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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Quote Originally Posted by amw9490 View Post
    Jicky, Derby, Heritage, Habit Rouge, etc. All scrubbers. Black Aoud has to be one of the worst fragrances I have ever smelled as well. All of them are nasty.
    Agree with most of these. Jicky I like.

    Black Aoud's nuclear sillage is a big turnoff for me.

  2. #62

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    Thankfully, no fragrance I own and only fragrances I have tested on paper - thus, not much washing off needed, simply getting rid of the testing strips was enough.

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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Nautica Voyage was a big scrubber! So was Fendi Uomo.
    My current top 10 (subject to change) in no particular order:

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, Armani Prive' Nuances,
    Armani Prive' Bois d'Encens, Ermenegildo Zegna Indonesian Oud, Essenza de Zegna, Amouage Beloved Man, Fahrenheit Le Parfum, Dior La Collection Couturier Vetiver, and Rasikh Syed Junaid Alam.

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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    My wife made me wash off:
    Habit Rouge
    Grey Flannel
    Vetiver (Guerlain)
    Giorgio Beverly Hills PH
    Portrait of a Lady

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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    My wife made me wash off:
    Habit Rouge
    Grey Flannel
    Giorgio Beverly Hills PH
    Portrait of a Lady
    Being forced to scrub these is grounds for a divorce. ;-)
    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)

  6. #66

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    A*Men
    Euphoria for Men
    LeMale
    Current Favorites:
    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

  7. #67

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    Hanae Mori HM EDP. Vile, cloying to me and made me not want to try the EDT, which was much better. Someone else mentioned Womanity, which was probably worse...
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  8. #68

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    SL Noir

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    Musc Ravageur. I've heard many different descriptions (cinnamon, vanilla, clove, etc etc). I just got a repugnant overpowering fecal smell and recoiled in disbelief. I've attempted it again since and still feel exactly the same. There are plenty I dislike but MR is the only one that left me truly horrified.

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    Just Joop Homme!

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    This thread shows that one man's trash is truly another man's treasure.

  12. #72

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    Amouage Gold Man. Cheap air freshener that you'd find in a public toilet. No matter how much I try, I guess civet just isn't for me.

  13. #73

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    A*men the original
    Montale Black Aoud
    Fahrenheit
    Bvlgari Black
    Diesel Fuel for life
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Burberry Touch
    I am so happy they were only testers and no money spent on bottles
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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Scrub list to date:

    Gris Clair
    Complex
    Gold Man
    Citrus Paradisi
    Ladamo
    Last edited by morrison74; 15th January 2013 at 05:23 AM.
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  15. #75

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    Bod really ripped ass . Origonal polo. and dum dum dummmmm ASPEN and Jovan Musk. Pukes in mouth.

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    LesNez - L'antimatiere and Tauer - Orange star - the only perfumes that literally made me retch.
    Last edited by SusyQ; 8th January 2013 at 06:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CologneFan85 View Post
    Oh and Pacco Rabbane Black xs l'exces. Smelled like cheap lipstick and strawberry. Almost as if it was a little kids perfume. HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!1

    Indeed. I had forgotten about that one.
    Shocking.

  18. #78

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    Kenzo L'Eau Indigo PH. It was a really disappointing blind buy. Too bad, because I love all of the other Kenzo "L'Eaus" for men.

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    L'essence de Cerruti
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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    This thread shows that one man's trash is truly another man's treasure.
    I agree. This ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ sums up the majority of the threads here on Basenotes.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverwide View Post
    Kouros
    This
    Signature Rotation: A* Men, Pure Havane, Dunhill Pursuit, Varvatos Artisian, Guerlain Vetiver

  22. #82

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    I once had to try scrub off 1 million, but only because I had several fragrances on my arms for testing and it was just overpowering them all :\

    A*Men. I was feeling fairly rough that day (probably massive hangover, but we won't talk about that ) and A*Men just didn't make me feel any better, it was just slightly too much. Although I'm thinking of buying A*Men.

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    aside from A*Men, sometimes I found Cartier Declaration, Hermes Jardin Medisterannee and Hermes Jardin Toit to be nauseating, especially when I'm a bit ill. I'll get wash as quickly as I could, there's odd sweetness that I found disturbing. could it be that I'm sensitive to ISO E-Super that always features Ellena creation?
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  24. #84

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    Etat Libre d'Orange - Secretions Magnifique stands out - but one or two others from ELdO too. A very polarising house.

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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Cuir d'Arabie
    Leather Oud
    Yatagan
    M/Mink
    Tauer Orange Star
    SL Noir

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    This thread shows that one man's trash is truly another man's treasure.
    Too right! Some of these 'scrubber' lists look like my wishlist!

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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Byredo sank to a new low with M/Mink - i smelled like a vulture after feeding on outdated animal carcas...what a disaster although; their accord oud and encens chembur was very good!

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    Jub XXV- incense just doesn't appeal- just as well I only bought 10ml

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoodanny View Post
    Too right! Some of these 'scrubber' lists look like my wishlist!
    I know. I looked at what some people scrub off and saw some faves like Bleu de Chanel!

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    I close to loathe Dior's Eau Noire.

    Definitely a scrubber.
    Immortelle = curry = nasty!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulsterman View Post
    Any animalic fragrances just dont work for me.
    You poor unfortunate soul! *tsk tsk tsk*

  31. #91

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    Dreamer, Obsession Men, Eternity Men, Nightflight, Cuba Gold, S. Oliver Original, Drakkar Noir, Bogart pH, Safari.

  32. #92

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    Coney Island by Bond n9 almost made me vomit. Its HORRID, ultra aquish, that one smells like eggwhite slightly hot...Horrifying....

  33. #93

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    Also, Must de Cartier and NR for Him Musc both gave me the sick to the stomach.

  34. #94

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    Joop, Kiss Him, JHL, Izod, Obsession, Aspen.
    Sadly, most of them would not wash off.

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    I use to think that any cologne is going to be designed to be a "nice" smell, it would just come down to personal preference as to which you like or dont like compared to others.

    That was my opinion until I sampled A*men

    Now this is truly one foul f**king disgusting Frankenstein abomination of a creation.

    If you were to take a freshly asphalted road, cover an area in baby powder, a little caramel and then vomit on top of it that is as close to this scent as I feel you could get. This has been the only cologne (I still debate that fact) ive tried that made me feel physically sick

  36. #96

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    Black Xs, disgusting!

  37. #97

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    L'Egoïste by Chanel.

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    Montale Black Aoud, liked by many, scrubbed by me.

  39. #99

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    Cartier Declaration.

    smelled like gorilla armpit odor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher_ View Post
    I use to think that any cologne is going to be designed to be a "nice" smell, it would just come down to personal preference as to which you like or dont like compared to others.

    That was my opinion until I sampled A*men

    Now this is truly one foul f**king disgusting Frankenstein abomination of a creation.


    If you were to take a freshly asphalted road, cover an area in baby powder, a little caramel and then vomit on top of it that is as close to this scent as I feel you could get. This has been the only cologne (I still debate that fact) ive tried that made me feel physically sick


    A*Men is comfortably out in front in the scrubber stakes at present.

  41. #101

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    The OG Azarro. There was an open sampler at a Sears. Went shopping for a decent work-messenger bag, found none, saw the bottle and sprayed.

    I liked the scent 'intent', but it was a bit much, reminded me of English Leather, so had to wash it off. Funny enough, it stuck around on my forearm, and toned down, it smelled much better. In fact, that was when it reminded me of one of my favorites, the original red-boxed Burberry for Men.

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    These left a very bad impression with me...

    Amouage Gold Man
    Amouage Reflection Man
    BN9 Coney Island
    BN9 New Haarlem
    BN9 Wall Street
    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense

  43. #103

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    Givenchy Pour Homme. Thanks for molesting my nose.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

  44. #104

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    Guerlain Vetiver. Blech. There was still a trace left, reminiscent of the smell of the foam from one of those stainless steel soap dispensers at an Interstate rest stop.

    A*Men. It's just wrong.
    Last edited by frug; 7th January 2013 at 09:31 PM.

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    Default Re: What fragrance was so bad you HAD to wash it off?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crusher_ View Post
    I use to think that any cologne is going to be designed to be a "nice" smell, it would just come down to personal preference as to which you like or dont like compared to others.

    That was my opinion until I sampled A*men

    Now this is truly one foul f**king disgusting Frankenstein abomination of a creation.

    If you were to take a freshly asphalted road, cover an area in baby powder, a little caramel and then vomit on top of it that is as close to this scent as I feel you could get. This has been the only cologne (I still debate that fact) ive tried that made me feel physically sick
    Could you be a little more specific?

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    Sometimes I just want to go try these as a dare to myself. A*Men for sure. Secretions Magnifiques too. It sounds horribly nifty and unpleasant. Oh, yes -- and Lisa Kirk's Revolution. "Tear gas, burned rubber and decaying flesh." Sign me up! Give me the pain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TR10 View Post
    Cartier Declaration.

    smelled like gorilla armpit odor.
    I agreed that Declaration could be vile most of the times, but what really makes it smells like Gorilla?
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    Tubereuse Criminelle. I looked forward to trying it, but I couldn't get over the mentholated smell that made me think of a stale Newport cigarette.

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    agreed...like lipstick and juice nasty

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    Quote Originally Posted by reinhard5490 View Post
    I agreed that Declaration could be vile most of the times, but what really makes it smells like Gorilla?
    Not literally "gorilla"...as I have never had the opportunity to actually smell a gorilla's armpit.

    It's a descriptive term.....as if there can exist an armpit odor more vile than that of a human...

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    Isn't this thread pretty much evidence of the reason that most colognes, of the major brand designer variety pushed on department store counters, leans to the 'safe, inoffensive' sort, which pleases a wide swath of potential customers, but is looked down upon by many on these boards?

    It's not hard to see why designer brands, often run by public companies with shareholders, or owned by private equity, are risk averse when it comes to their fragrances, or any other line of their business.

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    It was called "Patchouli." Something that I found at CVS.

  54. #114

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    Caron Pour un Homme
    Midnight in Paris EDP
    Curve (wasn't nearly as awful as the other two, just a sharpness to it that became more & more cloying by the minute)

  55. #115

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    Angel and Tokyomilk Marine Sel

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    A*Men

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    issey miyake l'eau dissey ph

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    amouage memoir man

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    For me Fahrenheit. Don't know about the original but the current version is rank. Guerlain Vetiver is awful to my nose too. And doesn't everyone want to scrub Secretions Magnifique? Problem is the damned stuff won't wash off...
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    Le male is the worst in my opinion....smells like a hooker on the job

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