eau de durian with top notes of mangosteen, rambutan and mango.
living in a country with durians, i can tell you the deadliest thing ever is when you have a durian feast with your friends, and then everyone gets into the car
and someone lets out a fart
and you're like whoa nice durian smell
its 2x the methane of a normal fart lol.
there's a chinese legend that says that durians are the poop of a god. Well that makes sense.
seeking mitsouko 50ml's cap....desperately!!
Variants on tuberose seem quite popular, also honey.
Leather & random incenses have been much in evidence.
Generic, hugely synthetic drydowns, maybe?
(Sorry about the last one, sample fatigue).
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Poppy seed, probably. Or weed. Lol.
Hydroponically grown oud?
If most Western production/manufacturing wasn't moved to China, it probably wouldn't be the merging market that it is now. As for Western corporations and their ill-judged long-term outlooks... I won't go there...
So, yes, notes that attract Chinese consumers will be the next big thing. Couple Chinese cultural tastes with IFRA/European restrictions, and the future of perfumery may be very different to how it was or currently is (read: light and transparent).
Anyway, at some point there'll be a petroleum shortage crisis. As a result, fragrance houses will have to plan ahead and look out for the next burgeoning economy, where consumers (especially those with more money than sense) will gladly buy their half-baked IFRA regulated swill, housed in ostentatious packaging.
The art of perfumery has been on it's last legs for quite some time. Long live the profit margin! Hurrah!
I hope more orris finds its way into men's perfume
Scandal Pour Homme
Whatever the popular ingredient might be, great perfumes are unlikely without oakmoss and one of the four noble essences - high quality real sandalwood. Oud is great but most oud fragrances aren't. Someone mentioned weed. A lot of the strains are extremely pungent and smell phenomenal. They won't take the place of oakmoss and sandalwood, they're a long way from working in the same way as those two, but people could at least use higher concentrations of them to add a little interest. Amazing names for so many of those strains as well. :-)
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I think white amber will become popular. Its not really known well yet in this part of the world.
It smells heavenly…
They'll start making fruity oud combos... some have started already. The sub-genre shall be known as "Froud." You read it first here, folks.
There will be a new chemical of an uber clean body note in the vein of Iso E but much, much cleaner. It will be for the post perfume era to disguise the smell of a real somebody when you cannot wear perfume in public any more.
Compressed air in a can .. Brand name "simplicity"
I can see the ads now and the line at the registers at dept stores. Tag line " the smell of world peace..."
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well a point as has been brought up, where are the emerging markets happening? China, Russia, Middle East. We're seeing the oud spice and leather, so I predict the next move with be clean light transparent gender neutral things with tea, flowers, white musks, etc. Guys like Kilian's Asia Tales line. Those sort of corporate driven niche houses are seeing where the market is moving and making scents with a clear strategy in mind.
Tom Ford Splits!!!! - Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather, Oud Wood, Noir de Noir - PATCHOULI ABSOLU
Plum Japonais, Italian Cypress, Neroli Portofino, Costa Azzura, Azure Lime, Champacca Absolute
HARD TO FIND - Lavender Palm, Arabian Wood, and AMBER ABSOLUTE, etc...
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I noticed a suspicious increase of rhubarb notes in the past year! And also lentiscus... as if some new (artificial) ways to build green accords are being explored - that's just an impression, though.
I wished they stopped messing around with plain synthetic renditions of "real" materials and start using synthetics openly and creatively - like they've stopped doing basically short after 2000 (anything interesting after Cuiron and a couple of Costume National? The "creative synthetic stuff" we've today is Antoine Lie throwing aldehydes everywhere like The Simpsons' cat lady).
I foresee watering down of everything. Also I think that we will see more Parfum/EDP versions in men designers. Usually just EDP formulations of their old scents for much more $$$ (you can see this trend with Bleu De Chanel EDP, Fahrenheit EDP, Dior Homme EDP,...). I also foresee huge amount of fruity/vegetable parfums based on high quality essential oils from overstock of fruits and vegetables that EU will have since Russia banned them.
TOP 3 hot weather:
1. Gucci Pour Homme II
2. Creed Millesime Imperial
3. Lalique Encre Noire
TOP 3 cold weather:
1. Dior Homme
2. Eau Des Baux
3. L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme
Seeing as the 'flavours' have been getting increasingly dark and heavy, I reckon Tar will be the next one.
Dark and heavy.
On saying that, I remember my dad's cabinet back when queen Victoria was a young whippersnapper had some smellums that I thought were cooler than penguin poo!
Hai Karate, always nicked a splash of that before school, no wonder I never had a date!
Drakkar noir, way ahead of its time with matt black bottle,
Old spice, made you smell like a super dude f@&king surfer man
And the old favourite, BRUT, just coz I wanted to smell like a locker room full of sweaty jock straps!
Maybe the perfumes will follow fashion trends and come back full circle into fashion again for a BRUT revival.....
Black Currant. This one cracks me up, because it turns to cat pee on so many. This could lead to a major schism between haters and lovers in the community. Civil war will be next. Gulliver's travels will be a but a harbinger of the blackcurrant yes, blackcurrant absolutely not riots in our large cities.
fish & chips?
As unimaginative it may sound, either the marketing/overexposure/(re-) discovering of an entirely new note/genre (perhaps already present in the fragrance world, but not a fad yet) or the return of a previously popular fad (e.g., but not limited to, powerhouse, gourmand, male and unisex floral, aquatics etc.) with even greater popularity and preeminence.
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