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.
Some day's you're the statue and some days you're the pigeon.
Issey Miyake - L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme
Wow....that's super debatable IMO!!![/QUOTE]
I don't see why. It gives me a huge headache. I really like Aramis btw.
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.
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
Last edited by Dane77; 7th September 2012 at 12:13 AM.
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.
Funny when I just saw the title Aramis came to mind.
To me, it's a 3-way tie: YSL Opium, Amouage Interlude Man, and Xerjoff Zafar
Current Winter Favorites:
1. House of Matriarch - Blackbird
2. Brückner - Aoud 1
3. Armani Privé - Oud Royal
4. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Generation Man
5. Creed - Royal Oud
6. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
7. Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777 - Mortal Skin
8. Ormonde Jayne - Black Gold
9. Creed - Royal English Leather
10. by Kilian - Cruel Intentions
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.
In terms of headache, PG's Cuir d'Iris gives me a headache and I can't figure out quite why.
New York Oud
+1 on Issey. Can't stand that stuff.
Musc Ravaguer is unfriendly upon initial application...
...However, some of my favorite people are unfriendly people!
Issy, Farenheit, Dior Homme Sport, Allure Edicion Blanche, Zehr Ikon.
No headache, but a big Meh!, Laguna Pour Homme by Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali pour Homme... Yikes.
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
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.
Last edited by 2ndBakeryAttack; 15th September 2012 at 09:10 AM.
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!
Last edited by Rüssel; 7th September 2012 at 12:23 PM.
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.