Esscentual Alchemy That 70’s Smell Perfume Oil Review

Gino Vannelli 1976

Esscentual Alchemy That 70’s Smell is a earthy, resinous, aromatic green perfume. Yeah, it could be described as “hippie” but I think of at as a very spiritual and ancient perfume.

That 70’s Smell is “strong”. The opening for me is cool/medicinal lavender with frankincense and tons of earthy vetiver. It seems very “ancient”, like 70 B.C.E instead of 1970 C.E.! It reminds me of ancient resins, woods, balsams. After 15 minutes of wear, That 70’s Smell takes an unexpected turn. It becomes greener on me. It isn’t exactly a fresh green but more of a grassy green, like grasses growing on a muddy river bed. There’s vetiver (I had a feeling my skin would intensify the vetiver) and galbanum. There’s also a “green” or unripe citrus in this. I didn’t expect That 70’s Smell to turn green on me, but it did and I like that. Eventually, this vetiver gets salty, sweaty. I love that. I expected patchouli with a name like this. And I didn’t get patchouli and I think that is a good thing.

That 70’s Smell is aromatic and woodsy with a nice touch of green. How badly I want it in an incense! I believe most folks would label That 70’s Smell as masculine. I feel comfortable wearing it. I think this is a scent for anyone that is meditative or likes earthy, grounding scents. I wear this scent and I feel like I should forage, hunt, and gather. It smells ancient to me. But, you know, all of that communal philosophy was very popular in the 70’s. “Ancient” oils were big, they hit the mainstream with scents like Jovan Musk.

My husband has declared this “his” sample. He loves it. And upon first sniff, I knew it was a “David” scent. He likes stuff like this. He has a hairy chest.

Notes listed include vetiver, sandalwood, frankincense, geranium, nutmeg, rose, galbanum, lavender, and bergamot. PERFUMER – Amanda Feeley

Give That 70’s Smell a try if you like natural aromatic fragrances or fragrances like DSH Perfumes Three Kings (it’s LE), Anya’s Garden Temple, Aftelier Shiso, Tom Ford Private Blend Arabian Wood, and/or Aramis.

I find that the scent has average projection and above average longevity for a natural fragrance.

A few sizes are available in That 70’s Smell. A sample is available for $10 at Esscentual Alchemy’s store.

Victoria’s Final EauPINIONAncient aromatics and vetiver; a nice natural masculine. This is not a “Victoria” scent, but a “David” scent. I don’t mind smelling it on him and his hairy chest.

*Disclaimer – This sample was provided by Esscentual Alchemy. I am not financially compensated for this review or any others. My opinions are my own. Gino Vannelli pic from

4 thoughts on “Esscentual Alchemy That 70’s Smell Perfume Oil Review

  1. Thank you Victoria! And thanks to Mr. EauMG too 😀 Mr. Absinthe Dragonfly likes this one too. Green smells are good on him.

    I really like the thought of an ancient smell, it makes me think of exotic locations and civilizations that span thousands of years of time.
    Amanda aka AbsintheDragonfly recently posted..Patchouli

    1. For me, it’s a meditative, grounding scent. It smells ancient, but in a good way. Not musty but like a perfume that somebody could have worn thousands of years ago as well as today.

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