Odeur 53- CDG, smells like air , pure energy and flaming rock among other things, so we're talking- essence of Volcano?
Lubin-Figaro 'Marine Pine', as opposed to... Mountain Pine? Dessert Pine? Valley Pine?
Creed- Jardin D'Amalfi, 'French Apple' which is presumably superior to Washington State or even those we grow here in the home of Arbor Day- Nebraska City, where there is a splendid orchard.
Someone just posted in another thread about an "interesting note" they detect in many fragrances. The note is... (drumroll please)... "crushed ants."
No idea what crushed ants are supposed to smell like, but it sounds like there's strong citronella association going on, by those in the know (and how they know, I don't want to know).
Have seen many times "orchid" mentioned as a note...WTF? Orchid family is one of the most diverse group of plants in nature, with varying aromas ranging from turpentine, to rotting fish, to fresh meat, flowery or peppery.....So, my question to blurb-wirters: Wich orchid are we talking about?
Hay Absolute, Cade and Rectified Birch Tar.
An alleged "vodka" note makes me roll my eyes, since fine vodkas should be tasteless and odorless so all you should smell is alcohol, or the scent associated with alcohol ...so really, it's a "note" in most commercially available perfumes. I'm surprised you don't see more fragrance pyramids that include it, just 'cuz they can.
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Kitchen Sink - Victor & Rolf
Jovoy-Rouge Assassin, Solar Accord- so what does the sun smell like? one has to wonder.
Well, there's 'Love & Angel Guidance' listed in the notes for Calling All Angels...
Presumably not a regulated ingredient....
"Thierry Mugler Alien lists one of its notes as solar accord. This note comes across as the same of the cashmeran accord: something pale, abstract, warm and comforting. Cashmeran accord is known in perfumery to be a soft evocative character, similar to the feel of light cashmere wool. More concretely, however, cashmeran accord is a synthetic mix of amber, musk and florals. The effect--sweet, soft, and warm--is something Thierry Mugler calls the solar accord. As this note is deliciously delicate and comforting like sunlight, it seems this note is aptly name. This solar accord, or cashmeran accord, opens this Thierry Mugler Alien with a uniquely ethereal quality."
Well done, Remik!
Aquolina's Pink Sugar has a 'barbe-a-papa' accord listed. It turns out this is French for 'cotton candy' or 'daddy's beard'. They list it twice, also in English. I guess it smells even better in French.
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I can understand a lot of these notes. I live in Sheffield, which is full of places that process metal and I can tell you can find a forge just by smell and you can indeed tell the difference between different grades of steel by smell (the scalpel works smells different to the cutlery works) and ditto if you go to St Helens you will find that not only can you find a glass works entirely by smell, but different sorts of glass do smell different. Whether I would actually want to smell of them myself is another matter. I like the smell of baking bread, but it's not really the sort of smell I'd choose as a perfume.
I quite like 'horse' smell, so I don't imagine that a horse mane smell is unpleasant. I certainly prefer it to dog smell, although their paws do smell quite nice- as long as they haven't been anywhere smelly!- sort of biscuit like.
Crushed ants smell of formic acid, which is a very particular smell.
EDIT- I've no idea what a solar note is though
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"Light wind" heehee! Let's hope it is light.
What do you suppose is calisson?
Calissons are a traditional French candy consisting of a smooth, pale yellow, homogeneous paste of candied fruit (especially melons and oranges) and ground almonds topped with a thin layer of royal icing. Calissons have a texture not unlike that of marzipan, but with a fruitier, distinctly melon-like flavor. Calissons are often almond-shaped and are typically about two inches in length. Calissons are traditionally associated with the town of Aix-en-Provence, France; consequently, most of the world supply of calissons are still made in the Provence region.
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I thought I'd mention Soft Lawn by Imaginary Authors which boasts a note called 'tennis balls'.
Demeter Fragrance Library has several weird ones (unfortunately, all very short-lived), including Beetroot (spelled as one word) which smells like root of beet (of course), and I actually like it. Possibly their most infamous one, Mildew: http://jefouinetufouines.fr/wp-conte...moisissure.jpg And here's the story, from their own website: This one has quite a story. As told by one of Demeter's own: "One of the largest woman's magazines put my home number in by mistake. Late one night during that month, a really lovely woman from New Jersey called. We chatted for awhile about Demeter, and finally I asked her what aroma she really enjoyed. She said 'You know it's the smell of first turning my air conditioners in May'. And I replied: 'Well that's Mildew'. We did Mildew in honor of her. And sent her some, much to her happy surprise." It goes to show that odd aroma can be very appealing.
Just because a fragrance is expensive, doesn’t necessarily make it smell better than a cheaper one.
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I don't know if this one has been mentioned yet but in my search I found a fragrance called Pan by Anya's Garden with the note of goat hair tincture. I have no idea what that smells like..maybe like sheep?
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