04-27-2012, 04:31 PM
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Does anyone else roll their eyes when someone posts that they "literally" almost vomited over the smell of some product or other?

Don't like it? Fine. But something tells me that there was no danger of you actually upchucking over that "roses and sandalwood" smell you're maligning. Tongue

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 04-27-2012, 04:40 PM
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 04-27-2012, 04:41 PM
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(04-27-2012, 04:31 PM)Songwind Wrote: Does anyone else roll their eyes when someone posts that they "literally" almost vomited over the smell of some product or other?

Don't like it? Fine. But something tells me that there was no danger of you actually upchucking over that "roses and sandalwood" smell you're maligning. Tongue

Eric, you are right, sometimes a little hyperbole is too much hyperbole!

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 04-27-2012, 05:12 PM
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Honestly, Eric and Gary, it would depend on the circumstances. If I was stuck in the middle seat of a packed and cramped coach section of a plane flying nonstop from Newark to San Diego (a flight I take about four times a year and lasting as long as six hours) and the guy to my right was smothered in Brut and the guy on my left was doused in Hai Karate (two scents I personally think are awful), then no, I would not think that was hyperbole.

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 04-27-2012, 05:15 PM
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I wasn't exaggerating about Arko either. Pancarta

Seriously though...the one time that I literally almost tossed my cookies was when I received several broken bottles of Pashana. The scent was overpowering!

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 04-27-2012, 05:58 PM
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Aqua Velva has literally turned my stomach on more than one occasion. There are plenty of products that I don't like, but AV is just awful.

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 04-27-2012, 06:18 PM
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Not sure exactly what triggered the start of this conversation, but I am surprised with the "hate" for brush funk, Vetiver, and Tabac. The rants always seem a little over-the-top. I get it that those scents are not everyones favorites. Brush funk is nothing compared to examples of over exposure already mentioned by others. But, I grew up taking care of a pony and shoveling manure, so it takes a lot to bother me. When it comes to soap and cream scents, to each his/her own!

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 04-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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Castle Forbes Cedarwood & Sandalwood - BLEAH! It did almost make me throw up. I didn't like it out of the container but I was assured by others that it would smell much better once lathered. WRONG!

Strangely enough I like a good sandalwood or cedarwood scent, but the combo above is just awful.

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 04-27-2012, 07:19 PM
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Oh, this younger generation. Most were not raised on lye or Ivory soap, which is all my mother used. To me, Arko smells like strong Ivory soap. And, as for as TABAC goes, I'm at a loss for words. I really like both the TABAC soap and after shave. I'm terrible at describing scents so I won't even try.

Now if someone made a soap that actually smelled like vomit, then I might just loose it.

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 04-27-2012, 07:21 PM
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(04-27-2012, 07:19 PM)Johnny Wrote: Oh, this younger generation. Most were not raised on lye or Ivory soap, which is all my mother used. To me, Arko smells like strong Ivory soap. And, as for as TABAC goes, I'm at a loss for words. I really like both the TABAC soap and after shave. I'm terrible at describing scents so I won't even try.

Now if someone made a soap that actually smelled like vomit, then I might just loose it.

Hey Johnny, I remember the Ivory soap days. I used to love it as a kid because I never lost it in the tub; It floated. Smile

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 04-27-2012, 07:29 PM
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(04-27-2012, 07:21 PM)freddy Wrote:
(04-27-2012, 07:19 PM)Johnny Wrote: Oh, this younger generation. Most were not raised on lye or Ivory soap, which is all my mother used. To me, Arko smells like strong Ivory soap. And, as for as TABAC goes, I'm at a loss for words. I really like both the TABAC soap and after shave. I'm terrible at describing scents so I won't even try.

Now if someone made a soap that actually smelled like vomit, then I might just loose it.

Hey Johnny, I remember the Ivory soap days. I used to love it as a kid because I never lost it in the tub; It floated. Smile

I wonder if a stick of Arko would float. Might have to try that sometime.

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 04-27-2012, 07:39 PM
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(04-27-2012, 07:29 PM)Johnny Wrote: I wonder if a stick of Arko would float. Might have to try that sometime.

I think that is called leaving a floater. Biggrin

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 04-27-2012, 07:49 PM
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(04-27-2012, 07:39 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(04-27-2012, 07:29 PM)Johnny Wrote: I wonder if a stick of Arko would float. Might have to try that sometime.

I think that is called leaving a floater. Biggrin

Oh Phil, that's bad.Biggrin

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 04-27-2012, 07:53 PM
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Must be some very strong smelling products that would cause some one to be affected so strongly! Wow! i have a very heightened sense of smell, but to make me want to loose my lunch must be something very nauseating!

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 04-27-2012, 08:12 PM
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After having smelled an opened & poorly preserved cadaver in gross anatomy lab, I can say with extreme comfidence that no shave soap will even come close to making me vomit. Thus my hysterical laughing in my first post. There are so many worse smells than anything a shave soap can provide.

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 04-27-2012, 08:15 PM
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(04-27-2012, 07:49 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-27-2012, 07:39 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(04-27-2012, 07:29 PM)Johnny Wrote: I wonder if a stick of Arko would float. Might have to try that sometime.

I think that is called leaving a floater. Biggrin

Oh Phil, that's bad.Biggrin

Very bad! 24

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 04-27-2012, 08:24 PM
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(04-27-2012, 08:15 PM)freddy Wrote:
(04-27-2012, 07:49 PM)Johnny Wrote:
(04-27-2012, 07:39 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I think that is called leaving a floater. Biggrin

Oh Phil, that's bad.Biggrin

Very bad! 24

I could not resist. Biggrin

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 04-27-2012, 08:42 PM
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(04-27-2012, 07:21 PM)freddy Wrote: [quote='Johnny' pid='25290' dateline='1335583161']
Oh, this younger generation. Most were not raised on lye or Ivory soap, which is all my mother used. To me, Arko smells like strong Ivory soap. And, as for as TABAC goes, I'm at a loss for words. I really like both the TABAC soap and after shave. I'm terrible at describing scents so I won't even try.

Now if someone made a soap that actually smelled like vomit, then I might just loose it.

Johnny - two things.

One, you will likely remember the song that goes like this: "You'll remember - grandma's lye soap - good for every - thing in the home - and the secret - was in the scrubbing - it wouldn't suds - it wouldn't foam."

Two, you are probably familiar with Jell Belly jelly beans. They actually make a bean called Vomit. Those who have tried it (I haven't) say it actually tastes like vomit. I cannot imagine anyone wanting to buy such a thing, but it sells well. Must be the bad ass mystique. To each his own, eh?

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 04-27-2012, 08:48 PM
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(04-27-2012, 07:39 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(04-27-2012, 07:29 PM)Johnny Wrote: I wonder if a stick of Arko would float. Might have to try that sometime.

I think that is called leaving a floater. Biggrin

Baby Ruth scented soap!

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 04-27-2012, 11:25 PM
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I spent a lifetime avoiding cologne and aftershave. As a wetshaver I have become immersed in the strong scents of soaps, creams, aftershave and cologne. Before wetshaving I was completely indifferent to smells good or bad. Now I seem more affected by scent, I react strongly to nice scents and I seem to notice and react to bad odors more so as well.

So I think for me my reactions to scent has been altered by wetshaving for the good and bad.But I miss the simplicity of indifference.

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