Some frags that BNers have claimed have a "rotten fruit" note work fine on me (examples: Burberry London for men and Jazz Prestige), and I think this is a great instance of the role skin chemistry plays. I think one major factor may be diet. I totally avoid fried/greasy food and try to eat healthy all the time. One person I know who doesn't have a healthy diet and eats plenty of greasy or fried foods, however, does seem to have this rotten fruit note issue. Thoughts?
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Well... I also think it's obvious that diet has an impact on your skin. Fragrances usually smell "as expected" on me. I eat extremely healthy IMO, but what's healthy depends on your point of view.
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