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    Default What notes smell like ____?

    For a long time I've been working on perfume formulations for personal use only. They represent different symbols and are thus not meant to be "classical" perfume scents. (Think: CB I Hate Perfume, Demeter, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.)

    Anyway, I'm curious as to which essential oils or readily available/easily identifiable fragrance oil blends smell like:

    1. Metal
    2. Dirt
    3. Water/that "aquatic" smell
    4. "Ozone"

    Also, what is a good source for ambergris fragrance oil? Have any of you tested various ambergris blends and found a good retailer?

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    Default Re: What notes smell like ____?

    I don't know much about essential oils myself, but I suspect a lot of the notes you're looking for might be easier to find in synthetics than essential oils. For example, that aquatic smell often comes from a synthetic called calone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpharma

    1. Metal
    2. Dirt
    3. Water/that "aquatic" smell
    4. "Ozone"
    1. Citronalva, Hypo-Lem, Lemongrass oil, Bergamot oil.
    2. Dimethyl Ciclormol, Isi Butyl Quinoline, patchouli oil.
    3. Floralozone, Myrac Aldehyde, Octacetal, fresh green apple.
    4. Decyl-Methyl Ether; Helional, Cyclemone A.

    hope that helped!
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpharma View Post
    I'm curious as to which essential oils or readily available/easily identifiable fragrance oil blends smell like:

    1. Metal
    2. Dirt
    3. Water/that "aquatic" smell
    4. "Ozone"
    ?
    They´re synthetic notes, not oils.
    I´ll forward you some more hehe:
    You can type the version you like on google and it re redirect you to the companys that supply them!

    methyl butyrate smells of pineapple or apple
    methyl salicylate (oil of wintergreen) smells of the ointments called Germolene™ and Ralgex™ in the UK
    methyl benzoate smells of fruity-ylang ylang
    ethyl formate smells of rum
    ethyl butyrate smells of pineapple or strawberry
    ethyl salicylate smells of oil of wintergreen
    ethyl heptanoate smells of grape
    propyl isobutyrate smells of rum
    isobutyl formate smells of raspberries
    butyl butyrate smells of pineapple
    pentyl acetate smells of banana
    pentyl pentanoate smells of apple
    pentyl butyrate smells of pear or apricot
    isopentyl acetate smells of pear or banana (it is used as the flavouring in the manufacturing of old fashioned Pear Drops)
    octyl acetate smells of fruity-orange
    benzyl acetate smells slightly of jasmine
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    Default Re: What notes smell like ____?

    Readily available (in the health food section of a grocer) essential oil/oil blends that, mixed about, can mimic:
    Metal - sage
    Dirt- patchouli, cedar

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    A good note for dirt that isn't too hard to find is spikenard oil. That with a bit of patchouli could smell pretty earthy.
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