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    Default what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    is there a note you really don't like?

    I can't say I'm fond of celery seed.

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    You ask for just one, but I'll give you five:

    oakmoss

    galbanum

    petitgrain

    bergamot

    violet leaf


    I think of these five as "the dark green stinks", and I cannot bear them at ANY dilution, or in any blend.
    (I realize that my nose is probably 'off kilter' in loathing these very common notes so profoundly.)

    PS: I LOVE the aroma of celery seed! It is one of my "go-to" spices in cooking, as well.

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Not that fond of tuberose
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not that fond of tuberose
    Hednic, just curious, how do you feel about some of the other heavy white florals, such as jasmine or orange blossom?

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    Oud
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    Most white florals.
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    Cumin and mint.


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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Quote Originally Posted by akguy View Post
    You ask for just one, but I'll give you five:

    oakmoss

    galbanum

    petitgrain

    bergamot

    violet leaf


    I think of these five as "the dark green stinks", and I cannot bear them at ANY dilution, or in any blend.
    (I realize that my nose is probably 'off kilter' in loathing these very common notes so profoundly.)

    PS: I LOVE the aroma of celery seed! It is one of my "go-to" spices in cooking, as well.
    That’s a list! I enjoy celery seed in some foods a little but not in fragrances. Ditto celery.

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Quote Originally Posted by BoyChanel View Post
    Oud

    Rarely do I pick up oud notes in oud fragrances except the natural houses like Areej.

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    I hate to say it but rose. Not a fan. Beautiful flowers. Don't like the smell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    That’s a list! I enjoy celery seed in some foods a little but not in fragrances. Ditto celery.
    I'm guessing that you probably don't appreciate cumin in fragrances, either. Cumin has to be VERY subtle for me, otherwise I am immediately reminded of body odor. Not that cumin in and of itself smells to me like BO, but those who eat foods rich in cumin (i.e., curries) do tend to exude the aroma in their sweat, as I have even noticed on myself after eating such foods.

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not that fond of tuberose
    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    Most white florals.
    Quote Originally Posted by Juxtapozbliss View Post
    Cumin and mint.

    Agree with these.


    While I do like mint in SOME fragrances, I don't like the roadster-style toothpaste mint.
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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Musk, and Ginger. They can be done well, but so often they are not. I'm also not a fan of potpourri.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviatt View Post
    I hate to say it but rose. Not a fan. Beautiful flowers. Don't like the smell.
    I have to agree with you on this one. I like to smell the fresh flowers (when you can find a rose nowadays that actually has an aroma), but in fragrances, I immediately think "cheap drugstore old-lady perfumes".

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Quote Originally Posted by morrison74 View Post
    Most white florals.
    That's a big 10-4 for me too. Also: Narcissus in any form. Bleurgh. I can't even stand to be in the same room as a vase full of daffodils, let alone endure it in a perfume.

    At least with the big white florals I can kind of see why people would like them, even though I don't. But narcissus -- ick. Vomitous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    At least with the big white florals I can kind of see why people would like them, even though I don't. But narcissus -- ick. Vomitous.
    LOL!

    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned ylang-ylang yet. I like it, but I can also easily see where it could have a large "run away!" factor for many others.

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Cumin has ruined many a decent fragrance for me.

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    Cumin.
    Tomato Leaf
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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Quote Originally Posted by akguy View Post
    Hednic, just curious, how do you feel about some of the other heavy white florals, such as jasmine or orange blossom?
    Those don't seem to bother me like tuberose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    Cumin.
    Tomato Leaf
    Calone
    Immortelle

    Yikes yes! Tomato Leaf!
    The plant equivalent of skunk anal ejecta.
    What WERE they thinking?!
    I think a horseradish accord would be more welcome.

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Quote Originally Posted by akguy View Post
    Yikes yes! Tomato Leaf!
    The plant equivalent of skunk anal ejecta.
    What WERE they thinking?!
    I think a horseradish accord would be more welcome.
    Now you've made me want to smell a horseradish perfume. (I love tomato leaf notes.)

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Violet leaf

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    Musk and leather.
    Even in smaller amounts they just sit there annoyingly in the background and get to me over time. Way too cloying.

    It's not that I really dislike the smell if I just smelled it once, but being stuck to your body for long periods of time...


    Smells that other people hate that don't bother me in the least: tonka bean, most spices, at higher levels petitgrain is intense and offputting but I don't mind it too much, cumin isn't exactly what I want to smell like but I really don't mind it, I love bergamot, I don't think I could get too much of it.

    I always get amused reading other notes people really don't like. I'm thinking "You really hate that?!?"

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Screechy scratchy woods.


    Quote Originally Posted by akguy View Post
    You ask for just one, but I'll give you five:

    oakmoss

    galbanum

    petitgrain

    bergamot

    violet leaf


    I think of these five as "the dark green stinks", and I cannot bear them at ANY dilution, or in any blend.
    (I realize that my nose is probably 'off kilter' in loathing these very common notes so profoundly.)
    .
    Goes to show how ‘one’s man’s meat could be another man’s poison’. These notes are all on my FAVORITE LIST!

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    Sandalwood like in Tam Dao: it smells like sweat!
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    Oud
    Tuberose
    Jasmine
    Cumin
    Civet
    Musk
    Tonka bean
    Lavender
    Aldehydes

    If I had to pick one, I'd say tuberose.. it's just way too overpowering and does not smell good at all.. ever.. Kinda smells like jasmine to me, but jasmine isn't as potent, so it's tolerable sometimes.
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    Neroli and possibly oud
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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Iris

    I can tolerate it as a base note, but as a top/main note it reminds me of my mom's old makeup kit.

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    Default Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Ah, forgot about tomato leaf. I still remember encountering it for the first time when sampling Bvlgari Homme Extreme years ago. A wonderful smelling fragrance turned vomit-inducing within the first 15 minutes. Bleh.




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