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    Question songs that mention fragrances

    How many songs mention specific fragrances?

    One to start things off:

    "Let Me Watch" by Viktor Vaughn calls out Samsara by Guerlin and Fahrenheit.

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    Sparks : "Perfume"

    It has too many to even start...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigeonMurderer
    Sparks : "Perfume"

    It has too many to even start...
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=179137

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    A snoop Doggs "lodi dodi" mentions Cool Water
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    Let me be the first to go country...Bubba Hyde by Diamond Rio mentions "Hai Karate Aftershave"

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    Alen Delon by Nautilus Pompilius
    "He was some kind of a man... What does it matter what you say about people?"

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    The original with Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick mentions Polo along with a host of other men's grooming tips.

    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp
    A snoop Doggs "lodi dodi" mentions Cool Water

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    Paint it black - lots of 'black' scents.

    Boney M.: Nightflight to Venus - Nightflight by Joop.

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    Kanye west - "Last call"
    "My money was thinner than Sean Paul's goatee hair
    Now Jean Paul Gaultier cologne fill the air"

    Missy f/ Ludacris - "Gossip folks"
    "Now all around the world on the microphone
    He leaves the booth smellin' like Burberry cologne"
    "...fragrance is a silent language that does not use words. One can express with fragrance things that cannot be expressed in any other way." - Jacques Polge

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    Is there a song which mentions any of the niche houses?
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    Funny that so many of us listen to rap. While we're on it...

    Eminem says the following in the song "As the World Turns":
    I walked in and all I smelled was Liz Claiborne
    She was spread across the bed naked watching gay porn

    Gangstarr drops the following line in the song "The Mall":
    Others try to copy, I see them when they mock me
    Baseball cap bent, the fresh scent Issey Miyake

    And then there's that one older song (not rap) where there is a long intro where this girl talks for a while about how this scent didn't smell good on her old boyfriend but it smells amazing on her new guy who she's talking to. I don't remember the name of the song, or who sings it.

    By the way, I'd like to mention that I didn't notice any of these things until I started caring about cologne myself. They just flew right over my head.

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    There is always the classic Cam'ron Song "Oh Boy" advertising his fragrance.
    Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
    -Arthur Miller

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    I remembered another. Blueprint, as the emcee of of Soul Position, drops the following line in the song "Right Place Wrong Time":
    But I can tell somethin' ain't right, I stayed up and waited for your ass all
    night
    You walked in the door before daylight, make-up messed up smellin' like
    Fahrenheit


    Mr Liberfarb, I just listed to "Let me Watch" again. I'd noticed before that he says Fahrenheit, I just didn't know it was cologne. As for the Samsara reference, I was definately wondering what the hell that meant. Another one that used to go over the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp
    Is there a song which mentions any of the niche houses?
    Ask for more! Look at this:

    http://www.ilyric.net/Lyrics/C/Creed.html

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    It's not a specific scent, but Rod Stewart knows her name is Rita, because her "...perfume smelling sweeter...". He also tells her that "You can even use my best cologne," as long as she isn't there in the morning when we wakes up. Classic!

    Jeff

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    You beat me to it Sandy!!

    Anyways, I don't listen to much rap, but all the other rap lyrics got me thinking, and I remembered this excerpt:

    "Easy, call em on the phone and
    Platinum Chanel cologne and
    I stay, dressed, to impress
    Spark these bitches interest "

    from Nasty Girl, Notorious B.I.G.

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    Biggie may have been a G, but he sure has bad taste in cologne.

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    sway - little derrek mentions versace dreamer

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    Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels singing
    Devil With The Blue Dress

    "Wearin' her perfume, Chanel No. 5
    Got to be the finest girl alive
    She walks real cool, catches everybody's eye
    They got to be nervous, they can't say Hi
    Not too skinny, she's not too fat
    She's a real humdinger and I like 'em like that
    Devil with the blue dress, blue dress, blue dress
    Devil with the blue dress on"

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    High School Confidential by Rough Trade

    She's a cool blonde scheming bitch,
    She make my body twitch, walking down the corridor.
    You can hear her stilettos click,
    I want her so much I feel sick.
    The girl can't help it,
    She really can't help it now.

    It's like a high school,
    A high school confidential.
    A high school, a high school confidential.

    Teenage Brando's stop her in the halls,
    They tease her with cat calls.
    She's a combination
    Anita Ekbert, Mamie Van Jorne.

    Dagmar high school confidential.
    A high school, a high school confidential.

    What's the principal doing with her?
    Who's the guy? Is he screwing with her?
    What's her perfume? TIGRESS by FABERGE.
    It make me cream my jeans when she comes my way.

    A high school, a high school confidential.
    A high school, a high school confidential.

    She drive a candy pink Cadillac,
    If I don't get her soon I'll have a heart attack.
    When she passes me a look
    I wanna burn my books, give up high school.

    Oh well, oh well, oh well, oh well
    A high school, a high school confidential.
    A high school, a high school confidential.
    A high school, high school confidential.
    A high school, high school confidential.


    Also, Just What I Needed by the Cars

    I don't mind you coming here
    And wasting all my time
    'Cause when you're standing oh so near
    I kinda lose my mind.
    It's not the PERFUME that you wear
    It's not the ribbons in your hair
    I don't mind you coming here
    And wasting all my time

    Ric Ocasek

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    R.Kelly thoia thoing remix
    ...Notice your body girl and watch me step in the spot you know I got you (ahhchoo) Yea your little Gucci cologne be having me puffy when sneezing baby it nothing do......

    LL Cool J the do wop
    ...was boiling hot So I stayed there a hour, cause I like it a lot Jumped out, dried off, put on the Denim cologne Then I called up Earl on the telephone He told me......

    Method Man sweet love
    ...made her pussycat purr Sweet Love you look miraculous, brown eyes passionate High cheekboned, Tommy Girl cologne you smashin it Jump in, take a spin, destination Staten I......

    Peter Andre Mysterious girl
    ...call Your pretty looks surround me like a flowers a bloom And I love the smell of your Elizabeth Taylor perfume Your personality alone light up de room Just one kiss......
    Can anyone remember love? It's like trying to summon up the smell of roses in a cellar. You might see a rose, but never the perfume.
    -Arthur Miller

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    Candi Staton - Cry To Me

    When you're all alone, in your lonely room
    And there's nothing left but the smell of his cologne
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    wow alot more songs in rap mention fragrances than i realized!

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    Ray Cash - "Pimp in my own mind"

    She loves the way I walk
    She loves the way I smell
    What's that cologne he got on?
    Platinum Chanel

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    In Elvis Costello's "Brilliant Mistake," he sings:

    She said that she was working for the ABC News
    It was as much of the alphabet as she knew how to use
    Her perfume was unspeakable
    It lingered in the air
    Like her artificial laughter
    Her mementos of affairs
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Pretenders - "Hollywood Perfume"

    I went out on the balcony in the middle of the night
    The hotel was dark except for just one light
    Television burning in the other room
    I couldnít sleep, so I put on some of your
    Hollywood perfume

    I went out on the balcony and looked across the way
    Some guy was shadow boxing, he looked like Sugar Ray
    I was feeling dizzy, began to swoon
    Was it his punch - or was it just your
    Hollywood perfume?

    I feel like a fugitive escaped from my life
    Seeking refuge in the sensual heat
    These paper-thin walls make me party to calls
    Of love wafting through the room
    The night jasmine bloom
    Of your Hollywood perfume

    I went out on the balcony to clear my head
    I was burning up in my queen-sized bed
    Down on the strip beneath the billboard moon
    Teenaged girls look for love in the
    Neon sex and doom
    Of your Hollywood perfume

    I went out on the balcony with your photograph
    I dropped it in the pool and that made me laugh
    You like your tan but you donít like to swim
    Meanwhile I feel like Iím drowning in
    Neon sex and doom
    The night jasmine bloom
    Of your Hollywood perfume
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Wow! I love that Pretenders song. I don't have it, so I'll buy it tomorrow. Wow can Chrissie ever write.
    --Chris
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    Madonna has one song from her "Ray of light" cd called Candy Perfume Girl:

    Young velvet porcelain boy
    Devour me when you're with me
    Blue wish window seas
    Speak delicious fires
    I'm your candy perfume girl
    Your candy perfume girl

    Moist warm desire
    Fly to me
    I'm your candy perfume girl
    Your candy perfume girl


    Rush me ghost you see
    Every center my home
    Fever steam girl
    Throb the oceans
    Your candy perfume girl

    Did I lie to you?
    Candy perfume girl
    Did I lie to you?
    Magic poison
    You're a candy perfume boy
    A candy perfume boy

    The sacred nerve is magic poison
    It's candy, it's candy
    I'm your candy perfume girl

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    Don McLean - American Pie

    Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
    While the sergeants played a marching tune.
    We all got up to dance,
    Oh, but we never got the chance!
    "Perfume is the dream that carries me."

    There is always the sky to look at

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    Quote Originally Posted by signature
    The original with Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick mentions Polo along with a host of other men's grooming tips.

    "For all the girls I might take home, I got the Johnsons Baby Powder and the Polo Cologne..."

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    Journey - Don't Stop Believing

    A singer in a smokey room
    A smell of wine and cheap perfume
    For a smile they can share the night
    It goes on and on and on and on

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    Somethin' Stupid by C. Carson Parks

    "The time is right
    Your perfume fills my head
    The stars get red
    And oh the night's so blue

    And then I go and spoil it all
    By saying something stupid
    Like I love you..."
    "He was some kind of a man... What does it matter what you say about people?"

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    I so wish these song writers were into fragrances like we are--I'd like to know which perfumes they're finding powerful enough to mention. Enough of this generalized "perfume"-yakkity yak, all song writers out there, let's follow the brand name thinking like the lines about Samsara and Fahrenheit!
    --Chris
    That girl, that bottle, that mattress and me.

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    No particular perfume mentioned, but the whole atmosphere of one of the most hautingly beautiful songs, ever, is set up by scent.

    The Lamia -

    The scent grows richer, he knows he must be near,
    He finds a long passageway lit by chandelier.
    Each step he takes, the perfumes change
    From familiar fragrance to flavours strange.
    A magnificent chamber meets his eye.


    Inside, a long rose-water pool is shrouded by fine mist.
    Stepping in the moist silence, with a warm breeze hes gently kissed.

    Thinking he is quite alone,
    He enters the room, as if it were his own,
    But ripples on the sweet pink water
    Reveal some company unthought of-

    Rael stands astonished doubting his sight,
    Struck by beauty, gripped in fright;
    Three vermilion snakes of female face,
    The smallest motion, filled with grace.
    Muted melodies fill the echoing hall,
    But there is no sign of warning in the sirens call:
    Rael welcome, we are the Lamia of the pool.
    We have been waiting for our waters to bring you cool.

    Putting fear beside him, he trusts in beauty blind,
    He slips into the nectar, leaving his shredded clothes behind.
    With their tongues, they test, taste and judge all that is mine.
    They move in a series of caresses
    That glide up and down my spine.

    As they nibble the fruit of my flesh, I feel no pain,
    Only a magic that a name would stain.
    With the first drop of my blood in their veins
    Their faces are convulsed in mortal pains.
    The fairest cries, We all have loved you Rael.

    Each empty snakelike body floats,
    Silent sorrow in empty boats.
    A sickly sourness fills the room,
    The bitter harvest of a dying bloom.
    Looking for motion I know I will not find,
    I stroke the curls now turning pale, in which Id lain entwined
    O Lamia, your flesh that remains I will take as my food
    It is the scent of garlic that lingers on my choclate fingers.


    Looking behind me, the water turns icy blue,
    The lights are dimmed and once again the stage is set for you.

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    (to the tune of "THAT GIRL" starring marlo thomas)

    a-men, gaultier, kouros
    That Scent

    issey, rochas, birley
    it's That Scent! from creed to malle to artisan and then...

    if you find one scent to love... only one scent to love
    y'll buy the whole bottle of That Scent too oo oo oo!
    Last edited by supermarky; 14th August 2006 at 07:28 PM.

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    It doesnt mention a specific fragrance but the first verse of Lupe Fiasco's "I Gotcha" could be a Basenoter's anthem.

    They call me Lupe I be a new day
    They wanna smell like me they want my bouquet
    But they can't they accented like the UK
    Turnin' Uday Lupe to Pepe L'peu spray
    flagrantly fragrant and they cant escape it
    my perfume persued them everywhere that they went
    You dont wanna loan, leave my cologne alone
    It's a little to strong for you, let me put it on
    Trust me, I say this justly
    I went from musty to musky and y'all cant mush me
    I warn y'all cornballs I hush puppies
    The swans in the pond called my duck ugly
    But now they hug me because its lovely
    They love the aroma of, aroma of the world
    Got the shakers, and the skaters, and the players and the girls
    Keep the fakers and the flakers and the haters in a twirl

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermarky
    (to the tune of "THAT GIRL" starring marlo thomas)

    a-men, gaultier, kouros
    That Scent

    issey, rochas, birley
    it's That Scent! from creed to malle to artisan and then...

    if you find one scent to love... only one scent to love
    y'll buy the whole bottle of That Scent too oo oo oo!
    Oh boy. The surest sign that he's lost it.


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    "Find the River" by R.E.M. is one of my favorites off the "Automatic for the People" album.

    Hey now, little speedyhead,
    The read on the speedmeter says
    You have to go to task in the city
    Where people drown and people serve.
    Don't be shy. Your just deserve
    Is only just light years to go.

    Me, my thoughts are flower strewn
    Ocean storm, bayberry moon.

    I have got to leave to find my way.
    Watch the road and memorize
    This life that pass before my eyes.
    Nothing is going my way.

    The ocean is the river's goal,
    A need to leave the water knows
    We're closer now than light years to go.

    I have got to find the river,
    Bergamot and vetiver
    Run through my head and fall away.

    Leave the road and memorize
    This life that pass before my eyes.
    Nothing is going my way.

    There's no one left to take the lead,
    But I tell you and you can see
    We're closer now than light years to go.
    Pick up here and chase the ride.
    The river empties to the tide.
    Fall into the ocean.

    The river to the ocean goes,
    A fortune for the undertow.
    None of this is going my way.
    There is nothing left to throw
    Of Ginger, lemon, indigo,
    Coriander stem and rose of hay.

    Strength and courage overrides
    The privileged and weary eyes
    River poet search naivete.
    Pick up here and chase the ride.
    The river empties to the tide.
    All of this is coming your way.

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