In total agreement here. I want to become better informed, but don't have the time or the inclination to take professional perfumery training simply to be able to describe fragrances better.
Right now my fragrance vocabulary is about a hundred or so mostly naturalistic note descriptions - violet, immortelle, myrrh etc. I have learned many of these from smelling them on their own, but many just from the fragrances themselves. Right now I can pretty much recognize ethyl maltol, methyl salicylate, calone, and eugenol ( but couldn't tell the latter from from iso-eugenol ). I want to know what damascones and ambroxan and even the ever-accursed IsoE Super smells like. Also, additional clarification - I mean, I know Mitsouko has peach lactone, but what else has it?