Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blood And Other Bodily Fluids? You Smell Wonderful, Dahling!

The other day, the unthinkable happened. I was at a perfume shop, chatting with a sales assistant who at one point asked me to smell the wrist of her male colleague. I walked over to him, took a few sniffs and jerked my head back in surprise.

"What?" I said, "but... it can't be!"

"It is," she said.

I smelled again, utterly unable to comprehend why the pit of my stomach wasn't threatening to turn itself inside out with revulsion. "Is it really?" I asked.

"Yes. Sécrétions Magnifiques."

"No way!" I smelled again, and sure enough, that instantly recognisable metallic wrongness was easy to discern, but it was backed by a light, gentle floral note that somehow made the whole thing perfectly pleasant. I looked up at the wrist's owner. "Well done! I didn't think anyone would ever be able to pull that off. But it really works on you."

"Thank you," he said, smiling. "I like it too."

So there you go: don't ever let anyone tell you that individual body chemistry is irrelevant!


Persolaise.

8 comments:

  1. I'm dying to smell this one to be honest. For a company/house to try something so radical can only be a good thing :)

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  2. I don't understand (have read previous post too)... what's in it?

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  3. Liam J, it's a definite must-try, but be prepared not to find it radical at all. I know some people who can barely smell it.

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  4. Sue, Secretions Magnifiques claims to contain notes designed to evoke all manner of bodily fluids, which is why it's become pretty infamous amongst perfume fans. I usually don't discern anything very specific in it, because I can't bear to smell it for longer than 1 second. But some people find it innocuously aquatic and floral.

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  5. !!I KNEW IT!!

    SM smells like a sex crime scene to me (or, rather, what my imagination tells me a sex crime scene would smell like), but I keep running across blog commenters - all male, so far - who find it pleasant.

    It must be the skin chem. It must be.

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  6. Wow, I can't believe it! LOL

    Sécretions Magnifiques is so disgusting that I can't imagine how it could work on someone's skin!
    It smells like a crime scene, bloody and dreadful!

    Oh my... just thinking of it and it's like I was actually smelling it right now U_U

    PD: I deleted my first comment. Too much spelling mistakes. Sorry!

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  7. Museinwoodenshoes, I ABSOLUTELY do not find it pleasant on myself. In fact, I find it positively revolting. But there's at least one human body on the planet that makes the stuff smell half-decent.

    By the way, I should also point out that I don't find SM sexual at all... oh dear... what an unfortunate abbreviation...

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  8. Isa, it's hard to believe, but it's true. On this person's wrist it was sweet, gentle and floral.

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