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    Question The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    An uncomfortable subject for many, but worth discussion nevertheless.
    Many are shocked and repulsed by Secretions Magnifique and the connection to sperm - and I believe there is also a fragrance called Vulva which possibly relates to a female equivalent. I have not tried either of these so I cannot comment.

    As self-produced natural perfumes from humans it seems strange that they are viewed so negatively.

    Hoping for sensible open discussion here.
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    what is your question
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    I think I prefer fragrances that evoke associations with these particular odours (I get this with a couple of Francesca Bianchi scents) through clever compositions, than anything that literally smells like semen, genitalia etc
    I guess I just want it to be a wearable scent because otherwise I would just not shower after sex.

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    Default Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    We generally want to eliminate or cover up body odors, not wear perfumes that smell like them.

    BTW, to me, Secretions Magnifique smells like a wet dog that has rolled around in shellfish that has gone bad. If anything related to sex smelled like SM, the human race would have gone extinct long ago.

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    I have not tried $$$ Vulva, but I have Sec Mag, and luckily, it does not smell like sperm. Luckily because, as BH explained, the smell of SM would be a very powerful deterrent to the related activity (to my nose the closest smell is that of decaying oysters, whose smell humans have evolved to avoid as potentially deadly).

    But regardless of these specific perfumes. Animalic notes are very much appreciated in many perfumes-warm skin, slight sweat, leather, all can conjure hints of the warmth of sexual activity. But sperm comes at the end of said activity. I wouldn't say the smell is repulsive, but it's not particularly interesting either. I'd describe it as sort of a mix of chlorine-aquatics, perhaps with floral touches. I once wore an iris body lotion after swimming in a highly chlorinated pool, and I had a clear impression of the material in question.

    (I'll let others comment on the female counterpart.)

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    I think most civilized people prefer hearts and flowers romance to crude bodily odors. At least while clothes are still on.

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    how do you know what sperm/semen smells like???
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    Default Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Finnster View Post
    what is your question
    I don't have a specific question. I just want to open a dialogue regarding this aspect of smell/perfume which is rarely mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnster View Post
    how do you know what sperm/semen smells like???
    Well...I'm a male, so I think I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    Well...I'm a male, so I think I know.
    i’m a male. i don’t know.

    i mean... how?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnster View Post
    how do you know what sperm/semen smells like???
    I think pretty much any sexually active adult, male or female*, straight/LGBT, knows what semen smells like.

    *With the exception of gold-star lesbians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnster View Post
    i’m a male. i don’t know.

    i mean... how?!?
    What are you asking exactly? Are you unfamiliar with how olfaction works?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentMemory View Post
    What are you asking exactly? Are you unfamiliar with how olfaction works?
    no i’m just a heterosexual male who does not know what semen smells like. for obvious reasons.

    i mean if you’re a homosexual then more power to you. got nuthin but love for ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnster View Post
    no i’m just a heterosexual male who does not know what semen smells like. for obvious reasons.

    i mean if you’re a homosexual then more power to you. got nuthin but love for ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    Mate, get out and live! It’s the smell of accomplishment!
    how so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnster View Post
    no i’m just a heterosexual male who does not know what semen smells like. for obvious reasons.

    i mean if you’re a homosexual then more power to you. got nuthin but love for ya.
    It has a pretty strong odor, you've never smelt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post

    As self-produced natural perfumes from humans it seems strange that they are viewed so negatively.

    Hoping for sensible open discussion here.
    For me, it's not as simple as viewing the smell of sex so negatively. It's not that cut and dry, as it depends on circumstances. For instance, even though many people wear fragrance or have a lingering smell of fragrance during intimate moments, the smell of what's occurring isn't repulsive. If it were, people would stop in the moment or perhaps even avoid it. We naturally produce smells that entice and excite others. On the other hand, I'd rather not reak of passionate love making and then sit among family. Others may recognize the smell, and then, on some level have invaded my privacy. Or rather I've forced something from my private life into theirs. And there's nothing that says "let's fight!" more than coming home smelling like someone else than your significant other.

    I hope what I'm saying makes sense... The smell of intimacy, loving, sex, is not offensive in practice and overall general essence. But there are times in life that you are in situations where it's perhaps best not to smell like you've been doing the Tuft & Needle two step.
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    Default Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    White flowers are a bit like sexual odors.

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    SM by Etat Libre D'Orange is not a pleasant smelling scent to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    SM by Etat Libre D'Orange is not a pleasant smelling scent to me
    SM could also be short for Sado-Masochism!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnster View Post
    no i’m just a heterosexual male who does not know what semen smells like. for obvious reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    SM could also be short for Sado-Masochism!
    True, but Etat Libre d'Orange hasn't released that one yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    An uncomfortable subject for many, but worth discussion nevertheless.
    Many are shocked and repulsed by Secretions Magnifique and the connection to sperm - and I believe there is also a fragrance called Vulva which possibly relates to a female equivalent. I have not tried either of these so I cannot comment.

    As self-produced natural perfumes from humans it seems strange that they are viewed so negatively.

    Hoping for sensible open discussion here.
    I think maybe it's the context of perfume usage?

    Apart from sexual activities, people's perfumes are often secondary to clothes (as in, you can find people wearing clothes but no perfume, but not the other way around in public). Therefore, the purpose of perfume is largely to accentuate one's style and, sometimes, personalities. Since bodily odours form a different association (intimacy, sex etc.), they are at odds with one's public persona, moreover, perfumes are also associated with cleanliness and grooming, and bodily odours are a contradiction.

    Currently the niche perfumery would produce whatever a buyer might buy. I think many buy it for shock or shtick.
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    Secretions Magnifique doesn't smell like sex to me. It's much more like a wet dog in the opening, and then soap in the base.

    Al Oudh by L'Artisan Parfumeur smells like sex in the base, which I like, although I really don't like the opening.

    I think clean sex smells should have a bright future in perfumery.

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    I won't comment on the fragrances for now, but when it comes to this question of "they can show people getting shot in the head but not a penis shooting sperm on a woman's face" (talking about regular movies or something).

    Well I think there are many more benefits of saying "I can kill" than "I just got jizzed on", basically. Killing people and violence is one of the most effective activities in human history, it solves all kinds of problems relating to survival and competition (can also cause some problems but leaving that aside). Shooting sperm on people, or shooting sperm on multiple people, and in particular their exterior skin, probably more rarely solves human survival and competitive problems.

    I also think there's something about sex that doesn't require showing off the ability to engage in it as much. It's just such a strong drive that it can be taken for granted more easily, all people need to do to engage the sex drive is to look at someone's face for a split second. Whereas with violence showing that you are strong and capable of violence in more prolonged displays can negate the need to use actual violence, but with sex you have to do it to get a benefit through the evolutionary process.

    That's just some early morning ramble
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    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    SM could also be short for Sado-Masochism!
    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    True, but Etat Libre d'Orange hasn't released that one yet!
    While not exactly an S&M scent (unless you detest labdanum, like the perfumer) there IS Attaquer le Soleil Marquis de Sade, which labdanum fans will probably enjoy ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnster View Post
    no i’m just a heterosexual male who does not know what semen smells like. for obvious reasons.

    i mean if you’re a homosexual then more power to you. got nuthin but love for ya.
    With all due respect, that's a dumb rationale. Your answer reminds me of classic closeted dudes who over-rationalize the most benign topics but they don't realize they're only drawing more attention to what they're trying to cover up.
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    +1 Come on, dude.

    Finnster has got to be a troll, right?
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    I find overtly sexual fragrances (marketing-wise) a turn off. Prefer them on the sensual and subtly seductive side.

    And +1000 on ‘don’t feed the troll’.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diddy View Post
    . And there's nothing that says "let's fight!" more than coming home smelling like someone else than your significant other.
    Mrs. D is very tolerant. My wife won't fight if I came home smelling like that. Best case scenario, she will kill me quickly
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