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    Default Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    I think mine would be Aramis. I understand why people like it...ironically, when I was younger I had a bottle because I thought that was what cologne was supposed to smell like. I smelled stuff like this in Church in gradeschool.

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    Definitely Aramis.

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    Lacoste Essential
    D&G The One
    Issey Miyake

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    Muglers A*Men


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    Prada Amber Intense
    Versace The Dreamer
    Chanel Egoiste

    Not bad scents, but very cloying IMO.

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    24 Gold. Really good stuff though.

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    24 Gold is certainly an above average fragrance. Doesn't send me running away.

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Pasha Cartier
    Chanel Egoiste
    Dior Eau Sauvage (all of them)
    Aramis
    Versace L'homme
    Ralph Lauren (just everything)
    A*Men
    Armani Pour Homme
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Burberry (ALL)
    Gucci (ALL but the beautiful GPH2)
    Tom Ford (regular line, except for Noir)
    Givenchy (ALL)

    There tons of other frags that i can't stand at the regular department store "cologne" counter, but these that i've listed do make me want to actually run away

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    joop

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    Kouros

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    There are a few, but one stands above them all...


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    +1 on Joop

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    A*Men - 1 spray makes breathing difficult, if u want to spray more, use the below

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    Joop!

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    Chanel Antaeus

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    aventus, its nice but its too much on the nose

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    Paco Rabanne One Million!!!!!!!! I swear that the Danish population is out to get me, because I am going in and out of choking clouds of it, whenever I walk the streets, am in a store, bar, etc..... Perhaps many people are just mindless drones obeying the ads, spraying as much of the stuff as possible, hoping they will turn into gold... I will ninja my way to clean air, if possible, to avoid One Million!
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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    One of the polos makes me sneeze. Just seeing any of the bottles and I go in another direction. Not sure which one it is anymore and to be honest, I don't want to know.
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    GIT. Hate the smell of cat pee.

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Aramis! But I like it!

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    MY how could I forget One Man Show!
    But scents that make me run for few minutes are not necessarily on my hate-it list...

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    All of my friends can't stand Issey Miyake ph on me. Fahrenheit unnerves me. Joop just bothers me. Kouros and I have a guarded relationship.

    Le Male and other club scents can be handled in small doses, which of course never happens in the real 'pay attention to me' world. Pasha and some of the medicinal herbal scents from Slumberhouse are intolerable in warm weather, but I respect the effort.

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Just Dior Fahrenheit.

    Had a "what is this... I don't even" moment.

    Planning on revisiting it though, now that I've leveled up a bit...

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    A*Men, Pi and One Million, not because they're bad frags per se, just that the guys who wear them apparently have no sense of smell.

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Anything with too much Laundry Musk has me gasping. Culprits include:

    The One for Men
    Vera Wang for Men
    Narciso Rodriguez for Men (seeing a pattern yet?)
    L'Homme Libre
    Lacoste pour Homme
    The new Givenchy Gentleman Only

    There are many others, but these are the ones that stick in the memory right now.

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Most Creeds, which to my nose have this kind of endemic sourness to them, Terre d'Hermes, which I find repulsive beyond comprehension, Bulgari Aqua Marine, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Zino. Not because I dont like it but I cant breath for the first 10 seconds after spraying it on because its so strong.
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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    L'eau d'Issey pour Homme
    Joop! Homme
    L'Homme
    (plus all of its flankers)
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Black Orchid
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    4) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driý) - tie

    6) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    YSL La Nuit. Gives me a massive headache every time, regardless of who's wearing it.

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    JOOP! (Dear GOD I hate this)

    Dior Fahrenheit

    Liz Claiborne Curve. Horrendous. God Awful. I hate it no matter who wears it. If I smell it, I know what it is, I ask them what they are wearing, and when they said Curve, I say "Oh, you smell good.". Sometimes it's better to lie... Sometimes it's for the best...

    Narciso Rodriguez For Him EDT. WTF IS THIS??? WHY WOULD YOU MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THAT?!?!?!?! WORST EVER. But I love the Musc Collection EDP . I ended up giving this to a younger friend of mine who seemed to like it for some reason (odd kid, but very cool and nice). His mother told him that he could never wear it in her house again. Oops.

    FORGOT A MAJOR ONE!!!! Versace The Dreamer. Horribly loud, obnoxious, too much tobacco. Much stronger than 1 million ever thought about being. Probably 3x as strong. It's unique, but that's not always a good thing.
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    Amen
    Fuel for life
    Is the juice worth the squeeze?

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    Dior Leather Oud
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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    So far...

    Sung Homme
    Quorum
    Clean Men
    Bmen
    Tobacco Vanille
    Zino (Initial blast)
    Versace Pour Homme
    Azzaro Chrome
    One Million
    Any Chanel or Issey Miyake (Try as i might, i just can't relax and enjoy their scents)

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    Nowadays One Million is so overdone.

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Quote Originally Posted by NorstrÝm View Post
    Paco Rabanne One Million!!!!!!!! I swear that the Danish population is out to get me, because I am going in and out of choking clouds of it, whenever I walk the streets, am in a store, bar, etc..... Perhaps many people are just mindless drones obeying the ads, spraying as much of the stuff as possible, hoping they will turn into gold... I will ninja my way to clean air, if possible, to avoid One Million!
    +1 to this.
    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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    I can't believe I forgot about Joop.

    Vile.

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    The opppening of bothe Le Male and The Dreamer.

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    Black Aoud. had to give it away cause it was planning to kill me with a nuclear sillage.

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    A*Men makes me nauseous. It's the only one.

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    Joop PH +1
    Versace PH +1

    Bring on the nausea...
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...

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    Kouros

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    A*Men - the ultimate nightmare

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    A lot of Eternity or even overapplied A*men (which I enjoy) makes me want to shake the wearer by the shoulders, asking "Why?". More to do with the amount sprayed than anything else though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorstrÝm View Post
    Paco Rabanne One Million!!!!!!!! I swear that the Danish population is out to get me, because I am going in and out of choking clouds of it, whenever I walk the streets, am in a store, bar, etc..... Perhaps many people are just mindless drones obeying the ads, spraying as much of the stuff as possible, hoping they will turn into gold... I will ninja my way to clean air, if possible, to avoid One Million!
    This! Ack! Like Drakkar Noir before it. Just no.

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    Le Male
    A*Men
    1 Million
    Rouge Royal

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    Don't get in my car wearing Dolce Gabanna Light Blue pour Homme.....I will leave you on the side of the road:-)

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    Tommy freggin' Bahama Men.

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    Cartier de Lune

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    Default Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    It is the individual fragrances and not the category (designer, niche, whatever) that matters.

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