The Scent of a Cat Woman
While creating Chanel No. 5, Coco resorted to an old perfumer's trick: scrapings of sexual pheromones from the perianal gland of the Abyssinian civet cat On the fifth day of the fifth month of 1921, Coco Chanel changed the scent of the world.
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#1 Jul 3, 2012
Where is that gland and how many cats do you have to kill to wear your perfume so you don't stink like a cat hater?
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