Cumin has come up a couple of times lately, people are smelling it in places where I don't smell it, and I am smelling it in places that others don't smell it. It isn't a question of not knowing what it smells like, it's right here in my spice rack, and it is an incredibly strong, distinctive and lingering smell.
Actually, that second part might not be true, I just put on Angel (women) because up until six months or so ago I detected a strong cumin note in this -- and it turned me off. Re-testing it today, I am not getting the cumin, also not disliking this scent the way I did in the past. I guess tastes change.
Rochas Femme was mentioned as a scent with cumin, I didn't catch that, but I only tested it once.
Ambre Sultan is listed on Fragrantica as a scent with cumin, and I could see that along with all of the other spices in there. Fragrantica also says some people mix up cumin and caraway, since they look similar. They certainly don't smell the same, most in North America will identify the smell of caraway with the familiar smell of rye bread.
How do people perceive cumin? Do you like/love/hate it?