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    Default Fragrances that made you cry

    I've smelled only a handful of fragrances that were so beautiful (the first time I smelled them) they made me cry a little bit.
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    and i'm a man (and i'm not really depressed lol)

    did it even happen to you ?

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Quote Originally Posted by ionone View Post
    did it even happen to you ?
    Not yet.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    I cry when bad perfumes are around me. Feels like they are punching me in the face

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Yeah. A few of them did. Right after I bought them and saw my expense account.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Quote Originally Posted by ionone View Post
    did it even happen to you ?
    Once, 13 years ago.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Quote Originally Posted by ionone View Post
    I've smelled only a handful of fragrances that were so beautiful (the first time I smelled them) they made me cry a little bit.
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    and i'm a man (and i'm not really depressed lol)

    did it even happen to you ?
    You cant say that it happened to you, and then not reveal what the fragrance was!!
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    I got some in my eye once. Does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOB111 View Post
    You cant say that it happened to you, and then not reveal what the fragrance was!!
    I didn't write the perfumes, because I don't want people to think they are amazing perfumes, while every taste is different, so what might work for me might not for other people

    but here is a few :
    Boadicea - Intense
    Clean Reserve - Skin
    and yesterday Armani Privé - Cuir Améthyste (so insane)

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    Fashion Two-Twenty pour Homme was literally so horrific, my eyes misted over.

    I'm being serious.

    I still have it, with the box, as a souvenir of the worst blind buy in the history of my life.

    It holds a mythical status in my wardrobe.......even though it's unwearable.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Never.
    1. No, never blind buy (I do, but do as I say, not as I do. I'm taking no responsibility for your fragrance gambling).
    2. Get them both. You're a Basenoter and you know you're going to end up purchasing them both eventually.
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    TBH, it never even crossed my mind that this was possible.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    When I smelled a vintage Avon worn by my mother for the first time in years, and memories came flooding back,
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    It's not a response I can imagine. At most, I'll say something such as, "Wow, this is nice."

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Almost cried with laughter- Kouros !

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Cry how? Like someone kicked you in the balls? Out of self pity? Anger? To manipulate the sales assistant? Joy? I assume the latter.

    Can't say I did. Not even when eating cake with extra cream and strawberries. But it's very nice that they make you so happy, of course.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Once, 13 years ago.
    What was it??

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    Nope, it's never happened to me. If I smell a good perfume I'll probably smile, but I've never cried.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Just once. Four years ago my boss gave me a birthday present of a 200ml bottle of Chanel Sycomore, the old, discontinued EDT version -- just exactly at the time they discontinued it and switched to EDP. I burst into tears when I opened that huge Chanel box.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Not yet, the search continues.....

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    Nope.

    If a fragrance were to have a chance at making me cry, it would probably have to do with a triggered memory. I just don't have that much emotional fragrant history in my life, I guess.

    Cook.bot's cry makes sense to me as well. A well-timed and unexpected gift can be emotional.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Few to none so far.
    However if any fragrances would have been the likeliest candidates to cause tears of joy (rather than sadness, depression etc.) the likeliest personal choices whose craftiness might have impressed one to tears would have included certain mostly vintage renditions.

    Of both certain designer scents like: Boss Elements,Relax by Davidoff, Escada PH, Joop What About Adam, Bogart Furyo, Ungaro II, Spazio Krizia, Joint by Roccobarocco, Faconnable, yet also a few niche ones like Creed REL, several vintage Lutens including Ambre Sultan, Feminite du Bois and Chypre Rouge, Knize Forest.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Never cried over a fragrance.....yet.

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    Nah, I only was close to crying seeing some price tags during the pandemic.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Just once. Four years ago my boss gave me a birthday present of a 200ml bottle of Chanel Sycomore, the old, discontinued EDT version -- just exactly at the time they discontinued it and switched to EDP. I burst into tears when I opened that huge Chanel box.
    Now, YOUR reaction I can understand. That was a timely, thoughtful gift.

    As much as I enjoy PPH or Super Fragrance, I can't imagine it ever bringing a tear to my eye.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Yes. It caught me by surprise. I never knew the experience of feeling like crying over beauty, the way some may speak about an opera, etc. But then, in the shower, I sudsed up a bar of Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau soap, and I felt the emotional impact of overwhelming beauty. The liquid perfume doesn't compare. That bar soap just sends me.
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    Happens only when memories are attached to the fragrance.

    Hi Quarry, nice pic!

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    I dont feel those emotions that deeply. Im not against it. Its fine. Guys can cry. I dont though, generally speaking, even when im really sad, like immediate family death. Im dry. So no, perfumes do not bring tears.
    I smell.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    That has never happened to me. Swoon, gasp, hand-to-heart, yes...cry, no.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnette View Post
    That has never happened to me. Swoon, gasp, hand-to-heart, yes...cry, no.
    This.

    l have been known to laugh with joy occasionally, or tut or sigh with disappointment, but never cry.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    Quote Originally Posted by FragFrog View Post
    Hi Quarry, nice pic!
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