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    Default Fragrances you've received negative comments on..

    Yesterday I was wearing YSL's M7 in a friends car and he told me I smelled like dirty laundry and cologne (as if I was trying to mask dirty laundry with cologne). What fragrances have you gotten negative reactions from and what were they?

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    ambre sultan, mom said : That scent... you shouldnt wear it anymore..

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    CK's Escape. It is dated and I knew that when I bought it, but still wanted to give it a try.

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    Le Labo Patchouli 24 - great for cool weather, but my (shared) office tends to hit 80F when it's closed up, no matter what it's like outside. About five minutes after I walked in, one of my friends said 'it smells funky in here'. At least I was able to get the windows open without any effort! The funny thing is, no one complained when I wore Oud 27 for kicks.
    Currently wearing: Leather Oud by Floris

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    I got a lot wearing Antaeus.
    Currently wearing: Balafre by Lancôme

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    Encre Noire and Issey Miyake Intense

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    Sables: You smell like burnt popcorn!
    Bal a versailles: You smell like my grandma´s wardrove

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    Cerutti 1881 Amber: too strong, too fleshy, too sweaty
    Fendi Uomo: smells like rude, unkempt, unhygienic, brutish old men
    Drakkar Noir: way too strong
    Almost anything in my wardrobe: too Oriental (whatever "Oriental" means to the respective interlocutors and interactions)
    Currently wearing: Antaeus by Chanel

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    Noir Epices. I wasn't surprised, as I wasn't enjoying smelling of it either.

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    Spicebomb a guy coworker said I smell like a woman...I think he was upset I was getting lots of compliments tbh

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    Non-verbal comment from an old lady in church when I wore L'Eau D'Issey.

    It was a Satuday (anticipated) mass and church wasn't full, she was alone in the left section where I decided to sit a few benches away from her. Moments later, she started coughing, and when she couldn't take it anymore, she moved to another section faaarrrr away from me.
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    In the years past, too much Joop would get a complaint about the strength, but they usually liked the smell. I also got a couple similar complaints with Bleu de Chanel early after applying.

    Terre d'Hermes - quite a few comments that I smelled like dirt and those pine tree car scents.

    Dior Homme - old lady, lipstick, old lady, funky old lady. Overall, lots of negative comments with this one.

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    Yatagan. My 17 year old son runs when he sees it...lol. Didn't take me long to figure out a good use for it. If my son is not quite doing what he is supposed to be doing, all I have to say is... I'll get the Yatigan and spray it in your room. He moves like greased lightning!!!!!

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    Can't ever recall getting a negative comment from anyone on any fragrance.

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    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille. I've gotten three outings in a day on it being "way too feminine and sweet for you". True story - and probably what I feel myself as well. The first 30 minutes to an hour are great. After that, it's an overtly sweet fragrance better suited to ... well, not me.

    I either get positive notes or just nothing - Tobacco Vanille is the only perfume that's netted med ALOT of negative feedback. Oh well, it was only a sample anyways

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    Double post yey.
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    Polo Black...I got told I smell of B.O. and Old man.

    Don't particularly like it myself anyway and need to sell it.

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    Tabarome Millesime...from two people; one of whom has a clue about scents, the other of whom does not.

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    I was wearing 212 men at my work and i coworker walked in and said "It smells like a whore house in here". Lets just say i havent worn it much after that lol. (and i was only wearing 2 sprays)

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    Although nothing has been said to me directly, Ajmal's AA Pure Indian Musk Gazelle never fails!

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    None actually. The only two anyone has noticed lately are Black Orchid and Knize Ten, both of which got complements (Black Orchid more than twelve hours after application).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragnifiscent View Post
    I was wearing 212 men at my work and i coworker walked in and said "It smells like a whore house in here". Lets just say i havent worn it much after that lol. (and i was only wearing 2 sprays)
    Well.... he would know wouldn't he..

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    Ready for a laugh? Wore a sample of Bleu de Chanel and was told I smelled like "grandpa's basement."

    BdC is freakishly safe. I dont think much of it, but how it got a negative comment, I'll never know.

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    TF for men extreme - "it's really strong and piercing" - I was wearing 2 sprays. Must go light on the trigger with TF fragrances..

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    My mom--a Southern Lady--declares that all my fragrances "smell like piss ants"! She only wears Coco.

    My dad--a self-described redneck--will only wear JHL and thinks it's a little girly.

    P.

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    The same guy (a total d-bag, btw...) asked "who farted?" in response to Aventus and "who has been using Comet cleaner?" in response to Cruel Intentions. I can understand his reactions, but the way he commented on them (unwilling to directly address me) says a lot IMO.

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    MiP: My sister said it smelled like high school girls who haven't showered in a while

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    A woman on the subway moved to a different seat, which I attributed to my Bond No. 9 Harrods Oud Swarovski Crystal Limited Edition Celebrity Sparklepony.

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    Vintage Joy extrait .
    A guy - my son's guitar teacher- moved away from me as I was talking to him and he wrinkled his face somewhat . It sort of amused me .

    Mitsouko - from my sister . " I hate that perfume !!!!!! "

    24 Faubourg - again , my sister . " Ugh , I hate that perfume ! "
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    Default Re: Fragrances you've received negative comments on..

    I was wearing Premier Figuier Extreme by L'Artisan Parfumeur. And when I was exiting a cafe, a fellow sitting outside mentioned that someone smelled like a French whore, but the other party at the table quickly responded that all he smelled was caffe latte.
    I assumed that they were talking about my scent, but not sure.

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