Thank you so far. I shall attempt to smell those if they are available and not too niche. I mixed the last three ingredients with EO's I have in that mix to see what they smelt like, but didn't have the first two. I can see where that is going but am not familiar with the first two smells yet. So I tried 2 spike lavender, 2 petitgrain, 1 galbanum (diluted), then tried 1 cabreuva which sort of gave it a nuance but was too earthy, so then tried 1 of sharper wintergreen.
So it now smells like a walk by earthy pine woods.....quite nice, fresh and masculine as a smell in its own right. A nice man smell on a hot day. I shall save that for later.
I went to a Thai supermarket and I have bought some dried seaweed to smell it. It is completely different, very sharp, briny, full on ozone and a hint of fishy. I shall attempt to make a tincture and see what it does before my young son eats it all. (Very nice dried and salty, but we didn't like it cooked...too rubbery for our western tastes). I also got some star anise, some cinnamon, some galandrel and some dried mushrooms. I shall tincture all of them in tiny bottles to see what happens. I quite like the more gentle smells of tinctures.
It makes it more of a challenge to try mixing one of the hardest accords. The salty accord question set me off. Chemicals?... just don't fancy going that way, can't afford them all and there is plenty enough to do with naturals for now.