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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.... :-(



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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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