Let us ask you one simple question: What is the purpose of wearing a perfume? The simple answer that would have jumped to your mind as well is that perfumes are a delightful way to keep smelling nice right? However, not every bottle that says Eau De Toilette is supposed to make you smell all fresh and special. It depends mostly on your sense of scent and your own judgement. There are some perfumes which are amazing but do not suit a particular skin type, the chemistry just does not match. However, there are some perfumes that are just plain awful and should be avoided if not for your own sake then for the sake of those people who will surround you throughout the day! Because that is what common courtesy demands right? This article will aim to throw light on some of those bizarre perfumes in the market that will make most of the people gag, retch or be sick. You have been warned.
10. Clinique Aromatics Elixir
Clinique is no doubt an amazing brand but when users smelled this scent, the conclusion that they reached too was that maybe Clinique should stick to skin care and should not venture into this arena! This scent was so horrible that it actually made some of the users throw up. There was actually one user who went on to say that this perfume was so sticky and stubborn that even if you touched the bottle, you could smell the horrible perfume on your hand the whole day!
9. Beauty Parisienne
This Eau De Parfum is by none other than Yves Saint Laurent, a company that is known for its exceptionally awesome products. But this perfume, who some people are really fond off, smells like baby powder mixed with rose essence. It is not advisable at all for younger girls because there is nothing youthful about this perfume at all. In all honesty, if you want to remember what your grandmother used to smell like, you may feel free to use this perfume.
8. Lancome Magnifique
This is another one of those perfumes that has been launched by a company that is more famous for its beauty and skin care products. We wonder if it is just the market push that drives them into expanding. Well needless to say that being on this list means that this perfume of theirs did not fare so well as far as the scent is concerned. Most of the users said that this scent is so heavy that those around you will frown at you. So of course we do not recommend it.
7. Kenzo Flower Frangrance
Most of you will remember this perfume due to the elaborate and beautiful way this perfume was advertised especially on magazine covers for example in Cosmopolitan, in Vogue and the likes. We do know of a few people who love this perfume but we have a general consensus that this perfume will give you a headache and it is not pleasing to the senses at all.
6. Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds
Elizabeth Taylor has more often than not, released good perfumes, ones that last long and smell invigorating and fresh. But this perfume, White Diamonds, which has been liked by many over the years since its release, is not that appreciated anymore. The simple reason is that initially there was an acute shortage of good fresh smelling scents but now that they crowd the market, perfumes like these smell like they have been sitting out for forty years. Spot on we say.
5. Avon Timeless Cologne
It has come to the point where a perfume can be judged by the way it looks. Take a look at the attached image to this Avon perfume for instance. The warm gold look will instantly convey that this is some very strong perfume that specifically designed for old ladies. We say rightfully so because most of the users reported that this scent smells so old and musky that you actually get transported back in time and not in a good way.
4. Tocca Stella
Tocca has been known for good scents but this perfume is an exception. It is one thing to smell fresh and clean and a whole other thing to smell like you just jumped out of the washer right? Very few people and we mean very few, would like to smell like soap and detergent and that is exactly how this one smells. Stay clear of this perfume.
3. Gucci by Gucci
People have given mixed reviews about this one so we threw caution to the wind and added it to this list of the perfumes that you would never want to smell. In the case of Gucci by Gucci, you will never get to smell it because users says it fades right off of you no matter how liberally you spray it. No one can detect a hint of it which is quite a waste of the huge bundle of money it is worth!
2. Aveda Pure-fume Essence
For the amount of this perfume, we suggest you get two miniatures by Dior. Seriously, users could not believe that they actually and willingly spent so much money on this perfume about which they claim that just a spray out of line will cost you your nose. So if you do make the mistake of getting this perfume, take care to spray as little as humanly possible.
1. M By Mariah Carey
For all those users who are looking to buy a sweet scent, please stay away from this one. Because reviews will say that this smells sweet and candy like but we have tested and finally reached to the conclusion that you will be left smelling like burnt marshmallows. It will be very sweet but in a very horrible way!