Cat with phobia of strong aromas attacks owner for wearing Hugo Boss

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Blue the cat who attacked Ian Olver. See swns story SWSMELL. A dad suffered a serious facial injury after he was attacked by a neighbour's cat because it hated -- his AFTERSHAVE. Plasterer Ian Olver, 44, had splashed on the Hugo Boss Bottled Night scent after it was given to him by his wife Hayley, 40, as a Christmas present. Ian put it on for the first time last week before popping down the road to see neighbours Mark and Lorraine Bawden . But the unsuspecting dad-of-two had no idea that their pet cat Blue has a PHOBIA of pungent aromas. The normally-placid puss leapt up at Ian and began clawing at his neck and ears as soon as it got a whiff of his pricey eau de toilette. He managed to fight off the crazed animal but was left with a three inch gash to the back of his head which required hospital treatment and a tetanus injection. Pet hate: The normally placid Blue has a fear of pungent aromas, which some animals perceive as a threat (Picture: SWNS)

Aftershave ads often try to convince men they’ll be fighting off the ladies.

But a splash of Hugo Boss’s Bottled Night left Ian Olver facing some unwanted feline attention – and a 7cm (3in) gash on the back of his head.

The plasterer, 44, was attacked by his neighbour’s cat, Blue, a normally placid three-year-old with a phobia of strong aromas.

Ian Olver from Plymouth, Devon, who was attacked by his neighbours cat. See swns story SWSMELL. A dad suffered a serious facial injury after he was attacked by a neighbour's cat because it hated -- his AFTERSHAVE. Plasterer Ian Olver, 44, had splashed on the Hugo Boss Bottled Night scent after it was given to him by his wife Hayley, 40, as a Christmas present. Ian put it on for the first time last week before popping down the road to see neighbours Mark and Lorraine Bawden . But the unsuspecting dad-of-two had no idea that their pet cat Blue has a PHOBIA of pungent aromas. The normally-placid puss leapt up at Ian and began clawing at his neck and ears as soon as it got a whiff of his pricey eau de toilette. He managed to fight off the crazed animal but was left with a three inch gash to the back of his head which required hospital treatment and a tetanus injection. Blue launched himself at Mr Olver, who was wearing Hugo Boss’s Bottled Night (Picture: SWNS)

‘I don’t have any animosity towards the cat I just think it had a really bad reaction to the aftershave. I thought it was a nice smell – but obviously the cat didn’t agree,’ Mr Olver added.

His neighbours in Plymouth, the Bowdens, have reared Blue by hand after he was rejected by…

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