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    Default Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    Its rare for me to hate a fragrance. I am a true gourmand lover and almost anything in the gourmand category will gain my love and respect. My least favorite are aquatics although I do like them, I find a lot of them smelling very similar and not as unique as other fall and winter scents. I found the original aramis offensive. Smelt it at macys with my friend. I sprayed it on my hand and I was like what the hell is this ? I made him spray it on his hand and smell it LOL. His response was woahh it smells like a public bathroom, I laughed. Cartier declaration reminds me of cigarette smoke infused clothing with too much spicyness. My father has been wearing royal Copenhagen ever since I can remember being alive and I never liked that smell too much. I guess you can say I like stuff that is more on the unisex and or feminine side, it just smells very pleasing. On a side note anybody think d&g the one sport smells like such a generic sporty aquatic?

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    Default Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    JPG Le Male. The combination of lavender and vanilla makes me sick, it smells like Plasticine. The same goes for The Dreamer and Caron PH, those two notes combine are a no go for me.
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    Default Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    Secreation Manifique is the ultimate disgusting scent ever.

    Wall Street by Bond No.9, I hate that cucumber/seaweed notes.
    ***My favourite from my collection***

    -------- Amouage: Tribute Attar, Jubilation XXV, GoldMan
    ------ Serge Lutens: Chêne, Tubéreuse Criminell, Ambre Sultan
    -------- Les Exclusifs de Chanel: Sycamore, Coromandel
    ------ Tom Ford Private Blend: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille
    ------- Hermès: Terre D'Hermès Parfum, Ambre Narguilé
    ------ EDP Frederic Malle: Carnal Flower
    -------- Neela Vermire Creations: Trayee
    ------ Parfum MDCI: Invasion Barbare
    Currently wearing: Sycomore (new) by Chanel

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    There are a few that I truly dislike and many more that I don't care for. But there is only one scent that I truly despise and that's Angel Men by Mugler.

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    Obsession for men.

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    This has to be the 10,943rd time this same exact question asked here.

    My most hated "Mens cologne" is Polo green, Cartier Pasha, Aramis, etc etc. Those "powerhouse" colognes of yesteryear make me want to run.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    Secretions Manifiques, L'eau d'Issey pour Homme and Joop! Homme top my list.
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
    4)
    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    Bond No 9 I Love New York FA makes me sick.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    I find Fahrenheit and Musc Ravageur repulsive and dislike A*Men, 1 Million, L'Eau D'Issey PH, and Joop Homme. "Hate" is inappropriately OTT - it's only fragrance .
    Last edited by JON RODGERS; 7th December 2013 at 01:15 PM.
    Currently wearing: KL Homme by Lagerfeld

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    I don't hate but would not wear these:
    YSL Kouros
    Joop Homme

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    Not so keen on Kouros, Hammam Bouquet, the 1995 Hugo- still, no hate, just unable to like or wear these fragrances.
    Currently wearing: Black Suede by Avon

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    L'eau d'Issey pour Homme, and the evil marzipan death cloud from Tauer Phi.
    Well, it's cheaper than therapy... edit: No it's not...
    Currently wearing: Holy Shit by Pekji

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    Aramis, memoir man, ysl rive gauche ph, acqua di gio, cool water and all the synthetic fragrances
    My Top 10

    1. Amouage Homage Attar
    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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    Cavalli Nero Assoluto, Allure, Hypnotic Poison, all the Jacobs, at least those for woman, Diamante Nero for instance.
    Currently wearing: Eight & Bob by Eight & Bob

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    Aramis, Pierre Cardin (original), Liz Claiborne (original), Dior Oud Leather, and Jicky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darvant View Post
    Cavalli Nero Assoluto, Allure, Hypnotic Poison, all the Jacobs, at least those for woman, Diamante Nero for instance.
    Hypnotic Poison? Say it ain't so... it's one of my absolute all-time favorite feminines, designer or niche.

    But here's my picks for repulsive fragrances:

    -Emporio Armani Diamonds for Men (like a Dyson, it never stops sucking; plus it's cloying and tooth-rotting)
    -Gucci Guilty (all three versions)
    -Joop! Homme (but only on the wrong body chemistry - it's very pleasant on some)
    -Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin (love the women's, but the men's doesn't work on me)
    -Cool Water (I see zero similarities between this and GIT)
    -Polo Green (as they say in our industry, a good name can sell an inferior product)
    "The stench / The stench / Of summer sex / And CK Eternity, oh hell yes"
    -Fall Out Boy, "Uma Thurman"
    Currently wearing: Musk Oud by By Kilian

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    Default Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    Gucci Guilty would be my pick.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    The worst: Xerjoff Zafar.

    Others:
    HdP Petroleum
    YSL Opium
    YSL Kouros

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    Default Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    Creed Original Vetiver...soapy note is flat out nauseous.
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    Montale Black Aoud-repulsive

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    • Basically those which smell like Aqua di Gio / Perry Ellis Red 360 degrees
    • Habit Rouge -types
    • Too fruity ones, again, Clinique Happy -type frags
    • Most fragrances dominated by vanilla notes
    • Caron Yatagan, Santos Cartier Concentrated (is it the celery smell in their top notes?)
    • A*men and similar, other overly sweet ones
    • YSL Pour Homme Concentrated
    • Calvin Klein Escape
    • Ungaro II
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    Ungaro III [1st formulation "Made in France" ] (Jaques Polge/Francois Demachy, 1993)
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him (Francis Kurkdjian, 2007)
    Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
    Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme [vintage] (Louis Monnet, 1978)
    Domenico Caraceni 1913 (2007)

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    I'm one of the few that really doesn't mind Sec Mag -- to me, it's just a milky floral with some weird metallics. It's not "nice," but it's far from repulsive.

    Le Male, virtually every Mugler scent (A*Men type stuff), TF's Black Orchid and TV, many from Bond#9 turn my stomach (sickly gourmands in general, it seems). And I've yet to find an aquatic that doesn't give me a screaming headache.
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    A*MEN makes me nauseous.
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    Default Re: Fragrances you hate and or find repulsive?

    +1 for L'eau d'Issey pour Homme. Try as I might, I could never get into this one.

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    Three for a*men. It's the worst I've tried. I'm pretty sure there's worse out there, just haven't smelled them yet
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

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    Kouros
    Kiss
    Azzaro PH
    Havana

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    Halston Z-14. Had to insta-scrub that one.

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    I'm so grateful that the old site is back, I'm going to try to post only nice thoughts.

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    Guerlain Vetiver - soooo dated

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