I just sampled Kerosene Pretty Machine.
Usually florals with jasmine and orange blossom suffocate me, but I loved it and that's what I THOUGHT were the top notes.
Then I got some middle notes I am not sure of. I get a cucumber melon type scent and it could be a floral according to their description. They remind me of aquatic scents and I don't want to list them because I don't want to jade your thinking. I think I'm wrong and they are not really aquatic.
That said, I get the same cucumber melon notes with TF Black Orchid.
So now I'm wondering are any of these notes aquatic or melon to anybody? What am I smelling in Pretty Machine that has that accord?
Pretty Machine: "The fragrance features bergamot, lemon, lime, neroli, lime (linden blossom), orange blossom, jasmine, rose, vetiver and musk."
Black Orchid: "The top notes are French jasmine, black truffle, ylang-ylang, black currant and effervescent citrus. In the floral-spicy heart, dwells the Tom Ford's black orchid, imaginary more than real..."
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On another board, someone said "lemon, bergamot, and lime." I never even thought what I smelled could be a citrus note.
Any thoughts on that opinion?