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Thread started 02/21/11 11:42am

Bfunkthe1

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Madonna-Like A Prayer Cd booklet...smell test

Smell Test:

I posted this on the other Madonna thread also but thought it would be fun with it's own thread.

For people that actually own Like A Prayer cd.....

Check this out. I know this will sound strange but has anyone ever noticed the scent that is present on LAP booklet? It's like a musk oil scent. I remember pointing this out back in 1989 and I recently bought a used copy and it's on there as well. Like I said sounds crazy but get out your copy and tell me you notice this. My roomate did and he agreed. Not sure if this applies to the cassette or album versions because I never owned them. Only the cd. cool

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Reply #1 posted 02/21/11 11:49am

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I had the cassette when it first came out & Very much remember it having a scent to it.
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Reply #2 posted 02/21/11 11:54am

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...going home to smell it...

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Reply #3 posted 02/21/11 11:58am

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I owned the album on vinyl and it was indeed scented.

I never smelled the CD though.

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Reply #4 posted 02/21/11 12:03pm

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Looks like i will be going back to sniff it when I get home

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Reply #5 posted 02/21/11 12:05pm

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sextonseven said:

I owned the album on vinyl and it was indeed scented.

I never smelled the CD though.

I thought it was more the booklet than the actual cd but maybe it's both. I'm not really sure. I think it's the only scented cd/booklet I've ever owned. Lol.

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Reply #6 posted 02/21/11 12:18pm

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Yes there is a distinct scent to it. I have the cassette of Like A Prayer and I remember smelling the scent on the cassette jacket. I read somewhere that it's the scent of Patchouli, and all the cassette and cd jackets carried the scent.

EDIT: Info from Wikipedia:

The packaging on the first pressings of the CD, cassette, and LP were scented with patchouli oils to simulate church incense.[11] A publicist for Warner Bros. Records said, "She wanted to create a flavor of the 60's and the church. She wanted to create a sensual feeling you could hear and smell."[11]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w...e_a_Prayer

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Reply #7 posted 02/21/11 12:20pm

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NaughtyKitty said:

Yes there is a scent to it. I read that it's the scent of Patchouli, and all the cassette and cd jackets carried the scent.

nod I remember buying the cassette back in 1989 and noticing the perfum-y smell in the booklet

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Reply #8 posted 02/21/11 12:24pm

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NaughtyKitty said:

Yes there is a scent to it. I read that it's the scent of Patchouli, and all the cassette and cd jackets carried the scent.

That's what it is! I knew it smelled familiar. lol. Pure genius. I'm surprised Prince never attempted anything like this.

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Reply #9 posted 02/21/11 12:32pm

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Bfunkthe1 said:

NaughtyKitty said:

Yes there is a scent to it. I read that it's the scent of Patchouli, and all the cassette and cd jackets carried the scent.

That's what it is! I knew it smelled familiar. lol. Pure genius. I'm surprised Prince never attempted anything like this.

And you know what? After all these years, the scent is still there! eek Smells wonderful! But I've always been a fan of Patchouli mushy

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Reply #10 posted 02/21/11 12:33pm

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Parade had a smell to it also which was nice, the LAP smelled like shit much like madonna.

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Reply #11 posted 02/21/11 12:38pm

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I bought a used copy of the LP and had just assumed the previous owner had musked it all up. I had no idea it was intentionally done by WB. Damn, you'd think the smell would have worn off after 21 years. I just took a whiff and that album is still stinking up my other records.

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Reply #12 posted 02/21/11 12:50pm

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therevolutionwillnotbe said:

I bought a used copy of the LP and had just assumed the previous owner had musked it all up. I had no idea it was intentionally done by WB. Damn, you'd the smell would have worn off after 21 years. I just took a wiff and that album is still stinking up my other records.

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lol They must have used an extra-concentrated oil for the scent to last this long, its been over 20 years!

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Reply #13 posted 02/21/11 1:22pm

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Can't say my MP3 has an odor lol, but I definitely recall my CD's fragrance from back in the day. Funny to hear it was patchouli, though. It smelled more like pine to me.

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Reply #14 posted 02/21/11 2:51pm

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lazycrockett said:

Parade had a smell to it also which was nice, the LAP smelled like shit much like madonna.

parade had a scent to it? i can't remember that at all. are you sure? never heard anything

about that either. what was it like?

oh and for "smelled like shit much like madonna" lol but she actually said at the time of

it's release that the smell reminded her of prince.

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Reply #15 posted 02/21/11 2:59pm

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I have the cassette (so funny to type this word!) It still smells ;-p

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Reply #16 posted 02/21/11 3:27pm

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NaughtyKitty said:

therevolutionwillnotbe said:

I bought a used copy of the LP and had just assumed the previous owner had musked it all up. I had no idea it was intentionally done by WB. Damn, you'd the smell would have worn off after 21 years. I just took a wiff and that album is still stinking up my other records.

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lol They must have used an extra-concentrated oil for the scent to last this long, its been over 20 years!

I bet it's in the ink rather than simply being sprayed on after the fact.

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μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #17 posted 02/21/11 3:28pm

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thanks2joniandu said:

I have the cassette (so funny to type this word!) It still smells ;-p

lol

Man I justed busted out laughing!

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Reply #18 posted 02/21/11 3:59pm

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yup

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Reply #19 posted 02/21/11 4:06pm

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Katy Perry's latest album booklet apparently smells of candy floss

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Reply #20 posted 02/21/11 9:03pm

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I will never forget having my mom take me to buy the cd coming home and unraveling it and her explaining 1) what aids was per the handout inside (a disease adults get from 'exchanging fluids') and 2) that 'patchuli oil' (sp?) was the scent that smelled like the the catholic church.

later in life my friend told me that it's the smell of "dirty unemployed hippies," lol.

ahhh to be 7 again

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Reply #21 posted 02/21/11 9:37pm

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Regarding the oil scent of Madonna's Like A Prayer insert, anyone remember the floral scent of the insert of Stevie Wonder's Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants album? I remember my uncle's vinyl copy had a scent that smelled good, but the fragrance ate the material of the vinyl and nearly dirtied up the package itself.

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Reply #22 posted 02/22/11 6:09am

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b3xy said:

Katy Perry's latest album booklet apparently smells of candy floss

I hear GaGa's latest has I distinctive waft of something less pleasent...

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Reply #23 posted 02/22/11 8:23am

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DaveT said:

b3xy said:

Katy Perry's latest album booklet apparently smells of candy floss

I hear GaGa's latest has I distinctive waft of something less pleasent...

biggrin

that was her perfume line. semen and blood. she's SO avant garde and cutting edge, like omfg

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Reply #24 posted 02/22/11 8:41am

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IstenSzek said:

lazycrockett said:

Parade had a smell to it also which was nice, the LAP smelled like shit much like madonna.

parade had a scent to it? i can't remember that at all. are you sure? never heard anything

about that either. what was it like?

I don't remember that either. I bought a first pressing vinyl copy the week it was released too.

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Reply #25 posted 02/22/11 8:54am

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badujunkie said:

DaveT said:

I hear GaGa's latest has I distinctive waft of something less pleasent...

biggrin

that was her perfume line. semen and blood. she's SO avant garde and cutting edge, like omfg

Which reeks of desperation ...oh the irony! biggrin

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sextonseven said:

IstenSzek said:

parade had a scent to it? i can't remember that at all. are you sure? never heard anything

about that either. what was it like?

I don't remember that either. I bought a first pressing vinyl copy the week it was released too.

I thought the cassette had a lavender smell to it.

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Reply #27 posted 02/22/11 1:45pm

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Kinda sad, but that album (and the smell of Patchouli on my vinyl) made me so happy as a teen, that I always dab on the oil on each side of my neck as an adult everyday...that smell still makes me happy. And some people (over a certain age) comment and say, "You smell like the "Like A Prayer" album wink

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