Originally Posted by khaltire
Since my attempts to have this fragrance made have gone unanswered,
does anyone who has smelled this happen to know of a male fragrance that would be similar? just a very clean scent with a bit of sweetness to it.. something that maybe has a soda like quality to it, bubblegum / citrus soda is kind of what it would smell like, but that sounds bad just saying it...
The Japanese 'Squash' is somewhat of an indescribable scent, much like the japanese 'Ramuneh' soda flavor in Candies that is oh so popular.
I would love for something to be similar to this. Please fellow basenoters, I'm looking for your expert opinions!
Just taking a somewhat educated guess here, but I think the "Squash" might be the Japanese ad-speak Anglo word for "hechiman", referring to the loofah squash, which has a very nice refreshing scent. "Hechiman" colognes were very popular in Japan in the past, taking a place in the Japanese market very similar to something like 4711 in the West. I recall seeing it for sale in the local "supah" (supermarket) during my stays in Japan. This is the kind of scent that was nice quality, yet very inexpensive, sold in large bottles much the way one sees large sizes of cologne for sale in the toiletries aisle in certain European countries - Spain or Greece, for instance.
"Ramuneh" is the Japanese attempt to pronounce "lemonade" and refers to any number of soft drinks, some of which resemble lemonade and others which are more like Sprite or 7-up. For a Japanese person who grew up in the 1950's or earlier, ramuneh would bring up a memory of a specific brand of soda which came in a blue-green glass bottle and had a glass marble rattling around in the bottom of it.
Hope this adds something to the conversation here.
And btw, welcome to you, khaltire!