Originally Posted by tigrushka
Florals are what I like least (I like some Floral scents, though), especially the ones I call "Attack of the 50 Foot Flowers" meaning high-pitched screaming white Florals with killer gardenia and tuberose notes, possibly also hyacinth.
Orientals are what I like least, although like tigs, and since coming to basenotes, I have found some I really love. I approach any fragrance with an amber base with extreme reluctance, and the combination of amber and clove will send me to the hills, gasping as I go. There is a thick, resinous, heavy wall-o-fragrance quality to spice/amber that smells chemical and toxic to me, as though it might be pushing the oxygen molecules off my red blood cells.
I'd consider a blind buy on anything with gardenia and
although there is a high-pitched screaming pikake jasmine note that makes me long for Opium and Cinnabar and Youth Dew.