Originally Posted by CanwllCorfe
I can't believe you hate amber!!
Actually, I don't think that I actually hate what you and most people smell as amber - I think that when I smell the ingredients that make the amber smell, I smell something totally different. Fragrances that list amber as a primary ingredient (Edited to say: I guess I mean, primary _note_) generally smell to me like sharp green olives. And while green olives can be a quite nice smell, it really doesn't go with the other notes that are usually in these fragrances.
Someone once told me what the term for this is - it's not "asnomic to amber", because I can smell _something_, I just smell it, er, "wrong".
I'm rather curious to find out if my problem is only with the modern aromachemicals used to produce the smell, and if I'd have the same reaction to "real" amber, but then that raises the question of what "real" amber is, and I get confused between amber and ambergris, and then I just go back to my policy of avoiding fragrances with amber in the notes list, because it's just about guaranteed that if it's in the list, I won't like the fragrance.