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    Today I sprayed a bit of Secretions Magnifiques on my colleagues.
    Firs colleague (a man) said that it really smells like sperm. After few minutes he went and washed his hands.
    Second colleague (a woman) at first said that it's nice. After ten minutes she went and washed her hands.

    Secretions Magnifiques - is the weirdest and hardest to wear perfumes from LEO line. For sure not for everybody.

    The most wearable and nice - Jasmine et Cigaretes, Rossy de Palma etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamerII View Post
    Today I sprayed a bit of Secretions Magnifiques on my colleagues.
    Wow. I thought Lithuania had laws against assault and/or torture. Here in America, we wouldn't tolerate that crap! Oh wait, never mind...

    Those are either some very understanding and brave colleagues or you hate them deeply.

    Does anyone know if any stores in the US carry them? It would be interesting to give them a sniff.

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    There was an article in Metro (a free paper you get if you travel on the tube in London) about it - they said it's supposed to smell like blood, spit and sperm.
    I could think of many, many other things I'd rather smell like, in all honesty.

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    Does anyone know if any stores in the US carry them? It would be interesting to give them a sniff.
    I think the only place that does is Henri Bendel in NYC. But their website is a mess and I certainly wouldn't buy it blind.

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    Yes Henri Bendel is the retail exclusive I believe, for the ETLO line.

    Secretions Magnifiques came this close to making me vomit...my palms got all clammy and I felt slightly flushed and wet in the mouth when I wore it. When I washed it off I could still smell it slightly all day, lightly. When I threw the plastic envelope that the sample vial came in, in a wastebasket, I could still smell the scent in the wastebasket two days later.

    It smelled like a dead dogs body, that had fallen and died bleeding in a moldy pool of water - with milk poured in it. Blech!!
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    ohmigosh...thts scary Mike..

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    I like o wear SECRETIONS MAGNIFIQUES for bacchanals...

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    In a certain way I do admire this fragrance : It is so much on the edge of it all, yet some people actually seem to like and wear this stuff. I think it is also very uncomparable to anything else, so it is one innovative scent.

    I personally hate this scent. It`s beyond words, really. One of the VERY few scents I was forced to wash off when testing it. (I have tested this 3 times overall, and everytime the results have been the same)
    Absolutely revolting fragrance, and to be honest it beats me completely how anyone would be able to pull this thing off with comfort.

    Btw, I think this scent resembles more the odeurs of a female than a male. It screams estrogen to me, and at least my cum doest`t smell like SM in a slightest bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiscreet View Post
    There was an article in Metro (a free paper you get if you travel on the tube in London) about it - they said it's supposed to smell like blood, spit and sperm.
    I could think of many, many other things I'd rather smell like, in all honesty.
    Lol, my friends and I read that too, they asked me if that was why I'd recently become interested in fragrances, what was interesting though, was that Metro accidentally doubled the price, as at Harvey Nicks, only 50ml is available !

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    A sales rep in Harvey Nichols was telling me that Libre don't have their own sales rep and none of the others will talk about them because they think they're disgusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PigeonMurderer View Post
    ...to be honest it beats me completely how anyone would be able to pull this thing off with comfort....
    I must say I was thinking the same thing Pigeon.

    The positive reviews I've read online of Secretions astounded me after I sampled it.

    Luca Turin talked highly of it (...'The masterpiece is, in my opinion, Lie’s Sécrétions Magnifiques, helpfully illustrated on the website by a schoolboy drawing of an ejaculating penis. What he has done is revolutionary: he has used a nitrile as a main note in a fine fragrance. In plain language, he has put a loud note of harbor bilge in an elegant floral and made it fly...')

    In addition our very own Tigruska sampled and wore it and described it on the womens board as ('...starts off like iron + vitamin supplement, but turns into something rather fascinating...')

    So, I am of the firm belief that SM does entirely different things on differing peoples skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Secretions Magnifiques came this close to making me vomit...my palms got all clammy and I felt slightly flushed and wet in the mouth when I wore it. When I washed it off I could still smell it slightly all day, lightly. When I threw the plastic envelope that the sample vial came in, in a wastebasket, I could still smell the scent in the wastebasket two days later.

    It smelled like a dead dogs body, that had fallen and died bleeding in a moldy pool of water - with milk poured in it. Blech!!
    Wow... what a vivid description. Makes me curious to try it, but on a blotter - not on my own skin.

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    I got a sample and tried it. It really made me physically nauseous - and after scrubbing I could smell it for hours and hours afterwards. I think Turin was impressed at them making a fragrance with Nitrile (the chutzpah it takes, the shock factor, and that it isn't just nitrile in a bottle), not that it smells good or succeeds as a perfume.

    Mikeperez23 was correct, it is thoroughly vile and smells of rotting offal. And "succeeds" the same way a Damien Hurst art piece "succeeds." (The whole "shock art" movement, actually)

    Because it doesn't smell good. Not even close. Unwearable and horrible, but it did put the house on the map with the silly picture on the bottle and the rotting offal smells in the bottle and declaring it a perfume.

    Side note: I have heard of some folks with a rare form of epilepsy that makes their sense of smell perceive all scents as putrid and awful like Nitrile. Imagine going through life when someone smells a rose, you get to smell nitrile? awful.
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    Let's face it, Etat Libre d'Orange is just an exercise in vile unwearable scents for the most part. I actually like Rien and have tried to wear it, but was unsuccessful. The exception being Tom of Finland, which is just the opposite. It's easily wearable, but boring.

    Antoine Lie was comissioned to make a fragrance that" does not interfere with the oder of man"
    I think Antoine Lie did a fantastic job. Tom of Finland smells like a clean me with a mild " clean sweatyness" Amazing in the fact it will smell like yourself. I just can't figure why I would want to spend money to smell like myself, can you Etat Libre d'Orange?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    It smelled like a dead dogs body, that had fallen and died bleeding in a moldy pool of water - with milk poured in it. Blech!!
    Damn! .. not that I've smelled anything like THAT before.. but damn!


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    I have to say this perfume is a piece of art, and represent very well the whole idea of sex.
    Makes you wander why a perfume has to be created to be weared and why it has to smell politically correct, when in another hand, they're so many mainstream frags around the market that so many basenoters love, and other, find them,simply pugnent . but the taste is a thin line, that starts and end in ourselves.

    There's a smell here of nudity and puberscense. That is "Secretions Magnifiques".


    This fragance start so aldehydeic, clean, so pure that blowns you away. Very aquatic too, like a pool with a lot chloorine, just clean, asepthic, and neutral, but suddenly the notes itself make you dive in something more organic, like a swamp in a forest.


    The fucus note emerges so sharp that nearly hurts when you sniff. I know very well the fucus smell as I grown up next to the beach:


    it's a group of brown algae, used in herbolist normally,that hasn't a obvious smell when collected fresh, but when treated with alcohols, smells green, medicinal and very metallic and organic like, not a lovely smell I have to be honest, but not vile too.


    Well, that's how this perfume smell like:something green metallic, kind of medicinal,but the initial splash ozonic aquatic reamrked by the azurone,goes all over the olfatory experience, and something really clean on the background, SOMETHING SO PURE.


    The blood accord mixed nicely with the fucus giving a more sharper metallic twist, and the iris and coconut note shows in the dry down very subtle, appearing like a shy note of peachy skin surrounding it all. A feminine touch, I must say. I suppose it is beacuse of the blend of these two and the milk note, it's creamy but clean.


    The milky base smell like creamy clean soap, like a fresh young woman skin after a bath with a shower gel.
    The conclusion is, despiste what you could spect, this fragance is just clean yet sharp, yet sexual but not dirty.

    It's very marine, yes, very metallic, quiet indeed, but it's addictive.


    I don't really think it's a wearable frag.


    I think this perfume is pure juxtapose, a master piece:


    something as cleaner that hurts mixed with the most medicinal,marine, metallic note you ever imagine.


    It's sex in a bottle, but subtle sex. If seduction has a smell, It would smell like this. An olfatory experience for sure.
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    I never tried LSM but after this thread and the fascinating descriptions Tigs and Mike do of that (both positive and negative) I really dig to test myself the juice, specially cuz I do share the love for some particular scents with both of you folks hehe... Let's see what it "does" to me

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    I've tried Secretion Magnifique some days ago, unfortunately on my skin.

    It doesn't smell like sex or to anything sex-related. It smells like plain vomit and is extremely longlasting. I felt sick after this experience and had to drink a lemonade to clean my mouth, take a shower and change my cloths.

    Trust me: Don't spray this on your skin without testing on card before.

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    Alright...I caved and ordered a sample. Too controversial to resist!

    Also ordered a sample of S-e-X which seems in the same "art...but not wearable" vein.

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    I would be very happy to send my sample to anyone who is curious. I just about puked. There were several non nitrile notes in the perfume (including that famous Cool Water aquatic note), that's for sure, but I usually stop trying to "understand" a fragrance when I gag and taste bile.
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    I find it fascinating that its so repulsive to (most) everyone.

    I'm quite excited to smell it...I honestly have only been made feel ill by two scents:
    -Bandit Light Pour Homme; and
    -Lipstick Rose

    Has anyone tried thos Harry Potter jelly bellies? That's sort of what I'm equating to this scent...fascinating, but gross.

    Maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    Alright...I caved and ordered a sample. Too controversial to resist!

    Also ordered a sample of S-e-X which seems in the same "art...but not wearable" vein.
    S-Perfume`s S-ex and SM has absolutely nothing in common. They are completely different.

    Straight from the bottle S-ex is subtle, animalic leather scent with fresh, airy twist. It dries down to a very subtle, very close to skin, musky scent that still has a bit of a salty, aquatic accord. S-ex is a true skin perfume, and a great one in that gategory.
    Comparing to ELdO`s SM, S-ex is extremely pleasant and easy to wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofresh View Post
    I find it fascinating that its so repulsive to (most) everyone.

    I'm quite excited to smell it...I honestly have only been made feel ill by two scents:
    -Bandit Light Pour Homme; and
    -Lipstick Rose

    Has anyone tried thos Harry Potter jelly bellies? That's sort of what I'm equating to this scent...fascinating, but gross.

    Maybe?
    sofresh I approached the SM sample I ordered in the very same way - with the experience that I rarely get sick (nauseous) from smelling a fragrance and that yes, there are some gross smells or perhaps smells that are just weird (the Demeter line is FULL OF them, they have a scent called 'Earthworm' for God's sake!), but I was going to be able to handle the scent in the context of my olfactory experience.

    But SM - well, you read my description above. That's what it smells like. There are fragrances that when you spray them, the smell makes you uncomfortable (burning nostrils) or you associate with an unpleasant image (hairspray, makeup bags, people you don't like...etc). SM however goes a large step beyond this - it smells like something that is decaying or dead. And (unlike something that is REALLY dead that you can walk away from to get away from the smell) the smell is persistent and very fresh - so that you can't really get away from the smell, it sort of overcame me when I wore it.

    My advice sofresh - spray (or dab) this fragrance on a piece of paper, BEFORE you put it on your skin. If you have a positive reaction towards the blotter, then feel free to go ahead and put it on your skin. If you have a bad reaction to it, then you'll be saved from a few hours of olfactory trauma.

    Ever since I smelled SM, a few fragrances I have smelled contain 'other' notes that are in SM (not vomit inducing, but similar synthetic molecules perhaps) and each time I've smelled these scents, of course the SM reared it's head in my mind and made the scent entirely unwearable. Off the top of my head, this happened with me when I smelled Coney Island by BN9, Fahrenheit 32 by Dior and Vivara by Pucci. Which is a shame, because I know that these three scents are most likely good - but my 'trauma' from having that SM on my skin for that long kind of ruined these scents.

    I mean we joined Basenotes to have fun. At least I did. Sampling SM was NOT fun.
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    For me it's the milk accord that I find so unpleasant. I think Turin calls them lactones. If they are used more often, we may get used to them. It's something new, right? In the meantime, I will not be buying a bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    For me it's the milk accord that I find so unpleasant. I think Turin calls them lactones. If they are used more often, we may get used to them. It's something new, right? In the meantime, I will not be buying a bottle.
    IT's more like creamy milky accord that's right, but addding an aloe vera green note with hints of salty strong fucus seaweed.
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    [QUOTE=thebeck;1216173]Let's face it, Etat Libre d'Orange is just an exercise in vile unwearable scents for the most part.

    I don't agree: I love almost all of the ELd'O's I've tried, the only exception is Jasmin&Cigarettes which had a bit too much tobacco for me. I own Rien and Vierges&Toreros and am about to get Divine Enfant too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    For me it's the milk accord that I find so unpleasant. I think Turin calls them lactones. If they are used more often, we may get used to them. It's something new, right? In the meantime, I will not be buying a bottle.
    Heh lactone is not so new. You can find it also in the good old Dioressence for example or Gucci Rush or Fendi Teorema or Le Feu d'Issey. Personally I like lactone notes in general, not sure how I will react smelling Secretions though. I will keep you updated

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigeonMurderer View Post
    S-Perfume`s S-ex and SM has absolutely nothing in common. They are completely different.

    Straight from the bottle S-ex is subtle, animalic leather scent with fresh, airy twist. It dries down to a very subtle, very close to skin, musky scent that still has a bit of a salty, aquatic accord. S-ex is a true skin perfume, and a great one in that gategory.
    Comparing to ELdO`s SM, S-ex is extremely pleasant and easy to wear.
    I meant that they were alike in the "conceptual perfumery" sort of category...but I haven't smelled either yet, so it was just a guess.

    Mike - thanks for the preparation...I hope it doesn't leak in the mail! I think I'm prepared for the worst now, so I guess we'll see if it lives up to the hype. I think I'd almost be disappointed at this point if it didn't make me gag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnifiscent View Post
    Heh lactone is not so new. You can find it also in the good old Dioressence for example or Gucci Rush or Fendi Teorema or Le Feu d'Issey. Personally I like lactone notes in general, not sure how I will react smelling Secretions though. I will keep you updated
    I was wrong , the chemical Turin referred to is nitrile, which he describes as "oily, metallic, entirely wrong." It reminds me of milkweed sap. FYI, I was an abysmal chemistry student.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    sofresh I approached the SM sample I ordered in the very same way - with the experience that I rarely get sick (nauseous) from smelling a fragrance and that yes, there are some gross smells or perhaps smells that are just weird (the Demeter line is FULL OF them, they have a scent called 'Earthworm' for God's sake!), but I was going to be able to handle the scent in the context of my olfactory experience.

    But SM - well, you read my description above. That's what it smells like. There are fragrances that when you spray them, the smell makes you uncomfortable (burning nostrils) or you associate with an unpleasant image (hairspray, makeup bags, people you don't like...etc). SM however goes a large step beyond this - it smells like something that is decaying or dead. And (unlike something that is REALLY dead that you can walk away from to get away from the smell) the smell is persistent and very fresh - so that you can't really get away from the smell, it sort of overcame me when I wore it.

    My advice sofresh - spray (or dab) this fragrance on a piece of paper, BEFORE you put it on your skin. If you have a positive reaction towards the blotter, then feel free to go ahead and put it on your skin. If you have a bad reaction to it, then you'll be saved from a few hours of olfactory trauma.

    Ever since I smelled SM, a few fragrances I have smelled contain 'other' notes that are in SM (not vomit inducing, but similar synthetic molecules perhaps) and each time I've smelled these scents, of course the SM reared it's head in my mind and made the scent entirely unwearable. Off the top of my head, this happened with me when I smelled Coney Island by BN9, Fahrenheit 32 by Dior and Vivara by Pucci. Which is a shame, because I know that these three scents are most likely good - but my 'trauma' from having that SM on my skin for that long kind of ruined these scents.

    I mean we joined Basenotes to have fun. At least I did. Sampling SM was NOT fun.
    MikePerez23 - This was my experience exactly - and when I saw how putrid it was I scrubbed as fast as I could - with Zanfel (zanfel is a poison ivy treatment that is awesome for getting rid of oils on your skin - KILLS perfumes). SM will "ruin" many otherwise good scents. Why scar your olfactory memory with this trauma.
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