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    Default I know this shouldn't bother me but...

    I had just put on Rive Gauche today, and my roommate walks by and says, "Hmm, it smells like Old Spice in here." I'm sure it's because he has an uneducated nose because they smell nothing alike but I was little down from that comment. Anyone else have similar stories? (I'm not talking about "Oh nice, Cool Water" when you were wearing GIT)

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    "Hey, what's that garbage smell?"

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    For some god awful reason someone thought i was wearing 1 Million when in actual fact i was wearing Reflection Man - i could have slapped the guy!

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    Lol at this thread. I never had an experience like this but I would die if my one of my expensive niche scents was compare to something so... shall I say... "ordinary."
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    What makes me laugh is when you wear your most expensive niche fragrances and you get no compliments then you wear Aqua Di Gio to work and get a lot of compliments. Go figure.lol

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    Lol like Diamondflame said, you simply cannot please every person. If it helps, I've only been told that my scent smells "unique", "refreshing" or "old-school" when I've worn Rive Gauche - all traits that I don't mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    You simply can't please everybody. The sooner you accept that the better.
    Exactly. Most of my co-workers don't wear fragrance at all and the very few that wear some cologne are extremely distant from my taste...There's enough room for everybody...


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    Don't put too much stock into that. I was once playing Pere Ubu and a friend said, "oh cool, this sounds like Pink Floyd."


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    If it makes you feel better, I had a friend (22yr old female) smell most of my scents, and she liked Rive Gauche PH the best. Said it smelled clean and good. This is up against a fair number of niche scents, but nope, that tin bottle was the winner...

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    The thing is, Rive Gauche has an old school drugstore type flavor. And the only fragrance of that kind people know of is Old Spice. So it's a loose association. It's like if you have anything fresh and light, a lot of people think Acqua di Gio. Something sweet and fruity, One Million etc.

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    Last time I wore Sex Panther someone commented that it smelled like Bigfoot's d...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The New York Perfumista View Post
    Lol at this thread. I never had an experience like this but I would die if my one of my expensive niche scents was compare to something so... shall I say... "ordinary."
    That was a bit snotty. I'm spraying Demeter Dirt at you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The New York Perfumista View Post
    I never had an experience like this
    Nor did I - at least not yet.

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    people say my room smells like old man, i use frankincense and myrrh room spray by zum fragrances, but at the same time other people have said oo whats that smell smells good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Don't put too much stock into that. I was once playing Pere Ubu and a friend said, "oh cool, this sounds like Pink Floyd."
    Encapsulates the sentiment perfectly! But hey, I love Syd Barrett-era Floyd though not later Floyd. Pere Ubu kinda couldn't be further though? Maybe it's the very hyperactive, avant-garde guitars and lots of tempo changes?

    And well, Old Spice is really quite a nice scent, suffering only from being very common, so it could have been worse.

    Any time I wear something remotely challenging or "dirty" by modern standards I get the "ugh, patchouli?" from my more straight-laced friends. Even if there's no patchouli in the scent whatsoever and plenty of their fruity floral faves have loads of patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesaboogie View Post
    Last time I wore Sex Panther someone commented that it smelled like Bigfoot's d...
    lolz, I love lamp!

    Quote Originally Posted by anomie et ivoire View Post
    Encapsulates the sentiment perfectly! But hey, I love Syd Barrett-era Floyd though not later Floyd. Pere Ubu kinda couldn't be further though? Maybe it's the very hyperactive, avant-garde guitars and lots of tempo changes?
    Nah, dude was an airhead. I was playing him Final Solution to get the foot in the door so to speak and I knew he was scrambling to name something off "The Wall." Pun sorta intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The New York Perfumista View Post
    Lol at this thread. I never had an experience like this but I would die if my one of my expensive niche scents was compare to something so... shall I say... "ordinary."
    That was a bit snotty. I'm spraying Demeter Dirt at you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mia von trost View Post
    ... ok. My white flag is raised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Chambers View Post
    That was a bit snotty. I'm spraying Demeter Dirt at you.
    Ok. That was hilarious...
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    Got Dad's aftershave twice from Abercrombie Woods

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    Bijan and Obsession always get me "ew..." or "old man smell" comments. Returned both.

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