How do you describe the smell of chemicals anyway? It is all made up, you might as well invoke colourful imaginary, because if you just listed off a hundred chemical and natural ingredients it wouldn't seem nearly as interesting. Its an art more than a science, and the whole is more than the sum of the parts.
True, but there are real ingredients that go into perfumes: sandalwood, vetiver, jasmine, agarwood, etc. The complaint here (at least mine) is the names that they give their essences, whether they are real or not.