Monday, April 5, 2010

secretions magnifiques

I just received a sample of Etat Libre D'Orange's Secretions Magnifiques , greedily opened the package, put a little on my forefinger, sniffed and I almost threw up.

The Moth seems to like it though.

15 comments:

  1. lol
    I can't believe how many people hate this. I don't plan on wearing it but I don't find it so bad.

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  2. Oh Ines, it was awful to me. the Moth liked it - he had no gag reflex to it at all, and probably thought I was over-reacting! I wish it didn't affect me like it did, as I like some of ELdO's scents...but for me, SM is vicerally jarring.

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  3. Is it Luca Turin that said this was a five-star and made people pay attention to this? I haven't tried this yet-- it's sitting in a harmless-looking sample bottle over there-- now I'm afraid to try it.

    (The Moth liked it-- ha!)

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  4. I double-dog dare you to try it now! (oops breach of daring ettiquette by jumping right to the double-dog dare!)

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  5. Hahahahahaha! That's so funny. I had to bin mine. I couldn't stand it. I never chuck away any samples, so it really must have been truly awful. Also I made the terrible mistake of sploshing quite a lot on in the first place. It is 100% gag-worthy. Anybody who says otherwise is having a laugh.

    LCN - you have to try it. Go on!

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  6. Well, there you go. Smell my finger. Zoiks!!!

    I've heard a number of funny stories about this one, and now I get to add yours to the list. :)

    I have YET to try it myself, btw. ;)

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  7. BF Oh, yes. It's disgusting. It's scrub-ug-fug-tastic!! Wow!!

    You know, it's not as...ahem...carnal like I expected. I was given to expect a certain secretion (magnifique or otherwise) and I, uh, don't smell it. Oh never mind.... (Walking away, shaking head.)

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  8. There was at one time ONE vial of SM that was making the rounds of some swap friends of mine, so it kept getting forwarded to the next victim, uh, person with warning labels all over it. I finally sent it back to its original owner, who claimed to want it back...

    It didn't quite make me gag, but it was astounding in its creepiness. LT mentioned a "stupendous bilge note" - and somehow THAT didn't warn us that it would be awwwwwful?

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  9. LCN, you have been initiated! I agree w/you - I thought it would be more spermy or penis-smell after intercourse or something. I got rotten flesh and metallic blood and who knows what else. Even thinking about it makes me wretch. Mals, the creepiness was outstanding -almost evil. Sniffing it actually changed my mood - I was unbelievably upset and despondent afterwards.

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  10. Oh, hey, wait!! Metallic blood, yes, yes, yes. Plus....soap? Something sweet and gross. I think the most *evil* thing about this whole smell is what it makes you think you might be smelling. Ack!

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  11. Hey chaps, given my delicate dermatological equilibrium, I am indebted to you all for testing this one for me. I had no plans to sample it, and that is the way it is going to stay. Something tells me that if he only likes SJP Lovely out of my entire collection, I doubt very much that it would be Mr Bonkers' cup of tea either...

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  12. Haha, my captcha was "shregm", which isn't a million miles away from the subject in hand!

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  13. LCN, exactly. Bonkers..glad we could be of help, and ha! re: shregm. The evil soul of SM was haunting this site.

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  14. Cool, glad to hear I'm not the only one who found this really weird/upsetting/repulsive.

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  15. Pers - I didn't see your comment! BTW, I'm glad you're able to get moving re: the volcano ash incident!

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