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    Default Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Outline for us a juice you'd love to see. Here's one I just came up with:


    Top: Ginger, lime, anise, cumin
    Body: Vetiver, molasses
    Base: Leather, burnt hair

    Burnt hair? Burnt hair?! That's one of the most appalling smells in the spectrum! you say. Well, yes. But I think, combined with other stuff, it would instead form the base of an animal, creamy mustiness I'm positive would execute well.

    My perfume's name? Tar. This isn't an attempt to recreate the material olfactorily, but to exploit its connotations. Sticky, treacly, fumey, viscous. I suppose you'd classify it as a woody-gourmand. Definitely not for summer/spring.

    (Surely there must be a similar existing thread, but it'd be a bitch to find.)
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    War.
    The smell of war. War has been a civilization engine, we can tell history through war.
    Fire, heat, gun powder, raw steel, leather boots, dust, soil, blood, mud, jet fuel, smoke of all sorts, swords crashing ... victory, defeat.

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    I can see a War series coming out of a house like Comme de Garcons actually.

    CdG Kokoda, CdG Seelow, CdG Palestine, CdG Iwojima, etc. with a metal-soil-octane thematic binder. Mad.
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    War.
    The smell of war. War has been a civilization engine, we can tell history through war.
    Fire, heat, gun powder, raw steel, leather boots, dust, soil, blood, mud, jet fuel, smoke of all sorts, swords crashing ... victory, defeat.
    Seeing your relatives torn apart by the "enemy", your wife raped, your children killed. Great
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Here are a couple I've wanted:

    Frankincense; Clove; Carnation; Pepper; Rose

    Cognac; Cananga; Sandalwood; Myrrh; Leather

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Seawater, seaweed, sweat, sweet dry hemp rope and clean linen sailcloth.

    I've wanted this forever...

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    war was , is and will be ,pure human nature.
    I just saying that the smell of war is as ancient as our own civilization, capturing it in a fragrance could be interesting.
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Quote Originally Posted by alkman View Post
    Seawater, seaweed, sweat, sweet dry hemp rope and clean linen sailcloth.

    I've wanted this forever...
    Me too! Erolfa comes pretty close though.
    Sales thread here

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Quote Originally Posted by brianroy View Post
    Seeing your relatives torn apart by the "enemy", your wife raped, your children killed. Great
    I was going to say that any perfume that glamourises war will certainly not be worn by me.
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Quote Originally Posted by Hide & Reason View Post
    Burnt hair? Burnt hair?! That's one of the most appalling smells in the spectrum! you say. Well, yes.
    I'd buy it.

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Brian I did not said that, you did. No offense intended.
    war was , is and will be ,pure human nature. I have not pronounced myself on my take of war.
    I just saying that the smell of war is as ancient as our own civilization, capturing it in a fragrance could be interesting.
    I don't think it was offending what you said. It just sounded strange to me. I understand what your saying, but I don't get it
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    I want a proper foody scent for breakfast. Like eggs and cheese.

    Eau-mlette du Formage

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    I'm heartened to see such principled anti-war politics anywhere, but people, come on, this is a perfume forum: we're all romantics. Our hobby is fundamenetally about romanticism. Lighten up.

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    I want a proper foody scent for breakfast. Like eggs and cheese.
    What about breakfast cereal and toast? Bung in a orange note and you've got OJ!
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    easy answer...

    "The Girl with the Plums"
    "You smell kinda pretty! Wanna Smell me ?"
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Autumn

    Some mix of pumpkin or pumpkin pie, spices and fireplace smell in the cold night air.
    "As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round."
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Because in the last decade are launching a terrible number of supersweets, vanillesques, gourmands, and cheap-candy-store fragances (yes, I hate them), a new twist in the genre: Chocolate, milk, cointreau, vanilla, cinnamon, caramel... 0% alcohol, and made with ALL COMESTIBLE materials. Thick and stinky. Maybe longevity would be a handicap, but man, you can either put on your skin or drink it!!! (High caloric level)


    Reading this post I was wondering what would be the first fragance with the first component born out of planet earth (a strange dusty mineral from mars, venus... or whatever). I'm a freak hehe
    We accept reality easily, perhaps because we intuit that nothing is real...

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    The scent of the the female breast.

    Some milky jasmine with a base of benzoin, natural vanilla and the softest musk far beneath would be a good start for this. Not that I'd like to wear it, but it should exist. I can't make it since I have not found anything natural to use for a milky cream note, only a few synthetics that leave much to ask for.

    Edit: Sorry, not exactly a male fragrance! But some men would love it, I'm sure.
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    I'm heartened to see such principled anti-war politics anywhere, but people, come on, this is a perfume forum: we're all romantics.
    Indeed we are romantics. Yet there is nothing romantic about war.
    I understand I'm being a nag, I'll stop nagging about it, so from now on I'll keep it on the fragrance-talk.
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    hi Brian. yes it is strange that I mentioned war but... I still think that war is an unleashed explosion of human primal instincts,
    But,,,, lets keep everything in a fragrance context.
    Peace and love!
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    A version of Comme des Garçons 2 Man with some longevity.

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    The art of war is is supposed to be a fascinating book. I get what you're saying, it's only impossible for me to imagine a fragrance smelling like war. What would it be like? Lots of smokey notes? "Burned" notes? Something "smelling like blood" like they say is in Secretions Magnifique? Very hard 2 imagine.
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Eau De Pepsi Blue. Greatest soda ever. Greatest taste ever. Greatest SMELL ever. When you still sniff a 5 year old can every now and then, you know there's SOMETHING going right with that scent that's still hangin' in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mengels View Post
    Eau De Pepsi Blue. Greatest soda ever. Greatest taste ever. Greatest SMELL ever. When you still sniff a 5 year old can every now and then, you know there's SOMETHING going right with that scent that's still hangin' in there.
    Kola nut and coca leaf really is an amazing accord - whether heavily sweetened or not. Now that you mention it I'm really surprised it doesn't get used more.

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    How about a cologne.. that smells like you just came back from the beach?! [/seinfeld]

    Actually, I wouldn't create a Sea one. Bond no. 9 Coney Island does that perfectly, even though it adds cotton candy.

    If I were to create one, it would be Hawaiian Punch. God, I love Hawaiian Punch. It's a shame they don't sell it in Canada anymore.

    I think the structure would be similar to Champs-Elysees by Guerlain (with the hibiscus, etc), but it would be EXTREMELY heavy on citrus, apple, cherry, and grape notes.
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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    An ultimate comfort scent that creates an aura of warmth, familiarity, and sensuality around the wearer would be nice. It would go something like this...

    Top: Vanilla Absolute, Rum Absolute, Dried Fruits, Orchid
    Body: Iris Pallida, Black Tea, Honeyed Hay
    Base: Papier d'Arménie Accord (Frankincense & Benzoin) , Ambergris, Russian Leather, Sandalwood, Balsams

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    There are some good cola frags, such as Escada Magnetism for men and Escada Collection. Are there any smooth tobacco, leather, and chocolate frags (meaning all three are in it)?

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    ever since i heard there was a spongebob fragrance, i've dreamt of a fragrance that does indeed smell like pineapples under the sea.
    fresh pineapple, seaweed, rust, "sealife" accord, salty vetiver, whatever it is in beyond paradise that makes it smell of driftwood.

    and m7 extreme...

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Brian.
    It is hard to imagine, I have been in some "hot" zones, almost war environment and there is something in the air that smell....
    I guess every war along the times had its own smell, to isolate that in a few notes will be impossible, but it will be interesting ( given possible)

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    How about 'Théâtre de film', for the man who wants to smell of fresh buttered popcorn...

    Ok, maybe not such a good idea.

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    Default Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    Will you gentlemen who'd like to discuss war take it to personal messages please? That's not the subject of the thread and many members are talking about the subject of the thread.

    By an easy stretch I might point out to you that talking war is close enough to talking politics, and talking politics is against the Basenotes rules.

    Please, take that off-topic sub theme and your reflections to personal messages please.
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