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Fragrances that you don't like

Today I was at Sephora so I decided to smell the new Gucci Bloom fragrance. Just smelling the bottle, it stunk to me. Then I tried Gucci Flora which I thought smelled nice in the bottle. Big mistake since I sprayed it on myself. After it dried down I smelled like men's cologne. Ugh! 

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Re: Fragrances that you don't like

To me Phiosophy's " Falling In Love " smells like bug spray.

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I absolutely cannot stand any fragrance containing gardenia. I despise the odor; would rather smell a skunk.

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@Kachina624 wrote:

I absolutely cannot stand any fragrance containing gardenia. I despise the odor; would rather smell a skunk.

 

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Oh no! isn't that weird? That is one fragrance that I thought awhile ago-I really like gardenia!

And I usually don't like florals.

And so many things do not smell good on me or I don't like them.

All our chemistries are so different-something that smells wonderful on one will smell awful on another.😨

 

Has anyone ever followed someone around the store because you love the scent they are wearing lol! (I did eventually ask what it was).😆


 

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Re: Fragrances that you don't like

Fragrance is such a personal thing. I know that lavender is very popular but I don't care for it at all. Same with patchouli. 

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I'm an outlier on fragrantica.com because they mostly like only what they consider the classics and look down their collective noses at anything else, while I tend to love lighter, fresher scents -- fruity, floral, or a combination thereof.


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@suzyQ3 wrote:

I'm an outlier on fragrantica.com because they mostly like only what they consider the classics and look down their collective noses at anything else, while I tend to love lighter, fresher scents -- fruity, floral, or a combination thereof.


I like lighter scents too, @suzyQ3, especially in the warmer months. Since it's still in the 80's where I live, I'm currently wearing Estee Lauder Pure White Linen Light Breeze which has some green notes in addition to some light florals. 

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Agree about gardenia, roses, strong floral scents. Too much. Light Blue is good for a cologne. I've been purchasing Bath & Body Works fragrance mists - the subtle and clean fragrances. Even colognes seem too heavy for me.

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Chanel no 5 it’s just heavy and hideous to me.

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I can't really do musk.  I don't know what it is. There are even some scents in Old Spice body wash that give me a headache. Either that or it's because my ex-husband is wearing it.