Posted 28 July 2006 - 05:06 PM
Wet on skin: Oooh! Sweet (honeysuckle?) and jasmine and overall goodness.
10 minutes: Oh, no. The jasmine is attacking. Call for reinforcements! It's pretty clear that if a scent has a very prominent note like musk (Hymn to Proserpine), amber (Lotus Moon), or jasmine (Nyx, Tarot: The Moon), my skin will amp the everloving crap out of it until that's all I can smell.
30 minutes: Burnt plastic. Heady jasmine with a definite undertone of something burnt and scortched in the microwave. Alas!
2 hours +: Gone by this time, fortunately.
Overall, way too much jasmine and burn-y smells. However...I got the notion to use it last night while dealing out some simple Tarot spreads and yikes! :P Scarily accurate readings all around - I felt like the cards were slapping me in the face saying, "Lord love a duck, woman! You know this shit already!". So while I probably won't be wearing this for scent anytime soon, I think I'll be using the decant I have for any further late-night readings.
Posted 19 August 2006 - 04:36 AM
Posted 06 September 2006 - 12:13 AM
however... it's not for me. I think there's jasmine in here, and that note just doesn't smell good on me; its gets overpowering and way too flowery. it's a very feminine scent, somewhat watery.
Posted 13 November 2006 - 01:23 PM
Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:27 AM
i'm not sure that i would buy a bottle, but i'll keep my imp around.
Posted 07 December 2006 - 01:36 AM
As quickly as it manifested, the floral calms down. I detect a faint, cool breath of frankincense at the very top of the scent, and, below that, the white floral, which I think is gardenia... it might be jasmine, but , if itís jasmine, itís a different jasmine variant than Iíve gotten to know, since jasmine is usually so incredibly aggressive on me. Gardenia seems more likely, though I canít confidently pick out the difference between the two in a blend. Below that, there are still traces of violets, but itís not an offensive violet at all... just a soft, purplish tinge in the white floral. I think thereís lavender, too. The color of this scent is definitely pale, pastel purple.
As a bit more time passes, I think Iím picking up a trace of wood underneath this, but Iím not sure. Itís becoming a bit less creamy and a bit more ethereal. I donít mind the change. It still has good throw, though. Iíve lost the hint of frankincense.
Given the behavior of this white floral (by which I mean, the way itís not thoroughly dominating and slaying all other scents around it), I speculate that this white floral might actually be a blend of white florals -- gardenia dominant, with a bit of jasmine and maybe some magnolia. I wonít swear to it, though.
I donít see this as a scent I would want to wear around other people. Itís more of a meditative, quiet, contemplative scent... not outright for sleep, but for calm, late hours. Though it isnít a social scent, itís very nice, and it suits its name well.
Posted 27 January 2007 - 08:53 PM
Posted 17 March 2007 - 07:33 AM
Wet: There's a blast of what is, to my nose, myrrh, that vanishes very quickly and gives way to lots and lots of jasmine.
Drydown and wear: There must be something rosey underneath this, because I am reminded of Nyx. In fact, this oil strikes me as a blend of New Orleans, Nyx and Eos. Jasmine and a bouquet of florals.
Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:36 PM
Posted 05 July 2007 - 05:58 PM
Wet, this is all MY GARDENIAS, LET ME SHOW YOU THEM!
On the drydown, the floral note begins to calm down and deepen a little. I think there's more than gardenia here, some other sweet white floral, but I couldn't say what. They blend very well, but the top floral note is definitely gardenia. I don't get any jasmine, honeysuckle, or magnolia, but bpal's jasmine often blends almost imperceptibly with gardenia, to my nose.
As I breathe the scent in, I don't smell anything spicy but I can feel it in the back of my throat. It's really interesting. I kept sniffing and looking for pepper or anise, but never really found it. I could pick up a very, very faint touch of something in the background. I think possibly it's white pepper. I can smell just the slightest hint of the licoricey anise. The character is definitely floral, for me. The spice just serves to make the florals richer.
It has good throw at first, definitely very aggressive gardenia. It has been about 2 hours and the gardenia is much more agreeable, but still has decent throw. I think this will have better than average lifespan.
It's so interesting how changeable this is on different people. Definitely fitting of the "inconstant moon". I can't really comment on its relevance or application to tarot, but it's a lovely scent, if you like gardenia. I'm definitely glad I picked this one up! It would be beautiful in a lotion.
This post has been edited by naeelah: 10 July 2007 - 06:27 PM
Posted 16 July 2007 - 03:35 AM
I didn't expect to like this one, as florals aren't usually my thing, but it's one of my favorite tarot cards so I bought a half an imp from a decant circle anyway. Now I'm hoping I can find some more of it somewhere!
In the vial it smells cool and glowing and white, a pleasant gentle floral mix, and something that actually makes the inside of my nose a little cold, but it's faint enough I can't identify it - a touch of anise? mint? I'm not sure. I still wasn't trusting it, as florals are apt to go splodey on my skin into headache inducing awfulness. I put just a little on, and it went splodey, but not in a bad way at all - oh, it was like nectar, so watery and sweet it made me want to DRINK it. Fortunately I abstained. :P
I'm not familiar with that many florals, so I can't name all what's in here - I am sure, however, that the dominant note on my skin smells like honeysuckle. It starts out creamy white and morphs to nectary water, making me think of a burbling stream with moonlight shining on it.
Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:06 PM
As a side note, she said, "Is that just one oil or did you mix them?" I assured her that this oil needed no complimentary scents! :P
This post has been edited by hellomoonglow: 25 February 2008 - 09:09 PM
Posted 18 October 2008 - 10:45 PM
wet on skin: the jasmine is becoming more of the dark Indian variety, and the Gardenia is just fabulous, as it usually is in BPAL blends!
dry down: gardenia mixed with a touch of white coconut and tempered by a drop of Indian jasmine.
in all: totally gorgeous, absolutely perfect for a scent based on this particularly mysterious Tarot card.
Posted 02 July 2009 - 04:29 PM
I'm going to wash this off, cuz I really can't handle this.
Posted 04 January 2010 - 12:45 PM
I get nothing except jasmine, both in the bottle and on my skin. Maybe a bit of gardenia peeking out under the sourness of jasmine, but no lavender and no evergreen -- pine or otherwise. Fortunately, the sourness of this jasmine blend seems to settle down and sweeten up before I feel forced to wash it off, but this will not be a favorite go-to blend, sadly. I love the Moon card, and what it stands for, and what it brings to my life, but I only tolerate the scent. And it doesn't work in my scent locket at all.
This post has been edited by stellans: 05 June 2010 - 07:41 PM