Posted 16 January 2004 - 07:46 PM
Beautiful intoxicating Spellbound! How have I managed to live without it so long.
Its soft and subtly seductive - with a hauntingly mysterious smell of something delicious from the past.
This is possibly the only fragrance I've ever worn that has attracted compliments even from people not usually moved to pay compliments of a personal nature.
EDIT: Added Lab's description --Shollin
Posted 16 January 2004 - 07:54 PM
it was definitely my favorite out of the samples i got. i can smell the rose when i open the vial; it smells even better on my wrist. a very rich and womanly scent, not too light/sweet. there's something else in there that reminds me of incense i bought once, the only way i can describe it is to say that it smells red. slightly earthy, or spicy. it must be the musk. i love this! i could wear it all of the time.
1 hour later, it smells less floral... a little sharper but still deliciously vibrant and sensual.
Posted 16 January 2004 - 09:45 PM
Lovely smell when opened and first applied. As I sniff I smell first faint rose then a faint musk blends to amber. Every time I sniff I am getting this effect, one smell progressing to the others... very interesting. I am not especially a musk fan, but it smells good in here. As it dries I am more aware of the rose. Very pleasant smells from this. The rose smell is taking back somewhere in my childhood, trying desperately to remember where / what. It is a warm, clean rose note, faint but so pleasing. Some hours later this still smells gorgeous. Warm, deep and lovely.
I've already ordered more of this one.
Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:19 PM
Like others of said it's a warm scent, but not heady at all. The rose note is prominent, but I also love the other notes too, especially the amber (I think :oops: )
I will probably buy more of this one but Blood Rose is my fave of the two.
I have many rose type blends on my Try list but I think I'd prefer a light rose blend rather than a stronger type.
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Posted 17 January 2004 - 05:37 AM
Definitely floral. You can really smell the roses, which makes the perfume not my style at all. It'd still be a nice fragrance for someone else. I'll try wearing it anyway just to give it its fair try.
After Wearing It:
I'm really in the minority here. This didn't work on me. I hated this wet. It smelled strongly of musk and roses, two scents that I can only take in small doses. After the scent dried and mellowed a bit, it wasn't so bad. Still smelled predominantly of roses and musk, but you could pick up bits of sweet amber playing in the background. But I really only smelled the amber if I inhaled deeply against my wrist.
I really, really need to accept the fact that I can't do rose scents. I can't tell if they just react badly with my skin or if my nose is just programmed not to like them. I wish the amber had been more prominent, it might have saved the scent for me.
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This is one of my favorite BPAL scents, it makes me feel confident, together and sexy, but not wanton, if that makes sense. This is one I wear on days when I really need to shine at work, because it makes me feel like I've got everything together, without feeling like I smell inapropriate for an office environment.
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Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:11 PM
A beautifully warm, rich almost spicy floral that lasted all day long - and was much admired during the day. I'll definitely be buying a larger size of this ....
Posted 09 February 2004 - 01:56 AM
on: smells wonderful. very sexy and feminine. bpal does a fabulous job with its roses.
7 hours later: i can still smell it, which is pretty amazing. i mostly smell roses, but the scent is more full than that. i can only assume that i'm smelling some of the other scents in the background.
overall: i'm going to try a whole lot of the other rose scents before getting a 5ml of this. however, it is quite lovely.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 08:30 PM
I first had to try this one because of all the reviews,
This is a beautiful scent!! Alot lighter than I would've thought for a rose oil, it seams to get stronger as you wear it! Not sure I would buy a big bottle of this yet, but it is definatly a yummy once in a while perfume.
Posted 09 February 2004 - 11:40 PM
On drydown: smells almost like patchouli on me! It has a similar round spiciness that lingers and lingers. I totally agree with Antimony - this one inspires confidence and strength. I keep sniffing and smiling all day with this one.
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Posted 02 March 2004 - 10:29 AM
RosieP, on Feb 5 2004, 02:11 PM, said:
A beautifully warm, rich almost spicy floral that lasted all day long -
YES!! Thats exactly the feeling I'm picking up from this fragrance blend it reminds me of the shops I mooched around in Provincetown in Cape Cod - I wished I could figure out the complexities of that distinct "hippy" aroma - and here it is...:D but balanced by my favourites... rose!
...a warm delicate musky hippy rose and something to lift it on the end ... its warming and also its smells familiar :P
...Beth does something magical with her rose blends as its a lovely fragrance...very feminine...this is a keeper! :D
Posted 16 March 2004 - 02:25 AM
Posted 17 March 2004 - 04:43 AM
But on it got a little lighter and I could smell the softer more floral notes once it had dried.
I don't know a lot about oils and telling one note from another but after about an hour the smell has mellowed and I love it.
It reminds me of some other oils I got from aveda , makes me thing of an eastern scent.
Not to strong but confident and alluring.
One of my faves.
Posted 18 March 2004 - 10:59 PM
It lasts and lasts!