What’s in a Identify? | Fragrance Posse

What’s in a Identify?

That which we name a rose

By another identify would scent as candy




Nicely, sure.  There may be that.  However when you hear (or see) one thing named it’s tough to separate the factor from the identify.  At the very least it’s for me.  And names could be so evocative that it turns into tough to think about one thing not as unique as a reputation would recommend.

I thought of this when cinnamon reviewed the Guccis, notably The Voice of the Snake.  Now, I dunno about you however once I first learn that identify (again after they first got here out) I used to be sooo intrigued – the concept of an unique, raspy, dry-as-dust reptilian voice… Kaa from Kipling’s The Jungle Ebook first got here to thoughts, when he almost snared Baloo and Bagheera, along with his determine 8s and his raspy, hypnotic voice.  I imagined a contemporary, reimagined Djedi, a darkish cave…perhaps some cast-off snake skins (which do have a scent)… that dwelling, reptilian scent (I’ve a herpetologist hobbyist pal – her ‘Snake Room’ smells ‘particular’)..  alas, a lot as cinnamon’s expertise mine was…. Eh. Definitely it didn’t reside as much as what the identify conjured.

There are such a lot of others, not all ‘eh’ , however all of them are pushed by the identify.  Annie Vannier’s Romea d’Ameor fragrance line (what occurred to that line?  Attempt as I would, can’t discover a web site, so the fabulous Fragrantica it’s) all the time springs to thoughts once I contemplate this.  It’s a superb idea, all the line based mostly upon essential ladies in historical past (varieties (or a sure class?), not a particular girl, which makes it much more intriguing).  And I completely ADORE the tippy-shaped bottles however love them extra en masse than individually due to the coloured tassels (however that’s for one more put up, how simply I could be swayed by an accessorized bottle.  Sigh)…

However these names!  That may be a LOT of heavy lifting for a fragrance.

Contemplate:  The Nice Empresses of Japan.  The Sovereigns of Egypt. The Princesses of Venice, et al.

These names conjure such impressions!  The Princesses of Venice (from again when it was a city-state) … I can think about Venice, the epicenter of commerce and the gateway to Asia…attractive ladies in attractive silk robes, crossing intricately tiled flooring to their non-public gardens overlooking the canals….

What on earth may that presumably scent like? Nicely… it doesn’t scent in any respect like I envision it (my imaginative and prescient features a heavy rose, some frog (canals, don’tchaknow) and a little bit of a sweaty word – that is, in any case, the Republic of Venice, from the primary Doges … ‘twas a sweaty time.)… to be trustworthy, I’m not persackly certain what it ought to scent like however the identify conjures one thing a bit extra portentious than the citrus notes would recommend.  The scent itself is beautiful – simply not what I used to be anticipating based mostly on the identify.

Ariana Grande’s Candy Like Sweet, alternatively…

And it’s not simply fragrance.  I’ve fallen in love with nail polish names and desperately wish to put on them, whilst I do know (I KNOW) they are going to make me seem like I’ve a fungus.   And completely gawjus YNBB (my superpower, the YNBB line) with vomiticious names (OPI, I’m lookin’ at you).  However when a reputation works, it really works.  Witness the attractive Gomez and his brother-from-another-mother, Jupiter.  Each deep purple/blue/black glitters, they completely embody my notion of what Sr. Gomez and the Thunder Planet ought to seem like..

Flowers (together with the aforementioned rose)… I’ve fought my method by means of both loving a reputation/hating a rose or hating a reputation/loving a rose.  One in all my favourite narcissus, Child Boomer – omg.  I HATE THAT NAME!  Attractive flower, although.

Clearly this can be a Me Downside – of us can identify issues as they are going to and I’ll both adore it or I gained’t.  However I’m curious:  am I the one Identify Whiner out right here?  Do any of you get caught within the identify recreation?  Inform me about it.  M. Jacques simply received a pawnicure and is eager to poke the rando button.

Talking of … he has a WINNER! from   my final Musings put up – really, he has TWO!  Teresa and rosarita!!  Gmail yer evilauntieanita (commenting right here that you simply gained is beautiful – however it doesn’t give me the main points I must get your stuff to you).  I’ll get some goodies out to you!