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    Thumbs down Secretions Magnifique meet your new Opponent

    Stecca by Hilde Soliani, is the most vile, downright vomit inducing scent I have ever had the unfortunate opportunity to smell. It's the smell of a chemistry lab and tomatoes gone totally awry. Unlike Secretions Magnifique though, this was not made to smell this bad, or at least I hope not. I have never been driven this close to tears from a smell, and like all bad smells it won't go away easily. If you're fan of nuclear tomatoes (stems included) or if you enjoy olfactory pain I dare you to try this.
    Last edited by mtgprox05; 27th May 2009 at 12:16 AM.
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    I haven't tried that one, but I tried a couple of others from that house and was very unimpressed.

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    Where did you get it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Where did you get it?
    Luckyscent: http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/item/46603/Stecca.html

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    Thanks, I looked it up. Interesting that at Luckyscent of 4 reviews it got one 5 star review, 2 four stars and 1 one star. So some people seem to be able to enjoy it.

    I am not a fan of the tomato leaf note in fragrance; at least not to date. I remember encountering it first in Lacoste's Essential, and it made the fragrance unwearable to me.

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    Oh now you've done it.... you've piqued my interest.

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    And I had to check SM at Luckyscent too. It received three 5 stars (after subtracting one incorrect rating), one 3 star, and three 1 star ratings. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    Thanks, I looked it up. Interesting that at Luckyscent of 4 reviews it got one 5 star review, 2 four stars and 1 one star. So some people seem to be able to enjoy it.

    I am not a fan of the tomato leaf note in fragrance; at least not to date. I remember encountering it first in Lacoste's Essential, and it made the fragrance unwearable to me.
    Oh, don't go into it with that frame of reference. Lacoste Essential smells at least decent if ultimately boring. This smells down right awful. There are NO supporting notes, no sweetness. Zilch. Ughhhhhh, I can't bear to think of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    And I had to check SM at Luckyscent too. It received three 5 stars (after subtracting one incorrect rating), one 3 star, and three 1 star ratings. Interesting.
    See, someone's bound to like anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Stecca by Hilde Soliani, is the most vile, downright vomit inducing scent I have ever had the unfortunate opportunity to smell. It's the smell of a chemistry lab and tomatoes gone totally awry. Unlike Secretions Magnifique though, this was not made to smell this bad, or at least I hope not. I have never been driven this close to tears from a smell, and like all bad smells it won't go away easily. If you're fan of nuclear tomatoes (stems included) or if you enjoy olfactory pain I dare you to try this.

    You feel that way because you probably haven't yet smelled Lilac Vegetal by Pinaud. I'd rather smell nuclear tomatoes than LV's encrusted piss top note, corned beef middle note and boiled cabbage base note. For 6 bucks, it's worth getting a bottle just to be horrified.

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    Maybe Stecca is French for stinky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmax View Post
    Maybe Stecca is French for stinky.
    The names are all Italian. Soliani is based in Parma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scentsitivity View Post
    The names are all Italian. Soliani is based in Parma.
    True, and freetranslation says it means stick? WTF? That makes zero sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    It's the smell of a chemistry lab and tomatoes gone totally awry........... If you're fan of nuclear tomatoes (stems included) .
    The worst scent I own is What about Adam?, which is full of tomato leaf.
    Your description reminded me of it.
    Renato
    Last edited by Renato; 27th May 2009 at 01:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    Stecca by Hilde Soliani, is the most vile, downright vomit inducing scent I have ever had the unfortunate opportunity to smell. It's the smell of a chemistry lab and tomatoes gone totally awry. Unlike Secretions Magnifique though, this was not made to smell this bad, or at least I hope not. I have never been driven this close to tears from a smell, and like all bad smells it won't go away easily. If you're fan of nuclear tomatoes (stems included) or if you enjoy olfactory pain I dare you to try this.
    Stecca means a (musical) note sung wrong , a dissonance, a misstake. That regularly made the audiance throw tomatoes at the villain - nice ritual if well prepared, though.

    Bad (singing) - (overripe) Tomatoes is the right accord about the wrong note ... it has been made to evoke the story. To my nose natural violet leaves have a slightly nauseating sweet chemical smell, go figure! I like Eau De Campagne, so I'll have to try this one once at least, thank You!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyprince View Post
    I haven't tried that one, but I tried a couple of others from that house and was very unimpressed.
    l too was unimpressed; l got Vecchi Rosetti as a free sample with a luckyscent order, & it smelled exactly like the inside of an elderly lady's handbag. Blech! Fortunately it was gone after an hour.
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