Originally Posted by ruknelly
But it seems some performers believe in occultism.
As danieq said, some houses seem to at the very least, name their fragrances in a way that indicates a spiritual aspect to what they are doing.
Makes sense. There's a lot of confusion about what occultism really is in that people assign it negative traits. Again, the cynic in me can't help but think that mass-marketed perfume cares not for such things, but perhaps deploys quasi-occult names as a way to pander to certain demographics along the lines of faux-spirituality or faux-exoticism (assumes baritone voice: "Introducing Gucci's latest, spell-binding scent, Dark Noire pour Nuit â€” for the person who desires to be viewed as mysterious and intriguing / something they're innately not.") Instead, I'd harbor that what's actually the driving force of such productions is money -- and very little else.
There's a few indie lines out there that throw a couple of crystals up on their web page, and others who will stick the word "blessed" in front of one of their ingredients ("Featuring blessed norlimbanol with a touch of enchanted Iso-E") in order to pander to such new-age tastes, but ultimately, perfume -- especially mass-produced perfume -- is alcohol with some chemicals in it, bottled in a factory, whose composition if often designed by boardroom executives, computer algorithms, and market research. Playing Enya in the background while gluing on labels does not a spiritual product make ;)
Man, my cynicism is on overdrive this morning! I need coffee.