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    Question Fragrances that you would love to wear but you just can't!!!!

    So the smell of the fragrance is amazing to you!!!! Yet you can't wear it, your reason for not wearing the fragrance can vary, it may not work well with your body chemistry, may affect your allergies, may be nauseating to you, etc.

    For me it is GIT, Cool Water, Chez Bond.

    I love the smell of these fragrances but there is something with the smell that makes me sneeze and gives me a slight headache. Clearly there is something that produces the smell that these share in common that does not agree with me. Dammit!!!

    What are some for you guys?
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    Thankfully there's nothing in my collection I can't wear or tolerate.

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    Nasomatto Duro - it just projects like a beast and for an untrained nose smells quite disturbing
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    Ha! I like your "DAMMIT!", frosty.

    For me so far it's been Tauer's Incense Extrême, and Yatagan. Both have a lot in them that I love -- incense, smoke, green -- but after about 15 minutes it's like I'm being beaten up. And beaten up by a huge, unrelenting professional -- like the French giant who chases Robert Downey through the shipyard in Sherlock Holmes. He beats you up because it's his job. He's not even concerned about losing -- it's a given that he'll win. In fact, it's better for all if you admit the obvious and simply give up. It's what's going to happen anyway.

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    Tried Leather Oud. Doesn't work with my skin at all.

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    24 Gold gives me a headache and makes me fatigued. I still wear it tho.

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    Narcisso Rodriguez For Him sometimes gives me a slight headache feel but I still enjoy it.

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    Sartorial. Love it on paper so much so that I have a bottle, but on me it gives me a headache. I went through a sample from the Penhaligon's coffret, and it was the same result every time. I've only sprayed from the bottle on one occasion a while ago. I'll give it another spin soon and apply lightly to see if it helps.

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    I would love to wear Habit Rouge EDT, because I purchased it blindly and didn't enjoy it. Also, I purchased several test vials of GIT along with a 10ml decant. GIT didn't do anything for me, I didn't like the smell and it didn't meet the hype. So needless to say the only reason I wish I would love them is because I wasted my money blind buying them.

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    Kouros. I have over the years bought 3 bottles hoping it would finally work on me. It smells great until I put it on.

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    juliet has a gun- lady vengeance. It is one of the best rose perfumes I have ever smelled, (and I own a bottle), but in the end my girlfriend is the only one that wears it. It is just a little too feminine for me to feel comfortable wearing. But I really do enjoy smelling it.

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    Leather oud. I love it, but I don't wear it at work or gatherings, only at home

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    I love Rose 31 but it gives me a headache that will last as long as the fragrance (= all day).

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    GIT = allergic reaction

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    Same here, 24 gold gives me a bad headache too...


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    24 Gold gives me a headache and makes me fatigued. I still wear it tho.
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    2. Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublai Khan
    3. YSL M7
    4. Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    5. Chanel Egoiste
    6. 24 Gold by Scentstory
    7. Amouage Epic Man
    8. Amouage Jubilation XXV
    9. Bond No. 9 New York Oud
    10. Serge Lutens - Chergui



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    Chez Bond gives me a head ache too, bt I do like it

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    Narcisso Rodriguez For Him sometimes gives me a slight headache feel but I still enjoy it.
    Smell like a unwashed, moldy towel that's been sitting around in a moist bathroom for a week

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    Knize Ten is Challenging.


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    Black Tourmaline, so smokey makes me feel like an arsonist

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    Black Tourmaline, so smokey makes me feel like an arsonist
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