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    Default I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    I don't like the smell of mushrooms.

    But I do like to test fragrances.

    So what do I need to avoid in my explorations?

    I have seen allusions to mushroom-notes in fragrances, so I wanted to capture in one place.

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    Profumum Fumidous has one of the most prominent "mushroom" opens I've run into. Thats the most pronounced mushroom note I've run into in testing.

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    Me personally, I don't smell a mushroom note in Fumidus.

    The first scent that pops in my head when you say mushrooms is Dans Tes Bras by Frederic Malle. And Thundra by Profumum.

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    Velvet Gardenia! Mushrooms and cheese....

    I'll second Dans Tes Bras, but it smells milder and almost like latex to my nose.

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    Hmm. I'd say mushrooms (the non shitake, not so pungent varieties) simply smell to me like dark, peaty earth. (a smell I like)... but what is "mushroomy" in a fragrance?
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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    I smell something in Pure Lavende (Azzaro) that seems like a "wild fungal" note. It reminds me of the fungi that grow on decaying woods in the Michigan forests. I really like it.

    That is the closest I've smelled to mushroom in a scent.

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    I think Cumming the Fragrance has a "white truffle" note. When it gets to the drydown, it's a unique scent that is a bit sweet and interesting, but not all that dynamic.

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    Me personally, I don't smell a mushroom note in Fumidus.

    The first scent that pops in my head when you say mushrooms is Dans Tes Bras by Frederic Malle. And Thundra by Profumum.
    My bad...I mixed up the two. It is indeed Thundra with the strong mushroom smell in opening notes.

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    mushrooms are a fungus and cancer is a fungus too. Got that from that Cancer doctor from Rome who is on U-tube. Didn't even know there were mushroom notes in perfume. What an eye opener.
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    "mushrooms are a fungus and cancer is a fungus too mushrooms are a fungus and cancer is a fungus too. Got that from that Cancer doctor from Rome who is on U-tube."

    Glad to see that you found a personal solution to the health care problem in the USA. However, you might want to contact that doctor and tell him about that thing called wikipedia, so that he might reconsider such statements, which might cost him more than a few patients.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigsly View Post
    Glad to see that you found a personal solution to the health care problem in the USA. However, you might want to contact that doctor and tell him about that thing called wikipedia, so that he might reconsider such statements, which might cost him more than a few patients.
    No kidding. Take some fungicide and that lymphoma will clear right up!

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    Tom Ford's Velvet Gardenia is all mushrooms-in-a-dank-forest to my nose.
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

    #BBOG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugandaraja View Post
    No kidding. Take some fungicide and that lymphoma will clear right up!
    Maybe after they remove it, it would make a delicious fondue!

    Bulgari Pour Homme has always struck me as having a quality that was slightly reminiscent of mushrooms.

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    You may not want to smell like a mushroom sensitivity but it is too late. You are already a real fun guy.
    Our job is to live joyfully in this world of sorrows--Joseph Campbell

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    Eau d'Italie's Sienne l'Hiver has a mushroom like thing going on. Its probably a combination of the white truffle and black olive notes.
    But its no where near as pronounced as it is in Thundra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbe View Post
    You may not want to smell like a mushroom sensitivity but it is too late. You are already a real fun guy.
    That's right! You better suck it up too 'cause that's the way it's gonna be.
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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    This seems like just the spot for the completely off-topic comment that "stink horn" would be a great euphemism for a nose.

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    some fungi-like wet underground smell comes from Azuree EL and Messe de Minuit Etro (I`m not sure, but methinks it comes from myrrhe-oakmoss combo).
    Also mushroom-like part could be detected in good Gardenia perfumes.
    Vetiver The Great!!!

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    Wink Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    Nor do I!
    For heaven's sake, stick to LSD and throw away Psilocybin 'rooms.
    Didn't the 60's teach you anything?

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    I probably will try some of these things listed above and live to regret it!

    I never learn!
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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    Ex Vinis - Fragranza Nr. 6 - Piper Officinarum has mushrooms in the base notes.
    Head: Bergamot, Lemon, Lime, Berries
    Heart: Pimento, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Violet
    Base: Licorice, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Patchouly, White Musk, Mushrooms

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    Some very earthy vetiver fragrances smell mushroomy to me, eg Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire and MPG Route du Vetiver.

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    Default Re: I don't want to smell like a mushroom!

    I dunno, to me mushrooms have always smelled like -- well, let's just say someone made reference to Cumming...the fragrance.

    (To clarify -- not a fan of the smell. And if you catch my drift, due a google search and you'll find I am not alone.)

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