This one has some interesting notes - not sure about odd ingredients 'though!
I have to do some more research for this , but I know you all have some doozies for me.
First up are Precious Woods, as opposed to regular old trees you'd find in any old forest, I suppose. Then there are blond woods, too.
Breydo- Mister Marvelous has green lavender supposedly. Does anyone know how that smells?
Bodicea-Nemer, Tiger Oud
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This one has some interesting notes - not sure about odd ingredients 'though!
Not sure about "ingredients", but some crazy notes are:
Tennis Ball (The Soft Lawn - Imaginary Authors)
Pebbles (Odeur 53 - CdG)
Industrial Glue (Glue - Demeter)
Ah, yes, I guess, 'Notes' is the more appropriate term. Sorry about that. I don't think I can edit, though. We'll have to soldier on.
IPP, that Odeur 71 is a classic! I wonder how 'toaster' smells. Is that with or without burnt toast?
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Ha - no idea, kumquat - but I do have some Toast edp - made last year as part of a healthy eating promo....it's a bit 'well done'....
I can edit your title if u like btw.
Perhaps the mysterious "S note" in Mugler Cologne, as well as the slight burnt rubber note in Bvlgari Black might deserve, though comparatively less unusual, a mention.
Not sure I have any great ideas for oddball notes at the moment, though I know I've seen some here and there. However, Kumquat, I believe that if you hit 'go advanced' for editing a post, the title can, in fact, be changed. At least it works in marketplace.
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I happen to like Ormonde Jayne's Man...but I was intrigued by the "black hemlock"note. It appealed to my dark side. Laughing...The precious woods comment gave me a chuckle.When you find semi precious wood then what?
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Bogart Furyo's nagchampa incense + sandalwood accord (thanks ericrico) - i am not a good nose, but the sandalwood accord was unmistakable; even family members were commenting on the "wonderful sandalwood" perfume I wore the other day. However, there's no incense nor sandalwood listed on the perfume notes anywhere...
Horse's mane accord in Arabian Horse.
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Graphite-Fulgor-Cale(name sounds like coffee)
I wonder what inexplicable note is in this one:
Austin Young Accident gives the notes as : Gasoline vapor, perfume spilled down a bucket seat, safety glass, a smoking tire, a last minute dab of face powder, the smell of a mechanic.
I thought it smelled like bandaids and rubber, mostly. Does safety glass smell different than regular glass?
The top note here is something called Dewdrop Green.
This 'Blood Concept' copy reads like Post Modern ArtSpeak. It has 'Mineral Notes'. So it smells like rocks or silverware, maybe? And other unknown chemicals.
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How about the "Naked Lady" accord in J. A. Schwarzlose-Treffpunkt 8 Uhr. (I swear this is true.)
I guess no "balls" here.
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Tiziana Terenzi has "oxygen" listed in one of their new perfumes. Way to go - a perfume smelling like air! I understand many accords are more literary reflections that literal constructions, but this is a new one for me. Still sounds like a wonderful scent, though.
Well, I used goat hair tincture in my "Pan" perfume ;-) Had it analyzed in a microbiology lab for safety before using it!
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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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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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