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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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    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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    Habit Rouge EdT

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoombung View Post
    Caron Yuzu Man - a medley of cleaning products
    That would be a shame considering the strength of the Caron men's line.

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    L'Eau by Serge Lutens reminds me of the smell of dishwashing liquid and detergent.

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    Boss Orange Man, big time.

    I bit, although I sort of liked it, Kenneth Cole Connected

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    That would be a shame considering the strength of the Caron men's line.
    Yeah, I agree. I love the other Carons.

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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.

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    Giorgio Beverly Hills Wings for Men reeks of fabric softener.

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    Terre d'Hermes smells like dish soap to me

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    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.

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    Many of the cheaper rose/oud combos smell like air fresheners but louder.

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    First few minutes of The different company Sel de vetiver

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    Can't remember anything in particular but most of the stuff sold in perfume shops these days.

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    CdG Dryclean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Can't remember anything in particular but most of the stuff sold in perfume shops these days.
    LOL!
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    Pulp by byredo


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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
    No offense to anyone but Chanel Edition Blanche.
    I agree with this...

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Ruskin View Post
    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.
    At one college that I went to, the air freshener smelled a lot like Le Male.

    And this was five years ago.
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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.
    This is so true! I was at a friend's house and I offered to help with the dishes after dinner. I couldn't help noticing that her dish soap smelled like a fragrance I know... but I couldn't figure out which fragrance I was thinking of. It was nice though. I asked what kind of dish soap she used and she had no idea. She buys whatever's on sale, pours it into a soap dispenser and tosses the bottle. Whatever it was, it smelled surprisingly good.

    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.
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by SmellyFinger View Post
    Bleu de Chanel has a prominent Windex note..... or is it Glass Plus???
    Perhaps you're actually thinking of Glass Plus Sport Pour Homme Eau Extreme.

    ...just a guess.
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    Dior's Granville. And I love it nevertheless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Ruskin View Post
    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.
    damn right! a cleaning post surgical fluid smelt of...Kenzo Homme Sport!
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    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.

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    I guess you all haven't tried Heir by Paris Hilton. This is the EPITOME of house cleaner aroma.

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