I picked up a used bottle of Eau d'Orange Verte at a junk shop--clearly used, a 50ml with 10ml or so gone. Very pleasant! Short-lived, but a spray on clothing extended the longevity a bit. Recently, I picked up another bottle of the same juice--a very elegant, thin 15ml spray--this from the local 'black market' in Tokyo--well this was a black market after WWII, now it is a fairly legitimate market, but I think the fragrances can be 'grey market' in the worst sense of the word. My new bottle was wrapped in cello, and appeared to be unused. However, it had a urinous ('cat pee') note that I didn't get from my earlier bottle. Looking at the reviews, some people (the haters) noted this. Others did not. Is the cat pee note a product of bad storage or other damage? If so, it is ironic that my well-used bottle is okay, and the 'new' bottle is bad... I just wanted to know if anyone else has noticed that some samples have the urinous note and others don't. I should also note that the urinous note goes away in 20 or 30 minutes, so it is not a big deal.
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5/25/12 at 8:27am