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    Default At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    ...because even though the fragrance is so dirty and naughty, you want to smell it again.

    What fragrance causes this reaction for you?
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    I used to experience something like that reaction a few years ago when I smelled Jicky/MKK/Oud27 and those type of frags. Not any more.

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    Leather Oud
    MKK

    I wouldn't say I "recoiled in horror" but I was a little put off. Now I quite enjoy both of them even though i'm still trying to find the courage to wear them in public.
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    Wouldn't call it dirty or naughty, but I did not like Tobacco Vanille whatsoever when I first sampled it. Now I enjoy it very much.
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    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    +1 MKK. On paper it is scary, but on skin it sits right. And +1 Oud 27. Dirty dirty dirty, but compelling.

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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    Montale Cuir d'Arabie...The fecal note disappears in minutes, but can be a shock to some...

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    Red Aoud

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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    +1 on Oud 27 and Jicky. Dubrana's Oud Caravan series (1,2 and 3). MKK never striked as particularly challenging to me, which doesn't mean I don't love it.


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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    Looks like I need to sample Oud 27.
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    1. Amouage Epic man
    2. Dior Leather Oud
    3. Perris Monte Carlo Oud Imperial Black
    4. Le Labo Patchouli 24
    5. Amouage Opus VII
    6. Byredo Bullion
    7. Masque Milano Russian Tea


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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    Mouchoir de Monsieur, the civet bomb.
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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    Coriolan, I am having the problem with the middle notes, but I think I should give it more of a chance.
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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    Was quite put off by Polo (original, green) in my first two samplings. But I was drawn back and grew to like it alot. Now I just have to get my wife to feel the same way.

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    Leather Oud, hands down. Bond No. 9 New York Oud was the other one... but in the end, I just smell cat piss.
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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    Terre d’Hermès EDT.

    Hated this at first when I sniffed it in a store after hearing all the hype. A few months later I decided to give it another chance and fell in love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Looks like I need to sample Oud 27.
    +3 on Oud 27 - Now it's one of my favs.
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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    Ungaro II -- first reaction was "weird." then six months later it was "nice! like Jicky with the civet turned way up!"

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    Issey Miyake, both the summer 09 and the original. I love the summer one now (enough to where I wasted one of my empty atomizers to decant it)

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    I was like this with Tokyo Milk Bulletproof
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    Ambre Sultan. Hated it when I sprayed it on my wrist then hours later I fell in love and had to bide my time till I could get back tot he store and buy it.
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    Sniffing Seven Veils was like watching The Ring for me, it's not at all "naughty" - but I sniffed it, recoiled, sniffed again...



    +1 Oud Caravan

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    Joop! Homme. For many years, I was repulsed by this scent, but some of its notes always made me revisit this and, eventually, even grow to enjoy it or at least be intrigued about it.

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    Default Re: At first sniff you recoil in horror... then come back...

    I had a similar reaction the first time I tried Cartier Declaration.

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    I think I'm going through the same thing with Rive Gauche at the moment.

    It's quite possibly because it doesn't smell like I thought it was going to, and my immediate thought was Not For Me. But I just cant stop thinking about it, and know I'm going to have to go back for seconds.

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    MKK a little but more so SM and UNTITLED #8 Vintage Bal EDC is also right up there.

    Ooh and some of the funkier ouds when I first started and didn't know what to expect.

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    I hated Dior Fahrenheit and Homme on first sniff. Now I love both.

    Funnily enough, I enjoyed Angel Men the first time I sniffed it.

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    +1 on Joop!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Joop! Homme. For many years, I was repulsed by this scent, but some of its notes always made me revisit this and, eventually, even grow to enjoy it or at least be intrigued about it.

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    Yatagan.
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    M/Mink

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    Never return to Joop Homme. Never. It would be like a dog going back to lick up its own sick.

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    ...I have only a sample: now and then I open and smell it again, but I can't get used to it...!
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