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    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! More vintage Mitzy for ME! Pleez, youz guyz, oakmoss / Mitsouko haters keep on hating.
    No problem. Oakmoss isn't my thing.
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    This could quickly devolve into an Austin Powers joke.

    Oakmoss is totally my thing. I love MAAI, the original Halston, Rogue's Chypre Siam ... but I despise Mitsouko. It's the Guerlinade. Can't wear anything from that house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lellabelle View Post
    +1 to these. For the notoriety value if nothing else. Wasn’t Annick Goutal’s Songes also banned from restaurants? It’s a gorgeous, lush, fleshy floral, and I can see how it could be overwhelming in the wrong environment.
    My sister wore Poison, so I ended up somewhat acclimated to it. It took a few years though!

    I can see Fracas, Bandit, and the like being too much for some. Same is probably true for most of the 70’s and 80’s ‘greens’, leathers or monster white florals: either you like that style or hate it. I love them all, so I’m glad if they’re not as sought after

    Totally agree with Cook.bot that while many of the classics don’t feel as ‘wearable’ to a modern audience, that’s not necessarily the same as polarizing. The ‘Grand Dame’ that is Joy is a perfect example of one that often gets this reaction today, but was much loved at its zenith. And yes, it’s both a piece of history and a reference scent, even for those who don’t enjoy her today.

    Angel was a novel accord/note pairing, and its sheer unfamiliarity made it polarizing. Count me in the ‘hate’ camp for this one, I’ve always detested it.

    For more recent releases, most of what comes out now isn’t intended to be challenging. Quite the opposite. You typically have to go niche or indie to find this now. Salome is a good example. I’d add Bogue Maai, too. I can enjoy most of what’s been mentioned here already, and I struggle with these two. Either could be a good modern analogy for Kouros, as both have musk and animalic notes that can turn them distinctly urinous. A hefty dose of civet and musk for Maai (as indeed for Kouros, though they’re otherwise quite different) and in the case of Salome, it’s the hyraceum that really amps this effect.

    Is Anubis really considered polarizing? I ADORE this one!
    "Salomé"... another great name for a parfum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    Well, given the reputed skank factor of Kouros, I have to suggest Salome, Absolue pour le Soir and Muscs Koublai Khan. I love them all but they are pretty much love/hate.
    Thanks for your answer.
    I love the "skank" factor. And im wondering if that happens in the world of women´s parfums.
    Considering the answers, it seems it does .
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    ...never tried Kouros... now I'm intrigued...
    Go ahead!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
    Thanks for your answer.
    I love the "skank" factor. And im wondering if that happens in the world of women´s parfums.
    Considering the answers, it seems it does .
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    It most certainly does!

    Civet as a floral enhancer has a LONG history in perfuming
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    It most certainly does!

    Civet as a floral enhancer has a LONG history in perfuming

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
    "Salomé"... another great name for a parfum.
    Quote Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
    I love the "skank" factor. And im wondering if that happens in the world of women´s parfums.
    Considering the answers, it seems it does .
    Quote Originally Posted by Lellabelle View Post
    It most certainly does!
    Civet as a floral enhancer has a LONG history in perfuming
    I love a variety of skanky elements in perfumes, but particularly hyraceum, and Salomé has it in spades ("Africa Stone").

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    Let us not forget Lolita Lempicka. I believe many detest this also? I'm not one of them. I love the iris and anise / licorice in this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    I love a variety of skanky elements in perfumes, but particularly hyraceum, and Salomé has it in spades ("Africa Stone").
    What is hyraceum? Sounds intriguing!

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    You're right, there was a battle of the badasses between those two for a while, and god help you if you got caught in the middle of one. You might need an EpiPen.

    Kind of like the contemporaneous battle between Krystle and Alexis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceB View Post
    What is hyraceum? Sounds intriguing!
    Well, to be perfectly blunt, it's rodent excreta.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyraceum

    From these little guys:

    Hyrax_RockHyrax_rodent.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Well, to be perfectly blunt, it's rodent excreta.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyraceum

    From these little guys:

    Hyrax_RockHyrax_rodent.jpg
    Ok ok ok...excrement turned stone (a precious one...) turned into parfum.
    Marvelous.
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    ‘Fossilized’ Dassie (Hyrax) urine.

    Sometimes referred to as ‘Africa Stone’, or occasionally ‘Golden Stone’ (which always makes me laugh!)
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    ‘Fossilized’ Dassie (Hyrax) urine.

    Sometimes referred to as ‘Africa Stone’, or occasionally ‘Golden Stone’ (which always makes me laugh!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    Let us not forget Lolita Lempicka. I believe many detest this also? I'm not one of them. I love the iris and anise / licorice in this stuff.
    I adore this!
    Unfortunately, so do stinging insects.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon View Post
    Let us not forget Lolita Lempicka. I believe many detest this also? I'm not one of them. I love the iris and anise / licorice in this stuff.
    I'm a big fan too, but for me its power is in the ivy leaf accord. The anise is a bonus. And it does seem rather divisive, judging by reactions I've gotten to it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    I adore this!
    Unfortunately, so do stinging insects.
    Is that really true? I've never had any bug attacks while wearing it.

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    I adore this!
    Unfortunately, so do stinging insects.


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    Really??? Same thing about Obsession used by National Geographic photographers to get lions to a certain spot.

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    Every single time I wore LL, edp I was, let's say "investigated" by a bee & once by a wasp. It really freaked me out, so much so, I got rid of the bottle so I wouldn't be tempted to wear it. It was sad, especially since my sister bought it for me as a Mother's Day gift.

    I have no idea if this has happened with anyone else but LL was the only perfume I have ever worn with this reaction. The bees actually went to the exact places where I sprayed LL on my arms. It was wierd!
    It's that time of year again where my daughter asks; "Mom, why does the cat smell like Chamade?"
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    I think several:

    (Pre-reform/repackaged) Opium
    Youth Dew
    Aromatics Elixir
    Poison
    Red Door
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Paloma Picasso
    Chanel No 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHM View Post
    Every single time I wore LL, edp I was, let's say "investigated" by a bee & once by a wasp. It really freaked me out, so much so, I got rid of the bottle so I wouldn't be tempted to wear it. It was sad, especially since my sister bought it for me as a Mother's Day gift.

    I have no idea if this has happened with anyone else but LL was the only perfume I have ever worn with this reaction. The bees actually went to the exact places where I sprayed LL on my arms. It was wierd!
    Scary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leffleur View Post
    I think several:

    (Pre-reform/repackaged) Opium
    Youth Dew
    Aromatics Elixir
    Poison
    Red Door
    Giorgio Beverly Hills
    Paloma Picasso
    Chanel No 5
    I didnt know about Chanel Number 5 as a water divided scent!




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