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Secretions Magnifiques Etat Libre d`Orange for women and men

Secretions Magnifiques Etat Libre d`Orange for women and men
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Like blood, sweat, sperm, saliva, Sécrétions Magnifiques is as real as an olfactory coitus that sends one into raptures, to the pinnacle of sensual pleasure, that extraordinary and unique moment when desire triumphs over reason. Masculine tenseness frees a rush of adrenalin in a cascade of high-pitched aldehydic notes. The sensation of freshness is gripping. Then the fragrance reveals a metallic side, precise and as sharp as unappeased desire. We are on a razor-edge… skin and sweat mingle, and tastes of musk and sandalwood. The slightly salt marine effect stirs, arouses, and sets your mouth watering. Tongues and sexes find one another, pleasure explodes and all goes wild. Confusion reigns supreme. A subversive, disturbing perfume. It’s love or hate at first sight. Sensuous jousting is rarely satisfied with half-measures…In between Don Juan and the Woman who offers herself, arms are laid down…who will be the first to surrender?

Composition: Lodized accord (fucus, azurone), adrenalin accord, blood accord, milk accord, iris, coconut, sandalwood, opoponax...

Nose for this fragrance is Antoine Lie. Secretions Magnifiques was launched in 2006.

Fragrance Notes

iris Sandalwood Opoponax Coconut Milk Seaweed

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Secretions Magnifiques Fragrance Reviews

K1
K1

It's a week I'm sampling Secretion Magnifique on my wrist but I'm almost lost for words. I feel I'm walking everywhere with a myth monster half man half fish or goat or something who's invisible but his smell reveals his attendance.
I'm not talking about if it's disgusting or pleasant cause the concept is merely to be challenging and somehow irritating. Briefly my personal view is that it's not the type of fragrance high percent of people would like to wear even once. You have to be really self-assured to dare to wear such milky skinny fragrance; which is supposed to smell semen but it actually doesn't. Of course, the volume of nose-disturbing synthetic aldehyde smell is high and it's enough to mix with iodized salty marine tones to result in a metallic fresh "tin can" vibe which is potently repulsive and obnoxious in the first whiff.
The matter is no experienced fragrance lover would claim it’s entirely wrong and badly stinky. Another fact is that it’s rather intriguing that all of us, people who reviewed here at least, smelled it for times! To be honest there’s a tendency in all of us to like it somehow. It lingers between awful and great! They interpret their art this way:

“Like blood, sweat, sperm and saliva, this disturbing perfume is an ode to the pinnacle of sexual pleasure, that extraordinary moment when desire triumphs over reason. On the razor’s subversive edge, it’s love or hate at first sight...”

Personally I admire weird ideas but after trying some of Blood Concept perfumes, I have to admit I'm not impressed that much to assert this is artwork or even fit the credible concept the house manifests. No matter how weak and unsuccessful an avent-gard arty idea is, I certainly admire it. I said unsuccessful cause it's rather like a lab work which chemists left halfway and the result is something crude and vile! Anyhow, it still is a ground breaking step in perfume world and they definitely established the flag on the summit of insanity in perfumery which Antoine Lie already have it with his newer or better to say completed task, Red +MA; a bit versatile yet daring!

Aug
12
2014
ParfumFetiche
ParfumFetiche

This review is based on their sample. Finally got a hold of it after hearing so much about it. To be honest, I'm a little disappointed because it doesn't smell anything like semen (and I am a man). It opens up with nice milky iris then turns into Tauer's plasticky Reverie with a metallic tinge. It has good projection and longevity on my skin.

Jul
22
2014
Colin Maillard
Colin Maillard

Inoffensive musky-sticky-milky-calonic notes wrapped in a harsh bag of aldehydes. I approached this scent quite late, meaning that I've often heard about this one without having actually smelled it, and all the people who owned/used it said this was naughty, raw, animalic, truly "offensive" and provocative (those were people who actually bought this, so... well, no offense). So I expected something cool and challenging. Meanwhile I tested some other scents by Etat Libre and found basically no interest whatsoever in their fragrances, so when I came to this I was quite in a "prejudice" mood. And I was right, because well... this is it? This depressing tin can of aldehydes and randomly-assembled putrid aromachemicals should evoke "sweat, blood, saliva"? No. This is no way challenging. It smells bad, but in no possible creative or provocative way - just dull, boring, pointless bad. Not even that bad actually – more than bad it's a plain, uninspired, clumsy smell. Being provocative in whatever legitimate and credible way means to be able to structure your provocation and contextualise it into a more broad critical discourse – to use it as a tool, or as language. Doing random stuff like this is and giving it a meaning by mere marketing means is not art and is not provocation, it's just a depressing way to exploit a cliché - in this case, the "épater les bourgeois" cliché (and making money out of it). This said, as I said it's not even that bad or stinky - any obscure and cheap chypre from the '50s would kick this in the butt in terms of "animalicness" (or whatever effect Eld'O pretends to achieve). To me it smells more like if Antoine Lie found a disposal bag of Takasago waste molecules and – bingo!. I don't want to sound hateful, pretentious or offensive but personally it really saddens me to think someone really consider this "irony" or "avantgarde" or whatever daring stuff and is actually willing to pay for this.

3/10

Jul
11
2014
Eloquaint
Eloquaint

For those of you who have seen the Watchmen movie, consider this quote by Malin Ackerman about her skin-tight Silk Specter II costume: "When you take it off, it smells like a human condom."

That's not exactly what I got; to me, the first twenty minutes smell of used tampon. It settles down and displays a halfway decent iris. An iris dipped in blood, sure, but still an iris. And that's where it ends for me. Gore flower.

I think there might have been a marketing error. This scent was clearly intended for dogs in heat.

Jul
07
2014
willfulmissconduct
willfulmissconduct

Anyone having serious trouble with scrubbers..... try applying nail polish remover to your hands. The real nail polish remover that has acetone in it. It sounds strange, but it usually works wonders.

That being said, I have never had the chance to come across this fragrance? (Can it be called that?) If given the opportunity though, I'd give it a go, just for the sake of experience.

May
30
2014
Deefit
Deefit

I do not know what it is about this fragrance, it has a metallic smell and it's not even that disgusting. But just smelling the vial and the plastic bag it came in makes me gag. I can't put my finger on it why I react this way, but I can't smell it without getting strange associations. And I just gag.

May
26
2014
massimilianoinquieto
massimilianoinquieto

Su di me questo profumo è buonissimo.
sa di mare, di fresco, lattiginoso,quasi infantile.
lo ho dovuto provare e riprovare per giorni, poi si è adattato alla mia pelle, io lo ho capito e ho ottenuto solo consensi.
è piaciuto a tutti. basta provarlo piu volte, per alcuni giorni senza fretta, e ascoltare.
trovo che i giudizi affrettati siano solo superficialità.

May
14
2014
alberto1964
alberto1964

I understand the trial, I understand the courage, I understand the originality, but this scent just stinks. Vomit of a child, nothing more.

May
09
2014
ImGame
ImGame

Literally disgusting after I made the mistake of putting this on my skin it stayed on for the rest of the day and did not come off, I went to the beach that day and that didn't help. Smells like someone beat off into a condom and threw some hair, blood and some sugar and put it into a bottle

May
08
2014
MSC
MSC

Today i could finally test it and this was the only fragrance that made me almost puke. I regreted trying it on my hand, because it wouldnt wash off so simply. I dont really see any use for this perfume unless you want somebody to dislike you. It smells really ugly and furthermore i think it is suited more for a woman than a man (after a couple trys to wash my hand i believe i smelled the dry down which is sort of feminine).

May
08
2014
beavisbonce
beavisbonce

I have tested every etat libre and I own 13 full size bottles. Guess which one has had the most use........once you give it time and understand what's on offer it really is unique and rewarding. Forget about the advertising, most of them are silly anyway, but they make damn good juice

Apr
29
2014
cwerge
cwerge

First impressions: this is freaking amazing!!!! It's challenging but in a good and unique way. I true masterpiece and art of perfumery. It's very difficult to explain or describe the initial blast; completely different from everything I have ever smell in perfumery but still has something that makes it familiar and awesome!
Im getting a full bottle ASAP
Must try for everyone!

Apr
16
2014
originaldeftom
originaldeftom

Truly and utterly repulsive but nevertheless an intriguing smell.

It is the drier, less fruity version of "Womanity" by Tierry Mugler.

What both have in common is that they smell of sperm.

The perfect porn perfume? Each to their own.

Go on! "Have a Spritz!"

N/B: DO NOT USE FOR A JOB INTERVIEW!!

Apr
14
2014
magnolia_xx
magnolia_xx

I had never really understood what a "scrubber" was, until now.
I received a big box of "Etat Libre D'Orange" vials and of course curiosity made me try this one first.
I opened the vial and applied some on my arm... blood and semen.
I moved my nose off for a few seconds and tried again... clotting blood and rotting semen. It really made me think of something disgusting, like an old condom thrown out of a car's window at night time and now rotting in the sun, maybe with some insects all around. Or something horrible, like vaginal swabs from the victim of a rape found dead in a river after many days. It made me feel like vomiting.
I went to wash my arm but in spite of lots of soap and lots of scrubbing it seemed to have sunk into my skin and it did not want to come off.
I can hardly imagine somebody having to guts to wait for the heart and base notes....the top notes were enough to make me gag.
Awful, disgusting, just like its ridiculous logo.
This is not a perfume.

Apr
14
2014
celadoster
celadoster

Strange, very insane. To me, smell like egg white. If i would use? No, never.

Apr
03
2014
Ana_Raio
Ana_Raio

Disgusting! Morbid! Shadowy! It smells like a funeral... I feel a bad energy with this perfume. (Is it a perfume...?) Really gives me a urge to vomit ... The controversy about this scent makes sense.

Mar
26
2014
Ritarudna
Ritarudna

Is that a penis in the ad?

Mar
21
2014
Houdini4
Houdini4

Right...let's get into this infamous fragrance. Firstly just let me say that secretions magnifiques reputation proceeded it and I'd watched people sampling it for the first time in 'reaction' videos on YouTube.
The whole Pervy concept and playful naughtiness of it appeals to me a great deal. The sweat, blood and semen thing is so apparent that this fragrance meets it's brief with absolute certainty.
ALL THAT REALLY NEEDS TO BE SAID ABOUT THIS FRAGRANCE IS VERY CONCISELY STATED ABOVE...JUST READ THAT ENTIRE BLURB 'SUBVERSIVE & DISTURBING' IT MOST CERTAINLY IS!!!!
Upon application the top notes are very pleasant, floral almost powdery sweet orris root and something natural and charged, like the smell after a thunderstorm.
Then as it settles after a minute or two you get the metallic, blood like milky strange thing I'd been waiting for...and frankly it's not too bad.
Strange...oh yeah it's strange alright, it also has a slightly unpleasant but again perfectly natural 'seaside' accord. Salty, seaweedy and yes even a little bit fishy but please don't be put off by that.
There's also a slight milky sandalwood/coconut vibe, this fragrance delivers every note and vibe that reviewers speak about and if you haven't tried it you can't help but be very intrigued and perplexed (as was I) and feel an overwhelming desire to try it for yourself.
My verdict then.???
Well I'm not sure I'd wear it but it's brave and that's what I want from a perfume, something different and this delivers.
Not everyone's cup of tea but I'm firmly in the 'like' camp for Secretion magnifiques.
It also has insane projection and can be smelled by others readily despite the nature of it feeling like a skin scent, it's strong and lasts a very long time on my skin.

Update: Just to revert slightly on my original position.
I can see where the hate comes from, I think you have to wear it for a while to get it but when it comes you just want to scrub it. It's all consuming I applied a tiny amount to my pulse points as an initial test and it started to get on my nerves. It still doesn't smell bad it just wears you down after a few hours and the fatigue just makes you want out.
It's soooo enduring I would call it a scrubber...but that doesn't even work! Two showers, numerous washing of my hands and even application of other fragrances and the next day well over 30hrs later and I can still smell it...unless it's my imagination and it's haunting my nose? I've scrubbed and scrubbed and I can still smell it's cold, metallic nature on my skin. This fragrance is for crazy people truly.

Mar
12
2014
HyacinthBucket
HyacinthBucket

It's no worse than Lollipop Bling Honey.

Mar
03
2014
Cologniac
Cologniac

Out of all the samples that i have ordered, i was most looking forward to this one..what a reputation!

My first reaction to the opening was "hey that's not bad!"..followed by a "oh there it is" to the dry down. It became less pleasant with time.

Still, I remain intrigued by this scent and may order a bottle. it is just so different (and better than Blood Concepts red+ma, which i tried as a side by side comparison)..if anything, i will keep the sample in case i end up going to the Sexapalooza show happening in my town soon...should be the perfect scent.

Feb
24
2014
IsaIsabella
IsaIsabella

Slimy, metallic scent.
The slime reminds you of saliva off of someone with a bad breath.
The screeching metallic note tries to portray a bloodshed zone.
It's a sexy time between dead bodies.

That's how repugnant this thing smells.

Without the branding of this being "secretions magnifiques", it is still a really screeching, slimy and pungent scent. Intriguing but I can't live past the middle notes.

Enormous silage, and almost impossible to scrub away for a few hours.

Feb
23
2014
kidkidblau
kidkidblau

It is not a scent of blood, sex and sweat, it smells like broken refrigerator.
A joke, not a perfume.

Feb
14
2014
danieq
danieq

This is very definitely the scent of bodily secretions. Though I'd say it's a combo of several, rather than only one. Semen and blood come to mind along with vaginal discharge. And something a bit plastic. It's strong and my personal reaction is to gag. I was curious and doubted that the reviews could really be accurate. I was wrong, they are quite accurate. This one is disgusting.

Feb
14
2014
jedrzejowskia
jedrzejowskia

This was so funny to smell. Went into my beloved little niche perfume shop. All of a sudden the SA says:
"No self-proclaimed perfumista can NOT have smelled this."
And I just KNEW he was gonna pull out this funny gem.

Everyone recoiled when they saw the bottle, it was exceptionally entertaining. One after one we went over to the paper strip cautiously having a wee sniff.
Hahahahahahaha, I'm sorry but this is so gross. It's totally like that episode in Family Guy when Chris keeps sticking up a finger up his nose and poking his brain and finding it slightly amusing. And doing it over and over again. This fragrance does just that.
Go oooooon, have a smell, it's a riot.

Feb
14
2014
Cursed66
Cursed66

One of the longest lasting fragrances you really dying to get rid off. I am sorry I am one of those who cannot appreciate the beauty of this piece of art from Etat Libre D' Orange. Nightmarish, hellish & a great puke generating scent for me...

Feb
13
2014
michael.j
michael.j

Yes, it's weird, odd, yadda yadda yadda, but not disgusting to me in the least. Difficult to like and challenging, but not disgusting. I kept thinking that it smelled so familiar, but I couldn't identify what specifically it reminded me of. It certainly wasn't anything related to human anatomy. Rather, it was something very chemical and industrial, yet "fresh" -- the kind of freshness found only in deadly poisons masquerading as safe consumer products. Then it hit me: Raid wasp spray! Still, I kind of like it. It's quirky and contrarian. It's gimmicky to be sure, but I like the conceptual work it's doing.

Feb
11
2014
miss_piggy
miss_piggy

I was compelled to introduce an intimate friend of mine to this, during a conversation regarding conventionally unpleasant smells. I finally found my sample vial and put some on myself. My friend compared it to drunk sex; foul breath, sloppiness, and such. The fact that he wouldn't let me put it on him speaks volumes.. This is truly repugnant :)

Jan
29
2014
Chri76
Chri76

Whether you like it or not, in my opinion, it should be considered as a "conceptual" fragrance, not a really perfume but a smell... not an awful neither a beautiful one but in some way a "familiar" smell you could easily wear. For sure unique and very persistent. On my skin the dominant note is the iodine-metallic accord, lightly sweetened by a milk note.
Its name is gorgeous while the cover image appears ostentatiously provocative.
Any way, thanks to Antoine Lie for this original creation, miles away from the many commercial fragrances based on the boring aromatic-fougere accords (usually commercialized for men) or on the cloying fruity floral notes (for women).
7/10

Jan
22
2014
massimilianoinquieto
massimilianoinquieto

leggo spesso delle recensioni negative riguardo questo profumo,ma le trovo del tutto immotivate.
io l'ho provato a maggio e non mi è piaciuto, lo ho riproovato dopo alcuni giorni e poi ancora...
lo ho comprato e usato per tutta l'estate con successo, è piaciuto tanto sia agli altri che a me.
non ci sento ne sangue ne puzza, ma un odore di acqua verde, fresca, poi dolce,minerale, delicato, un po strano, certo, ma credo che siano solo dei pregiudizi e un bigottismo che lo rendono così orrendo nelle descrizioni

Jan
16
2014
laantjebanaantje
laantjebanaantje

Oh dear. Katie Puckrick's reaction wasn't so over the top after all apparently.
But I don't smell anything close to bodily fluids. Saliva, blood and sperm would smell nice next to this. I would've loved a perfume like that. Not for wearing, but for smelling now and then. This, I don't even want to have close.
Imagine walking next to a canal in the city on a hot summer day. The water is almost stagnant and all the decaying trash and dead fish are floating near the bank. The smell of the canal is heavy in the hot air.
Next, imagine burrying your nose in the wet fur of a dog that has been playing in the rain.
Then, imagine algae, or a cold sea breeze.
Now, mix those three scents together, and you can imagine what Sécrétions Magnifique smells like to me.
Just.. No

Jan
06
2014
Arabian Knight
Arabian Knight

The big hoo-ha over this fragrance is quite over-the-top. What I smelled wasn't anything like the horrible images some reviewers are concocting (dead bodies, chemical waste and the like).

Don't get me wrong, it's not at all wearable, but not nearly as putrid as some have described.

What I get is pungent florals and algae, with a faint trace of milk. The green marine notes from the seaweed give it a peculiar slimy texture, but also a sharpness that reminds me a bit of saliva, as if someone swished washing-up liquid around their mouth and then spat it onto the back of their hand to let it dry.

So yeah, pretty gross, but not exactly chemical waste. In fact once you get over the initial algae note, it's pretty much straight up dime store washing up liquid.

Dec
28
2013
asheble93
asheble93

Secretions Magnifiques by Etat Libre D'Orange:

Having just sampled five Etat Libre D'Orange offerings, this one stood out as one of the more singular contenders.

The scent itself has a very sweet and creamy milk opening, it is not like a fresh glass of milk, but rather one that has been set out long enough for it to become room temperature, and not yet sour over. For me, it is this milk aspect that conjures so much vehement opposition; I personally wish it had been executed more along the lines of "Blood Concept MA," with a more bitter and metallic tone. It was not, and as a result, the overall piece suffers. However, outside of the initial milk accord, There is a floral/fruit bouquet and salty note, which is most likely derived from the seaweed mentioned in the listed notes.

Additionally, the scent does have a bodily theme to it, which is not fully actualized because of the undershot milk note. It ends up being more hot and acrid, than raw and natural.

Overall, I feel this scent presents the world of perfume with an interesting concept, which ultimately fails in its execution at bringing something groundbreaking to its audience. While it does reveal exceptional note dynamics, it sadly does not merit a full bottle purchase.

Score: 6.5

Dec
19
2013
armaniboy
armaniboy

Indescribable,repulsive,nauseating and scary smell.the most disgusting fragrance I have ever smelled. This doesn't smell of sex or penis....maybe a little bit of semen.The smell reminds me of someone's bad breath.a dry mouth,bloody gums and fellatio-cavity undertones.unbelievably bad smelling fragrance.10/10 for creativity -15/10 for the smell.

Nov
19
2013
TheCountess
TheCountess

I like it... It's very musky! I don't understand what's the big deal.

Nov
16
2013
SparkleGoth
SparkleGoth

I must have the weirdest skin chemistry and/or sense of smell because all I get from SM is laundry detergent and skin musk. reading the other reviews I think I am lucky. (and thank you to scorpiosheep for the sample.)

Nov
03
2013
thatsperf
thatsperf

Smelled this for the very first time at a niche perfume shop that just opened in my city. All I can say is, wow I'm underwhelmed. Sure, the metallic note is prominent but not as bad as other people think it smells like. Perhaps it's because the lady at the store sprayed one tiny spray at my wrist. I cannot smell semen, bodies or sweat whatsoever. The metallic note stands out the most, like blood. I'm used to it I suppose since I used to work at a blood bank! Maybe don't spray it liberally, one spray is enough and wear it during a cold day. Give it a try, be brave and form your own opinions about this fragrance.

Nov
03
2013
Pinnacos
Pinnacos

I wore this on my wedding day and was served divorce papers on the ride to the reception.

Oct
30
2013
shipit2
shipit2

Opened the sample, smelled it, threw it away.

It doesn't smell like blood, it is just a smell cacophony.
I got the milk and a bit of rusty coconut at first, then the metallic part grew bigger, then it was just disgusting - too many notes that doesn't work well together.

I do not recommend buying it, even the sample. it's not unique, it's just smell bad.

Oct
30
2013
markpadilla13
markpadilla13

this is perfect for halloween parties

Oct
25
2013
busik
busik

I was expecting more "tin". The long-awaited rusty scissors are not scented, no blood, no sperm, there is some kind of cold aloof note. And there are gentle floral fragrance. Generally noticed that all the ELDO scents the air-With inspiration-inspired. This they have added a note to an artificial seaweed in the wild they smell different. But this note is on the way delicate flowers, hit in the nose, as a bedbug scare, but after an hour dissolves and you're left in watercolor. For experiment 5+, and then I want to enjoy it a perfume, I'm curious to play by those rules.

Sep
24
2013
deadidol
deadidol

As far as generating hysterical reactions goes, Etat Libre d'Orange nailed it with Sécrétions Magnifiques. Yet the real controversy is that scent itself isn't nearly as terrifying as people make it out to be.

Opening with a striking juxtaposition of waxy plastic and marine notes, this is essentially a metallic floral crossed with a powerful lactonic effect. There's a faint fresh, green aspect to it as well as a subtle bread tone that runs throughout, and it's essentially a linear wear that allows you to focus on and track the individual components as they conspire to produce a legitimately original fragrance. It doesn't smell overly synthetic, but the metal effect sits somewhere between the rusty sharpness of an old water tank and the kind of metallic taste that can periodically develop in one's mouth. And that's all set against a series of milky components that also includes a semi-sweet floral note. So, in essence, what you're getting is a series of clever juxtaposing notes aren't entirely discordant, but do catch you off guard and keep your mind racing back and forth between them. In this respect, it's brilliant.

Once you've adjusted to what it's doing and the scent has settled down a bit, it reads more as a long-lasting, bitter/sweet milk scent with some unusual nuances popping up throughout. It's not all that different in tone to Womanity—especially after a few hours of wearing it.

Is it avant-garde? Absolutely. Is it unwearable? Not at all—quite wearable, in fact, but clearly it's not going to be for everyone. The scent indeed creates some bodily associations (mainly through the metallic effect that could be read as saliva or blood), but these associations are partially reliant on the concept and the packaging which serves to amplify them further. Without these peripheral attributes, Sécrétions Magnifiques is simply a clever, unusual composition—which raises questions about the process of production in that it appears that ELdO essentially sacrificed a perfectly reasonable fragrance (one that's no more challenging than some of their others) for the sake of shock and curiosity. This is the exploitation of sex—a conceit that should be overly familiar to anyone with a passing awareness of the way mainstream perfume is marketed—only here, it's rendered as tongue-in-cheek and as cynically as the brand's other infamous mockeries of an industry that tends to take itself too seriously (the Tilda Swinton celebrity scent and the comedically contrarian Rien spring to mind). On the one hand, this has brought ELdO great publicity and respect from the perfumista; on the other, it's falsely demonized a scent that perhaps didn't deserve it. Frankly, it would be very easy to make something absolutely vile and unwearable from aroma chemicals and essential oils, so that's clearly not what this. Instead, it's a tastefully assembled and fully developed fragrance that's fascinating to analyze while wearing it.

There are far more offensive fragrances than this being sold in mainstream department stores on a daily basis, so if you're after a milky floral with some intriguing salty/metal facets, there might be safer options out there, but don't dismiss this based upon hyperbole and ELdO's apparently successful strategy of provocation.

Sep
21
2013
nadiraydin
nadiraydin

It's obviously a marketing tool for ELDO.

Really powerful scent gives you an exact feeling, takes you an another place. You may call it a masterpiece in it's own way. But it's definetly not a perfume i want to wear.

What does it feel like... You are in a cold hospital, you see steal surfaces, wet and bloody... And yes some sperm... It's possibly a room for autopsy... You also get the chemical smell of disinfecter they use for cleaning floors... There's no sign of "pretty things" here. Totally sick feeling.

If you are a dramatic person it can ruin your day psychologically and make you gag physically.

Try it for fun.

Sep
16
2013
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

I catch the metallic blood odor from... a bloody vagina.
that's where the name come from I guess!

But on the image we can see a phallus... so blood or sperm? I'll stay with my first imaging.

Sep
11
2013
MrsStyles143xx
MrsStyles143xx

I'm curious as to what this actually smells like now!

Sep
11
2013
Matt Oldham
Matt Oldham

This must contain ingredients that large numbers of people are anosmic to. Wasn't offensive to me in the least. I was disappointed.

Aug
30
2013
JeanMaurice
JeanMaurice

Really smell like blood! Whoaaaah! I like only it's originality, but it gives me a bit of nausea... strange scent! I will NEVER wear this stuff.

1/5 for the scent itself.
5/5 for originality.

Aug
27
2013
kamilleisamansname
kamilleisamansname

(Just ignore the identical comment below this one. I didn't notice that I was logged out when I posted it. My bad.)

Where do I even begin with this one? It smells like everything and nothing. Harsh, piercing opening notes of salt water, bleach, iodine, and rusting metal accompanied by the sweet, incense-like scents of sandalwood and opoponax, the floral, powdery, and soapy smell of orris root, and the fruity notes of coconut and peach (which seems to be the note some people interpret as milk, but which I found unmistakably peachy.)

Despite being advertised as smelling of human bodily fluids, there are no animalic notes present in Secretions Magnifiques. If this is supposed to smell like bodily fluids, then these aren't bodily fluids within the context of a living, breathing human being, these are more like bodily fluids that have been extracted, labelled, and stored neatly on shelves in the freezer room of a hospital. The lack of a warm, animalic component makes SM smell unnervingly sterile.

The first time I tried it I wasn't really taken aback. Aside from the sharp opening, it's rather vague smelling and inoffensive on my skin. It wasn't until a few days later that I sprayed it on some paper; big mistake. After that I understood why a lot of people claim the stuff smells godawful on them.

My review doesn't do the enigma of a fragrance that is Secretions Magnifiques justice. This is one of those fragrances you need to smell for yourself, as everyone has a different interpretation of it. If I had to sum up Secretions Magnifiques in one word it would have to be "nondescript."

Aug
05
2013
guest_
guest_

Where do I even begin with this one? It smells like everything and nothing. Harsh, piercing opening notes of salt water, bleach, iodine, and rusting metal accompanied by the sweet, incense-like scents of sandalwood and opoponax, the floral, powdery, and soapy smell of orris root, and the fruity notes of coconut and peach (which seems to be the note some people interpret as milk, but which I found unmistakably peachy.)

Despite being advertised as smelling of human bodily fluids, there are no animalic notes present in Secretions Magnifiques. If this is supposed to smell like bodily fluids, then these aren't bodily fluids within the context of a living, breathing human being, these are more like bodily fluids that have been extracted, labelled, and stored neatly on shelves in the freezer room of a hospital. The lack of a warm, animalic component makes SM smell unnervingly sterile.

The first time I tried it I wasn't really taken aback. Aside from the sharp opening, it's rather vague smelling and inoffensive on my skin. It wasn't until a few days later that I sprayed it on some paper; big mistake. After that I understood why a lot of people claim the stuff smells godawful on them.

My review doesn't do the enigma of a fragrance that is Secretions Magnifiques justice. This is one of those fragrances you need to smell for yourself, as everyone has a different interpretation of it. If I had to sum up Secretions Magnifiques in one word it would have to be "nondescript."

Aug
05
2013
ekoeko
ekoeko

I am the one that bought a full bottle, and will buy again :) Loved it from the first sniff. Yes, this perfume is not for eveyone, one must be strong enough to wear it. If you think of perfume as "office appropriate", "wedding appropriate" etc., then you should rather stick to what Sephora offers. Sincerely :)

Aug
04
2013
CherryPicker
CherryPicker

Ewugh, gross. That's all!

Aug
01
2013
MartinGreen
MartinGreen

What happened just now? Did my skin got vaporized by an ozon-gun?
This scent is what I imagine corpses smell like in a science fiction movie.

Originality has its price. Sometimes you overshoot and try to be too original. Unfortunately that happened to ELDO with this scent. Where it otherwise pays off so nicely with this brand, all you want to do with this scent is to scrub it off! And good luck with that, it sticks to you skin like it was burned into it.

Jul
24
2013
2746cstreet
2746cstreet

I was honestly afraid to try this because of the reviews. I like perfume, I don't want perfume to make me vomit. Still, I kept looking at the notes and thinking I really like all of those things. So I got a sample off Surrender to Chance.
Well, at first I was pleasantly surprised. I smelled a lot of coconut. Then Secretions started to smell strongly of orris mixed with seaweed. I didn't smell blood, or semen but I did get a weird, earthy and salty smell.
How terrible is this fragrance? To me, it's nothing on par with some of the horror stories written below. I don't really care for it, but that's because it just smells awkward. These notes do not compliment one another and don't make for a particularly nice perfume.

Jul
20
2013
beavisbonce
beavisbonce

A walk along the sandy shore as the storm is lifting. Sun appears and warms the air evaporating the rain from the washed up seaweed. The grey clouds disperse and the tangy electric air is clearing. You inhale deeply the damp saltiness. It's fresh and bracing. You feel relaxed. Looking along the tide line at the rubbish left from the waves. You find a rubber johnny. You flick it into the air on your stick and you get a splash on your face. Zing gasp gag retch. That's secretions magnifique!

Jul
14
2013
vanillary29
vanillary29

I can't believe it is the same nose that has created my beloved gorgeous Crystal Noir. The mere thought of this "fragrance" makes me feel sick.

Jul
14
2013
NOEXECE
NOEXECE

Masterpiece..Not for anyone..
I love rarities and original poetry.

Jul
07
2013
SimplyOliver
SimplyOliver

Absolute masterpiece, very pleasing fragrance !

Nah, kidding. Secretion Magnifiques is a bit too "weird" for my tastes, but it's still... intriguing. I'd give it 2 points just for being original and daring. But that's all about it. Because on the other hand it's really unpleasant and disturbing. Oh, and for those who know "Blood Concept" fragrances (missing in Fragrantica's database), this is pretty similar.

For me this is more like an experimental fragrance. I'd never wear it. But it's worth a whiff.

Jun
03
2013
Na0
Na0

UPDATE to my previous review : 3 persons from my entourage love it as I do !

I'm so happy to make known this weird but interesting fragrance. I don't tell them what it supposed to smell before they try it, this a priori ruins the experience, in my opinion.

Maybe I have a magical skin which makes it floral, light and pleasant, I don't know x). I swear, forget about the name and the "sexual" a priori and you will see that it's not as disturbing as it's supposed to be.

For now, I'll be its devil's advocate ! :D

Jun
03
2013
Na0
Na0

Ok, second review... I gave it another chance, just after watching some good reviews about it on YouTube (Yes, it exists some !)

The fact is... I don't know if it's my skin which is really weird, or my nose, or even my brain. But...

Second try. I actually enjoyed it. Not a big love, yes, but a like.

Why ? Well, I think that the most important thing about it is DON'T smell it right after applying it. Give it few seconds just to evaporate a little. The seaweed becomes less sharp (This is that disturbing note, I think) and then, you will smell a sort of metallic flower, like if someone has created a "Silver iris soaked on milk".

You have to know about me that I love the smell of milk. So well, summarize !

- Seaweed is not so agressive after few minutes
- The milk comes to, with a delicate floral note, deposite itself on a cold metal, like if you're smelling... Hmm.. Like an iron bar, outside.
- I also slightly smell a resinous note, very discrete one, is it the opoponax ?
- I still don't get the coconut and sandalwood, on the other side...

I think, the most wise advice I could give you is to don't smell it directly, wait, and then, smell it as if it was an atmosphere, not emphatically.

Learn to wait... before judging it hastily

Learn to hate... before giving it a second chance

Learn to dare... before wearing it, and let it evolve

Learn to share... by not telling people what it's supposed to smell, let them discovering this strange but interesting fragrance. And by not attract attention directly on it, but let them discovering as an atmosphere.

May
29
2013
pure
pure

Who are the people who buy a full bottle? Yes, it's disgusting. It makes me laugh to think that everyone thought it might be different than the reviews say. They trolled us!

May
22
2013
JoeMacchiato
JoeMacchiato

Blood and just unpleasant.

May
22
2013
irinalmazova
irinalmazova

Awful awful awful, disgusting, what else can i say!

Apr
26
2013
kimmy31
kimmy31

Mostly seaweed to me and dirty seawater. Tried to wash it off and its not coming off. I smell like I took a dip in the sea and have not showered in a few days. My fiancée told me I'm not allowed to sleep in bed tonight. I feel I'm going to get a scrub down by him. :-O

Apr
18
2013
migueldematos
migueldematos

I really want to smell this! Anybody has a sample? PM me!

Apr
18
2013
amanita68
amanita68

I was prepared for a total olfactory abomination when I tried this, so I cautiously took the first sniff and immediately wanted to throw up. I was not sure if this was due to expectation or if it was really my own reaction so I waited a while.

The second sniff gave me a disturbing combination of florals and other things, somewhat like a whore's handbag but a tidy whore; one who keeps her cheap perfume, her used condoms and used sanitary products all in that handbag - for too long.

At the third sniff, I still wanted to throw up, but tried to get a grip, compose myself and assess this scent in a logical manner, because, after all, it is a fragrance that is marketed to sell is it not?

I must be over reacting?

No commercially produced perfume could be that awful?

And then I thought. . . .

No! It is really not the commercial perfume to sell millions . . . .

It is the dead sheep beautifully displayed on the floor of the art gallery . . .

But expressed in perfumery . . .

Not to sell millions, but to make a statement. . .

I would not want to wear that olfactory statement any more than I would want to display a dead sheep in my home, but I suppose it may be considered to be art, whether I like it or not.

I suppose . . . ?

Apr
05
2013
Dryne
Dryne

MON DIEU CE QUE CA PUE!

Apr
04
2013
d-d-d-drew
d-d-d-drew

Yikes! I just received a sample decant of this from a daring Ebay fragrance enthusiast.

I don't want to hurl right away, but there's certainly something disturbing about this scent. It's not quite right, like something sweet or floral that just went bad (you know how someone sprays pot-pourri to cover up poo?), and that salty marine accord does tend to evoke bodily fluids that shouldn't be made public. I think it's also the milky + metallic combo that translates to blood, which doesn't gross me out too, too much. And no, I'm not a vampire.

I'm glad I got a sample and only a sample of this kind of icky, in your face, putrid stench. I suppose you can't fully appreciate the beautiful without the ugly to give you some perspective. If that's the case, Secretions Magnifique is magnificently on the opposite end of the spectrum of pleasant smells.

Everyone should whiff this at least once in your life. Twice may be too much.
Okay, gonna go scrub this off my arm as best I can now! Ew!

ADDENDUM:
Okay, this is the perfect Zombie fragrance.
It just...WON'T...DIE!!! =(

Mar
29
2013
Smelly beast
Smelly beast

I got this bottle as a joke, I wanted to blind buy a highly controversial fragrance and I ended up getting this one and Lutens' Musc Koublai Kahn. When I first smelled Secretions i just laughed because i didnt expect it to smell the way it does. Its a cloying aquatic white floral that smells metallic and chemical, the fisrt representing blood and the second semen.

I wasn't shocked as I expected but the blood note is VERY disturbing on my skin and makes me wanna puke. And the worst thing is that it sticks to skin like nothing else. I took a bath to take it out and it didn't work. It lasted all day long...

In the end you get a very bold concept and a highly unwearable fragrance. Too gimmicky for my opinion

1 ouf of 5

Mar
22
2013
carlayorke
carlayorke

I would like to try this, but I don't know if it's sold here where I live. Get a sample online, I guess.

Or just locate a bottle of 'Success', Donald Trump's fragrance. Might find one garage saleing this summer if I'm lucky.

Maybe Etat Libre d'Orange should produce something called 'Irony, Trumped'. Or how about 'Trump d'Ironique'.

I do not know how much these scents cost, but they seem somewhat exclusive. Therefore I find it amusing that they have been Trumped on this one.
Note: in a previous version of this Fragrantica file on this cologne, it was compared to Trump's 'Success' which I found to be pretty awesome (the comparison, not necessarily 'Success' which I've not tried).

Mar
22
2013
SuperPookie
SuperPookie

All I can say about this is "don't believe the hype". In the vial it is a rather nondescript floral. Once applied it has a strong milk note that mixes with the Iris. After approximately 15 minutes it developed a somewhat tropical aroma, with a undercurrent of something slightly sour. My teenage daughter said it smelled like stale flowers.No hints of blood, semen or saliva. All in all while I didn't enjoy this perfume there are many that are much worse. It does last forever though. I've never tried anything else with this longevity.

Feb
25
2013
lettyb76
lettyb76

WARNING: Do not sniff this if you are pregnant or you will vomit. I bought a sample size of Secretions Magnifiques as a novelty. I figured my husband and I would have a big laugh about it.

In no way does this smell like sex to me. First, I smelled it out of the glass vile. From the glass vile, it smelled pretty much like any other perfume. Then, I put it on my hand. The first few minutes on my skin it smelled similar, but with an added metallic note to it. Many minutes later, it started smelling like urine. It reminded me of my little cousin who used to wet the bed. Now, it smells just like a neglected child who is forced to wear her mother's generic hooker perfume to cover up the fact that nobody has given her a bath or washed her clothes in a very very long time. To add insult to injury, the child has been eating wet catfood straight out of the can and has some of the food stuck in her hair.

Calling this perfume "disgusting" is an understatement. It's actually depressing and exploitative to the point that the stench made me want to call Child Protective Services. I won't be letting my husband smell my hand; I love him too much to expose him to something this disturbing and putrid.

If you want to smell like this, all you have to do is rub catfood in your armpits and urinate on yourself.

On a positive note, my cat really liked it. She kept purring and rubbing her face against my hand (I guess she likes stinky smells).

Feb
06
2013
Deefit
Deefit

The reviews are overpowering, haha. And what a compliment to other perfumes to have this scent listed as something it reminded people of.

Feb
03
2013
silagelover
silagelover

What to say about this that hasn't already been said... I got a Etat Libre D'Orange sample box and had to try this notorious scent out! My first impression sniffing it out of the bottle was alchohol, slightly pleasant florals then BAM some type of protein type metallic freshness that is commonly smelled in meat, and raw egg whites. The longer I let the stopper dry the stronger and 'less fresh' the smell became, I tentatively put some on my hand and have been periodically smelling it for the last half hour. On skin initially it smells sort of like I made a meat loaf with beef that had been sitting out on the counter for 2 -3 days, with eggs, celery or onions in it, and maybe a little fish and mixed it with my hands then smelled them. At times it also reminds me of a dirty hospital or unclean lady parts. Didn't get much semen, sweat, and just a little saliva, mostly blood/eggwhite (but not human blood but cow's blood).
Once it settles though it smells like a sort of clean non-descript aquatic scent like a less salty womanity without the fig notes.
From far away this smells clean and sort of nice, but close up you pick up the protein notes.
SM couldn't be less sexy if it tried, this is the smell of sadness.

Jan
31
2013
ulexite89
ulexite89

parti pour acheter "nombril immense " mais déçu par le manque de présence du patchouli ,je vient a sentir "sécrétions magnifique " ce fut le coup de foudre ce parfum ,sa fraicheur son odeur iodée qui rappel les vacances a la mer avec un fond sucré surement donné par l'opoponax son coté métallique n'est pas désagréable sa tenu dans le temps est très bonne et ne vire pas .Peut être convient il mieux a une peau plus acide de blond comme la mienne ?mais je ne lui trouve rien de désagreable ni de sexuel encore moins de sang simplement une note de fraicheur qui perdure dans le temps sans entêter le voisinage ,conclusion "je le kif grave " une belle réalisation unique et rare

Jan
31
2013
trueblue19
trueblue19

I thought I had high tolerance to the so-called 'odd' scents but Secretions Magnifiques just proved how naive I was. Smelling from the sample, I thought: hmmm, not something pretty but not deserve the notoriety either. So I took courage and applied it on my wrist...Biggest mistake ever!!! This literally worked like a whisk in my stomach and for the very first time in my life I had to jump up and run to wash it off. I don't get any of the notes listed, probably just a tiny bit of seaweed due to the aquatic fishy smell. It doesn't smell like blood, saliva, sperm or sweat but all these blended together and preserved in a sealed jar for a century.

Every home should keep a small vial of this as a first-aid emetic in case someone in your family had food poisoning. Also girls who want to shed a few extra pounds, look no further: use this on a daily basis will definitely suppress your appetite to none because it not only lingers on your skin but also in your mind.

SM, what a name. Sorry but I'm no sadist to abuse the nose of people around me, nor a masochist to be scourged by such a devil.

P.S. Why do they have to make this the longest lasting scent out of the whole line?

Jan
25
2013
yazounet
yazounet

worst ever!!! I couldnt stop having nausea ...arghh

Jan
20
2013
freshcultureshock
freshcultureshock

Why does no one have this listed as their signature scent?!

Jan
19
2013
Luiza16
Luiza16

Metallic smell that brings sense of uneasiness...
Not as bad as some say but you won't catch me wearing it on my next night out ;-)
Thumbs Up for originality!

Jan
12
2013
blauriche
blauriche

It's weird because the actual scent isn't so horrible, but somehow it makes my stomach turn. I've never smelled a fragrance that made me feel like I was going to vomit before. It smells sort of like urine to me, but whatever it is, I find myself agreeing that it is NASTY. To be honest I'm a little disappointed. I thought it would be so amusing if I had liked it. It's weird because there's also this Dial liquid soap thing going on in there too. gross.

Jan
08
2013
EauSensuelle
EauSensuelle

OMG. This perfume is, well, let's face it : nothing short of horrible.

Secretions are a daily part of our life. From blood ranging to saliva, they are the secretions without which we cannot live. These secretions are therefore utmost important and are highly needed to sustain life. In my humble opinion, though, I don't think someone would like to smell like the secretions our bodies today are so famous for.

Blood, sweat, sperm and saliva are not supposed to smell good. Sure, it's a great idea, but can we refrain it to an idea only? I don't think it smells "like an olfactory coitus" in any way. Those little moments at night smell dirty, but they smell exciting.
These scents are those which no one can or should recreate.

To see the funny side of things, it's basically like a nerd wearing huge glasses and a lab coat sitting inside a chemistry lab, jacking off and cutting himself up at the same time. It's just disgusting.

Don't wear this. Who would, anyway? Secretions Magnifiques was a bizzare and wonderful idea, but even horrible would be an understatement. I appreciate the creativity and hard work gone into this perfume; a scent like this could easily be unbearable. But, however many attempts you make to make something that actually smells sexy with such ingredients, I have no doubt, you will fail. And that, I think, sums up the coitus of Secretions Magnifiques rather precisely.

Dec
31
2013
pixiepuff
pixiepuff

Ok. I was apprehensive to test this. I put it on paper first. It's very, very metallic in the opening. Like the smell of a tin (I think a tuna tin is probably the closest tin) that you wash up for the recycling bin. Also like a copper coin taste/smell on your hands if you have been handling them. Underneath this smell is a sweet perfume that is actually nice but the metallic smell almost dwarfs it. But it is there everytime you take a sniff. Completely jacks up your senses because of this. "Euw, stomach clenching metal scent/ooh pretty smell - no! don't think that!/...and back to the metal again" lol.

Got my husband to smell it on the paper. He liked it! He found it interesting. So I got him to try it on his wrist. It was a less screechy metal note on skin but still very obviously present. He said he found it unique and liked that fact. This really shocked me because he only ever seems to compliment the usual fruity, vanilla girly type scents. (Maybe the idea of the smell of sex is the only reason he thinks he likes it).

It certainly didnt conjure up dead bodies/crime scenes or send me screaming to the shower to scrub myself down. All of those types of reviews really made me scared to try this, lol!

On the paper, it didn't change much - maybe more of the sandalwood crept through but thats it. I will smell it in the morning and see...

Dec
29
2012
kambelzful
kambelzful

smells like metallic blood, vaginal fluids and sperm, topped with a bouquet of sour flowers. Almost like if you had just finished having very disgusting, dirty, sweaty, bloody sex. wtf? weirdest thing I have ever smelled.

Dec
20
2012
xsmghn
xsmghn

Yes...it does smell like nothing you have ever smelt before.
The first sniff feels like a sharp and cold knife cutting through your brain.
But it is like a drug..you want more..it generates strange visions in your head..the dirty ones..
Many things have been said about this perfume. I have one word to describe it. RANCID.
But beautifully rancid. Let's admit it, we all crave for something dark and gloomy from time to time. we all like to see a violent movie once in a while. same with this perfume...once in a while you will need to put in on and feel...dirty.
i love it!

Dec
19
2012
9-na
9-na

Oh, to be sick of it for the first five hours or so, I felt like taking breakfast all the way up... because I could smell fish that was gutted, blood, something that screamed "Metal!", blood again and sperm. Then the fish and blood and metal waved goodbye. Sperm didn't. It got mixed with something just as wonderful - warm, beautiful, sun-kissed. The kind of scent I felt mostly in vintages, too. It got woody chipre in it, and a bit floral with sperm. Then, five hours later, give or take, it was sperm and musk and apple. Then, for about five hours again, sperm and musk. I loved it, fish and all.

Nov
17
2012
fazli ikram
fazli ikram

i have tested..i love it...i smell the flowers wrapped in nuances of all the accord..i agree to the following comment by LT
Stupendous secretions! The Dada name had me drooling. The fragrance is both less and far more than I expected: It is not an animalic (supposedly) raunchy thing that works on the assumption that we collect soiled underwear or frequent the same nightclubs as cats and dogs. It is, however, an elegant fresh floral in the manner of Parfums de Nicolaï’s Odalisque, given a demonic twist by a touch of a stupendous bilge note, which, my vibrational nose tells me, can only be a nitrile. I remember years ago mounting an impassioned defense of a forgotten Quest material called Marenil, which smelled just like that: oily, metallic, entirely wrong, and begging to be used intelligently. I’m delighted to see it was possible...

love it ..test it with an open mind and do not be influenced by others comment...

Nov
17
2012
Descartes
Descartes

This is a unique fragrance and I am really addicted to it, it feels revitalizing and sharp; ideal to wear with suit and tie; it feels elegant and sophisticated. Sécrétions Magnifiques features iodized accord (includes Azurone), adrenaline accord, blood accord, milk accord, iris, coconut, sandalwood and opoponax. A great olfactory experience. The dry down is vaguely powdery and floral.

Nov
16
2012
reinhard5490
reinhard5490

"curiousity kills the cat"

a quotations that I should always remember. since now, curiousity almost kills me, literally. but lets be honest, as a human being, when we heard about a fragrance that smells so awful, delivering you sperm, blood and saliva... what would be your reaction? fear? disgusted? no. we're curious

I cant wait to get a sample from my friend. been 2 months and counting. I heard there's a promo for ELDO in neighbouring city, why not hit it? I come and get myself a bottle of SM

my initial spray
its not too bad. almost musky, actually. but within seconds, its start turned into... salty, fishy scent that reminds me of vaginal fluids with iron notes... like blood. the result is not just off-putting, I must say that I almost threw up immediately. its nauseously-inducing and so strong! I was taken into a world where everything is a terror of your nose, where your brain think that vomiting is the only way because your stomach start to whirl in disgust stench

yes. it is THAT bad. and its worth EVERY pennies. to feel something that no one ever create before, its priceless, experience the unexpected shocks... its horrible but also inviting at the same time, like having sex for the first time, it might be painful for 2 days, but the price is worth it.

my sense of smells getting slightly better after that, probably ELDO SM have had reboot my nose, literally

Oct
25
2012
jadejoann4
jadejoann4

It is possible that those who are not offended by this odorous maligned "perfume" have not been exposed to what it actually smells like....smegma. As a public health nurse in my younger days, I worked with homeless or very poor patients and when some of those patients removed their pants, it smelled like this perfume. Not kidding, not exaggerating. I had no expectations when I first received a sample, I hadn't seen the phallic symbol but when I put it up to my nose, OMG. I was mad that someone actually made this and I actually sniffed it. It IS bad and I can't imagine anyone liking this. It is a very offensive stench.

Oct
11
2012
Osrockoo
Osrockoo

only thing i can add is that, i tried diesel zero plus, and i could smell blood, no clue what note combination creates this scent illusion, 2 odor notes probably sometimes cause a heterodyning effect that creates a new sum and difference of the 2 thats entirely different (maybe)

Oct
08
2012
hope.nesmith
hope.nesmith

I oh so tentatively sniffed the sample of this- not anything to get excited about. Tried some on my hubby's wrist. Nothing shocking. Cleanish smelling? He agreed that the scent was inoffensive, but developed a smashing headache within minutes and had to scrub.

My question is this: If it smells good to me, as in non-controversial, just like a regular scent- is that how it will smell to other people if I wear it? Or is the horror of this scent in te nose of the beholder rather than in the chemistry of the wearer?

Oct
08
2012
saguna
saguna

Nothing, exactly nothing more than our psychic working with this one. Random smell of something like my first homemade perfumes ( rose petals, sugar and water) mixed with some grass, lemonade, etc.
This shouldn't be called a perfume.
Do they actually sell it and people buy it?

Aug
22
2012
puddley
puddley

BLEURGH! and OOH?

This is a curiosity indeed, quite possibly the worst thing I have ever smelt (apart from olfactory hallucinations whilst on the anti-smoking drug - Champix!)

I appreciate Etat Libre's attempt at creating a thing of wonder but really, this is it?
For me, this is the smell:
You are six years old and exploring a beach rock pool, you happen upon something a bit interesting and dead, eg. bit of manky crab claw that a sea bird has already had a good go at. You collect it in your bucket with some other bits of curiosities such as sea weed and pretty shells. you take it back to the caravan where you are vacationing and keep said bucket hidden in a special place under your bed. The next day the sun heats up the caravan and you return to the bedroom and it's all pervading noxious fishy death stench has filled the room. This is Secretions Magnifique.
As for the spunky reference, yes, a little, but if ever someone actually releases this smell from their body it's time for a trip to the doctor.
Glad I got chance to smell this cult wonder (on my leg, too scared for the wrist). Glad I won't be doing it again.

Aug
21
2012
saguna
saguna

You are all bad people. When I have read your opinions, I clicked on : Available on Ebay. And there we have , a sample, with an option to Buy It Now.

So I bought.
Like trilions samples before. Because of you ALL :)

Aug
20
2012
renperd
renperd

"What does this smell like?" I asked a friend who's not interested in perfume at all, holding out the sample vial. After a good few seconds: "I don't know, but it's sour." Later the evening, having sprayed my hand once, same question. "Oh, that's quite nice" showing no interest at all.

I wore two sprays out today, applied to the nape of the neck. Yes, the topnotes are challenging, but after about twenty minutes Sécrétions reminds me of two perfumes: Realm Men and Swiss Army. They share a metallic note that makes the whole thing smell cheap.

I think I've tamed Sécrétions and will use the rest of the vial, this time four shots to the neck. It's not bottle worthy though.

Aug
19
2012
Fleurfine
Fleurfine

I too got intrigued because of the hype around it and I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. I was so sure I wasn't going to let a fragrance
dominate me and force me to scrub only because it stinks. No not me, I'm tough, I'm too stubborn for that.

I will start by saying Secretions Magnifiques is not nearly as bad as I thought.
Ready with a puke bag in hand the first time I opened the tiny vial and.. immediately got welcomed by a whispering iris. Encouraged by the lack of pure olfactory horror, I dabbed both wrists with a fair amount.

By the time I had put the vial away I knew I'd made a mistake. Beneath that flowery veil lurks a big sly seamonster. It is seaweed in abundance and it makes it very hard to detect anything else.
Maybe some animalic fleshnote somewhere in the background but not much more.

The problem with SM is not so much its smell in itself, it is what that smell does to your brain. It gets annoying, inconceivable. I had to get it off before I went nuts.
Unfortunately for me, the scent is persistant, not only on your skin but it actually does spread through the room and lingers on.

Now, I have given this a fair chance. By now I wore it on three different occassions and on one of those I made it to two hours before scrubbing.
I'm happy with that, it's been enough.

Aug
01
2012
josine75
josine75

I ordered a sample of this perfume out of curiosity based on its description. Although I would never ever buy this fragrance, I don't regret the sample at all! For me, it was highly interesting to experience the heavy reactions it provoked: both revulsion and attraction.From nearby, this perfume almost made me puke. It reminded me of unwashed, incontinent old people (sorry..). From a distance, it didn't smell bad at all, quite nice frankly, which confused me. After sniffing my wrist several times intermittently, I decided to wash it off thorougly because I could no longer stand the nauseating effect it had on me. Sécrétions magnifiques has left me confused, repulsed but intrigued as well...

Jul
21
2012
Anvil_of_the_Sun
Anvil_of_the_Sun

It’s interesting to watch people’s reaction to this scent. Often they laugh or giggle. Some come out with expletives. I think that, in one sense, this is what perfumer Antoine Lie was aiming at: a success in scandal. But I think this scent deserves to be considered more carefully. It aims to shock and astonish, but there is more to it than its power to outrage. Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring was, in all probability, designed in part to generate the fierce response it met at its first performance, but it—and, I think, SM—are more than mere provocations. The first thing that many reviewers miss about SM is how well it is made. It is a very easy thing to make a scent that is annoying, irritating, even nauseating—witness any of the seemingly endless parade of ill-conceived and ill-put-together concoctions that the fragrance industry pumps out every year. SM is challenging and different, but it is carefully structured and balanced. There is cohesion here, and interest: the individual elements cohere, forming a single accord in which individual notes are still, tantalisingly, detectable. SM is an expression of the perfumer’s art—the deliberate selection and balancing of notes to form a complex whole—and, as an expression of that art, it is a high achievement. The second thing which I think many reviewers miss is that SM is a work of art in that it represents, evokes, and comments in an artful way. It is analogous to a short story or a poem. To anticipate my conclusion, I think that it is in this regard that SM deserves the highest accolade, in that it shows very forcefully how perfume can be a fully-fledged art, rather than merely a decorative craft: SM represents aspects of the world which are important to us, and does so in a way which makes us see those aspects more vividly, makes us reflect upon them. This, at least, is the view I would like to advocate and argue for. It will be helpful, before trying to make my case, to say something about what smelling SM is like for me. I must say that, the first time I experienced it I found it deeply disturbing. I had the Yuk response that many reviewers report, but my strongest reaction was less simple and less straightforwardly visceral. The simplest way to put it was that the opening of the scent, and its central accord, evoked for me the intense, febrile, and sometimes confused atmosphere of my adolescent experience of my own sexuality. It brought back hazy memories, a mood, and an atmosphere. Echoes of so many smells and feelings: swimming headlong into the side of a municipal swimming pool so that your lip and teeth make sharp contact with a metal rail; running hard cross country in cold weather until the frost bites at your sinuses and your own snot has the savour of flint sparks; spunk; metallic sweat; saliva on the back of your hand where you’ve licked at a bramble scratch; the iodine rankness of a rockpool steeped in noon sunshine ... Now a more careful and dispassionate description of a skin-test: coolly sweet floral opening; winey, but quite dry; the metallic/blood/milk/cum notes emerge relatively slowly. They are disquieting and, in what they evoke, disturbing and even unpleasant, but the smell … the smell, considered as a unified and yet complex whole, can only be described as beautiful. The third thing that many reviewers miss is that, when this scent begins to settle, it becomes much more tractable—still distinctive, still not something that one can be utterly at ease with, but definitely something that one can enjoy. Here’s one narrative that may parallel the experience of SM. A young couple in their 20s head off on a trip to the tropics. They don’t really know each other very well. They feel a kind of compulsion to be together, but they bitch and fight a lot too—there’s an underlying thread of jealousy and mistrust between them that they can’t quite break through. One night they get embroiled in a session of slammer drinking which gets a little tense and confused. They fight—stumbling out into the thick wet dark away from the beach. In the hot confusion of the night they hurt one another, maybe it's entirely accidental, maybe there was some drunken spite there. There are half-assed apologies which don’t go right and for a while it looks like the fight might get serious, but then suddenly they’re making love—still rough, still not quite trusting one another, but intensely making contact. They lie for a while, then stumble in the direction of the surfwash. They strip and swim in the sea—shown their place by the implacable and indifferent force of the waves, making them fear for their lives as they struggle to get their footing coming out of the surf. Back at the little pyramid of their clothes and backpack they anoint one another with oil. Salt water mingles with coconut. The first blush of sunrise colours the horizon ... So, SM is not a bad joke—it is humorous, even witty, but it does have, I think, more serious intent. If nothing else it should expand our view of what perfume is, and what it can be: SM is an evocation, an artful representation of the visceral (it’s important here that it conveys an artist’s impressions of these things, and is not merely a replica, or attempted replica, of some visceral smells). SM is a work of art. Try it—let it disgust you, if it has that power; but once you’ve experienced that first, gut, response, wait, and think more. See what story comes to your mind as you experience its development, what feelings it dredges up. Good luck with what you find. Perfume is dead, long live perfume as art.

Jul
19
2012
molliedollie
molliedollie

Talk about a knee-jerk reaction to perfume. For me, Secretions Magnifiques was abject terror distilled into a bottle. Intrusive, metallic, and salty.

I mean, it nearly gave me a panic attack in the store, but that's better than being bored.

And the person next to me (who was brave) sprayed it on his skin without trying a blotter first, getting lightly salty, milky coconut. It smelled more like coming home from the beach after a very long day than abject terror. I liked smelling Secretions Magnifiques on him. There was a carnal hint in there, of sweat maybe, but apparently my skin chemistry went a few steps further than his did- skipping carnal and settling somewhere around horrific.

Jul
19
2012
paulhunter
paulhunter

Why, oh why, did I click on the advertisement picture...

Jul
12
2012
EnPassant
EnPassant

One word: REPUGNANT.

One thought: Luca T. you're a problematic person! Really!!! How can you give 5 stars to this thing? ...Nautic floral?!? LOL

I'm with Chandler Burr... and as he said, this thing is "completely unwearable".

And please... some people says things about "art" and "what's possible in perfumery" trying to make this beast a little less horrible... Come on... This ain't art, this ain't fragrance!

P.S. Experiment: Asked two people who didn´t know the reputation of this monster to help me... They liked when I put this on them..."nasty salt floral" gradma said!!! Does the bad reputation is the 'big deal' here? Anyway, whatever... DISGUSTING!!!

Jul
12
2012
MrsLetterO
MrsLetterO

You can't be afraid of a perfume... even if it isn't really a perfume as such. I got a full set of etat for testing, of which one is Secretions. This doesn't really smell of much. Like many have said, salty, metallic (a bit like after you've held a piece of rusty metal for too long), and the iodine type thing going on. There is a slight hint of sandalwood underneath, and that's all. I've smelt some bad things because I've worked in a lab all my life... and believe me when I say 2 mercaptoethanol and other thiols make Secretions smell like flowers, but I see absolutely no point in wearing or buying it if you can't like it, so it serves no function.

Jul
09
2012
scorpiosheep
scorpiosheep

Well I have to agree with everyone who says it is vile. I gave it an hour, sniffing at 10 min intervals, to see if there were any redeeming features, there were not, so I scrubbed. A point in its favour is that it is tenacious and had to be scrubbed several times. At least I can say I've smelled it (but I wish I hadn't).

The notes? Well, animalic I suppose, definitely a lot of salt but not marine, salt from semen or blood. NO OTHER NOTES. I found that it didn't project at all but stayed close to the skin. If you are the type who would wear it I would suggest that you get intimate with your partner instead, and then have a shower please.

EK says this is not a perfume. I agree. It is a chemical experiment. Maybe the perfumers are satisfied with what they achieved in this respect, but it is really not something that should ever have been put on the market.

Jul
03
2012
lisa.vokorina
lisa.vokorina

it's not woody, it's aquatic.

It smells salty and is similar to Womanity. However, SM is much more metallic.

It also smells like wet fur and a little bit of blood. Really edgy and sexy. They only let me spray it in the street 'cause everybody in the shop hates it)))

I got a sample, but feel scared to wear it in public. Why, maybe I'll wear it to an S&M session, if I ever go there.

Update: ok, I am wearing this at work today. A workmate has just said something smells interesting and nice. No one has complained. Is this my body chemistry?

Jun
16
2012
sweetiepea161616
sweetiepea161616

Um, wow. Semen and blood? I can't believe someone beat Lady Gaga to the punch! (She really did say she wanted her perfume to smell reminiscent of blood and semen, I'm not joking). This sounds so bad that I must try it!!!!

Jun
15
2012
X fragrant
X fragrant

This opening can be unbearable, perhaps even unpleasantly caustic...bloody bloody animalic! The olfactory attack is visceral here...might just trigger primal fears.
...I think that if you can survive the opening (about 1 hour) what awaits you is a floral linen drydown.

Jun
13
2012
d_l_esmond
d_l_esmond

It starts with a rather old fashioned cheap perfume smell, I guess the iris. Then it turns metallic and then the iodine hits you, which then brings up the blood. I can’t detect anything else, I’m afraid. Amazing longevity, still metallic and a bit musky even after several attempts to wash it off.
Not pleasant and doesn’t quite live up to the marketing hype in conjuring up all those smells. More like a chemical experiment gone wrong, without redeeming features. One has to work hard on the associations it is meant to create, which then underlies the artificiality of it.

May
28
2012
EK
EK

I just bought a sample set of perfumes from Etat Libre d'Orange, and of course I had to test this notorious fragrance right away.

I don't smell blood. I don't smell dirty vagina. I don't smell sperm.

I don't know WHAT I smell, but it is not perfume. This is not a perfume. I have no clue what they manufactured here, it's definitely unpleasant and it's not a perfume.

30 mins and I gave up. I had to scrub twice to get it off me. I agree, it's awful. Is it rot I smell?

May
26
2012
PrincessAzurea
PrincessAzurea

Just an ugly fragrance hyped with a silly, salacious, attention-seeking markteting description.

May
24
2012
perhapspersephone
perhapspersephone

With all these glowing reviews, I think I may just have to buy this for my boss lady.... sounds like it would be right up her alley.

May
15
2012
krisa.kola
krisa.kola

No matter what anyone says, this is REALLY REALLY bad. I encourage everyone to try it (I bought a sample @ Lucky Scent), just for the fun of it AND to explore what the world of scents has to offer.. A real sensory experience, what can I say.
But I really advise you not to pull a strong sniff, because it's certain that will make your intestines want to escape out of your body.
Hm, what else.. It does smell of sperm.. Definitely a salty smell, blood - yeah, maybe some blood, too.. Would not say it smells anything like saliva or sweat, because the smell is so overpowering you cannot really define anything else besides before mentioned sperm&blood.
Yes, this is THE worst "perfume" ever.
(I hope there is no person who wears this.. even beggars smell better than this - on their own)

May
15
2012
Iluvsmellies
Iluvsmellies

As a lifelong and devoted sceptic, in spite of all the horror this thing seems to evoke, I could not believe that the notes shown could combine to be as bad as people are saying. Blood /saliva/sperm accords? LOL really. I'm a bit old for all that nonsense (45).

Despite all the silly sexual prose this is, after all, a perfume, created by an artist to the specification of a company, whose aim is to sell the product to appreciative customers of fine fragrances. So with that in mind, I opened the vial and placed a small dab in the little hollow beneath my thumb on my wrist.

I caught a waft of flower riding on an uncomfortable, gag-inducing note that is metallic/salty/bile. This is not pleasant. No, this is very unpleasant. I have smelt this smell at the end of a stomach bug, when I have wretched up everything I have and hit the green stuff that comes from the lowest depths of the digestive system. I am not trying to be poetic or melodramatic, it is that specific smell that dominates this thing. I showered and have removed this liquid but it is still haunting my nose and throat. No perfume has ever made me physically uncomfortable, not even Dazzling Silver which I found...challenging.

I have placed this sample in another sealable plastic bag and placed it far from my scent drawer while I decide what to do with it. It will never be opened again under my roof.

I can only ask WHY? WHY would anyone knowingly want to smell like this? WHY would someone hope to sell this as a fragrance?

As a piece of art I compare it to those odd things that appear for the Turner prize, messed up bed, preserved corpse, piece of road tarmac, you get the idea. Might make a statement of something but you wouldn't want it in your living space!

If I had not already smelt Charogne and Divin'Enfant and found them to be pleasing, I would not go near ELDO after experiencing SM.

I am afraid to say that it IS every bit as offensive as others are saying, it is not just the reputation and blurb, it is vile. This one should have been Sex Pistols :D I am sure Johny Rotten would endorse this as an enhancer for BO and halitosis.

Enjoy your sample!

UPDATE: Months on, I did open it again. I was ready for it this time. It still stinks, most of us shower off smells like those, not spray them on. A gimmicky statement fragrance, art yes, but not wearable except maybe to an S&M orgy.

May
12
2012
le mouchoir de monsieur
le mouchoir de monsieur

"Secretions Magnifiques." I say: It's not quite as vile as "Muscs Kublai-Kahn," (I think i mentioned I vomited in the loo at B's when I tried this--i sniffed it on a mouillette and thought: "hmmmm---not so bad" (I love musk) then sprayed some on my wrist. By the time i made it up to the 5th floor I was getting nausea--and hadn't even the chance to get a fitting room full before I was nervously rushing off to the gents to try to scrub--scrubbing made it bloom--I then actually threw up and had to get a taxi home!) The "Secretions," which is meant to smell like sperm, actually does: It's the strangest, bleachy-est oddest most bizarre thing I think I've ever smelled that is called perfume. It smells exactly like this: Lone Saturday morning you stayed in bed until noon and knocked out at least four, and, each time, just let your t-shirt soak up the results. Then, you got up without changing and went out to get buttermilk, got home, then spilled it all over you trying to get the carton open. This is EXACTLY what "Secretions Magnifiques" smells like--(layer in a set of pent up blue balls--and you're there.) Why ever would anyone want to smell like that? This "Rien," from ELO, though--it actually has its merits. It would be the PERFECT scent to wear were you going somewhere you knew any scent would be....frowned on. (where ever that is: I'm imagining maybe an heavy metal concert: I don't know where I'll wear it--but I know I will--eventually.) I usually wear Molinard's "Patchouli" or CdG Zagorsk if I'm going somewhere like this--but sometimes I know I can't wear anything: That's where "rien" comes in. Carries its name beautifully. Actually, I quite like it--I think it would be a good one in bed--this time not alone--applied very sparingly: However....I am imagining a somewhat sordid situation: Not in bed with your wife/GF. In bed with...someone else. At any rate it would be difficult to find it unappealing: My dogs LOVE it. It hasn't the faintest "perfume" quality to it-- It TRULY smells like a VERY expensive, brand new leather jacket, that's never been worn, but a level that is much, much higher than, say, a $1500.00 one. I actually did try on an $128,000.00 alligator biker jacket at Hermes. Naturally, it fit perfectly. It was a dun colour--sort of greeny taupe. Of course, I wanted it desperately: So much I wanted to try it on bare chested--it was....that feeling: Where you want it so badly you just want to sleep in it....the memory of this IMMEDIATELY came to mind when I tried "Rien," and it only got more "natural." (BTW: I detest Tom Ford.) Daim Blond and all of that nonsense is TRYING to smell like this--and it's the TRYING so hard that differentiates it. You'll see what i mean if you try it: Don't be afraid to actually put it on. Concerning "Secretions Magnifiques," don't put that on! -I did. That's why I can offer the scabrous description above ^^^ I suppose........there is an audience for this......Wank Booth Cinema? I'm at a loss......

May
02
2012
grumpylou
grumpylou

I don't often do reviews - mainly because I don't really know what I'm talking about! I'm not great at deciphering notes but I do have a finely tuned sense of smell and I know what I like ;)
Anyway, I was moved to review this because I'm just not getting the visceral reaction to this perfume that a lot of you are getting.
In the bottle it smells a little nondescript. On immediete application it smells a little masculine, maybe but certainly not offensive.
The drydown, however, is where it all changes. To me it does not smell offensive, or hideous or even particularly unpleasant. It smells salty but like the sea rather than semen. It smells almost exactly like the Atlantic Ocean at high tide on the Cornish coast. It smells of ozone, seaweed, sea salt and turbulant water - not a whiff of genetalia here!
The scent has no shock value for me whatsoever (although I have only applied a little from a sample vial). I wouldn't buy a bottle, purely because I wouldn't wear it as a scent but not because it is a hideous creation.
I don't dislike it, but I don't particularly want to smell of it and I buy perfume to wear.
I don't know. Maybe it's because I like strong perfumes in general, or maybe it's because I don't find many smells that offensive but I think this perfume is fine just not to my tastes.

Apr
18
2012
Scentrist
Scentrist

Consider the most awful, vile and repugnant perfume you've ever smelled. Then smell this and all of that will pale by comparison. This truly IS the most repugnant perfume I have ever experienced.

I tried smelling it, and even on paper, I could not bring myself to find anything redeeming about this. Originally, I couldn't imagine the description above would be representative of a fragrance; having now personally endured the experience (and trust me, "enduring" is an accurate description), it is far worse. This stuff will clear a room.

This seems to be one of those scents that exists solely for the shock effect, it's so difficult to imagine this would appear on someone's "like" list, let alone "love". Smell at your own risk.

Apr
07
2012
chickenpotpie
chickenpotpie

After having secured a sample of this I sat on it for quite a while, not really knowing if I wanted to try it or not. Its very polarizing; some hate it some love it.


So I tried to go into this with an open mind, just for that reason.


Well, I don't really know WHAT to think of it, because while I don't totally hate it, I can't say I'd want to wear it!

Here's what I don't smell;
Blood. I smell metallic but not blood type metallic.

Semen. I smell something more along the lines of sweaty musty skin...kinda like what you get after sex, or a long run. but maybe I haven't smelled the type of semen some are smelling in this perfume IRL....

I also don't get anything really gross. I like working out and do so 5-6 times a week, so I guess thats why I'm not bothered by the sweaty smell.



On me Iris is a challenge. It comes off as powdery and sometimes goes quite manly as it did here.

after 4-5 hours is actually the prettiest part of this stuff. But thats when it smelled closer to a man's cologne on me.

Maybe it works with my chemistry or something (or maybe I'm just a effing weirdo(lol))

And maybe the strangest of all is that this stuff lasts like forever. I have to say I feel for those that it made them quite ill.

Apr
06
2012
Mihail
Mihail

I really admire it! My skin smells as apples, stormy ocean, seaweed and milky caramel. It is surprising and beautiful! Without bloody notes.

Apr
04
2012
Roma27
Roma27

Nope, I just can't see myself liking this. In my book it has successfully managed to achieve exactly what it set out to do & that would be, to remind you of those ' secretions' down yonder. As attractive & appealing as it's meant to be, sorry I don't get all the hoopla! Sadly my skin does not enhance any of the iris or sandalwood notes. For me there's just a distinctive & undeniable metallic saltiness & that's it. I can't get beyond that. Can't seem to appreciate this for all it's raw sexual glory. Yes to a point we are very much sexual creatures but I'm not sure I'd want to wear something in public that's going to make people associate me strictly with a coital act, there should be so much more to it, in private, yes? I'm curious though, if the scent gets the acclaimed response of others that are in contact with people that Secretions have gelled with.

Apr
02
2012
missylynn78
missylynn78

I got the sample because I am intrigued by "different" scents. And boy, is this different!! My immediate reaction to this once I got it on my wrist was to actually recoil (hard to do because you can only distance yourself so far from your own arm...). The funny thing about this to me is that I can smell some of the coconut and sandalwood, and those elements smell great! But they are completely overpowered by whatever gives it that metallic odor. And since the metallic note never wears off, I can't really enjoy it. Instead, I feel like I'm being poked directly in the brain by some blunt, shiny, clean piece of steel or something. Very futuristic in a frightening, overly-sterile, big-brother-is-watching-and-the-robots-control-everything way.

Mar
15
2012
Ania PM
Ania PM

I love unusual, original scents but this one smells like a battlefield...at least its description its very accurate...blood, sweat, sperm, saliva...tried to scrub it of for hours and tried to forget it for days...oh god pls dont let me to come across this one again

Mar
15
2012
FruitDiet
FruitDiet

Pleasant, wearable, lasting, aquatic floral of strong character. I always get compliments on it ("You smell like clean laundry" was one). Only perfumistas in the know (or people after you inform them of the concept) react negatively to it. Does accurately capture the smell of fresh semen on the hand. Better in hot weather, where it becomes more of a radiant coconut sandalwood and the blood notes burn off more quickly. Vastly superior to and less nasty than other shock scents like Tubereuse Criminelle.

Mar
08
2012
rogson
rogson

You know if you venture to try this that you will probably have an intense reaction to it. This was the case with me. This started out with me trying not to smell it too much because it was really unpleasant, cloying, and/or plastic-y. I don't know exactly what components I was smelling but I could pick out milk with a sour sort of aspect, and probably the opoponax. As time went by the strong components became less inense and I was left with a not unpleasant sweetish milky sort of ice cream smell.

Not something I would wear, as the opening is so downright icky and intense, but the base is okay.

Feb
28
2012
Kharnak
Kharnak

Yes, the infamous SM by ELDO.
I smell it through the sample, even as i first open the package!! Marine, Oceanic, like Japanese Wakame seaweed Soup. When stale, it can really turn one's stomach.
SeaWeed, Milky, sweet, floral iris. I wouldn't describe this as Metallic as everyone keeps saying, but rather, "Salty" "Marine". Down in Florida we have these funky smelling seaweeds washing up on the shores (Sargasso Seaweed), Upon drying, they look like brown grapes, sea grapes. That's my 1st impression of Secretions. It's definitely something that takes getting used to. There's a Milky quality to this, something smooth, candy like, yet like it's coming from a sweaty woman. This actually reminds me a bit of Thierry Mugler's Womanity, only EXTRA Salty. More purple "grape" than "Pink".
Hehehehe, i was expecting a lot stinkier raunch than this. It's possible to like it, but it would take A LOT of exposure time. I was expecting "bloody nose" & intenstinal mucus pounded to a white froth. XD
I don't get any Iodine or Semen at all :( If you want Semen, it needs Mango & Butterscotch. The Dry down becomes rather smooth and sweet musky. Just can't stop sniffing it, despite how revolting it is. The single Floral note stays the same,and becomes far more welcome.
Longevity and Sillage are Tremendous. Use sparingly, if at all. But it is possible to like this. Yes.
To be worn by a fearless artistic, AvantGarde individuals. I dub this as a very Feminine scent though.
and... don't bother scrubbing, it wont do you any good XD

Feb
15
2012
misskaylapaige
misskaylapaige

I guess I'm one of the rare ones whose chemistry works with this.

On me the iris comes through very soft and sweet

I can faintly detect saliva and semen, but it's not very strong.

This smells mostly like laundry detergent on me

Feb
15
2012
Grottola
Grottola

Let me begin my review by saying this: Secretions Magnifiques is definitely repulsive, but it's wrong in all the right ways.

I anxiously awaited the day I would try Secretions Magnifiques. After reading reviews and watching videos about how repulsive it is, and also seeing Luca Turin rave about how great of a floral it is, I had to get my hands on some.

My buddy Matt (Anup) has a full bottle, and I got the chance to try it today and give it a full wearing. Essentially, on my skin, Secretions Magnifiques smells like wet dog - a foul, musty, "wet" and sulfuric odor that is garnished by a salty iodine smell. There's also a big metallic note, that does kind of make me think of blood. This is the basic formula. I don't smell any iris. In fact, I don't smell any of the notes listed. Just a wet, salty, metallic, egg-like odor. It's pretty scary stuff, but I really had a blast trying it out. Also, it lasts FOREVER. Secretions Magnifiques has the best longevity (go figure) of any fragrance I've ever tried. This stuff will not back down. This stuff is seriously gross, but whoever made it is brilliant - they have a sense of humor, and they're quite creative, as well.

There's no way I could ever buy Secretions Magnifiques or wear it out in public, but I'd say at least get yourself a sample for fun. It's a good reminder of just how advanced perfume has become.

P.S. This is the kind of fragrance I'd wear when I feel really depressed. Because I know I'll never feel as shitty as this fragrance.

P.P.S. Mine smells better. ;-)

Feb
14
2012
Akahina
Akahina

I did not believe all the negative reviews, and I love some scents that others find vile. So, I took my sample and sprayed two sprays, one on each wrist. First impression: Not bad, I sort of liked it in a strange way. 15 minutes later I started to find that the metallic, dirty smell was becoming more obnoxious. A half hour later I could only think of some future spaceship, almost devoid of human life but with a skankyness of metal mixed with lubricant and ozonic metal. Something came to mind about metallic robots having sex. Never had those thoughts before...and this fragrance brought this nightmare to me. I had to scrub this off and almost nothing would get this off! I bathed, I scrubbed and I used everything I cold think of to get rid of this vomit inducing scent and after I did that I drowned both wrists in Black Aoud. Hope I never smell this one again.

Feb
10
2012
zielona
zielona

I tried it on my skin. God, kill me now.

I opt for nominating this stuff as the most disgusting fragrance of all time. I've smelled a lot of bad things: perfume, pure civet, step-dancing litter, etc., but NOTHING COMPARES TO THIS.
Coconut again. Damn you, coconut.

Jan
30
2012
garamascara
garamascara

On the first spray I said, “Oh this isn’t so bad.” I have seen videos of people retching and gagging on the first whiff. I don’t understand all the violent reactions; I think there are just a lot of dramatic people out there.

I will say that after sitting with Secretions for half an hour or so I turned to my partner and said, “Ya know, I just don’t want to smell like a dick.” To me Secretions smells like a warm dick that was just washed in the sink; funky but cleaned up. A good scent for real perverts.

Jan
24
2012
greedyseagull
greedyseagull

An entirely offensive accord (reminds me slightly of dirty clothes that have been sitting in the hamper too long, mixed with a strong metallic essence), placed on top of a beautiful and lush floral green! Perverse and brilliant! I loved it! Grab a bottle (if you're brave) to liven up your perfume collection!

Dec
28
2011
Ouch!
Ouch!

Gosh this is something else!!!

This perfume has been perceived to smell like many unpleasent things, I'm not sure how much power of suggestion that is.

To me it certainly isn't pleasant. I am surpirsed at how stong this is...gosh it really jumps off the skin and I want it off of me now!

The best description I can give of this pungent disgustingness is....Wet dog, mixed with saliva, seaweed and salt. It's very unpleasant to my nose and very strong.

ew!

Dec
22
2011
lisa.m.kasper
lisa.m.kasper

Thank you to everyone's truthful reviews of this scent who have kept me hundreds of miles away from this.

Some say that "eventually" you get to some sandalwood, and "whatEVER" smell...well good for you!

But I feel compelled to ask: Why not start there with a pleasant perfume that provides a journey of bliss and escape?

I can't help but imagine the "nose" behind THIS scent. What spark of creativity led to this? What was "that moment" where it was thought that the world was missing "This in a bottle"?

I don't understand any attraction to inhaling the scent of, and smelling like, "intestines", blood, and sperm... or a "crime scene" for that matter. I use perfume to get AWAY from, and mask, all that. Right?

I use scent to heal and conceal, to raise my spirits and my mood, to transform my mind and launch my memories. I am going to out-and-out pass on smelling like, and wallowing in, some mortuaristic honey bucket pit of hell.

But like my ma always said: "There is someone for everyone"... and I guess that holds true for perfume.

Cheers! to you all!

Dec
22
2011
Killercolours
Killercolours

I had the chance to try this on a couple of days ago, and I can't help liking it. Not liking as in something that I enjoy and would wear, rather liking the raw psycho factor of it. I couldn't stop sniffing it! It's so... perverted! Not just a carneval of puke as many reviewers make it sound like, there's more to it than that.

It's sweet and stale in a strange way, my boyfriend told me that it smelled like someone who's been sweating a lot and instead of taking a shower just smacked some deodorant on to cover it up. I absolutely understand what he's after! It's calm and clean/sweet/soft at the same time as it is perverted and hideously repulsing. So complex! But I must say that I find the scent of bodily fluids very comparable to the perfume. I mean, who can seriously say that blood/sperm/breast milk/sweat is so awful it really makes you puke? Not many people I guess. Sometimes those semi-gross scents even turn a bit erotic. You with me? I guess that's what got me hooked, it's so intimate and hush-hush in all that grossness.

And of course, to talk about what I really smell in it..
It's very bloody, cold and iron-y, just like licking an open wound. Sharp. I get an intense burst of sperm (I'm not even going to describe this one, basically it's spot on) and some sour sweat. At the same time it's warm and sweet like milk, that's where it gets ultra perverted. Combining the rawness of sweat, blood and sperm with something as soothing and relaxing as milk makes my head twirl. SO PERVERTED!

How many times have I said "perverted"? Probably a million. Because that's the word - perverted.

Dec
12
2011
HappyShopper123
HappyShopper123

It's true that Secretions Magnifiques is a love it or hate it kind of scent. Unfortunately I fall into the latter camp. I just can't stand the dead metallic notes that dominate this skin, and literally leave me gagging.

Nov
01
2011
nattonline
nattonline

It's very unpleasantly weird and very animalic but not in a nice musky kinda way. It smells like a foul odor from a new crime scene. Nothing is rotten here and definitely not even an okay smell either. One of a kind experience. It requires a lot of getting used to, if one really wanna wear it. After 3 attempts, it's not all that terrible once it settles down, but getting there is a challenge. One little sample vial is all I need. Perfect for special occasion like Halloween or visiting the in-laws.

Sep
24
2011
kdlehr
kdlehr

Gosh I really was scared to put this one on after reading all the reviews, sometimes reading the reviews is more amusing than the pleasure of testing the scent.
Anyway I didn't find it half as bad. I now think I must be really weird. I would not buy a bottle but I don't think it deserves to be slaughtered like this.

Sep
14
2011
Starlight_Angel
Starlight_Angel

THIS is the perfume that truly made me re-evaluate what I consider a BAD perfume.

Before I ever had to endure the disgusting stench of this "fragrance", I thought that I'd been subjected to the worst in the world of perfumery. But this is a new level of badness that the worst of the worst can only aspire to.

It smells like mold and decay... rotting flesh, a refrigerator filled with milk and meat that has been left unplugged for months, a dumpster of hospital & biohazard waste and dirty public restrooms... all mixed together.

Oh and there's a slight floral note too.

These "sécrétions" are "répugnantes" more than "magnifiques" as far as I am concerned.

I do have a good friend who loves this "scent" (odor). I gave her my sample vial on the condition that she never wears it when I'm around.

Oh! The horror of it!

Sep
14
2011
Belil
Belil

I have been very very eager to try it, upon reading all of the reviews here, and other places, watching numerous reviews on youtube, I was more than thrilled.
Today I was i my local nyche perfume shop and I knew it wasn't on the shelf, and I never expected to try it, just chated about it with a salesguy, and he pittied me and said they had a tester bottle hidden somewhere. Then he cautiously sprayed it on the paper blotter far away from himself, he said it was repulsive to him. Then I carefuly brought the paper to my nose, in fear of gaging and my reaction was "so? this is it? what's the fuss?" It opened up really fresh and sea breazy on the paper, so with all my courage I sprayed several sprays on my wrists. Oh my! Oh my! it smelled comletely like many of you guys have said. But the weird part is that I actually like it. I love it. I must be sick or perverted or something, but to me it smells like something warm, human, mutilated, disturbing and yet beautiful. To me this is dark art, an example of dark art in perfumery.
I'm totally addicted and have my wrists plastered to my nose,

P.S. Don't get the semen note whatsoever (not missed anyway)

Sep
05
2011
maritta
maritta

This perfume really scares me a bit. I ordered a sample because of curiosity. Now I maybe know what a dead body smells like. This really is bad. This is not going to be my comfort scent,lol. I like Vraie Blobde more, which is my favorite of ELDO series so far.

Aug
09
2011
al.to
al.to

if you like this kind of things you can try DANS TES BRAS of malle edition that has something similar if only the idea

Jul
27
2011
caliking
caliking

oh my freaking Goodness!!!!

this smells like a Crime scene

like Diarrhea with chunks of vomity chunks in it.

imagine carving a cavity into a road kill carcass and

filling that cavity with vomit, fecal matter , spoiled milk......oh and some gym socks for good measure

I know......sounds beautiful right? :)

Jul
19
2011
Anup
Anup

One needs to review this one with an open mind.
For starters, i am a gay man. Why that little tidbit of information is even remotely important is because i smell NO semen in this (not saying i've been around a huge amount of the stuff ;) ). It does however smell very similar to a mans cleanly washed crotch.
My boyfriend had worked at a morgue for a few years when he was younger, and told me that this smells exactly like the fridge where they kept the dead bodies, even before i had told him what it was. I invision this scent to be the signature fragrance for the movie "28 days later".
Dark, perplexing, annoying, and vividly disturbing, this scent is confusion, rage, hatred and lust rolled into a very well made feast of emotional olfactory experiences.
This sentence is going to be a shout out to my good friend Gypsy Perfumeista, thank you for your overwhelming kindness and generosity!

The birth:

Starts off very sweet and slightly powdery. I would be inclined to say that the sweet/powdery note found upon first application is in fact that vivid "lactose" note.
Quickly upon application (2-4 mins) the milk begins to sour and die ever so softly into the life of the scent.

The life:

The middle opens up rather offensive, metallic and odd. The soapy iris begins to unfold as blood it seems bakes on the petals and dries there alone in a hot empty area of cracked, dry dirt. Sit upon the imagery, disturbing is the word for it, and makes me wish that Etat Libre d`Orange would have made the packaging a bit more dark on this one, and not so much " tongue in cheek".

La mort:

Truly moving, to me at least. If you have been near a dying person in your life, close enough to nearly kiss them, then you'll know that their breath smells of something very odd. I mention this because i was with my great-grandmother just hours before her death, and i remember being very close to her because i couldn't hear her speak (lung cancer). I remember asking my dad why her breath smelled so strange, and he told me that "sickness and death change the way a persons body smells". I believe this could be the "saliva" and the "adrenaline" accords that are mentioned in this fragrance.
I miss her so much.

Jul
07
2011
RosaMilena
RosaMilena

THE carnival sideshow freak of all perfumes. A concoction fit for only for a zombie. This truly is literally nauseating. Imagine it is 100 degrees fahrenheit with sweltering humidity and the electricity has gone out in the city for the past several hours. Time of day is in the late afternoon. You have just opened the door and walked in on a horrifically bloody, gruesome, sex/murder/mutilation crime scene before the Crime Scene Investigators arrive. THAT is what this smells like. Apply and inhale deeply if you wish to become agitated and then start to retch. MONSTROUS.

Jul
04
2011
scarletpimpernel
scarletpimpernel

in my Rien rewiew I called Secretions Magnifiques a nose assault, that made me wish I was anosmic.
actually, after spraying on my wrist, I tryed to be very macho & not to puke before the drydown. I succeeded & i did not puke. I must agree with everybody here: it lasts forever & sticks to your nose & your skin like those venoms the customs use to destroy food that cannot pass the borders. the sillage is all you would like to expect in all those gorgeous fragrances that unfortunately only you & who is licking your skin can really appreciate. the funny part is that it was a blind purchase: I like a challenge. & at the very same moment I was spritzing on me, my brother was calling me from henri bendel, puking in the mobile & screaming that he had passed half an hour to scrub that s**** from his hands & the stench had depressed him all day... much of SM can be found in Rien. & I'm compelled to crave for Rien that is a fragrance that really works. but to smell like the dirty alluminium elevator of the building where my buenos aires friend lives it's a little too extreme even for me. it's like the stench of a metallic handrail in grand station touched by thousands of dirty hands after a very busy day of hard work & this is not easy to digest. where's the sperm? mine smells between chlorine & Krug champagne. where's the blood? perhaps the iron in the hemoglobine? too faint to smell. you can feel it only by licking it. where's the rotten fish? so, a deceiving fragrance because it tries to translate stench & smell into a fragrance & it fails. like almost all the CdG smells into fragrances fail. unusable but something that must be smelled & remembered. you can do what you want with these memories but it's not a fragrance to ignore. but, boy, what a stench!!!

Jun
07
2011
twhitloc4396
twhitloc4396

Smells like florals with a slight metallic milky edge. I really like it actually. It wasn't bad at all

May
26
2011
kwarnst
kwarnst

I tested this one today. I was pretty nervous to test it, after reading the reviews, but I thought: "oh well, it can never be that bad". And that's true! It wasn't that bad... it was even worse!

I smelled dirty wet dog, combined with sea water that had been in a jar for too long. Something warm and sweet (but not the right kind of it), something lightly floral (but not the kind of flowers you want in your house)... A strange combination, and very unpleasant to my nose. I kept it on for several hours, hoping it would grow into something beautiful but that moment never came.

I washed it off several times and still could smell it, I scrubbed my forearm and my skin is now extremely soft but the smell/stench is still present... I hope to find a beautiful scent with the same lasting power!

I'll keep my sample, as a reminder that "perfume" doesn't necessarily mean "some kind of beautiful".

May
26
2011
twillocks
twillocks

GROSS!!!

May
18
2011
miss_piggy
miss_piggy

this is my new favorite smell.. just out of spite. I'm totally smelling the coconut, but it's the blood, semen, death, and sweat that I'm drawn to.

May
04
2011
boardbat
boardbat

i'm not going to get all crazy and write a million paragraphs on this weird scent. i'm just going to say i don't like it... at all. nuff said.

May
01
2011
alfarom
alfarom

First of all I would like to express my opinion regarding all the moralistic reactions I've heard / read or even seen about this perfume. It tooks more than a year for me to simply find a retailer in Italy and germany who was stocking this product. In a couple of stores I've been told that they refused to stock SM for its nasty graphic, in other stores they simply found it disgusting and decided not to sell it, but the best I've heard was from a mid aged female clerk who refused to stock the product because she could have found herself in the situation to spray it for customers who wanted to try it. OMG!

Said that, Secretions Magnifique is far from beeing spectacular or surprising. It has a STRONG metallic note throughout, mixed with a barely sweet floral-milky accord. The overall effect is pretty weird indeed, but IMO SM is to semen as it is to blood, saliva or mucus. Honestly, we can't say blood stinks, or mucus stinks they more lay in the organic odours limbo of unpleasant almost "adourless smells". I'd say theyr're kind of cloying. And that's exactly the effect SM has on me.

I prefer to consider Secretions Magnifique as an experimental (almost situationist) piece of art realized through the sense of smell. In my vision this is not a perfume, it's an universally familiar odour and a taboo subject made to provoke reactions. In this context, Antoine Lie perfectly achived his pourpose as SM has become one of the most controversial and discussed scents of the last 20 years. I agree when someone says that perfumery is another thing, but this composition is to perfumery as Derek Jarman's Blue is to cinema. Pure experimentation.

On the skin Secretion Magnifique has a tenacious lasting power and a considerable projection but I can't stand it for more than one/two hours. Would I ever want to buy a full bottle? Maybe not, but I totally respect ELDO's choice to produce and commercialize one of the weirdest fragrance ever created.

My Rating

the concept / project: 10 out of 10
the smell: 3 out of 10
overall: 6 out of 10

Apr
14
2011
Cereza
Cereza

So, here we go. I have this sample for more than a month as I really wanted to try it to find out what's the big fuss about it.
Some weeks ago I tried it on a man's skin, applied a tiny, tiny amount, because he wanted to know how would it smell like. So I applied and waited for something terrible to happen, but it turned out...nice? Aquatic on his skin actually. And yes, a bit salty. It reminded me of how smells a man's skin after he's taken a swim in sea - salty, a bit sweaty and so on.

Today I tried it on my skin. Threw up in my mouth a little bit. Scrubbed like crazy, tried to cover with other perfumes (big mistake). Everything smells like this. It's purely gross.


Though, based on my first encounter - there are people in the world who can pull it off. Master chemistry.

Apr
07
2011
oolala30
oolala30

I wish it was possible to un-smell something. If that were possible, I'd definitely un-smell this putrid, skanky, disgusting mess. I HATE this stuff. I've never smelled anything so vile. To make matters worse, this stuff lasts forever on my skin. I sprayed it on and immediately hated it. Waited a few minutes just to see if something good or at least tolerable would develop. It only got worse. I tried to wash it off and it would not leave. I hope I never come in contact with this mess again! Well, to be honest, I would definitely spray some on my ex if he ever crosses my path again. But aside from that, I never want to be near this fragrance again.

Feb
13
2011
querelle
querelle

Do not ever and I mean never test that perfume on a blotter. It just turns creepy. It craves for skin and allow me to say, it craves for the appropriate skin. I do agree that it's not your average smell but I do not agree that it is sperm or bat's shit or anything else vile. It has a deeply human smell which we all have been familiar with but we interpret in a completely different way, and I think that makes it just special.
It's really nice that once in a while, there is someone who says something different, in any way. My congratulations to Mr Lie!

Feb
13
2011
bbnoise
bbnoise

Oh God. I truly feel like vomiting. Waiting for the dry down to see if I change my mind. No... Running to the toilet... I've washed my arm three times and I can still smell it. Oh no. I think my arm will never be the same again. I feel like swearing out loud.

Dec
21
2010
anniebanannie
anniebanannie

There are some things in life that just make you want to literally, throw everything out. Imagine falling in a vat of poop, rusty knives, blood, a few dead bodies, dead cow, goat pee, rotten coconut (If you ever lived in the Caribbean for a while, you'll pick this one up quick!), and sweaty feet. A friend of my mom had a few samples of this, and was planning on throwing it out. I got a whiff of it, and wanted to be shot. It is perfect if you want to revolt the shit out of people and really get their notice.

My little brother and his friends sprayed this all over his school gym's locker rooms few days ago as a prank. As of now, they're trying to find out what the hell died in there. I've heard there was a huge riot, and many in the class actually cried and some threw up when they opened the gym doors. Gym classes are canceled, and for what I've heard, a lot of the kids just threw away their gym clothes. Oh, and the kids are taking health class as a replacement, with an emphasis on proper hygiene. My little brother got a great yearbook picture out of this disaster. He's buying a large bottle of this, to continue this stinker madness...

This is what it smells like in the seven pits of hell.

And you know what's really sad, it really endures...

This would also be the signature fragrance of Freddie Krueger.

I want a guillotine.

Update 10/13/2011: My brother confessed to the crime last week. They couldn't do anything because it happened a while ago. He gave them some samples to prove it. He said he saw the VP's eyes water upon sniffling it. For what he tells me, he is now the "big man" on campus and has taken quite a liking to the perfume. Everyone wants to know how he did it. He says it smells like rust after a long while and his friends have also taken a liking to it. Guys have a different definition of "nice" I've noted. It can mean anything from "cool" to "fine" or "brilliant". My brother grew up helping my grandpa in a plantation/ranch/giant farm and taking care of livestock. I don't quite trust his nose. He plans to wear it himself when he dresses up as Oscar the Grouch on Halloween. Can't wait...

On the down side, I've found an "icon" that would love and especially suit this fragrance. I think you'd agree with me...Dexter Morgan.

Dec
10
2010
NebraskaLovesScent
NebraskaLovesScent

Hmmm.

Nothing magnificent about these secretions whatsoever. Methinks the "secreter" might need to pay a visit to the STD clinic in the near future.

In a word: yuck.

Nov
27
2010
sherapop
sherapop

It was never my intention to test Etat Libre D'Orange SECRETIONS MAGNIFIQUES, but through a strange twist of fate it happened, and so I shall deign to comment on what should be the unmentionable.

A "perfume" which one would neither choose to wear nor wish to smell on anyone else is not a masterpiece but a bad joke.

And if a self-proclaimed culinary critic tried to tell me that a lovely frozen confection composed of sour milk, salt, and crushed glass was a masterpiece, I'd call him a "hoax" as well!

Nov
27
2010
asilverfire614
asilverfire614

It seems that I am one of the few who aren't completely revolted by SM...not that I love it, but I think part of this fragrance's 8-hour life is quite appealing.

Upon opening, I detect the scent of a wet dog...a wet, DIRTY dog. This is my least favorite part of sampling it. Underlying the dirty dog, is a very salty marine-like grime. Personally, I don't pick up the scent of semen, but I've never experenced strong-smelling semen in the first place...and all men smell slightly different anyway, at least in my opinion.

After about 30 minutes, I can detect the metallic note, which isn't so much a blood accord to my nose as it is the smell of well-handled coins. This is tolerable.

For maybe an hour after this, in addition to the above, I smell intestines...the way a body smells during surgery when a surgeon has opened one's abdomen. A warm, living, breathing accord of organs. Not intolerable, but certainly not wearable.

An hour or so AFTER this is when the fragrance gets most appealing to me. The more my body temperature rises, the warmer my body gets, the more pleasant it becomes. My husband and I were, shall I say..."together" about four hours after application and it became simply gorgeous!! A very pretty musky drydown of sandalwood & opoponax with a touch of coconut heightened by my warmed body, I can only presume, given the circumstances.

I'm glad I was able to sample this very interesting fragrance...to say the least! :)

Nov
26
2010
Calyx
Calyx

Ah mon Dieu... Ce sont des secretions pas si magnifiques! Un fil metallique parcourt le parfum et se decompose ensuite sur ma peau dans quelque chose ressemblant a une serviette hygienique utilisee. Degueulasse!

Rough translation: OMG, these are NOT-so-magnificent secretions! A metallic thread runs through the perfume then decomposes on my skin into something resembling a used sanitary napkin. Gross!

Nov
20
2010
Kterhark
Kterhark

I had the 'pleasure' of trying Secretions without knowing what it was (as part of a blind swap) Sissi below was part of this, too.

Luckily the sample came in a small vile, so I applied just one swipe of the platic applicator (so no overdosing). My first thought was 'this is rubbing alcohol'. And that made me keep a fair distance between nose and wrist.

In the end, I disliked it so much that I had nothing to say about it. This is what happens wiht me if I really, really don't like something: i won't even bother tryign to come up with why.

I do think that if I'd known what it was I would have tried to be more descriptive, but in the end I simply washed my wrists of it and that was it.

Nov
20
2010
Sissi
Sissi

Secretions Magnifiques Is like being slapped in a face by a raw fish it's the most revolting thing i ever smelled
is this a perfume or some horrible science
experiment that went wrong if you just
take a q tip and collect a scretion of a man's sweaty arm pit a pap smear and i agree to all of you's blood there's no
evidence of florals my gag reflexes
where through the roof this is the most
sickest thing ever!!!!!

Nov
17
2010
ineverwas
ineverwas

Secretions Magnifiques is a smell, not a perfume. And a bad one too. It reeks of rotten eggs, semen and partially dried blood - a sweet-metallic concoction that reminds of a slaughterhouse waste dump. I'm generally rather thick-skinned when it comes to all kinds of smells, but this one does kick in my gag reflex. It's so animalistic and organic and reminiscent of our bodily functions and excretions that it sends me right on the hallways of a busy and not very clean hospital, awakening disturbing feelings of thanatophobia and nosocomephobia. It smells of death.

Again - not a perfume, but an experience. A memorable one I'd add.

To give to people you don't like. :)

Nov
13
2010
BelleofRivendell
BelleofRivendell

I consider myself open minded; so much so that I actually love perfumes that most people balk at (even if I can't wear them due to mismatched chemistry.) But I'm going to make the boldest statement I've ever made on this site:

I think this perfume was made for the Anti-Christ!! Because I cannot possibly think of ANYONE else wanting to wear something that smells like blood, semen, sweat, rank fish, and rotting eggs. To say that it "stinks" is an understatement of the highest degree!

I sincerely apologize to those who appreciate this perfume. But I disagree that it takes an "open mind" to appreciate such vileness. This is not a masterpiece. It takes no special talent to make a perfume consisting of such vile scents.

Stay away, unless you think you really can handle it....

This is the smell of Hell.

Nov
05
2010
mocha43
mocha43

I got a sample of this-- with all the hype I just had to find out for myself---No guts, no glory---Right? I applied 2 or 3 drops on my wrist and was immediately assaulted by this Vile Stench. It literally shocked the hell out of me. Then after a minute, no guts no glory---Right? I sniffed my wrist. It was this ghastly ugly metalic stink that I could not identify as having any resemblance to blood or milk. Blood smells really good compared to this. After a few more minutes the stale piss odor develops along with semen which must come from a dirty degenerate. And still this horrible mettalic odor continued. I tried to smell any floral or coconut, or any other bloody thing at all--but to no avail. I endured this hell for 20 minutes, thanking god there was no sillage. I had to sniff my wrist to smell it. I'm sure it would have lasted forever--those kind always do, don't they? As it is I scrubbed 3 times, applied cream and resprayed with High Line, and finally pulled myself together after this not to be repeated, test of all that is disgusting, experiment in perfumery. If I wanted to smell something this bad I would stock decaying food. Maybe next time--

Nov
05
2010
guest_debob
guest_debob

After reading the reviews and watching the videos I decided I'd rather smell like bologna.

Oct
28
2010
elusivek
elusivek

It is imperative to approach this with a completely open mind.

As soon as it is sprayed, I get powder and floral. While iris is a powdery floral I pick up on a bit more light floral than just that.

Next comes the main, and very distinct, component, ocean. It smells exactly like the North Eastern Atlantic ocean. It's salty and aquatic with an ozone (fresh) note coming into play, along with a metallic note as well. It's a little bit harsh but it settles down in less than five minutes.

At that point the harshness begins to recede and while there is still the oceanic element, there's more of a BO note rather than the sharp metallic note. The coconut and a sweet note emerge and take center stage with the floral, however the powder note has long since dissipated.

In this moment it is an aquatic scent with coconut, light sweetness, the floral at its height and odd species of sandalwood (perhaps it is meant to smell like driftwood).

As for the notes the website says are in it, here is my take. The adrenalin accord I attribute to a translation of the ozone note. The blood accord that is described is the metallic (iron) note that is in there. I don't get the milky note at any point. Everything about this scent says marine/aquatic with a musky undertone to me.

I think the reason so many people reject it is because it is not familiar. It's not the norm, mainly floral, sweet, delicate or easily defined. If you aren't open to something outside of your comfort zone, don't even bother to attempt to try this one.

I have no plans to purchase this one because even though it smells just like the ocean when you first come upon it, that is not a scent I find pleasant. If you're obsessed with the ocean and want something that has an authentic smelling salty aquatic note, give this a shot.

Oct
27
2010
Agent Provocateur101
Agent Provocateur101

O.k, so maybe im going slightly against the grain here, but i cannot associate this fragrance with anything 'bad or sexy', so therefore i do not find this rancid or repulsive at all!!

Bear with me whilst i try and give my interpretation of this scent ;)

The metallic quality this has, is very natural smelling and not synthetic at all, it reminds me of talking a long walk in the great outdoors, inhaling lungfuls of fresh air, and once back indoors, you get a lingering smell of the metallic ionised air clinging to your clothes and hair, i also do get a kind of 'wet dog' essence, but it isnt disgusting, more like you have taken your dog on the long walk with you.

I get a powdery Iris overtone that lingers, mixed with what i discern as being lily of the valley, which can, depending on how you perceive this fragrance, a complete off-putting contradiction to the metallicy essence of this scent, or it will make you feel as though you walked through a field full of flowers whilst on this long walk, to me, i get the latter. It just adds to the whole feeling of this fragrance, giving it more depth and likability.

The 'blood' element is simply brought on by the fact that both blood and this fragrance are metallic in nature.
I do not detect a 'semen' note whatsoever, as personally i dont think semen is a highly scented substance anyway, so that doesnt add a horrific scented-surprise.
I also dont detect any of the other 'odd' frangrance notes of sweat and milk either.

To me, this is just a scent of the great outdoors and fresh metallic ionised air.
Nothing disgusting or vomit-inducing.

After everything i had read and the katie puckrik video exclaiming how bad this scent was, i found it to be almost positively pleasant, definately not as evil as it sounds (but i admit i wont be running out to buy a bottle :) )
I do however, think this is pure genius.

P.s i layered this scent with Montales 'black Aoud' and that gave an interesting combination :)

xxx
xxx

Oct
09
2010
poison
poison

I was so curious to try this nonconformist perfume, and being so enthusiastic about it I sprayed a few times on my hand....Very bad idea…Instead of feeling pleasure, as I usually feel when I smell something pleasant, I smelled the most disgusting scent I’ve ever smelled in my life.

You see how human brain works, if we are told that this perfume contains notes of sperm and blood, we will sure ignore, the rest of the notes no matter what. So, this is what happened to me.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t find the smell of semen bad and disgusting at all. In fact I really like It (sperm especially) but this scent is so chemical, so synthetic, that almost made me feel dizzy.

I smelled an iron smell in it, an artificial smell of semen, and a bit of coconut…

I thought I will love this one, but I didn’t, and imagine that after spraying it, the smell remained in my blouse for many days, and when I took again that blouse, the smell was so intense that even my colleagues noticed it.

Though, I decided to try it again, everyone and every perfume deserves a second chance, so let’s see what happens next.

It is such an original scent, that makes me think at very horny teenagers and their beds.

When I showed the testers to my colleagues they were disgusted, but not from the same reasons like I was.

They didn’t like it because they were thinking about human body fluids, I because this one smells very chemical.

Bye!

Oct
05
2010
PandaPoison
PandaPoison

Secretions Magnifiques smells the way Diamanda Galas's voice sounds. Hideous and beautiful at the same time. I first smelled it and pulled away in shock. More shocking than that was that I kept sneaking more whiffs. salty and metallic, and a bit floral. Fascinating!

Sep
03
2010
adrienn99
adrienn99

rotten oranges, blood, semen.
I was curious so i tried. Artwork i agree but like i never wanted any twisted masterpiece on my wall, godblessme i would not like anything on my skin like this!

Aug
29
2010
darkroomvisitor
darkroomvisitor

I ordered a sample of this. When I smelled it my limbic system wanted to leave my brain. I think it's awfull, it hurts my nose. I cannot imagine anyone likes this. I'm curious of the "nose" who created it.

Aug
03
2010
Catbiscuit
Catbiscuit

Pure distilled evil. This was truly f**ing traumatic. So sorry to be coarse but if you have ever smelt this unholy beast of a liquid you will agree & if you haven't let this be a warning! I tried it for novelty value & I am now trying to calm my racing heart. Truly, it was that awful & even frightening. You would only smell this in nature if someone was in real peril and you were next.

At first sniff I thought, 'Yuck! But it is not as bad as I thought it would be...' Oh but wait, the horror hadn't even begun. It grew to such magnifique appallingness that I threw up a little and was gagging over the toilet trying to control myself. Jizz, death & oranges. My man got vomit & bourbon. Truly a grotesque, macarbe & visceral 'thing'.

FYI - scrubbing with soap, water & a nail brush does not work. You need methylated spirits or listerine to get the mongrel off.

Jul
07
2010
guest_
guest_

I am perplexed by all of these horrible reactions...It is such a warm,inviting,and original scent in my opinion(and-may I add-the opinion of MANY perfume experts)I guess it does take an open mind to appreciate it,though.

May
07
2010
Celphie
Celphie

When I smelled this for the first time, I was completely unaware of what it was and what it's meant to smell like. Long story short, the smell caught me off guard, and I was left standing there wondering what sort of perfume is this and who would wear it. It smelled nothing like generic "perfume". All I could smell was blood and...dog hair? Because of the acrid smell, I thought it was some sort of Avant Garde, unusual fragrance. There have been many perfumes that I disliked and this is one of them. It wasn't until the assistant told me it's supposed to smell like semen that it all made sense and I quickly put down the bottle.
I think it's amazing that the perfumer behind this managed to create it. But I don't think it's the sort of thing you want to smell like. When it comes to perfume, first and foremost it must be a scent that I love and I use to please my own nose before others. This is not something that would please my nose, and definitely not something I would spend money on (well except maybe use it as a prank on someone)

Apr
25
2010
marinadinatata
marinadinatata

Either my nose, or my skin, or all of me together are crazy...!!!!
i opened it and sprayed on me,, orange, freshly squeezed orange, from the metallic sqeezer like the one we had home when i was young, strong, nice refreshing came out, lovely!!! stayed like this for about half an hour, so nice i had to smell it over and over, and then i started feeling the comfort of wood with littttttle coconut,,, maybe the blood is the metallic note, if someone has tasted blood knows that smells and tastes metal,,
different for sure,, an oasis of difference amongst so many new perfumes with amazing marketing and posters and lovely pics- that are all together the same in the end... i am only afraid that it might stay not very long,,love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS.My husband just smelled it, and noded aproovingly, saying '' -that's veryyyy you!!!!-

three hours after application,, what is this wonderful creamy scent that makes you want to keep your nose close to where you applied it?? To me its the iris and the coconut,soft, comforting,contempting...I am definetely bying this one, wonderfull on my man as well..

Mar
24
2010
Trinidata
Trinidata

Okay, I ll remain all alone with this, but I love it. I cant smell anything -bad- in there, I just smell aldehydics, something fruity and sweet and fresh. Quite edible. But something about this fragrance is so unique I had to have it anyway. A bit like candied cucumber with some salt and a bit of a mix of flesh/blood and fish, but I like these smells. I am nearly through with my 100ml bottle and people never reacted in a negative way, some liked it, some said it were way to artificial...

Feb
28
2010
glitteralex
glitteralex

To quote Robert Plant:

"squeeze my lemon 'til the juice runs down my leg"

(I know this quote loosely belonged to others prior to Plant's use, but SM really only applies to the way Plant sang [screamed] it.)

Seriously, though, before looking at any reviews or notes (I try to test blind whenever I have no previous knowledge of something that shows up in the mail), this struck me as seminal. Put more politely, it's a romp on a tropical beach. There is coconut in the top, with some dry green herbaceous/citrus notes, then a very metallic "salty" note. It mellows out after a while, leaving behind only the feeling of swallowed salt water. Reminds me of something Demeter would put out, only made with better ingredients and with some note tiering.

I rarely find a perfume I won't wear, but I have met my match. However, I give it a good rating for being interesting, and fairly well-done, if not to my taste (no pun...).

Update: All day this scent haunted me- despite a good scrubbing I kept smelling it everywhere, even in tangerine peels! Its felt presence made me uneasy-like maybe I forgot to take a shower.

Update #2: Wearing this in a very arid environment on the back of the hand (dry) makes it more tolerable. DO NOT wear this anywhere it might combine wth moisture on your body.

Jan
29
2010
enidan
enidan

I too like blood and semen. I like sweat, wee beasties, a bit of piss and soiled nappies as well. I like a lot of dirty things (even if I don't necessarily want to wear them), but something in this fragrance triggered a part of my brain I never wanted to be roused out of its state of disuse.

The reviewer Rouge summed it up very well: I admire this fragrance, but smelling it is like being forced to lick rough, cold metal whilst simultaneously inhaling nasty odours.

However, I would be curious to see what my reaction would be if I were to encountere someone who used this. I feel like the audacity of wearing such a scent might be quite enticing...

Dec
14
2009
teedee
teedee

i should have read fragrantica more before i happily trot to the shop which sells ELO and decided to take sniff on Secretions Magnifiques... why?
first, it was ELO, i dont get much shops selling less commercial perfumes in the city. when the sales lady says the shop carries ELO, i immediately put a date in my calendar to come back to the shop and try the line
second, the name and illustration on the bottle! i tought it would be something magnificent and animalistic and strong and heady and wonderful ( i am right about the strong and heady part...)
so...i took a sniff... and...
my nose revolted against me... forcing me to immediately gave the bottle back to the sales lady.
MAN! what smell was it??? To my nose, it smelled like a piece of well worn leather jacket, tha has been soaked in sweat of numerous people and got showered in the rain, dropped in a mud patch, stepped on and no one has bothered to dry it ever since.

am i sniffing a rotten perfume? expired, over heated perfume that is stored in a leaked bottle near the garbage bin? and then, i log in to fragrantica... from your comments, i think i can be 99% sure that i sniffed a proper bottle of Secretion Magnifiques, not rotten one.

unique, yes
revolutionary, indeed
surprising, certainly
strange, absolutely
want it on myself or on anyone else sitting/standing beside me? NOOOO!thank you.

Nov
24
2009
viewdemonde
viewdemonde

"Fetid Necrosis" - now there's a name for a perfume!!!! Seems anything goes these days, so why not?

Sep
14
2009
Mellyhelly
Mellyhelly

DIO BONO!
(Italian for GOOG GOD!)
Sorry about the rude expression.
I received a whole bunch of samples from the Etat Libre d'Orange and I liked nearly none, but this one cannot even defined as a bad perfume. It's rather a well made horrible smell. Revolting is the word. If I ever met a guy with this scent on I would vomit.
It's like pushing your nose in an overused dirty male panty. Rotten fish, hormonal disease, blood, everything that the human body produces as waste.
Once I was in a bar in the centre of Milan and suddenly I smelled an awful stink. It was a man dressed in leather coat, sunglasses and a rich attitude. Everything in him screamed: "Look at me, I'm rich and important!" It seems that evry item could have a pricetag worth 400 euro and more. He was saying stupid things to the barman and he stank like a male sweating goat. I thought he was dirty or maybe he was just wearing Secretions Magnifiques. What a class!
As per Luca Turin I don' remotely care what he says. He goes on with his work regardless of a simple rule: personal tastes. He throbbed Amarige as the hell of smells and a badly done work of perfumery and he raves for Secretions Magnifiques. No way!
Well, I think that when you need your books to be bought every year you need to impress people.
Is Secretions Magnifiques a work of art? Yes, but which art?

Sep
14
2009
lillybee
lillybee

I tried this on my wrist in a department store in Moscow. I knew what to expect from the description but it still surpassed my imagination. A cautios little sniff from afar and I'm hit with concentrated aldehydes that are reminiscent of cold metals and rotting meat. A close sniff and I was assaulted by the strangely metallic scent of blood and something I could only describe as vomit. I couldn't wait to scrub it off, I kept a tester strip as a bookmark and now the whole book smells like dried blood and metal. I agree with Renato, this could work as a self-defence spray, surely anyone would be sick all over even using the tiniest of sprays.

Sep
08
2009
Renato
Renato

I don't get the blood and semen smell out of this that others do. You know that really bad smell that you get when you come across a cat that's been run over and left sitting there for many days? Well, I'd class that as a relatively mild compared to this scent.

In his book "Perfumes: The Guide" Luca Turin rates this scent at Five Stars, which is his best rating, while simultaneously rubbishing scents like Chrome, Laguna PH and Just Me For Men with one star.

I do see Secretions Magnifiques as being of use though. In those countries which prohibit its citizens from owning mace or pepper sprays, then this scent may not be a bad alternative.
Renato

P.S. In Australia, the bottle does not look the same as that pictured here. Instead it has a depiction of a phallic symbol which is ...... Need I go further?

Jul
15
2009
Rouge
Rouge

As a scent, it's a masterpiece. I think that as in painting, in the art of perfumes the most difficult thing to do is reproducing things of nature, natural scents. It smells like sweat, blood, sperm and very cold metal. Special? Yes. Wearable? At least for me, absolutely not. They present it like a intimate fragrance, made to be worn at encounters about wich you know are going to end in bed. Personally, I don't find it inspirational in that direction, but it intrigues me, it makes me want to smell the skin where i sprayed it, not because it's nice...just because it makes me curious.
Do you know the movie (made after Suskind's book), "The Perfume"? i think this is it...
I'd like to know if anyone actually wears it.

Jul
15
2009
Robert White
Robert White

GOOD GOD!

In January of 2007, I moved from NYC (because it was killing me), to Portland, Maine (a city, no town, as dull as it is picturesque), and moved in with my best buddy Wayne. Wayne is a terrific punk rock bass player and music aficionado, superb cook, both in the restaurant and at home, possessed of a very quiet, almost shy, yet hilariously deranged sense of humor. He's the quiet nice guy in high school who is secretly slaughtering all the cheerleaders, and an all - around good guy. Our neighborhood had a terrific Asian grocery store, run by a nice Cambodian lady. I cook a lot of Asian food. There's a Cambodian seasoning ingredient called PRAHOK. Prahok is made by taking lots of fresh water fish, mixing it with cooked sticky rice, and letting it ROT. Literally. It doesn't smell like the more familiar fish sauce; it smells like a gigantic Roquefort cheese, hollowed out and stuffed with month old gym socks. It is one of the vilest things you could ever imagine smelling, but when cooked into a Cambodian, dish, the hellish funk disappears and becomes a mysterious RICHNESS; the food is quite different without it, it adds a third dimension. I had a practical joke I'd play on Wayne when we'd be drinking beer, that I called The Cambodian Sanchez, a non sexual derivative of a probably mythical procedure called The Dirty Sanchez. (If you want to know what THAT is, find out on your own.) It involved my sneaking up behind him and thrusting the open jar of prahok under his nose, producing lots of screaming (from him) and diabolical laughter (from me). Well, I've found a better stink, and I've christened it The Orange Sanchez. Secretions Magnifiques smells like low tide. Iris, Sandalwood, Coconut, and Opoponax? Maybe so, but all is completely steamrollered by the hellish nitrile component (Luca Turin is right...and by the way, all awful smelling organic scents contain a nitro group...organic chemistry, y'know) I got this an hour ago, and literally SHRIEKED in horror when I put a teensy-weensy bit on my hand. And the shit DOES NOT wash off. If this were a musical group, it would be the prototype of industrial music, Throbbing Gristle(appropriate name, too), or Captain Beefheart's album TROUT MASK REPLICA. Not pleasant, and certainly not wearable in public, I still think this is amazing in an art type of way. Nobody says art has to be beautiful. I know most everybody will think that I am in need of a padded cell for saying this, but this is surely some kind of amazing achievement. I warned you.

Jul
02
2009
MirabelleJee
MirabelleJee

It smells to me like dog's wet hair. This perfume like all the Etat Libre perfumes is eccentric and extravagant. But if I want to smell like dog's wet hair, I'd better wash my dog and embrace it )). It's free of charge.

May
22
2009
Antoinette
Antoinette

I must say I never been so repulsed by a fragrance in all my life, and I am one to sniff anything once. Thankfully I was sampling this in the privacy of my own home; I think I would have been sick all over the counter if I had inhaled this in a boutique. I quite literally gagged as I was desperately scrubbing this off.

Luckily (and deeply puzzling to me) my husband did not have the visceral reaction I did, he was knitting his brows with a giant question mark on his face while I was trying to hold down my dinner in the other room. Perhaps he was taking it like a man or perhaps it simply wasn't as vile to him.

I must question the description of this scent as woody. At least to my nose notes of blood, sweat, semen, tears and a dose of milk do not a woody scent make. Perhaps you are rewarded in the dry down with a nice woodiness, if you can make it that long.

I am sure some will think this is intriguing and it is certainly original, but I beg anyone willing to try a sniff: please approach with caution!

Mar
18
2009
Zaleska
Zaleska

I've heard it recreates some human "scents", like sweat, sperm, blood...
Nice, uh?
Disgusting...

Oct
24
2008
imgcas
imgcas

I need a button up there to say "I Hate it". I have never smelt something more disgusting than this scent. It's blood and metal and illness.

Of course, I can't get any iris, sandalwood, coconut or opoponax.

I love rarities and original things, unexpected scents, strange niche fragances but this... This is too much for me.
To say something good about it: it lasts forever.



Sep
26
2008

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