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    Default Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    This is a play on the other thread "Poorly reviewed fragrances that you like?" I'd like to hear which positively reviewed fragrances in the community that you absolutely dont like at all! (If you like them all, feel free to move on! )

    For me, it's easy. Two stand out above the rest. Creed Aventus and Terre d'Hermes.

    Aventus is putrid. Its like an overripe rotting pineapple with the most annoying smoky note that i've ever smelled. I bought a 10ml decant of one of the "good batches" and have wore it on 3 separate occasions. All 3 times I have regretted it hours later.

    Terre D'Hermes smells like a hamster cage. I like cedar but there is just something off about this one. Pretty sure it's the ISO E Super.

    Speaking of ISO E Super,... Dirty English is stomach turning. Wont even talk about that one anymore because I dont want to throw up.

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    I have always been hating on PR 1 million and Armani Black code but thats just me

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    Hands down it has to be:
    Terre D' Hermes EDP

    Just terrible stuff!

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    Never got on with Fahrenheit.

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    La Nuit and Terre DHermes. I don't dislike them, but I'm nuetral on them.

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    Most recent for me was Midnight in Paris EDP. My wife and I both agreed it was the worst fragrance ever on me. Just completely overpowering powder and rubber. I can handle powder, but oh man, that awful rubber note....it was just all-consuming and made my stomach turn. :-(

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    Dirty English, Sex Appeal, Nightflight, Obsession, Safari, Michael, L'Essence de Cerruti, Ikon, Eau de Cartier, Tomorrow, Black Suede Touch, The Dreamer, Citrus & Wood, Bogart pH, Bergamotto Marino, Everlast Original, ST Dupont pH.

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    Tauer's L'air du desert marocain. My skin pulled the amber and nothin' but the amber, and I was surrounded by a sickeningly oppressive cloud of AAMMMMBERRRRR!!! all day, with the promised "mysterious spices of the Orient" and "smoke on the desert wind" conspicuously absent. As my partner said, "What is that you're wearing? It smells like old ladies dipped in industrial waste."

    I've also been pretty disappointed in most of the CdG I've tried, but maybe it was more exciting back when fragrance tech wasn't so universally used in everyday home products.

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    Escada Magnetism

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    Some Creeds, Penhaligons Hammam Bouquet, Dior Homme (though I enjoy DHI).
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cosgrove View Post
    Never got on with Fahrenheit.
    This
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    Terre d'Hermes -- I've worn it numerous times, but I'm just not a fan of its bathroom cleaner vibe.

    Also, douchebag/air freshener scents, like La Nuit de L'Homme EDT and Aventus -- I've worn these two (even ordered a decant and an official sample) and have smelled them on other people, and they're just both terrible synthetic scents.

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    Almost everything by Bond No.9 just smells "off" to me, not sure what it is, but not a single one of their scents agrees with me.
    Summer 2013 Top 10 :

    1. Creed Aventus
    2. Dior Homme Sport (2012)
    3. L'Eau Bleue D'Issey
    4. Bleu de Chanel
    5. Acqua dio Gio Essenza
    6. Strange Invisible Perfumes - Peloponnesian
    7. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
    8. Diesel Green Masculine
    9. Terre d'Hermes
    10. Guerlain Homme

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    I'm neutral on LIDG but I've only worn it once.

    For comparisons sake, take LIDGE and picture it as this well made pasta with sweet marinara sauce along with small diced tomatoes and exquisite parmesan cheese. LIDG is naked cold spaghetti to me. I'm going to give it a proper wear (four days in a row) next week though so hopefully I change my mind.

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    Aramis
    Tiffany For Men
    Black Orchid

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    Guerlain Vetiver
    Rose 31
    Currently wearing: Patchouli by Murdock

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    Hmm. I've only sampled a few dozen and haven't really come across anything that's repulsive to me. But I'm not a fan of Ambre Precieux, La Nuit, Real Patchouly and Mona Di Orio's Vetyver and LDDM.

    LDDM might be the only one that I actually really dislike.

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    Anything with a lot of oud or vetiver.

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    Anything with a lot of oud or vetiver.
    Current top 10 (No order):


    1. Pure Havane
    2. Menthe Fraiche
    3. Tobacco Vanille
    4. L'Air Du Desert Marocain
    5. Green Irish Tweed
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Musc Ravageur
    8. Tonka Imperial
    9. Gucci Pour Homme II
    10. Dior Homme Intense

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    Another one I had forgotten about - I thought Chanel's Cuir de Russie was absolutely disgusting.

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    A great many of them. Though I wouldn't always go so far as to say I dislike them. Usually I just don't find them very exciting. The whole YSL l'homme thing, among many other BN fads make me go 'bwa?' when I smell the fragrance itself.

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    JUB XXV- only worn once, discovered I don't like frankincense

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    Default Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan1411 View Post
    Hmm. I've only sampled a few dozen and haven't really come across anything that's repulsive to me. But I'm not a fan of Ambre Precieux, La Nuit, Real Patchouly and Mona Di Orio's Vetyver and LDDM.

    LDDM might be the only one that I actually really dislike.
    Not a fan of LDDM as well. Its incense note gives me that 60's hippie vibe.


    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cosgrove View Post
    Another one I had forgotten about - I thought Chanel's Cuir de Russie was absolutely disgusting.
    I'm curious why? I just ordered a sample of this.

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    Default Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    A few already mentioned that I don't actively dislike, but still leave me completely cold (La Nuit, Aventus, TDH). Not overly keen on Dior Homme. The only two that I have always found absolutely repugnant are Fahrenheit and Musc Ravageur.
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 12th December 2012 at 08:36 PM.

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    Lidge, Terre de Hermes, Encre Noir, Yatagan, Hermes Equipage, Hermes Bel Ami
    "Le parfum est la musique du corps"
    (Marcel Rochas)

    Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)

    Current Top 7:

    Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
    Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
    Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
    Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme (vtg) (Max Gavary, 1994)
    Chanel Allure Homme (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1999)
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Default Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    There's a few that the enthusiasts seem to love ...

    Terry 'ermies
    Creed Greed Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus
    Guerlain Vetiver
    M7
    Spice Bomb

    I really don't like any of them.

    At.

    All.

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    Aventus and TdH don't work for me either. I'd say those are my top two. Also:

    Tobacco Vanille and Tuscan Leather: while I love many of Tom Ford's fragrances, these are both too literally realistic to me. I don't want to smell like pipe tobacco or a leather sofa.

    And Ken: I was a little repulsed by Cuir de Russie the first couple of times I smelled it. I'm sure I even wrote here about the "dirty hair" smell. Now I can't get enough of it. Tastes change!

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    YSL Pour Homme Haute Concentration, extra powerful and sharpppppppp citrusy to me.
    Joop! Homme really makes me mad!
    One Million is just terrifying!
    Currently wearing: 7 de Loewe by Loewe

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    Dior Leather Oud. That stuff smells like s#!%. Seriously.
    Currently wearing: Memoir Man by Amouage

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    Terre d'Hermes
    Encre Noire
    Fahrenheit
    Green Irish Tweed (can't say I really dislike this one, but *highly* overrated)

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    Default Re: Highly reviewed fragrances that you dislike?

    I greatly dislike Chergui. Not sure if it's the honey notes or what, but something about it reminded me of garbage.

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