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…
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…
A french company is making a perfume with a scent based on dead loved one for people that are grieving smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
There is no perfume named Chanel No. 4 or Chanel No 6. Only Chanel No. 5 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
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 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…
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…
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 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…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Pizza Hut released a dough-scented perfume. cnbc.com/amp/id/100283016
They have figured out a way to make perfume out of the smell of monsoon rains in India. theatlantic.com/internati…
The "Wiffle Ball" prototype was a Coty perfume package with holes cut in it. smithsonianmag.com/innova…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
"Cologne" was originally a brand of perfume, named from where it was created, Cologne, Germany. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eau…
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 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…
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…
Most perfumes we buy contain ambergris, which is whale vomit 🐳 youtube.com/watch?v=22OXh…
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…
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 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-…
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…
: 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…
Benjamin Franklin had written an essay about Flatulence called 'Fart Proudly'. The essay goes on to discuss methods to essentially make farts not only smell inoffensive but also as agreeable as perfumes. allthatsinteresting.com/b…
Indigested sperm whale excrement, also known as ambergris, is used in the production of perfume to make the scent last longer. This "floating gold" is worth almost $50,000 a pound, but is illegal in the US as a result of the Endangered Species Act. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
Pizza Hut released their signature perfume "Eau de Pizza Hut" in Canada in 2012, and the intended fragrance was of "a box of Pizza Hut pizza being opened." eater.com/2012/12/5/65124…
Victoria's Secret Bombshell Perfume is a World-Class Mosquito Repellant elle.com/beauty/health-fi…
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…
The reason perfume is applied to necks and wrists, with behind the knees being the most ideal location, is because these are pulse points that will warm the perfume and release fragrance continuously. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Per…
Rapper DMX's mother left him so hungry as a child he resorted to drinking perfume. mtv.co.uk/dmx/news/dmx-ha…
Disney developed a signature scent for Norway in Epcot. It's called Laila and smells like airy mountains. The perfume is sprayed throughout the day in the pavilion. businessinsider.com/unusu…
In 1992 an Israeli cargo plane crashed in Amsterdam killing 43 people. Israel claimed it was carrying flowers and perfume. It took 6yrs and a Dutch parliamentary inquiry before they admitted it was carrying DMMP, a key component for sarin nerve gas. nytimes.com/1998/10/02/wo…
Coco Chanel was a Nazi secret agent and used it, first, to free her nephew from a German prisoner-of-war camp and later to take control of her perfume empire away from the Jewish Wertheimer brothers. nytimes.com/2011/09/04/bo…
Beaver butts secrete castoreum, which the animals use to mark their territory. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lists castoreum as a β€œgenerally regarded as safe” additive, and manufacturers have been using it extensively in perfumes and foods for at least 80 years. voices.nationalgeographic…
Whale vomit is worth tens of thousands of pounds and is used in the productionof perfume bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england…
Human poop and farts get their foul smell from the chemical compounds Skatole and Indole (among others). At low concentrations, these compounds smell flowery, and are used in perfumes. USA and Israel have used Skatole in crowd control spraysβ€”the stench does not wash off skin for 3 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ska…
Benjamin Franklin tried to convince the Royal Academy of Brussels "To discover some Drug...that shall render the natural Discharges of Wind from our Bodies, not only inoffensive, but as agreeable as Perfumes." smithsonianmag.com
Orange Juice Is Artificially Flavored to Taste Like Oranges. Drink companies hire flavor and fragrance companies, the same ones that make perfumes, to create "flavor packs" to make the juice taste like OJ. gizmodo.com/5825909/orang…
Not only did Coco Chanel steal her famous perfume Chanel No. 5 from the Jewish family that financed it. But she also go them to pay her living expenses afterwards with Nazi help. messynessychic.com/2012/0…
The woman who depicted Mavis Beacon from Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, is Renee L’Esperance. She was discovered at the perfume counter of Saks Fifth Avenue. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Castoreum from Beaver's anal glands is used in perfume and as a food additive. It's often referred to on ingredient lists as "natural flavourings" and used as part of a substitute vanilla flavor. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The perfume, Chanel NΒ°5 is the highest budget for an advertising commercial ever produced costing $33,000,000.00 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baz…
Perfumes and cologne with citrus and floral scents expire sooner than those with heavier, woody scents allure.com/story/fragranc…
Whale vomit is used for making perfume and finding a chunk of it could be worth tens of thousands of dollars cnn.com/2016/04/14/europe…
Today I learned of Keith Whitley, a chart-topping country music artist who died of alcoholism at the age of 34. According to his wife, he once drank perfume and nail polish remover to become intoxicated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kei…
Perfumes can expire due to the chemicals breaking down and oxidizing. lifestyle.howstuffworks.c…
Crows will crush an ant and rub it all over themselves like perfume--the formic acid in the ants helps ward off parasites. avesnoir.com/10-really-we…
The first chemist in history is considered to be a Babylonian woman perfume-maker by the name of Tapputi. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tap…
Perfume is located at the front of department stores in part because department-store pioneer Harry Selfridge placed his there to mask the odors of manure and exhaust from the street. books.google.com/books?id…
In 2006, British cheese makers created a blue cheese-scented perfume to get people to eat more Stilton. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
There's a perfume with a Cheetos fragrance. instyle.com/beauty/cheeto…
The oldest perfume factory in the world was unearthed in Cyprus in 2004-05. It dated back to the Bronze Age, around four thousand years ago, and it covered an estimated surface area of over 4,000mΒ², indicating that their perfume manufacturing was on an industrial scale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Anal scent glands from beavers are used in perfumes including Chanel, Lancome and Givenchy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
There are people who (believe they) suffer from 'Multiple Sensitivity Disorder' ... experiencing "migraines, muscle pain, rashes, nausea, fatigue, and other debilitating symptoms they believe to be caused by low-level exposure to chemicals such as laundry detergent, perfume, and car exhaust." 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
There is a scent archive located in Versailles, France that stores over 3,000 perfumes from the past and present including the the eau de cologne made for Napoleon in 1815 during his exile on Saint Helena. osmotheque.fr/411_p_34596…
Bison Grass or Holy Grass (Hierochloe odorata)was used by Native Americans as Shampoo, Paint, Perfume, to Weave Baskets, to Keep Away Bugs, and to Stuff Pillows. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hie…
Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid and Charlemagne sent eachother presents, including horses, clocks, dogs, chess sets, silks, an elephant, mechanical toys and perfume. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
Benjamin Franklin suggested scientists should create a "holesome" drug to make farts smell like perfume en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far…
There is a Semen-Scented Perfume vice.com/read/this-is-wha…
There are paper-scented perfumes and candles that mimics the smell of freshly printed books, old tomes or libraries. Some candles were even inspired on Oxford Library's ambient aroma. ebookfriendly.com/book-sm…
Anal juice from beavers is used in perfume, ice cream, and pudding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cas…
The movie β€œPerfume” wasn’t entirely a fiction; A real maniac, who became the inspiration for Perfume’s story, called Manuel Romasanta, who lived in Spain in the early 1800s and killed more than a dozen people and at the trial he tried to convince the jury that he was a werewolf! theclickosaur.com/801/sto…
A Swiss perfume company worked with the Gates Foundation to create an artificial scent that smells exactly like a pit latrine. gatesnotes.com/developmen…
Coffee beans are placed next to perfume samples because their aroma helps to remove lingering aroma particles from your scent receptors. This is analogous to "cleansing one's palate". bellasugar.com/Why-Do-We-…
Tom Tykwer (director of Cloud Atlas, Perfume, The International) composes the music to all his major movies himself imdb.com/name/nm0878756/b…
Sarah Jessica Parker's perfume is very effective at stripping the finish off hardwood floors. Ask me how I know.

My wife dropped a sample vial of perfume, which promptly shattered when it hit the floor. In less than a minute, I'd returned with a wet paper towel to wipe it up, and there was a perfect, splash-shaped area of bare wood. We're moving tomorrow; there goes our deposit. :)

Ingredients: ALCOHOL DENAT., AQUA/WATER/EU, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BUTTLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, ACRYLATES/OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPLYMER, BENZYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL BENZOATE, CITRAL, DISODIUM EDTA, GERANIOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, HYDROLYZED JOJOBA ESTERS, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, ISOEUGENOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.

Andy Warhol would wear the same perfume everyday for 3 months after which he would give it up and switch to another perfume never to wear the same perfume twice. He used them as β€œsmell-memories”. yesterdaysperfume.typepad…
Perfumes smell different on different people.

I must be really late on this fact as quite a few people already knew but it was a lovely little lesson for me. Now I know that you're supposed to test perfume on yourself, not those little cards.

EDIT: I should post a link but I found this out off my mum so I googled it. Here's an article about it I found: http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-the-Same-Perfume-Smells-Different-on-Different-People&id=2164039

In 1962 Chrysler built the world's first production turbine-powered car that could run on almost any combustible fuel (ex: kerosene, gasoline, diesel, perfume, etc) jaylenosgarage.com/video/…
Many perfumes use the secretions from the anal glands of an animal called the civet to give them a 'musky' odor. fragrantica.com/notes/Civ…
Crows Crush Ants and Rub Them On Themselves Like Perfume to Ward of Parasites en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant…
A perfume salesman named Alan Stillman opened the first T.G.I. Friday's in 1965 in NYC, the first singles bar. He had hoped to meet neighborhood women, particularly stewardesses, secretaries and models. To open the bar he spent $5,000 of his own money plus $5,000 borrowed from his mother. vinepair.com/wine-blog/ho…
There's a perfume for book-lovers called Paper Passion that's designed to smell like books laughingsquid.com/paper-p…
The term 'jazz' derives from either; A] African-American slang term, β€˜jasm’, which means β€˜vim’ or β€˜energy’. B] Or it refers to the jasmine perfume that prostitutes in New Orleans’ famed Storyville red light district often wore bbc.com/culture/story/201…
Bergamot oil is an essential oil used for many things including perfume, treatment for skin conditions, and Earl Grey tea en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ber…
Pizza Hut once released a perfume called "Eau de Pizza Hut" brandeating.com/2013/02/n…

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