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    Very interesting article on The Scented Salamander about the use of the word 'breches' in Tom Ford's Private Blend scent, Moss Breches.

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    '...."breches", more often written "brèches" in French and sometimes "brêches", does not mean at all "breeches". Yes, "breches" can smell animalic, but it has to do with the natural musky, animalic overtones of honeycomb...' Full article here
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    Thanks so much for hunting this down and posting it (I'm way behind on the blogs this month). While I did not think the name meant anything like Liverwort Trousers, I had the (incorrect) notion that Breches might be something like bracken.
    Sending BEMs scuttling back to Betelgeuse with my fierce fumage!
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=200749

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    Hmmm, stanky, animalic.... Hmmmm...
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    Default Re: Breches not breeches

    I always thought it was a play on the word 'breeches' - therefore it was moss pants, which didnt' make sense. So then it made me think of 'green jeans' - which naturally, made me think of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood the childrens television show I watched as a child, which had a farmer character named Mr. Green Jeans.
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