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    Do you have any cologne in mind that repels you? Any cologne that you're even scared to get close to? Any cologne that gives you the ultimate headache? Well here's mine below.....feel free to post yours as well. No offense to anyone who loves this cologne.



    P.S...I didn't buy this!!! lol, i just hate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justiceanthony View Post
    Do you have any cologne in mind that repels you? Any cologne that you're even scared to get close to? Any cologne that gives you the ultimate headache? Well here's mine below.....feel free to post yours as well. No offense to anyone who loves this cologne.

    That would be mine also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justiceanthony View Post
    Do you have any cologne in mind that repels you? Any cologne that you're even scared to get close to? Any cologne that gives you the ultimate headache? Well here's mine below.....feel free to post yours as well. No offense to anyone who loves this cologne.



    P.S...I didn't buy this!!! lol, i just hate it.
    Repel is exactly what I think of when I think of Aramis. I wore this back in the day and my mother told me to go outside and kill some more mosquitoes.

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    Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentrich View Post
    I wore this back in the day and my mother told me to go outside and kill some more mosquitoes.
    hahaha....that's real funny. Seriously, seeing this frag alone makes me feel like throwing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhaybans View Post
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    Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
    Wow....that's super debatable IMO!!!

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    Wow....that's super debatable IMO!!![/QUOTE]

    I don't see why. It gives me a huge headache. I really like Aramis btw.

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    Secretions Magnifigue: extremely unpleasant.

    That being said, I can think of some very unfriendly fragrances that are definitely quality and wearable. M/Mink comes to mind.

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    Kouros.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhaybans View Post
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    Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
    This one, Black Afgano and Secretions Manifiques all repel me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewtypedude View Post

    You must be an old man, because only an old man can tolerate Aramis.
    What, do they have a special sense of smell?
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    1) Portrait of a Lady (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)

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    Bijan

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewtypedude View Post
    You must be an old man, because only an old man can tolerate Aramis. This juice is foul, smells like dog urine.
    And old men like that?! Wow, how's that for insulting people with a different opinion! It's not a question of age whether you're able to appreciate the quality of this classic.
    Last edited by Dane77; 6th September 2012 at 11:13 PM.

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    Kouros. As nice as the drydown is I just can't get past the opening. Smells like a public toilet right down to the stale piss, bleach and urinal cakes and it's so loud that there's just no escaping it. No dealing with it. Anyone who can wear classic Kouros, who enjoys the opening or can handle it, is lucky.

    Hypnotic Poison. Was recommended this as a good gourmand. Wore a dab from a mini on one wrist (pressed to the other) and enjoyed it, but showered a few hours after. Tried for a full wearing last night after it had cooled down, and ended up throwing up twice and I had to resort to some extreme measures to cleanse myself and my home; rubbing alchohol didn't work, nor did scrubbing, nor did a shower. In the end I had a put a bunch of peppermint and eucalyptus burners on and rub peppermint all over myself. Even then I was catching the odd whiff. Criminally persistant.

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    Funny when I just saw the title Aramis came to mind.

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    To me, it's a 3-way tie: YSL Opium, Amouage Interlude Man, and Xerjoff Zafar

    Seasonal favorites:

    1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
    2. Creed - Aventus
    3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
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    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    5. Clive Christian - 1872
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Xerjoff - Nio
    8. Neela Vermeire - Bombay Bling
    9. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    10. Chanel - Allure Homme Edition Blanche

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    Knize Ten

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    Unfortunately I always get a headache a while after having sprayed on Route du Vétiver. Maybe I just spray too much, I don't know. Although I want to appreciate how it smells, I cannot and have to wash it away after approximately an hour. Also I haven't yet experienced a fragrance that really upholds (till the drydown) the harshness or dissonance that it might exude via its top notes.

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    angel men

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    In terms of headache, PG's Cuir d'Iris gives me a headache and I can't figure out quite why.

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    New York Oud

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    +1 on Issey. Can't stand that stuff.

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    Musc Ravaguer is unfriendly upon initial application...

    ...However, some of my favorite people are unfriendly people!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkdogg View Post
    Musc Ravaguer is unfriendly upon initial application...

    ...However, some of my favorite people are unfriendly people!
    +1 on Musc Ravageur-I have tried to like it but man does it repel me...I know throw your rotten tomatoes at me...now.

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    Issy, Farenheit, Dior Homme Sport, Allure Edicion Blanche, Zehr Ikon.

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    No headache, but a big Meh!, Laguna Pour Homme by Salvador Dali.

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    Salvador Dali pour Homme... Yikes.

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    Vraie Blonde makes me nauseous. I can't tolerate it on my skin for more than five minutes.
    Current Top Five:
    1. Bois des Iles--Chanel
    2. George Sand--Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    3. L'Ame Soeur--Divine
    4. Violet Blonde--Tom Ford
    5. Santal Blush--Tom Ford

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    Ralph Lauren Polo. I don't understand how this was ever a popular crowd pleaser. Times sure have changed!

    Update: I sniffed Aramis today and it doesn't even come close to Polo or Quorum or Azzaro PH in terms of unfriendliness.
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    A*Men. If applied properly (12 sprays) it will choke anybody like Darth Vader.

    Honourable mention to Aseel (not really a cologne but something else, something more sinister). Ideal to train dogs or unruly neighbours. My neighbour used to stink out the hallway with cigarettes. I fired back with Aseel. He stopped smoking. Thanks Al Rehab!
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    I'm not old or a man and I like Aramis

    And never smelled Secretions Magnifiques on a person, so not sure how bad it is on skin.

    The only perfume I've encountered that gives me a headache is The Body Shop's Dewberry. I actually like it but it hurts my head.

    I also can't bear to be around Narciso Rodgriguez for Her. The musk is so nauseating.

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    YSL Versus tortures me. I also can't stand Kouros' opening, Joop! Pour Homme in any humidity, the synthetic nightmare of most Curve and Polo moderns, Cartier Pasha (a/k/a Sex Panther), and any Oud that smells like the farm down the road. All of these are people repellents, and my husband also loathes Issey Miyake L'eau d' Issey although I don't mind it.

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    Musc Koublai Khan is the rankest cologne I know. There are many I don't like, and even a few I find offensive (Jicky, and even Bois du Portugal), but MKK defines "harsh" to my nose.
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    1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
    2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    5. Creed Original Vetiver

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    Aramis for sure
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Salvador Dali headache inducing, I imagine The Undertaker using this.

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    Piper Nigrum (vile stuff), Encre Noire, Cartier Declaration.

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    Secretions Magnifigue (once it dries down, opening isn't too bad!) and Aramis come to mind. I'll even go as far as to say Montale Black Aoud, although not bad at all, but the opening is very harsh, bitter and hissy.

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    MY HATE LIST!



    WORST THAN A IRISH GUY'S VOMIT AFTER SATURDAY NIGHT! (no offence to irish lads!)

    BUT LOVE APLS AND LNPH BY MAISON FRANCIS KURKDJIAN - JUST CAN'T STAND APOM!

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    Joop Homme

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    C&s 88

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    The reformulation of:


    Smells like nailpolish remover for too long and doesn't get better after it.
    My Top 10 : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme
    - Guerlain: Homme L'Eau Boisee
    - Pal Zileri: Cuoio
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    - Dior: Homme Intense
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    I got terrible headache from Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme so I gave it to our driver. The weird thing is it smell amazing on him and do not give me headache.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage Tribute Attar
    ------ Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore
    ------ Amouage: Fate Man
    -------- Amouage: Epic Man
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir
    -------- Terre D'Hermès Pure Parfum
    ------ EDP FM: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Dior: Leather Oud
    ------- Hermèssence: Ambre Narguilé

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    Aramis is a smooth, mellow pussycat compared to Narciso Rodriguez for Him. Unset concrete and a used Sumo wrestlers belt. Bleugh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diva D View Post
    Salvador Dali pour Homme... Yikes.
    +1000

    Another vote for this monstrosity.

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    A*Men is the only perfume that makes me nauseous.

    for swap/sale:





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    Literally made me hover over the toilet about 30 seconds thinking I might get sick. This stuff is awful, awful, AWFUL.

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    The nastiest frag I've ever smelled would have to be this stuff called "Strength" not sure who its by. But this stuff if pungent!

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    Creed Aventus makes me want to vomit. (Kidding of course, I've never smelled the stuff but just thought I'd make light of this conversation.)

    Quote Originally Posted by dampier View Post
    YSL Versus tortures me. I also can't stand Kouros' opening, Joop! Pour Homme in any humidity, the synthetic nightmare of most Curve and Polo moderns, Cartier Pasha (a/k/a Sex Panther), and any Oud that smells like the farm down the road. All of these are people repellents, and my husband also loathes Issey Miyake L'eau d' Issey although I don't mind it.
    Quote Originally Posted by KSG View Post
    Joop Homme
    I actually just wore this today It's also very humid right now where I'm from so could either one of you tell me what you don't like about it? I just don't want to offend my co-workers with my scent.

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    Joop, Polo & A*Men

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    Anyone ever smell Lilac Vegetal? I believe it is a clubman after-shave. I have heard people buy it as a joke because it is so cheap. Some love it some say it is literally like cat pee or something. I have thought about buying a bottle from local walgreens or cvs pharmacy just for the heck of it but shied away at the last minute!

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    I second Bijan for men..... Hideous

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    Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
    Diesel - Fuel for Life
    Chanel - Platinum Egoiste

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    Citrus Paradisi by Czech & Speake.
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    ...Bah...!!

    ...Yarghh...!

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    1 Million Paco Rabanne

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    Quote Originally Posted by benzganesh View Post
    MY HATE LIST!


    Really like the smell of BK but seem to get a headache & nauseating feeling every time ive worn it.

    This makes me cringe... brother used to wear it - smells like a cheap condom dissolved in soy sauce to me. Just sprayed some on to remind me if i still feel the same, and yes i totally do, and now need to wash. Yuk. This i consider the harshest (that ive smelled).


    This i purchased on a blind buy when... well i dont recall why but i did. Smells like rotton potpourri and garbage in an antibacterial scented garbage bag soaked in overly sweet yet septic lemonade. After about 30 minutes starts to smell okay, though i can never see myself wearing it, and would consider this the most unfriendly of what i have smelled.
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    This...

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    Urgh... Everytime I wear it I feel nauseated, my stomach churns, and I get a headache. I don't understand the man love it gets...

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    Oud 27 by Le Labo


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    Quote Originally Posted by lm6 View Post


    Literally made me hover over the toilet about 30 seconds thinking I might get sick. This stuff is awful, awful, AWFUL.
    ^^^^ this one is probably one of the most unpleasant concoction around. Bluebell by Penhaligon's is another...And then,

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