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.
MISANTHROPE: Scent Semantics #11
MISANTHROPE! Well, I’m sure ALL of us have felt a little misanthropic from time to time. Maybe it’s your default? It’s a place I go to when too many things are happening and I’m unable to keep to my loose routine. Suddenly the whole world are a bunch of dicks and I need to wade through everything as quickly as possible to get back on an even keel. It can be exacerbated by outside forces, especially pertaining to money or health. Also, if something happens that has me a bit freaked. For example, about two weeks ago I’d finished walking the dog and dropped his poo in our wheelie bin. Coming back I saw two people and their dogs standing silhouetted at the top of our carpark drive. I went to say hi and see if they needed anything or just wanted doggy interaction. They were menacing and the guys dog was growling like a pre attack warning. The reflector sunglasses guy said, “See, that’s all it takes.” The girl had such googly, out of it eyes that I couldn’t even tell where she was looking. I think they were talking to me but TBH couldn’t be sure. So I looked, walked towards them a bit, made a face and came inside. So for the last two weeks I’ve been alternating between normal and full MISANTHROPE. We are also selling my motorbike and Jin had it all set up with some woman buying for her son yada yada yada. Turns out she was a scam and phishing for info. It was so subtle and she had the whole routine down pat, I was completely drawn in and definitely gave away too much info. Now I’m on high alert distrust and freaked out hate the world mode. It’s bloody exhausting.
a person who hates, dislikes, or distrusts most others; an antisocial, cynical, or unfriendly person:
They’re a bunch of mean-spirited misanthropes, smugly indifferent to the misfortunes of others.
Methaldone by Aether
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Incense, Metallic notes, Resins, Musk, Amber, Woody notes
The opening both warm fuzzy teddy bear and cold metallic. It’s a strange, beautiful, repellant hit that makes me smile and wince every time. Methadone is much like my mental dream addiction, if you happened to be an alien. All the allure of the best multinational advertising and backed by the same feeling of careless, cynical, greedy, inhuman enormity that eats its own personnel and offers less and less for more and more and more to the buyers. An outer space fragrance. Something clinical and immersive. Methadone smells like the reason we become the MISANTHROPE. It’s also good to wallow fragrantly in the moment and feeling of misanthropy, let myself drown in it.
Then as the fragrance continues it becomes something so beautiful. Still alien, still other but now it feels friendly and warm, being cozy under a cashmere throw. Like all the fears are now rendered meaningless because safety has arrived. Well, the perception of safety has arrived. I’ll take it. a period of time when the MISANTHROPE is given surcease is a moment to be treasured. Methaldone comes through every time.
How do you interpret and what perfume would you associate with the word MISANTHROPE?