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    Cool Grapefruit...(I think you know where this is leading...)

    OK, so, fine, I got new furniture—NEW furniture!—as in made to order, stuffed with down, fabrics I picked out, and roll arms on the chair—for the cat. I knew that once I got settled with my Sunday Times and coffee, she'd be at my side. Things have been heavenly.

    Then, one morning I walk in the living room and am hit by that smell.

    Cat piss.

    Brow furrowed and nostrils aflare, I start sniffing the chair, the ottoman, the sofa. No, that's not it. A minute later, I can't detect it. Hours later as my daughter walks in the back door, she hollers, "Ma, don't you clean the cat box?"
    "So, you smell it too."

    Long story less long, I had ordered two boxes of citrus from my high school's music dept.—anything to send bass players out of town!—tangelos, and, yes, grapefruit. I didn't smell it a week ago, and I don't smell it today, but somewhere in its life cycle the grapefruit will indeed smell of cat pee, and oh, it has sillage (I was in the living room, the grapefruits were in the kitchen). Pamplelune, eat your heart out.

    And Sparkle is off the hook.
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    Default Re: Grapefruit...(I think you know where this is leading...)

    Interesting story! I will have to watch out for that aspect of grapefruit!

    And no - I had NO idea where this was leading.

    Or maybe I had another idea... And it's a good thing it didn't go there!!!
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    Default Re: Grapefruit...(I think you know where this is leading...)

    That was a funny story! I never made that association.

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    Default Re: Grapefruit...(I think you know where this is leading...)

    Really? Never seen the negative reviews for Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune? The cat pee note is legendary.
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    Default Re: Grapefruit...(I think you know where this is leading...)

    I know what you're talking about with Pamplelune - but I never thought it was cat pee! I know it was like something in the back of my mind, but I didn't even associate it with grapefruit itself.

    Damn - I hope that Pamplelune hasn't been ruined for me!
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    Default Re: Grapefruit...(I think you know where this is leading...)

    Nah, we fumeheads love when there's that "off" note.
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    Default Re: Grapefruit...(I think you know where this is leading...)

    As an aside I was reading about paper d'armenie recently after acquiring Guerlain Bois d'Armenie.
    http://www.nstperfume.com/2006/11/19...pier-darmenie/
    These benzoin infused papers are burnt in homes to remove animal and cooking odors, so maybe they would work for your funky grapefruit too!

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    Default Re: Grapefruit...(I think you know where this is leading...)

    Thanks for the tip, Joe. Wish I had had some papier d'Armenie the other night. I had made duck for dinner. Deelish, but the cooked duck smell that lingers (almost porcine, my rabbi will suspect!) and travels through the house is not what I wanted for a memory!
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