One more point: what about the smells companies call... for example, "Himalayan poppies" when these can't be distilled, being a product of the imagination of a Corp. specialized in essences?
For instance, take "fig". We had a fig tree in our vacation home and, frankly, I cannot recall any pleasant and notorious smell from the plant's fruit, leafs and wood. Now, there is a scent called "Fig" blended by a local knock off of Joe Malone (yes, believe it or not, we have that down here: the horror, frankly) that smells like JHG's Not a Perfume... isn't it Ambroxan? So, "fig" would be actually Ambroxan.
In other words, corps are synthetizing smells that, what, are not found in nature. They have to name them, their chemical names are impossible to pronounce - not sexy at all, so they end up inventing. Being asked about what group the blend would be classified in, well, they do their best at convincing SA and the laypersons, trying to fit things in to no avail. There you have it, actually a disorienting mess.
OK, there is this French philosopher that wrote many essays on menanignless concepts being part of the post modernist condition, if memory fails me not, I think it was Jean Baudrillard.
Guess the perfume industry is a proof of that, LOL