Can anyone help with a few issues I’m having with fragrances


Let me start off by saying I’m not someone who buys expensive brands so I don’t have all the big names but I would like to try them and get a scent I love and suits me. There are a few I did like but I want to describe the issue I’m having.









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Can anyone help with a few issues I’m having with fragrances




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Let me start off by saying I’m not someone who buys expensive brands so I don’t have all the big names but I would like to try them and get a scent I love and suits me. There are a few I did like but I want to describe the issue I’m having.

Im in the UK and have liked a few perfumes from Zara. I liked the weekend 3AM range and the Green Savage one they have. I liked the Green Savage because it was fresh and reminded me like a menthol smell which I like. I first got it last year in the New Year. I tried other scents and then seen the rebranded Green Savage in a new box. I didnt get it again till this summer. I tried the tester in store on my hand it was great and then I get home and showered and spray some on my neck and head out.

When I was walking around I can only describe what is a damp smell. Outdoorsy but damp to the point I was smelling my clothes. I then touched my neck and smelled my hand and it was great but walking around I’m smelling something different and it’s not nice. I assumed they changed the formula when they rebranded the box.

I looked into it and Ive read about the ph in your skin changing but how can you smell something completely different walking around and then when you smell yourself it’s different? And if I think the smell is horrible walking around is that what other people smell or do they smell something different?

I then this week got a sample of Gucci Guilty Elixir for men. I had my shower and went out and it smelled nice. It reminded me of apples and a bit of mint and I could smell it a few hours later. Then yesterday I do it again and it’s that same horrible damp outdoors smell and I was working and could smell so im smelling it away from home.

Can anyone explain this?

I’m using a clone of Sauvage just now which is fine. I don’t really smell it when walking around but again if I smell my wrist or touch my neck it’s there. There’s one from Lidl I like too. But is it just me that’s changing? If anyone knows these scents is there something similar in them that maybe just doesn’t agree with me and just will never smell right on me? There’s so many expensive brands with sales just now and I really want to smell nice I want people to notice I smell nice but this has happened twice now and the Gucci GuiltyElixir is a new fragrance. I know some of you will suggest trying them in-store and not blind buying them but that’s also a problem because these scents I have smell amazing on my wrist it’s just when I’m walking around they don’t smell good at all so if something smells good in-store I can’t even trust that now.

Maybe testers and small samples is the way to go. I’m in the UK maybe with Black Friday I’ll get lucky or maybe some of the big brands will let people order small samples. It’s put me off really buying anything else. Like I said I’m fresh out the shower and clean clothes on, it’s not me! I don’t know what to think. I don’t understand how the Gucci was so different just within a few days.

Anyway sorry for the long rant but If I’m doing anything wrong I don’t want to keep doing it. If there’s any advice please give it to me. How did you all get your signature scent? Or how long did it take you to find something that smelled good on you?

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