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    Default Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    Some people who I ask to smell Pulp think it smells foul and "rotten". They have a visceral response to it.
    Others just smell fruit and tend to think it's pleasant.

    This is interesting. This is beyond just a matter of taste, there must be some genetic component to how certain people perceive one of the aroma chemicals in this fragrance.
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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    Or at least differing levels of sensitivity to certain smells/molecules.
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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    I think the confusion arises because of how the green violet note interacts with the fruit. If you don't understand what's creating the smell, you just smell weird fruity notes and associate it with bad fruit.

    But for us perfumistas, we can appreciate that violet and fruit interaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tensor9 View Post
    Some people who I ask to smell Pulp think it smells foul and "rotten". They have a visceral response to it.
    Others just smell fruit and tend to think it's pleasant.

    This is interesting. This is beyond just a matter of taste, there must be some genetic component to how certain people perceive one of the aroma chemicals in this fragrance.
    I think Pulp does project a slight off/musty accord, like the fruit has 'blown'. 'Foul' and 'rotten' is too harsh though imo

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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    To me it appeared very sweet. Certainly smells fruity but not really rotten nor realistic.
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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    I personally don't smell anything rotten with this one.
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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I personally don't smell anything rotten with this one.
    Me either. I love it but wish the drydown had a little more weight to it.

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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    I always look forward to wearing Pulp in the warmer months. I must like the amell of rotten fruit!
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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    Pulp smells pretty foul and rotten to me also. Complete scrubber.


    I think Sauvage has a similar response - some think it's heavenly, others just smell a chemical mess.

    Same with some ouds like Dior Leather Oud. Some people don't pick up the barnyard notes, others do.

    Not sure what is at work with Pulp, but with some ouds, I think it's that some people are asnomic to some notes. So, if you don't pick up the fecal notes, it smells one way - if you do... it smells another. With Sauvage, I think it's a sensitivity to some aromachemicals that some people have and some don't.

    I personally don't see the attraction with Creed Millesime Imperiale. Smells like salt and bleach to me. And I KNOW that it's not supposed to smell that way -- just my nose being sensitive to something in it.
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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    Quote Originally Posted by dougczar View Post
    Pulp smells pretty foul and rotten to me also. Complete scrubber.


    I think Sauvage has a similar response - some think it's heavenly, others just smell a chemical mess.

    Same with some ouds like Dior Leather Oud. Some people don't pick up the barnyard notes, others do.

    Not sure what is at work with Pulp, but with some ouds, I think it's that some people are asnomic to some notes. So, if you don't pick up the fecal notes, it smells one way - if you do... it smells another. With Sauvage, I think it's a sensitivity to some aromachemicals that some people have and some don't.

    I personally don't see the attraction with Creed Millesime Imperiale. Smells like salt and bleach to me. And I KNOW that it's not supposed to smell that way -- just my nose being sensitive to something in it.
    The drydown for Sauvage is harsh, chemical screechy disaster to my nose. Salty of course, but I THINK I can kinda see your bleach perception of MI.
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    Default Re: Interesting observation about Byredo Pulp

    Pulp is a fascinating perfume. It's the most authentic simulation of ripe fruit that I've ever encountered. I think it smell slightly overripe, but still good to eat. The smell is so authentic I can almost taste it. Unfortunately it's not something I want to smell like, even if I like the smell, but congratulation to the perfumer for making this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twilight99 View Post
    Pulp is a fascinating perfume. It's the most authentic simulation of ripe fruit that I've ever encountered. I think it smell slightly overripe, but still good to eat. The smell is so authentic I can almost taste it. Unfortunately it's not something I want to smell like, even if I like the smell, but congratulation to the perfumer for making this.
    I agree completely with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbae3928 View Post
    I agree completely with this.
    As do I!
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