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    Default Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille Private Blend honestly makes me wretch. I like tobacco based colognes but the sweet vanilla in this just overpowers and makes me gag.

    Once sampled Skin Bracer, if my memory serves correct it smelled akin to creosote.
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    Default Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Like so many others here I think one of the worst, if not THE worst is

    GREY FLANNEL

    But I also don't like POUR LUI by Oscar de la Renta ... not that it's nauseating but it is too assertive and smells like a woman's perfume on the order of a synthetic and cheap version of Chanel No. 5

    Oh here's an awful one - unbalanced, discordant notes, tries too hard to be 'cutting edge': LOLITA LEMPICKA (pretty bottle though.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kampus Kop View Post
    Like so many others here I think one of the worst, if not THE worst is

    GREY FLANNEL
    I see that you're a fresh as a newborn baby here Kampus Kop, but I have to a agree with you. When I smell Grey Flannel
    on anyone (and that is often) I always feel sorry for that person, in a very patronizing way I will admit, even more so because GF users always seem so oblivious and deliriously happy. Maybe it's that Grey Flannel users always seem to use so much of it. Or many it's because just a little bit of it is already too much. As bad as I think Grey Flannel is I think Eau d'Issey is worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighalf View Post
    Play Intense by Givenchy. The opening isn't that bad, but after the drydown it just gets wretched.
    Say it ain't so Joe!!! . Givenchy Play Intense is one of my favorites and it almost always gets me compliments!

    Its kind of funny how smell is a lot like taste, something smells great to me but smells bad to you and something that taste awesome to me may taste like crap to you!

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    Forgot to add my own - L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Issey Miyake for men.
    The one and only time I have smelled this (at Macy's) it smelled like vinegar and onions and I HATE onions. Perhaps I might try smelling it again to see if it smells different.
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    +1 Le Labo Oud 27.

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    ....yaaaaaaargh...!

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    Insurrection by Reyenne Tradition this fragrance smells like a freshly sharpened No.2 pencil with the shavings.

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    Actually the worst of the worst ... but I'm pretty sure they are not available anymore - are those men's colognes and aftershaves that were popular when I was a little kid: Jade East (yuck!) and British Sterling ("so fine a gift it is sold in jewelry stores!"). LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sly2scents View Post
    Insurrection by Reyenne Tradition this fragrance smells like a freshly sharpened No.2 pencil with the shavings.
    I just recently got this fragrance and though a little strange at first it kind of grew on me... I kind of like it now!
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    Hi, Everyone. New here, but wanted to chime in.

    I think I'd say Knize Ten is the most nauseating, with Cardin's Bleu Marine a close second. Olfactory emetics.

    I recently returned from living Paris for two years and while there I discovered that Grey Flannel is marketed like a niche frag. And its prices are sky high.

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    Many will disagree with me, but Montale Dark Aoud. Wife and daughter thought it was dreadful too.

    And to the guy in post #216, saying Van Cleef & Arpels PH... I can only say WOW! I think this frag is awesome, and sort of hard to dislike. But I suppose others might say the same to me about my hate of Dark Aoud.

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    Absolutely agree. Seems to be common trend with all Amouges.

    Complete mess, no general direction.

    Seems to be a popular first niche buy for new money types who think they're getting something classy.
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    Worst or most overrated colognes ever:

    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme

    Grey Flannel

    The whole Tom Ford line (overrated; we get it you like Oud and Amber)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trauerkraut View Post
    ....yaaaaaaargh...!

    totally agree... so bad and headache inducing, god awful

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    Montale Aoud velvet
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    Calypso Figue - smells like clothes that were in storage for 100 years...musty, vile stench.

    Can't believe I'm seeing stuff like 1 Million, Terre d'Hermes on here...reminds me why I'm always easy on the trigger no matter how much I love a fragrance and believe it's incapable of being offensive.

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    I can't stand: Givenchy - Xeryus Rouge gives me nausea

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    Default Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Cool Water [Modern version] - not sure what this once may have smelled like - but this is the first fragrence I every scrubbed off - gladly!

    Halston Z12 and Z14 - moldy, dated stench

    Lagerfield Classic - now thats an old lady smell

    Next in line
    Polo Sport
    Quorum Silver
    Horizon - probably one of my biggest let downs.... nothing after 2 min - nothing...
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    Default Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    Grey Flannel
    In my opinion, the vilest, most pungent toilet air freshner ever produced

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    Kouros
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    This thread... it was lying peacefully in the grave until someone dug it up for who knows what reason. Phew.
    Behemoth cut a slice of pineapple, salted it, peppered it, ate it, and then tossed off a second glass of alcohol so dashingly that everyone applauded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbenhuri View Post
    totally agree... so bad and headache inducing, god awful
    Same here. I tried to get something positive out of it but had to give it away. Same happened to Trussardi pour Homme. These two share a note that worked on my nerves.

    Generally I approach perfumes like I do people, trying to identify the positive that lurks within all of us. Very romantic attitude I know. As a result I seldom come across a fragrance that is totally rejection worthy, only very hard to wear like the ones above. They may smell great on others though.

    Secretions and Rien are very challenging the first 45 minutes, but then smooth out enough to enjoy. Vice versa, Pure Havane smells excellent the first 15 minutes before it becomes unbearably cloying IMO.
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    I can't recall ever smelling a fragrance that I've thought 'no way!' about.

    Plenty I've gone 'meh!' about though.

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    I just remembered how much i hate AMen. Tar note? It smells like stale piss. I'd rather coat myself in tar then have to wear AMen.

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    L'artisan Al Oudh, smells like dry armpit swet :/

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    Cool Water for me, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milan SRB View Post
    L'artisan Al Oudh, smells like dry armpit swet :/
    This.

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    By far...Black Afgano. You may as well jump into the sewer for free.

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    Grey Flannel. Sorry, but it was like a flashback of bad times. Maybe the original inspired other bad air fresheners? I wouldn't even give it away.


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