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    Default What is the floral note in Body Shop "Dreams"

    The description says "Top notes are orange and black currant; middle notes are iris, green pepper and red chilli pepper; base note is virginia cedar."

    But I don't really smell any of those, unless I don't know what black current smells like. I feel like it's a water/melon/sweet floral fragrance which doesn't really change over time. There are many perfumes that seem to have this perfume as a note in them, but this one is the most pure I can find. To me it smells like one solid strong scent.

    I don't see how it can be Iris, I have an Iris fragrance oil and it smells nothing like this perfume, the Iris is quite bitter smelling...
    Last edited by Ambolt; 9th May 2013 at 01:10 PM.

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    Default Re: What is the floral note in Body Shop "Dreams"

    Don't believe Perfume descriptions, they are almost all marketing BS. The water/melon/ etc. could be caused by an overdose of Hedione (used almost like a solvent in many modern fragrances) or something ozone/watery like Melonal, Helional, or even Calone.

    Iris (or an Perfumers call it Orris) has a dry green earthy smell that blends almost seamlessly into Violet.

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    Default Re: What is the floral note in Body Shop "Dreams"

    I tried all of these except for Melonal. They aren't close to it. Some people in the comments said they smelled cucumber, so maybe it is Melonal...

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    For cucumber you need a trace of 2-6-nonadienal. It is very expensive, but very strong. It may well be that there are several different chemicals contributing to the overall effect you are after.

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    Default Re: What is the floral note in Body Shop "Dreams"

    Congrats David on 1000 posts!

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    Thank you.

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    Default Re: What is the floral note in Body Shop "Dreams"

    It's a mostly base accord I'm smelling in this. Sweet, yet blended sour, ethereal, yet floral. Smooth, yet spicy.

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    I was thinking it might be mainly this, but I'm yet to smell it: http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1023831.html
    Or maybe this: http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1045182.html

    Any ideas where I could buy these? How does one get raw fragrance molecules from the big companies like Firmenich?
    Last edited by Ambolt; 14th May 2013 at 02:09 PM.

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