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Has an Ex Ruined a Scent for You?

The scenario: Your ex wore a certain cologne/deodorant/scented something-or-other for the entire duration of your relationship, and now you can't bear the smell. Not even on a cab driver or brother-in-law. Or, their favorite scent of yours now only reminds you of them (goodbye, sweet Narciso . . .). Has this ever happened to you?


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Cider-Morten Cider-Morten 8 years
yes, several scents (and songs) have been ruined by ex-boyfriends.
xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
Whoops...made a mistake! My scent is really SWEET Honestly. The hell was I thinking? You see, that's what exes do to you. :p
linmaru linmaru 8 years
Kenneth Cole Black, and Guess something (the blue one). Both men I had completely fallen for wore Guess, at times it got confusing. Its hard talking to him again, and he still wear the same cologne, brings back urges that go with the scent.
tigr3bianca tigr3bianca 8 years
Goddess by Baby Phat was what I used to wear but can't because of the memories it brings back. For me, scents and smells from anything be it hygeine products or just the atmosphere in a place carry a lot of meaning and thus trigger memories.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
Yes. I love Issey Miyake but can't smell it anymore without the ex reminder.
shepptacular shepptacular 8 years
Curve no longer smells good to me anymore..but it's great because my boyfriend doesn't like that scent
xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
Sort of...I have this perfume that I LOVE, called ...Be Kissable. I wore it all the time when I was with my ex, and when we broke up, I stopped wearing it, because it reminded me of him too much. I went back to my original scent, True Honesty.
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 8 years
Yes, but eventually I get over it...or at least, tell myself that.
cmill38 cmill38 8 years
Aqua di seems to be a popular one that ruined it for us. i have mixed feelings about it. i don't think i could ever date anyone else that wears it as a guy I date for 2 years straight and then off and on for the past 4 years wears it. There's mixed feeling because its one of those "someone who makes me so angry because of all the hurt but someone that makes me the happiest person in the world at the same time" kind of thing. it's one of those scents that i immediately smell when another man wearing it walks by and i just stop for a minute and remember the good times. haha!
cjmara805 cjmara805 8 years
Aqua Di Gio... I loved that scent and felt so safe when I smelled it. Now I'm utterly disgusted. One of my coworkers wears that and it's a horrible reminder every time he walks by.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 8 years
Excellent question....and the answer is a definite yes!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
My ex wore pretty cheap cologne. He wore Lynx Voodoo and Rexona (some random smell). For a while my next boy wore BOTH of those, and would often wonder why I refused to hug him while he was wearing that. Thankfully my current beau occasionally breaks out the Hugo Boss.
OliviaJin OliviaJin 8 years
Oh, fo sho. I actually TOTALLY mishandled the relationship, and smelling his cologne always reminds me of him, which always reminds me of how I treated him SO badly without meaning to. I don't even know what it is, but I recently smelled another guy wearing it and couldn't bring myself to talk to the guy for more than a minute before I had to excuse myself!!
tigerfire21 tigerfire21 8 years
no exes, but the hot but evil boy I used to know in high school used to wear one that i really liked ( I don't know what it was.), and when I smell it I remember him.
rebelchipmunk rebelchipmunk 8 years
Aqua Velva aftershave. It was our little thing; when he'd shave, and put on his Aqua Velva, he'd come to where ever I was at and say "CLEAN! SMELL!" and I'd thus proceed to put my nose on his cheek and take a big whiff of that smell. I loved it. I agree with you Mstinalin, love the scent, but I don't want it to bring back memories. I hate how when I really miss a person, their scent seems to linger everywhere I go. I hope it doesn't happen anytime soon
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
I actually love the scent a guy used to wear! He was one of those bad boy types and we had a month long fling (best way to describe it,ha), nothing serious what so ever... And so there were no hard feelings or anything when we went our separate ways, so the smell brings back a lot of good memories.
mstinalin mstinalin 8 years
Polo Blue. I still love the scent but I cant stand how it brings back the memories.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
fortunately - i don't put that much importance on something that an ex gave me or wore. there's this one perfume that i LOVE that i probably never would have tried if an ex hadn't bought it for me, and now to this day i'll still wear it - it's one of many that i rotate.
neonbee neonbee 8 years
Yeps. Aqua di Gio will never be the same. My past two exes wore it and now, the guy I'm dating is also wearing it. I think I should give him an ultimatum.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 8 years
HAHAHA Lovestephunnie I'm in the EXACT SAME situation. The ex wore A&F Cologne and he doused himself in it and now even when I am remotely near (or even 100 feet away) from A&F in the mall or if I smell it on someone I freak. It makes my skin crawl now
lovestephunnie lovestephunnie 8 years
Oh gosh yes-- my ex wore this scent from a&f so now EVERY time I walk past the store, I smell it and I feel the need to run. It sucks because he and I had this insane love of Hot Tamales (the candy) and whenever I smell the a&f scent, I also smell cinnamon!
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
I can't stand Curve on anyone other than my exhusband. He always smelled so nice. I don't like anything other than Adidas fragrances on my husband. There's something in their fragrances that just makes me melt. Before him I would have never picked that fragrance out for a man. My first exgirlfriend wore Tommy Girl with Sandalwood. She smelled really yummy. Smells and scents are so important.. Luckily no one has ruined a scent for me.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I don't like guys who wear cologne anyway (it gives me a headache), so no.
Seka21 Seka21 8 years
Yes.. and when i smell it the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. but not just that..her ruined a brand... a place... a holiday destination.. oh and my life. Id be happy never to smell it again!
oxykisses oxykisses 8 years
ehh kinda..when i smell the scent it reminds me of certain things and makes me miss those days but i still love the smell so if i smell it again i get kinda happy.
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