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    Default Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

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    Oh, I'm with you on this one! I just ate one in a salad, and I'd forgotten how good they taste, too!
    Is it water cress?
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    Default Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

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    Although not a flower, the smell of freshly mown grass on a summer's evening would make a lovely scent.
    I definitely agree with this one. Even not at night, the smell of freshly mown grass is amazing.
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    Default Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    Hopefully some perfumers, or those that work in the labs are watching this thread (yea right!), and see all these wonderful recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post

    Parsley



    I love the smell of this stuff,
    if somebody would launch a
    scent with prominent parsley,
    I would be in heaven..!
    Are you fond of the seeds?
    I am especially fond of the seed oil and have been working with it as a supporting note for ~ 2 years now.
    I always wondered why parsley seeds are not as common in cuisine as fennel or caraway seed.
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    The scent of magnolia fruit is something I would like to see used in perfumery.
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    Default Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by joelarner View Post
    Although not a flower, the smell of freshly mown grass on a summer's evening would make a lovely scent.
    I'll second that.

    Quote Originally Posted by DULLAH View Post
    Are you fond of the seeds?
    I actually don't know, but I'll bet I would be.
    If they have an intense parsley smell to them,
    I'm game. You know, like their roots.

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    Basil is listed as a note in many fragrances (polo blue etc) but if you've ever taken a whiff of fresh basil in a Mediterranean garden... that!
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    Has curry powder been made before? I don't think I'd like to smell like it, but I just randomly thought of it.

    Also, garlic or onions? However, I can't imagine anyone wanting to smell like that.
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    Default Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by Geikamir View Post
    Has curry powder been made before? I don't think I'd like to smell like it, but I just randomly thought of it.
    See: Serge Lutens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken_Russell View Post
    So far, I hardly know any (male, female or unisex) maracuja frags
    There are lots in the directory under Passion Fruit, isn't that what Maracuja is called in English?

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    At my house, I have a large bush in the back yard, that I was once told was unique in that it flowers later than almost any other bush, I think mid August. And it's flower buds dry into something very sticky. I'm wondering if it has a smell? I'll test it when it comes out later this Summer. I also have a huge flowering red Maple Tree in my front yard, that I think smells good. I was wondering, for anyone that gardens even in the least bit, is there something that smells really good, that would be very easy to plant, and low maintenance?
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    What about snow pea pods? MMM I love their sweet almost grassy smell, I guess you can consider it "green" because of its color and sweetness, but I have yet to see it utilized in a fragrance. Same for water chestnuts too, this would make for a great unusual light fragrance with their unique smell.

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    I don't know the answer to that question, but I find that the problem that I have is as to what degree are these smells duplicated. I will explain, with the realization that we all smell things differently. Outside my sliding door that leads to the common property in our Condo unit are these marvelous Lilac bushes that when in bloom every Spring just fill this whole place with the most marvelous smell one could imagine. Now I have searched, and searched in an attempt to duplicate that smell in a Lilac fragrance, but to no avail.So I guess that all Perfumers try to do is get as close to whatever smell they are trying to duplicate, according to how that smell is perceived by them. Sometimes pretty close, and at other times I wonder how hard they tried at all.
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    Default Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    At my house, I have a large bush in the back yard, it's flower buds dry into something very sticky.
    Hmmm...are you sure it's legal??
    Thai Magnolia (champaca) fills the air with a beautiful, unrelenting fragrance. We have an elderberry bush outside our bedroom window. When it blossoms it gives off a delicate -almost spicy fragrance.
    Many of the indigenous species of sages here in the States are pretty awesome too; each different in their own way, and nothing like the culinary sage in your Thansgiving stuffing.
    However, I'm referring to plants that I have growing here at home in California. So you'll want to check your growing zone.

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    Default Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    Do babies' heads count? Esp if its your own child. My daughter's scalp smells naturally awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondflame View Post
    Do babies' heads count? Esp if its your own child. My daughter's scalp smells naturally awesome!
    I think it is really the ultimate comfort scent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron199 View Post
    I don't know the answer to that question, but I find that the problem that I have is as to what degree are these smells duplicated. I will explain, with the realization that we all smell things differently. Outside my sliding door that leads to the common property in our Condo unit are these marvelous Lilac bushes that when in bloom every Spring just fill this whole place with the most marvelous smell one could imagine. Now I have searched, and searched in an attempt to duplicate that smell in a Lilac fragrance, but to no avail.So I guess that all Perfumers try to do is get as close to whatever smell they are trying to duplicate, according to how that smell is perceived by them. Sometimes pretty close, and at other times I wonder how hard they tried at all.
    Different people smell the same flower but are impressed by different aspects of it. If you smell A la Nuit and Sarassins on separate days you can swear that both of them are photorealistic jasmins. If you smell tham side by side you realize that they have focused on different facets of the jasmin scent.

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    I have always wished there was a fragrance built around the smell of mastic, the resin from Pistacia lentiscus. It is a medicinal, very bitter smell that somehow manages to remain airy. I sometimes catch it briefly in some fragrances, like in the early opening notes of Encre Noire. I read in Wikipedia that it is used as a fixative in perfumery but I have never come across a really mastic centered fragrance. A search in the directory yielded only three fragrances, one by Cale and two by Ayala Moriele (one discontinued) and I have never tried any of those. A search in parfyym.pri.ee yielded 8, one of wich is Mirto di Panarea (not imperiale ) which I own but cannot detect mastic in it.
    Another smell that I would like to see bottled is the smell of mock orange (philadelphus) which is simply the most delicate sweet and tart flower that I have ever smelled. It somehow reminds me the smell of loquat fruit.
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    Glad I found this thread again, I'm gonna bump it because I think it's one of the more interesting threads on here. That been said, I have yet to see black mondo grass in any fragrance. Chocolate cosmos as well, which I'm surprised since they smell very much like dark chocolate which would make for a good gourmand or even a nice middle or possibly base in a spicy fragrance. Aside from Creed's Fleurs de Gardenia, I haven't seen gardenias in any other fragrance, we have some gardenias here, they are rather sweet smelling. Another sweet smelling flower yet to be utilized in a fragrance are esperanzas. Snapdragons have a very very light citrus aroma but only on some, many are completely odorless, this would probably be completely useless in a fragrance but I still haven't seen it ever utilized, these too we grow here. Lemon grass is another, this smells lemony but nothing like a lemon tree. Speaking of lemons, lemon tea tree aka leptospermum petersonii, which I've actually seen extracted into oil, it smells even more lemony than a normal lemon tree - still yet to see this in any perfume sadly, it would make for a very powerful lemon note. Grapes.. one of my favorite smells, yet I haven't really seen it in a fragrance, I've smelled grape accords - many of which smelled synthetic. Grapes are one of the few fruits that have yet to been utilized fully in a fragrance. There are a ton more but I'm gonna wrap it up with scallions. There I said it! I loooooooove the smell of scallions and I think if made right it can be quite wearable.
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    the scent after a fresh rain has fallen on hot asphalt
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    Default Re: Any Beautiful Smells in Nature, that have yet to been fully utilized in Perfume

    Quote Originally Posted by Pontifex Maximus View Post
    the scent after a fresh rain has fallen on hot asphalt
    This actually has it's own word. Petrichor, believe it or not.
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    the smell of a decades old leather bound book.
    I believe the leather part is done to some extent, but I don't think an aged paper scent exists.

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    That's a good point. I don't recall ever smelling anything quite like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    This actually has it's own word. Petrichor, believe it or not.
    thanks, i love the smell of it...is there a fragrance like this ?
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