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    Default Re: Fragrance and headaches..?

    It's the same with me. I associate some of the headaches with gardenia notes or really pungent florals, but certain others give me a headache and I can't figure out why. I do avoid these like the plague, because they guarantee a migraine. Do any of these bother you? (Just thinking about them makes my head throb)

    L'Air du Temps
    Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion
    CSP Aloha Tiare
    Clinique Happy Heart
    Eau des Merveilles (I LOVE this stuff, though, but wearing it is painful)
    Jessica McClintock
    Kai
    Eau de Lune
    Calyx
    Fracas
    Annick Goutal Heure Exquise
    Annick Goutal Songes
    Lou Lou
    Bora Bora
    Michael Kors Island
    Boheme
    Prada
    Yvresse
    Noa Fleur
    Gres Cabaret
    Hermes Hiris (woe is me - another I love deeply)
    Flower by Kenzo
    Lancome Miracle
    YSL Paris

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    I mentioned before that I like Eau des Merveilles but it gives me an awful headache as you!

    Also..YSL Paris
    Happy Heart Narcisco Rodriquez
    Happy Heart
    Kenzo

    And some iothers I can't think of now.Like you they bring on a terrible migrane type headache ...

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    Some notes are almost 100 % headache-inducing to me. The worst is lily of the valley, second... roses. I don´t care about the lily of the valley, because I don´t like it much anyway, but I love roses

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    Hyacinth is the only specific note I can think of that I know gives me a headache, and I am allergic to them au natural too. I have wondered though what it is in Eau des Merveilles that can cause headache.....perhaps ambergris? I don´t know.

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    Default Re: Fragrance and headaches..?

    Technically these are not allergies, but rather chemical sensitivities. Some folks brains are especially sensitive to certain odors (or foods, for that matter) and when those molecules hit the receptors, the migraine centers of some people's brains are activated. Some molecules seem more prone to do this than others but it is a very unpredictable thing. It also seems that some people require certain combinations to trigger the migraine so that one scent or another may not trigger anything, but when two are presented together, then a headache may result.

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    Samsara gives me bad migraines with nausea and an aura shortly after i wear it and it breaks my heart as i like it a lot.
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    I'm keeping a list so that I might eventually figure out what it is I'm sensitive to.

    My bad list:

    Drakkar Noir
    Noir Epices
    Arpege (lady's version)

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    I've noticed that sometimes I get headaches even from my "trusted" scents if I spray them on generously straight after shower. I guess I inhale too much, also warmth of the body makes the effect stronger. But I can't name any particular notes, except maybe aldehydes.
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    Malmaison from Floris London is so spicy at the top note that I get an instant headache. WAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

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    So far, the only things that give me headaches are the "intoxicating" flowers - especially tuberose, to a lesser extent really strong jasmine and gardenia. And the totally synthetic scents from Commes de Garcons, the Odeur line, *all* give me a sharp stabbing pain in the center of my head and a sharp stabbing pain deep in my chest when I inhale them. It's easy enough to avoid the CdGs, but my older daughter is a huge fan of tuberose-based fragrances and she likes to walk around in a cloud of it. (I love tuberose too, I make a tuberose fragranced bath and body line and I like to wear Fracas sometimes, but I go light with it)
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    Default Fragrances that bring on a headache

    Does anyone here have experience with a particular fragrance(s) that brings on a headache because, for me, M7 Fresh is particularly headache inducing!
    Last edited by Red_Rose; 14th September 2006 at 10:18 PM.

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    PI and Caron puH are big time headache inducers for me.
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    L'eau D'Issey and maybe Aqua di Roma.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that bring on a headache

    Frags that contain oakmoss, as well as the more synthetic ones such as Magnetism, Black Code and Issey Bleue, are the most likely to cause allergic reactions including headaches.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that bring on a headache

    Obsession for Men does it for me. Too bad because I love it.
    In rotation: Greenbriar (new), Silver Mountain Water, Dunhill for Men (1934), Acqua di Parma Colonia, Habit Rouge EDC, Ho Hang, B*Men, Agua Brava

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    Roma Uomo
    Azzaro PH.
    Geir - The topnotes I can take, but the drydown made me dizzy no matter how many sprays.
    Truth by CK - this one gives me a sharp headache.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that bring on a headache

    Frags that are based around (or contain too much of) notes like clove, vanilla, vetiver, etc which can be cloying if used in large amounts.

    Some examples:

    Caron Pour homme - too much vanilla

    Penhaligons no. 9 - too much clove
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    Default Re: Fragrances that bring on a headache

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterK
    Obsession for Men does it for me. Too bad because I love it.
    This just started happening to me lately!! It is unfortunate because I used to love it as well. I'm hoping I will get back into it.

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    I also vote for Geir along with Chanel Sport (these two scents are identical in my opinion). The first millisend of a spray from these and I start seeing stars. And not in a good way.

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    SL's Ambre Sultan - just last weekend on the way home with a new bottle of it!
    Scents are fleeting . . . memories are not. . . .

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    A few that do it for me:
    Gucci Rush
    Gucci PH
    Gucci Envy
    Platinum Egoiste
    M7
    Eternity
    Ambre Sultan
    Last edited by DJB; 15th September 2006 at 02:56 AM.
    Current faves: CdG White, Amouage Dia, Millesime Imperial, Miller Harris Terre de Bois

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    John Varvatos
    Gives me that sharp feeling behind my left eye like someone's trying to drill through there and then starts. Not good.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that bring on a headache

    I have developed both headaches and upset stomach to all the following

    Floris Elite
    Cabochard
    Fracas for Men

    Jeff

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    Fleurs d'Oranger is giving me a headache and turning my stomach right now.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that bring on a headache

    Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin and Le Male are big headache inducers too..

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    Geir. Ugh.
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    I have problems with Kenzo Pour Homme (pity because I find this one is very original with monster longevity), Body Kouros (incense), Magnetism (to powdery), Le Male (too much vanila).

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    Eternity for men
    Moschino Uomo?
    Paco Rabanne XS
    Narciso Rodriguez for her
    Tendre Poison
    YSL Paris
    Eau d'Issey
    Aromatics Elixir

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    Eau des Merveilles. It´s makes me feel like I´ve snorted up salty water. Sadly. I like it a lot I can wear it but have to be extremely modest.

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    No perfumes or colognes give me a headache, but All (the brand) Citrus Breeze Fabric Refresher gives me an instant splitting headache.

    Also, the Tommy Bahama cologne, while it doesn't give me a headache, actually hurts my nose when I smell it. It's like a sharp spike or something is driven right up my nasal passage. I kinda like the smell of it after it settles down a bit, but I could never subject myself to the nasal trauma it induces.

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