Bleu de Chanel, Invictus and Chrome come to mind.
I'll have to nominate Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme.
Don't get me wrong, I like it a lot, but every time I spray it on I do get a strong household cleaner vibe.
Bleu de Chanel, Invictus and Chrome come to mind.
L'eau par Kenzo
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Czech and Speake Citrus Paradisi reminded me of the blocks you get in a urinal. I’d been hesitant about using the sample I had, but gave it a go yesterday. I regretted it all day.
To me, part of Knize Ten smells like laundry powder and the chemical in a Porta-Loo
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Citrus Allegro by Le Prince Jardinier but don't mind the smell.
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A problem that's only going to get worse is that household cleaners are starting to smell like low grade designer fragrances or deodorants. I have a anti bacteria Dettol spray for the kitchen and it smells quite nice that you could actually wear it if it was a deodorant. lol It's mad because cleaning products are supposed to smell bad. If they start getting better and better smelling then associations with designer/niche fragrances with cleaning products are going to get worse.
Both TF White Patchouli and Vero Profumo's Onda EDP have a strong current of some anti-bacterial soap or industrial cleaning fluid running through them.....making them repellent to my nose.
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+1 Chrome. Anything cheap/synthetic/musty/chemical smelling can pass though. EG Burberry Sport
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
CAEB smells like citrus cleaner pledge at times but not entirely, that's exactly why I prefer Nio by xerjoff or L'Humaniste in this genre as gems a'la naturale vibe and not synthetic ones like previous one mentioned (CAEB) but have to admit I've smelled on someone else like I've previously mentioned in other post that it smelled nice on other individuals chemistry I sold my CAEB to..Go figure , that's why you always have take scents for weekend test drives
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"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
Neroli Sauvage by Creed!
Whitecaps on the bay:
A broken signboard banging
In the April wind.
The now discontinued Wild Wind for Men by Gabriela Sabatini had a certain similarity with the freshness of certain household cleaners (albeit very soapy, non-toxic and more or less "laundry/linen fresh" household cleaning products).
Habit Rouge EdT
MadHat Peel - (Citrus, Fruit, Bergamot, Vetiver, Woods) Limited Edition Summer Fragrance ONLY 25 Bottles Available *15 of 25 Remaining Currently
Skiff (Floral Mukhallat, Tropical Fruit, Ambergris, Pacific Red Cedar) / Embers (Un-burned Incense, Campfires, Leather and Resins) / Khus (Ruh Khus, Sandalwood, Rose, Geranium)
Volo Az 686 by Profumum for sure. $240 will get you 100 ml's that smells JUST like Fabuloso floral all purpose cleaner. Seriously.
I agree with Jack - I keep encountering tons of household products (hand soap, detergent, even window cleaner) that are scented as strongly and with the same scent profile as a cologne/fragrance. The latest one I smelled is Verbena Hand Soap by Mrs. Meyers Clean Day - it smells like a feminine chypre like a Lauder scent or something...I love it!
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No offense to anyone but Chanel Edition Blanche.
'Now you and EVERYONE within a 15 mile radius, can explore and relish (or suffocate from) the invigorating sillage of royal pineapple on your daily commutes.'
(WARNING: Creed Aventus Luxury Car Shampoo is not to be smelled directly or applied to the skin. Failure to follow these instructions can result in permanent loss of smell, and smelling fabulous.)
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Zizan by Ormonde Jayne is like Flash Crisp Lemons multipurpose cleaner. But pricier.
And Sandalo by SMN is like Mr Sheen.
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He boiled for our sins.
Caron Yuzu Man - a medley of cleaning products
L'Eau by Serge Lutens reminds me of the smell of dishwashing liquid and detergent.
Boss Orange Man, big time.
I bit, although I sort of liked it, Kenneth Cole Connected
Joop Nightflight Sooo much like some cleaner we used to add to a bucket of water for mopping floors when I was in the military.
After several tries, due to good reviews claiming what a great fresh scent Nightflight is, I just can't get past this chemical cleaner association.
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Bleu de Chanel definitely shares some notes with Windex glass cleaner - I use both though and like them about the same.
Giorgio Beverly Hills Wings for Men reeks of fabric softener.
Terre d'Hermes smells like dish soap to me
This Trickle Down Effect has been going on for years. Many Toilet cleaners, and AIr Fresheners, and All Purpose cleaners smell like Cool Water, because Cool Water was such a successful fragrance.
Many of the cheaper rose/oud combos smell like air fresheners but louder.
First few minutes of The different company Sel de vetiver
Aventus... smells to me like a certain type marble floor cleaner my housekeeper uses. It's loaded with pineapple. Ever since she started using that, I can't look at Aventus any other way.
Ermenegildo Zegna: Haitian Vetiver / Italian Bergamot
Roja Dove: Amber Aoud Crystal Parfum / Danger Pour Homme Parfum / Fetish Pour Homme Parfum /
Creation-E Pour Homme Parfum / Scandal Pour Homme EdP
Hermess: Bel Ami / Bel Ami Vetiver // Bond No.9: Andy Warhol / NY Amber / NY Oud
Armani Privé: Myrrhe Imperiale / Oud Royal / Rose D'Arabie
Christian Dior La Collection Privée: Ambre Nuit / Oud Ispahan / Bois d'Argent / Leather Oud
Creed: Windsor / Royal Oud / Green Irish Tweed / Jardin d'Amalfi / Pure White Cologne
Puredistance: M / Black // House of Matriarch: Blackbird / SexMagic
Mancera // Acqua di Parma // Atelier Cologne // Huitième Art
Comme des Garcons // Amouage // Profumum Roma // Jovoy Paris // Lubin // D.S. & Durga
Pulp by byredo
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Lemon is a smell many associate with household cleaners since so many of them use it. I'm sure that's why AHS Edition Blanche smells like a cleaning product to me.
"Follow your nose. It always knows." -- Toucan Sam
Bleu de Chanel has a prominent Windex note..... or is it Glass Plus???
I had this Lysol winter fresh mint scented bathroom spray whose can could have been the shape of a male torso and renamed:
Lysol Spearmint Spray Disinfectant Le Male Intense Edition Terrible
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Eau de Hadrien
Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Dior's Granville. And I love it nevertheless.
Platinum Egoiste if you're able to smell through the initial lively fougere impression. The stuff always reminds me of several bottles I've acquired that have gone off due to heat, light and oxygen exposure and have made me question whether or not I ever wanted to wear a fragrance again.
I guess you all haven't tried Heir by Paris Hilton. This is the EPITOME of house cleaner aroma.
My Ultimate Top 5:
Paul Smith Man (2009)
Burberry London (2006)
Prada Amber pour Homme (2006)
Arpege pour Homme (2005)