Caron Un Pour Homme.
I just sampled "Carnal Flower" by Malle, I never thought i'd want to scrub a Malle fragrance off of me.
It was far too feminine and over powering. After scrubbing, the melon, floral, coconut blend is still lingering.
I can at least say it is some strong juice. However, a juice I wouldn't mind ever smelling again.
Anything you guys completely disliked lately?
Caron Un Pour Homme.
Current top 10 (No order):
1. Pure Havane
2. Menthe Fraiche
3. Tobacco Vanille
4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
5. Green Irish Tweed
7. Musc Ravageur
8. Tonka Imperial
9. Gucci Pour Homme II
10. Dior Homme Intense
Citron Sauvage de Il Profvmo...it seemed to be the detergent Dubro Citron on me...!
I sampled Caron Un Pour Homme for the first time the other day. I can't say it's a bad fragrance. It's definitely a unique composition, just not anything I'd ever want to smell like. I found it overwhelming and a bit nauseating. Definitely a scrubber for me.
I'ma bit embarassed to admit this but: Habit Rouge. Much as I love it on paper, the peony (I think it's peony, otherwise the peonies I bought a few months ago had been doused in Habit Rouge) is absolutely overpowering on my skin. I literally couldn't smell anything else.
Montale's Wood & Spices. Possibly the worst masculine EVER!
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Cool water, Spicebomb and Play Intense in recent history.
Secretions Manifiques... Unfortunately it didn't work.
Current Top Favorites:
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)
Chanel AHS Cologne. Vile stuff. Yuck!!
Odeur 71 by Comme des Garçons
We're all in the same game; just different levels. Dealing with the same hell; just different devils.
One Million and Chanel Allure Homme Sport Extreme. Both about made me and my 16 year old son gag.
Don't recall ever actually scrubbing one off, but I came fairly close recently with Le Male Terrible.
Tobacco Vanille - this was a couple of years back and once the sexy opening was gone I tried to be patient with the vanilla thing you're left with but it was just too much . . .
1. Creed - Pure White Cologne
2. Creed - Aventus
3. Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
4. 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
Angel Men Pure Leather... but not because I hated the fragrance. I love it, but man does it go on forever. It was already the next day and I wanted to put on something else, but I could still detect it on my skin. Crazy longevity on me.
KISS HIM. PSA: Do not blind-buy this one.
“Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”
― Marian Bendeth“
I have had to scrub off many Bond no. 9 frags, the underlying plastic chemical nauseates me. But, the last one I scrubbed off was Creed Original Vetiver. There is just something there underlying that-as the British say-gets up my nose.
Aventus -- it was like I sprayed air freshener on my skin.
The very last one- Eau Radieuse by Humiecki and Graef, that I recklessly sprayed from a sample I was given
"Your fragrance with a fume of iodine" L. Cohen
Years and years ago - Aramis
None so far, even the ones with rather (at least to me) unpleasant notes I have gotten to become somehow accustomed to.
I too had to scrub off the wet dog stink of Secretions Magnifiques.
Kurt smells like Teen Spirit
Leather Oud... I *love* that frag, but it's *seriously* powerful! I gave myself a few too many sprays of it, and it smelled *amazing*, but I was about to go out and I was worried about giving people around me cancer from its nuclear power! :/ I showered again and it was *still* there!
Tauer's Vetiver Dance is the most nauseating scent experience I've ever had the misfortune of coming across. Literally could not tolerate it five minutes before making a dash for running water.
Musc Ravageur , have a real love hate thing with it, and other heavy musks.
The only ones that gave me the urge to scrub them off as they somewhat started to annoy me were The Dreamer and Obsession for men. Else I mainly scrub off scents that leave me cold and stand in the way of putting on something else instead.
Farenheit. Never again.
Swiss Army Limited Edition
All the above gave me instant headache...and yes how can I forget..Antonio by Antonio Banderas!!
Did not expect to see Fahrenheit in here. Interesting. I love that the variables in the bottle do not change, however our noses, senses and even tastes change, rendering every bottle completely subjective.
Untitled No. 8 - I usually struggle through a bad fragrance, at least that way I'll know I hate it top-to-bottom, but I just couldn't go around with my hand smelling like poo all day!
A*men the original....... never again
“Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?”
Oud 27 by Le Labo.
Hypnotic Poison. It's odd because I really enjoyed the fragrance, and was sitting at my computer typing some stuff for work happily sniffing away. It was a suggestion from BN, and I thought I'd found what I was looking for. It seemed very strong which was great because I have about half a dozen of those Dior 'little luxury' mini boxes, each with a little vial of Hypnotic Poison, more than enough for a season or so.
Then something terrible happened. I began to feel off-colour, and thought it would be best to wash some off. So I did, but I could still smell it. I ended up throwing up, and had to take two showers. When that failed to remove it I scoured my arms with rubbing alcohol, but even then traces remained which caused me to throw up further. In the end I had to light oil burners filled with eucalyptus and mint all over the house and even then I was catching slight whiffs. Every time I caught even the slightest scent of it my stomach would curl.
It's sad because, as I say, I do like the way it smells. It simply doesn't agree with me on some level, in a big way.
Xeryus Rouge is another. I remember liking it when it first came out too, so perhaps it's changed, or perhaps I've changed. Either way it's too cloying for me.
Two way tie. Lauder for men and Paris Hilton for men. Hilton for men is just as worse as her talent. Oh, I forgot she doesn't have any!
Play Intense not because I was adverse to the scent but just two sprays to the neck in the heart choked me out.
Truth or Dare by Madonna
Ungaro III. I bought it blind a while ago. Sprayed some last night and found it has that Cool Water/Polo Blue/, generic masculine body-wash/shaving cream/moisturizer note in the drydown that won't go away and always makes me feel a bit like throwing up. I wish I didn't have that reaction because it's in everything, but what can I do? My body says no.
Did this thread a while back, but my last scrubber was M7 Oud Absolu. Gave me a stinking headache, that did.
Every Le Labo I've tried--Oud 27, Rose 31, Vetiver 46.
Creed--Bois du Portugal, Original Vetiver, Royal Water
I don't bother trying to struggle through something that I don't like at the top--I'm never gonna wear it, so why bother? And I'm fairly picky. Thank goodness for samples.
A Men Pure Malt
'Long after one has forgotten what a woman wore, the memory of her perfume lingers' (Christian Dior)
one of jo illiams terrible stuff
1. Dior Homme Original
2. Musc Ravaguer
3. Portrait of a Lady
4. Noir de Noir
5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
6. New Haarlem
7. Pure Coffee
8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
9. Rose 31
10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
Lady Gaga's Fame
Byredo's Seven Veils - that ones a major puke fest
amen pure leather
In my swap list: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) BNIB.
I'm looking for Reflection Man or Andy Warhol (silver bottle w/Andy's face)
Green Irish Tweed. Truly horrifying. I couldn't eradicate it completely, even with Dawn and warm water.
LOL. I scrubbed off Carnal Flower too.
The last one I scrubbed off was Breath of God.
Giorgio of Beverly Hills new formlulation YUK!! Smells like burnt rubber!