Remember that lovely "rice steam" note from Kenzo Amour? Poopoo Pidoo, one of the debut fragrances from French niche line Ego Facto, takes that idea and brings it into sharper focus.1 Poopoo Pidoo is a powdery floral by perfumer Dominique Ropion, and I take it it's supposed to be sexy — the tag line is "declare that you're not just the girl they think you are" and the brand description notes that "...just like the person wearing it, it is not that well-behaved". I haven't made up my mind about the sexy part, but I love Poopoo Pidoo.
It starts with a sharp, citrus-y orange blossom, and very quickly moves into the gauzy, rice powder/heliotrope heart, which smells like a dusty blend of marshmallow cream, basmati rice and crushed toasted almonds (the listed notes: citrus, orange blossom, rice powder, amber, woods and musk). It's edible but not overwhelmingly sweet: candy for grown-ups, perhaps?
The base is woody musk, and just heavy enough to place Poopoo Pidoo squarely into the Wood Pudding fragrance family.2 The musk itself is delightfully unclean: I wouldn't personally go so far as to call it skanky, but it comes just close enough, perhaps, to justify the sexy ad copy. For my part Poopoo Pidoo, like other wood pudding scents, is a comfort scent as much as anything else, though: it's absolutely perfect for the cold, dreary weather we're having here this week. The lasting power is excellent.
Ego Facto Poopoo Pidoo is available in 50 ml Eau de Parfum for $90; for buying information see the listing for Ego Facto under Perfume Houses.
2. A fragrance family of my own devising, mind you. No need to go searching for it on the internets. But you can see other Wood Pudding fragrances by clicking on 'Wood Pudding' in the list of tags, below.