A kilogram of Ambergris (Whale Vomit) is worth more than $70,000. It is a solid, waxy substance used in medicines and Perfumes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amb…
Chrysler made a car with a turbine engine that could run on everything from perfume to peanut oil. The President of Mexico fueled one with Tequila. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Today I learned of "Zen," a perfume that incorporated the scent of a rose carried onboard the NASA shuttle Discovery. Scent molecules from the rose were collected by astronauts using a tiny silicon fiber. Following the 10 day mission, the samples were analyzed by fragrance researchers and used to create Zen. nasa.gov/audience/forstud…
Big cats like tigers and cheetahs are attracted to Calvin Klein's Obsession. The Banham Zoo has requested people to drop off their perfumes due to low supplies. The fragrance has also been used in India in 2018 to catch a reported man-eating tiger. bbc.com/news/uk-england-n…
In the 1960's, Chrysler created a car, the Chrysler Turbine, that could run on many alternate fuels, including: kerosene, jet fuel, perfume, tequila, peanut oil, soybean oil, and furnace oil! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Silphium was an extremely popular plant was used as both a spice, perfume and medicine in classical antiquity. the high demand resulted in it being harvested to extinction and thus nobody has known its taste or smell for millennia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
Victoria Secret Bombshell Perfume repels mosquitoes npr.org/sections/goatsand…
A french company is making a perfume with a scent based on dead loved one for people that are grieving smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
In 2015, researchers testing the efficiency of mosquito repellents used a Victoria’s Secret perfume because they thought the floral fragrance would attract mosquitoes. To their surprise, they found it repels mosquitoes better than a range of mosquito deterrents. businessinsider.com/mosqu…
Some whale vomit is used in perfumes, Is also worth a fair bit if u happen to stumble across it on a beach walk, *Reedited* edition.cnn.com/2016/04/1…
Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay "Fart Proudly" which suggested scientists develop a drug to render farts "not only inoffensive, but agreeable as Perfumes" wikipedia.org/wiki/Fart_P…
In the efforts to capture a man-eating tigress, Indian wildlife officials used the perfume Obsession for Men by Calvin Klein as bait. The perfume contains a pheromone called civetone, which a US study found to be attracting to jaguars. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
RenΓ©e L'EspΓ©rance, the face of Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, was not a typing instructor at all, but rather a perfume saleswoman at Saks Fifth Avenue. Mavis Beacon was named after one of the developer’s favorite musicians. curioushistorian.com/did-…
There is no perfume named Chanel No. 4 or Chanel No 6. Only Chanel No. 5 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Skatole, the same compound that gives poop its smell, is fragrant in low concentrations and is used in some perfumes and ice creams compoundchem.com/2015/07/…
, Deodorant...Egyptians "invented the art of scented bathing" and took to applying perfume to their pits. The first trademarked deodorant -- in 1888! -- was called Mum, and the first antiperspirant, Everdry, followed 15 years later. huffpost.com/entry/deodor…
Some luxury perfumes contain a rare and extremely valuable type of sperm whale poop called ambergris, which fixes their smell and allows it to last longer. businessinsider.com/whale…
Saffron is the world's most expensive spice costing 5,000$ per kilo. 80,000 flowers are needed to produce 450g of it. It was employed as a dye for expensive textiles, a perfume by Cleopatra and even as a medicine. Nowadays, its used in cooking, adding a distinctive aroma flavor to our dishes. finedininglovers.com/arti…
In 2012 Pizza Hut planned to release a limited edition perfume that that smelled like fresh dough. Thousands responded requesting the perfume for themselves but only 110 bottles were produced and shared with lucky Facebook fans who won a bottle. The packaging resembled mini pizza boxes. cnbc.com/id/100283016
Coco Chanel sold her perfume recipe to Jews, then got the Nazis to try and help her get it back when it became popular. pri.org/stories/2015-01-2…
In 2018, Indian authorities used the perfume Obsession by Calvin Klein to attract and trap a wild tiger that had attacked and killed more than a dozen people. npr.org/2018/10/14/657238…
Today I learned of Silphium, a plant from classic antiquity that was so valuable that it was supposedly overharvested to extinction. The plant only grew in a narrow coastal area in Cyrenaica (Libya). It was widely used as seasoning, perfume, as an aphrodisiac, and medicine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sil…
That, in addition to books, France operates a legal deposit scheme for perfumes, where a copy of every new fragrance has to be sent to a library for preservation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osm…
Today I learned about Tapputi, a Babylonian perfume-maker widely considered to be the world's first chemist. A cuneiform tablet from 1200 BCE describes one of her perfumes, made from flowers, oils, balsam, myrrh, and various solvents. cosmosmagazine.com/chemis…
Sperm Whale vomit, or "Ambergris", is very valuable and is used to make perfumes, due to its pleasant smell. nhm.ac.uk/discover/what-i…
Researchers testing insect repellents used a Victoria Secret perfume as a standard, accidentally discovered that it repels mosquitos better than many repellents on the market academic.oup.com/jinsects…
Strong odors, such as cologne and perfume, may cause a person's blood vessels to swell and dilate and, in turn, stimulate the nerve system in the brain associated with head pain causing headaches and migraines. wonderopolis.org/wonder/w…
Avon was founded because a guy named David McConnell, who initially sold books as a door-to-door salesman to New York homes decided to sell perfumes rather than books. At first he manufactured his own perfumes at home and went during the day selling them along with books. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
Today I learned about the inhalant drug β€˜LanΓ§a Perfume’, or β€˜Loló’, sold largely in Brazil. Chloroform and/or Ether are main ingredients used in the drug, taken via small bottles or flasks. Popular with upper class students in the mid-late 20th Century, rock singer Rita Lee had a hit 1980 song named after it. sciencedirect.com/science…
Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the odour of farts smell good so that farting in public will become socially acceptable. Ben wanted flatulence to be "as agreeable as perfumes" vox.com/2015/1/13/7533665…
Ingredients in the average bottle of prestige perfume cost about $1.20 to $1.50. The actual liquid in a typical bottle of $150 perfume is less than 1% of the retail cost. The bottle, box and and display carton typically cost four to six times times more than the fragrance itself articles.latimes.com/1988…
Chrysler built 55 turbine-powered cars from 1963-1964. It could run on any fuel that could burn with oxygen, including perfume and tequila, and produced 130 horsepower. Only nine still exist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
A French man invented a pill that perfumes your farts to smell like roses, violets, or chocolate. 60 pills sell for around $22.00 and he has also developed scented fart pills for flatulent dogs. vice.com/en_us/article/av…
Phthalates lower IQ levels. They can be found in shampoos, conditioners, body sprays, hair sprays, perfumes, colognes, soap, nail polish, shower curtains, medical tubing, IV bags, vinyl flooring and wall coverings, food packaging and coatings on time-release pharmaceuticals. cnn.com/2016/07/01/health…
Tropicana OJ is owned by Pepsico and Simply Orange by Coca Cola. They strip the juice of oxygen for better storage, which strips the flavor. They then hire flavor and fragrance companies, who also formulate perfumes for Dior, to engineer flavor packs to add to the juice to make it "fresh." americannutritionassociat…
Chunks of whale puke sell for as much as $150,000. After aging, the chunks become known as ambergris, developing a sweet musky smell. The material is highly sought after by high-end perfume manufacturers. washingtonpost.com/news/s…
Pizza Hut released a dough-scented perfume. cnbc.com/amp/id/100283016
Coco Chanel, the founder of the fashion and perfume empire Chanel was a Nazi spy during WW2 with the code name "Westminster" due to her connections with British high society. biography.com/news/coco-c…
"Cologne" was originally a brand of perfume, named from where it was created, Cologne, Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eau…
Brazilian Rosewood, outlawed in 1970 for guitars and furniture, was mostly used in France by perfume companies that would pulverize it. About 1% was furniture and far less guitars. Brazilian RW guitars are some of the most expensive on Earth. Chanel No. 5 was one of the biggest culprits. nytimes.com/2005/08/30/wo…
The Black Plague in the 13th century was thought to be contagious through air because of the bad stench it made, so incense and perfumes were used to "cure" it. collectorsweekly.com/arti…
The "Wiffle Ball" prototype was a Coty perfume package with holes cut in it. smithsonianmag.com/innova…
The β€œMusk” smell in colognes and perfumes was originally derived from a gland located between the genitals and the umbilicus of the Himalayan male musk deer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mus…
A Japanese company created a perfume intended to smell just like you are burying your face in your cat’s head, because the smell is akin to "fresh baked bread". time.com/4151257/cat-perf…
A dutch designer sells a 'memory box' for grieving widows that contains the sent of their husband's favorite perfume, a speaker to play his favorite songs, and a gold/glass dildo containing his cremated ashes. theverge.com/2015/4/27/85…
Most perfumes we buy contain ambergris, which is whale vomit 🐳 youtube.com/watch?v=22OXh…
The pleasant scent in flowers and perfumes and the disgusting odor of feces are caused by the same chemical -- indole. The difference is rooted in the concentration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Today I learned of a perfume for cows that makes them smell like humans, thereby luring mosquitoes to bite them instead of us smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Until recently, most perfumes contained a preservative called "ambergris," which is hardened sperm whale vomit. Terrible smelling chunks of ambergris can be found lying on beaches, and are worth tens of thousands of dollars per pound. curiosity.com/memes/whale…
: That An eau de toilette concentration of perfume oil is between 8% and 12%, while an eau de parfum concentration is between 12% and 18% byrdie.co.uk/eau-de-parfu…

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