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    Default Re: Fragrances that bring on a headache

    Quote Originally Posted by Red_Rose
    Does anyone here have experience with a particular fragrance(s) that brings on a headache because, for me, M7 Fresh is particularly headache inducing!
    Original M7 gives me something between a headache and a head buzz.

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    L'eau D'Issey & if I'm heavy on the trigger w/ Chrome are big headache inducers.

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    L'Eau D'Issey

    and

    Geir (if applied too heavily)

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    UoMo Moschino makes me giddy

    Lagerfeld Photo too dont know why makes me uncomfortable as well.

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    hoo my god... i cant smell this fragances ....

    Lolita Lempicka
    Paco Rabanne XS
    Gucci RUSH
    Gucci ENVY
    ROCHAS MAN
    Diesel ZERO

    all of them share some oriental note that make me sick .....

  6. #66

    Default Your ultimate migraine frag is... ?

    I'm curious which frags really lead to a feeling that a migraine is going to occur if you can't get away from it quickly. I dislike some frags because they are nauseating (I'm sure you can guess at least one), but then there are frags like Bogart Pour Homme. I like the notes, but the juice is so strong I've got to get away from it quickly. I've tried using tiny dabs of it, but it's still too strong! What frags have this effect on you?

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    Vam Cleef & Arpels PH. Gave myself a blast after not having touched a bottle for a while. God save us.

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    Hmm.. The only fragrance I've ever had any headache
    problem with is CdG 2, I don't know why but the harsh
    opening note of ink just gave me the worst headache
    also metallic notes sometimes give me headaches

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    Kenneth Cole Black. Not really sure why, but there's something in it that gives me the feeling that I'll get a headache if I'm around it too long. It's way too strong on me, even with one spray.
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    Kenneth Cole Black for her (you reminded me, or I would have left this one out), Cashmere Mist, Euphoria, Axe (don't care which - they probably won't ALL give me a migraine, but they're vile anyway), and the worst two offenders: D&G Light Blue for her and DKNY Be Delicious (for her) - those are sheer HELL.
    There are more, of course, but I usually didn't stay in the room long enough to enquire what people were wearing. Aggressive fruity-melon notes combined with cedar seem to be worst, for me.
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    Grey Flannel
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    Good timing. I bought Guerlain's L'Instant EdP blind; I was certain I would enjoy it. However, it has something in there that gives me a blinding headache within 15 minutes. It really does nauseate me and I'm curious why.

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    Drakkar Noir.
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    I also get a headache from CdG 2.

    TdH with anything more than about 1 spray will give me a headache by the midnotes.
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    Fleur Du Male and Paco Rabanne Black XS both induce headaches with me.

    The Lavender assault in the opening of Caron's Pour Un Homme gives me a headache too.

    A*Men makes me feel slightly nauseous and then rueful that I ever went within six feet of it.
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    L'Eau d'Issey. Utterly repulsive, repugnant and in every way revolting.

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    CDG 2 - because of its molecular composition.

    Marbert Man Pure - leather gone bonkers
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    Angel
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    Allure Homme even though I still love it, I just have to make sure I wear very little of it.

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    The only fragrance to affect me physically is probably Citron Citron by Miller Harris. It gnaws away at my brain stem for hours. I feel dreadful being anywhere near it.

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    I forgot XS Black, repulsive.
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    Geir Ness
    Antaeus (loved it but, was forced to sell it)
    Fcuk Connect
    Fahrenheit (old formula) used to give me a splitting headache

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    MKK

    two of the worst headaches i've ever experienced

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    My mother wore a fragrance called L’Aimant. In my teen years, it induced awful headaches in me and gave me a bad impression of fragrance in general.

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    Is there a doctor in the house? There seems to be an epidemic of hyperbole.

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    I think I might be blessed, I have yet to experience a headache let alone a migraine from a fragrance...and i have had my fair share of fragrance-smelling!

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    Burberry Touch and Grey Flannel. I think it's the violet that does it.
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    Moss Breeches, but it's totally worth it

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    Unfortunately, Mitsouko, any formulation.

    Also Cacharel Pour l'Homme.

    Most unfortunately, Penhaligon's Elixir (enjoy it jrd4t--I miss it already!)
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    Default Re: Your ultimate migraine frag is... ?

    Anything with high doses of IsoE or other irritating aromachemicals, including but not limited to:

    Escentric Molecule 01
    Ormonde Jayne (most of their offereings)
    Avon (all I have tried)
    Tauer (all I have tried)
    Terre d'Hermes
    Hermes Vetiver Tonka

    And, if i am not careful, two of my favoirites, Kenzo Amour and Shiseido Feminite du Bois.

    When I first read the title, I thought you wanted to know what I wear when I am feeling heachy and a bit nauseated--in those cases, I either wear nothing, or I go for a very light citrus-based cologne.
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    Secretions Magnifiques..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenson View Post
    Secretions Magnifiques..
    he said migraines, not convulsions/cardiac arrest

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    The only time I had a headache that I related to perfume was when I tried Black Orchid.

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    Can I hear somebody say A*men?
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    XS does this to me. And it stuck to me beyond a shower..

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    The only two scents this has happened with are both by our darling Serge Lutens;

    Datura Noir

    Fleur d'Oranger


    The Datura Noir was sad because I really liked it. Unfortunately it was the one that gave me a worse reaction; desperate headache, nausea, cloudy vision. The FdO just made me super queasy, then naseaus.
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    Escape for men - some note in this scent really hits me between the eyes.

    For women it is Red Door and EL's Spellbound those two can totally ruin my day or night.

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    I've haven't found any frags that actually give me a headache.

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    Default Re: Your ultimate migraine frag is... ?

    There are a couple that stand out. To wit; Amarige (anything with mimosa), Beyond Paradise, YSL Paris & Lancome Poeme
    Last edited by kumquat; 21st February 2009 at 05:13 AM.

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    Versace Dreamer!!! I don't know if it's the gin-and-tonic note but I get a little migraine on the left side of my head whenever I wear this. Sometimes I even see stars... er.... ok.... I make the last part up. lol.

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    I don't get migraines, but Mugler Cologne gives me an instant, splitting headache.

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    Well, I didn't mean you'd definitely get a migraine, just that it felt like you would if you had to keep smelling it (rather than washing it off or getting away from a smelling strip, for instance).

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    Drakkar noire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossanova_boy View Post
    Drakkar Noir.
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    Uh, for me its definitely 212 by Herrera!Horrible!
    Didnt feel too well fter a shot a Narciso for Him

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    Quote Originally Posted by fakepurseninja View Post
    L'Eau d'Issey. Utterly repulsive, repugnant and in every way revolting.
    Amen to that! In addition, most popular female frags (like the ones veuve_amiot mentioned) are a complete mess to me!
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    Black Aoud and White Aoud. Both gave me a headache when first wore them. Not sure about the 2nd try's result so have to wait and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirSlarty View Post
    Is there a doctor in the house? There seems to be an epidemic of hyperbole.
    Aww.
    You're right, though: I am guilty of hyperbole. No frag, however vile, has ever succeeded in giving me an actual migraine. Those happy occasions come and go randomly.
    The ones I mentioned, have, however, given me splitting headaches that lasted well beyond my removal from their immediate vicinity. So in that respect there's no hyperbole, I'm sorry to say. The experience has made me avoid all perfume in the past, even - and it's why I still get highly annoyed with fellow 'Noters proudly proclaiming they'll just wear some more if they receive complaints about their nuclear sillage. Yah, it's so cute to cause others pain, especially those who have no choice but to be in your vicinity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fakepurseninja View Post
    L'Eau d'Issey. Utterly repulsive, repugnant and in every way revolting.

    Intense agreement on all counts.

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    Nothing, thank the perfumed pagan pantheon, has give me a bygod migraine. I'm afraid that if I got actual migraines from frags I might have to stop wearing them. Classic migraine, with the flashing shapes, phantom numbness, nausea, three hours of skull-against-windshield pain, and the long washed-up-on-the-beach hangover with the weird exhausted quasi-amnesiac quality? They're really cool neurologically but they figure prominently in my own definition of unfun. Now if I could think of one as a personal message from God or from Jean Claude Ellena...still no.
    But Terre d'Hermes has given me a regular old secular civilian headache. And I find the headache thing interesting. The few times I've gotten one from fragrance has been, I think, not a response to chemicals (because I've subsequently worn each one with no fallout) but a response to feeling claustrophobic. A sort of o-ye-fates-what-have-i-sprayed-my-personal-chest-with? helpless fist-shaking, claustrophobic response to the loss of olfactory control. As if having suffered myself to be strapped to the Inexorable Rollercoaster of Smell I look back with panicked longing at those who, sweating profusely and squelching along on a carpet of evaporated cola syrup, are looking up at me from the jungle floor of the amusement park, imagining that I am fortunate. And my agonized waves will be misinterpreted, anyway, so why bother? It's a headache in response to the logical conundrum of not being able to retract some indelible lapse of judgment. But it's better than a migraine.
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    Odeur 53 by Comme des Garcons

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    Wow cannot believe I'm going to be the first to mention this, but a definite offender for me is Pi.
    And I must agree with Geir Ness.

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    Acqua di Gio, and Cool Water if overapplied.

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    Ted Lapidus in the grey bottle...really, I get completely ill from a single whiff.

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    Issey Myake; even thinking about the sickmaking smell gives me a migraine.

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    k heres the ultimate for me, emporio armani diamonds for women. oh my major headache alert with this one.
    also faranheit 32 induces migraines even though in tiny amounts is really nice.

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    Burberry Touch. Something about violets violently splits my head open.

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    Pour homme:
    Tag bodyspray (cheaper than Axe, figuratively and literally)
    Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men (not a guy's best friend, either)
    Daddy Yankee (overpowering synthetic junk)
    Cool Water (anyone want my bottle?)
    CK One (the nostril-scorcher)

    Pour femme:
    Estee Lauder Beautiful (NOT!)
    Ralph Lauren Romance Always Yours (chemical mess)
    Calvin Klein Obsession (ugh)
    Marilyn Miglin Pheromone (hard to believe that this was once the world's costliest perfume)
    Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds (the fragrance nightmares are made of)
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    2) Back to Black - By Kilian
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    4) Aventus - Creed
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    That 'Miglin Pheremone' "costliest perfume" is the silliest ad slogan. 'Joy' , JAR Perfumes, etc, dozens make that claim. You know it's cheap junk (or at least over-priced) when those phrases are in play. A sure sign you are being talked into something.

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