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    Default Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    I'm curious about it, and please add the best too.



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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Maybe YSL Paris probably comes top closely followed by Cherry Musk by Ramon Monegal and Angel.

    Favourites are Dior Dune and Miller Harris L'Air de Rein... and many others

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    It's hard to know names since it would require asking a woman what she's wearing, which is almost guaranteed to label one a stalker. What's more awkward is asking the same question when you don't like what you're smelling

    To me, I'm repelled by heavy, overly serious scents on women. Floral and fruity are the way to go.

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Poison By Dior

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    Exceptional..because you are, Valentina, Angel Cuir, some celebrity fragrances.

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    Celeb frags with vanilla overdose.

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    Chanel No.5 smells dated and unpleasant; probably the aldehydes.
    Of the more modern stuff, DKNY be delicious is one which doesn't appeal to me.

    I like the new Miss Dior, and vanilla is a note I like to smell on women.

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    For sure, Angel by Thierry mugler! Just purely vile! Patchouli overload.

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    Worst: Womanity... Caviar?? hell no..

    Best, hard to say. One that pops to mind is L'eau d'Issey since I had to ask a woman I was sharing an elevator ride with what she was wearing.
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    This strawberry stuff from the body shop that my sister used to wear. Imagine the smell of warm plastic and strawberries, makes me feel sick thinking about.

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    Whatever the hell it is my mother in law wears.

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    Marc Jacobs by Marc Jacobs. There's just something in it that makes me gag.

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Dior Homme and Rochas Man.........

    My wife doesn't wear anything anymore so in completely out if the loop on what stinks. But I think there are many rose based scents women wear that are just plain horrible.
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    The best, for me, is YSL Opium.

    Angel can be hit and miss: kind of nice if very subtle, ghastly in larger doses.

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Awakening950 View Post
    Poison By Dior
    Big plus one-nauseating

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    I don't know if it is "the worst" but I definitely dislike the aforementioned Chanel No. 5 due to its aldehyde assault.
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    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)

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    Red Door

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonty Coppersmith View Post
    Red Door
    I know it -- my mother wears this but wouldn't dream of commenting

    Other atrocious foghorns are Amarige and Poison
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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Thierry Mugler Womanity & Chanel no 5 (along with all the other masculine old chanels)....Shalimar too

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    Anything with ethyl maltol.
    Nauseatingly synthetic caramel smell that's everywhere these days. *urgh*

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    I'm not sure about the worst, but Hypnotic Poison stops me in my tracks sometimes. That and By Kilian's Back to Black have an other worldly effect on me when smelt on the opposite sex.

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    Chanel No 5

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    Not sure of the name, but the first thing which came to mind is something this attractive girl in high-school used to wear. Could only be described as something from a Chemist which had a strong resemblance to insect repellent.

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    Valentina

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    As much as I want to suggest Angel, as indeed it is pretty bad, I'm afraid another of Mugler's creations gets my nod as the worst female fragrance...

    ....Alien

    I don't know if it's because it's so often over-applied or what, but I think this juice just SUCKS.
    I would hate to be in an elevator with someone wearing that tacky garbage.

    I agree with Steeler Opera that Ld'I femme is a very nice fragrance, as is Tocca's Graciella, and Forever & Ever Dior. All are more than welcome on a woman nearby.
    My current favourite, though, is Coco Noir. A very surprising addition to womens fragrance, and I could smell it for hours.

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Thank you all guys!
    I agree with most of you and, timdoeswell, Coco Noir is my signature and favorite perfume.


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    The problem is names... gandhajala has a valid point and I add the white flowers note that reminds me so much of bathroom spray.
    Namely, I strongly dislike Coco Mademoiselle.

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    NO way, Alien is awesome. A very sexy fragrance IMO. I like Chanel Coco Noir, Chanel Chance and Burberry Summer.

    Agree with Chanel No. 5 being outdated. I can't stand smelling that, plus most people don't know how to wear it in moderation. Also, the nauseating overdose of any VICTORIA'S SECRET by every woman in their mid 20s here in America...it just kills me.



    Quote Originally Posted by timdoeswell View Post
    As much as I want to suggest Angel, as indeed it is pretty bad, I'm afraid another of Mugler's creations gets my nod as the worst female fragrance...

    ....Alien

    I don't know if it's because it's so often over-applied or what, but I think this juice just SUCKS.
    I would hate to be in an elevator with someone wearing that tacky garbage.

    I agree with Steeler Opera that Ld'I femme is a very nice fragrance, as is Tocca's Graciella, and Forever & Ever Dior. All are more than welcome on a woman nearby.
    My current favourite, though, is Coco Noir. A very surprising addition to womens fragrance, and I could smell it for hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    This strawberry stuff from the body shop that my sister used to wear. Imagine the smell of warm plastic and strawberries, makes me feel sick thinking about.
    berries and warm plastic...you must be thinking of creed silver mountain water
    14 sprays of DRAKKAR NOIR should do it

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    One more big plus to Womanity!

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    Versace Bright Crystal. Scratchy transparent woods, synthetic musks, mediocrity personified. But I was in no position to tell the woman what I really thought of her fragrance: not something to wear anyone should wear to bed. Of course a to tell it in a more diplomatic way, the fragrance simply doesn't do such a beautiful woman justice.

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    Dior Poison. I'm not a fan of tuberose.

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    Body Shop Vanilla or Dewberry. Plus any number of other sickly gourmands.

    (I'm not a fan of J'Adore, either. Sorry.)

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    Giorgio Beverly Hills for Women is pretty damn dismal IMO. Cheap, overwhelming tuberose and other white flowers that can clear étages never mind boardrooms. Very cack stuff.

    Better tuberose IF applied with caution would be Fracas.

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    ANYTHING with civet. Bad enough in a man's fragrance. Don't want to smell skank on a woman. No wiggle room for that. IMO women should smell sweet and floral - very delicate & feminine. Don't want a woman smelling hard core, skanky, dude-like, etc.

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    The one I can't deal with is Chloe. Develops into this high, dry, screeching synthetic thing which reminds me of the high woodsy notes of CdG Kyoto, but if you reflected them in a malevolent fun house mirror and cranked them up five notches. Awful stuff, and it's reasonably popular right now.

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    I've had many a meal ruined by some woman wearing Poison in my vicinity.

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    Anything put out by Victoria's Secret.... pure chemical funkiness.

    I mean, we all know her secret already right? STARVATION
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    I've only smelled a few. Worst of them is YSL Paris.

    Best ones i know are Givenchy Ysatis, Rochas Byzance vintage and Lancome Climat.
    Some bottles for sale (Worldwide)


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    Most American's designer's... sorry.
    We want a 'Niche' forum.

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    What's funny is that Poison is a no go for many folks (I can't recall its smell), yet I really enjoy Hypnotic Poison. Also have a soft spot for Shalimar. Oh, and Andy Warhol by Bond No 9 (which I believe is now discontinued).

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    Any fragrance with heavy sweet berries makes my pancreas curl. Gaak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire811 View Post
    :...Coco Noir is my signature and favorite perfume.

    Well played to you, then, Claire. I wasn't expecting much when I heard about the release of Coco Noir, but once I smelled it I was really blown away. It's wonderful that there are still some interesting, exciting releases available outside the niche market.
    The bottle is fantastic, too.

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    Poison By Dior. Somehow this was popular back in the day.
    Its the only perfume or cologne that forced me to find fresh air.

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    Its a Brazilian scent called Egeo. Its like a strong joop or a polo HOT 100x concentrated.... Vanilla, vanilla and vanilla bomb with musk. Nauseating.

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    Hypnotic poison.

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    I like fried smelt.

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    I was in a Burger King a couple of months ago next to a woman who appeared to have taken a bath in TM Angel. Not nice. And I LOVE A*Men.

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    Japanese Cherry Blossom by Bath and Body works. My mother used the lotion and I was so glad when she ran out. The scent is so strong, synthetic and dated. It's like hairspray or something that singes the nostrils.

    I really don't have a favorite, though my sis-in-law wears True Love, which very nice. It's not overly sweet with a nice woody base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevolution View Post
    Japanese Cherry Blossom by Bath and Body works. My mother used the lotion and I was so glad when she ran out. The scent is so strong, synthetic and dated. It's like hairspray or something that singes the nostrils.

    I really don't have a favorite, though my sis-in-law wears True Love, which very nice. It's not overly sweet with a nice woody base.
    My wife doesn't wear this but we go through around 15-20 of the foaming hand soaps a month of this stuff. I enjoy it from that standpoint but have never smelled it on someone lotion wise.
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    It was a Versace. I don't know which one -- I asked her what she was wearing, and she just said it was Versace. Rank.

    We didn't last that long, so I never found out which one.

    The best perfume I've ever smelled on anyone was the Anais Anais my first significant girlfriend wore. That will always be the gold standard for how a woman should smell.
    Current Top Ten:

    1. Creed Millesime Imperial
    2. Serge Lutens Chergui
    3. Hermes Concentre d'Orange Verte
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Chanel Eau de Cologne
    6. Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
    7. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme
    8. Bulgari Blu
    9. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
    10. YSL Kouros

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    Thierry mugler Womanity.....turns my stomach

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    I wouldn't be able to recognize women's fragrances outside of these two:

    White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor - Not good, I hate smelling that on a woman
    Sensuous by Estee Lauder - Fantastic sandalwood, great for a mature woman

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    Default Re: Men, what's the worst FEMALE fragrance you have ever smelt?

    In all honesty: non really so far. More often, possibly plainer, more generic smelling ones, yes, but never encountered one, that- strictly subjectively and personally- smelled downright, radically, recognizably, revoltingly bad to me.

    It may sound unbelievable, far-fetched, unjustifiable, but this is strictly the way I see it now- though maybe I "simply have found, in this case, the wrong one yet" (meaning that particular unlikeable female fragrance)- thus a quite limited fragrance knowledge on my behalf.
    Or, it may be just one of the following factors, as well as combination of all: simply lucking out on being only faced with pleasant scents, favorable chemistry, climate conditions, other variable/environmental factors, positive associations/feedbacks/memories/feelings/thoughts etc.

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    Are you kidding? They always manage to smell good!

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    Not sure what it is, but some cheap smelling, nasty sweet mess that I often smell on women, smells like it was bought from the pound store...

    I tend to like muskier scents on women.
    I also love any Serge Lutens on a women. (and on myself )

    From memory, Prada Candy smells great on a woman.

    Eau Des Merveilles By Hermes I THINK.
    Probably any female Hermes tbh as well.

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    There was some scent back in the early 90's (I'd say 91 or 92) that it seemed like every girl was wearing. It was just so awful, my memory has chosen to erase the name of it.

    Honestly cannot remember what it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevolution View Post
    Japanese Cherry Blossom by Bath and Body works. My mother used the lotion and I was so glad when she ran out. The scent is so strong, synthetic and dated. It's like hairspray or something that singes the nostrils.

    I really don't have a favorite, though my sis-in-law wears True Love, which very nice. It's not overly sweet with a nice woody base.
    Oooh, I love JCB. The only one I like from BBW.
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    Not sure if the OP is still with us... but:
    - Worst: Lou Lou by Cacharel
    - Best: Gucci No.3

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