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    Default Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

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    Once I got 3 spray of Amen from home and went inside a meeting room 1/2 hour later. I nearly chock myself and all people in the meeting room who is having meeting. Have to leave the meeting room before something embarrassing happen.

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    Two, actually.

    Case study number one from 2005 is actually L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme. I loved it at first, but someone in the same dorm from Africa started wearing it in 20-spray increments. Needless to say, my bottle ended up on the Basenotes sale and swap board overnight. I haven't owned the version that Basenoters affectionately nickname LIDGE, but I remember sniffing it at Epcot last year (one of the few places it's sold in the US) and getting flashbacks to the overdoser of version 1.0.

    Case study number two from this year is plain ol' Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male. I used to love it and thought that Basenoters gave it too much hate. But that was until a friend of mine started wearing it in heavy doses. Recently, he switched from bathing in Gucci Guilty to ten spritzes of Le Male at a meeting that I go to with him and others. The room where these meetings are held is in a huge church - and I can smell him from halfway across the giant room. As a result, I don't wear Le Male very much anymore, but there's good news: my bottle doesn't have much juice left.
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    Kouros. 2 sprays and i had to go take a shower to resume normal breathing functions.

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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Original Aramis - stimulates my gag reflex.
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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    +1 on Kouros and Aramis. I can sort of appreciate Kouros now, but would never wear it out in public in a million years. Aramis - hednic nailed it - it's nasty juice that should have been discontinued in the late 60's or early 70's. It doesn't belong anywhere in 2013.

    I have to say that my initial experience with Amouage Interlude Man was almost a disaster, it is *incredibly* strong and I sprayed it on late at night to try it, and then it took me two hours to scrub it off, multiple times, cover up with other fragrances, and still had a headache when I was in bed trying to fall asleep at 3am. There was something intriguing in it, though, so I then tried it again, sprayed much further away from my nose. It was still *strong*, but nice. Just last week I ended up buying a 100ml bottle and wore a single spray yesterday - lasted all day and late into the night, projecting strongly. It's a beast, but I enjoy it. So this one will really depend on whether you like the scent - if you don't, it may be a very negative reaction. If you do - you just have to be very careful with the trigger - too much of a good thing is NOT gonna be good with this one.

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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Iceberg Twice...wore 3 sprays on a warmish day(low 70's)and it was SO overpowering. Making me feel sickly and really uncomfortable. But strangely I did get a compliment from a dude in his mid 60's who works in my building!lol Also this is the only fragrance that has ever had a negative reaction with my skin, which resulted in a pretty gnarly rash. :/

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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Joop Homme... no explanation required.

    Ted Lapidus pour Homme. Though this is a favorite of hardcore enthusiasts, I just can't love it, despite multiple attempts to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post
    Joop Homme... no explanation required.

    Ted Lapidus pour Homme. Though this is a favorite of hardcore enthusiasts, I just can't love it, despite multiple attempts to.
    TL pour homme, is the worst scent ever from me.

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    Polo Modern Reserve, the prior version (I have a pre-formulation bottle) was already potent enough, but there's a note that makes it hard to breath for me. And Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise... instant choke + headache each and every time.
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    Very recently, Memo Italian Leather. 2 sprays on my wrist and its overwhelming sweetness pursued me for 2 days even in my sleep. Only after a 10km run + shower has it finally disappeared. Ouch.

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    Angel Men

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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Joop! Homme, Eternity for Men and Eau Sauvage Parfum all have to be at or near the top of my list.
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    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
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    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
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    Tuscan Leather
    my current top five (always in transition)

    Dior Eau Noire
    HdP 1725 Casanova
    eau de gloire parfum d'empire
    Dia man Amouage
    comme des garçons man 2

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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Joop Homme & TL Pour Lui
    Sickly sweet cloying sh@#

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    I wanted to try the new scent - Paco Rabanne One Million - so I sprayed my forearm a couple of times at the store before going to my friends' place.
    Within 10 minutes I was washing my arm.
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    Had some problems in the 80's with Bijan for Men and Obsession for Men.
    Way oversprayed them causing sneezing fits from the ladys.

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    JPG - Fleur du Male

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Original Aramis - stimulates my gag reflex.
    I LOVE Aramis, wearing the edt and deodorant today in fact

    Quote Originally Posted by JourneymanDave View Post

    Ted Lapidus pour Homme. Though this is a favorite of hardcore enthusiasts, I just can't love it, despite multiple attempts to.
    I love this fragrance

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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    Joop! Homme, Eternity for Men and Eau Sauvage Parfum all have to be at or near the top of my list.
    +1 on Eternity , beats me why anyone would want to smell like this, just smells like cheap washing powder to me, awful stuff

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    Invictus, cheap detergent scent!

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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Original Polo Double black plus vintage Paco Rabanne
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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    HdP Ambrarem
    HdP Petroleum

    Nasty unwearable "scents". I have to believe these were meant to be more experimental than serious fragrances.

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    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme

    I like the smell but it just slaughters me

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    +1 Obsession. And A*Men. I quite like the latter but others seem to apply far too much of this.

    Angel for women. Nautica Voyage. Aseel. Bijan.

    Others that I like but need to be applied with care - Giorgio Beverly Hills, Lapidus pour Homme, Trumper Sandalwood.

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    Kouros
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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Tobacco Vanille.

    Loved it on the first wearing (3 sprays). It was only a half ml sample, so i thought I'd finish off the sample, rather than having 1/1.5 sprays left over.

    4.5 sprays and then getting in a hot car? I felt incredibly sick. I've not been able to go near the stuff since.

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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Quote Originally Posted by HAllen View Post
    4.5 sprays and then getting in a hot car?
    Classic mistake - overspraying. With new fragrances you haven't tried before, *ALWAYS* start with just one spray to see how it performs. Most fragrances are plenty strong with one or two sprays, anything beyond that will drive most people bonkers. Tobacco Vanille is great if you use just one spray, not a drop more.

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    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan. Unwashed anus and then some.
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    Default Re: Think of the most over-powering cologne to ever overwhelm you negatively...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sylver View Post
    JPG - Fleur du Male
    YES! Totally forgot about this one....bought a few testers and all it took was ONE spray and I thought, OH HELLLLLLLLL NO!lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAllen View Post
    Tobacco Vanille.

    Loved it on the first wearing (3 sprays). It was only a half ml sample, so i thought I'd finish off the sample, rather than having 1/1.5 sprays left over.

    4.5 sprays and then getting in a hot car? I felt incredibly sick. I've not been able to go near the stuff since.
    Your not alone, I got a 4ml sample and put just a couple dabs on my wrist and neck and it make me feel kind of queazy.....probably didn't help that later that night I woke up from a dead sleep with a full on bout of food poisoning!lol Absolutely wrecked this scent for me

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    Same thing happened to me imac.. I had my arms crossed the whole meeting to try to block the smell from coming off my pulse points. Angel will definitely choke out a small room of people.

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    Angel.

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