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    Contenders would be The Dreamer, Eternity and Obsession for men, Ferrari Red, Exceptional...Because You Are (women's, I believe), Dirty English, S. Oliver Original, Chrome, Sex Pistols, Lacoste Pour Homme, Pure Shot, Valentino Valentina, Purr, Blue Sugar, Safari, Cuba Gold, Angel Les Parfums de Cuir, etc...

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    Am I the only one who gets perverse pleasure from seeing high flyers like Knize Ten, Musc Ravageur, Chergui and Santal 33 taking their lumps in a hatchet job thread?

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    Can't say I've ever tried any 'perfume' that induced the sort of negative reactions described in this thread. Compared to some of the truly gag-inducing aromas we sometimes have to endure on public transport / in public toilets, etc. I find the vast majority of products sold as 'perfume' to be not unpleasant even if I wouldn't want to buy them or wear them myself. To be honest, the thing I find 'worst' in some perfumes is simply that they disappoint me or bore me, but I don't think I've ever tried one that disgusted me.

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    Joop! Homme
    Cool Water
    YSL Kouros
    "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 |

  5. #65

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    Odin 07.
    Osmanthe Yunnan.

  6. #66

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    Two:

    1. Musc Kublia Khan. This is rank, offensive stuff. I realize people say they wear it to work. I'd be fired.

    and . . . the winner . . . by a mile . . .

    2. Jicky. Cat poop. Jicky is the only cologne I've ever smelled that induced my gag reflex.
    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

  7. #67

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    Fleur du Male, without a doubt.
    Kurt smells like Teen Spirit

  8. #68

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    Jovan Musk for Men (current formulation) - Smells like rancid hairspray and no name cheap laundry soap.

    And how about some aquatic fragrances that makes you smell like a rotten seaweed infused in alcohol mixed with the excrements of a diseased jellyfish?

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    I almost forgot to add Miel De Bois by SL..ferret in a bottle, no joke. I'd go to Petsmart if I wanted that smell on me.

    Rubirosa..yep, aquatics in male scents gross me out. Musky seawater, no thanks! It's so hard for me to find male scents that I like.
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    LesNez - L'antimatiere and Tauer - Orange star literally made me gag.

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    Aramis is like wearing RAID.
    Summer 2014 favorites

    1. Terre d'Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche (orange)
    2. Dueto Citiver (Vetiver)
    3. Dior Homme Sport 2012 (Citron)
    4. Lalique Encre Noire Sport (Woody)
    5. Dior Homme Eau (Iris)
    6.Chanel Allure Edition Blanche

    7. Cartier Roadster (Mint)
    8. Joop Splash (Fruity)
    9. Lanvin L'homme Sport (Petitgrain))
    10. Jesus Del Pozo Adventure Quasar (Gin)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubirosa View Post
    And how about some aquatic fragrances that makes you smell like a rotten seaweed infused in alcohol mixed with the excrements of a diseased jellyfish?
    You just reminded me... I thought Bvlgari Aqua and especially Aqua Marine were gross... like stagnant seawater, maybe some dead fish floating around, and stinky seaweed on the sand baking under a hot sun. How people love either of those two scents just astounds me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopwet View Post
    It really is as disturbing as people make it sound:



    That and something called 'white suede' that I tried in Dubai, although that was less disturbing.
    You've all got me really curious about this one now. I know a few fragrances that contain a metallic note. Is it similar to any of those ?
    " Only wimps swim with the current "

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    You've all got me really curious about this one now. I know a few fragrances that contain a metallic note. Is it similar to any of those ?
    No, to my nose it is quite unique.... And horrendous smelling.
    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)

  15. #75

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    Leather Oud

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    Don't hate me, but there is a note in L'artisan Havana Vanille and Miller Harris Fleur Oriental that makes me heave. What the Julio is it???

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    I must say, I am amazed to see some on this list, like Chergui (beautiful), Musc Ravageur (triumphant), Flowerbomb(huge compliment getter for me), Osmanthe Yunnan(how can this offend anyone, it's a whisper?), D&G pour Homme(room freshener blah but not one that will make me run for the hills)

    You are all totally entitled to your opinions of course!

    It is so interesting how widely our preferences vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    You've all got me really curious about this one now. I know a few fragrances that contain a metallic note. Is it similar to any of those ?
    SM has just the kind of diseased ocean notes referred to in post #72. You really should try it. Seriously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    You've all got me really curious about this one now. I know a few fragrances that contain a metallic note. Is it similar to any of those ?
    I am with you on this.
    Every time there's a "worst fragrance of all time" thread (and let's face it we don' t have to wait long for each new one) I get more and more curious about what this actually smells like.
    Of course I'm not going to put my hand in my pocket to find out...

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    I try to appreciate and understand most fragrances, but some just don't sit well with me. I'd have to say some of the older powerhouse fragrances like Polo Green which is my Dad's favorite (if overly applied), Kouros, and Aramis. Special shout out to Perry Ellis 360 Blue and 360 original.

  20. #80

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    Ferrari Oumo pure gasoline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scentsucker View Post
    I must say, I am amazed to see some on this list, like Osmanthe Yunnan(how can this offend anyone, it's a whisper?)
    I must not like Osmanthus lol. Smells nasty to me.

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    The Barnyard:
    Dior - Leather Oud
    Xerjoff - Zafar


    The Kitchen:

    Eau d'Italie - Bois d'Ombrie
    Amouage - Interlude Man


    The Garage:
    Dior - Fahrenheit
    HdP - Pétroleum


    The Ashtray:
    Annick Goutal - Encens Flamboyant


    Dishonorable Mention:
    Frapin - 1697
    Bond No. 9 - Wall Street

  23. #83

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    Probably the old man who sat beside me in choir tonight at church. Great nice chap, but he smelled like a combo of absorbine junior, horehound candy and vitalis. He smelled horrible.

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    Bond Wall Street
    It is pretty bad.

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    Creed Silver Mountain Water. Can't stand it.
    You sir, are high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    You've all got me really curious about this one now. I know a few fragrances that contain a metallic note. Is it similar to any of those ?
    You pretty much just have to try it. It's almost a pleasant, light floral, but there's an element that is just....disturbing. It's not one you just spray and smells horrible at first sniff, but after a minute or two your mind starts going "WTF is this?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan1411 View Post
    I must not like Osmanthus lol. Smells nasty to me.
    We all like different stuff. I wear vanillas that would make others spew bile.

    Luca Turin gave Osmanthe Yunnan 5 stars, I agree with him on nothing but this fragrance and Bvlgari Black LOL.

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    I must go sniff Secretions Magnifique. Must.

  26. #86

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    Kouros is the worst frag I've ever smelled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny Beast View Post
    Kouros is the worst frag I've ever smelled.
    My wife would argue it is the best.

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    Black Afgano.

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    Not something worst, as a matter of fact a very successful iconic fragrance to many.
    Dior Posion, the original one. I swear sometimes on some hazy days, i could see a whole train of Fifty Shades of Grey readers dragging on its silage...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    Probably the old man who sat beside me in choir tonight at church. Great nice chap, but he smelled like a combo of absorbine junior, horehound candy and vitalis. He smelled horrible.
    Oh wow that brings back memories. Absorbine Junior has to be one of the worst-smelling products I've ever encountered. When I was a kid there was a bottle of it in our medicine cabinet and I sometimes used to go up to it and smell it just for the loathing-and-horror-type thrill. Worse than Secretions Magnifiques by a mile. I guess it's all relative.

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    Grey Flannel

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    Hard to say which one is the worst, but some of the most disgusting:

    Calvin Klein Escape
    Clinuque Happy
    Ungaro II
    Lanvin Arpege Homme
    Van Gils Between Sheets
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Hermes Equipage
    Fleur du Male
    Gaultier2
    (Some) Perry Ellis
    Bvlgari Black
    Azzaro Acteur
    Habit Rouge
    Yatagan
    Paco Rabanne
    Cacharel Pour Homme
    Last edited by döfä91; 4th May 2014 at 08:42 PM.
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    JPG Le Male. First time I ever wore it I wasn't convinced, later that day I came down with a severe vomiting bug. Now whenever I smell it I gag.

    Granted extenuating circumstances, but can't be many fragrances that make people want to throw up.

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    Karma by Lush was the worst smell ever. Metallic fake orange squash - like the orange scent in a kitchen cleaner.

    Utterly horrible.

  35. #95

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    All currents versions from: Dsquared2, Davidoff, PRabanne, Dior mainstream ones (maybe two "meh" here), Joop, and the cherry on the top would be Carolina Herrera line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by autumngleeman View Post
    Musc Ravageur
    This!
    And womanity

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    Beyond Paradise for Men.

    And in my wardrobe: Knize Ten, one of my major mistakes in life.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Obsession for Men is a very good shout, only beaten to worst place by Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

    Like bathing in a vat of fudge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xtr.pwnzor View Post
    Grey Flannel
    Yeah -- you got it -- well overrated.

    Secretions Magnifique and Joop Homme make me feel a bit sick. I think that both are jokes but the latter not knowingly.

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    Carlo Corinto Vetyver - expectations were high, but I wouldn't spray it on my neighbor's cat...appalling.

    Also, 1 Million. It smells like the urine from the cast of the Jersey Shore on MTV. An insult to fragrance as much as they are an insult to the rest of America.

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    Most of my bêtes noires have alraedy been mentioned: Knize Ten, Quorum, Aramis, Grey Flannel, MKK, Black Afgano, Ferrari Uomo, Orange Star.

    So I'll add Turtle Vetiver Front (aka Dead Crab) and the unspeakable urinous horror in the dark green bottle with the lips on top, which should remain unnamed.

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    Montale Aoud Lime - Revolting

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    Mona Di Orios Cuir
    Le Labo's Patchouli#?

    Back in the days I remember not liking Halstons 1-12. But loved that Z-14

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    For myself, its a toss up between Montale Oud Cuir D'Arabie and Ambre Sultan.
    Creed Aventus lid wanted: please pm if you can help

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    Creed Royal Water...Bug Spray
    Creed MI...Cat Piss
    Creed Original Vetiver...department store garbage
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carvalho Diablo View Post
    Like bathing in a vat of fudge.
    Oo......that doesn't sound so bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW View Post
    My wife would argue it is the best.
    As would I. Love Kouros. The first time I smelled it I didn't like it. It took me a while to understand it, and now I can't get enough of it.
    Vintage Kouros rocks

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    Grey Flannel

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    Grey Flannel

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    Serge Lutens Musc Kobli Khan
    YSL Kouros

    Both are horrendous!
    WANTED (full or partial bottles)
    Divine eau Divine (refillable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog127 View Post
    Serge Lutens Musc Kobli Khan
    YSL Kouros

    Both are horrendous!
    Wow. I love sniffing them.
    Vintage Kouros rocks

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    Secretions Magnifiques and Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue. A*men is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericrico View Post
    Also, 1 Million. It smells like the urine from the cast of the Jersey Shore on MTV. An insult to fragrance as much as they are an insult to the rest of America.
    Tell it to all the women, from young to middle-aged, that like 1 Million on a guy....
    Big compliment getter. Not bad for "urine," eh?
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    Keith Urban's Phoenix smells unbelievably cheap. And that's worse than strange, odd, unusual or weird.

    Knize Ten smells like an Army Surplus store. The Third Reich meets Canadian Tire.

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    too many to list,

    too many FAIL out there
    AUSSIES, join our exclusive niche split club.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/?fro...s-niche-splits

    Currently splitting:

    Amouage - Tribute, Homage and OPUS VII
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    and many more niches up for split...

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    After living with it for a while, Bas de Soie has gotten on my bad side. It's such an unfriendly scent.
    Kiss Him is another wretched thing: Luden's cherry cough-drops and b.o. Not a grand combination.

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    Amazing poll, someone's best is probably anothers worst!!

    For me, these scents are bad:
    Kouros
    A*Men

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    Quote Originally Posted by aqcmme View Post
    Amazing poll, someone's best is probably anothers worst!!

    For me, these scents are bad:
    Kouros
    A*Men
    Funny, so many people "hate" A Men. THe first time I smelled it I loved it, then I hated it, then I couldn't decide, then I bought a bottle, it varies from day-to-day as to my feelings...
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    Roughly in order:

    M/mink pine disinfectant, bilge water & acrid pollution and a whiff of lab spillage

    A*Men sickening, nauseating burnt sugar and a whiff of domestic violence

    Polo geriatric, herbal stench and a whiff of child abuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    Roughly in order:

    M/mink pine disinfectant, bilge water & acrid pollution and a whiff of lab spillage

    A*Men sickening, nauseating burnt sugar and a whiff of domestic violence

    Polo geriatric, herbal stench and a whiff of child abuse
    Not to sound overly sensitive, but I work with women who have been beaten up by husbands, and kids who have had unspeakable things done to them...Doesn't compare to fragrances AT ALL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    Roughly in order:

    M/mink pine disinfectant, bilge water & acrid pollution and a whiff of lab spillage

    A*Men sickening, nauseating burnt sugar and a whiff of domestic violence

    Polo geriatric, herbal stench and a whiff of child abuse
    Not to sound overly sensitive, but I work with women who have been beaten up by husbands, and kids who have had unspeakable things done to them...Doesn't compare to fragrances AT ALL...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro78 View Post
    Joop
    Narciso Rodriguez for him
    A Men
    And on the fairer sex, Flowerbomb.

    ...all of these are repulsive and should come with a written apology from the perfumier.
    I could not agree more!

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