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    Default What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    l've found a few threads on this in the male fragrance forum, but this question doesn't seem to have been asked about female fragrances, so just for a bit of fun l thought l'd throw this one in!

    We've all tried scents we can appreciate for their high quality & construction even if the smell didn't agree with us, ( Cristalle & No.19, l'm talking about you! ) but l mean stuff that's SO bad you can't imagine it smelling good on anyone, ever.

    For me it's got to be Coleen by Coleen McCloughlin. l was unfortunate enough to be given a mini of this as part of a set as a secret santa gift a couple of years back. The foul, chemical stench was absolutely the vilest l have ever experienced. Usually if l get something that doesn't work for me, l can give it away to someone l know will appreciate it, but this is the only occasion when l actually ended up pouring it down the sink, because a. l didn't want to inflict it on anyone, & b. l didn't want anyone around me smelling of it either!!

    So, what's yours, folks?
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    It was one of the Micallef sea series (don't remember which one unfortunatelly, I did love the other ones). It smelled like the sea weed the Japanese wrap rice in. It kept on turning my stomach, awful...

    The runner-up would be Secretions Magnifique (see the thread on it).

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    Elizabeth Taylor's Passion.

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    Girard's Bouquet d'Orient. Cat pee. Not even kidding.

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    "Worst" is such a harsh word!I will never use it for a perfume
    There are some perfumes that don't agree with our chemistry!It also happens that we try a perfume and don't like on a first apply and then change our mind on next wearings!!!
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    I think the one i dislike most is Patchouli Leaves by Montale and then Giorgio Beverly Hills. It's just a matter of taste ,that's all.
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    I agree with Mimi on this.

    Although beauty is in the nose of the sniffer, I would have to say Britney Spears Fantasy. Waaay to sweet for me.
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    Estee Lauder's Spellbound gags me. Yuck!
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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Seriously, SHISHA or DINNER BY BOBO - it's a toss up!

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Quote Originally Posted by sophi View Post
    "Worst" is such a harsh word!I will never use it for a perfume
    There are some perfumes that don't agree with our chemistry!It also happens that we try a perfume and don't like on a first apply and then change our mind on next wearings!!!
    I agree with sophi, there are several perfumes that I initially wrote off and then eventually came to really like. Ysatis by Givenchy was one of them, now I love it. The one in my wardrobe now that I don't care for is Giorgio by Giorgio of Beverly Hills, I've kept it to give it another chance, but it's not looking hopeful. That also happened with Knowing by Estee Lauder and I gave it away. I think if I were to try it today I'd probably like it, since my tastes have changed. Oh wait, I just thought of one, Heiress by Paris Hilton, definitely the most unpleasant one I've smelled.
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    Calvin Klein Escape, Clinique Happy and every version of it they release.
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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    I loathe Le Baiser du Dragon.

    A woman at our church used to wear Primo (a knockoff of Giorgio) -- I couldn't sit anywhere near her or I'd soon feel nauseated.

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    For me the worst so far has been Heiress by Paris hilton- it smelled chemically like artificially flavored orange creamsicle+cottoncandy sweet levels+ Floor cleaner. I have a sample of this to revisit and see if my impression changes .
    Amor Amor -on me it is dog shampoo+tobacco+ fruit Bleah!!-I'm pretty sure it is my chemistry on this one though my co-worker I passed it to wears it and it smells more like a fruity floriental on her (she's dry skinned I'm oily)
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    As Mims says, it's a matter of taste. I can't stand Aromatics Elixir on me, but there are people who wear it very well. I'm sure there are many fragrances I enjoy that make others gag. For me, it's not so much a horrible fragrance as one that is over applied. I really hate that! You know - when someone's perfume is so heavily applied that it is invading your body space and you can literally taste it. That said, most recently it was Yves Rocher's Tendre Jasmin that turned me off. Something is very acrid ("cat pee") in there that I've encountered in a few other fragrances. Whatever it is rubs my fur the wrong way. Maybe because I'm a dog person.

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    A sample I ordered of S-Perfumes 100% Love - to my nose it smelt just like warm sick. I re-tested my vial about 3 times but the vomit association just wouldn't go away.
    I blame Perfumes-The Guide, read the review & it just sounded so lovely......oh well
    I'm glad I tried it, but just don't want to smell it again -ever !

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    Seriously, SHISHA or DINNER BY BOBO - it's a toss up!
    Leave my Bobo alone!
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    Aromatics Elixir and Tabu.....Sorry to all who Love these fragrances!!!
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    Nanette Lepore [B]Shanghai Butterfly[/B]. Smelled just and I mean just like a cat box on me. What a stinker. It was a blind buy at Marshalls and it is the only perfume I have ever immediately thrown in the trash after one spray. Blech! (But generally, I agree with Mimi on these things being a matter of taste.)

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lessa View Post
    Estee Lauder's Spellbound gags me. Yuck!

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaplain View Post
    Nanette Lepore [B]Shanghai Butterfly[/B]. Smelled just and I mean just like a cat box on me. What a stinker. It was a blind buy at Marshalls and it is the only perfume I have ever immediately thrown in the trash after one spray. Blech! (But generally, I agree with Mimi on these things being a matter of taste.)
    Marshalls and TJ's accept perfume returns, so throwing it away was truly a statement on its awful-ness.

    Here are my misses from samples or blind buys from the past year. I would rather not bathe for a week than wear ...sorry, I mean I politely decline the company of:

    Coriandre: Smells like caraway seeds and moldy rye bread on me
    Futur- The smell of a nursing home that allows smoking in a bottle
    Encre Noir- a musty old room
    Silences- just vile on me (conversely, Silences Purple is yummy on me)
    Christian Dior Eau de Cologne Fraiche- definately more like bitters on me; old bottle may have turned
    Avon Lemon Velvet- what was i thinking? chemical bomb
    Hermes Brin de reglisse- instant scrubber on me
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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    There are so many "bad" ones, the worst is a difficult decision...Pure patchouli oil makes me sneeze (and gag)--so do many patchouli perfumes!
    Tabu is awful, but so are the boisterous fake Giorgios, Aromatics Elixir.....

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    Aromatics Elixir
    Secretions Magnifiques
    White Diamonds

    All the above I find totally repellant.
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    I like about 98% of the frags I smell,
    but Knowing by Estée Lauder smells
    like litter box to me, used litter box at
    that ... eeew!


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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Aromatics Elixir, and something horrid called Zig Zag by Dana.
    I tend to agree with Duckie about Knowing. There is something in it that resembles cat pee.

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Quote Originally Posted by Madame du Barry View Post
    There is something in it that resembles cat pee.

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    I loathe Lancome Miracle (and all its flankers). I don't know what it is that reminds me of shampoo in certain perfumes, but it sure has plenty of it.

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Quote Originally Posted by Augusta View Post
    I loathe Lancome Miracle (and all its flankers). I don't know what it is that reminds me of shampoo in certain perfumes, but it sure has plenty of it.
    Welcome on board, madame Augusta ... I adore the Miracles! To each his own, right?!

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Welcome on board, madame Augusta ... I adore the Miracles! To each his own, right?!
    Tak og unskyld! What a way for me to join in, insulting something that you adore! LOL

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Quote Originally Posted by Augusta View Post
    Tak og unskyld! What a way for me to join in, insulting something that you adore! LOL
    You spoke Danish ... hell, you're all forgiven! Ha, sooo cool!

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    Default Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    It's actually two frags: Pret a Porter and B.U., both by Coty

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