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“Sweet Motor Oil”

LAUDER : Youth Dew

by Catapano (1953)

Originally a bath oil, 30% oils as concentration (like this, women could buy it without feeling too luxurious). Could just as well be a TF men-scent, a bit of a misnomer for how heavy it is.

Heavily spiced floriental; lots of clove; used to be heavy on civet, now more focused on leather. Indolic flowers, and cinnamon. Tolu balsam; broad-shouldered patchouli.

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