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    Default Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    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.

    Any others?

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    Bleu de Chanel, Invictus and Chrome come to mind.

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    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.

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    To me, part of Knize Ten smells like laundry powder and the chemical in a Porta-Loo

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    ...most Creeds...!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tefg View Post
    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.
    +1.... It is one of the most vile fragrances I have smelled. It smells like a public toilet has just be cleaned but the lingering stench of what has been cleaned up is still lingering underneath the cleaning fluid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    +1.... It is one of the most vile fragrances I have smelled. It smells like a public toilet has just be cleaned but the lingering stench of what has been cleaned up is still lingering underneath the cleaning fluid.
    If we're talking public toilets I'll add Kouros to my list as well.

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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.
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    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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    Default Re: Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    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.
    Maybe we'll see some super luxury 'xyz' brand niche household cleaners soon - no names, but I'm sure we could all imagine some
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    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.
    Yeah, I'd agree with this.

    The ultimate example is Bleu Channel which smells like all of them in one bottle.

    Plus

    Geo Trumper, Extract of limes - smells like Gif Bathroom cleaner

    M/Mink - toxic pine disinfectant

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    Quote Originally Posted by tefg View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    +1.... It is one of the most vile fragrances I have smelled. It smells like a public toilet has just be cleaned but the lingering stench of what has been cleaned up is still lingering underneath the cleaning fluid.
    Shoot -- such a wonderful fragrance getting a battering. A really beautiful juice imo. Grapefruit and civet -- oh yeah, 'urinal cakes' --- gimme a break

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    +1 Chrome. Anything cheap/synthetic/musty/chemical smelling can pass though. EG Burberry Sport
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    Too many!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Maybe we'll see some super luxury 'xyz' brand niche household cleaners soon - no names, but I'm sure we could all imagine some
    Funny you should say that, I recently tried Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermès and it smells like a mixture between a nice gin and tonic... and a disinfectant!
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    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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    Neroli Sauvage by Creed!

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    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).
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    No offense to anyone but Chanel Edition Blanche.
    My thoughts exactly.
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    Default Re: Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpp View Post
    Maybe we'll see some super luxury 'xyz' brand niche household cleaners soon - no names, but I'm sure we could all imagine some
    Haha, imagine getting a jug of Aventus scented car wash shampoo.

    '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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    Default Fragrance that smells most like household cleaner?

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    No offense to anyone but Chanel Edition Blanche.
    Agree.

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    Caron Yuzu Man - a medley of cleaning products

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