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    In the opening of Zino and also Le Male there is a "rotting meat" note , is it me or does anyone else get it also? What do you think it is

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    I've never (knowingly) smelled Le Male, but I get no rotting meat note in the opening of Zino. Zino, to my nose, opens with a burst of (what I thought was) eucalyptus. After reviewing the pyramid, I realize I was actually smelling the sage.

    I don't think I'd like Zino very much if I smelled the rotting meat. Lucky thing that I don't. You have definitely piqued my curiousity, I'm interested in others' responses.
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    afaarfa ..... What type of meat do you smell ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitrios View Post
    afaarfa ..... What type of meat do you smell ?

    LOL, never mind about the description that was the closest I can describe it
    it is an unusual smell as I said I've encountered in several scents Zino, Le Male, Live Jazz, Gianfranco Ferre(new), want to know what note(s) it is to avoid in blind buys

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    cooked or raw ?


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    Looking at the pyramids it could be sage or wormwood (rosewood).

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    I think what you are smelling is the weird, over-ripe note that some bergamots can give off, especially when it's presented alongside an aromatic lavender; think Jicky.
    I often thought tthat lavender can only be medicinal/minty, but Turin explains, in his review of Pour un Homme, that lavender can be either minty or similar to the sweaty fenugreek, a curry spice, related to cumin.
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    Wormwood and rosewood are different things entirely!

    I get a bit of a "meat" smell with citronella and somewhat less with other citrus-scented grasses. Also, some floral scents smell like they are decomposing--jasmine and neroli, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    some floral scents smell like they are decomposing--jasmine and neroli, for example.
    I'm just starting to recognize this characteristic in some fragrances. One of my current favorites, Sybaris/Puig, contains Jasmine and other florals that definitely give off a bit of the "decomposing flowers" element. I rather like it, and find the characteristic rather sensual.

    I believe there was a thread started by mikeperez, sometime back, about the smell of decomposing flowers, or at least the smell of flower components beyond just the petals. i.e. stalk, receptacle, etc., etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggles View Post
    I think what you are smelling is the weird, over-ripe note that some bergamots can give off, especially when it's presented alongside an aromatic lavender; think Jicky.
    I often thought tthat lavender can only be medicinal/minty, but Turin explains, in his review of Pour un Homme, that lavender can be either minty or similar to the sweaty fenugreek, a curry spice, related to cumin.


    Thanks, a very likely explaination..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    Wormwood and rosewood are different things entirely!

    I get a bit of a "meat" smell with citronella and somewhat less with other citrus-scented grasses. Also, some floral scents smell like they are decomposing--jasmine and neroli, for example.


    My mistake rosewood is a different thing altogether..

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    Default Re: Can you identify this note?

    afraafra, if you look at the notes, Le Male contains orange blossom (neroli) and Zino contains jasmine. Both of these florals are known to have a rotting smell. Usually it is more of a vegetal rot, though, rather than meat. Maybe that is just the way you perceive it!




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