Originally Posted by DustB
The real problem I think is the too casual use of the word "fresh."
I think I've been too casual with the use of the word "interesting" too. Maybe I should have also asked how an example is interesting. What is "interesting" for you all?
I have not tried or tested even half of the suggestions being made, but looking at the list Grottola has given just as an example, are they all interesting? For the majority of the list, they are pleasant, highly enjoyable, and constructed of complementing notes, but not all are interesting to me but then they dont have a need to be interesting, they are just so enjoyable and well constructed that they are charming. Eau de Rochas would be a good example.
Then there is one on that list that I've tried that springs out at me as interesting, and thats Terre d'Hermès. It is definitely fresh, and its interesting to me because it is peculiar. Sadly, its that very peculiarity that makes it unpleasant to me!
Edit: Just had another thought. Defining this aspect of scents as a dichotomy of interesting<->dull is too simple, and I shouldn't have done it. Grottola has listed "Fresh but not Dull", which isn't the same as "Fresh but Interesting".