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The Worst perfume ever!

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anniewoo Fri 28-Sep-12 19:54:07

Was in HOF today and as i have no money at the moment to spend (despite their sale) decided to cheer myself up with a spray ( or two) of their posh perfumes. Big Mistake- sprayed Serge lutyens Tuberose Criminale- and it was!!!! Well the smell was criminal- like camphor, moth balls mixed with wintergreen , that awful muscle rub stuff. Jesus wept and it lasts and lasts and lasts. Can't kill it off, despite Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio on my other wrist. You have been warned.....Though i do dare you!!!

anniewoo Sat 29-Sep-12 09:23:47

None of the perfumes come close (in awfulness) to Serge Lutens Tuberose Criminalle grin Please somebody try it today and let me kniow what you think. His Clar de Musc is nice though.

indianrani Sat 29-Sep-12 09:28:31

I Love Angel! Hate 'poison' by CD, Migraine scented!

BoerWarKids Sat 29-Sep-12 09:32:10

Yy to Florentyna. Loo cleaner.

I remember Mizz magazine in the 90s always saying that different perfumes smell different according to the wearer grin

I hate Rive Gauche. Reminds me of my toxic grandmother and my sinuses hurt just thinking about it.

Tamisara Sat 29-Sep-12 09:33:43

I used to love Lou Lou. I found some in an aold bag, and decided to spray it in my cardigan cupboard the other week - it was so putrifying I had to wash all my woolies. I can't believe how much I hate it now.

kiwigirl42 Sat 29-Sep-12 09:34:34

Um ... I adore Serge Lutens Tuberose Criminelle! It smells a bit petrolly when you put it on then settles down to the most gorgeous gardenia on my skin. I have a whole bell jar. I adore his Louve too - almonds and vanilla but it doesn't last at all on me. And I may have some Ambre Sultan by him too ...

MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Sat 29-Sep-12 09:35:05

That takes me mum always wore that.
Anything by Estee Lauder...

Perfumes I wore in the eighties now just give me a headache...Obsession for one.
But I still like Samsara.

IdoknowtheMuffinMan Sat 29-Sep-12 09:39:54

I bought Jo Malone Blue Agave and something, oh Lord it is so vile. It's lurking in my bathroom cabinet daring me to throw it out.

FreddieMercurysBolero Sat 29-Sep-12 09:40:56

Curious by Britney Spears. SIL thinks it i the height of glamour and wears far too much of it. MIL bought it for me as a present too. Ugh. Anais Anais does smell of cat piss hififsmile I tried on some RED Door a few weeks ago because I was informed it was a good dupe of Gucci Envy, my favourite perfume EVER that was discontinued. It smelt of disappointment.

hellswelshy Sat 29-Sep-12 09:49:52

I love Exclamation! when i was a teen, and still sniff it when im in Boots for nostalgias sake. Also Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden, happy memories. The worst smells ever are Poison, and the heavy Estee Lauder ones like headachey!!
Now i wear DKNY for women and Hugo Boss Red.

MovingGal Sat 29-Sep-12 09:51:05

Love YSL Paris - but then I am perhaps verging on old ladyhood..........

Hate Samsara - headache inducing but thankfully not as popular as in the 80s

J Lo - any version - smells of air freshener & disappointment (if I can borrow your great turn of phrase Freddie) because I always want my DH to give me Paris and he gives me J Lo.

DonaAna Sat 29-Sep-12 09:56:08

Tuberose (Tubereuse Criminelle, original Poison, Fracas) is very distinctive and it's absolute is one of the most expensive raw materials in perfumery (and an absolutely gorgeous natural). It's a bit of an acquired taste though - not for everyone.

Rive Gauche is strongly aldehydic (as is Chanel 5) and many modern consumers find aldehydes difficult.

Angel is one of the most copied perfumes ever and made way for hundreds if not thousands of gourmand perfumes. It's a love-hate perfume but probably one of the most influential releases ever.

Fruity florals and fresh perfumes are designed to be inoffensive and to appeal to everyone - this is why your average department store is full of them. It's easy to fit in wearing them, but few of them are very distinctive.

Badvoc Sat 29-Sep-12 09:58:13

All of the sleb ones are pretty vile though, arent they?
Anais anais smell of leeks to me...
My aunt once gave me a bottle of a clinique actually mad me feel ill...binned it.
I love perfumes like obsession and opium and cinnabar BUT only in autumn/ wrong for spring/summer...

Badvoc Sat 29-Sep-12 09:59:35

Can I ask advice?
An looking for a new perfume for me...would like it to be classy and rose based.
any ideas?

Not too floral though...

Jins Sat 29-Sep-12 10:02:04

The violet lush one was tuca tuca and it smelled dreadful on me too. Having said that I love their orange blossom, ginger and lust perfumes.

I hate anais anais with a passion. I'm also a bit meh about the celeb perfumes. There are others I'll have to think about

Badvoc Sat 29-Sep-12 10:05:12

Is the imogen rose one nice jins?

YouOldSlag Sat 29-Sep-12 10:07:58

rose based but not too floral? you set a hard task my friend.


Gres Cabotine Rose
or Ferre Rose Princesse by GianFranco Ferre.

AmberLeaf Sat 29-Sep-12 10:10:34

I thought about Poison the other day, I loved it! I was about 14 years old though and I used to get a bottle in duty free every year on the way home from my holiday. I think it would give me a headache now though it was pretty strong.

I love Angel.

There are loads I used to love, but can no longer wear because I cant afford them they remind me of my EX!

AmberLeaf Sat 29-Sep-12 10:10:50

*Because he bought them for me, not because he wore them!

AmberLeaf Sat 29-Sep-12 10:11:33

Oh and I hate Joop Homme too!

Meglet Sat 29-Sep-12 10:13:29

Anything floral makes me retch and feel 'granny-ish'.

On the other hand I love Angel and the Tom Ford ones.

Meglet Sat 29-Sep-12 10:16:01

DonaAna yes, tuberose is bloody gorgeous. It's not in cheap perfume though sadly, Tom Ford was £££ for a small bottle (and on my Xmas list).

gymboywalton Sat 29-Sep-12 10:16:36

white linen makes me retch

anything 'oceanic' just smells like fish to me

MorrisZapp Sat 29-Sep-12 10:16:43

Ma Griffe in a green bottle. Bogging.

I wore Angel for years, it was my 'signature scent'. I still love it, but only for nostalgia.

In summer I wear clinique Happy, in winter I wear Kiehls musk oil stuff. But mostly I wear nothing, just use lovely body lotion.

Oh, and anything with jasmine is vile.

gymboywalton Sat 29-Sep-12 10:17:14

an old boyfriend bought me a bottle of JOY once-meant to be the most expensive perfume in the world-smelt like cold tea

MorrisZapp Sat 29-Sep-12 10:20:03

DP is currently loving Spicebomb by Viktor and Rolf. It's gorgeous on him. My all time fave men's scents are Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male, and Hermes de Terre. Both worn by my lovely best friend, so its partly that they remind me of him, and partly that they smell so yummy.

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