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Etta
Etta

Etta

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A dark wood accord, like well weathered ship's timbers, forms the base for the heart of sweet rum and jasmine and top note of lime juice.

9/20/19: This new formula no longer contains sandalwood.

Descriptors: floral, sweet, spices, booze

Ingredients: Fractionated coconut oil, fragrance (including clove, a possible sensitizer)

About: The name Etta comes from a trilogy of books called The Liveship Traders written by Robin Hobb. Hobb is one of my favorite authors, and her character Etta is one of my favorites from this trilogy. Etta is a vicious pirate and throughout the series she does not hesitate to do what is needed, even if it means escalating situations beyond necessary...

Notes in a perfume are single aspects of the scent. This is similar to how musical notes combine to make a chord.

Notes are not always indicative of a specific ingredient, just the single aspect of the overall scent.

 

  • Accord - A balanced blend of notes that adds up to more than just the sum of its parts
  • Agrestic - denotes herbal and/or rustic family of notes
  • Allspice - cinnaminic, clove, spices, wood
  • Amber - an accord of incense-related notes, usually some (or all!) of the following: vanilla, labdanum, benzoin (styrax).
  • Ambergris - oceanic, animalic, musk
  • Amyris - deep, earthy, wood, animalic
  • Animalic - aroma ingredients that were originally sourced from living animals, almost all of these are now synthetic
  • Apricot - fruity, extremely sweet, juicy, jam, honey
  • Beeswax - earthy, mild, waxy, resinous
  • Birch Leaf - spicy, green, forest, eucalyptus-like without the camphor, refreshing
  • Black Agar (synthetic aloeswood) - extremely deep and smoky, incense, dark wood
  • Black Leather - sharper and cleaner than Leather
  • Blond Wood - light, transparent wood notes
  • Cardamom - heady, spicy, warm, often used in tea
  • Cashmeran - warm, soft, clean fur-like musk, spicy
  • Cedar - deep, wood, sharp, almost animalic
  • Cherry Blossom - transparent, sweet, green, fruity
  • Cinnamon - bright, spice, sweet, dominant top note unless composed carefully
  • Clary Sage – clean, green, diffusive, smokey, salty used to create some synthetic ambergris
  • Clove - sharp, spicy, pepper, wood
  • Clover - soft, sweet, green, bright, grass
  • Coumarin - cherry, almonds, hay, not to be confused with the medication Coumadin
  • Dark Rum - deep, smoky, booze
  • Fig – warm, juicy, honey, wood, fruit, cinnaminic
  • Fir Needles – forest, green, juicy, jam, camphor, Christmas tree
  • Frankincense - warm, sharp, resinous, incense
  • Freesia - clean, white, floral, peppery
  • Geranium - leafy, floral, rose-like
  • Iso E Super – warm, transparent, wood, skin enhancer, amber
  • Juniper - spicy, gin, green, forest
  • Kephalis - warm, transparent, wood, incense, amber
  • Labdanum - resinous, amber, incense
  • Leather - sharp, deep, earthy, also see Black Leather
  • Myrrh - deep, resinous, earthy, sweet, dry, leathery
  • Neroli - citrus, green, floral, wood
  • Oak Moss - deep, earthy, moss, forest
  • Ozone/Air - reminiscent of clean, odorless air, meant to invoke a sensation rather than a specific odor
  • Patchouli - earthy, sweet, oily, herbal
  • Pear - sweet, juicy, fruity, wood
  • Plumeria (Frangipani) - fruity, floral,
  • Rose - deep, floral, fruity, jam, spicy
  • Rum - sweet, booze, vanillic
  • Sandalwood - warm, wood, deep, may have a smoke-like aspect to it
  • Styrax - resinous, incense, warm, vanillic, cinnaminic, amber
  • Thyme - herbal, agrestic, spicy
  • Tomato Leaf - green, earthy, sharp, astringent
  • Tulip - floral, white musk, peppery
  • Vanilla - Full, warm, resinous, sweet
  • Vetiver - earthy, sharp, deep, grass
  • Violet Leaf - green, leafy, earthy, powdery
  • White Musk - a plant-based musk, cleaner and brighter than animalic musks, can mimic clean skin, can enhance the scent of the wearer's own skin as well

 


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