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Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:56 am
by Drakhtul
JayDee wrote:Jovan Musk. I can't stand it!

Same, it's disgusting.

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:52 pm
by Martin_TO
Pinaud Clubman was pretty harsh on the nose and skin if used in more than conservative quantity. I tried to repurpose it and added some mineral oil to see if I could turn it into a hair tonic to get just a bit of slick look and nice scent after a shower. The stuff emulsified the oil and it looked like Italian Salad Dressing. Probably could have used it clean those poor animals stuck in an oil slick after a tanker spill. I finally just left the lid off and left it under my sink and it was an amazing scent diffuser for my bathroom.

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:22 am
by Ouchmychin
Gunny, I used Clubman reserve for a bathroom deodorizer myself. Never liked Clubman either. I do use Clubman Vanilla, and their Bay Rum though.

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:53 am
by Julius_Rodman
Rufus wrote:I'd say Lilac Vegetal, but with a caveat: in the bottle it smells like a combination of Jay's Fluid and a urinal cake, but once on my skin for a few minutes it doesn't smell too bad. One scent I can't stand is Brut; in the bottle and on my skin it just turns me off.



My cat's urinal cake for the LV.

Are you sure that getting accustomed means you can get on an elevator with it?

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:28 pm
by brothers
I owned a bottle of LV once for about 30 minutes. Just long enough to buy it, bring it home, apply it, scrub it off with soap, and throw it away in the dumpster.

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:57 pm
by cpool222
Ouchmychin wrote:Gunny, I used Clubman reserve for a bathroom deodorizer myself. Never liked Clubman either. I do use Clubman Vanilla, and their Bay Rum though.


Their Bay Rum is actually quite good, as is their talc. Don't care for the other products though.

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:15 am
by Bargepole
Lilac Vegetal. Yes. Gawd blimey. Used to be really rather good - a classic French barbershop lilac. Couple of the old Frogs in my lineage used it. They smelt fine.

Then they changed ALL the ingredients but still called it Lilac Vegetal. Odd. The urinal cake thing is dead right, except it's not a fresh-out-of-the-wrapper urinal cake. It's an *experienced* urinal cake. A urinal cake that had stories to tell, lessons to impart, many of them about asparagus.

Not great.

On the other hand, I don't see anyone mentioning Giorgio Beverly Hills Extreme (or possibly Intense, or Hateful, or Take That, You Bastards or whatever it was called. Giorgio Beverly Hills Karma: For the Man Who Did Something Really, Really Bad in a Previous Life, perhaps. A girl left me because of it. I only wore it the once but she said she couldn't even look at me without smelling it, thereafter. Nice girl, too. From Modesto. This would be in the 1980s I suppose.

I wonder whether it was true that Le Cirque (or somewhere of the same rank in NYC) had a neat brass sign on the door: No Pipes, No Cigars, No Giorgio.

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:36 am
by Rufus
Bargepole wrote:Lilac Vegetal. Yes. Gawd blimey.

Then they changed ALL the ingredients but still called it Lilac Vegetal. Odd. The urinal cake thing is dead right, except it's not a fresh-out-of-the-wrapper urinal cake. It's an *experienced* urinal cake. A urinal cake that had stories to tell, lessons to impart, many of them about asparagus..


You've nailed it, especially with the "asparagus". =D> :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:08 am
by Sam
I can vote Yatagan too. Encre Noir was not to my liking but that is just me. Yatagan was really bad

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:18 am
by drmoss_ca
Michael! Nice to see you around!

Chris

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:10 pm
by Ouchmychin
I have a bottle of Lilac Vegital from Master Well Comb, I wonder if it is as bad as the Pinaud version. Also have a couple of samples of Gorgio adts. One is Aqua de Gorgio and the other is Armani Mania I believe. Neither of them is very intense. Hamam Bouque is more I believe. I got a couple samples of Gucci and they are cedar scented and pretty good to me. My daughter likes a sample of Intense by daVince if I recall. Anyone tried any of them?

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:43 pm
by brothers
Compared to some of the bad ones I've experienced, I think I'd actually prefer something along the lines of paint thinner or gasoline, if I had to make a choice. Thank goodness I don't have to do that.

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:00 am
by Bargepole
The *original* pain thinner was excellent but the current iteration lacks depth and body. Same with gasoline, which used to have a very long-lasting lead note but no longer. Shame.

EDIT "Paint" thinner of course, tho' "pain thinner" would be handy. Halothaneā„¢ would fit the bill, though not suitable for work.

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:29 am
by Bargepole
I love Yatagan though haven't tried the current one. But it's definitely not to everyone's taste. My ma, a lifelong Caron gal, took against it when I wore it to take her out to lunch. "You've trodden in something, laddie" she said amiably. Philistine. French blood. And Welsh blood. And Jewish blood. Uppitty lot, the Franco-Judaic Welsh.

Oh, and Irish too. Doomed, really. Pa added Scottish, Scouse and some kind of German I think. I'd guess Saxon, or possibly Pointer. And they tell me I can't be European any more. Bah.

Oops. Thread drift. How unlike me. Where's Gordon?

Re: Worst scent ever

PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:21 am
by CMur12
It's good to see you, Michael. I'm delighted by your prose, as always.

Since Gordon remarried, he dropped out of sight. His last post was January 9, 2015.

- Murray