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    hi. I am a dentistry student. and need your help for choosing a fragrance.
    I like fresh fragrance with good logtivity.
    but there is a PROBLEM. Almost all frags make me headache.

    I have tried :
    Bvlgari Aqua
    Versace pour homme
    (this one was the best choice but headache...)
    kenneth cole signature
    cool water game
    L'ou par Kenzo

    all of them make a headache.

    I have ADG and no problem with. but I want to chenge my fragrance.
    I have tried D&g light blue there wasn't any problem but this one has a boring smell.

    Is there any one who has the same allergy ? Please guide me...

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    Default Re: suggestion for someone who has allergy?

    try versace eau fraiche or acqua di gio they are pretty light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBond007 View Post
    try versace eau fraiche or acqua di gio they are pretty light.
    thanks for reply.
    versace eau fraiche : terrible longtivity according to reviews.
    Aqua di gio: I had this one before.

    please suggest other things???

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    Quote Originally Posted by msz View Post
    thanks for reply.
    versace eau fraiche : terrible longtivity according to reviews.
    Aqua di gio: I had this one before.

    please suggest other things???
    dolce and gabbana light blue, silver mountain water by creed, cool water

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    Quote Originally Posted by msz View Post
    please suggest other things???
    Sample a wider variety of fragrances.

    No matter how "light" the fragrance, if it contains an aromachemical or essential oil that you are sensitive to, you will have a headache. In particular, if it's calone or Iso E Super, you'll be in for a world of hurt concentrating on light, fresh or aquatic, modern masculine scents.

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    Gendarme was created specifically because the inventor was allergic to everything and wanted a scent he could wear without breaking out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adonis View Post
    Gendarme was created specifically because the inventor was allergic to everything and wanted a scent he could wear without breaking out.
    I was going to suggest same.

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    d'oh- dupe post
    Last edited by StylinLA; 16th June 2010 at 04:39 PM.

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    you are right. something like aromachemical or essential oil cause headache.

    Gendarme is not available in my area.

    I just like to find someone who has the same problem like me and tell me what frag does he use??

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    Default Re: suggestion for someone who has allergy?

    you are right. something like aromachemical or essential oil cause headache.

    Gendarme is not available in my area.

    I just like to find someone who has the same problem like me and tell me what frag does he use??

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    Quote Originally Posted by msz View Post

    Gendarme is not available in my area.
    Where are you?

    http://www.gendarme.com/cart.php?m=content&page=11
    Last edited by adonis; 20th May 2010 at 10:17 AM.

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    Default Re: suggestion for someone who has allergy?

    Issen't it Givenchy who have a line of perfume for babies and small children?!
    You could give them a try, even though longevity and sillage apparently are close
    to zero ... and the smell itself might not be that sophisticated!

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    Welcome msz,
    you´ve got the same problems, if you apply the scents on your clothes?

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    Try applying a fragrance-free moisturising lotion to your skin before you apply the cologne. This could help in increasing the longevity of the cologne.

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    there isn't any different between applying fragrance on skin or clothes. both of them cause headache.

    what do think about Gucci pour homme II or D&G pour homme Burberry Londen? are they light enough?
    any other suggestion?

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    there isn't any different between applying fragrance on skin or clothes. both of them cause headache.

    what do think about Gucci pour homme II or D&G pour homme Burberry Londen? are they light enough?
    any other suggestion?

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    If I were you I'd find out why I'm getting headaches first.
    It's very probably not an allergy. It's likely a sensitivity. See a doctor.

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    maybe just use fragrance company deodorants, Creed has a good selection.

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    Aubrey Organics. Perfume for women (the Musk is quite unisex) and Aftershave for men (which have the longevity of edts)

    http://www.aubrey-organics.com/custom.aspx?id=12
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    i have absurdly annoying sinuses. i can get a horrible pressure headache with the slightest change in so many things (humidity, dust, even lack of or too much sleep). alot of fragrances bother me as well, especially theirry mugler ones (oh the irony! as theyre my favorites). aquatics seem to be fine, but Azzaro Chrome bugs me...not sure why, and most woody ones are fine. the thing ive done is try anything that gives me a headache again. for example, A*Men made my dizzy and nauseous the first time i tested it...i sucked it up and tried it again with half the results. tried it again and it didnt even bother me.

    so basically, if you havent tried desensitizing yourself yet, i'd try that. it works for me and ive had sinus issues for years

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    Yep, Gendarme is the way to go. My dad's allergies are legendary and when I wore it, he didn't even sniffle.
    Sales thread here

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    Default Re: suggestion for someone who has allergy?

    BIG, BIG +1 on Gendarme. I have severe allergies, and pretty much survive on Claritin for 2-3 weeks every spring and 1-2 weeks every fall. During those times the only fragrance I've been able wear is Gendarme.

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    msz, you can't find someone who has the same problem if you don't know what the problem is.
    not everyone who has a headache after sniffing some fragrances have the same issue.

    seriously, see a doctor.

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    try colognes or women's perfume.

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    Assuming there is something in regular designer scents that causes this, well it's pointless recommending other designer scents that may give you headaches when you test them.

    I suggest perhaps trying different makers of niche scents, which reputedly have more natural ingredients in them, and hopefully less of whatever it is that is setting your headaches off. Test some masculine Creeds, Etros, MPGs, Lorenzo Villoresis, L'Artisans, Serge Lutens and the like, and see if they don't set you off. Or perhaps some Carons, which are cheaper, but always smelled a bit more niche-like.

    However, as relatively light scents like Bvlgari Aqua and L'Eau Par Kenzo give you headaches, I don't like your chances.
    Regards,
    Renato
    Last edited by Renato; 20th May 2010 at 08:05 PM.

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    My allergies have been horrible this year. I've noticed at times that my sinus pressure and congestion gets worse and begins post applying my cologne in small amounts. Recently, because I've sold most everything else, I have been wearing Mania and Light Blue PH. Both have Mandarin, Bergamot, a Pepper, musk and Oak Moss as notes. I am wondering if these are both heavy on Iso E Super. Maybe I should look elsewhere. I don't remember having this reaction when I wore a sample of GIT or even some other scents.
    Last edited by ToughCool; 16th June 2010 at 03:35 PM.
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