What Scent Is This?
Posted 20 May 2004 - 10:28 PM
Posted 20 May 2004 - 11:45 PM
Perhaps you got a mislabled Lear.
Posted 20 January 2005 - 02:39 PM
Edited by Epee, 20 January 2005 - 03:27 PM.
Posted 20 January 2005 - 03:28 PM
I don't know what color Hearth is, but my guess would be that you do indeed have Samhain.
Try it on...see what it does for you.
Posted 20 January 2005 - 03:38 PM
Posted 20 January 2005 - 03:42 PM
Posted 20 January 2005 - 04:49 PM
ETA: got my 5ML of Samhain today.... Thanks brownbat...very speedy.
And the verdict is:
It is indeed Samhain. It just goes very smokey and not foody at all. Love it :-)
Edited by Epee, 20 January 2005 - 05:37 PM.
Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:17 AM
EDIT: I see I'm too late, but what else is new?
Edited by Penance, 21 January 2005 - 12:19 AM.
Posted 21 January 2005 - 12:19 AM
Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:09 PM
Most notably, the imp labeled White Rabbit smells distinctly lemony. Slightly floral, slightly sweet, slightly fresh, but definitely lemony. This is what I was expecting Zephyr to smell like!
Conversely, the imp labled Zephyr smells kind of masculine, with a touch of honey, and slightly powdery.
All signs are pointing to these two having mixed-up labels! What do you think? I'd really like to get a big bottle of the lemony one, and I'd hate for my reviews of these two to confuse others.
Edited by summer, 05 March 2005 - 05:10 PM.
Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:15 PM
but white rabbit was definitely zingier than i expected. i think it was the ginger. . . gave it a very sharp edge. i was expecting something softer and sweeter. ..
Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:20 PM
Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:29 PM
And the one labeled White Rabbit . . . well shoot, now that I reapply I can't decide whether I'm really smelling lemon or not! I definitely can smell "linen" in it if I try . . . Gah, the mind is so powerful! It's so difficult to figure out what you're smelling without filtering it through expectations.
Either way, I really like the one labeled White Rabbit, and I don't care so much for the one labeled Zephyr. Eeek, how to know which one to get a bottle of!
Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:33 PM
I think they may be labeled correctly after all, and my brain and expectations were just screwing with me! I forgot that Zephyr contained sandalwood . . . and I think it's the sandalwood note that's jumping to the foreground, making me find it masculine. My skin amplifies sandalwood, and I really can't stand it except for in Namaste. Crap! I was hoping to lurve Zephyr.
However, the good news is . . . I White Rabbit.
Simply divine. Sweet, fresh, and gorgeous. Big bottle material for sure.
I'd love to continue hearing your thoughts, however, just to confirm!
Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:35 PM
Posted 05 March 2005 - 05:59 PM
And although White Rabbit definitely smells peculiarly lemony to me in the vial . . . once it's been on my skin a while, the lemony smell gives way to a complex sweetness (that is truly more honeyish than vanilla). Perhaps what I was smelling as floral is this "linen" note everyone talks about? It smells a lot like what I wished Alice smelled like -- that honey/milk thing, but sharper and more wearable. Alice smelled like a baby nursery on me, but this just smells divine. Crisp, sweet, and complex. *swoon*
I think I smelled the "crispness" and thought --> lemon. Then I smelled the sweetness and thought --> vanilla. And my brain just jumped to the conclusion that it must be Zephyr! Especially since I was not expecting Zephyr to smell so musky/sandalwoody, which my brain must have confused for "peppery." (Incidentally, I don't smell the pepper as a distinct note in White Rabbit -- it just contributes to the overall spicy wearableness of this otherwise Alice-like scent. Brilliant!)
I think I deserve to be hit with a trout:
Posted 05 March 2005 - 08:38 PM
JK ! Zephyr and White Rabbit smell (to me) just as you describe your imps. Zephyr is too masculine for me and White Rabbit is perfect.
Posted 05 March 2005 - 09:13 PM
I really thought I was going crazy. Zepher is SO different than I expected! I should have known that sandalwood will "man up" a scent for me every time!
Interestingly, White Rabbit is getting more and more Alice-like on me as I wear it. That is, the honey and cream are really coming to the forefront. I think I prefer the initial crisp phase, but this is a lovely blend all the same, and I can't wait to get a big bottle. *sternly reminds self to wait for Pink Moon*
Posted 05 March 2005 - 09:18 PM
Perhaps what I was smelling as floral is this "linen" note everyone talks about? It smells a lot like what I wished Alice smelled like -- that honey/milk thing, but sharper and more wearable. Alice smelled like a baby nursery on me, but this just smells divine. Crisp, sweet, and complex. *swoon*
I perceive the "linen" note as florals also. I guess if you hung your linens out in a blooming summer garden in the fresh breeze, they would pick up this smell... but yeah, absolutely-- it is a divine, light, airy, summery floral smell to me. Big bottle on my wishlist too!
Posted 06 March 2005 - 02:15 AM
ETA: I shamelessly replied without reading other posts. But I wanted to get my two cents in anyway.
Edited by tart, 06 March 2005 - 02:16 AM.
Posted 06 March 2005 - 12:23 PM
mind you, white rabbit sounds lovely too. hmmmmm.......
Posted 08 March 2005 - 07:27 PM
Posted 09 March 2005 - 12:13 AM
Posted 24 April 2005 - 02:15 AM
I got my shipment from the lab today and I got a freebie imp that is labelled "Hamadryad." I decided to give it another shot today but when I opened it I KNOW that this isn't what it's labelled to be! I have had Hamadryad before and know that it ended up being a powdery library smell oo me.
This imp smells exactly like Hesperides, and I have an imp with the original BPAL label on it so I know it's Hesperides! Crisp green apple, oak bark, the whole nine yards.
I highly doubt that things could get mislabeled, however there is always a magin of error with human labor! Is there a chance that someone else who received their 3/15 order got an imp of "Hamadryad" that they think might be Hesperides, too?
Just wondering. I can't imagine how many hundreds of imps get filled every day at the lab!
Posted 27 April 2005 - 11:36 AM
I've let it sit for weeks, I've tried at different times in my hormone cycle, but every time, all I get is the horrible stench of patchouli from this imp. And since patchouli is one of the scents I'm allergic to, I haven't been able to try it on my skin since the first time (and that first time led to a lot of badness).
Any ideas? ^^;
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