This is a scent capsule containing a synthetic perfume of orchid bees, synthesized through reverse engineering of scent traps created by scientists to trap these bees for study. Skatole is the only compound added on top of the scent traps, a compound that gives mammalian feces that distinctive odor, a compound that often ends up in perfumes that orchid bee make.
Skatole is also used in traditional perfumery as a fixative. What is conceived as a culturally important scent? Olfactory racism teaches us the relationship between smell and power. Power lacks scent, and what humans find disgusting is very much imperial conditioning.
Orchid bees (Euglossini)