Originally Posted by Andrew_B.
[quote author=Herb Lady link=1146702689/0#9 date=1146856454]Andrew, thank you for the link. Â*Just curious though - what is your description of a "rustic" scent? Â*It can be so subjective...
For me, a rustic scent reminds me of walking in the Santa Monica hills where I used to live. Â*It is a mix of trees, shrubs, and soil. But I was also curious about other people's takes on this.
Rustic for me is a bit of a mix. I live close to the ocean, so I think of the ocean - salt air, sand, crunchy wool sweaters, sea spray, but I don't think of these scents as typical marine scents currently offered in perfumes. Also I view rustic as pine trees, hiking in the mountains, a log cabin on a lake (or perhaps high on a cliff above the sea), cedar, leather (from a horse's tack), a wood fire, crisp night air. But most of all I think of rustic as QUIET. Even if every animal, every bird, the wind, a crashing wave, a thunderstorm, is making the biggest racket in the world, it is the absence of human voices, traffic, sirens, TV's and radios blasting, etc., that makes it so peaceful and rustic for me.