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.
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. :-(
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A*Men and Le Male take top billing for me, although both are pretty polarizing. Don't think much of Acqua di Cuba by SMN (smells like stale spit to me), Amouage Gold Men, many Montales, nearly all Bond 9's, Aventus and Erolfa by Creed, Canali Men, and Frank No. 2 by Frank Los Angeles. Creed Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water fall into the overrated and overplayed pile for me.
Easy one...dhi. I'm convinced the idea behind that frag was conceived in a bar with 2 drunken businessmen who were having a bet on if they could create and produce the worlds ugliest feminine scent and sell it to men. Hats off to their clever marketing!
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
4. Terre d'Hermes. Used to like it, but now it just smells . . . off . . . to me.
3. Invasion Barbare. Acrid and unpleasant.
2. Parfums de Nicolai New York. Turin be damned, powdery, smelly orange is not for me.
And the current (and forever) winner . . .
1. Creed Aventus. This scent utterly baffles me. I don't smell anything good in it, and no one around me, when I wore it a few times, liked it even a little bit. And it's not just a single bad batch; I've tried at least three separate batches.
Current Top Five:
1. Creed Green Irish Tweed
2. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino
3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
4. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
5. Creed Original Vetiver