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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsai View Post
    Patou 1000 - I just don't get it. I adore jasmin, but I don't recognise it at all here - nor any of the other flowers.
    Joy - Doesn't smell like anything on me, not a scrubber but not far from it.
    Vol de Nuit, Nahema - two other classic scents I just "don't get".
    CK Euphoria - hate it, very aggressive.
    L'Instant - I smell something nice but it is drenched in cloying sweetness.
    Bandit and Miss Balmain - some weird leathery cigarette smoke, nowhere near pleasant.
    Diorella - as if it had been left to age in a drawer until there was nothing left from the scent anymore just some powderish mess.
    Paco Rabanne Calandre and Metal - nondescript, says absolutely nothing.
    Madame Rochas, My Sin, Climat - again, I just don't get them - what are they supposed to smell like? I wouldn't call them fragrances, they are just some accidental smells (oh, blasphemy!)

    Uh, maybe I should stop here. Just for the records: there are also tons of fumes I love! ;-)
    Yes, I thought I was the only one who found this pretty aggressive. I don't HATE it though, the dry down is okay for me. But definitely not one of my faves - I feel the same about Gucci. It's really really aggressive and pungent until the dry down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysticknot View Post
    Sorry , Samsara and I were not made for each other . Also L'Instant - sorry Evangeline !

    No probs, mysticknot - I've dissed your Shalimar more than once, so we're all good! Besides, you're golden in my book due in part to your healthy appreciation for Aromatics Elixir, among others.

  3. #33

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    Samsara, so much love but for me has a stale body odour thing going on.
    No5 turns into a plastic bag thing on me.
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  4. #34

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    Welcome to mzendre!

    Wow, I have some in common with people whose tastes often go in different directions than mine! :-)

    Can't do Feminite du Bois and Bois de Violette. I was so disappointed! Can't hack that sharp cedar, either, Evangeline!

    Tocade, Nahema, Lipstick Rose, and Drole de Rose aren't good on me. The rose/vanilla and rose/violet combos are mostly unpleasant to my nose.

    Can't handle the aldehydes in Chanel No. 5 and White Linen.

    Chinatown smells like a stale spiced sugar cookie on me.

    L'Eau d'Hiver is cold and unfriendly to my nose.

    And Tabu is taboo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    Wow, I have some in common with people whose tastes often go in different directions than mine! :-)
    Stinky perfumes just have that way of bringing people together!

  6. #36

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    I forgot about Bulgari Black. I bought a bottle about ten years ago, and probably used it twice. Rubber and vanilla are an interesting combination, but so what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    Stinky perfumes just have that way of bringing people together!
    :-)

    Wishing you a fragrant day, Ms. E!!!

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    Bulgari Black for me too. I don't think it's terrible, but I don't want to smell like rubber.

    And I'll add the new Mitsouko reformulation. It just smells almost linear, sharp and shallow to me. And then the dry-down is too masculine.

  9. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post


    Chinatown smells like a stale spiced sugar cookie on me.


    finally somebody detroning THE oh-so-greatest-niche-frag Chinatown.

    I feel the same about it.
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    Chinatown starts out great and then turns faunky on me, too. Maybe it's the lychee note. I think it turns bad at the end.

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    Bond No 9 Scent Of Peace was so boring to me .

    Evangeline - no probs too. We all can't like the same thing always !

    Musc Ravageur was a bit disappointment to me too -I was expecting something sexy not sweaty .
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    Ugh, yes. Chinatown on me too. It's just muddy-sweet on me.

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    OMGosh, this reads like a list of my drobe! Tabu, Fracas, Tocade, Bal a Versailes.... The only absolute scrubber I can think of is L'Instant, but I've dissed that one enough, already....

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    of the ones mentioned here, I really looooove Fracas and Chanel 5. die-hard fan of those,and no negative review, can make me change my mind. I noticed that negative reviewn only make me change my mind about the ones I don't really care too much anyway. From my point of view... negative reviews are also positive, cause they help me a lot to decide what are me v"true loves". Cheers!
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    Unfortunately +1 more Shalimar , on me is nothing but a linear raw , scratchy , sour lemon and cedar with some lemon and cedar then some more lemon and cedar . I have always been wondering how bad can a perfume smell when reading others reviews saying " i need to scrub it off " ..well i found it out when spraying Shalimar on me ...bug spray . SIGH *
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyfunny View Post
    ...The only absolute scrubber I can think of is L'Instant, but I've dissed that one enough, already....
    But you seem to take such pleasure in it!

    Since yesterday was your birthday and all, you go ahead and take another good swing at her - I'll even hold her still for you!
    Last edited by Evangeline; 25th March 2010 at 01:39 PM.

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    Welcome to mzendre!
    Thank you!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evangeline View Post
    But you seem to take such pleasure in it!

    Since yesterday was your birthday and all, you go ahead and take another good swing at her - I'll even hold her still for you!
    Lol, thanks for the offer, but I'll lay off. Besides, I've really got no room to diss anything when I'll defend my beloved reformed Tabac Blond edp to the death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyfunny View Post
    Lol, thanks for the offer, but I'll lay off. Besides, I've really got no room to diss anything when I'll defend my beloved reformed Tabac Blond edp to the death!
    Har! What did you recently call it...gasoline and toe-jam, was it? I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't love that!
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    This is so interesting. Many of the fragrances that I would never be without are on the "crap" lists...Shalimar, Mitsouko, No 5, Diorella, Joy to name a few. I was disappointed that Ivoire turned sour on me. And Aromatics Elixir is headache inducing. But I never would have tried Habanita if not for Basenotes. For me, it's a keeper.

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    One that comes to mind is Opium. How I wished it smelled nice on me. I knew several women in the 80s that wore it well, sadly, it is not for me.
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    Long time no post, but here goes my unwanted/scrubber list:

    1. Angel - too much of everything on me
    2. Opium - scrubber
    3. Fracas - smells like old socks on me
    4. Michael - the tuberose is suffocating on me.

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    That would be "L'Interdit" - the notes are all over the place, and it smells like a chicken farm.
    Funny how good it is on some.

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    Chanel's Cuir de Russie ~ I couldn't get around the hair product-ness of it. I reeeeeeally wanted to love it but it smelled like a pomade or hair oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *bloomy* View Post
    The new Diorissimo is utterly vile on my skin. Dry heaving just recalling the horror of it as write this....
    I have vintage Diorissimo and continue to think it smells like the water left in a vase after you've thrown the rotting bouquet out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfume_Addict View Post
    I have vintage Diorissimo and continue to think it smells like the water left in a vase after you've thrown the rotting bouquet out.
    OMG, I cannot tell you how relieved I am that I am not alone in my disdain for Diorissimo. Me, a BIG LOUD Floral girl. A die hard fan of muguet. I was so ashamed since I simply could not find the love for this classic.

    Thank you Perfume_Addict

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    I forgot a big one.

    EAU DE ROCHAS !!! This one is a reaaaaal stinker to my nose, I think it smells like toilet disinfectant.



    Oh, and the new "fresh" thing from Issey Myiake, "A scent by Issey Myiake" is very similar to Eau de Rochas, it's a copy for sure.
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    I'm LOL at some of my favorites listed above in the stinker column. Ouch! But then I also see quite a few 'istas think the same way I do about particular scrubbers.

    My short list:

    White Linen= nose hair trimmer

    No 22= an even sharper nose hair trimmer

    Tocade= floor cleaner

    Coco Mlle= hot acetone

    Diorissimo= bug spray

    Coco= cough medicine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perfume_Addict View Post
    I have vintage Diorissimo and continue to think it smells like the water left in a vase after you've thrown the rotting bouquet out.
    LOL, this is the funniest description of a fragrance EVER, I'm literally going to wet myself.

    Here are mine:

    I was truly disappointed by Féminité du Bois. It smells fine, but it has absolutely NO radiance or sillage on me. I mean, you'd have to sniff my skin directly to tell I put it on. I ditched it for Dolce Vita.

    I mistakenly bought an overpriced bottle of Ralph Lauren's Purple Label. Um, booooring.

    I just posted this in another forum but why not say it again: I really didn't like Chanel's Sycomore. The smoky note turns the vetiver into an overwhelming minty mess on me. Maybe I need to give this one another go.

    On the subject of Chanel, No. 19 has to be the most unfriendly scent in the history of perfumery.

    Everyone raves about Chinatown but I found it cloyingly sweet. Ugh!
    Last edited by granola357; 5th April 2010 at 05:17 AM.

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    ah, now saw someone mentiones THE Joy

    My nose and mind can't imagine how somebody can dislike this perfume even a bit. It's like some perfume of fairies from a Neverland of adults, only for inlove people. I'm refering to modern one, I have no ideea how the vintage Joy is.

    A person suggested Joy as a perfume of purity in a topic. Always thought of it as to an "inlove" perfume, but sniffing it better, I think purity is also a good asociation.

    To be on-topic- few more that I don't like, though they're pupular (not mentioning Guerlains...):

    Angel (molasses+agressive sharp patchouli)---and all it's imitations
    Jungle Elephant (mud with rotten hay in it, plus vanilla flood)
    Joop homme on a woman
    Vanilla Musk (smells like vanilla poured over a big bunch of chopped fresh meat)
    Noa (simple original one)- it smells like a box of cardboard in wich various vegetables (is coriander giving this vegetable sensation?) were stored/transported for 2-3 days. Than you spray it with white musk, a little peach juice and spill some coffee on it ...and voila! the wet cardboard aroma dominates all the time anyway! Not "a stinker", but totally sensless. And the bottle looks terribly cheap.Dissapointing from all sides.
    Onde Mysthere - medicinal, chemical,dry.
    Demeter Banana Flambee- ssarts as a cinnamony banana desert, turns fast into cinnamon+ACETONE!!!
    Hypnose- flavoured pills.
    EDIT: I forgot--- Lancome TRESOR... no comment here. LOL


    I don't find any of the above real stinkers though.I just don like them/wouldn't wear them, but I find them ok on others.
    Last edited by w3pearl; 6th April 2010 at 05:08 PM.
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