November 1, 2012

Aphrodisiac or disgusting? Fragrances that smell like sweat, saliva and blood

Are you tired of fragrances that smell too flowery, too sweet or too common? Than you might switch to the other extreme. These fragrances not only that smell different than everything you’ve ever smelt before, but also have weird compositions. Would you dare using them?

Molecule 01 from Escentric Molecules is said to have an effect similar to pheromones. People will feel attracted to you without even knowing why, and you’ll feel sexy and special. Developed by Geza Shoen, it contains only the chemical aroma Iso E Super, which leaves on skin more an effect, than a fragrance. You may notice a subtle, velvety, woody note, which changes on everyone’s skin. It appears that certain celebrities like Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and Elton John are fans of Molecule 01. 100 ml cost about $135.

Using blood as their inspiration, Antonio Zuddas and Giovanni Castelli’s created Blood Concept perfumes. The four unisex fragrances give each of the four blood types an olfactory interpretation. You will find aromatic notes in A, bold, spicy unpredictable accords in B, sharp and freezing aromas in AB. 40 ml cost $185.

Blood, sweat, sperm and saliva.  Sécrétions Magnifiques, smells like all these things and still sells for $80/50 ml. The producers say, “It’s love or hate at first sight. Sécrétions Magnifiques is as real as olfactory coitus that sends one into raptures, to the pinnacle of sensual pleasure.” To recreate the smell of blood, sweat, saliva and semen, the fragrance blends milk and blood accord, iris and sandalwood.


What would you say about a combination of sea, sweet meat and drawn butter? Because Demeter’s Lobster fragrance smells just like this. Demeter creates scents that are drawn from memories to transport a person back to a special place or time. So if Lobster Cologne doesn’t ring a bell for you, maybe Funeral House or Cannabis Flower will. 30 ml of Lobster fragrance cost $6.

The creator of Not a Perfume, Romano Ricci, used only a single element to create this minimalist perfume: Ambrox.  This is a substitute for grey amber, first used in the 50′s by Firmenich, to replace grey amber, too expensive to use it often. Ambergris is a metabolic product of the sperm whale that initially has a marine, fecal odor. However, as it ages, it acquires a sweet, earthy scent. However, Not a perfume is a subtle, almost naked fragrance that changes it smell on the skin. Because it has no allergens, can be used even on most sensitive skin. 100 ml are priced at about $120.