Originally Posted by nthny
Definitely. I like sea scents, and patchouli based fragrances, and just stick around here long enough and you'll notice that instead of just one pattern, many basenotes members have MANY patterns, like branches on a tree... One branch is rose based fragrances, then iris based, etc. All the same person, many many different desires, and for a while one will follow a certain note or accord and that will lead to another, and another, and...
I like this rather organic way of looking at it and find it to be a true description in my case.
as for myself, I was initially taken in with scents that I associated with an "alto" vibration,
creamy sandalwood, soft musks, leathers, spicy woods. (Tabac Blond, En Avion, Madame X, Jasmin Impeatrice Eugenie, Ambre Sultan, Feminite du Bois, Opium)
then I was seduced by the rose. I am still finding amazing variations of scents with rose notes, and I think this is a major branch on my tree...MAJOR, Sa Majeste la Rose gives me comfort and it is a pretty straightforward, true, wet rose, but even recently I discovered Ta'if which is pencil shavings and rose, and L'Inspiratrice, light creamy patchouli and rose, and on and on...even Chanel no. 5 I perceive as a rose chypre on some level.
Another theme for me is how I texturally relate to a perfume, some are creamy, others suedy, some felt like...perhaps chypres attract me in part due to their textural quality.
Take Sacre Bleu. I don;t know what the heck it is, an oriental? What matters to me is its texture. Like rubbing a cashmere scarf on my cheek. Dans Tes Bras is a new textured love. Jicky got texture. Attrape Coeur. Chanel no.19. Some call it green. I call it smooth.
my sweet tooth is a tiny branch on my tree, there are only a few scents that I want due to sweetness...Lolita Lempicka, Un Bois Vanille, Ava Luxe Vamp, Love's True Bluish Light are at the top.
Then I have the outrageous branch, like Bandit, Musc Ravageur, Carnal Flower, Rasa and Jalaine Patchouli. Tabac Blond can go here too.
This is fun to explore, not sure how clear it is, but fun nonetheless.