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.
Thread: 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 aquatic scent
Wet banana/fruit salad
Wet cat fart
Wet cotton pads
Wet day in New England
Wet day in October
Wet fig leaves
Wet spicy otherworldly smell of the jungle in the Phillipines
Wet stinky animal smell
Wet underneath something
Wet white wood
Wet wind of a desert rainstorm
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?
Lovesick the wind that carries it
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
I think that CDG Man 2 has a "wet" extiguished campfire scent, in a good way.
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..Originally Posted by Pieter
Tommy True Star smells like wet bamboo to me.