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    Default Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    If I'm reading these instructions correctly, they seem to be suggesting that I should urinate into the fragrance before wearing it. Now I pride myself in wearing all sorts of challenging stuff--Muscs Koublaï Khan, bleu-cheese-bomb Jardenia, Sécrétions Magnifique--I wear them all. But this? This one is grossing me out a bit.

    On the one hand, I'm thinking, if I'm not the guy who's the target audience for this then, really, who is? I feel like this is a piece of art that deserves to be confronted on its own terms. On the other hand, I am not totally without awareness that the art might be about making people wear their own urine rather than magically transforming a fragrance with a little piece of me.

    To pee or not to pee. That is really the question.



    Last edited by Beranium Chotato; 7th December 2012 at 03:34 PM.

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into my this O'Driù fragrance?

    Sure go ahead.

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    It won't do you any harm but if you ever come to sell it on the board you might regret telling us about it.

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    Aim to get a derivative of the 'honey' note. Try different diets (vegan comes to mind) and see if that makes a difference.

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into my this O'Driù fragrance?

    In the immortal words of Ben Stiller's Starsky: DO IT.

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    If you had only just purchased Kouros instead then you would not need too.

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    Lets hope that Mr Angelo Orazio Pregoni dont do it itself to their fragrances (that could explain the little batches, btw).

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into my this O'Driù fragrance?

    You paid money for this?

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    Sure! For the sake of Art, do it.






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    Do it.

    It's just urine.

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    Do it.

    It's just urine.

    for swap/sale:





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    Default Re: Should I urinate into my this O'Driù fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by cannotavoidtrite View Post
    Aim to get a derivative of the 'honey' note. Try different diets (vegan comes to mind) and see if that makes a difference.
    I think "aim" is the critical word here.

    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    You paid money for this?
    I did not, but I think O'Driù is producing some of the most original and compelling fragrances I have ever smelled. I am still pining for a bottle of Londa 1005, which is one of the saltiest, strangest, darkest vetivers I have ever had the pleasure of putting my nose into. But I have not pulled the trigger on any of them yet, mainly because they cost a small fortune. But this little dilemma just dropped out of the ether and into my mailbox!

    I look forward to trying it out tonight, either with or without the addition.

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    I think you should, as that way I can use you as my guinea pig to see if it makes a positive difference while I get to abstain. ;-)
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    WTF?? Do it, & do let us know what (if any) difference it makes. LOL, it makes me wonder how many perfumers are doing this without telling us!
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    Great conceptual art there. And I love the design. Rip off the idea and give your own version as Christmas gifts. :P

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    I agree. DO IT.

    ...but drink plenty of water and avoid asparagus.
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    No, No NO!!!!!

    Back away from the instructions, the bottle......back away, now!

    This is GROSS!
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    If you do I think urine for a treat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marais View Post
    It won't do you any harm but if you ever come to sell it on the board you might regret telling us about it.
    Maybe layering would be worth a try first.

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    I'm repeating previous BNers suggestion to avoid asparagus, dark meats, and rather drink plenty of cranberry juice. And, since we're at it, why not make it even more useful and add pigments or the like which detect the presence of blood, viruses and other useful medical information?

    But I'm a little disturbed now. This one requires providing one's own. But now I fear that another one that came pre-mixed may have contained another type of body waste, not one's own.

    cacio

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Go for it. According to the brain of the interwebs:

    Urine is an aqueous solution of greater than 95% water, with the remaining constituents, in order of decreasing concentration urea 9.3 g/L, chloride 1.87 g/L, sodium 1.17 g/L, potassium 0.750 g/L, creatinine 0.670 g/L and other dissolved ions, inorganic and organic compounds.
    None of that stuff sounds particularly bad, and any of the "other" stuff is present at a concentration of less than .67 g/L. One drop is 0.0625mL, so you are looking at less than 0.041 milligrams of "other" stuff added to the bottle. And its sterile and non-toxic.

    It's probably less urine than you get any time you get into a swimming pool, and its your own.
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    I think you should because it's only one drop. Do you realize how much urine gets on your clothes when you relieve yourself in a urinal? I know the concentration of it isn't one drop together but I think the overall spray that you don't detect is more than one drop.

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    If you decide to urinate into the bottle, make sure you go to Carnegie Deli, have a Reuben sandwich with plenty of Deli Mustard before, so this will now become the saltiest and strangest(sans vetiver) O'Driu fragrance you have ever tried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starshipvelcro View Post
    If you do I think urine for a treat!
    This comment wins.

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    Eat 2lb of Jaffa Cakes and then go for it.

    What's the worst that could happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arlecchino View Post
    I agree. DO IT.

    ...but drink plenty of water and avoid asparagus.
    I thought the same thing.

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    If you do, urine sane!
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Just don't offer it afterward on the Giveaway thread!


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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    Go for it.


    It's probably less urine than you get any time you get into a swimming pool, and its your own.
    Rubegon has a strong, undeniable point.

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    Of course.

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Or you could try layering....

    Edit: Whoops, already suggested by Russel.
    Last edited by 30 Roses; 7th December 2012 at 11:36 PM.


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    You might end up pissing someone off
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    seems like your future is written....


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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl View Post
    You might end up pissing someone off
    ^^^Hahahahaha^^^^

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    Do it! Then return it.

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    My parents always told me to "always follow the instruction manual", soooo..... Wizz away!

    +1 on the avoiding asparagus thing
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Hehehe this one was funny, but if you payed for that

    Why don't you cry into that bottle:-)


    It wont be gross and still you will add some emotions into your personal creation haha

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Talk about a marketing gimmick.
    Top notes of... sweat, gasoline, motor oil; a heart of deer musk and gunpowder, resting on a base of sex and testosterone... Mandom.

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    I believe you are the target audience and the correct man for the job.
    A pioneer and trailblazer.
    Let us know how it went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rüssel View Post
    Maybe layering would be worth a try first.
    No no, this one wins!

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Now that's impressive. You know those other threads about "how do I convince my friends and family that my perfume habit isn't a form of mental illness?" Start by keeping this one to yourself for a bit. Still, I'm glad there's a forum you can bring this to with a straight face, and at the moment I'm glad to be part of it

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Were told that eating pineapple will bring out the honey note .... KOUROS + AVENTUS

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    Bro, if you go through with this, and wear the stuff out, you will be my new idol.

    God, I've gotta get a life...

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Do it. It can't be as bad as civet.

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    It makes me wonder if they wrote those instructions to see if they could actually convince someone to add urine to their fragrances.
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    maybe this is a punishment of sorts for not actually purchasing their scents.... or not
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    What is the name of this one? Do these instructions come with all or a series of their offerings?

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renaissance_Man View Post
    What is the name of this one? Do these instructions come with all or a series of their offerings?
    This one is currently called "Avantgarde Fetish Perfume" but that may just be a placeholder name until the official release next year.

    As for instructions on the official releases, certainly not with the two I have and probably not the others, I suspect.

    Having now sampled it, sans secret ingredient it is a truly great composition for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    This one is currently called "Avantgarde Fetish Perfume" but that may just be a placeholder name until the official release next year.
    The actual commercial name will be SECRACTION.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drseid View Post
    This one is currently called "Avantgarde Fetish Perfume" but that may just be a placeholder name until the official release next year.
    As for instructions on the official releases, certainly not with the two I have and probably not the others, I suspect.
    Having now sampled it, sans secret ingredient it is a truly great composition for sure.
    Thanks for your response. Interesting. So they have (some?) customers test their scents pre official release?

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    ̶S̶t̶o̶p̶ start dicking around and do it!


    ...and if you do maybe it would be better kept in a vile
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    Its not a new thing in perfumery, Jean Paul Gaultier has been doing this for years.

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    Some clarification from the lovely people at O'Driù:


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    I didn't really believe this was calling for urine until I saw this message they'd sent you. wow.

    it would appear that perfume, while comfortably within the outre heretofore, has officially become surrealist. I don't doubt (well, a little maybe) the assertion that one's piss will shift this composition, but that we have gone to this realm... a dike has sprung a leak. what next? harvesting the "musc" glands of our partners, pets, ourselves?

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    there used to be a difference between animals and humans! Thanks alot O'Driù

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by hawk View Post
    there used to be a difference between animals and humans! Thanks alot O'Driù
    Animals urinate in their cologne ?

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Hmm, I voted No, but after reading the comments from the perfume house, what the heck? Try it. Try it without the pee first-- then with.

    It can't hurt, one little drop. Clean-catch urine is sterile. And the alcohol would kill any stray bacteria anyway.


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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post
    It's probably less urine than you get any time you get into a swimming pool, and its your own.
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    You should only do it if it's one of those "first in the morning" pees. You know, that dark orange, been stewin' all night types.

    Smell like fuckin' windex and popcorn.

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    It's certainly "all-natural" (!!) perfumery.

    So this guy is asking a fortune for his perfumes, and asks the buyer to piss in it.

    I'll have to keep my perfume hobby a secret, that's for sure.

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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    It can't hurt, one little drop. Clean-catch urine is sterile. And the alcohol would kill any stray bacteria anyway.
    That's a common but untrue myth -- urine is not sterile once it leaves the bladder.

    I agree about the alcohol making it safer, though it could take time. However I don't think there are any sanitary dangers involved here.

    It's fun to see how people react to this. To me, it's actually quite typical -- though totally inspired -- postmodern art. I wouldn't be surprised if a little bit of new odorants really are created by the reactions triggered, as well.

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