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    Default Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    If so, what's the harshest insult? My mom once told me I smelt like an old man when wearing Creed's Silver Mountain Water

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    Mostly just my mom and the girlfriend, they don't like some of the fragrances I wear. Definitely my two biggest critics.

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    Not really. I sent a lady into a sneeze fit once when I sprayed way too much Montale. If my gf doesn't like a certain fragrance she'll simply say "I don't like that one". No insults.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Not really to the point that I let it bother me. Has it happened? Sure, here on Basenotes and elsewhere. I have always chosen to ignore mean-spirited, hateful, nasty and sarcastic comments by people regarding my choice or use of fragrance.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    All the time here on Basenotes.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    I overdosed on Rume before going on a winter walk last year.
    Afterwards I went into Whole Foods and a friend who works there told me I smelled like cigars.
    “When you step back from stressing the parts,
    when the mind becomes still, the rose comes to you,
    unfolds in you in all her glory.
    The perfume invades you completely.
    The rose is you. You are one.”

    Jean Klein

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Yes I still i remember one of my patients really upset that I was wearing a cologne, and that cologne none other than black aoud . I had sprayed once on the shirt 2 days back and that damn scent was still projecting . I still like black aoud though, what can i say

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Picassoutine View Post
    I overdosed on Rume before going on a winter walk last year.
    Afterwards I went into Whole Foods and a friend who works there told me I smelled like cigars.
    I guess it's all a matter of perspective because to me, that's a win.

    Girlfriend will tell me if she doesn't like something but I can't say I've ever been insulted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caferacer View Post
    I guess it's all a matter of perspective because to me, that's a win. .
    Exactly what I was going to say.

    I'm not sure that would really be intended as in insult, but you could probably tell based on the facial expression as they said it.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    I did 3sprays of Azzaro pour homme, and 3 hours later, went to a college registrar's office. It was crowded and humid in there.

    someone from the back of the queue shouted

    , "who took a shit and didnt wipe their ass? Bruno?"

    another said

    "smells like a duty free fragrance counter here."

    "Bruno" is like what they call a super masculine, over the top, macho man, here.
    LOWBROW TO THE CORE

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    A curmudgeon at my office once said I smelled like a wood nymph. I was wearing Safari. He was probably right now that I think about it. I've always aspired to smell like a wood nymph. I promptly checked that one off the bucket list. Wait until that son of a gun is introduced
    to Mr. Kouros.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Had a few weird ones. I was wearing Timbuktu once and a girl said she could smell bacon which was not so much insulting but puzzling! A few days later I was wearing Eau des Baux and another girl where I was working said the smell reminded her of her junior school classroom and so managed to up the ante in baffling remarks! Don't think anyone has ever outright said "I don't like what your wearing" Im happy to say

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    I had an uncomfortable experience at a barbershop while wearing a Bijan fragrance oil. The barber made it a point to shout " Who the F smells like that ". Let's just say I never went back to that shop after that day.

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    Im just gonna say Montale Black oud..... people did not like that one

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    They don't dare!: D
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Never had any insulting comments; I was the subject of some mild taunting when I seriously misjudged the power of Rose Jam though!
    Current Top Ten:
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    2) Chypre Palatin
    3) 34 Boulevard Saint Germain
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    7) Tobacco Vanille
    8) Interlude Man
    9) More than Words
    10) Ungaro II (Vintage)

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    I wore TdH EDT to a friend's house party recently. Before heading out the door my gf got a whiff of it. At that moment, her facial reaction was worse than any insult. Needless to say I could tell she wasn't feeling it at all. I sarcastically said, "Oh, so you like this one." She put her face against my chest and smelled again, "Definitely not... Wear it when I'm not around, that way I know girls won't be hitting on you."

    lol True story

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Not really insulted, but occasional remarks of dislike/disapproval.
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    Who knows where this is from (no cheating/googling!):

    Man 1: I got enough cologne on?

    Man 2: You smell like Paco Rabanne crawled up your ass and died.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by thehighend View Post
    I wore TdH EDT to a friend's house party recently. Before heading out the door my gf got a whiff of it. At that moment, her facial reaction was worse than any insult. Needless to say I could tell she wasn't feeling it at all. I sarcastically said, "Oh, so you like this one." She put her face against my chest and smelled again, "Definitely not... Wear it when I'm not around, that way I know girls won't be hitting on you."

    lol True story
    Thats a good one

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    "You smell like Indian guy unshowered for 3 days straight."

    Avignon. I still like it anyway.

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    "You smell like a turd covered in burnt hair."

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    "Somebody smells like they vomited." Damn! I've been self conscious about Pure Malt ever since.
    My Warm Weather Lineup: Royal Mayfair, Roja Dove Enigma, Xerjoff Nio, L'humaniste, Jardin d' Amalfi, Pure White Cologne, Bergamot 22, Jubilation XXV, CHAMBRE NOIRE, Chanel Edition Blanche, CH MEN, Scent Of Peace, DHS, AVENTUS, GIT, VIW, MI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadenz View Post
    "Somebody smells like they vomited." Damn! I've been self conscious about Pure Malt ever since.
    Hmmm...Pure Malt = vomit? My wife says it smells like a desert...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpentaZ View Post
    "You smell like Indian guy unshowered for 3 days straight."

    Avignon. I still like it anyway.
    And kind of racist too.
    Current Top Ten:
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    7) Tobacco Vanille
    8) Interlude Man
    9) More than Words
    10) Ungaro II (Vintage)

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    A cashier in the village shop commented about the 'strange smell' once when I was wearing Homage.....

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpentaZ View Post
    "You smell like Indian guy unshowered for 3 days straight."

    Avignon. I still like it anyway.

    It wasn't Prince Phillip was it ?

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    No. At least not in my face...lol

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    My son says Pure Leather smells like old people. Not sure what that is but he did not intend it to be nice.

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    Default Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Not really, but had an ex g/f who hated anything patchouli based, and told me NOT to wear anything patchouli, I of course LOVE patchouli based stuff, anyway, she's an ex. I cant even remember what I had on one time but I remember hearing - "Someone smells like McDonald's fries" I said "It's not me is it?" and sure enough it was me...........I had not been near a Mc Ds for ages

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