A man suffered a serious facial injury after being attacked by his neighbor's cat because it hated his aftershave.

Ian Olver had put on Hugo Boss Bottled Night, a Christmas gift from his wife, before stopping by his neighbors' home for a visit.

Olver, however, had no idea that the neighbors' cat Blue has a phobia of pungent aromas.

Blue reportedly leapt at Olver, clawing at his neck and ears. Olver managed to fight off the crazed animal, but was left with a three-inch gash to the back of the head.

"I thought it was a nice smell, but obviously the cat didn't agree," Olver said.

The neighbors said Blue has never attacked anyone before but does react strangely to odors.

Read more: Plymouth Herald