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  • Anonymous
    on July 31, 2014 | 09:27 Anonymoussaid :
    "Oh my god, I'm not the only person who dislikes Chanel No. 5! I love Chanel's designs and I love perfume, but I have always had a troubled relationship with Chanel No. 5.
    When I was tiny, my mum showed me a bottle and I smelt it once and said, 'it smells like toilet cleaner.' I loved the bottle, hated the smell. I've never changed my mind about the smell, and I will never love it. It's great to find another person who dislikes it."
  • Victoria
    on July 31, 2014 | 09:36 Victoriasaid :
    "As you note, it's a taste thing. I love the smell of lavender, especially the more astringent varieties. If it lasted better I would have it scent anything. As for tasting it, I agree. I don't want to eat my perfume. Aviator sunglasses, though - blech!"
  • Elizabeth Amy Hajek
    on July 31, 2014 | 10:11 Elizabeth Amy Hajeksaid :
    "Eos is popular because it's actually pretty natural, ingredients-wise. (also why it's pricey). I'm pretty surprised to hear you had an allergic reaction to it - I'm guessing it might be the flavoring that caused it? What kind did you try?"
  • Janet The Intuitive
    on July 31, 2014 | 11:41 Janet The Intuitivesaid :
    "I worked in a photography studio in the early "80's and saw way too many ugly wedding dresses. And yet I find myself watching Say Yes to the Dress , hoping to see something new. There have been a few, but I really have learned that I really hate Pnina Tornei and her hideous wedding dresses."
  • JamiSings
    on July 31, 2014 | 12:36 JamiSingssaid :
    "I don't know if I've ever really smelled Chanel No. 5. But I agree on Sunflowers. I remember one time someone sprayed some near my choir room. The teacher asked "What's that stench?" and I replied, "It smells like that cheap perfume, Sunflowers." Cue a dozen girls attacking me verbally claiming it wasn't cheap. I just said, "Well, it SMELLS cheap so therefore it must be cheap!"

    Aviators - I don't wear them, but I have a memory attached to them. Back when Barry Manilow released the album The Greatest Songs Of The 70s he did a bit where he'd put on a Neru jacket and a pair of aviators before singing "It Never Rains In Southern California." By that time I had been to enough of his concerts sitting in the first or second row he would recognize me and he kind of new I acted "normal." (As in I wasn't trying to grab him or otherwise touch him without permission the way many women did.) So he was trying to put those on while looking at me (first row, kind of hard not to tell where he's looking) and grinning and he nearly poked himself in the eye while putting them on. Flinched backwards from his own hand but kept right on singing.

    Ug - modern wedding dresses are SO UGLY! I'm sorry, ladies, I'm saying this as a fat woman myself, if you have large arms you really should not be wearing anything sleeveless, strapless, or capped sleeved. It just serves to make your arms look bigger. And even the skinny girls have flesh overflowing the strapless dresses cause they have to be extra tight to stay up. My mom watches Say Yes To The Dress and every single gown they bring out is so hideous I can't help but think they'd make much better Halloween costumes for a haunted house than a wedding gown. And not a single woman on that show actually picks one that's good for their body type. They look like clowns, not brides. "
  • Tassiegal
    on July 31, 2014 | 16:07 Tassiegalsaid :
    "I agree with everything except Lavender. LOVE the smell of its on the bush, its a great hedging and demarcation plant, and its EXCELLENT at keeping moths away.
    Chanel No 5 is one of those supposed iconic perfumes that make me literally choke. I cant STAND the smell."
  • ArgentGal
    on July 31, 2014 | 18:02 ArgentGalsaid :
    "Argh!!!!! Wedding dresses!!!!! Why, why, why do women insist on subjecting themselves to those horrors? White rarely looks good on anyone and the styles are hopeless. I'm all for a really fancy special dress for the special day but for goodness sake, make it something that really and truly suits and appeals to you!"
  • Lizbeth_Reads
    on July 31, 2014 | 20:02 Lizbeth_Readssaid :
    "I hate all of these as well except EOS lip balm because I'm not allergic and it's like 2.50 where I live which isn't that expensive, I think a tube of lip smackers is more expensive.

    Ugh my Mother loves the smell of lavender, it gives me a headache the second I smell it. "
  • Anonymous
    on August 01, 2014 | 06:33 Anonymoussaid :
    "I agree with everything -but- lavender. I actually love the scent of lavender. I use it to help me relax, and use lavender oil as an occasional perfume. I associate lavender with summer and with the rolling lavender-filled fields of Provence, France. There are few sights lovelier than those fields in full bloom, and the smell is lovely!

    Wedding dresses? Not for me, thanks. If I'm ever crazy enough to get married, then It will be in a color and style that is flattering. If I have to, I'd pick a pale pink or purple rather than white. Maybe a cream mint color. (I just like designed dresses... all the pretty things)"
  • Daphne
    on August 01, 2014 | 09:32 Daphnesaid :
    "I agree with every single one of these."
  • archersangel
    on August 03, 2014 | 17:44 archersangelsaid :
    "about #2 & they have powder-scented deodorants that kind of smell like that too.

    about #3 i don't get that either.

    about #8 i don't understand that either. if the bathing suit people want to put out "fun" colors (brights or neons) that's one thing, but those crazy patterns are for the birds.

    about #9 i've flipped through a bridal magazine not long ago & i don't think one dress in it had sleeves. maybe a few of the bridesmaid's dresses did. and they expect the wearer of those dresses to were a cropped bolero jacket or a shrug (i don't get those things) over it. also, a lot of those dress have too much meringue. (as they called it in 4 weddings & a funeral)"
  • Cherries Jubilee
    on August 13, 2014 | 01:25 Cherries Jubileesaid :
    "I must agree with you, dear lady, about Chanel #5. I am something of a perfume connoisseur and this isn't what I would call a brilliant design. But then I find most American women's taste in scent to be appalling. there are some old perfumes that I do love. Arpage, because my mother's closet smelled of it, and White Shoulders which is what my grandmother wore.My current favorites are Tommy Girl for day time and 22 Fouberg for evening. Still, I don;t want anyone to be able to smell it unless they are less than two feet away from me. What perfumes do you love?"
  • lemon cookie
    on August 24, 2017 | 11:06 lemon cookiesaid :
    "I like laveder, and I’m not overly fond of Chanel. My mother wore Chanel, so I can't totally throw it under the bus. I wear Joy. Wedding dresses are normally not the most flattering, and most of us could do well with a suit or a simple dress. But, everyone wants the big wedding and hoopla that goes with it...so sad"
  • Paulina Twiggs
    on August 24, 2017 | 11:09 Paulina Twiggssaid :
    "Chanel No.5 is too heavy and bitter. I miss the old Opium formula, it was lovely. Lavender scents give me instant migraines (I must be allergic or something). I've never quite gotten talcum powder, so I've never used it. Aviators look good on men, but I don't like how they look on me. EOS does nothing to help my lips, I prefer Lip Medex (tingly!). And I had my wedding dress made for that precise reason. It was flattering, a pale champagne color with a dusty rose empire waist sash, no train (yay, no-hassle!), and had short sleeves. I loved it, and was completely comfortable (other than my shoes, lol) for the whole day. Agree with rest as well."
  • Anonymous
    on August 24, 2017 | 11:22 Anonymoussaid :
    "Thank you about the wedding dresses! ���� Why is an ill-fitted strapless bodice resulting in bubble-boob the norm? Maybe it's because my mother is a steemstress (she does a lot of well-tailored vintage and historical dresses) but I'll never understand how that's deemed desirable. At least the Kate Middleton dress trend is classing it up a bit."
  • Ellen
    on August 24, 2017 | 11:24 Ellensaid :
    "I agree with everything except Lavender and EOS. I think the real lavender is much more herbal and I love it. EOS Passion Fruit is good. However, anything you are allergic to is basically bad for you."
  • Tassiegal
    on August 24, 2017 | 17:39 Tassiegalsaid :
    "Agree with almost all of these EXCEPT the lavender."
  • JamiSings
    on August 24, 2017 | 18:48 JamiSingssaid :
    "Oh God, Channel No. 5. I'm coughing and choking just thinking about it. And Sunflowers too. Never had the displeasure of smelling Pleasure.

    I like the smell of lavender but the last several years the smell makes my nose stuff up. "
  • Anonymous
    on August 24, 2017 | 21:05 Anonymoussaid :
    "The scents that make me gag are vanilla and Cupcake Perfume. I was dumb enough to buy garbage bags that had vanilla scent...it's supposed to pleasantly cover garbage stinks, instead...I had vanilla reeking trash!
    I agree too on swimsuit prints. Just give me something basic in color and line, hopefully with enough chic styling to not look like something from the Soviet Swim Team's closet!"
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