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    Default Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    I'm asking for fragrances which smell precisely (not just conjuring up or reminiscent) of something (places, objects - the obscurer, the better). Undeniably, unquestionable. Including bad things of course...
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    Demeter Coconut...Enough said.
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    Lait Concentree by Chabaud - Sweet Condensed Milk
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    Chocolate Crave. You guessed it
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    Almost anything in the CB I Hate Perfume line is photorealistic. He's the master of realism, but his scents are very fleeting snapshot.

    The recent Noise by Ephemera conjures up one of the most realistic fried electrical scents I've smelled—extremely vivid and surprisingly wearable, but I personally wasn't thrilled with its development.

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    Almost everything in the Demeter 'library' is a replica of a commonly associated scent. There's dozens of them.

    http://www.demeterfragrance.com/5808...s.html?npp=144
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    Kinski smells like just-lit gunpowder.
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    Default Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    I had someone tell me Santal 33 smells like pickles (I don't agree) and I was told that my Aventus smells like a Dentists office.

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    Vintage Messe de Minuit smells very much like a dusty cellar of a catholic church.

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    YSL Rive Gauche PH- a good quality, even if slightly soapy-smelling, shaving cream
    AMen- caramel/burnt sugar
    Royal English Leather- freshly polished leather (the scent matching the name quite well)
    Currently wearing: Citrus & Wood by Yardley

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    L'Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine smells like peanut butter.

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    Good one Kagey.
    It also smells of this Singaporean chips snack (I think the chicken & squid flavored one).
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    Comme Des Garcons Series 6: Synthetic - TAR (fresh asphalt), GARAGE (well, garage), SODA (7 UP\Sprite), DRYCLEAN (you guessed already), SKAI (vinyl leather).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    Vintage Messe de Minuit smells very much like a dusty cellar of a catholic church.
    Wot u doing down there?

    Blanche Immortelle smells like a mild creamy curry.

    Kouros smells like wee-wee on fabric

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    at least to my nose......
    Dolcelisir- apple pie
    chocolate greedy- oreos
    new haarlem- maple syrup

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    Tuscan Leather = beef jerky

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    Atelier Cologne - Orange Sanguin smells like oranges...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chang View Post
    Atelier Cologne - Orange Sanguin smells like oranges...
    Really?

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    Default Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Hermes- Ambre Narguile = Cinnamon Apple Pie.

    ELDO- Rien Intense = Electrical Fire

    Lubin- Korrigan = Baileys Irish Cream

    Creed- Virgin Island Water = Malibu Rum

    Tom Ford- Tobacco Vanllie = Vanilla scented Candle (at the dry down)

    Knize- Ten = The cupboard under the stairs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Wot u doing down there?
    But... it was all consensual. I promise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    Tuscan Leather = beef jerky
    I thought Tom Ford Extreme smelt more like beef jerky personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke Hunt View Post
    ELDO- Rien Intense = Electrical Fire
    I like this analogy. I think it's apt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Ludlow View Post
    But... it was all consensual. I promise.
    Ha -- it's a good analogy actually -- especialy the original

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    Espresso Royale = coffee beans

    Ambre Narguile = cinnamon apple pie

    Kerosene Unknown Pleasures = fog machine's fog

    Muscs Koublai Khan = diaper feces

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    Default Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Rive Gauche PH (a glorious scent) somehow reminds me of Fabreze if I spray too much or spray it close to my neck for some odd reason.

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    D&G Light Blue (women's): Green Apple, up front anyway.
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    Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe smells like being out on the lash with a group of drunken sailors.

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    Default Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Lucky You = Irish Spring Soap. Some people don't get it...I think it depends on your body chemistry. For me it's dead on.
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    Fragrances owned, but not in the basenotes database:

    Armaf's The Pride
    Diamond Collection Bravo (Copy of Only the Brave by Diesel)
    Diamond Collection Bravo Tattoo (Copy of Only The Brave Tattoo by Diesel)
    Currently wearing: Terre d'Hermès by Hermès

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    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mentafolia: Wrigley's Spearmint chewing gum.

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    Zeromolecole Iaia smells exactly like this:

    orbit_strawberrymint.jpg




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