Negative associations have never stopped me from using any fragrance in my collection.
I was in Sephora last week and an assistant was mentioning to me how she really liked Bulgari Black. I told her to me it smelled like rubber from a car tire. She sprayed some on a strip, smelled it, and then said "You are right....thanks for ruining it for me."
I told her it might have something to do with the power of suggestion since I had heard the same thing before I had sampled it. If we tell our minds to look for something it might be easier for us to find it.
Yes. A basenotes review mentions a butter note i vetiver babylone and sure thing, after that there's a butter note in there. But, it doesn't bother me much, I think it's helpful. Most of the time, I don't find negative associations/notes that other people find.
Neal, I'm sorry to say this but... you're weak...
Golly, it does happen every once in a while but you have to focus on why you liked the fragrance in the first place. Learn not to be so easily swayed and such negative remarks will be like water off a duck's back. Be strong and remain proud of your smellies!
I had a bottle of Tom Fords Oud Wood and I read somewhere that it had a note within it that smelled like latex. After that I could not stop smelling that note within the scent and had to sell it.
I never pay attention to associations. Everyone has an opinion on everything. I have heard all sorts of things from people and negative reviews and I never let them be the deciding factor for anything I pick. There might be some valid points but just take it all in and outweigh the factors.
Then some one said it smelled like tea. This ruined it for me as from then on it smelled more like tea than rubber to me.
So I'm curious... For those whose lives have been ruined by realizing that a fragrance smelled like, salami, ferrets, glue, latex, or whatever - why? I can understand being uncomfortable with a smell you've realized was "butter and farts", but these other descriptions don't seem inherently off-putting to me. (For example, CdG won't shut up about how much their new EDP smells like glue and packing tape.)
Maybe I'm just weird, but if I discovered that a favorite fragrance smelled like salami, I think that would just make me treasure it all the more.
There's no glue note in SMW.
I stopped wearing Pure Havane for a couple months becuase I read that it smelled "girly." Then I came back to it recently, and it doesn't smell girly at all, it smells good. That's when I learned my lesson, and learned to trust my own nose.
i really kind of liked tom ford noir de noir, but there was something off about it too. Then I read a review suggesting sweaty feet and wet dogs and it was an immediate no go and I had to scrub it off right then and there. I have gone back to it a few times since and I smell the same thing. I believe it might be the truffle action in the top/middle phase now. kind of a shame really, but now that I get that connection, I really can't wear it again, it was ruined.
I can sometimes force myself to smell unpleasant notes that talked about, but if i like the scent they dont ruin it for me ever.
Want to trade - Chanel Platinum Egoiste for Dior Eau Sauvage...