Physician, heal thyself
- Apr 1, 2019
"fresh" frags: grey vetiver edp or erba bura(super sweet, syrup-like) ... or worse: A*Men(black rubber bottle) or kouros(white bottle) - some people have a strange interpretation of the word "fresh" (for me fresh frags are things like cool water, millesime imperial, versace pour homme - and perhaps semi-fresh: bdc edt, aventus, mefisto, eau de nuit)
"marine": kenzo pour homme (do the seas/oceans smell like that? really?)
"salty" - well, salt has no smell
"oregano" - especially mentioned when describing interlude - is that the herb often used in pizza? if so I don't get any of that(in any frag I tested so far)
vetiver - well, my favorite frag is roja vetiver parfum, but this is very different from original vetiver, and both are different from lalique encre noire - and I'm almost sure there are "other vetivers" (vetiver tonka anyone?) - so I don't think it's useful using this term as it refers to many different things
musk - what the heck is this? on the surface it's in a similar situation as vetiver above: same word applied to many different things... I "think" I know "white musk" but other than that not much... it also has seemingly opposite/incompatible descriptions, from animalic to clean and fresh(what do people mean when they say "musky"?)
Again, I don't think this is the point of the thread?
If you don't know what vetiver and musk smells like, or how different they can smell despite being the same ingredient, that's a "you" problem tbh.
I can see the issue with marine - it's become its own category like aquatics which are more 'impressionistic' than real. Some marine scents now do truly smell like sea air but many of the early ones don't, it's more artistic license, same with aquatics, to reflect the big change in the market and a new direction for something watery.
The salt aromachemical that is being use most definitely smells like salt tastes. If you've ever smelled sea air (I pity those who haven't!) then you know salt has a smell.