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    Default Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    Good point, @primrose and @AZsmells.

    There are certain compounds which are found in e.g. oud, which are also found in poop.
    Like nineXseven said, if you haven't patiently let your nose decipher the scent spectrum and let it get used to it, you will find the scent 'fecal'. But the more you study the scent, you realize that there is simply something in one little aspect you detect in the other. The scent, in reality, is not poopy.

    Jasmine is indolic, but how many of us think 'poop!' when we sniff it?
    And how many of us think 'clary sage!' when we smell so-called ambergris in main-stream perfumery (which is actually ambrox/ambroxan derived from clary sage)? We don't.

    I think that since main-stream mass-produced perfumery has made our noses disconnected from natural aromatics, we are thrown off-guard when we come across them. This includes things like castoreum, oud, ambergris, musk...

    Don't even get me started on musk........ : )
    Hahaaaa.... if you haven't smelled real musk (from musk deers), you're in for a real surprise! If you're curious and want to try some, PM me, as I have some grains to spare. It makes me happy when I get to share real oud, real ambergris, and real musk with people. Kinda like fighting 'the system', and letting people see how different the real stuff is from what we're used to.

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    By the way, as your nose gets more used to the bolder ouds out there, you might realize that "pungent and barnyardy" are more accurate descriptions.
    And for the more 'fecal' ouds, they have more of a chocolate note which, combined with pungent+barnyardy, might give the impression of being fecal.

    To answer the original question, I do find 'fecal' frags addictive, but like I said they aren't really fecal to me any more.
    More specifically, I find Indian ouds to be addictive, as they're the ones that are typically described as being fecal. I don't wear Indian oud as a fragrance, rather, I use just a tiny dot on the outer side of my lower forearm (good longevity here, plus easy access for the nose) and just sniff for hours and hours.
    When I use Indian oud, it is for me, and not for others. Its not for me to wear, but for me to sniff. If that makes sense!

    Incidentally, Indian and Lao oils are the most "fecal" and they happen to be the most psychoactive of all oud oils as well. Once your nose gets over the boldness (shouldn't take more than 1-2 weeks), the scent just grounds you and calms your mind.

    Here's a good exegesis of oud oils by geography, on the Olfactory Rescue Service blog: clickety-click.

    Ambergris also has an animalic and 'poopy' aspect, and I find that sniffing it also makes me happy for some reason. Something about it tickles the back of my brain in a yummy way.
    And then of course there's the king of all scents, musk. That's about as animalic and poopy as you can get! To my nose (or should I say brain), the most addictive fragrances are and/or contain musk and oud. Natural ones, of course, as the synthetic ones simply capture 1 facet out of a million found in the real thing. Think diamonds.... if you have just one facet and it will look like glass. Have a multi-faceted, brilliantly-cut piece, and it will take your breath away.
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    Default Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    i own jazz By ysl
    and i dont get no fecal smell in it
    i read some reviews that it has fecal smell

    i also like Black Xs By PR
    there people who have found fecal smell , But i just don't get it

    i get sometimes strongs kind of harsh smells
    Burnt smelling

    But nothing that smells like caca

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    Let's come up with some names for fecal-smelling cologne:

    Creed Dirty Poop Water
    Hermes Un Jardin Dans Mon Anus
    Bond No. 9 Hudson River

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    For example, sometimes people have nasty feet that smell like parmesan cheese. It's gross. Yet at the same time, one could say that parmesan cheese smells like feet-- yet we put that stuff in our mouths!
    Great...there goes my plans to have spaghetti for dinner...

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    I'm so glad scentemental and Indie_guy decided to chime in on this thread. I will repeat what scentemental said, since I have experienced this very exact thing:

    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental View Post
    The ambivalence we feel over the indolic and animalic notes in general is to a large extent caused by the tension these notes create in us as we try to process them olfactorily. Do I like this fecal/animalic smell? Yes I do, but, wait, maybe I don't, but then, again, yes, I do, and before you know it, this vacillation has actually kept one engaged at a very deep olfactory level as one wavers trying to make up one's mind about whether the note is attractive or disgusting. No other type of note creates this kind of ambivalence and tension. It is the tension that arises from this ambivalence that keeps one fascinated by indolic and animalic notes in fragrances. It's a "troubling" attraction...
    I couldn't agree more.

    I think the main attraction for me (and others) with gardenia flowers or tuberose (in nature, that is) is the strong indolic nature of those flowers. You smell it and it stops you in your tracks. Which is why I wear jasmine, gardenia and tuberose scents. It's like I want that smell that 'grabbed' me to be repeated again and again in my fragrance.

    I too, in my early BN days, was grossed out by civet prominent fragrances. I mean have many of you smelled Shalimar Eau de Parfum? The fecal note positively leaps out at me, when I smell it, as soon as I put it on. Every time I wear it. But then again, it's gone in a few minutes and what's left is positively wonderful. The EdC is not quite as intense at the top notes, but still...it's amazing that this fragrance which is one of Guerlain's best-sellers is so brash and aggressively civet prominent and this doesn't seem to bother all of the hundreds of thousands of women who own a bottle.
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    So... I was wearing Aventus, and a guy I know asked if someone farted. I never really got that from Aventus, but I suppose if you ignore the piercing pineapple topnotes it is possible to see that connection in the play between the middle and basenotes.

    I always thought it had a fresh smell to it, in fact a comment I got from a woman was "Wow, you smell amazing, did you just get out of the shower?". So is this caused by the "ambivalence and tension" mentioned by scentemental and quoted above my Mike? If so, I assume this is done on purpose, and is what provokes the kind of reactions that Aventus gets? Also, are women less "troubled" by men over these associations? It seems like it...

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    I have never smelled a fragrance that I could truly call fecal. I get sweat, armpits, a** etc. from various frags, but never fecal. Maybe I am anosmic. In another thread, someone mentioned ambrette seed as a fecal note. When I tried the ambrette seed at Le Labo, I could hardly smell anything. But in general, I like the indolic, animalic stuff--just don't overdo it. And I think there is a big difference between sniffing right off the skin compared to the sillage that others would notice--the sillage is really where these frags are the most beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsuzumi View Post
    I have never smelled a fragrance that I could truly call fecal. I get sweat, armpits, a** etc. from various frags, but never fecal. Maybe I am anosmic. In another thread, someone mentioned ambrette seed as a fecal note. When I tried the ambrette seed at Le Labo, I could hardly smell anything. But in general, I like the indolic, animalic stuff--just don't overdo it. And I think there is a big difference between sniffing right off the skin compared to the sillage that others would notice--the sillage is really where these frags are the most beautiful.
    Try pure Indian Oud Oil... fecal
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    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental View Post
    ...the primal recognition and attraction of bodily odors by which--in our not so distant past--we used as the main means of identifying and "knowing" our fellow creatures, much like dogs do when they sniff each other. Of course, these bodily odors were very closely tied to sexual attraction. The hippocampus, the smaller primal brain within the brain, is not only the primal seat of emotions, but it is in large part the place in the brain in which smells are processed and hence connected with emotions and with attraction. Smells, especially indolic and animalic smells, connect us to the primal sniffing self.
    Sorry... but no. This is misinformed. First, you're conflating the olfactory system and the vomeronasal (accessory olfactory) system. The former detects odors. The latter detects pheromones. It is the vomeronasal system that most mammals use to detect relatives (there are exceptions, some odors are learned via imprinting: e.g. human parents can recognize their infants' amniotic fluid (Kaitz et al. 1987 (in Developmental Psychobiology)), but this is NOT mediated by the vomeronasal system, as far as we know, all of the vomeronasal receptor genes in humans are inactive (e.g. Nozawa et al. 2007 (in National Academy of Sciences)). What this means for us is simply that there is little or no evidence that humans as such use pheromonal cues to "recognize" eachother. If by "not so distant past" you are referring to an evolutionary timescale, I don't doubt the possibility of this claim, but I don't think we have much evidence for it anyway, unless you go "far enough into the past" until you find a common ancestor for humans and an extant species that still has functional vomeronasal receptors.

    Now, apparently, humans can recognize close kin (mothers and infants) but not unrelated humans (husbands and wives) by odors (Porter et al. 1984 (in Physiology and Behavior)). This suggests that the answer to the question of whether humans can really identify each other on the basis of olfactory cues is "no". i.e. we cannot distinguish between (and therefore recognize either of) two people unrelated to us on the basis of olfactory cues alone. So you'd still have to go "far enough back" to support this claim.

    Finally, these statements about the hippocampus do not sit with the data. Sorry. Emotions are a function of the entire limbic system, which consists of several subcortical areas including the hippocampus, amygdala, hypothalamus, fornix, olfactory bulb, mammilary bodies, parahippocampal and cingulate gyri. The hippocampus is primarily implicated in DECLARATIVE MEMORY FORMATION. It DOES NOT receive innervation directly from the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulb has connections to the entorhinal cortex and the piriform cortex, and these two areas have projections to the hippocampus.

    On the other hand, olfactory information appears to be consciously processed in the orbitofrontal cortex, and much of the relevant "subliminal" processing occurs at the level of the AMYGDALA (implicated in fear, anger and reward), which is directly innervated by the olfactory bulb (olfaction is the only sensory modality with this property, hence the strong emotional "component" of olfaction).

    Just wanted to clear this up. If the language sounds aggressive, it was't directed at scentemental--just his claims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimPickins View Post
    I'm just in awe of Indie's post, and laughing too hard to reply.
    Fantastic. There is really not much more to say after that post.

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    +1000 - Rarely do I lol while reading posts, but this one had me laughing in each paragraph.

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    If some people do like the smell of faecies then they are god damn lucky because they have a fresh production everyday delivered directly to their toilletes.
    And for free.
    Not to mention that you could start your own production and make some "shity" profit.
    Come on guys, don't you have something better to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indie_Guy View Post
    Most sane people don't want to smell like poop. That much is true, but the whole world of flavors/aromas is sort of different shades of technicolor gray.

    For example, sometimes people have nasty feet that smell like parmesan cheese. It's gross. Yet at the same time, one could say that parmesan cheese smells like feet-- yet we put that stuff in our mouths!

    I always wondered why I heard all the tuna jokes in junior high. Then eventually, I found out. Crude? Yes. Accurate? Sometimes.

    And then when you consider human waste and food, we naturally consider them extreme opposites in many ways, yet they're the same exact material, just before and after. Take broccoli for example. It's loaded with indole, which is a poop smell. I can't stand it when somebody orders steamed broccoli to go, and then just decides to stand around having a conversation. After five minutes that broccoli smells like a poorly maintained men's room. There is a poopy component to broccoli and cruciferous veggies, yet we eat them-- sometimes with parmesan cheese!

    Honey and urine are both opposite sides of the same phenolic coin. One man's Miel de Bois is another man's Douche D'Or. Look at the controversy of Kouros. I personally think it's the phenolic honey accord in Kouros that gives people more trouble than the civet. Phenols are also a component of chocolate in conjunction with vanillin; And there is a saying that "You can't make a great chocolate accord without a little shit."

    I mean, not to gross you out but next time you eat a candy bar (and I don't mean a Baby Ruth at the bottom of a pool), really try to take note of what's going on in the "basenotes" of that chocolate.

    Sometimes when I smell Jicky, I get that straight up civet and it smells kind of dirty, but usually I only perceive that roundness that it gives to the composition. The thing I love about Musc Ravageur is that it's similar to Jicky in this regard. I don't see civet listed as a note in MR, but I definitely think there's a civet note there.

    But back to food, seriously think about how much more of these dirty smells are in what you eat. It's everywhere. It's kind of the chicken and the egg. I always wondered what was the appeal of Canteloupe (MUSK-melon) and honeydew melon with Prosciutto... Then one day I bought half a canteloupe, half a honeydew and some high quality prosciutto and when I put them together I nearly died laughing. Those dirty minded Italians! It smelled and tasted like a clean, slighty sweaty salty crotch. Sorry, but it does and if you don't believe me try it for dinner tonight! Seriously, do it. Close your eyes and try not to think about Monica Bellucci.

    I do remember one Basenoter a long time ago who did seem to have a constant civet fetish and I think it was some kind of alternative lifestyle thing for him, and it did gross the hell out of me when he'd come on here and start up endless civet threads. I wanted to tell him that this was maybe not the right forum for him. EDIT: I just wanted to reassure everyone that this person I'm speaking of is long gone; banned I think. It's none of you guys!

    Last night I was walking my dog, I kept getting this aroma which I would best describe as a "well used hooker eating fried mushrooms". I finally figured out that it was the snowy white blossoms on the trees lining my street. I did a little online research and found that they are called Bradford Pear trees and they're notorious for the offensive smell of their blossoms, which many people to find smells like semen, thus earning them names like "spunk trees" and "semen trees". If I had to name them, I'd call them "jizz blossoms" or "hey-who's-shooting-a-bukkake-film-around-here? trees" Strange, but it also smelled like mushrooms, and I suppose there's a connection there too. Funny how we'd go mushroom hunting for wild morels as kids, and my grandma would call 'em "peckerheads", not that I had any idea at the time why she called them that. Ew.

    So anyway, to sum it up, sometimes there are a lot of aromachemicals compounds that are in both the things we put in our bodies and things that come out of our bodies, and we can't let the second process diminish the first. It all goes together.
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    Well, hearing about the film "two girls one cup" (do not look it up. I have not seen it but after hearing a description it is nothing a normal human would want to see) I fully believe there are people out there who like the smell. I personally don't think it has anything to do with anything but the challenge of wearing such a scent and possibly training your sense of smell to accept it. I amount it to the same test of will that have some trying to eat the hottest pepper or extract in the world.

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    Not a fan.

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    This post, years earlier in this thread bears repeating. It definitely covers the subject and is interesting. There are many various types of discordant notes that are considered waste notes and when we smell any of these often people just stop sorting the good from the not good and just say its "fecal" But fact is some of the best most interesting notes around are notes that contrast against indole notes that are also in fecal material. Jasmine absolute, orange blossom, cumin, musks, civet, all derive their beauty from contrasts with a dark decaying flip side of the beauty of their aroma. These darker earthier notes are essential to connecting more airy notes to the ground to give them context and richness. I don't like to just lump everything into a category of fecal because it isn't really one thing. Too much of any one type of note is never pleasant.

    Quote Originally Posted by scentemental View Post
    It's good to see some mature, thoughtful, and informative posting. This subject tends to bring out reflex reactions in many people that don't necessarily make for particularly interesting or informative reading.

    Here's a post of mine from a while back rewritten substantially. I would have simply linked to the original post after some brief introductory comments, but the sorry excuse for a search engine on this site makes it next to impossible to track anything down:

    A key constituent of civet is indole, which, along with skatole, is a key aromatic component of human feces. At a certain dilution, indole is highly floral. In fact, indole is actually a key part of the aromatic profile of certain white flowers, jasmine and orange blossoms, to name just two. Civet was a key component of many white-floral accords in classic perfumes because it gave an added dimension, body, and extension to the floral notes of such accords. It literally fixed the floral notes. Civet is one of the great fixatives. Like oakmoss it imparts its own characteristic olfactory aura as it slows down the evaporative rate of the lighter more volatile components in the perfume, and, at the same time, like oakmoss, it leaves these lighter more volatile components essentially unaltered so that they predominate unmasked and unmodified. No synthetic fixative comes close to having this complex effect, and this effect is inseparable from the indolic component of civet.


    The ambivalence we feel over the indolic and animalic notes in general is to a large extent caused by the tension these notes create in us as we try to process them olfactorily. Do I like this fecal/animalic smell? Yes I do, but, wait, maybe I don't, but then, again, yes, I do, and before you know it, this vacillation has actually kept one engaged at a very deep olfactory level as one wavers trying to make up one's mind about whether the note is attractive or disgusting. No other type of note creates this kind of ambivalence and tension. It is the tension that arises from this ambivalence that keeps one fascinated by indolic and animalic notes in fragrances. It's a "troubling" attraction. Great perfumers understood this on the most conscious of levels and on the most visceral of levels also. Indolic and animalic notes are also just as powerfully attractive when they exist at a liminal level, and they frequently do in many classic men's and women's fragrances. I have actually found that you can seriously ruin a fragrance for some people (usually men) when you point out the indolic, richly animalic, or even urinous notes to them in a fragrance they like.


    Indolic, richly animalic, and even urinous notes when blended well, it should be observed, appeal, at a very deep level, to the primal recognition and attraction of bodily odors by which--in our not so distant past--we used as the main means of identifying and "knowing" our fellow creatures, much like dogs do when they sniff each other. Of course, these bodily odors were very closely tied to sexual attraction. The hippocampus, the smaller primal brain within the brain, is not only the primal seat of emotions, but it is in large part the place in the brain in which smells are processed and hence connected with emotions and with attraction. Smells, especially indolic and animalic smells, connect us to the primal sniffing self. You can't, for the most part, have a neutral reaction to indolic or animalic notes. Notice the responses in this thread. You either love such notes or you "hate" them. Culture, gender, and, of course, the vagaries of human individuality provide the differences by which we all process and react to indolic, urinous, animalic notes in general. (What follows is entirely speculative.) My suspicion, however, is that gender plays a larger role than we imagine. Men generally tend to prefer their animalic notes in the form of leather notes, a somewhat sublimated and bodily removed set of notes that tie them at a primal and cultural level to their hunter origins. Much of this explains, on one level, why there are such strong, diametrically opposed responses to such strongly animalic fragrances like *Kouros* and perhaps, also, why so many women tend to find Kouros an unproblematically attractive fragrance on a man. Of course, women's fragrances have, traditionally, tended to be about seduction and so, not surprisingly, indolic and urinous notes have featured prominently in such fragrances, but for men, I suspect that that attraction is most powerful when it’s liminal. On another very deep level, I suspect women are less troubled by indolic and urinous notes than men because of their experience of and closer proximity and exposure to bodily fluids as a result of the primary role they have historically taken in child rearing.

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    Great bump pluran. Some fantastic posts.

    I am a huge fan of scents some people consider to be filthy or fecal. Mouchoir de Monsieur, Eau d'Hermes, Leather Oud and Absolue Pour le Soir are among my favorite fragrances - and very wearable too (excpept APLS, which is reserved for rare occasions, but when I wear it, it delivers every time in a stunning fashion). Personally I don't even think these fragrances are challenging at all, just somehow captivating. The pleasure I derive from these notes are probably more subliminal than anything else. What I mean is, that it's not that I analyze the notes and decide that these are great fragrances. I just inhale them and notice myself going: "Aaaaaah!"

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    I for one, am not into scents that have any resemblance to fecal material. I wore something that after 10 minutes resembled a fart and it ruined me for a year.

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    All my life I thought saying to someone "You smell like sh!t" was an insult. Well, the internet leads me to Basenotes, where surprisingly some people take it as a compliment.

    IMO, there is no "balance", and no "blending" that makes it beautiful. Spraying something nice onto a pile of poop doesn't make it a masterpiece, or balance the scent magnificently in any way. It just smells like someone who is wearing a fragrance passed gas. Some people don't really pick up the musk notes very well (genetics, age, or whatever other reason), so they only get the "other" (cleaner) notes and don't smell the full picture. Some people do, but like it anyway. It's not about "building a tolerance" or "understanding" something. It isn't and shouldn't be something one needs to be trained to like. Enjoying the smell of feces - regardless of whatever else is blended with it - isn't a rite of passage. Anyone can tolerate any scent if exposed to it for a long period of time, but that's not the point or purpose of fragrance. Spraying Febreze in a public restroom doesn't make me want to hang out there and eat my lunch in a stall.

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    It makes me smile that subjects which would be considered impolite or vulgar in 'polite' society. are enthusiastically discussed here on BN, for the furthering of our collective perfume knowledge and experience

    When I finally discovered musks it galvanised me in seeking out other 'controversial' notes, I think I enjoy the conflict of such scents pushing the boundaries of what is 'acceptable'. I agree with Johnny_Ludlow there is something captivating about them!

    I do like Dzing for it's herbivore dung quality, I've grown up on the edge of the countryside, and people have horses round here, so it's a familiar and non threatening smell. If a horse ever crapped near the house my dad would be out with a bucket to put it on his Roses.
    I've also tried Oud Leather and a few other tightrope perfumes, while they're not for me, they do pique my interest for their daring to really push things to the limit.
    I love Jasmine, and I love it for it's indolic nature, the rotten ripe funk is a perfect balance to a 'pretty flower'.

    Without wanting to sound like I should be sat in Pseuds Corner, I think it's a Yin-Yang thing, just that right amount of rot/poop/barnyard/piss just makes these scents more interesting...

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    If a fragrances simply isn't fecal enough, giving oneself a Dirty Sanchez should do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    All my life I thought saying to someone "You smell like sh!t" was an insult. Well, the internet leads me to Basenotes, where surprisingly some people take it as a compliment.

    IMO, there is no "balance", and no "blending" that makes it beautiful. Spraying something nice onto a pile of poop doesn't make it a masterpiece, or balance the scent magnificently in any way. It just smells like someone who is wearing a fragrance passed gas. Some people don't really pick up the musk notes very well (genetics, age, or whatever other reason), so they only get the "other" (cleaner) notes and don't smell the full picture. Some people do, but like it anyway. It's not about "building a tolerance" or "understanding" something. It isn't and shouldn't be something one needs to be trained to like. Enjoying the smell of feces - regardless of whatever else is blended with it - isn't a rite of passage. Anyone can tolerate any scent if exposed to it for a long period of time, but that's not the point or purpose of fragrance. Spraying Febreze in a public restroom doesn't make me want to hang out there and eat my lunch in a stall.

    I guess there are some things I am not meant to understand. This is that thing for me.
    I'm in the same boat. Everyone to their own but it will always be unfathomable to me. I can think of nothing more repulsive.
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    Default Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    From a personal viewpoint: not even once, not even jokingly, not even if the most expensive, elitist and/or scarcely available niche ever considered this note/scent

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    the only f#*al note i appreciate is the one inside Red for men by Giorgio BH
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    Default Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    Guess the complaint from my post above was deleted... But to answer, there is a reason why they use erogenous notes in perfumery...

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    This thread is funny as shit!

    Pun intended.
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    Great thread... at least posts like 4/8/19/20, among others.

    As mentioned in so many words, such notes contribute in making the especially appealing ones interesting and almost meditative at times.
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    We've had to delete a few of the most crass and juvenile posts, let's try to keep things going anyway
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    Default Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    What are some examples of perfumes with a 'fecal' smell?

    I'm wondering if I don't pick up on those notes or if I've just never smelled a perfume like that. I don't find Kouros fecal. Restroom? Yes, but not that particular element of one.

    I don't notice it in Oud either and I have some real oud oils (from Ensar). Apparently ouds have fecal elements, but not those that I've tried.

    I think Bull's Blood and Mercury smell horrible, but not fecal necessarily. Dirty and sweaty and bloody and festering, but not shitty.


    Any suggestions?

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