Byredo's Oud Immortelle. I gave it an hour and a half or so and realized it just wasn't for me.
Fahrenheit 32 and Body Kouros. Just the thought of either makes me physically ill.
Byredo's Oud Immortelle. I gave it an hour and a half or so and realized it just wasn't for me.
Montale's Moon Aoud = urinal deodorant puck
Givenchy Pi. Just doesn't work for me. Too bad.
Aventus, one full spray at the opening could gas anyone out. Love the drydown though if I could hold out for it
Memoir Man by Amouage the most disgusting thing i have smelled so far lol..
Encre Noir. It gave me a headache.
Armani Code. I'm going to try it once more. I love Mania, but code just kills my brain cells.
Yardley Citrus & Wood. Blind bought based on the ultra cheap price and reviews on here. Had i payed more that seven dollars i would have been very upset.
1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
2. Yatagan - Caron
3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
5. Kouros - YSL
6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
7. Xeryus - Givenchy
8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
9. The Dreamer - Versace
10. Nobile - Gucci
Montale Dark Aoud
Amouage Reflection Man.
'Turtle' Vetiver Front
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1a. Slumberhouse Zahd
1. Amouage Epic man
2. Dior Leather Oud
3. Amouage Tribute Attar
4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
5. Amouage Opus VII
6. Bond No.9 New York Oud
7. Norma Kamali Incense
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Tom Ford Oud Wood
1 Million....thought to give another try just for fun, but nothing changed for me...still bleh!...sorry, double bleh!
"I love fragrances because they provide a sheer endless variety: there is a scent for every occasion, mood or feeling. Standing before my collection in the morning matching a perfume to my needs is one of the most enjoyable things in my day". I don't want to miss that
Current Top 12 Spring: | Chanel Allure Blanche | Guerlain Homme Intense | Dior Fahrenheit | Givenchy pour Homme | Carolina Herrera for Men | Narciso Rodriguez Him | T. Mugler A*Men Sunessence | Trussardi Inside | C. Herrera Chic | Azzaro PH | M. Kors Michael for Men | Pal Zileri Sartoriale |
I've scrubbed off all the Byredo frags I've tried. Vigorously.
I occasionally have to scrub Terre de Hermes if I've misjudged and am not in the mood for it.
I've only rushed to scrub two off. C&S Cuba and Knize Ten.
Hard work never killed anyone, but why risk it?
I noticed a lot of hate for 1 Million. I love that stuff, but I guess for some, even an ad with a hot guy to an electronic dance music soundtrack isn't enough.
Yet my pick for scrubber hasn't been mentioned yet: Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men. Notably enough, I loved the original Emporio He back in the day, I still like Acqua di Gio, and the new Armani Code Ultimate is pretty darn good. But this was a syrupy powdery mess that I had to scrub off 20 minutes later. And even then, it wouldn't all come off.
Celebrating 10 years on Basenotes - and smelling better than ever
My mission statement: "I am not afraid to keep on living - I am not afraid to walk this world alone."
Ugh. Noir de Noir. How this could EVER be worn by a man, or by a woman under the age of 65, I have no idea. Terrible.
(Yes, I know, I'm in the minority. But... Ugh.)
AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.
Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
Andy Tauer - Noontide Petals, Miriam and Loretta
HdP - Veni, Vidi, Vici and Rosam, Ambrarem, Petroleum
The Different Company - Oud Shamash, Oud for Love and Aurore Nomade
Guerlain - Sous Le Vent, Angélique Noire, Bois d'Armenie, Cruel Gardenia, Rose Barbare
and many more niches up for split...
Another vote for Caron Un Pour Homme, and even Egoiste, believe it or not... too sweet on me.
I think it was Yatagan. Definitely unique stuff, interesting opening, but not my style.
My 3 Signature Scents:
Rive Gauche Light (2004)
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Czeck and Speake 88
Perfume lovers of the world UNITE!!!!!
Versace The Dreamer. A new and unsampled first purchase years ago that I foolishly chest-sprayed twice just before bedtime. I had fragmares, bad dreams about the frag monster, until I woke up and showered it off (as much as possible that is).
Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell
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
Sandalwood by Arden, scrub it off and threw it in a garbage bin!!!
"The Exodus is here... The Happy Ones are near..Let's get together before we get much older!"
- Pete Townshend
Royal Oud, couldn't get it off fast enough, made me nausious and could feel the headache coming on.
Spice & Wood. Though I'm gonna give this another chance. I may have put too much on, and it was overbearing. Layering might be nice. But my first go with it....phew.
Tuscan Leather- TF
Cartier Declaration. Pure B.O.
Tom Ford Splits Oud Wood / Tobacco Vanille / Tobacco Oud / Neroli Portofino / Noir de Noir / Tuscan Leather / Plum Japonais/ Oud Fleur / Italian Cypress HERE
For me: Caron pour un homme...could not get it off of me fast enough. A close second would be Tauer's Star Orange. Was like acid melting away my skin and sinus cavity.
For my wife: Guerlain's Vetiver. I put a sample on one night...and she did NOT care for it. To the point that when I started for bed a few hours later, she said, "You're not going to bed smelling like that, are you?"
"We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit" - Les Brown
"Sometimes we need to suffer just so we can look at our lives and know we're for real" - Francis Chan
Kouros... Smells like a cheap bottle of deo spray I can get from the shop on the corner
I just tested Arquiste's Anima Dulcis on Sunday, and it was too much for me. Granted, I was already feeling pretty exhausted and slightly ill, so not the best time to heavily skin test such a rich scent. I didn't scrub it though, and I'd try it again.
The first time I scrubbed a scent was when I was at the airport and tested Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT and Chanel Antaeus at the same time (one on each wrist). It was way too much, and this was at the very start of my fragrance journey. I'm glad I didn't get on a plane without scrubbing, and actually I enjoyed the faint smell of both after I scrubbed. Now I enjoy both scents and own a bottle of vintage Habit Rouge EDC.
I had to scrub SL Chypre Rouge, something in the heart was nauseating and gave me a headache. I found a very similar sickening accord in Molton Brown Rogart. Those two actually make me ill.
I scrubbed off Knize Ten Knize not for me
Armani Code Sport.
Smells like something you spray to mask another bad smell. Incredibly cheap smelling tat.
Terre d'Hermes...Rotten oranges mixed with Tang breakfast drink...I waited it out and there is a lovely dry pepper and stone dust underneath...
Vetiver Extroardinaire. It was killing me and every one near to me. I could not tolerate the super, super sharp vetiver note.
My current top ten:
1. Spice and Wood
2. Epic Man
3. Noir de Noir
4. Tonka Imperiale
5. Musc Ravageur
6. Bois d'argent
7. Apple Brandy
8. Dior Homme Intense
9. Tobacco Vanille
Oud Wood (tainted). I like OW from my original. but it seems to be reacting with decant atomizer i keep at work to create a weird plastic/lipstick odor. Bought atomizer on sale now I think it was previously used and tainted my decant
The last one was Marbert Man because I was kind of obligated to spray it on my wrist because an old couple who I respect greatly wanted me to try it.
A non-ghetto perfume that I had to scrub off was Lipstick Rose. Yes they hit the nail right on the head as far as it smelling like lipstick and it's a brilliant creation, but I do not want to go about smelling like that.
A*men, Angel man or whatever they call it. I wanted to like it but in after a few hours it just became to much.
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
Iris Silver Mist. I just wasn't prepared. Not as metallic as I'd hoped, and my nose just focuses on the makeup/lipstick aspect of iris.
Couldn't get rid of the smell so I sprayed something on top of it. Discovered that it layers really well adding a plush softness to whatever it is mixed with.
I admire the scent, but I'm not quite ready for it.
Habit Rouge...several times, but most recently a few days ago. I've owned 50ml for about 20 years, and periodically I try it hoping I will like it, but I doubt it will every happen. I should just pass it on since it's vintage.
Halston Z-14 (new formulation)....and I was dumb enough to try it one more time a few months later.
B*Men by Thierry Mugler. There's a note I just don't like.
The blind buy damage was limited as I have the small bottle.
Maybe one day I will like this...
I just hate my newly bought bottle of:
Dior Homme Intense....I literally had to scrub off my wrists but the poor thing refused to go away....
A*Men = Thee most foul smelling thing ever! I'd smell better even if I didn't shower for a week! It took some effort to get it off as well... Why can't something which smells good have this much staying power ??!
Old spice white water, Yuck!!! way to feminine smelling , smelt like womens perfume, i like old spice original btw
Never felt the need to wash anything off.
There have been some things I haven't wanted to smell more than once though.
Christian Dior Eau Noire was the last to do that ... and I really like Immortelle(!?)
Fahrenheit, Body Kouros and Kenzo Pour Homme were the ones I wanted to scrub off back in the days when I had no experience and everything was all too new to me. Today, however, I can't stand Absolue Pour le Soir Maison Francis Kurkdjian. I utterly hate this fragrance XD