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    Default Its amazing how much your taste can change...

    Burberry Brit.

    I used to adore this stuff. It was my go to scent. it was always one of my top 1-5 favorite fragrance ever

    and then

    poof.

    I cant stand it at the moment. i get sick when i smell it. i have no idea wat has happened. maybe its just a phase?

    has this happened to u guys with fragrances u used to love but at the moment cannot tolerate

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    Your tastes will change, they'll develop and they will get more mature.

    My first buys (eau d'issey, euphoria, hugo...)... i can't stand them nowadays. Others that i thought they were perfect (la nuit de l'homme, armani code,...) now seem more "average". Frags that i couldn't stand because i felt they were some old school, some too strong, others too weird... are now my favourites: antaeus, habit rouge, Pure Malt, Opium EDP, M7...

    With time you'll realise this and if you keep trying frags, your nose will become more demanding.

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    It happened with Bvlgari Aqva. I wore it half year every day, now I cant stand it on me as well as anything without atleast semi-sweet base except of Encre Noire and I will probably sell it and buy Bleu De Chanel/AHS/Versace PH instead.

    Also I am really suprised how different fragrances work in each season. Some things that were unwearable during summer are actually very nice atm.

    BTW I am waiting for my Le Male decant atm .

    Also, did you trie Le Male Terrible Jonny19?
    TOP 5 hot weather:

    1. Gucci Pour Homme II
    2. Creed Aventus
    3. Creed Millesime Imperial
    4. Lalique Encre Noire
    5. Azzaro Chrome Sport

    TOP 5 cold weather:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
    2. Chanel Coromandel
    3. Dior Homme Intense
    4. Dior Homme
    5. Byredo 1996

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    We all have change in tastes. Serge Lutens struck me as "too much" at the beginning, now it's my favorite house.

    Though from your posts here Jonny, I don't think anybody has as much taste changes as you do

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer81 View Post
    It happened with Bvlgari Aqva. I wore it half year every day, now I cant stand it on me as well as anything without atleast semi-sweet base except of Encre Noire and I will probably sell it and buy Bleu De Chanel/AHS/Versace PH instead.

    Also I am really suprised how different fragrances work in each season. Some things that were unwearable during summer are actually very nice atm.

    BTW I am waiting for my Le Male decant atm .

    Also, did you trie Le Male Terrible Jonny19?
    no i havent tried Le Male Terrible yet! i really really want to tho!

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    jejeje... Me in a Bottle, the new fragance from (insert whatever house) for man...

    Sorry jonny but loved that sentence from your signature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    Burberry Brit.

    I used to adore this stuff. It was my go to scent. it was always one of my top 1-5 favorite fragrance ever

    and then

    poof.

    I cant stand it at the moment. i get sick when i smell it. i have no idea wat has happened. maybe its just a phase?

    has this happened to u guys with fragrances u used to love but at the moment cannot tolerate
    BINGO - almost a same thought struck me yesterday about Brit. I really liked the stuff, then all of a sudden that thick powderiness started to bother me a lot! I'm thinking about getting rid of it.

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    lol come on guys i dont hop as much u guuys think i do. i might get really excited about a certain fragrance, but when the excitement settles down, if at any point someone told me to through away all my bottle and keep one, it would be Le Male. I dont care if its a cold weather scent. ill go one spray under the shirt in the winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny19 View Post
    lol come on guys i dont hop as much u guuys think i do. i might get really excited about a certain fragrance, but when the excitement settles down, if at any point someone told me to through away all my bottle and keep one, it would be Le Male. I dont care if its a cold weather scent. ill go one spray under the shirt in the winter
    You've been sniffing too much perfume Johnny!
    Last edited by volley2; 18th October 2010 at 09:13 AM.

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    Totally agreed with Postumo. I have the same experience, and I`m quite sure you will also. Your taste will go more in a mature direction.

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    Your nose has become more refined, and Brit is a synthetic horror. It's one of the few fragrances that shouldn't even be worn at all, it doesn't even smell like a fragrance. Smells like Pledge mixed with a sh!tload of baby powder. I stand by this.

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    Bought Pure Malt. Loved it, now bored with it.
    Now I'm starting to love the original A*Men more than Pure Malt. Funny thing I use to detest the stuff! lol

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    I love pure malt, i have 100ml but i've used it few times. I have 30ml of A*Men too (no need for more) and i love it too (i hated it at first sniff, and at second... but it kept haunting me)

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    I loved extremely "dark" and edgy frags like Drakkar Noir, but every time I sniff Drakkar right now, I cannot help asking myself "OMG, what was I thinking?"

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    Off-Scenter
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    Default Re: Its amazing how much your taste can change...

    I think this is a very common phenomenon. The broader my experience with fragrance becomes, the more open I find myself to the novel and challenging, and the less patience I have for the redundant - except of course, where a conventional idea is executed with particular finesse, nuance, or obviously superior quality. Some call it snobbery, some call it discrimination. All I know is that some scents I once enjoyed (Armani Code, Bulgari Blu) now smell banal to me, and some I once found repulsive (Amouage Gold Men, Muscs Koublaï Khän) have become favorites.

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    DeepSilence
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    When i tried some complex fragrances, i thought i don't wear something like AdG anymore. It's not true. Sometime i need to wear simple fragrances. Now i respect all type of fragrances.

    Just one exception! Dunhill(2003)
    It was one of my favourites, and like it yet, but not too much like first time that i saw it.
    Last edited by DeepSilence; 18th October 2010 at 07:25 PM.

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    Yes, it's happened to me twice. Once with Bvilgaris White Tea and then with D'Orsay Tilleul. I used to love them and they both literally make me sick now and I have no idea why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Off-Scenter View Post
    All I know is that some scents I once enjoyed (Armani Code, Bulgari Blu) now smell banal to me, and some I once found repulsive (Amouage Gold Men, Muscs Koublaï Khän) have become favorites.
    Yes, I have that too and I wonder if I'm starting to use perfumes that 90% of all people find offensive...

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    There is a learning curve involved with this hobby. Fragrances that I used to dislike immensely, Aromatics Elixir for example, now smell like works of absolute genius to me. I have to say that the classic chypre genre took the longest for me to come around to. I've always loved orientals and continue to. However, I still dislike violet notes and heavy doses of birch tar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klute View Post
    Yes, I have that too and I wonder if I'm starting to use perfumes that 90% of all people find offensive...
    I know exactly what you mean but I prefer to repress that thought. *LALALALA*

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    DeepSilence
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    what was I thinking?"
    You were thinking true! It's a masterpiece

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    I tried to PM you jonny but your box is full. Swap your reviled and hated Brit for something? LOL
    ***My SALE thread***My TRADE thread***
    Frag addicted? Join the support group We are too but dam we smell good!

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    I have been more the other way: ones I didn't like, that grew on me. Chanel Antaeus and Creed SMW are two examples.

    There have been others that I have tired of, but to say I hated them would be a little extreme (Eternity, Le Male)

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    I used to really like both of these in Junior High & HS,
    now I can't stand either:





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    Applied Herrera for Men and picked up some odd notes I didn't like and it has changed my perception of it compared to 13 years ago. I will have to experiment more on clean, neutrally scented skin.

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    It's even more amazing that this hobby thought me how to move my nostrils voluntarily. lol. But yeah, it's crazy how your taste can change.

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    Look at my avatar. My own biggest 180 is with this Lilac Vegetal cologne by Pinaud. When I bought a bottle the first time about a year and a half ago, I think I described it in the forum here as the smell of an old toilet with encrusted piss in an abandoned gas station.

    After reading some positive reviews of Lilac Vegetal, I bought anoter bottle this weekend, and bingo, I really like it now!

    Sometimes positive reviews can allow you to open your mind to certain facets of a scent that you didn't notice before.
    Check out my blog Pour Monsieur, a no-nonsense guide to men's fragrances:
    http://pourmonsieurblog.blogspot.com/

    Any fragrance that should not be worn in public, should be worn in public.

  28. #28
    DeepSilence
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    I thought that it's a olive oil bottle.

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    No doubt about it. Also, you learn something new with each wearing (at least I do, now that I have a large number of bottles and rotate them about equally).

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