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    Worst fragrance:

    Worst bottle Design: Ben Sherman, no question. Subcontracted with Legoland.

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    Worst fragrance: CK One Shock for Him

    Worst bottle Design: another for Ben Sherman

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    Worst fragrance: YSL L'Homme Libre (just stop with these already please)

    Worst bottle Design: I just looked up the Ben Sherman bottle and I cant imagine there was much worse this year...
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    Another for Ben Sherman - Ugly bottle. I felt as if the bottle could've been decent if it was at least made of quality material, yet it was composed of a lightweight, children's toy plastic that could've been mistaken for Lego plastic.

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    It is hard to be uglier than that Ben Sherman bottle.

    But for a terrible fragrance in a terrible bottle all in one, I vote for John Varvatos Star. Bottle sort of ugly but the worst part is that it is impossible to hold on to and spray with that swing top cap designed for a beer bottle, and the fragrance is boring, forgettable and does not last. A double whammy.

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    Diesel - Only the Brave


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    I think the new hamlet-themed Police one with the skull is the most atrocious conceptual/visual/olfactory package I've encountered this year.

    http://www.cheap-perfume.co.uk/img/p...ette-spray.jpg

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    Worst Fragrance : Decibel by Azzaro

    Worst Bottle: Ring My Bella



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    The tackiest bottle I've seen is:



    Although its not strictly 2011 the fragrance I enjoyed least this year is VC&A Midnight in Paris EDP. More like Midnight in an old tarts handbag.

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    s.Oliver Original Men

    Worst bottle: +1 that Diesel that has been posted above

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    Worst bottle: that Skull one from Police that Pawful mentioned.

    Worst Frag: Hugo Just Abysmal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Worst fragrance: YSL L'Homme Libre (just stop with these already please)
    This stings, I went in blind to a department store looking to change up my Lacoste Essential I have been wearing for 5 years knowing nothing about cologne I spent about 30 mins trying to decided and walked out with YSL Libre. Decided to do some research about it and found these forums (and the world of fragances) and man everyone seems to hate this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    The tackiest bottle I've seen is:


    That ad is terrible, too. I like Julian, but he looks like he's channeling Stanley from 1967's Bedazzled, and not in a good sense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Worst fragrance: CK One Shock for Him

    Worst bottle Design: another for Ben Sherman
    I agree.....Both of these are awful.....Gary

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalist View Post
    This stings, I went in blind to a department store looking to change up my Lacoste Essential I have been wearing for 5 years knowing nothing about cologne I spent about 30 mins trying to decided and walked out with YSL Libre. Decided to do some research about it and found these forums (and the world of fragances) and man everyone seems to hate this one.
    So? You like it. Whose opinion matters most to you anyway? Trust your own decision. If you like it, that's all that really matters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post

    Although its not strictly 2011 the fragrance I enjoyed least this year is VC&A Midnight in Paris EDP. More like Midnight in an old tarts handbag.
    lol

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    Worst Bottle:



    Worst smell:


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    Worst Fragrance(s)-Blood Concept(0 for 4)

    Worst Bottle-A tie between Only the Brave and the new CdG scent
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    Didn't Only the Brave come out in 2009?

    Worst Frag: ck Shock

    Worst Bottle: Ben Sherman
    And DUMBEST/CLUMSIEST bottle design is John Varvatos Star USA (I do like the scent, though)

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    Worst fragrance: a tie between YSL Homme Libre and CK Shock(er) for Him. Soon to be seen at a discounter near you.

    Worst bottle: Davidoff Champion Energy as cited by Spoombung.
    Disclaimer: idk lol

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    Worst scent: L'Homme Libre. Not the worst strictly speaking, OK for Hugo-Lacoste genre, but it's a death of YSL.
    Worst bottle: John Varvatos Star USA

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    Worst scent: Gucci Guilty...and strongly avoided to test the intense version...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Diesel - Only the Brave

    hedonist, this is just what I was thinking! The only thing worse is the Ironman comic superhero version:

    http://geektwins.blogspot.com/2010/0...two-other.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Primrose View Post
    hedonist, this is just what I was thinking! The only thing worse is the Ironman comic superhero version:

    http://geektwins.blogspot.com/2010/0...two-other.html
    Haha I was actually trying to remember the one youre talking about. I thought it was Captain America lol. It's repulsive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalist View Post
    This stings, I went in blind to a department store looking to change up my Lacoste Essential I have been wearing for 5 years knowing nothing about cologne I spent about 30 mins trying to decided and walked out with YSL Libre. Decided to do some research about it and found these forums (and the world of fragances) and man everyone seems to hate this one.
    The lesson is not to research after you buy!!!

    The reason you bought YSL Libre is probably because you got bewildered and sucked into buying the thing with the loudest marketing message.

    That is probably the main reason people buy a particular scent, and the reason why people critique mainstream fragrances that are generic and boring so harshly. It's almost as if the smell of the product is an afterthought

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    Libre smells good to me, if it smells the same for him I would say it was a good buy.

    It's not revolutionary or anything but it smells nice. Its easy to like and easy to wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawful View Post
    The lesson is not to research after you buy!!!

    The reason you bought YSL Libre is probably because you got bewildered and sucked into buying the thing with the loudest marketing message.

    That is probably the main reason people buy a particular scent, and the reason why people critique mainstream fragrances that are generic and boring so harshly. It's almost as if the smell of the product is an afterthought
    This is not the case at all for me. Matter of fact they were pushing Acqua Di Gio so hard I thought she was paid by Armani. I discovered Libre myself just a lone tester bottle sitting there and as a complete new guy never even hearing of YSL this fragrance was bought SOLELY on smell and nothing else. No marketing played a part. I was just saying kinda stinks when you find something your excited about and everyone hates it! This is my daily wear right now.

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    Basenotes snobbery does not equal universal truth ;-).

    Libre smells good, enjoy it and stop worrying what others here think of it.

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    Trust me I don't worry about what others think. I'm a free man !

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    The list is too long to pick the worst - most 2011 releases qualify.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    The tackiest bottle I've seen is:



    Although its not strictly 2011 the fragrance I enjoyed least this year is VC&A Midnight in Paris EDP. More like Midnight in an old tarts handbag.
    My question with this one is WHY ??

    Is this for Karaoke night or something ?

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    *crying* I really like CK One Shock For Him!
    Worst frag for me: Only The Brave
    Worst bottle: Ben Sherman, which automatically makes it cool :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    It is hard to be uglier than that Ben Sherman bottle.

    But for a terrible fragrance in a terrible bottle all in one, I vote for John Varvatos Star. Bottle sort of ugly but the worst part is that it is impossible to hold on to and spray with that swing top cap designed for a beer bottle, and the fragrance is boring, forgettable and does not last. A double whammy.
    You beat me to it. What a disappointment that fragrance was. Also, it's hard to really determine the worst fragrance... there are quite a few I haven't smelled. Katy Perry's Meow, or Jwoww, or Snooki, or Paris Hilton Passport, Maybe Avril Lavigne Wild Rose... any one of them could be the worst smelling thing released this year.

    Also, the new Michael Jordan fragrance has a really dumb bottle:



    and those Gwen Stefani doll bottles are kind of ugly as well.
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    Worst frag: hugo boss just different ( should be changed to just shit)

    Worst bottle: davidoff champion energy, the fuck were they thinking when they made that bottle.

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    Worst fragrance: Armandi Code Sport, and the bottle is just as bad. It looks like an anemic version of the bottle for the original Code. Weirdly gray, with red font...as I recall...

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    Every single bottle mentioned here is a masterpiece worthy of being featured in the National Gallery of Art compared to this:

    "I am a robot and I like cheese"

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