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#301 AngelDragon


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Posted 08 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

All the glory, warmth and majesty of the sun – darkened. A delicious blend of bitter almond, vanilla, frankincense and heliotrope, with a drop of cinnamon.


Got this as a freebie with my order.

In the imp: ALMONDS!!!! Wow, overwhelming and very Christmas.

Wet: Still this sticky almond scent, with a hint of cinnamon. I like it

After 10 minutes: Hmmmm... goes a bit plasticky on me.... less sweet, more sticky yuckie. Don't like that very much...

After an hour: Vanilla... something sweet / vaguely reminds me of frankinsence.... Hm. Hm.... Not really sure about this one....

After two hours, the scent is gone...Awww... too bad! I really did like the beginning of it all, but this is disappointing.... :-(

#302 HJackson


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:22 PM

Eclipse is a lab frimp, and I just opened and decided to try it out.
In the bottle: Cherries. So cherry that I thought perhaps I should wear red today.
Wet: Cherries. Bright, red, ripe, delicious, juice, sweet cherries. I felt cheerful and smiling just smelling it.

Then, wait... is... is that vanilla? How did vanilla get into my cherries? Why would something called "Eclipse" smell like cherries or vanilla? Perhaps I should look what goes into this...

As it dries, the almond is replacing the cherry, the vanilla fades somewhat, and I suppose I'm picking up more of the others, but I'm lousy at picking them out. I'm not really picking up enough cinnamon to call it, though.

It is VERY foody, which for me is a nice thing. However, it's also a little strong; maybe I shouldn't have been quite so liberal. I'm getting a migraine. :(
I can't part with it yet, though. Watch for an edit later.

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Posted 08 September 2014 - 09:00 PM

In the imp: ALMOND. It's strong, but I love almond notes. If I inhale really deeply, I get a bit of cinnamon, but I'm mainly just smelling almond.

Wet: Creamy almond and cinnamon. The almond is the dominant note. I am glad this only contains a drop of cinnamon, and that it doesn't burn. The cinnamon seems to be becoming more prominent, and the creaminess isn't actually part of the almond note at all. It's the vanilla note complementing the almond. After a while, the frankincense starts to peek out. The almond note does register as a bitter almond to my nose now.

Dry: At first, it was bitter almond, frankincense, and cinnamon.

Later on, the vanilla has decided to announce its creamy presence again, and the cinnamon is the dominant note.

Verdict: I like this, and I'm surprised that I didn't try this one sooner. The combination of the almond, vanilla, and cinnamon give this an icing-on-a-spiced-cookie vibe, but the frankincense keeps it from being distinctly foody. I will definitely be keeping my imp, and I will probably end up getting a bottle of this one some time in the future.

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 04:43 PM

Wet/Imp: Hit-you-in-the-face almond, with some sweet vanilla-ish spices. Now, I love almond, but it tends to smell a little harsh and boozy to me if it doesn't calm down. Something else seems to be fighting its way to the front, and I hope it does because this has the potential to be just wonderful from what I can tell so far. 


Drying: Actually starting to remind me a little of white rabbit for some reason - smelling like a toasted almond cake/cookie or something. I actually  *really* love this. This would make a great Winter scent. Something about it also reminds me of the mainstream perfume Boyfriend. It's almost a little musky. This is going into the big bottle consideration pile!

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Posted 24 October 2014 - 03:35 AM

In the vial: Unpleasant. In better descriptive terms, super bitter almond, heliotrope and frankincense.


On the skin: It smells like almond muffins on my skin. That bitter taste. Yeah, all I get is almonds here. Swap pile.

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 04:50 AM

Wet: Mmmm, marzipan! This is mostly sweet almonds first off. I get a little hint of cinnamon but only if I'm really looking for it.


Dry: Still getting the marzipan-y scent, but it mellows out and gets more creamy over time. Finally getting some of the vanilla, too.




Love this, as I love most sweet foodie scents. Possibly a big bottle?

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 04:30 PM

This is the BPAL almond I have been searching for! Not sugary sweet like Snow White and Dana O'Shee or overwhelmingly creamy like in Queen of Sheba. This is perfect almond syrup, sweetened by heliotrope and a dash of cinnamon. A grown-up, sophisticated but warm and inviting vanilla, spiced almond.

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Posted 13 September 2015 - 01:03 AM

Wet: Straight up artificial almond extract, which reads as slightly cherry-ish to me.



Dry: Yum. I amp the cinnamon, and it's sweetened nicely by the vanilla and almond, and quite creamy. I like this a lot and can see wearing it enough to get a bottle.

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Posted 16 September 2015 - 12:22 PM

In the bottle: almond.


Wet on the wrist: marzipan. mmmmm


Two minutes: still a lovely cherry almond. oh, hope.


Five minutes: Oh joy, oh rapture! Is this finally the delicious rounded almond I've been searching for?


Ten minutes: Oh NO, frankincense! No, don't cloud up the lovely almond with your terrible musty bitterness! Wait, marzipan, come back!


Twenty minutes: Well, it was nice knowing you, Eclipse, but my skin has apparently disposed of you entirely. There's not even any frankincense left.

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