Topic: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

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Re: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

BONJOUR.It comes from orient and it refers to spices.

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Re: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

It has to do with spices, in my opinion.

Simple yet complicated.

Re: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

If you press "perfumes " button on top of the page then you go here;

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you tick any perfume group you like and you have all the info glad

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Re: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

Spices, resins and other warm smells. The name references a time when the only access Europeans has to such luxe materials was though long and dangerous trade routes through Asia.

Re: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

"Oriental" means "hot". This hotness can be reached with spices or with sweetness - or both of them. But it's better to find some perfumes from this group and "sniff" (test) them to gain some useful experience.

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Re: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

The word "oriental" is derived from the Latin word "oriens" (meaning east).

In perfumery, "Oriental" refers to perfumes which contain ingredients that originated in the East (ie in the Orient) ...spices, vanilla, tea, incense, amber, sandalwood etc.

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Re: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

oriental fragrances are heavy,sweet or can be spicy.Usually flowery and very warm.  26

Last edited by the sun (2011-11-07 17:39:01)

Re: what does 'oriental' mean? what does it smell like?

Oriental meaning differs from region to region .It is basically is fragrance of flowers, natural sandal wood and other natural plants which create the illusion of sweet smell which is more than a smell but a kind of experience.

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