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    Tom Ford's-Grey Vetiver

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    Cool water

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    bunch of p*ssies. Angel Men is mild stuff compared to Kouros.

    Kouros starts off smelling like a house out of 'Hoarders' TV show then goes into a nice dry down of bear urine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusInKensington View Post
    Apart from obvious differences between different peoples sense of smell, I think a big reason for the difference in taste with fragrances is down to the reason why you're actually wearing them.

    I think if you're wearing a fragrance to try and impress women or fish for compliments, then its more than likely you'll be someone who wants to wear something that's in your face, leaves a vapour trail wherever you walk, so strong it gives you a headache and makes your nose bleed, and has been recognised as being a fragrance that women like (think Joop, JPG, Mugler, Issey Miyake etc...)

    Alternatively, you could fall in to the category of man who wears a fragrance for themselves, who doesn't really care what other people think and chooses a fragrance solely because they like it and couldn't care less if other people can't smell it or don't recognise it.
    I was reading this thread out of curiosity, and this stood out to me. What smells good or not is often related to personal opinions and olfactory memories (good and bad, "synthetic" or natural, etc.) I am of the opinion of "I wear whatever I like to wear." HOWEVER, that could very well mean A*Men, among other often hated popular fragrances (I love Dreamer, one that's often berated by fragrance snobs). There's no shame in wearing popular perfumes, as there's no shame in wearing the uncommon as well. I like both loud and quiet fragrances, I just go for a nice smell. Some people make it look as if the perfume is loud, it must be vulgar or wrong, not "refined", "classy", whatever that may mean to them. I don't wear perfumes for others, although it's nice to be complimented, but I certainly don't want to stink (admittedly, a subjective term too) to make an olfactory statement of my "class" and "knowledge" of strange perfumes (wearing strange perfumes is fine by itself, btw). Neither I want to pay hundreds of dollars (or pennies, for that matter) for watery, nondescript fragrances, just for "prestige" or false exclusivity. Additionally, wearing "insert popular fragrance" doesn't make you a lower caste in the perfume loving community. Who cares, wear what you like. Perfume is not a class statement, nor a test for who has the "best nose" and "appreciation for true art." I indeed love perfume as an art, but as in everything in life, one can take it to the extreme and become a ridiculous snob and judge of what's "really good," just to inflate our egos. I don't care for what others wear, only for what I wear, and I don't mind if it's popular or unpopular, as long as I like it. Again, liking the popular doesn't make you a perfume idiot, you'll just won't be as exclusive, but it's up to you if that matters to you or not. Since I have both kind of perfumes, I really don't mind. I LIKE "exclusivity," but mostly, I like to smell good, mostly to myself, and secondly, to others.

    Finally, there's no worse smelling fragrance. :P I would say that a perfume that doesn't smell at ALL (even to you), would be "the worst," because it defeats its purpose of being considered a "scent." But there are actually people looking for this kind of "scent" anyway... and I shouldn't care about it (although I think that it's probably cheaper to pour water on yourself- my opinion, anyway.)

    No offense meant, and I didn't take offense to any of the comments in this thread either. Just thought that the above quoted comment was making people who wear loud or popular perfumes mutually exclusive with people who wear things for themselves. Totally disagree, wear what you like, whether it's Cool Water or Poivre Piquant, A*men or Piper Nigrum, Rochas Man or New Haarlem, Pink Sugar or Sweet Oriental Dream. It is our choice, not any other person's (of course, common sense dictates that we should apply perfume in appropriate fashion-as well as care for the concerns of people we love or are close to-but still, perfume should mostly be a matter of what you believe in, like, and enjoy wearing and sniffing.) All of us are justified in liking or disliking A*Men (to name one); just don't make it any class or connoisseurship statement.

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    and of course Le Male

    that smells like straight up douchebag

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    My hate at the moment are

    Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
    Success is a Job in NY by Bond no9

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    Guerlain Vetiver makes me frown at the first sniff. Smell like rotten cheese to me.

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    Gucci pour homme - I can't stand the horrible pencil shavings smell, throughout the heart to basenotes.
    Utterly vile...who wants to smell like that?

    Worst thing is I blind bought it! After rave reviews here...oh well!

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    In my opinion, I would have to say that the worst fragrance I have ever smelled is either Cool Water, or Stetson. Also, I do not think that Le Male is that great. Don't get me wrong, Le Male is certainly not the worst fragrance I have ever smelled, but it is way overrated.

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    Perfumum Fumidus - Wet ashtray O.o
    “Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”

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    I'm fairly new to the world of frag and so far only one frag has left a mental scar on my memory......Bvlgari Black!

    Gut wrenching too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perfaddict View Post
    Have i mentioned Beyond Paradise for Men?
    Ugh. That one is so horrible. Luca Turin's credibility dropped quite a bit when I tried this one.

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    There are nice rummy,spicy notes but under a nasty sh**t fecal note that does not go away at all. A shame had high hopes for Cuba I thought it would be similar to TF TV or Aramis Havana. Ohhh no it wasn't.... real shame :-/

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    Though sometimes, in moments of weakness, I think I like Tom Ford Black Orchid, it is actually a truly, truly vile scent.

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    Quorum: Oh my... If I have to choose one to vanish...
    Grey Flannel: Old man violet...
    Givenchy Gentleman: Oldman
    One Man Show: this is evil on a bottle.
    Kouros: No one should smell like this.
    Lagerfeld: Grandma came to dinner.
    CK Obsession: Old Indian Grandma came to dinner.
    Ted Lapidus: vile
    Dunhill Pursuit: D&G The One + Old Uncle from Barbershop.
    Jaguar (original): For god sake. old rotten oranges
    YSL Rive Gauche: The barbershop meets anis

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    I've never smelled it, but I hear Secretions Magnifique is quite a gag. Also, the fragrance expert at Saks told me that Tom Ford's Urban Musk smells like sh*t, literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
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    I'll agree with Pure Vetiver. Not even trying to be mean either, that stuff smells like a sick animal.

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    le male
    a*men
    royal oud
    tom ford extreme
    kouros
    platinum egoiste

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    I had to wash off Amouage (Reflection Man I think, possibly Silver). I smelled like some middle eastern cab driver who ate nothing but curry and hadn't washed in two weeks. HORRIBLE. I mean HORRIBLE.

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    Perfumum Fumidus
    “Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”

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    DKNY Men and BUrberry Brit

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    Oh and



    Fahrenheit and although i own A men, i find it to be so cloying at first... it makes me wanna vomit.after 2 hours its a good chocolate caramel smell.... im glad i only got the mini bottle...

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    Ha. You guys must get overwhelmed easily. L'eau D'issey, A*Men, Kouros aren't even that bad. I understand we're all different, but c'mon ..

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    Lanvin Oxygene Homme. I typically use the fragrances I don't like to help re-scent the room after my cat uses her litter box and doesn't cover up. I can't even use Oxygene Homme for that because it makes the room smell worse.

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    Polo

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    Joop Homme!

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    Joop Homme!
    Currently wearing: 7 Loewe Natural by Loewe

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    I'm with all who mentioned Paco Rabanne XS Black.
    Rancid sugared goats piss.
    Cool Water is up there for me too.
    Oh, and Burberry Weekend.

    Oh dear, I didn't realize it was an old old thread.

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    I suddenly realized I hate ALL fragrances. I kind of liked owning the bottles. Wearing a fragrance is something I find artificial. I just sold most of my wardrobe and I have never felt happier. Thank you good night :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihailo View Post
    I suddenly realized I hate ALL fragrances. I kind of liked owning the bottles. Wearing a fragrance is something I find artificial. I just sold most of my wardrobe and I have never felt happier. Thank you good night :-)

    Wow!, what made you change your mind about frags suddenly?

    My most hated fragrance is red door by Elizabeth Arden...definition of old lady smell

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