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    What type of music would you interpret your favorite cologne to be?

    I myself see my Yves Saint Laurent M7 as a slow, bass-heavy electro tune, like Cirez D's Punch Drunk.

    Or Versace's Blue Jeans as a rather fast indie rock theme, like Dashboard by Modest Mouse.

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    Quorum - anything by Eumir Deodato. Definitely. Spicy, vintage, with a splash of Latin influence. Also, incredibly funky and addictive.

    Jazz and Live Jazz are going to be all over this thread. But I see Jazz as Coltrane's "Giant Steps" because of how versatile it is, whereas Live Jazz is more Stan Getz - the cilantro and mint play smoothly along.

    Personally, I want to find something that symbolizes Juan Garcia Esquivel's music.

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    When I find my "holy grail" scent, I imagine there would be a whole gospel choir singing "ALLELUJA" at the top of their lungs

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    Quote Originally Posted by pLaTypu5 View Post
    I myself see my Yves Saint Laurent M7 as a slow, bass-heavy electro tune, like Cirez D's Punch Drunk.
    Wow, I thought I was the only one that knew of Cirez D. Glad more people like his tunes.

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    wow......... the two main influences in my life have always been scent and song... my vision is horrible and due to many years in the restaurant industry my sense of touch is not what it used to be, and since taste and smell exist symbiotically i'm left with two very pronounced senses. I could dwell for a couple of months with my ipod and wardrobe blasting and try to come up with a million different responses, but these are those that come to mind first
    Encre Noire - The Doors "The End'
    Lolita Lempicka - Sarah McLaughlin "Possesion"
    TBahama South Seas - Jimmy Buffet "Cheeseburger in Paradise"
    Chevrefeuille Original by Creed - Soggy Bottom Boys "Man of Constant Sorrow"
    Bulgari Black - Ministry "Jesus Built my Hotrod"
    Bulgari Aqua - Christopher Cross "Sailing"
    T. Bahama original - Rob Thomas/Carlos Santana "Smooth"
    Carven Homme - Tesla "Signs"
    Michael for Men from Michael Kors - Louie Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"
    Versace the Dreamer - Gary Wright "Dreamweaver" duh...
    i could go on and on and on but these were the ones that immediately came to mind.... I am under the assumption that all of us bn'ers are hedonists genetically, and are prone to the addiction of stimulation in one way or another... all of us manifest this addiction through scent, but I'm almost positive that 99.9% of us also have a constant soundtrack that plays in our mind whether we are asleep or awake... I think that we have received the greatest gift of all, a constant desire for happiness no matter the medium, and the fortitude to pursue those desires with insatiable force
    At your service

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    I like it that you put music to scent. I put architecture (or artworks) to scent.

    But I have always thought that Mitsouko was just like The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1w4N-NL_Bw


    And L'Heure Bleu is like Maurice Ravel's incomparable beauty Ravel Trio I (1914)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYS1vzklPvg

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    Quote Originally Posted by decillisjl View Post
    wow......... the two main influences in my life have always been scent and song... my vision is horrible and due to many years in the restaurant industry my sense of touch is not what it used to be, and since taste and smell exist symbiotically i'm left with two very pronounced senses. I could dwell for a couple of months with my ipod and wardrobe blasting and try to come up with a million different responses, but these are those that come to mind first
    Encre Noire - The Doors "The End'
    Lolita Lempicka - Sarah McLaughlin "Possesion"
    TBahama South Seas - Jimmy Buffet "Cheeseburger in Paradise"
    Chevrefeuille Original by Creed - Soggy Bottom Boys "Man of Constant Sorrow"
    Bulgari Black - Ministry "Jesus Built my Hotrod"
    Bulgari Aqua - Christopher Cross "Sailing"
    T. Bahama original - Rob Thomas/Carlos Santana "Smooth"
    Carven Homme - Tesla "Signs"
    Michael for Men from Michael Kors - Louie Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"

    Versace the Dreamer - Gary Wright "Dreamweaver" duh...
    i could go on and on and on but these were the ones that immediately came to mind.... I am under the assumption that all of us bn'ers are hedonists genetically, and are prone to the addiction of stimulation in one way or another... all of us manifest this addiction through scent, but I'm almost positive that 99.9% of us also have a constant soundtrack that plays in our mind whether we are asleep or awake... I think that we have received the greatest gift of all, a constant desire for happiness no matter the medium, and the fortitude to pursue those desires with insatiable force
    Solid post decillisj, I'm a big fan of Carven Homme so i will have to see who this Tesla is and check out that song.

    I get the same thing with Michael for Men, as far as the Louie Armstrong classic, but only because PeevishYolk name dropped it in his review and I always remember his great reviews :

    "...It’s snowing… for the first time this year. It is quite warm in my room. I’m hearing the children’s laughter from outside. There is a cup of very hot tea on the table just waiting for me. I’m wearing Michael for Men… “and I think to myself, what a wonderful world.”


    Your two minds think alike and if Peevish is reading this, I say thanks for the great reviews man. You need to post more !

    Oh, and great pick with Mclachlan's Possession. Very interesting lyrics and since I am going to be samping Au Masculin very soon, maybe I should look forward to something intense or interesting. And if you have not already, try to hear the stripped down piano version of Possession. Very haunting feel to it, I prefer it to the original :wave:
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    These duos always come to my mind but I don’t know why:
    - Knize Ten – Maurice Ravel’s Boléro
    - Eau de Campagne by Sisley – Claude Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1
    - Shalimar by Guerlain - Tenderly (Ella Fitzgerald’s version )
    - Chêne by Serge Lutens – Ernest Chausson’s Concert pour piano et quatuor à cordes, op21
    - L’Instant de Guerlain pour Homme – S’wonderful (Dianna Krall’s version)
    - Burberry London for Men – Call Me Irresponsible
    and so on………………

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    Serge Lutens Borneo 1834, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "The Ship Song"

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    Drakkar Noir - "Shout" - Tears For Fears
    Cool Water - "Cult Of Personality" - Living Colour
    Acqua Di Gio - "Crash" - Dave Matthews Band
    Quorum - "Tom Sawyer" - Rush haha
    Nautica Voyage - "Upside Down" - Jack Johnson
    Curve For Men - "The Sign" - Ace Of Base

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    Really great question! I never thought of it before so my only entry is

    Armani Attitude = Mussorgsky's Dawn over the Moskva River

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    bvlgari blv-"Warning Sign" Coldplay
    Tiffany Sport for men "In My Place" Coldplay
    Ck One "We Belong Together" Mariah
    212 Carolina Herrera " Hello Its Me' Todd Rundgren
    L'Homme YSL "Irreplaceable" Beyonce
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    To me Le Male is Like Pink Floyd or the Beatles
    Bvlgari Aqua is like Cafe Del Mar Collection
    Fahrenheit is like ARMIN!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ECaruthers View Post
    Really great question! I never thought of it before so my only entry is

    Armani Attitude = Mussorgsky's Dawn over the Moskva River
    WOW! If Armani Attitude evokes Mussorgsky, I want to smell some. I don't know that piece, though.

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    Wow this isn't easy, although I do think about it quite a bit....

    No. 88 - "How soon is now" by the Smiths http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U5HpeA_WSo
    Kiehl's Original Musk - Tear drop - Massive Attack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG8eQBSp9Ao
    Fleur du male - All is full of love - Bjork http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjAoBKagWQA

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    just today, I had this association, out of the blue:

    C&Z No 88 - Beatles Penny Lane

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    L'Air du Desert Morocain - Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics by Brian Eno & Jon Hassell (Editions EG)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. reasonable View Post
    L'Air du Desert Morocain - Fourth World Vol. 1 - Possible Musics by Brian Eno & Jon Hassell (Editions EG)
    that is perfect

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    Mouchoir de Monsieur - "The Song of Solomon" by Kate Bush
    "If a perfume stinks, it's a disaster when she turns off the light." - Jean-Paul Guerlain

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    Classic YSL, Chanel or Guerlain (possibly even vintage)- Bach or other forms of high art expresses in music (yet with NO suggestion that other musical genres would NOT be high art)
    Knize Ten- the mood of a cabaret during he roaring twenties, with suggestion of some cabaret-style, song performed by Marlene Dietrich or Lucienne Boyer, with some jazzy undertones
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    Dzongkha - CHO by Choying Drolma & Steve Tibbetts (Rykodisc 1997)
    Noir Epices - Above the Treetops by Pat Metheny (Secret Story / Nonesuch) - I just get a very Southeast Asian forest feel from NE but also very modern . . .
    Apres L'Ondee - Pavanne Pour Une Infante Defuncte by Maurice Ravel
    L'Heure Bleu - Danse Sacree et Profane by Claude Debussy
    (from what I have read I suspect both Ravel & Debussy would have experienced these two Guerlain masterpieces in their first incarnations).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    Classic YSL, Chanel or Guerlain (possibly even vintage)- Bach or other forms of high art express in music (yet with NO suggestion that other musical genres would NOT be high art)
    Knize Ten- the mood of a cabaret during he roaring twenties, with suggestion of some cabaret-style, song performed by Marlene Dietrich or Lucienne Boyer, with some jazzy undertones
    I'm definitely feeling that.

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    Some more I've thought of:

    Melograno by SMN: "Snake Eater" from the Metal Gear Solid 3 game soundtrack (the scent was featured in the James Bond movie "Casino Royale", and this song just sounds like a Bond theme).

    Black Aoud by Montale: "Mategrahneesh" by Sherine Ahmed (heard this song from an Arab girl at church. I don't know any Arabic, but if Black Aoud had a tune, this would be what it would sing. After looking at the translation, it is classic Arab pop - quit hurting me, treating me so bad, spurning me, etc).
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    I think Ungaro III would be something like Orchid or the beginning of Spiral Architect by Black Sabbath. Maybe even Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath...
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