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    Default Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Last night I had a feeling like, “let’s get out some old beasts and see if we like them now”—-

    Sprayed Aramis, Joop!, One Man Show and Aramis 900 on four different strips.

    You want to retch? Spray all four of those in the same room within 5 minutes!
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    Joop,the one with the red liquid.Also sweet fragrances in general.A few people mentioned Sauvage but oddly enough it did not bother me although it really comes off as more of a chemical spray and not a cologne or perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    Let me know what to change it to, OP and I'll see what I can do
    Thank you.

    It should be "What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?"
    Currently wearing: Bel Ami by Hermès

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    Default Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    I understand its one you really loathe and have mentioned this many times but is it a note in the fragrance you don’t like or just a bad experience/association with it?
    Everything. Just find the smell disgusting and have since It first appeared and tried it in the late 60s.
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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Tobacco Vanille to me is disgusting.

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    Default Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Democritus View Post
    Cool Water for some reason.
    Black Orchid
    +1-Black Orchid. Made me sick, literally.
    Currently wearing: Aventus by Creed

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    Default Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Haha I love Sauvage. In my opinion is one, if not THE best fresh release ever. Probably 80/90% of people you meet on the street will find Sauvage completely inoffensive and lots will really like it. I will wear it until it disappears, or until its reformulated into a 3 hour laster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Everything. Just find the smell disgusting and have since It first appeared and tried it in the late 60s.
    Thanks for the response hednic.
    Wow. This is serious dislike of a fragrance. So this is your anti-Gengis Khan. I’m sure you keep a scented ‘kerchief close to hand for inadvertent Aramis emergencies

  9. #39

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    By far, Alien by Mugler.
    also, Burvuvu by JSP

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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Parfums de Nicolai Oud Sublime
    Erins Parfums Ma Bete
    Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo
    Xerjoff Ceylon
    Make It Happen!

    Current Top 10 Of All Time
    1.Encens Mythique d’Orient
    2.L’Heure Perdue
    3.Le Monarque II/Argentium Halo De Lune/Sultanate Of Oman
    4.Candy Aoud/(Dior) Vetiver/Santal Noir
    5.Les Sables Roses/Mon Patchouly/1996
    6.L’Heure Mysterieuse/Au Hasard/#laislablanca
    7.Al-Khatt/Prolixe/Jump Up & Kiss Me Hedonistic
    8.Le Monarque III/V/MAAI
    9.Fetish Parfum Pour Homme/Vision In A Dream Psychedelic/Great Britain
    10.Dhajala/Cuir Intense/Malesia

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    Grey Flannel. The first time I tried it, my wife screwed up her nose and said "Oh dear God, no". I concurred. I've tried to like it but it just turns my face inside out.



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    XX ± Latex (2014) by Uèr Mì
    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme (1978)
    Tea for Two (2000) by l'Artisan Parfumeur
    Tam Dao (2003) by Diptyque
    Aoud Café (2013) by Mancera
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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Several examples:

    Creed Aventus
    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme, LIDGE
    Chanel Bleu and Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    Dior Suvage

    and everything from Bond No 9
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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Tobacco Vanille to me is disgusting.
    Expensive too. Tobacco Vanille ought to get discontinued.
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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Quote Originally Posted by mistersurgery View Post
    Personally, I find Creed's Original Santal to be a nauseating horror show. I wrote a review of it a while back if you want to see me fully explain why I think it's horrific, but I'd enjoy hearing which fragrances you all truly can't stand.
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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Another vote for Sauvage. It gives me a screeching headache when I'm around it.
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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Totally agreed about Aramis, worst I've tried: drydown smells like sour sweat to me.

    But it's not the house: I love Aramis Modern Leather. And I like Aramis 900.

    Kouros I also find unpleasant (but conversely love Antaeus and Quorum). There was a Gucci oud thing which was a bit nasty.

    There are other scents I really don't like (e.g. Cool Water, Bogart Pour Homme), but not a yuk reaction.
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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Secretions Manifiques by ELdO
    Mercury by Nu_Be
    Success by Donald Trump (no political implications, just the perfume itself)

    These all have an iodine-like sharp metallic note that I just can’t get past.
    Current Top Ten:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    2) Giorgio V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    4) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    6) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    7) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    7) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    7) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    7) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derbyman View Post
    The only one so far (and I quite liked it originally) is ScentStory 24 Gold. Cloying and sickly.
    I forgot this one.
    I also found it toxic the one time I tested it.

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    Default Re: What fragrances make you do you hate/make you retch?

    Most of the fragrances from the niche house DSH are boring, lack originality, and are overly cloying!

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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    I’ve worn my share of scrubbers, but none have made me wretch. To me, persistence is worse than a bad smell. A nice smelling fragrance can become nauseating if it just won’t relent (and I don’t overspray, especially on a first try). Conversely, I can to enjoy something challenging if it’s done deftly (and not oversprayed). Kouros comes to mind here. I wonder sometimes if people who complain in reviews about a fragrance are just overspraying. Sometimes subtlety is key.

    I seem to have the most problems with heavy usage of aromachemicals like iso e super (not a fan or norlimbanol, either). I used to get headaches wearing anything with certain synthetics, but either I’ve become less sensitive, or they’ve been more carefully regulated (probably both). Case in point: Terre d’Hermes. Love the smell, but I used to get migraines from it. I wear and enjoy it now, but I’m still careful with the trigger.

    Others that have made me nauseous: Sung Homme (ever been given too much laughing gas at the dentist?), Versace Eros, A*Men Pure Wood (this one I didn’t even spray on skin, and I like others in the line). I’m sure there are others.

    I can think of only one perfume I’ve sprayed on paper and decided it wasn’t worth trying on skin, and that is grey flannel. I put the paper strip in the garbage in our garage and I could smell it for days after. I’ve thought several times about buying a $10 bottle at Ross and trying again, but I’m no masochist.

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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    I won't go as far as retch but A*men smelt as bad as cat piss on me, couldn't wash it off quick enough.
    Currently wearing: Vibrant Leather by Zara

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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Secretions Magnifique (or whatever it's called) by ELdO. It makes me physically ill, to almost making me retch / vomit / barf.
    Currently wearing: Vetiverus by Oliver & Co.

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    There's a lot of perfumes that I don't enjoy and won't wear, because of a piercing synthetic note, but the only perfume that has ever made me retch is Acqua di Parma's Ebano. It was horrible.

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    Giorgio Beverly Hills Red for Men

    Wore this in 90s snd was a nice Fall scent. The last time I tried this recently it was a disgusting fecal bomb
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    Tom Ford F***king Fabulous - liked it initially but then..

    Smells like Chinese rubber, not sure what the note is that i pick up but I've smelled it in other frags but to a lesser extent.

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    I’m gonna have to go old school and say 2 that I hated as a teen and still do. Polo (green bottle) and Drakkar

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    The worst I came across so far I think is Montale Black Aoud. I just went back to my personal notes, but I think it is not appropriate to copy/paste them here
    My god, how I loathed that scent.

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    Rasasi Tasmeem: A vague not well done Declaration like copy, which I do not like already in the first place.

    (funny I see Red Tobacco mentioned which I adore and hardly can imagine to be disliked.....; how subjective this hobby is )
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    - Fragrances of Ireland: Patrick
    - Polo Blue Gold Blend edp
    - Antaeus (vtg)
    - Azzaro: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - TF: Ombré Leather
    - Al Haramain: Excellent
    - SA: Shaghaf Oud Abyad
    - SA: Al Basel
    - D&G: Pour Homme (vtg)
    - Mancera: Red Tobacco
    - Mancera: Aoud Vanille

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    Default Re: What fragrances do you hate/make you retch?

    Quote Originally Posted by CutSmut View Post
    There's a lot of perfumes that I don't enjoy and won't wear, because of a piercing synthetic note, but the only perfume that has ever made me retch is Acqua di Parma's Ebano. It was horrible.
    I’ll take that one off the list then thanks




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