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

    Let's keep it real not all cologne's smell good. So what cologne in your opinion does not appeal to you at all? And Why?

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    Aramis by Aramis. I think it's bergamot that I really don't like. Although having said that today I've been enjoying my first wearing of Esencia Loewe and that too has bergamot. I suppose the good thing about it that the top notes disappear rapidly. But Aramis by Aramis I find just vile. Pungent, nauseous and unspeakably harsh. I suppose it does deserve another proper wearing before I damn it, but I don't think that will ever happen.

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    Kouros.

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    Tiffany for Men

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    ps by paul sebastian. nauseating, headache-inducing old spice on steroids. totally vile stuff that style forgot.

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    Masculine by Dolce & Gabbana. Smells like an awful lemon-toilet-cleaner-mixture all the way to the drydown. I think it's discontinued anyway.

    I blind-bought it reminiscing high school days (I used to have a sample of it back then) and thought I had liked it. However, it turned out that I was terribly wrong. When I wore it again for the first time I was disgusted by it the whole day long. And that smell wouldn't go away...

    So, in case anybody wants it, I'd give it away for free right away! ;-)

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    Kouros

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    Angel Men by Mugler as I threw up the first time I smelled it and had to have a shower in the middle of the night as i made the mistake of dabbing the scent over my neck and wrists.

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    Cool Water
    Gaultier 2

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    Eau Noire Cologne - smells like straight up curry, and nothing else! Eew!
    A*men - just disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anť View Post
    Aramis by Aramis. I think it's bergamot that I really don't like.
    Nope, it is not bergamot. Bergamot is present in most fragrances, probably the most used "note" in the whole world and even tame fragrances like 4711, Chrome and Acqua di Gio have bergamot on them, and the last thing you can say of 4711 is that is pungent and harsh, but be careful, some of the more potent bombs also contain it.
    Bergamot has a soft, citric smell that is very subdued and mellow.

    To me Aramis is also awful smelling, but the worst to me is indoubitably A*men, unless you consider Skin Bracer a cologne LOL

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    Play Intense by Givenchy. The opening isn't that bad, but after the drydown it just gets wretched.

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    Kouros is just too much for me. I tried diluting more than 50% but that didn't help. The weird thing is that I was wearing vintage Tabu the other day and couldn't believe how animalic it was, yet I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I will never understand this one, never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumeCollector View Post
    Nope, it is not bergamot.
    I wonder what the dominant note(s) are in Aramis then, the Sage maybe? From looking at the pyramid I don't actually know what any of these - Clary Sage, Myrtle Oil, Clove Bud Oil - smell like. I just need to be careful not to blind buy anything that shares too many of the same notes as Aramis.

    Also agree with all the A*men dishonourable mentions - ghastly.

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    another one i totally cannot bear is fahrenheit. cheap, vulgar, hideous.

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    The worst for me is Fahrenheit(sorry) followed by
    Poison(original)-CD
    Grey Flannel-GB
    Burberry(original)
    Cool Water-Davidoff
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    Rien from Etat Libre D'Orange
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benj View Post
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    I will never understand this one, never.
    wow...Chanel Allure Homme Sport is one of my favorite fragrance... the only people I know that don't like it are old people...

    The one that I don't like is Aramis... wow that stuff smells like an old guy...and just over powering...like sniffing gasoline...

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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Poison(original)-CD


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    Gucci pour homme - bottled pencil shavings. I'll conceived.

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    Loads and loads, but apart from the names mentioned here, Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligons and Eau de Campagne by Sisley come quite close, the first smelling very alcoholic to my nose, the latter way too pungently green- yep, serious fragrance lovers will certainly disagree, but sorry, I simply cannot stand these scents

    And of course, there is always Hugo (1995) and so many more...
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    A*Men
    Opium

    YUCKY!!!!

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    Allure homme sport may not be my least favourite, but it's close. (Silver Mountain Water is worse).

    Does that make me old (age 41)? I am in fact old enough to have used rotary phones as a kid, and owned vinyl records.

    cacio

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    Boss Element : Synthetic-Aromatic-Metallic-Aquatic; Can you imagine what is it?! I don't think Hugo Boss is guilty (because of the name)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anť View Post
    I wonder what the dominant note(s) are in Aramis
    To me the dominant note is "turpentine" LOL, but seriously, I think in the synergistic sum of some ot its constituents, my suspicion would be myrtle oil with clove and some other spices like cinnamon and cumin. At any rate, it is hideous.
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    Narciso Rodriguez for Him Musc EDP
    -- First time I tried this, it reminded me the smell of peanut oil, which is not that bad, but it made my stomach turn over. A month later, I had the courage to give it another go -- but, it did the same thing and made me throw up this time.

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    Secretions Magnifique made me actually gag a little

    Claiborne Curve gave me a headache

    I think it's Carnal Flower? the one with the heavy Tuberose, that just makes my head swim. also partly makes me hate Narciso Rodriguez for Him, something sort of bitter in there...

    oh and don't even get me started on Grey Flannel! that vegetal note? uh!

    oh, and C&S mimosa starts off nice and then suddenly turns NASTY out of nowhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by change1 View Post
    wow...Chanel Allure Homme Sport is one of my favorite fragrance... the only people I know that don't like it are old people...
    I'm clearly prematurely ancient here at the grandfatherly age of 22 ;-)

    I know it's extremely popular, I just don't get it. This is, however, coming from someone who wears Joy parfum more than pretty much anything else. I'd call it "unorthodox", but maybe I am just an old woman in disguise? The mystery remains...

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    Fluid Iceberg. The only bottle I ever threw away. Would be to embarrassed to give to someone else. A true blind buy gone horrible.

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    One of the original 3 of La Collection Christian Dior is absolutely rank, I cant remember (and have no desire to recall) which.

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    ELDO Secretions Magnifique = immediate gag reflex
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    A couple of years ago I did. Cartier Declaration. I swore it was my all time worst sampling. BO, a spice market, CK One and Azzaro Chrome. Those 4 things mixed into a bottle. Eck !

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    Czech and Speake No. 88.

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    Allure Homme. It's so sweet its like having corn candies stuffed up your nose and mouth. I will never understand why it's supposed to be a perfume in the first place. As mouthwash or toothpaste, yes, but as perfume, no.

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    Czech and Speake No. 88, the worst ever.
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    Oh come on, A*MEN is NOTHING compared to the likes of Musc Koublai Kahn. MKK is like a practical joke. They should sell it at Spencer's, right next to the cans of 'Fart Spray'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post

    SEEMS SOMEONE IS REALLY ANGRY, WHY DON'T YOU SEND A HITMAN AFTER TREX...LOL....

    Well For me I have yet to come across the worst scent yet.

    But Guerlain Vetiver, Vetiver extreme, Bogart PH, Joop!, Angelmen Pure Malt....When I sprayed them first, I got a bad headache
    but I learned how to use them wisely.

    I love them all.

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    Serge Lutens' muscs koublai khan. I'm just not ready for this type of scent
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    Quote Originally Posted by fountain View Post
    fahrenheit. cheap, vulgar, hideous.

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    Encre Noir - Horrible on my skin.

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    im going to say cigar afficianado- holy blech, batman! i love aramis though... cant believe so many people dont care for it. hugo boss number one is todays favorite

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    Quote Originally Posted by fountain View Post
    another one i totally cannot bear is fahrenheit. cheap, vulgar, hideous.
    I love Faherenheit...although, there are some parts of it I could do without..

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    That's an easy one: Aspen. Take the pen off the end and add an s to what's left - that's what it smells like.

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    YSL - Jazz

    smells like feces spread over a flower bed

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    Brooklyn by Bond no. 9....I couldnt get it all the way off either. I stunk the entire night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Duc, I can┤t stop laughing...hahaha

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    Excessive amounts of Drakkar Noir make me suffer. Same thing with Acqua di Gio (which causes me intense headaches--go easy on the helional and marine notes next time Mr. Nose)

    Musc Koublai Kahn, like Kouros, is best applied to the nether regions before strenuous exercise like Olympic weight lifting or blacksmithing. You do smell like a conquering horde of sweaty unbathed horsemen hell bent on destruction. Still, I don't mind it--certainly a novelty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    YSL - Jazz

    smells like feces spread over a flower bed
    there must be something wrong with my bottle ... I love Jazz

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    The only bottle I ever tossed (that I assume had not turned) was the newer formulation of carven vetiver. I simply could not make it past the top of mandarine, sage, petitgrain, lemon (others?) as listed on this sites review database. This one gets such accolades w/r/t the vintage too. Must've gone through a sea change, I can only assume.

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    givenchy - very irresistiBle

    you just cannot resist that stuff on your skin

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    easy. Halston z-14

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    Pure Vetiver= Bitter, abrasive and obnoxious (or just plain noxious).

    Aspen= Wet burning leaves and some of granny's stale 4711.

    Issey Miyake pour Homme= Loud, sour, headache inducing, over-worn, played out mess.

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    Creed silver mountain water

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Allure homme sport may not be my least favourite, but it's close. (Silver Mountain Water is worse).

    Does that make me old (age 41)? I am in fact old enough to have used rotary phones as a kid, and owned vinyl records.

    cacio

    I LOVE you whoever you are. CREED SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER IS THE WORST COLOGNE EVER CREATED!!!!!!!!

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    Sure not a fan of Grey Flannel...first thought was "who would ever want to smell like this" and then I let my wife smell it and she gagged a little and just told me to put it down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex8187 View Post
    I LOVE you whoever you are. CREED SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER IS THE WORST COLOGNE EVER CREATED!!!!!!!!
    Are you so insecure that you love anyone who agrees with you and validates your opinion...?

    Oh, and typing in caps and using tons of exclamation marks doesn't help either...

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    Bleh. I didn't see anyone mention my kryptonite: Body Kouros! OMG! That stuff smells like straight crap!

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    Dover street by CDG smells like rotting onions and durian fruit.

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    If you love the smell of Poundland air freshners but want something which smells a little more synthetic and tasteless then theres always Solo Loewe Intense...



    A scent so bad they couldn't even bother sizing the font properly on the box, If there's a fake floating around of this it WILL smell better than the official juice.

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