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    Default 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    I know many find that after applying Aventus, they can't smell it themselves but others around them can distinctly detect it.

    Has anyone had similar issues with other fragrances?

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    The Dior Prive collection's patchouli scent. I sprayed it on the card and then I couldn't smell anything after a few seconds. Kept the strip to see whether I could pick anything up after a few minutes, but no luck, so I gave up after half an hour
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    Its a strange phenomena when you are anosmic to a fragrance where everyone else can smell it. The two that come to mind in which I have this problem is Dia Man and Santal Noble. After application I can smell them lightly for 20 minutes or so and then nothing but others can smell it on me long after application. Weird.
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    Escada Magnetism

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Ambre Nuit for me does somehow the same.

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    None for me really - that I have come across yet anyway. I smell Aventus, D&G The One, Gucci Pour Homme II, Molecule 01, and most of the others that some people complain about for 8+ hours.

    1) I don't wear the same fragrance more than once/month.
    2) I don't spray near my face or neck. The idea of spraying "pulse points" is a bad one IMO - don't spray the smooth / hairless part of your wrist, spray the top of your wrist - there is 1000 more surface area where the hair is, and it wont rub off on a desk. I spray under my shirt on my chest so I am not breathing it in constantly.

    Actually - Chanel Eau de Cologne may do that to me - I know it's not a best by any means, but I can really only smell that one for 20-30 min tops, and some people say they can smell that one for hours. I will need to revisit that one this spring to see if I still suffer from that one - which is a shame, since it's one of the most beautiful things I have smelled.
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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Most of the ones i spray on; especially Davidoff Coolwater

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Its a strange phenomena when you are anosmic to a fragrance where everyone else can smell it. The two that come to mind in which I have this problem is Dia Man and Santal Noble. After application I can smell them lightly for 20 minutes or so and then nothing but others can smell it on me long after application. Weird.
    Yeah, I get it with Dia Man too. I generally get the effect with anything with Iso-E-Super, such Jubilation XXV.

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    I personally have never had issues like that thankfully.
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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Kiste by Slumberhouse

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    On El by J del Pozo, among others- while I like its notes, can barely sense them and/or make them last more than 20-30 minutes
    Currently wearing: Zino Davidoff by Davidoff

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Sadly Amouage Epic, Timbuktu, Sycomore, Yatagan, CdG2Man, Acqua di Gio Profumo, Fahrenheit ... some of my greats ...
    Currently wearing: Yatagan by Caron

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    Too many to count. Tdh, BDC, many others. Many faves, unfortunately.

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Fortunately, no, I've never experienced the olfactory fatigue. I'm a 3 sprays wearer, one on the chest, two on the neck: back and front and I'm set for at least 8 hours with almost all of my scents. My sense of smell is weaker when I drink (and I don't mean water:-) but I heard it's normal.
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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Bvlgari Man- even when I spray it on strips I smell practically nothing
    Hanse Mori HIM- same as above

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    I think it can happen with any fragrance you wear too often, but for me it happened the most with Le Labo Gaiac 10. When I first bought it I loved it so much I wore it everyday and after a while I couldn't smell anything but was still getting compliments. When I give it a break though, it's one of the longest lasting and most persistent fragrances I own, I just have to keep it to 1-2 times a week so I don't go blind to it.

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Aventus is the big one but also DHI is really bad for me.

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Quote Originally Posted by hitman View Post
    Ambre Nuit for me does somehow the same.

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    I get it with Ambre Nuit too.

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Aventus and the original ADG both do it to me.

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    D&G Pour Homme... I can smell it forl ike 5 minutes, and then it's gone. Everyone else can detect it on my skin.

    I've got the same issue with Bentley For Men Intense at times. It really sucks.

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    Terre d'hermes pure parfume. I know it's there, but I can't smell it...

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    Oud & Bergamot. Less is more with this. More than 2 sprays and it completely disappears. One or two and I can smell it all day.
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    Bvlgari Pour homme but I do not think it is because of my nose
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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    Bvlgari Pour homme but I do not think it is because of my nose
    I used to think this stuff is weak but it really isn't. Try asking the people around you.

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Yes I definitely have a similar problem with multiple fragrances.. Some fragrances I find may just be way to weak and subtle to be able to detect much of a scent emanating off of my skin but than on occasion there are certain fragrances that perform very well but I seem to go nose blind to! Sometimes it even happens to me with a fragrance that I usually never have a problem with.. For example when I first started wearing Calvin Klein Reveal for Men I loved how powerful it was! Reveal for Men performed very well! It projected well and lasted a while! Than for some odd reason after wearing the fragrance more and more on some days I would spray it & not be able to really smell it on my skin no matter how hard I try.. Sometimes I think if you spray the fragrance a bit to close to your nose, for example when you spray on your neck. I think that can make you go nose blind.. It definitely is a complicated phenomenon!

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    I'm not sure but I think Cartier's L'Heure de Promise might be like that. Couldn't smell it after a few minutes after it started out so beautiful I wanted to drop $280 on it.
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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    Ck one Shock for men, definitely does that for me. When I move environments I can still smell it but now every time wheres other fragrances I smell on myself much more ...

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    Default Re: 'Ghost' Fragrances - Fragrances that make you nose blind

    This may be because the fragrance is very strong ? I only did 4 sprays ... Very interesting

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    Invictus aqua (2016)
    Aventus
    Baccarat Rouge 540
    Epic man

    These last a long time but feel like it creeps in and out
    Last edited by rickyv166; 3rd March 2018 at 09:11 PM.




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