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    Calone/marine is just awful.

    I also can't stand vanilla in heavy doses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shamu1 View Post
    Calone/marine is just awful.

    I also can't stand vanilla in heavy doses.
    Most aquatics use calone, and thats what gives most aquatics that "synthetic and clean" smell. Smells cheap, and is cheap

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    1. I think it's grapefruit...whatever Bvlgari's Aqva Marine opens with, I don't like.

    2. Orris root?...I dislike anything that smells like lipstick or makeup

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    If the jasmine note is too strong it smells like urine to me.

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    Gardenia is the worst!

    I also have trouble with tuberose, hyacinth, freesia, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, osmanthus, cucumber, melon... but these can be palatable in some scents if they are well blended.

    Cardamom would be the worst one after gardenia. I like most spice notes, but cardamom often ruins a scent for me.
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    I have a hard time with patchouli and strong vanilla if either dominates the scent.

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    No notes per se are taboo for my nose. The ways that some of the so-called "modern" or post-classical and neo-classical notes are used can tend to bore me though (ISO E. Super, Aquatic, Chemistry/Fresh, Ozone, etc.). I like all these notes though when they are used in interesting ways.
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    Immortelle . . .
    Marine / Calone is a no-no.
    Pepper used injudiciously can also kill a scent for me.

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    Air freshners and cheap candy colognes do my head in evey time.

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    For me it's clove. And pine. Clove makes my stomach turn (probably from eating some clove-spiced dish and getting food poisoning from it)

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    I have some issues with clary sage and rosemary. But they seldom stick around long enough to really bother me so I think I'm quite alright
    But strong indoles definitely smells like crap to me.
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    Gardenia, pine, benzoin, tobacco, heavy roses, heavy musk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    1. I think it's grapefruit...whatever Bvlgari's Aqva Marine opens with, I don't like.

    2. Orris root?...I dislike anything that smells like lipstick or makeup
    Spray, not all orris root or iris smell like Dior Homme. When I first got into fragrance I hate iris too. But I've grown to LOVE it. It's definitely unique, but really Dior Homme is pretty unique as well, not many other fragrances smell like it.
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    Not a huge fan of star anise. Rive Gauche has bucketloads of it in the opening, which makes me kinda dislike it.

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    Not a huge fan of star anise
    x2!

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    Honey can be challenging for me. And I really dislike aldehydes of the type found in Chanel No. 5 and White Linen.

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    Might aswell add patchouli to the list for me. Stand alone its awful to my nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka View Post
    Gardenia is the worst!

    I also have trouble with tuberose, hyacinth, freesia, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, osmanthus, cucumber, melon... but these can be palatable in some scents if they are well blended.

    Cardamom would be the worst one after gardenia. I like most spice notes, but cardamom often ruins a scent for me.
    Wow, it's anti-me!

    I love gardenia, and cardamon. In fact I think a fragrance with both would smell delicious, if the gardenia note was true ( too often gardenia is a word for generic white-floral smell, rather than the creamy, cheesy quality that makes gardenia gardenia ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Wow, it's anti-me!

    I love gardenia, and cardamon. In fact I think a fragrance with both would smell delicious, if the gardenia note was true ( too often gardenia is a word for generic white-floral smell, rather than the creamy, cheesy quality that makes gardenia gardenia ).
    Yum, cardamom! (The first time I tasted cardamom in a dish it was the seed pod, which exploded into perfumey loveliness in my mouth)... and white floral is also wonderful as long as it is not Bradford Pear! (:-)) Just wore Hermes Amazone for the first time today and it is a perfect white floral scent. (unisex I would say, at least with the vintage "brown box" version) Will try mixing G and C when I get serious about the perfumery!
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    Yum, cardamom!
    Ditto this! I noticed a while back that a lot of my favorites have this note.

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    Just wondering if/how female "encroachment" on the Male Fragrances discussions affects the progress of said discussion.
    Since I am quite often one who "encroaches".
    (actually it is to my mind an interesting question, to which the answers may be even MORE interesting!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galamb_Borong View Post
    Wow, it's anti-me!

    I love gardenia, and cardamon. In fact I think a fragrance with both would smell delicious, if the gardenia note was true ( too often gardenia is a word for generic white-floral smell, rather than the creamy, cheesy quality that makes gardenia gardenia ).
    For me the description "creamy white Floral" ("screamy" would be more accurate) is a cue to run for my life...

    A good example of cardamom that makes me queasy is CdG Jaisalmer. I love all the other Incense Series scents but that one. Also when I tested loads of DSH perfume oils I soon learned that the ones piercing my nostrils contained cardamom.
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    Anise, like in "Fuel for life". I HATE it!!!

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    Appparently I have issues with the letter "G" because I absolutely detest geranium and gardenia. I think it's Creed's 2000 Fleurs which has BOTH. Disgusting...

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    Another note I don't particular favor on my skin: chocolate milk. Which is why I won't be wearing A*Men anytime soon...

    Quote Originally Posted by actiasluna View Post
    Just wondering if/how female "encroachment" on the Male Fragrances discussions affects the progress of said discussion.
    Since I am quite often one who "encroaches".
    (actually it is to my mind an interesting question, to which the answers may be even MORE interesting!)
    What encroachment? On the contrary, I more than welcome female perspectives on this board. If I have my way, there won't even be separate Male Fragrance and Female Fragrance discussion boards; there will only be one Fragrance Discussion Board.
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    I had a hard time finding one. Here it is: coconut

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    had some problems with violet leaves in gucci pour homme II on first application.. made me literally wanna throw up.
    set it aside, waited a week and prepped my nose every other day, smelling the cap... now i wear it and its one of my fav scents... i guess my nose needed to adjust.

    other than that mishap, nothing strikes me as gross yet.
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: saffron. Blech!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    What encroachment? On the contrary, I more than welcome female perspectives on this board. If I have my way, there won't even be separate Male Fragrance and Female Fragrance discussion boards; there will only be one Fragrance Discussion Board.
    I tend to agree as the to my mind imaginary/arbitrary line between "masculine" and "feminine" scents is sketchy, to say the least!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delmar View Post
    I had a hard time finding one. Here it is: coconut
    You know... I don't like coconut in PROJECTING PERFUSENESS... but I do like it as an "undertone/note"... This morning a coworker was wearing something with lingering MASSIVE SILLAGE COCONUT!!!!!!!"... frankly it was just kind of like wearing a too-fragrant lei to the office... too obvious.
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