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    Default What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    Opposite of the compliment threak. Post amusing stories here. Apologies if this has been done to death, but the search function is useless.

    One time in psyche class, I donned BMen and someone said it smelled like a barn, sold it soon after as I didn't really like it either, I just had a Mugler fetish.

    I've gotten a few baby powder comments from Body Kouros, but I stubbornly wore that for awhile as I liked it, torturing strangers was added bonus.

    I think that's it.
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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    Grey Flannel is my favorite fragrance. Yet for some reason, whenever I wear it, people have occasion to ask "what smells perfumey?"

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    Jubilation XXV. I was told that I smelled like a head shop.
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    Antaeus.

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    Aramis: the current formulation. Must be the urine type note in it?

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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    Quote Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post
    Jubilation XXV. I was told that I smelled like a head shop.
    Ouch.

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    Anti-Catholic snark aside. . .I got a lot of negative comments when wearing Giorgio, the original formulation.

    Philip (a Catholic priest)

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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    Luckily, nothing.
    "The most beautiful sea hasnít been crossed yet. The most beautiful child hasnít grown up yet. The most beautiful days we havenít seen yet. And the most beautiful words I wanted to tell you... I havenít said yetÖ"
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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    Only two fragrances I've been told to scrub off are Black Orchid and Absolue pour le Soir.

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    Never.

    Reason is I mostly socialize with people that are like us. Not online perfumistas but certainly perfumistas and colleagues and subordinates generally like perfume in this region of the world.

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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    I used samples of Rive Gauche on both my nephews (ages 6 and 7) recently and asked what they thought of it. "Flushed toilet!"

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    Nimitz by Yves De Sistelle

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    Guerlain L'Instant Extreme...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannotavoidtrite View Post
    I used samples of Rive Gauche on both my nephews (ages 6 and 7) recently and asked what they thought of it. "Flushed toilet!"
    Haha, I just remembered I used RG before and got a nursing home comparison! I still love it though.
    WTT: Creed SMW for Creed GIT.

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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    None so far

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    Quorum

    It was such a power house that it gave me a headache, caused me to go into a fit of coughing at which point I was told to "SHUT UP, I'm trying to take an exam". That comment was soon followed with the question "and what is that musk-turd stink?"
    I imagine that "musk-turd" is pronounced similar to mustard.

    I also wore an impression of drakkar noir and was followed by 2 flies, it's a good thing I sat in the back of the lecture hall.

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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    None to date. Perhaps it's because I prefer to keep my fragrance close-wearing & I try not to hang around negative people as they just suck the life out of everything...

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    Bois du Portugal. Three people smelled it on me. The first said it smelled "bad. Just bad." The second said it smelled like an old man. The third, my gf at the time, told me if I ever wore it again, she would break up with me.

    No more Bois du Portugal for me.
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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Punisher View Post
    Apologies if this has been done to death, but the search function is more useless than a girl to a Catholic priest.
    Apologies if this has been done before, but the fact that the above sentence is still on this thread makes me wonder where the moderators are here.

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    Bulgari Blu. "That's baby powder, bro."

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    Quote Originally Posted by icanzapyou View Post
    Bulgari Blu. "That's baby powder, bro."
    I would not have taken that as a negative comment.

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    Traditional Arabian oud fragrances, described as "bug spray" or "tar".

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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    Bois du Portugal. Three people smelled it on me. The first said it smelled "bad. Just bad." The second said it smelled like an old man. The third, my gf at the time, told me if I ever wore it again, she would break up with me.

    No more Bois du Portugal for me.
    Woah, woah, woah...woah. You gave up a perfume because a girl threatened to break up with you? C'mon, seize your manlihood (could't decide between manliness and manhood, as both sounded awkward)! If she's willing to break up with you because of one perfume you like... well...

    Now if she wasn't speaking literally, don't mind me

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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Never.

    Reason is I mostly socialize with people that are like us. Not online perfumistas but certainly perfumistas and colleagues and subordinates generally like perfume in this region of the world.
    Same here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barclaydetolly View Post
    Bois du Portugal. Three people smelled it on me. The first said it smelled "bad. Just bad." The second said it smelled like an old man. The third, my gf at the time, told me if I ever wore it again, she would break up with me.

    No more Bois du Portugal for me.
    Wow, that's bit extreme! She could just say, "Please don't wear that one when you're with me." Sounds superficial.

    For me, no love for Insolence EDP or Arpege Pour Homme.

    And now Samsara.
    "No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this." Desert Rose by Sting and Cheb Mami, Album 1999.

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    Back on topic, I haven't had any negative comments yet.
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    Default Re: What scent has garnered you the most negative comments?

    Strictly form what I own: Fendi Uomo, Cerutti 1881 Amber, Drakkar Noir

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugler'sbuble View Post
    I also wore an impression of drakkar noir and was followed by 2 flies, it's a good thing I sat in the back of the lecture hall.
    Comin from flies that's a compliment!!! And sure they can destroy your "career".

    My wife find Aramis... too much, but she is polite

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    I sprayed a sample of English Fern, much to my friends' displeasure. I received feedback that it smelled like "old man" and "bug spray."

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    Creed's Aventus


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    Quote Originally Posted by G Man View Post
    Creed's Aventus
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    Unfortunately MR has gotten a few. A "friend" send I smelt like an old whore. Being the smartass I am I said, "Hey, I'm not old!"
    What do you call people that are afraid of Santa Claus?

    Claustrophobic

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    I wore vintage Nocturnes by Caron to a seminar class, and several students asked "what that smell was." When I admitted that it might be my fragrance, a classmate remarked that it smelled like Pledge furniture polish. It's the only time 1. Everybody's noticed the scent, and 2. Nobody's liked it.

    And when I wore Opium EDT (new version) to work, my coworker, who knows about my perfume thing, said, "You're wearing your old lady perfume today, huh?" I defnitely took that as a non-compliment, although I do enjoy mature fragrances.
    I send thee this sweet perfume a fragrance to the fragrant, as one would offer wine to the god of wine.

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    Breath of God. Just spray 8 or so different Febreze air fresheners into a cup then slather it on. Yay it's BoG.

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    Dior Farenheit

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    No negative comments at all, but recently I wore Obsession for Men to a local pizzeria and the girl behind the counter backed up several feet and frowned.

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