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    Default Trying to identify a certain... top note.

    I've caught this strong dirty orange note, not the same as TdH.

    I know it is in versace blue jeans, but not so in the drydown, i've caught the same note in Chanel Egoiste, same for YSL jazz or live jazz, one of these 2 which I can't remember.

    I have friends who absolutely hate this note, they think it smells like... feces.

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    Default Re: Trying to identify a certain... top note.

    Could be ambrette seed. Sometimes it has a musky smell when mixed with other notes.
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    Could be an indolic orange blossom note you're smelling.

    Edit:

    Actually, none of the frags you mentioned have orange blossom, but they all have rose and/or jasmine, plus citrus notes, so I'm thinking it might be the indolic quality of the floral notes in combination with the citrus. Indoles approach feces when they're too strong.
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    Default Re: Trying to identify a certain... top note.

    I think maybe you are getting it from the lavender? It doesn't smell fecal to me, but sometimes lavender can smell a little odd to me. So, I am guessing (1) you mean Platinum Egoiste and (2) you are talking about YSL Jazz and not Live Jazz?

    If so, I would guess it just might be the lavender.
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    Hmmmm....I've never gotten that fecal note or smell from this one at all....I have for MFK's APLS, though....Maybe their sniffers are whacked...
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    Default Re: Trying to identify a certain... top note.

    Quote Originally Posted by FSU92grad View Post
    Hmmmm....I've never gotten that fecal note or smell from this one at all.
    Nor have I though people perceive things differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Nor have I though people perceive things differently.
    very true hednic...
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    Default Re: Trying to identify a certain... top note.

    I meant egoiste. platinum egoiste definitely smells safe to me




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