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Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:19 pm
by brothers
Barry wrote:I don't care for the Master Colognes....

I tried Master Topaz... no wonder it's $36.00 a gallon.

Draggon Noir #14 as well.

I'm surprised criminals don't use this stuff to mask odors odors when necessary.
They probably do, just as you suggested, but what they forget is that the stinky cheap stuff is a dead giveaway. "Officer, if we can find a guy around here that matches that stinky lingering odor he left as he ran away, we'll definitely have our man!"

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:26 am
by mlb549
I feel honored that my beloved Pinaud/Clubman products are garnering so much attention. I have and use the entire stable, and have for years. Fortunately, I am not bothered by hoards of social invitations or ravaged with the affections of sex-starved maidens----this must be the up side of the equation!!! I just call them my Stink Pretties.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:41 am
by NickP68
CMur12 wrote:
Nick, welcome to SMF!

- Murray
brothers wrote:Hi Nick. Welcome to SMF!


@cmur12 @brothers thank you! :)

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:43 pm
by brothers
mlb549 wrote:I feel honored that my beloved Pinaud/Clubman products are garnering so much attention. I have and use the entire stable, and have for years. Fortunately, I am not bothered by hoards of social invitations or ravaged with the affections of sex-starved maidens----this must be the up side of the equation!!! I just call them my Stink Pretties.
I tried them all and the only Pinaud Clubman I cared for was the Original. The rest were cheap enough that I didn't have any regrets when I tossed them out.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:54 am
by desertbadger
I'm coming late to the party, but the good doctor hit the nail on the head with this one. Normally, I like some of the Pinaud products because of the ye olde baber shoppe scents. I threw away the bottle of Lilac Vegetal; that stuff will gag a maggot.
Years ago, (a lot of years ago) when I was in Junior High school, the rave was one called Hai Karate, so what the hell, I bought a bottle. The scent was so strong and pungent I couldn't stand it. I gave it to my dad, who took one wiff of the bottle, then threw it in the trash.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:31 am
by CMur12
I remember when Hai Karate came out, back when I was a teenager. It was heavily advertised.

I never tried it, though.

- Murray

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:43 pm
by desertbadger
CMur12 wrote:I remember when Hai Karate came out, back when I was a teenager. It was heavily advertised.

I never tried it, though.

- Murray
Murray trust me, you didn't miss anything.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:01 pm
by CMur12
desertbadger wrote:
CMur12 wrote:I remember when Hai Karate came out, back when I was a teenager. It was heavily advertised.

I never tried it, though.

- Murray
Murray trust me, you didn't miss anything.
:mrgreen:

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:45 am
by brothers
desertbadger wrote:I'm coming late to the party, but the good doctor hit the nail on the head with this one. Normally, I like some of the Pinaud products because of the ye olde baber shoppe scents. I threw away the bottle of Lilac Vegetal; that stuff will gag a maggot.
Years ago, (a lot of years ago) when I was in Junior High school, the rave was one called Hai Karate, so what the hell, I bought a bottle. The scent was so strong and pungent I couldn't stand it. I gave it to my dad, who took one wiff of the bottle, then threw it in the trash.
David, just think of all the 7th and 8th grade girls at school we impressed with our new found source of acting like idiots. :D Those were some very frustrating years for some of us. If I recall correctly, I also threw my Hai Karate away, at least I hope I didn't go around stinking for too many days. Fortunately for me (and the girls), having on a stinky cologne all day long literally gave me a terrible splitting headache and sometimes barfing.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:19 pm
by desertbadger
Yeah, Gary I know what do you mean. I remember the smell of the locker room after gym class. Ugh! It would have have been better if no one showered.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:30 pm
by brothers
If I get another vote, I'd like to add English Leather to my never-again list.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:54 pm
by CMur12
Do they still make English Leather? I had some of this when I was a teenager, but I rarely wore cologne and it saw little use.

- Murray

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:21 pm
by brothers
Murray, I checked google and am amazed that it's still available from quite a few vendors. Just not my cup of tea!

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:23 pm
by CMur12
brothers wrote:Murray, I checked google and am amazed that it's still available from quite a few vendors. Just not my cup of tea!
Nor mine, Gary. :)

- Murray

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:08 am
by desertbadger
CMur12 wrote:
brothers wrote:Murray, I checked google and am amazed that it's still available from quite a few vendors. Just not my cup of tea!
Nor mine, Gary. :)

- Murray
+2.....If I remember right, it was a very strong scent similar in strength (not scent) to Knize 10. Just a little too much and you would kill people on an elevator.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:08 am
by drmoss_ca
I finished off the bottle of Lilac Vegetal that has languished in a cupboard for several years yesterday. My elderly Ford Expedition was invaded by mice about three winters ago, and despite having the interior stripped and cleaned, it still reeks. Yesterday I found another mouse nest in the tool compartment under the floor of the luggage area. Having thrown that out, I sprinkled the rest of the bottle over the interior. Awful as it is, it doesn't smell as bad as a hot car with mouse urine cooking gently in the heat, and I'm hoping the mice won't like it at all. I'd rather the car smelled of urinal cakes than the mice.
In fact, there have been no mice in the vehicle that I know of since it was stripped and cleaned, but there must be traces of their scent in the sound proofing inside the bodywork. It seems the best way to keep them out is peppermint oil, and I have been soaking it into squares of thick cardboard that can be inserted under the headliner and other strategic spots. I'm stuck with this situation as no one would buy the vehicle as it is. I can only hope that when Zeus decides to strike me with a thunderbolt for my unbelief, he misses me and hits the truck, writing it off in a flash.

C.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:26 am
by TRBeck
The Veg has to be in contention.

Montale released a fragrance called Greyland some years ago. It was a real scrubber, the sweetest and most chemical thing I've worn, and given its $100+ price tag, unacceptably awful.

Those are the first two that come to mind, but there have been some stinkers I'm forgetting, I'm sure. I imagine wetshavers' insistence on trying and - in some cases, actually enjoying - odd old products has helped Lilac Vegetal stay in production. Everyone buys a bottle sooner or later, it seems, even if a good number of them end up dumped down the drain.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:11 pm
by drmoss_ca
Ah, a 'scrubber'. AKA a slapper, or a slag in UK slang. What it might mean in the US I don't know, but I'm probably letting my mind wander where it ought not to go.

Re: Worst scent ever

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:43 pm
by TRBeck
Ha. Yeah, had to look that one up.

I guess I picked up the scrubber term on BN; anyway, there wasn't enough soap to get the stench of Greyland off of my skin. Hideous.

Most of the Lustray splashes are no picnic, either. Particularly the Musk.