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    Default Re: Fragrances you've received negative comments on..

    I have received negative 'old lady smell' comments on Amouage Memoir Man and Amber Absolute. Two of my very favorites. I'm generally pretty easy on the trigger as a rule. I haven't really let it deter me though.

    Once - the ultimate negative comment at the office- I sprayed two sprays of GIT into the air and a coworker asked if it was Drakkar Noir.

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    I have a friend that says I always smell like a French Whore. He hates all fragrances! Well, except for one. When I wore vintage M7 he actually said, "not bad".
    Some Favorites
    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

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    I let a few friends try tuscan leather, they immediately ran to the bathroom to wash it off.

    Girlfriend hates leather oud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    I have a friend that says I always smell like a French Whore. He hates all fragrances! Well, except for one. When I wore vintage M7 he actually said, "not bad".
    How many French whores has he smelled?

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    I've received some pretty negative comments on Habit Rouge, Bal A Versailles, Vetiver, and Shalimar. My girlfriend asked if I had forgotten to apply deodorant when I was wearing Bal A Versailles for the first time, haha! I was kicked out of class for wearing Shalimar, and comments on Vetiver seem to be either very positive or very negative. Habit Rouge just gets me every variation of "old lady" comment possible. Only my girlfriend and my best friend like Habit Rouge.
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    1: Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    2: Guerlain - Jicky
    3: Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    4: Guerlain - Shalimar
    5: Knize - Knize Ten
    6: Caron - Yatagan
    7: Caron - Pour Un Homme
    8: Jean Desprez - Bal a Versailles
    9: Yves Saint Laurent - M7
    10: Salvador Dali - Dali Pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamwires View Post
    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.
    Don't assume this is what they actually thought about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovingthealien View Post
    I've received some pretty negative comments on Habit Rouge, Bal A Versailles, Vetiver, and Shalimar. My girlfriend asked if I had forgotten to apply deodorant when I was wearing Bal A Versailles for the first time, haha! I was kicked out of class for wearing Shalimar, and comments on Vetiver seem to be either very positive or very negative. Habit Rouge just gets me every variation of "old lady" comment possible. Only my girlfriend and my best friend like Habit Rouge.
    I asked a friend what she thought of Habit Rouge sprayed on a card and she said: "THIS does NOT smell like a MAN!!" So I never bought it.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you've received negative comments on..

    Every time I wear JubilationXXV, my wife says it smells like body odor.

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    never would I have thought "French Whore" was used so often to describe a bad scent...

    I guess the only real negative comment I've gotten was when I was trying 1 Million and my girlfriend said it was a very unappetizing and that she didn't feel like eating anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    never would I have thought "French Whore" was used so often to describe a bad scent...

    I guess the only real negative comment I've gotten was when I was trying 1 Million and my girlfriend said it was a very unappetizing and that she didn't feel like eating anymore.
    I've actually smelled French whores, though not all that close, and I don't remember that they had much of a pong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by racuda View Post
    Every time I wear JubilationXXV, my wife says it smells like body odor.
    We're going to have to set you up with some Muscs Koublai Khan.

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    A stale-smelling, chain-smoking coworker, whom I would have thought could not discern any scents at all over her own, actually recoiled from me the day I wore Estee Lauder's Sensuous to work. I was mortified by her reaction and did not wear it to work again.

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    Jicky (not sure what concentration): A girl on the train wrinkled her nose and with an air of innocent confusion said to her boyfriend, "Something smells really strange."

    Caron Pour un Homme: A diplomatic "It's rather...sweet."

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    Girl working in health food store started coughing and waving her hand around her face, when I wore Dune for Men. But I think it had more to do with me wearing too much that day, than the scent itself.

    When I wear Snake Oil by bpal, I have one friend who always says "You smell like Play-Doh".

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    Armani Diamonds....

    A co-worker said very rudely "Whatever you're wearing it stinks and you don't smell good you smell like my ex."

    I told her in response "Frankly my dear I don't give a damn, I wear my fragrances for me not you. If you told your ex he smelled bad so rudely then I understand why he is now your ex."

    End of story.

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    Shalimar. My partner got into my car while I had some on my arm, and asked that drive with my arm out the window until we reached our destination and could wash it off.

    Quorum. I sat next to my partner seconds after application and it about killed them.

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    Givenchy Play Intense-the ladies they said they liked it their facial expression said otherwise, I probably sprayed too much.
    A*Men- Girls said I smell like an old man! Crazy 20 year old girls!
    Pure Malt- "Have you been drinking?"

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    My girlfriend remarked yesterday that Leather Oud smells like a sweat lodge. Then quickly tried to cover up by saying sweat lodges smell good.

    I've been also told I smell like an old man when wearing Grey Flannel.

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    Tobacco Vanille - "smell like old lady"

    Pure Malt opening - "thats just f*cked"

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    CdG Hinoki. I was surprised at how negative people were about it.

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    Creed Bois de portugal: "You smell like an old man - no it's worse - you smell like an old man in an geriatric hospital" Ouch!

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    Fragrances with strong oud are the ones that get me negative comments.

    These comments don't come from the locals, who either don't comment or say that it smells good, but from ex-pats, mainly from the U.S. and Europe. I have a strong impression that most non-Arabs just don't like the smell of oud.

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    CREED Bois du Portugal the lady said: too much after shave eh?
    I guess most people who comment negatively (I'm talking about those EXTREMELY negative comments that have nothing to do with the scent) about perfumes don't know much about fragrance and the only thing they use (if ever) to "perfume" themselves with is generic Soap or body wash.
    I mean come on... bois du portugal and after shave? L'artisan and French whores ? I'm sure those french whores smell amazing!

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    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme but I don´t care as long as I like it.
    The Dreamer from Versace: what does this scent have that is so alluring and enticing towards the opposite sex ?

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    A friend told me once: ''Hey,have you burnt your dinner in the kitchen? You smell like burnt syrup on the stove.''

    But HATERS GONNA HATE, A*MEN IS A LEGEND .

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    Santal 33 garnered me the bug spray comment from a few people.

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    Tom Ford Black Orchid - Too cloying for a warm office environment.

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver - "That doesn't suit you, it's too clean and soapy." Haha, she assured me that whilst I don't ever smell dirty, she prefers me to wear oriental/gourmand fragrances.

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    VIW: You smell like efficascent oil. *that b$tch*

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    Givenchy Gentleman , 1 hour upon 2 sprays to the chest , " You smell like dirt or sand. "

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    My best friend actually dissed Bois des Iles. Otherwise, no negative comments.

    But the real question is: did you stop wearing the fragrance because of the negative comment?
    Currently wearing: Shalimar by Guerlain

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