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    In Versace's "Eros" is a strong "wet clay" like scent. Almost smells like what we would send to the furnace in high school ceramics class. There is a similar smell (though not as pronounced) in Givenchy's "Gentleman".

    Any clues as to what this may be, or what ingredients might be contributing to this sort of an accord?

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    firmenich polysantol - supposedly sandalwood constituent ish, though not to me - has a strange effect to could be part of your multi-component answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by -db- View Post
    firmenich polysantol - supposedly sandalwood constituent ish, though not to me - has a strange effect to could be part of your multi-component answer
    Will add it to my cart! Thanks

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    Aldehyde C-14 & humus ether - both used in trace amounts - can come off clay-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamE View Post
    Will add it to my cart! Thanks
    encourage wait to see if couple/few others also think so wrt polysantol
    noses are so individual, please don’t trust mine alone

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    Perhaps they are using a co-distilled sandalwood with mitti clay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myhaiku View Post
    Perhaps they are using a co-distilled sandalwood with mitti clay?
    if you’re referring to polysantol... it is fully artificial aroma chemical made in a lab that somebody at firmenich thinks is sandalwood-like
    i don’t like it, would never use it in anything
    but it does have a strange clay-like tinge about it, imo

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    Nope, it is real sandalwood and they use mitti pots that becomes part of the EO. I wish I could remember the name of it, I watched a small documentary on Youtube about it. The mitti smells a bit like clay and petrichor (rain).

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    nope.
    quite completely synthetic

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    I wasn't referring to polysantol btw, -db-, it was real sandalwood that was being distilled w/mitti clay pots.

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    The Mitti Attar is what you are thinking of, myhaiku. I don't know, though, my mitti (sandalwood) attar smells more like sandalwood to me, than clay/dirt.

    I smelled my way through my baskets for "Earthy", and I think these candidates are my best choices to imitate clay:
    Terranol Symrise
    Humus Ether Takasago
    Mitti Vetiver (mitti clay distilled into vetiver)
    Earthy Pyrazine / 2-Ethyl-3-Methoxypyradine

    Finding some of those to purchase, well, that's another matter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkiler View Post
    Finding some of those to purchase, well, that's another matter.
    I know off the top of my head that Liberty Natural has mitti attar and vetiver / ruh khus attar. I'm, like, 99% sure I saw humus ether at one of the usual hobbyist suppliers (PSH, CP, PA).

    No idea on the rest.

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    Mitti vetiver attar isn't the same as ruh khus vetiver...
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