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Ordination

Ordination

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A bright burst of tart rhubarb mellows into citrusy, herbal neroli that slowly melts into warm, blonde woods with a touch of lightly spiced earthiness in the background.

Descriptors: citrus, herbal, tart, woody, spicy

Ingredients: Fractionated coconut oil, fragrance

About: Appleseed Cast has been on and off again play list rotation with me for a long time. The first time I heard Fight Song way back when, they immediately clicked with me. Ordination is based on the album Illumination Ritual and centered around the song North Star Ordination. Even though it's one of their newer albums, there's something intensely nostalgic about it. Click here if you'd like to listen to Northstar Ordination.

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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