Posted 23 June 2004 - 10:50 PM
When I first discovered the Lab, this was one of the ones that I've been dying to try out. I've been in a production of MacBeth, and have adore the character inspiration for this scent. However, I put off ordering it for a little while, mainly because there were other scents that had higher priority. By the time I placed my order, I think I'd missed out on the earlier version, and gotten the drier version; which I think is a good thing, since I like my scents not so sweet.
In the Bottle
This smells sweet. Very sweet. It's got this candy like scent to it, and I don't catch even the faintest hint of wine. I can catch the tiniest hint of berries, but mainly it reminds me of candy. It does share a bit of similarity with Bewitched, if you think of a deeper burgundy coloration (instead of the deep earthy purple that is Bewitched)... It's got the same berry feel to it, but it's much riper and juicier.
When it goes onto my skin, it gets even more sweet, but turns into a grape smell. My boyfriend said that it reminded him of the grape sodas that they sell at the local supermarket. Even after it's dried down, and has had time to mellow out, it's still really sweet, and has a bit of a plastic smell. Actually, I think that the culprit here is the currant, which did the same thing in Jester. It's the same plastic/fruit smell that I got when I wore that one. I guess that my skin just doesn't like currant. Ah well...
I guess this is another one of the berry scents that doesn't work out for me. In the vial it smells alright, but on my skin... Eh. I guess I'll be avoiding currant notes in the future. I think, though, that if anyone likes the way that Jester works on them, and is looking for a darker version of that, that this would be the one to try. Also, I suspect that if any Kitsune-Tsuki fans are looking for a less oriental version of that scent, that this wouldn't be too far off.