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

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    Were told that eating pineapple will bring out the honey note .... KOUROS + AVENTUS
    haha best comment in the thread here

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

    A very helpful thread. Thanks to Brian Chambers for starting this and adding that explanatory note.
    It is an odd concept -- but life is full of oddities and possibilities.
    Of course do it!
    I got the same sample, now that I understand that "pee pee" is to be understood literally, I'll do it.
    The sample smells pretty good in the dropper vial (pre-pee-pee). It is a real old-school 80's powerhouse: leather, spice, woods. At this point (just sniffin') it suggests a ramped-up Jules by Dior.
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Drił fragrance?

    This reminded me, for obvious reasons, of a restaurant that I used to go to in NYC back when I lived there in the early 00s. The men's urinals had mirrors positioned in such a way that you essentially pissed on your own face. Perfect for self-loathing demimonde!

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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    I got the same sample, now that I understand that "pee pee" is to be understood literally, I'll do it.


    Maybe a third person should compare the personalised batches?

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    In the 17th and 18th-centuries, human urine was often applied topically in Europe. It was considered medicinal, occasionally aesthetic; men would sometimes request the urine of their lovers. I understand that at Versailles, women would often not retire from the dance floor to avail themselves of lavatories, but allow the stream to soak their underclothes. Such bulky costume to disarray, after all. So it is a bouquet that has been tried before, for centuries at a time. I don't find it especially shocking, nor, for that matter, particularly interesting; in such small quantities, it seems mannered and polite dabbling in such things, if you really care to do so. I am curious to know whether whether they have actually devised a set of chemicals that alter in response to differences in urine. Is that what is intended? The claim that one's DNA could in and of itself make a difference to what it adds to this perfume sounds far-fetched, except as an ultimate cause of a few chemical variations. Diet, age, and health would be as significant.

    Anyway, yes, you should try it, if it would amuse; and to note the difference with and without. It could well be an emperor's new bladder sort of thing - but I'd guess that they have put some thought into it.

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    Washing your face in urine used to be a home remedy for pimples and acne- or was that someone playing a trick on me?

    PS- does any of that kit need batteries Brian?

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    Wowzas, you're not gonna be selling any decants of this one I guess! Seriously though, that's kind of awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kron View Post
    Its not a new thing in perfumery, Jean Paul Gaultier has been doing this for years.
    Oh schnap!

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

    Today SECRACTION was my SOTD for the second time. I've not walked the line of adding "my part" to it yet, just because I want to get to know the fragrance as it is first and, then, I'll probably go for the "personalized" version to understand what's the difference. Beside that, I still find this composition extremely well done and solid. A potent and warm leathery-animalic opening (not challenging whatsoever) with the usual O'Drił herbal signature yet somewhat prettified if compared to most of the previous deliveries of this brand. The middle phase is all about a moderately sweet, yet extremely sophisticated vanilla joined by spices galore (I mainly get cinnamon and pepper) and by a bueatiful rose-jasmine pattern to then turn into a balmy-woody-musky drydown of great depth. It's completely original (expecially for those who are not familiar with the brand) without being odd, extremely wearable and pleasant and, most of all, absolutely unique while still playing some familiar accords. I just wished it was slightly more potent during the final phases...

    Now, if the P will make the difference or not, I don't know yet but I will get to know pretty soon.


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    SECRACTIONs magnifique?

    The fact that the forum has voted overwhelmingly Yes! to whether or not you should add the urine may make me rethink taking the formum's advice on scents in the future

    What an adventurous bunch. Does this mean that everyone who voted yes would add their own secret ingredient, or we just like having a human guinea pig to try it out for us?
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    The question is do you mind filling up an atomizer with "P" and spraying it all over your body? If you don't, I think you should go for it!
    what's the difference between a drop and a few sprays?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeyBars View Post
    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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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Drił fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling View Post
    we just like having a human guinea pig to try it out for us
    This!
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Drił fragrance?

    Most guys dont wash their hands after peeing anyway unless other are watching in a public restroom. Even then often not. Then they go back into the party and grab a handfull of snacks from the bowl at the party. Then you grab a handfull and stuff it in your mouth. Chances are you got a chip touched by an unwashed hand with traces off pee on it. Think about it. You have probably swallowed pee from another man at some point! I can imagine how that must make some of you squirm just a bit. A drop in a bottle is nothing to worry about.
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    I did it, here are my notes.
    1. Before the addition. The juice is a deep clear golden colour. The scent starts off in a very sweet, almost candied way, with a hint of leather. Perhaps a mint note, or something bright. I don't find this to be very herbal, not as much as many others in the O'Driu line. Yes, there are some vanilla and balsamic notes. (I really can't improve on alfarom's insightful break-down.) The spices are OK and as suggested, cinnamon and black pepper. The sweetness burns off, and a pleasant light leather and wood chord emerges. The florals interact well with the leather. This is not my style of scent but I can appreciate it.
    2. After the addition (one drop). The liquid became opaque and cloudy. The scent was still candied. Perhaps not surprisingly, the scent has a somewhat metallic or acidic tone. What surprises me though is that the effect is counter to what was promised. The scent has "shut down" -- this version is not as attractive, not as complex... it is smaller. There is a radical loss of the floral and wood notes. In my case, I can't see any advantage in the "addition" and in fact a considerable disadvantage. Eventually the scent opens up and regains some of the aspects of version 1, but not to the extent or with the former's complexity. It is a muted, perhaps smoother but less complex version of #1.
    I'll be interested in other comparisons.
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Drił fragrance?

    ^^^^ that's very interesting Ody. I remember Pregoni talking about the scent turning sort of "opaque" during the initial phases of the "personalized" version but he also referred to an apple-ish note that's probably what you refer to as acidic-metallic (which makes a whole lotta sense).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Akahina View Post
    Most guys dont wash their hands after peeing anyway unless other are watching in a public restroom. Even then often not. Then they go back into the party and grab a handfull of snacks from the bowl at the party. Then you grab a handfull and stuff it in your mouth. Chances are you got a chip touched by an unwashed hand with traces off pee on it. Think about it. You have probably swallowed pee from another man at some point! I can imagine how that must make some of you squirm just a bit. A drop in a bottle is nothing to worry about.
    I wouldn't be concerned about the urine itself, more about that someone at O'Drił may enjoy it a little too much that I just doused myself with it lol.

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

    Very interesting, odysseusm-- thanks for the review.



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    Wouldntit give a fish smell. I work near a alley and that smell is what comes mi.d when read this.
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    No.

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

    I wonder if a low carb diet interferes with the trigger of the chemical reaction... and I certainly would not like the smell of ketone... Interesting thread indeed.

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

    Perhaps it is worth noting that the "addition" is only a very small drop amidst a somewhat larger volume. I don't think that the drop, in and of itself, has an excessively pronounced odor.
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    I'm going to email a doctor and see what possible pros and cons are involved in adding urine to a fragrance, the assumption here seems to be that it is harmless, but I think its prudent to at least check before advising others that its a safe practice.

    And I know the historical context, but people in the past didn't exactly have the greatest survival rates,
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Drił fragrance?

    Dropped some juice on one moillette, and sprayed some "secreted" juice on another.

    Surprised to find there is indeed a bit of difference. The additive has rounded the frag, added something smooth, warm, and animalic to the center of it. The harsher edges of the cinnamon leaf are a bit smoothed. It comes across a bit more sweet as well. I did not notice anything acidic or metallic. I would definitely say the composition was improved -- deepened -- by the addition.

    of URINE. ew

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    Interesting, but I'm sure that many people might have problems issuing batches of the secret ingredient with the same composition, so I wouldn't be surprised to get a range of different results.

    The more I think about it, I think I'd be prepared to try it on myself. Urine should be aseptic when it comes out and the alcohol content of the scent should work pretty effectively on it too.

    Personally, knowing the exposure one's hands get to dirt and germs, some might say a true gentleman washes his hands before he goes (or does washing before and after count as OCD?)
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    Default Re: Should I urinate into this O'Drił fragrance?

    Does it seem odd to anyone else how easily we took this seriously?

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    a 3D rendering of the actual commercial bottle of SECRACTION



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    Thanks alfa. Looks interesting.
    Not sure what to say about the whole secret addition. I haven't tried it yet but may do so once I've had some time to digest the fragrance as-is.
    Interesting how different MB's and Ody's impressions are.

    What about the whole concept though? Interesting? I wonder if Mr P has added his own special additions? A mingling of creator and consumer if you will.
    I feel like I should be repulsed, but not, so strange......

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosebud View Post
    Does it seem odd to anyone else how easily we took this seriously?
    Yes.

    Has anyone tried adding 'just a drop' to any other fragrance? I wouldn't be surprised if there would be some, er, changes to the scent as well.
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    I wonder what would happen if one, by mistake, would add some seminal fluid instead. Would it turn into Mugler Cologne? And can a perfume that would require this ever be truly unisex or would perfume have genitals then, kind of?

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

    Oh lawd! At least it's not a fecal note to be added. Lets just be grateful for small mercies.

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