Estee Lauder Pleasures is a good example of a petally fragrance as is L’Artisan La Chasse Aux Papillons. While playing around with word vectors and the "HasProperty" API of conceptnet, I had a bit of fun trying to get the adjectives which commonly describe a word. Some lavenders are more subtle than others. Zesty—a citrusy, fizzy and astringent sensation reminiscent of grated citrus peel. I’ve read Luca Turin’s book and Chandler Burr’s books and am fascinated with perfumes and their science. However, commercial soap is usually scented to cover up this residual sharp odor, and when we speak of soapy, we mean the scents associated with the common soap perfumes.
He was dressed immaculately in white with a gay tie of lavender. July 29, 2013 at 12:16pm Reply, Victoria: Glad that you liked it! They still are. On an inital quick analysis it seems that authors of fiction are at least 4x more likely to describe women (as opposed to men) with beauty-related terms (regarding their weight, features and general attractiveness).
Perfumers and professional fragrance evaluators overcome some of the communication issues by being trained to use specific terms to define fragrances. February 3, 2012 at 4:37pm Reply, Victoria: I heard that the original formula for Maja soap was created by none other than a genius perfumer Jean Carles (Miss Dior, Ma Griffe). Sorry if there's a few unusual suggestions!
Fatty, Unctuous—an impression of thickness, heft and richness. Kissel: Hi Victoria! Another word for lavender. Plus, it leaves my skin very soft. Some lavenders are more subtle than others. If anyone wants to do further research into this, let me know and I can give you a lot more data (for example, there are about 25000 different entries for "woman" - too many to show here). Vanilla, caramel, toasted almonds, cotton candy, chocolate, and marshmallows are the most recognizable gourmand notes. *. Creamy—Some perfumes smell creamy thanks to the large doses of vanillic, musky and milky notes. Sometimes it means an abstract floral sensation that does not refer to any one flower in particular. Victoria: Unfortunately I haven’t tried Frederic Fekkai Sensuelle. A great example of a perfume rich with resinous notes is, —sharp, piney and biting. Guerlain Shalimar is the quintessential oriental, and Estee Lauder Youth Dew, Yves Saint Laurent Opium (including the new version,) Chanel Coco and Lolita Lempicka are the other excellent examples of this genre. Cinnamaldehyde is responsible for the aroma of cinnamon. March 11, 2014 at 10:08am Reply, Victoria: There is indeed a great blog with nothing but perfume pronunciations: Well, in food too. I’ve added leathery to the list above with a couple of examples.
Yes you… November 4, 2020 at 2:52pm, —a term describing dry, sharp odor of resinous materials like frankincense and elemi. This can be a radiant, bright effect as in Christian Dior J’Adore, or a blur as in Katy Perry Purr. We associate scents with something – a place, a memory, a flavor – but most people struggle to describe smell on its own terms. Woody—evoking the dry, resin-like scent of pencil shavings.
Some musks smell metallic and earthy, others are sweet and creamy. February 6, 2013 at 7:28am Reply, Brian Shea: Great collection of definitions, very descriptive and helpful. My least favorite soapy note is the green, sharp scent in original Palmolive (the green dishwashing liquid), which I detect in Tocade and some other florals, as well as Cool Water. And welcome to Bois de Jasmin! Other great fougère fragrances include Yves Saint Laurent Kouros (1981), Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir (1982) and Davidoff Cool Water (1988). pale, sweet.
One time I bought some organic brand from Whole Foods that smelled great and was bio-degradable, etc. Seventh Generation makes a Lavender and Mint dish soap with a surprisingly nice floral scent. You might also like some words related to ~term~ (and find more here).
Also, have you heard of the term ‘agrestic’ in reference to scent? Bulgarian Lavender is very mild and low on the camphor notes. Hopefully it's more than just a novelty and some people will actually find it useful for their writing and brainstorming, but one neat little thing to try is to compare two nouns which are similar, but different in some significant way - for example, gender is interesting: "woman" versus "man" and "boy" versus "girl". “Majority” vs. “Plurality”: What Their Differences Mean For This Election. The Spanish lavender has the sharpest smell. Smelling things is like learning a new language. I am going to add rich, terpenic and fresh vs crisp later. However, when soapy is used to describe a perfume in North America, it usually means that a perfume is either aldehydic, fatty and waxy, has a strong white, laundry-type musk or an orange blossom note. Cuir? Lavender has a long history in this area, since the early Spanish settlers brought the herb Alhucema along with them. What comes as a surprise is that in perfumery terpenic facets show up in the most delicate of floral accords such as lilac and freesia. Indole is sometimes described as fecal, but while it is present in products of decay, it does not have the sweet, rotten scent. Perhaps, too bold and too startling for the contemporary public, but it set a trend. a:) February 3, 2012 at 6:05pm Reply, Malbec: Thanks for the glossary. Now that you have lead me to it again, I will order some.
February 9, 2014 at 11:24am Reply, dpw: Thank you for simple, descriptive definitions. Sharp and bitter-acrid, but oddly pleasant.
Forgive me, but I am still having trouble deciding which it would fall under because it could be several. February 4, 2012 at 10:30am Reply, Victoria: That’s a good question, but the answer to it is not all that straightforward. Powdery fragrances can suggest makeup or Johnson & Johnson baby powder. Fracas and Scandal are in similar fatty vein, I would say. Some adjective to describe the noun lavender are: fragrant; fresh Here are some adjectives for ~term~: . I found your blog when I was looking for an in-depth review of the Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue and after reading your review, there was no doubt in my mind that it’s one of the scents I should definitely try. It’s a very good question, and I’ve just added the definition for “linear.” Of course, if you want more information, please don’t hesitate to ask. I may look into fixing this in the future. Adjectives describe nouns; lavender is a noun. Martin: Great post! Lavender synonyms. Based on the pictures and the descriptions, it looks exactly like the type of soap I've used in the Middle East. The idea for the Describing Words engine came when I was building the engine for Related Words (it's like a thesaurus, but gives you a much broader set of related words, rather than just synonyms). HTH!
February 3, 2012 at 1:14pm Reply, Austenfan: This was a very informative post, thank you for elucidating all these terms. There is cardamom and pepper here for spice and benzoin… November 4, 2020 at 5:53pm, Robin L. Ott in L’Artisan Parfumeur Traversee du Bosphore Giveaway: I recently bought a bottle of Arquiste Anima Dulcis and am loving it. :). The blueness of the results represents their relative frequency.
French lavender, a little less than that. In reading Burr’s book on the perfume industry he talks about a new perfume needing maceration (I love wine so I get that) before it is ready to ship. In the last weeks i have been searching relentlessly for the old Maja by Myrurgia.
If only there were a way to chemically analyze the ingredients of the old Maja and then reproduce it! So many friendships and new encounters resulted from it, and there is always more to anticipate. My own most vivid soap memory is the kind that my grandmother would buy by weight to use as a floor cleaner. I had a hard time choosing between the Anima Dulcis & By Kilian Noir Aphrodisiaque! Loading you some adjectives... Won't be much longer! February 6, 2012 at 9:45am Reply, OperaFan: Popping in to let you know – All week leading up to Saturday I was planning on Amouage Lyric, but at the last minute I changed to L’Heur Bleu. and Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum are some of the distinctly animalic fragrances. The algorithm isn't perfect, but it does a pretty good job for most common nouns. Your information is so unbelievably helpful, I almost fell to my knees with gratitude. Hope that you enjoyed the performance. This confuses the engine and so you might not get many adjectives describing it. Lavender, taking off his holland coat. More about white florals with specific note descriptions can be found at Building Perfume Wardrobe: White Florals/Jasmine. You know, I’ve lived in the area for so many years, and it’s a shame I still haven’t visited Longwood Gardens. If you have a lavender plant, run your hand along the leaves and sniff. The scent of lavender is floral and sweet and also has herbal notes with balsamic undertones. Is the Coronavirus Crisis Increasing America's Drug Overdoses? Feel free to email me. February 5, 2012 at 5:19pm Reply, Katherine: Thank you so much for this! My ‘personal scent’ was Chanel 19 for years until I could no longer find it.
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