smelling it when I had a 1 ml sample.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsteve View Post
    Gosh.... what's not to like about a great floral like 3rd Man ??? Couldn't stop applying the stuff to my wrist and smelling it when I had a 1 ml sample.
    oh gosh.....
    what's to like about a stink floral like 3rd man....
    sorry i'm just not a fan
    i hate gourmand and anise
    3rd man just smell dated and used by 80 years old grandad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma View Post
    Leave my Third Man alone!
    come on
    everyone got a different nose
    i just hate the dated floral and anise inside it
    couldn't imagine someone put this on
    for me is a 80 years old grandad scent

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    Ok, I have to get this out of the way. "Smelt" is a fish and "smelled" is the past tense of smell.

    The worst fragrance I have ever smelled was Ferrari Essence Oud. It smells like a poop diaper that someone tried to clean instead of throw away. After they tried to clean it, they threw baby powder on it and sprayed it with Azzaro PH. That brings me to Azzaro PH... It's truly terrible IMO.
    My top 5 changes like the Tennessee weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speargrass View Post
    i love vetiver
    lalique encre noire, terre'd hermes, dsquared rocky mountain wood, creed aventus, hermes eau de gentian blanche
    I knew you would have mentioned at least one Creed, LOL. And the Dsquared and Encre Noire... explanatory enough. I know it's about tastes so none's here to judge anybody's choices, but Third man does not "stink" - you simply don't like it (and allow me to say... "yet": if and when your nose will become a bit more trained, hopefully you will surely enjoy it!).
    My current top five:

    Sonoma Scent Studio - Tabac Aurea
    Balenciaga - Ho Hang
    Comme des Garçons - Black
    Naomi Goodsir - Bois d'ascèse
    Jil Sander - Man

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    342 posts and nobody mentioned Jicky?! Unless I missed a post, I'll be more than happy to be the first. Fecalicious would have been a better name. Never understood all the praise on BN.

    RL Romance, on the other hand, smelled quite gorgeous on my skin. I still need to comfort my girlfriend the bottle is finished. EDIT: just checked, and noticed I had Romance Silver. Never mind my remark.

    This is such a funny thread...!
    Last edited by therm; 17th April 2014 at 02:44 PM.

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    Jicky-- there you go - an old man's crusty trousers (with a touch of lavender)

    Agree with Opium PH -- VILE JUICE duking it out with JOOP PH

    The new Karl Lagerfeld is the latest contender in my book also

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    Quote Originally Posted by inc0gnito View Post
    Secretions Magnifique.
    +1 Totally agree on this one as all other post' stated on this thread are just Subjective dislikes for whatever reasons but this one is across the board heinous/horrendous plus offensive not only because of what it smells like but mainly from where is derive from its "SIMPLY APPALLING" that this was made, I wonder what their bottom line is for this particular juice...peace
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    Quote Originally Posted by magnus611 View Post
    +1 Totally agree on this one as all other post' stated on this thread are just Subjective dislikes for whatever reasons but this one is across the board heinous/horrendous plus offensive not only because of what it smells like but mainly from where is derive from its "SIMPLY APPALLING" that this was made, I wonder what their bottom line is for this particular juice...peace
    Sorry, I do not agree. Any (dis)like is subjective. Also regarding Sécrétions Magnifique. There are 30 positive review on BN on SM. So they are "objectively" wrong? Not that I'm a fan of SM, but let's not pretend some tastes are better than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therm View Post
    342 posts and nobody mentioned Jicky?! Unless I missed a post, I'll be more than happy to be the first. Fecalicious would have been a better name. Never understood all the praise on BN.
    +1 Not the worst thing I have ever smelled, but I would sure rather smell nothing at all.
    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Spice & Wood
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Dior - Vetiver
    4.
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
    6. Puredistance - Black
    7. Brückner - Aoud 1
    8. Neela Vermeire - Trayee
    9. Creed - Royal Oud
    10. Chanel - Egoiste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Jicky-- there you go - an old man's crusty trousers (with a touch of lavender)
    I love Jicky! (but I should clarify that I don't love an old man's crusty trousers)

    I'd say the worst is Secretions Magnifiques or Aramis-- although I do appreciate the art behind them.

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    Mambo is horrid!

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    Hard to choose between Habit Rouge edt and Eau Sauvage. I think.. Eau Sauvage was worse.

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