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    Default "Cologne" smell

    Maybe it's my inexperienced nose, but do all cologne's have a 'cologne' smell (while ignoring the nuances of each material)?

    Is it calone?

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    Unfortunately, three quarters of modern masculines contain heavy materials like calone (= brackish water) or woody ambers (rubbing alcohol) - so perhaps that's what you're picking. Luckily, there are still many perfumes that do not contain these materials.

    cacio

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    Default Re: "Cologne" smell

    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Unfortunately, three quarters of modern masculines contain heavy materials like calone (= brackish water) or woody ambers (rubbing alcohol) - so perhaps that's what you're picking. Luckily, there are still many perfumes that do not contain these materials.

    cacio
    So THAT'S what that smell is (and it smells about as much like the actual ocean as a hot dog does! To me at least.) It's unfortunate, when I smell that "fake ocean" smell that's all I can smell. It leads to a lot of colognes smelling the same to me (and not very good either.)

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    Default Re: "Cologne" smell

    I think the cologne smell is mostly due to dihydromyrcenol (fresh cool citrus like lime with a floral clean herbal undertone) and Iso E Super (dry woody with ambergris and cedar tones).
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    Default Re: "Cologne" smell

    It really depends on what you mean by cologne - traditionally a cologne is a short-lived fragrance dominated by citrus and neroli - and so anything fitting that description will have a similar vibe. If you mean something like Drakkar Noir then it's dihydromyrcenol you are smelling. If you mean like Issey Miyake Pour Home then it's calone.

    Lots of fragrances (not just colognes) have Iso E Super and Hedione in them but both of these tend to morph into support of the other elements and only people especially sensitive to them usually notice they are present as such, unless very high amounts have been used such as the Iso E Super in Terre d'Hermes for example.
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