Code of Conduct
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Default Wet fragrance notes

    I think there is a distinct 'moist' note in Rabanne's Black XS, which I've been wearing frequently lately. Chandler Burr doesn't seem to think so. In his Black XS review (link below), Burr writes:

    'Black XS uses (...) Norlimbanol (1-(2,2,6-trimethyl-cyclohexyl)-3-hexanol), which by itself is one of the most amazing scents around, a genius molecule that should be worth its weight in gold; Norlimbanol gives you, quite simply, the smell of extreme dryness, absolute desiccation, and if when you smell it, you'll understand that instantly—the molecule is, by itself, a multi-sensory Disney ride.'

    So, then, what exactly constitutes a 'wet' fragrance note? I decided to go quantitative. A search on the Basenotes male fragrance discussion board over the last 2 months brought in 40 different mentions of 'wet' notes:

    Wet and sweet cedar
    Wet animal
    Wet aquatic scent
    Wet banana/fruit salad
    Wet beach
    Wet bricks
    Wet cardboard
    Wet cat fart
    Wet cement
    Wet cigars
    Wet cloud
    Wet cotton pads
    Wet day in New England
    Wet day in October
    Wet dog
    Wet earth
    Wet fig leaves
    Wet forest
    Wet fur
    Wet gardens
    Wet hay
    Wet leather
    Wet leaves
    Wet limestone
    Wet linen
    Wet lychee
    Wet newspapers
    Wet paper
    Wet pavement
    Wet rose
    Wet roses
    Wet soil
    Wet spicy otherworldly smell of the jungle in the Phillipines
    Wet stinky animal smell
    Wet streets
    Wet underneath something
    Wet warmth
    Wet white wood
    Wet wind of a desert rainstorm
    Wet woods

    That's an astonishing figure when you consider that 'sweet' and 'dry' are the more commonly used words to describe the smell of a fragrance. What do you think? What exactly constitutes a 'wet' fragrance note and when does something smell wet?

    http://www.chandlerburr.com/newsite/...meprevious.php
    Lovesick the wind that carries it

  2. #2

    Default Re: Wet fragrance notes

    I don't know the answer to your question, Pieter, but there's definitely a "wet underneath something" note in Goutal's Vétiver.

    Excellent compilation, by the way.
    [font=verdana][url=http://del.icio.us/scentedpages][b]my bookmarks on del.icio.us[/b][/url][/font]
    [font=verdana][url=http://www.nstperfume.com/perfume-books/][b]my book reviews on NST[/b][/url][/font]
    [font=verdana][url=www.scentedpages.com][b]ScentedPages.com[/b][/url][/font]

  3. #3

    Default Re: Wet fragrance notes

    Very nice original post, unfortunately I don´t have much to add but I hope someone else has.

    Will say that the new red Bulgari smelled a lot like wet telephone catalogue, but in a good way

    MMM

  4. #4

    Default Re: Wet fragrance notes

    I think that CDG Man 2 has a "wet" extiguished campfire scent, in a good way.


  5. #5

    Default Re: Wet fragrance notes

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter
    Wet and sweet cedar
    Wet animal
    Wet aquatic scent
    Wet banana/fruit salad
    Wet beach
    Wet bricks
    Wet cardboard
    Wet cat fart
    Wet cement
    Wet cigars
    Wet cloud
    Wet cotton pads
    Wet day in New England
    Wet day in October
    Wet dog
    Wet earth
    Wet fig leaves
    Wet forest
    Wet fur
    Wet gardens
    Wet hay
    Wet leather
    Wet leaves
    Wet limestone
    Wet linen
    Wet lychee
    Wet newspapers
    Wet paper
    Wet pavement
    Wet rose
    Wet roses
    Wet soil
    Wet spicy otherworldly smell of the jungle in the Phillipines
    Wet stinky animal smell
    Wet streets
    Wet underneath something
    Wet warmth
    Wet white wood
    Wet wind of a desert rainstorm
    Wet woods
    Sorry Pieter, there are just too many essences that attempt to mirror the scents of this list. That said, 'wet new england' I wouldnt mind trying..

  6. #6

    Default Re: Wet fragrance notes

    Tommy True Star smells like wet bamboo to me.

Similar Threads

  1. Primer on How to Make Perfume (Version 1.0)
    By ItalianStallion in forum Fragrance DIY
    Replies: 141
    Last Post: 22nd June 2014, 04:54 PM
  2. Any suggestions for a men's fragrance with similar notes to Chanel No19?
    By snifferdog in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 24th March 2008, 12:35 AM
  3. Fragrance notes, why they matter & why they don't
    By fredricktoo in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 20th March 2008, 12:36 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •