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    Unhappy Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    I picked up a used bottle of Eau d'Orange Verte at a junk shop--clearly used, a 50ml with 10ml or so gone. Very pleasant! Short-lived, but a spray on clothing extended the longevity a bit. Recently, I picked up another bottle of the same juice--a very elegant, thin 15ml spray--this from the local 'black market' in Tokyo--well this was a black market after WWII, now it is a fairly legitimate market, but I think the fragrances can be 'grey market' in the worst sense of the word. My new bottle was wrapped in cello, and appeared to be unused. However, it had a urinous ('cat pee') note that I didn't get from my earlier bottle. Looking at the reviews, some people (the haters) noted this. Others did not. Is the cat pee note a product of bad storage or other damage? If so, it is ironic that my well-used bottle is okay, and the 'new' bottle is bad... I just wanted to know if anyone else has noticed that some samples have the urinous note and others don't. I should also note that the urinous note goes away in 20 or 30 minutes, so it is not a big deal.

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    I got a new bottle just yesterday. No urinous note to my nose, though I'm not a hater. I'm tempted to say that the urinous note is due to poor storage.
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    I am also quite familiar with this scent, but never ever noticed this note either.

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    Default Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    I am also quite familiar with this scent, but never ever noticed this note either.
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    Default Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    I have never gotten that note either

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    Default Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    I found the juice at Sephora pretty animalic/urinous. I got a lot of blood orange peel and civet.

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    I know EXACTLY what you're talking about. In fact I basically posted an identical thread a little while ago except mine involved "Concentree d'Orange Verte"

    Read it. There's a few interesting responses in there, particularly the ones about phenylacetic acid.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/279...d+orange+urine

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    Interesting that your bring this up. I haven't tried the fragrance in question, however, I find that orange blossom (which this scent contains) can sometimes give a urine-like accord to fragrances. Without meaning to be crass (or stereotypical) it can smell a bit like an old lady in the summer! I remember that a friend of mine wore (I think) Hugo Boss Orange pour Femme in a very hot summer and thinking that it smelt a bit like urine. Could be to do with application/skin chemistry as I wore APOM today (pretty hot here) and didn't detect this accord. I was even told that I smelt nice, so don't think it was kicking off a hum!

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    My conclusion is that my newer bottle is probably damaged. I like most animalic notes. Guerlain Pampeleune, Bois de Miel, Muscs KK--all these I like very much. But this stuff is really beyond the pale. There is a difference between these notes used by a perfumeur, versus ones caused by damage. Anyway, thanks for all the input!

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    I get an animalic note (civet?) from Concentree d'Orange Verte in the drydown. Some people find that it smells urine like.

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    Urinous? No.

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    I dislike Eau d'Orange Verte, but I can't say I detect anything that smells like urine in it.
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    Bumping an old thread here, but see my just-posted review of EdOV. I noticed the title of this thread because when I bought a set of mini EdOV toiletries (bubble bath, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, lotion) it didn't take long for the shower gel to start to smell musty and acrid, like the citrus oils were starting to oxidize and become rancid. I don't know why only one of the set did that, but it's a pretty marked difference from the others. EdOV has put me through many trials and tribulations before I finally gave up on all forms of the scent and its matching products.
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    Default Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    No urinous note in my bottle too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsuzumi View Post
    I picked up a used bottle of Eau d'Orange Verte at a junk shop--clearly used, a 50ml with 10ml or so gone. Very pleasant! Short-lived, but a spray on clothing extended the longevity a bit. Recently, I picked up another bottle of the same juice--a very elegant, thin 15ml spray--this from the local 'black market' in Tokyo--well this was a black market after WWII, now it is a fairly legitimate market, but I think the fragrances can be 'grey market' in the worst sense of the word. My new bottle was wrapped in cello, and appeared to be unused. However, it had a urinous ('cat pee') note that I didn't get from my earlier bottle. Looking at the reviews, some people (the haters) noted this. Others did not. Is the cat pee note a product of bad storage or other damage? If so, it is ironic that my well-used bottle is okay, and the 'new' bottle is bad... I just wanted to know if anyone else has noticed that some samples have the urinous note and others don't. I should also note that the urinous note goes away in 20 or 30 minutes, so it is not a big deal.
    Just an update: I kept trying the offending bottle. Eventually the bad note disappeared. Was there something in the tube that finally got swept out? Or maybe my nose has changed--that is possible, I suppose. But it seems fine now!

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    I bought a fake of this and it had a strong cat piss note. Ended up chucking it in the trash.

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    Default Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    I can not detect any urinous note, too. I have just sprayed it on.
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    You can add my name to the list of No people.

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    Default Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    My bottle is also a urine-free zone
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    Not even a hint of urine. Now, Musc Ravageur . . . .
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    Default Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    Urine no, but I do get a distinct BO note that has kept me from buying it, and I have read other posts where people also get the BO thing going on, I may just be sensitive to something in that bitter orange note.

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