Wore Obsession back in the 80's until one of my girlfriends said, "Did someone pee on you?"....
Never reached for it again...
CURRENT TOP TEN FOR SUMMER (HOT):
1.) MFK Pluriel for him
2.) Vetiver Fatal
3.) Guerlain L'eau
4.) Anat Fritz Tzora
5.) Frank No. 2 L.A.
6.) Dior Homme Eau
7.) Invasion Barbare
8.) Xerjoff Nio
9.) Byredo Bal D'Afrique
10.) Escentric 02
Once when I wore 5 sprays of ck encounter I was told I smelled like a drunk Turkish hooker. I think the guy's ex was Turkish and it ended badly so he was probably specific about nationality for that reason.
I have a 100ml Gucci Pour Homme 2003 that I'll swap for Reflection Man or De Bachmakov. PM me if interested.
My girlfriend she didnt like blue sugar she said is gross too sweet.
I was wearing Dior's Vetiver one day and a colleague of mine in the office said whatever I was wearing is making her want to cry.
I love Cuir de Russie so wear it often. I've been told I smell feminine. I guess that is not really an insult but it does bother me some times. I continue to wear it anyway because CdR is just awesome!
I wore Sycomore, and my girlfriend labeled it as gross.
Had a couple of co-workers really not like Anteus. I wore two sprays on a cold day and was ribbed very playfully, but they got their point across. Cut it down to one spray later that same week and they still hated it. This same bunch comes by my desk daily to see what I'm wearing ( I carry my bottles with me in backpack and reapply at lunch) and also compliment when they like as well.
I mentioned these in another thread.
I had a guy at work asked me if I'd been drinking or if I threw an old beer bottle in a trash can while I was wearing GPHii. The same guy told me that "we used to beat up homos that smell like that" while I was wearing Bleu de Chanel. Also got the typical "smells like a French whore house" comments when I was wearing D&G Light Blue and Chanel Allure Homme.
Got told I smelled like an 18 year old girl while I was wearing D&G The One. I eventually agreed and sold my bottle. Just way too sweet for me.
I wore GPHi to work one day, thinking that it's über-woodiness would be masculine enough for my blue-collar coworkers. I was eventually told that I smelled like a pine tree and I was choking people out.
I'm not sure what to make of this one, but a co-worker told me my scent reminded them of the Nutcracker ballet while I was wearing La Nuit de L'homme.
And lastly, my wife was horrified at the smell of LIDGE. Told me I stunk like an old man. I'm glad I didn't blind buy that one based on the hype.i did blind buy DHI and my wife complained that I just smelled like a vanilla candle. I still love DHI though.
I guess we have all be that guy from time to time.
Is it possible to be a fragrance person and not be that guy?
I went into a Subway restaurant, and the girl behind the counter said, "Sir?...Are you wearing ladies perfume?" "WHAT?...NO!" I retorted. "It smells like you're wearing ladies perfume, sir." I was wearing Pheromone for Men (Marilyn Miglin). I've worn it very....VERY....little since.
To be honest the biggest critic when it came to colognes I wore was my former "girlfriend". Although once I became single 4yrs ago, my blood pressure is back to normal 115/70... My cholesterol HDL is 56, LDL 111 and my weight 188; about 13lbs more than my MD says. Overall my point is for both women and men wear what you "LIKE" and enjoy it, you only live once.
If someone ever says you smell like cat-piss, or mildew simply say, "Geez, thank you for being an azwhole while noticing that for me, lol" ... Rest assured that'll be the last insult you'll ever get.... Trust me on that
Last edited by FreshSmell; 18th January 2014 at 04:47 PM.
>Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?
It's impossible because a frag has no feelings
Some have tried to insult me but without success thanks to my thick skin. It was about Salvador Dali ph and something about the flowery overdose...
"Le parfum est la musique du corps"
Signature: Rochas Macassar (Nicolas Mamounas / Roger Pellegrino, 1980)
Current Top 6:
Chanel Antaeus (vtg) (Jaques Polge, 1981)
Terre d' Hermes EDT (2006-2009) (Jean-Claude Ellena, 2006)
Green Irish Tweed (Probably Oliver Creed / Pierre Bourdon, 1985)
Eau de Rochas Pour Homme (Gilles Romey, 1993)
Bleu de Chanel EDP (Jaques Polge, 2014)
YSL Jazz (vtg) (Jean-François Latty, 1988)
my ex really hated Coromandel and Amber Absolute, and didn't hesitate to express her feelings.
I was wearing Acqua Di Parma, and a girl I work with asked 'who sprayed the Mortein?! (Bug Spray)
Never wore it again.
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I wore Chergui to work the other day and a girl told me I smelled like a farmer...I'm not sure if that is an insult...
Amusing posts...I get "You smell like an old lady" often when I wear Obsession.
I walked past the finest girl at work and she said did somebody forget to take out the garbage..
We were cool at the time and still are but I will never wear it again
I got DISGUSTED looks from friends when I was wearing LIDGE. Yea...it's overhyped.
A common one awarded by my wife is "that smells like camel's ass." This phrase has gone to the likes of Oud 27, Leather Oud and Black Afgano. Needless to say I do not wear any of these fragrances anymore, and I kind of agree with her...
Current favorites_____Black Tourmaline_____Gucci Pour Homme II_____Memoir Man_____Tuscan Leather______Montale Aoud and Pine_____Sel Marin_____Invasion Barbare_____Tonka Imperial____Dior Homme Intense_____L'Humaniste____Santal 33_____Bois d'Argent_____Nio_____MFK Oud_____Lumiere Noire_____Bois d'Encens_____Cuir Ottoman
"Your cologne is offensive. You smell like rust." - Co-worker to me. Scent of the Day - "Silver" by Al-Rehab.
"You smell like chemicals." - Same co-worker various different SOTD's on various occasions.
"You smell like my grandpa." - Different co-worker, SOTD - "Giorgio" Beverly Hills.
"I knew he was in the back room before I opened the door." My former boss to another co-worker (he told me later.) SOTD: "A&F Fierce."
For awhile after all of these, I stopped wearing anything at work. Then I slowly started again and haven't heard any complaints since.
Jules - as we know people love it or hate it. My wife is in the latter group and says it smells like a ladies cloakroom at the end of a long night. I wouldn't know, of course....Seems like a good reason to keep on wearing it.
Only here, and indirectly - bro dudesters types who get the vapours at the thought of wearing an 'old lady' style chypre sort of thing - but that doesn't worry me in the least
Come to think of it, if it's one I haven't tried that sort of comment can sometimes be quite helpful.