Hey Crew. Scent Semantics?
We get a word, we get a date, we have to choose a single fragrance that fits the word and then have to explain how it fits together, in our way. As much or little as we feel the word/fragrance connection needs. We are going to probe a little into how each of us bloggers see the world, fragrance, ourselves. We get to see how one word can inspire different directions in connection. or not.
CORNUCOPIA: Scent Semantics #9
Everyone is super busy right now. I had to jump in with a fill word because it was Friday and nothing had been organised. It’s no biggie. I too have been overwhelmed by life this month. So, CORNUCOPIA is our word. I’ve always liked the way it feels to say it. It suggests abundance but Hunger Games added a level of malevolence to the word that will never leave me. So, I’ve been looking for a fragrance that is fruit laden, woods and animalic to represent both baskets and horns, is quite large and has a darkness beneath. No easy find to be honest.
- Classical Mythology. a horn containing food, drink, etc., in endless supply, said to have been a horn of the goat Amalthaea.
- a representation of this horn, used as a symbol of abundance.
- an abundant, overflowing supply.
- a horn-shaped or conical receptacle or ornament.
Womanity by Mugler
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Fig, Caviar, Fig Tree, Fig Leaf
Juicy, over ripe, luscious and over the top. Womanly is a big perfume that is figgy but smells like more fruits than just fig. Pineapple, cantaloupe, apple, fig and guava all reaching the stage they need to be thrown out. It’s a super sugary, boozy fruit cocktail. There are also green, floral, mechanical notes that rise to the top. Underneath all the crazy fruit is this so called caviar note that really just smells like you are wearing perfume and passing a fish shop dumpster. There is death, decay and salt in abundance.
Even the bottle is equal parts fabulous and disturbing.
How is this psychotic mish mash so gorgeous? Somehow all the parts create something mysterious, beautiful, enigmatic and desirable. That’s as close to our Scent Semantics word CORNUCOPIA as I can get for you all this month.
How do you interpret and what perfume would you associate with the word CORNUCOPIA?