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    Default Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    I had an interesting experience this morning. I was walking the dog and stopped for a second. Suddenly a loud buzzing that I could almost feel. It was a bumble bee hovering very intently and loudly, about 6 inches from my chest.

    It was directly over a graphic of a bowl of ramen noodles, in red, white, yellow and black, about the size of a ripe peony. I was wearing 5 sprays of Banana Republic Black Walnut, recent formulation, 3 to the belly, 1 to the hand, and 1 to the chest. I also had 1 spray of Galop d'HermŤs, 18 hours old, on my belly. The various body shots pretty well surrounded the graphic. They had been applied about a half hour to 45 minutes earlier.

    The bee tried to track me and find a way to "approach" the flower as I moved a bit. It seemed confused. I laughed a bit, then moved my hand in front of the bee, jiggled it, then gently but dramatically moved the hand away from me, and said something like "go away, bee".

    Which is what it did, a second later. It withdrew a couple of feet, resurveyed me, and the "buzzed off" like a little rocket.

    My wife thinks BR Black Walnut is pretty floral. I would have to agree!
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    Very nice how you told the bee nicely to buzz off. You persuaded her.
    FYI: I spray all fragrances on clothing, never on skin.

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    Wasps seem inordinately enamoured with certain fragrances also. Once they zone in on you they are a problem to get rid of.

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    Default Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    I'm wondering if we should move this thread to the compliments thread

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    Default Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    I too had a similar experience some years ago, while out wearing Histoires de Parfums 1969. It’s fabulously floral, with high bumble bee approval ratings apparently.

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    I wouldn't wear a honey based fragrance in the summer -- you might get 'mobbed'

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    Default Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    I enjoy reading anecdotes like this.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

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    Default Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Very nice how you told the bee nicely to buzz off. You persuaded her.
    I credit Star Trek TNG.

    "Two-beast and Worker-1247 at Flat-Flower!"

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darmok

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    Wasps seem inordinately enamoured with certain fragrances also. Once they zone in on you they are a problem to get rid of.
    Yes! Persistent and trigger-happy they are, too.

    Quote Originally Posted by rum View Post
    I'm wondering if we should move this thread to the compliments thread
    LOL! I love it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    I too had a similar experience some years ago, while out wearing Histoires de Parfums 1969. It’s fabulously floral, with high bumble bee approval ratings apparently.
    Puttin' that on my try list! Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaern View Post
    I wouldn't wear a honey based fragrance in the summer -- you might get 'mobbed'
    I'm scared to wear L'Envol now!

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    I enjoy reading anecdotes like this.
    A fun memory for sure!
    There is no beauty / That cannot be more abused / To beauty's effect.
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    Default Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    Flys always are attracted to me when I wear fragrances really annoying makes me look like I smell horrible but really I smell divine hahahahahaha!
    Currently wearing: Polo by Ralph Lauren

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    Redneck and Chalad at Tanagra! When the bees smelled. His Hennessy open!
    Currently enjoying

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    Sagamore (vintage) / Bowling Green / Bright Neroli / Cool Water (vintage)
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    Default Re: Bumble Bee Liked My Fragrance And T-Shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by speckmann0706 View Post
    Flys always are attracted to me when I wear fragrances really annoying makes me look like I smell horrible but really I smell divine hahahahahaha!
    There's some saying about this! "Catch more flies with Dior than Zara," I think it was.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Redneck and Chalad at Tanagra! When the bees smelled. His Hennessy open!
    Spread the word!
    There is no beauty / That cannot be more abused / To beauty's effect.
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    I wonder if some fragrances mimic the smell of pheromones that bees and wasps use to trigger responses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Spread the word!
    Ahh the joys of TNG...

    Captain’s log:

    Toilet blocked.




    I’ll let myself out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbouti View Post
    Ahh the joys of TNG...

    Captainís log:

    Toilet blocked.




    Iíll let myself out.

    Q: Why did Spock put his head down the toilet ?

    A: To read the captain's log

    Already got my coat

    Edit * While I'm here and it's kind of on topic I'll relate that I spent a half hour or so getting a bee back on it's feet by feeding it a bottle cap of water with sugar dissolved in it yesterday.
    An unexpectedly rewarding use of my time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Democritus View Post
    Q: Why did Spock put his head down the toilet ?

    A: To read the captain's log

    Already got my coat

    Edit * While I'm here and it's kind of on topic I'll relate that I spent a half hour or so getting a bee back on it's feet by feeding it a bottle cap of water with sugar dissolved in it yesterday.
    An unexpectedly rewarding use of my time
    Good man! Revive those overworked pollination warriors!
    There is no beauty / That cannot be more abused / To beauty's effect.
    / blog:// https://cologniac.com / raging for the machines

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    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Even more so, glad to congratulate for the admirable way showing simply as much as impressively that BN and more specifically its contributors do have great style.

    In terms of both fashion as well as also being an inextinguishable, likely non exhaustive source for constantly wearing, enjoying, showcasing, highlighting, exploring, (re) discovering, cherishing and valuing just downright awesome scents.
    Currently wearing: Bogart by Jacques Bogart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Perfumisto View Post
    Good man! Revive those overworked pollination warriors!
    " Bees do have a smell, you know,
    and if they don’t they should,
    for their feet are dusted with spices
    from a million flowers."




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