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    Default what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    About 2 weeks ago I picked up a bottle of Higher by Dior. It used to be one of my favorite scents going back to 01-03 or so. My bottle ran out I never re-upped and I spent a decade and a half reminiscing what i loved. So two weeks ago i get my bottle of coveted juice only to be a bit disappointed upon first whiff. I forced myself to wear it to work and a night out, but its not working. I just dont really like it anymore. So alas I have grown out of this scent.

    Conversely I used to dislike Bleu de chanel quite a bit but a friend gave me a 1/4 of what was left in his bottle and I forced myself to wear it and I have to say I kind of like it now. maybe its part of maturing as a hobbyist idk.

    So what are some frags you guys used to like but now find yourself disliking.
    my top 10:
    Creed Royal Oud
    Ck One Shock
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    M. Micallef Emir
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Guerlain LIDGE
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Yatagan by Caron
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Annick goutal Ninfeo Mio
    Currently wearing: Oud Wood by Tom Ford

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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    Everything I bought in the past that I loved, I pretty much still love today although in varying degrees.
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    I liked D&G the One at first, but I got tired of it. I liked the top and the first few minutes, but not the development, so I sold my bottle at a loss.

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    TdH

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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by gucciguccigoo View Post

    Conversely I used to dislike Bleu de chanel quite a bit but a friend gave me a 1/4 of what was left in his bottle and I forced myself to wear it and I have to say I kind of like it now. maybe its part of maturing as a hobbyist idk.
    Exactly how I felt about Bleu - I didn't like it at all when I tried it in a store. A few years later, I bought a sample and tried it at home, and loved it immediately. Went out and bought a bottle that afternoon.
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    1. Xerjoff - Nio
    2. Tom Ford - Rive d’Ambre
    3. Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    4. The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    5. Armani - Code Sport Athlete
    6. Montale - Aoud Legacy
    7. Dior - Homme Sport 2008
    8. by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    9. Ermenegildo Zegna - Sicilian Mandarin
    10. Creed - Pure White Cologne

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    Few to none- perhaps with one exception of Oriflame New Spirit (discontinued anyway, but even if widely available, would not choose it any longer due to being a rather unimaginative casual-sporty citrus)
    Currently wearing: Zino Davidoff by Davidoff

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    Iris was the perfume note I went wild over when I first started. Either I overdid it or I didn't like it as much as I thought, because now I don't much like iris-heavy fragrances. So ones I used to like that I no longer do:
    Infusion d'Iris
    Iris Pallida
    Iris Silver Mist
    28 La Pausa
    Equistrius
    Dior Homme

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    Tom Ford Noir, Grey Vetiver and Bleu de Chanel.
    Occasionally, I will wear them, but the desire has faded considerably.

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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    I loved 31 rue Cambon at first but now find it just too plush and overwhelmingly powerful to wear. So I've given my decant to someone who appreciates it more.

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    Le Male

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    D&G The One

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    oh man another one for me is VArvatos Vintage. idk what it is about that scent now, it just smells off to me.
    my top 10:
    Creed Royal Oud
    Ck One Shock
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    M. Micallef Emir
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Guerlain LIDGE
    Slumberhouse Ore
    Yatagan by Caron
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Annick goutal Ninfeo Mio
    Currently wearing: Oud Wood by Tom Ford

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    The original Dolce Gabbana



    Anything but the original sticker bottle is terrible. I hate to be a vintage snob, but I lucked out because when I bought it in early 2008, I just wanted to smell good for the ladies. I had no idea it would be one of my all time favorites many years later. I have about one-wears worth in my bottle and am going to use that when I get married this October.

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    Millesime Imperial

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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    Varvatos Vintage - maybe? I really loved it for a while, and who knows, I may fall for it again at some point. I paid $25 for my bottle, so if I don't come back around to it, it's no great loss. I still think it's a really good scent, but... I'm over it. At least, for now.
    Current Favorites (in no particular order)
    Castile
    Nio
    Endymion
    Royal Oud
    Petit Matin
    Curve
    1725 Casanova
    Tabac Rouge
    Green Irish Tweed
    Tom Ford Extreme
    M7 Oud Absolu
    Prada L'Homme
    Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Interlude Man
    Pomelo Paradis
    Aqua Universalis
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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    These come to mind off the top of my head.......
    1 Million
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    Born Wild
    Black XS
    Valentino Uomo
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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    I'm finding that I actually love more fragrances, rather than fewer, with the passage of time...blissful reunions with fragrances that have been at the backs of their shelves for awhile.

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    Many years ago I was quite a fan of Bulgari Blu Notte. Now I find it abysmal.
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    Kenzo pour Homme - I don't know what it is. Used to love it, but suddenly it gives me a cheap scented candle vibe.
    Currently wearing: Eau des Baux by L'Occitane

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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme
    Allure Homme
    Le Male
    Joop!


    Those are the main ones, as I've owned and used multiple bottles of each back in the day.

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    Gucci Pour Homme 2
    Currently wearing: L'Humaniste by Frapin

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    Versace Dreamer. It was my signature scent a few years ago. I just recently saw it at Macy's again, so I gave it a wearing for old time's sake. It just smells like powdery mess to me now.
    I wear fragrance to smell good to everyone, not just myself

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    Gucci PH II

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    D&G The One
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    Pure Malt
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    my ex-"signature" fragrance (pre-basenotes) was Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche. now that i know a lot more & better scents, I have to admit (sadly), that I started to dislike it.

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    Although I still love Aventus, my enthusiasm for it has certainly waned a bit.

    I am also falling out with Tuscan Leather, sometimes it is the most amazing scent, others it makes my stomach turn.

    Polo Sport also is not as nice as I remember it being in my 20's.

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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by SPECTRE View Post
    Although I still love Aventus, my enthusiasm for it has certainly waned a bit.
    Sad, but true for me too. When my 2012 bottle finally runs out, I won't be buying again. I am totally unimpressed by what is out there now with the same label and bigger price tag.
    Currently wearing: Bel Ami by Hermès

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    Oddly enough, I seem to have lost my taste for Antaeus. I'm guessing that will turn around at some point, but lately it's just not doing it for me. Can't really explain this one because I've been a huge fan for a while now. Maybe it's related to its wearability index, which has always been a bit low for me although that never stopped me from enjoying it immensely in the past.

    Also Bulgari Blu. Never enjoyed this one nearly as much as Antaeus, so it's not as surprising. Used to wear it somewhat regularly but haven't touched it for years now. Wouldn't be surprised if I never regain my taste for this one.

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    Default Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Sad, but true for me too. When my 2012 bottle finally runs out, I won't be buying again.
    This, for me too. Aventus is still a like for me, but just a like, and when my 2012 bottle runs out I doubt I'll buy another bottle. Maybe I'll replace it with a decant? ...maybe...

    I've gone the opposite way with Green Irish Tweed. It went from being a scent I disliked to being something I save for special occasions and always look forward to wearing.
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    Castile
    Nio
    Endymion
    Royal Oud
    Petit Matin
    Curve
    1725 Casanova
    Tabac Rouge
    Green Irish Tweed
    Tom Ford Extreme
    M7 Oud Absolu
    Prada L'Homme
    Les Exclusifs Eau de Cologne
    Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    Interlude Man
    Pomelo Paradis
    Aqua Universalis
    Hanae Mori H.M. EDT




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