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    Question What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    I was at work tonight and one of my coworkers was wearing something that smelled I knew but could not place until my first bathroom break when I figured out that his Axe body spray smelled exactly like the urinal cake

    So what have you encountered that remind you of something that a person should not be walking around with

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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Hey guys, what starts with a "K" and ends with an "ouros"?

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    Although I like it, Dzing! often has such a strong black rubber accord that I think I smell like the Michelin Man's musk glands.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Quote Originally Posted by tvlampboy
    Although I like it, Dzing! often has such a strong black rubber accord that I think I smell like the Michelin Man's musk glands.
    LOL!
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    As genvy already pointed out, we can't forget Kouros (which I still love) and its famous "overspray equals pee pee" notes.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Oh, and can't forget Mitsouko, which (to me and my b.f.) always ends up smelling like some dirty old woman bathed herself in Liquid Smoke.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Antaeus is much closer to urine than Kouros. As I wrote in the "What a beauty is Antaeus" thread, for a certain amount of time Antaeus smells like cystitic urine.

    Another one might be the make up smell of Dior Homme.

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    Melted beeswax (which, oddly enough, I like!) in Body Kouros. Freaky, in any case -- albeit eminently workable.
    Last edited by tvlampboy; 3rd November 2006 at 01:22 PM.

    Peggy: "Right now, we have to get to the mental institution. Something terrible has happened."
    Latrelle: "What?"
    Peggy: "Brother Boy has tried to kill himself. He jumped out of his bedroom window."
    Latrelle: "Isn't he only on the second floor?"
    Peggy: "Yes, but he hit his head on a lawn gnome."
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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Quote Originally Posted by fakepurseninja
    Antaeus is much closer to urine than Kouros....
    I sampled Anteus just recently and agree with that.
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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Quote Originally Posted by GenuineImitationLife
    I sampled Anteus just recently and agree with that.
    I tend to agree as well. Antaeus is still beautiful though.

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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Ok I love both Kouros and Antaeus and neither smells like pee to me. Someone said Bulgari Black smells like condoms, I guess because of that rubbery smell.

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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Azsmells
    Someone said Bulgari Black smells like condoms, I guess because of that rubbery smell.
    Oh Mmy god that's so amazingly right! Condoms!!

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    I wish I took better notes on stuff I've tried the most miguided cologne I have ever sniffed, it seems to me, is the one that smelled like 2nd hand clothes.

    how do thrift stores get that weird smell into the clothes, I wonder? is it some kind of disinfectant?

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    Thank god for this thread, now I know what to try.

    I love the smell of live Beeswax.
    I might be going out on a limb here, setting myself up for ridicule, but the truth must see light!:

    I think that the smell of urinal cakes is rather pleasant. I have heard Kouros being mentioned as a 'urinal caker'

    It is used to mask the odor of urine, which I am not fond of really, and I always thought it was it's own thing. Ah well...Submit Reply.
    Last edited by Brut; 5th November 2006 at 02:54 PM.

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    Amouage Gold - cat pee, with sugar on top.

    Timbuktu (on me) - burning plastic.

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    1. After hearing the analogies, the first time I tried Kouros I couldn't stop laughing for a good minute. They were dead-on. I don't know what bathrooms that the people who like this scent visit, but it smells EXACTLY like a urinal cake to me, with no other notes that redeem it (as if you could after a smell like that).

    2. Rive Gauche smells exactly like Barbasol shave cream to me. Not necessarily a bad thing though.

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    I used to be big fan of Mark Birley, that is until, a coworker walked into the room and loudly asked "what smells like carrots and gasoline"? I had no clue what she was talking about until I smelled it as well, only to realize that it was me. I sold it the next day.

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    Dior Fahrenheit smells awfully close to gasoline spilled out of a mower in a dusty, grassy garden shed. Which I rather enjoy actually. I should get some. I used to go in my family's garden shed just to smell it when I was little, and I liked mowing the lawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveJazz
    Dior Fahrenheit smells awfully close to gasoline spilled out of a mower in a dusty, grassy garden shed. Which I rather enjoy actually. I should get some. I used to go in my family's garden shed just to smell it when I was little, and I liked mowing the lawn
    Thank you! Gasoline - I couldn't put my finger on it, but that's the other element that makes Timbuktu turn my stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brut
    Thank god for this thread, now I know what to try.

    I love the smell of live Beeswax.
    Since you love beeswax, you have to try Miel de Bois by Serge Lutens. After it dries it smells just like a beeswax candle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajmc
    Since you love beeswax, you have to try Meil de Bois by Serge Lutens. After it dries it smells just like a beeswax candle.
    So right, I also love the smell of beeswax. Miel de Bois is heaven on its dry-down. The first hour can comes close to resembling a tigers cage. Ammonia anyone?

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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Great thread - cardex!

    Ok here are mine:

    1. Guerilla 1 by Comme de Garcons - the middle note smells like raw meat or, for lack of a better word, like a butcher shop...with flowers
    2. Paco Rabanne Black XS (which I am wearing right now) - Smuckers strawberry jam...right down to the smell of the seeds of the strawberry
    3. Dior Homme - makeup bag, makeup bag, makeup bag
    4. Odeur 53 by Comme de Garcons - copier toner cartridges, I swear.

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    Kouros smells like cat litter screaming for retirement
    Guerlain Vetiver smells like a Lifebuoy factory just exploded on a golf course
    Davidoff Zino for a small time has that vanilla extract meets a landfill of orange peels
    Mark Birley = lemon pledge

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    Joop! Homme smells like Toilet Duck toilet bowl cleaner and Robitussin cough syrup mixed together.
    Sometimes a certain smell will take me back to when I was young,
    How come I'm never able to identify where it's coming from,
    I'd make a candle out of it if I ever found it,
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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    I know this is a horribly old thread, but I am just starting with fragrances and blind-tested some of my in-shop favourites..
    and with Antaeus, I thought "well hm that smells like pee!" and I got the same thought when blind-testing various fragrances again and again.
    In fact, it smells like a toilet of old people in an old house.

    I'm sure it's a gorgeous scent though when it doesn't smell like that, but +1 for Antaeus.
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    Question Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    I kind of like Fragrances that assault first with something horrid. Most times there is a beauty within.

    Sometimes, there are Fragrances (Lonestar Memories, comes to mind) which evoke horrors that are not to my taste. Absence of Humanity and Cool, Uncompromising, Efficiency.

    I am unsure, if I can muster the courage, to search for a Dark Beauty, that I am told by others, lies within.
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    Kouros- to my nose, a combination between stale beer and a synthetic, as well as unkempt and totally grimy fabric made up to imitate leather

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    Le Labo Musc (Los Angeles) smells like something very particular that I can't quite name. Something between bug spray and Aqua-net...but not quite...it drives me crazy.

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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    I cant remember what they actually were but I have smelled fragrances that smelled like urine, feces, urinal cakes, musty basements you name it. I should be taking note of them so I can avoid but the desire to forget them is too great. I dont like totally safe scents but I want people to think I am wearing an eau de toilette not an "odor of toilet"

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    Default Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian5701 View Post
    Something between bug spray and Aqua-net...but not quite...it drives me crazy.
    That doesn't sound pleasant!
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