NCT DojaeJung’s Fragrance Evaluation: A Aromatic Evaluation

Psychologists have recognized a pheromone referred to as oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” which the physique releases upon experiencing romantic attraction. Amongst its results is the attraction to an individual’s scent, drawing people nearer collectively. The discharge of extra oxytocin results in the basic signs of falling in love, resembling butterflies within the abdomen and a racing coronary heart. NCT DOJAEJUNG’s debut mini-album, ‘Fragrance,’ seeks to seize this expertise.

‘Fragrance’ tells the story of a torrid romance in six elements, chronicling the early levels of all-consuming emotion to a bittersweet finish the place Doyoung, Jaehyun, and Jungwoo are left to choose up the items. The trio units themselves other than the maximalist, digital instrumentation typical of NCT’s discography within the opening monitor, ‘Fragrance,’ which encompasses a minimalist devotional suffused with groovy R&B and electro-funk elaborations from the ’90s. The track’s simplicity highlights the vocal capabilities of NCT’s strongest vocalists, Doyoung, Jaehyun, and Jungwoo, making it one in all their most formidable singles.

‘Kiss’ expresses the height of want, because the trio croons of the desperation to shut the space between lovers over bewitching synthesisers. In the meantime, ‘Dive’ introduces lusher soundscapes whereas sustaining the feel of the trio’s vocal tones as their voices cascade collectively in the identical approach that their love floods like “an untouchable wave.”

The album’s standout monitor is ‘Strawberry Sunday,’ that includes syrupy lyricism enriched by ethereal, flirty R&B and pop-punk. It finds DOJAEJUNG in a nigh-paradisiacal state, like an ambrosial plate of dessert on the finish of a savory meal. Nevertheless, ‘Can We Go Again’ relays sorrow over love misplaced, whereas ‘Abnormal’ ends the album on a heavyhearted observe with lyrics painfully sanguine.

Whereas ‘Fragrance’ showcases masterful storytelling and dulcet vocals over a bedrock of easy R&B, ‘Can We Go Again’ and ‘Abnormal’ appear underdeveloped in comparison with the upbeat R&B numbers. The inclusion of a tame ballad appears like a protected alternative for the ultimate tracks. Nonetheless, ‘Fragrance’ captures the vocal prowess of Doyoung, Jaehyun, and Jungwoo in a extra grounded fashion than NCT’s common sonic experimentation.


  • Launch date: April 17, 2023
  • File label: SM Leisure