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    Default That means the term "PASTORAL"?

    Hi i read sometimes applied to define fragrances or notes of fragrance the term "PASTORAL,some member can explain the significate of this term.

    thanks in advance

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    There are a few different meanings, but the one that would apply to perfumery or other artistic ventures would probably be this one:

    "Charmingly simple and serene; idyllic"

    I would think it would mean not terribly complex or busy...perhaps evoking a sense of peace and relaxation. Simple pleasures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharilstuff
    There are a few different meanings, but the one that would apply to perfumery or other artistic ventures would probably be this one:

    "Charmingly simple and serene; idyllic"

    I would think it would mean not terribly complex or busy...perhaps evoking a sense of peace and relaxation. Simple pleasures.

    Actually Sharilstuff, you're using the literary meaning of the word, which I don't think applies in this case, at least not in any of the examples of the use of the word pastoral I've seen when applied to fragrances.

    Pastoral when applied to fragrances is usually used, at least in my experience, as the adjectival form of the following meaning of the word "pasture":


    Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin pastura, from Latin pastus, past participle of pascere to feed.

    1 : plants (as grass) grown for the feeding especially of grazing animals


    It can be used to apply to anything that grows in a pasture, such as vegetables and various grasses. Synonyms might be verdant, vegetal, grassy etc.

    I hope this helps Dry_Martini.

    Best regards my friend,

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    OK. That would make sense where I've seen it used. Thanks for filling me in!

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    Default Re: That means the term "PASTORAL"?

    Patsoral = ’from/ on/ related to the countryside'.

    It is a rather old fashioned term. Country life began being idolized at the courts of France and other European kingdoms one or two generations before the French Revolution (Rousseau ‚Back to Nature!', slogan of a whole period. Goya, your famous Spanish painter, his early period!)

    Obviously, that also had an effect on perfumery:
    „Parfums de Nicolaï - Vie de Château Eau Fraîche - 100ml Spray Item 11846 $60.00
    A special commission for the Count of Cheverny, pastoral notes evoking oak moss from the forest with freshly cut grass, leather & hay.“
    http://www.beautyhabit.com/nicolai_men.html

    How come I am such a smart ass? Google search: pastoral perfume helped. 8-)
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    perhaps a combination of the 2 definitions (by sharilstuff and scentemental) would be pretty accurate. i think of pastoral scents as green, grassy, flowery, earthy, simple, gentle, soothing, relaxing, and idyllic.

    a "pastoral" scene might be something like a small secluded stone country house in fields of grass with lots of trees and wildflowers, rolling hills, sunny skies, birds chirping, warm breeze, maybe some horses, etc. you get the picture.

    Traveller, there is no path. You make the path as you walk. -- A. Machado

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    Amending that first post of mine: I apologize: it was sent before I realized what other activities were under way.
    'Il mondo dei profumi è un universo senza limiti: una fraganza puo rievocare sensazioni, luoghi, persone o ancora condurre in uno spazio di nuove dimensioni emozionali' L. V.

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    Thanks for his answers:sharilstuff,scenemental ,narcus and liquid,i have clear now.

    The level of knowledge is amazing

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    Liquid,

    Brilliant!

    Pastoral = Kitschy Kinkaid-like Krap Paintings of bucolic, verdent country scenes.

    The only thing missing is the peasants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griff
    Liquid,

    Brilliant!

    Pastoral = Kitschy Kinkaid-like Krap Paintings of bucolic, verdent country scenes.

    The only thing missing is the peasants.

    Griff

    HAHA! now for some bucolic scents...

    and griff, are verdent scents green but with teeth??


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    As have been made excellently by liquid for pastoral painting, I'd like to take a musical example: the Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.6, Op.68 "Pastoral" in F Major.

    http://w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de/cmp/beethoven_sym6.html

    Romantic simple melody evoking the relax of the cowntryside and a certain ingenuity...

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    Can anyone list examples of "pastoral"-smelling perfumes?

    "mmm knightowl, you smell so...pastoral today"... ;D
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    ^

    spring flower; pastoral. and beautiful i might add.

    m7; not pastoral. but awesome.

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