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    Default Fragrances you like but those around you do not?

    For some reason I've always loved what most around me in my daily life consider "old man" smelling fragrances. Not sure why I like them, I just do, in fact I love them. Do you have a similar guilty pleasure?

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    I wear what I enjoy never hear any negative comments, even if I did I work in a large open space in retail and am not out to impress anyone most my fragrances give off a mature vibe and I’m ok with that.
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    Unfortunately I love New York Intense but my wife does not.
    Currently wearing: H24 by Hermès

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    I rather like my Aramis Devon but others have been left unconvinced by my Time Lord swagger.

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    Any of my powdery old florals and fougères from the 1900's-1940's. BF wrinkles his nose at me.
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    I had an ex who hated Tuscan Leather. Her mother, on the other hand, literally chased me around her house sniffing me...
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    I'm sure there must have been some employees in my firm that didn't like what I wore, but I never heard anything, probably because they were afraid to say anything.
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    Slumberhouse Norne is the one that comes to mind.


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    Xerjoff Alexandria II
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    Just a couple that comes to mind that I had to sell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
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    Just a couple that comes to mind that I had to sell.
    Did you really sell these because people around you didn't like them? Significant others? Co-workers? Honestly curious about who would have enough sway to make you give something up.
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    For instance:
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    Durbano Black Tourmaline
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    Chanel Sycomore EDT and Rogue Perfumery Mousse Illuminee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I'm sure there must have been some employees in my firm that didn't like what I wore, but I never heard anything, probably because they were afraid to say anything.

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    DHI, Polo, Declaration Essence, Egoiste, Santos Concentree.

    Not sure how much I still like DE these days. Egoiste is on relatively thin ice as well.

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    My wife really dislikes BR540 & Mousse Illuminee.
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    Amouage - Gold is gathering so much hate from those around me.
    It's part of its charm.

    That's quite an achievement! I admire it. So it gets an extra point for that.



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    My best friend (female) doesn‘t like LADDM (“marshmallows“) and GGA (“stinky new car”)...

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    My better half doesn't like me in Nahema, Black Aoud (though this gets compliments from others), Ambrarem, Hanbury - all perfumes I have to wear when I know we're going to be apart for most of the day.
    Ohters don't seem to care much for Miyako.
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    My wife isn’t a fan of Rasasi Tobacco Blaze because after a while you smell like you are a smoker as the ash is realistically prominent. I give her a break and wear it for myself when she has a long day at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zealot Crusader View Post
    Did you really sell these because people around you didn't like them? Significant others? Co-workers? Honestly curious about who would have enough sway to make you give something up.
    Yeah, should have clarified it was the wife.

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    Too many to mention, so far especially Drakkar Noir, C&E Sienna, Lancetti Uomo Concentree among the ones actually owned and regularly used
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    Not sure about specific fragrances that others dislike, but I can resonate with "old man" smelling. I am quite young compared to many members here, and I'm sure that my tastes would be - at the very least - defined as "mature" by many in my age group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceRF View Post
    Not sure about specific fragrances that others dislike, but I can resonate with "old man" smelling. I am quite young compared to many members here, and I'm sure that my tastes would be - at the very least - defined as "mature" by many in my age group.
    I wonder how much context including style plays into the perception of a frag including such notions as "old man smelling"? For instance, I've been wearing vintage Azzaro and Heritage like mad this past year and they are often received well without any comments on their seemingly antiquated profiles (albeit within the limitations of current circumstances).
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I'm sure there must have been some employees in my firm that didn't like what I wore, but I never heard anything, probably because they were afraid to say anything.
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    Santa Maria Novella Peau D’Espagne

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellbentforleather View Post
    I wonder how much context including style plays into the perception of a frag including such notions as "old man smelling"? For instance, I've been wearing vintage Azzaro and Heritage like mad this past year and they are often received well without any comments on their seemingly antiquated profiles (albeit within the limitations of current circumstances).
    I'm not sure but my personal tastes with regard to style also tend to be somewhat more mature than one would expect for my age.

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    My wife has vetoed quite a few things I like, most prominently Luciano Pavarotti for Men.

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    Default Re: Fragrances you like but those around you do not?

    Quote Originally Posted by TR10 View Post
    Santa Maria Novella Peau D’Espagne

    I adore it. But it is not a crowd pleaser

    It’s Oliver Reed in a crowd of Justin Biebers
    A good scent. And the Oliver Reed mention is quite apt.

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