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    Talking Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    I have to do some more research for this , but I know you all have some doozies for me.
    First up are Precious Woods, as opposed to regular old trees you'd find in any old forest, I suppose. Then there are blond woods, too.

    Breydo- Mister Marvelous has green lavender supposedly. Does anyone know how that smells?

    Bodicea-Nemer, Tiger Oud
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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Ingredients in a Perfume

    This one has some interesting notes - not sure about odd ingredients 'though!
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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Ingredients in a Perfume

    Not sure about "ingredients", but some crazy notes are:

    Tennis Ball (The Soft Lawn - Imaginary Authors)
    Pebbles (Odeur 53 - CdG)
    Industrial Glue (Glue - Demeter)

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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Ingredients in a Perfume

    Ah, yes, I guess, 'Notes' is the more appropriate term. Sorry about that. I don't think I can edit, though. We'll have to soldier on.

    IPP, that Odeur 71 is a classic! I wonder how 'toaster' smells. Is that with or without burnt toast?
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    Ha - no idea, kumquat - but I do have some Toast edp - made last year as part of a healthy eating promo....it's a bit 'well done'....

    I can edit your title if u like btw.

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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Ingredients in a Perfume

    Yes, please change it to 'notes'. Thanks!

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    Perhaps the mysterious "S note" in Mugler Cologne, as well as the slight burnt rubber note in Bvlgari Black might deserve, though comparatively less unusual, a mention.

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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Not sure I have any great ideas for oddball notes at the moment, though I know I've seen some here and there. However, Kumquat, I believe that if you hit 'go advanced' for editing a post, the title can, in fact, be changed. At least it works in marketplace.

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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    I happen to like Ormonde Jayne's Man...but I was intrigued by the "black hemlock"note. It appealed to my dark side. Laughing...The precious woods comment gave me a chuckle.When you find semi precious wood then what?
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    Bogart Furyo's nagchampa incense + sandalwood accord (thanks ericrico) - i am not a good nose, but the sandalwood accord was unmistakable; even family members were commenting on the "wonderful sandalwood" perfume I wore the other day. However, there's no incense nor sandalwood listed on the perfume notes anywhere...
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    Horse's mane accord in Arabian Horse.

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    Starfish(????)-Calvin Klein-Crave
    Graphite-Fulgor-Cale(name sounds like coffee)
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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Horse's mane accord in Arabian Horse.

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    As opposed to horse's tail, luckily!

    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    Starfish(????)-Calvin Klein-Crave
    Graphite-Fulgor-Cale(name sounds like coffee)
    Starfish, what, no octopus?

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    Wow! that's a good one
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    Horse's mane accord in Arabian Horse.

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    I wonder what inexplicable note is in this one:



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    Austin Young Accident gives the notes as : Gasoline vapor, perfume spilled down a bucket seat, safety glass, a smoking tire, a last minute dab of face powder, the smell of a mechanic.

    I thought it smelled like bandaids and rubber, mostly. Does safety glass smell different than regular glass?

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    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...erke/gs01.html
    The top note here is something called Dewdrop Green.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...F%2D%5FAB.html

    This 'Blood Concept' copy reads like Post Modern ArtSpeak. It has 'Mineral Notes'. So it smells like rocks or silverware, maybe? And other unknown chemicals.
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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by foxbins View Post
    Austin Young Accident gives the notes as : Gasoline vapor, perfume spilled down a bucket seat, safety glass, a smoking tire, a last minute dab of face powder, the smell of a mechanic.

    I thought it smelled like bandaids and rubber, mostly. Does safety glass smell different than regular glass?
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    I wonder what inexplicable note is in this one:



    It's as if they are daring you to smell this stuff. Naming a perfume 'Accident' or 'Horseball'? Sky's the limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    It's as if they are daring you to smell this stuff. Naming a perfume 'Accident' or 'Horseball'? Sky's the limit.
    I'm just worried about the missing ball...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OdilonRedon View Post
    I'm just worried about the missing ball...
    2 balls = two times the odor? Maybe they thought we couldn't handle it...originally formulated with two, but had to "cut" back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxbins View Post
    2 balls = two times the odor? Maybe they thought we couldn't handle it...originally formulated with two, but had to "cut" back...
    IFRA regulations, no doubt.

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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Both balls would definitely be overkill!

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    How about the "Naked Lady" accord in J. A. Schwarzlose-Treffpunkt 8 Uhr. (I swear this is true.)

    I guess no "balls" here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trex57 View Post
    How about the "Naked Lady" accord in J. A. Schwarzlose-Treffpunkt 8 Uhr. (I swear this is true.)

    I guess no "balls" here.
    Maybe just plenty of "spunk"?

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    Tiziana Terenzi has "oxygen" listed in one of their new perfumes. Way to go - a perfume smelling like air! I understand many accords are more literary reflections that literal constructions, but this is a new one for me. Still sounds like a wonderful scent, though.

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    Default Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by throwbookatface View Post
    Tiziana Terenzi has "oxygen" listed in one of their new perfumes. Way to go - a perfume smelling like air! I understand many accords are more literary reflections that literal constructions, but this is a new one for me. Still sounds like a wonderful scent, though.
    Yes, I saw that White Fire also contains notes of fresh ice. ​Way out and wild I'd pay big bucks to smell like air and water!

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    Well, I used goat hair tincture in my "Pan" perfume ;-) Had it analyzed in a microbiology lab for safety before using it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by throwbookatface View Post
    Tiziana Terenzi has "oxygen" listed in one of their new perfumes. Way to go - a perfume smelling like air! I understand many accords are more literary reflections that literal constructions, but this is a new one for me. Still sounds like a wonderful scent, though.
    I like the way you broke that down, throwbookatface. Yes, most accords are probably "more literary reflections that literal constructions". Perfume accords remind me of wine tasting notes--"burnt toast", "melting plastic" or "scorched earth".
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