Greed The Seven Deadly Sins
Posted 19 January 2004 - 02:01 AM
From the Seven Deadly Sins collection...
Greed...brings about great desires and an urge to attain massive wealth.
*edited to add the official BPAL description*
Posted 08 February 2004 - 07:24 PM
I don't know that I'd call it golden, but I would call it rich. Very earthy, but not overwhelmingly so - and something I want to keep applying as I sniff it.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 05:11 PM
Posted 05 March 2004 - 10:37 PM
Posted 26 March 2004 - 05:08 PM
Greed is Good.
This is the smell of not only having money, but knowing how to wear it. Custom shirts, tailored suits, gold-colored designer ties... and gold cufflinks.
Donald trump would wear this, Bill Gates would not. Gordon Gecko would wear this, Scrooge McDuck would not.
Posted 30 March 2004 - 10:58 PM
Green, fresh and earthy. There's something sparkly here too like the glimmer of light off jewels and new coins. Slightly resiny and sharp.
After Wearing It:
The copal note was really heavy on me, though that's not necessarily a bad thing. It did make it smell similar to Aureus on me though. The scent smells metallic, like the way metal tastes. It also made me think of freshly minted money, though I suppose this isn't exactly what crisp bills smell like. It definitely does smell like something you might rub into a dollar bill in hopes of attracting wealth.
The scent overall was very heavy and sharp, almost to the point of bitterness. It mellowed down a bit so that it was quite so overwhelming, but the copal (and later the patchouli) were always pressing over my skin as if trying to influence my actions. Which I suppose it appropriate for Greed.
I don't think I could wear this. It smells masculine on me and just not my type. I do want to keep the imp though, rather than swapping it away. It'd be interesting to see how it's work in a money-drawing ritual.
Posted 11 April 2004 - 05:42 AM
Anyways, I thought Greed smelled exactly like maraschino cherries. Now, while I can eat a jar in a sitting, smelling like 'em doesn't suit my fancy.
Posted 20 April 2004 - 02:24 PM
To me this is a very masculine scent and I am going to give it to my boyfriend and see how it works on him.
Posted 20 April 2004 - 04:01 PM
But on me, it starts out sort of strong and patchoulish, but on the dry down it mellows to this really nice soft, spicy scent that lasts FOREVER (like two days).
I don't know if I would buy a full bottle of it, but I wouldn't part with the imp for anything.
And sorry I am not better at describing notes. Patchoulish isn't even a word
Posted 06 May 2004 - 04:41 AM
Posted 06 May 2004 - 12:21 PM
Posted 06 May 2004 - 09:22 PM
Second Impression: I love this one. It has a sweetness about it which makes the patchouli not so earthy.
Final Analysis: Another winner. Smells beautiful on me, though it's a very rich scent it's not heavy at all. It was very warm today and it was just about right for the day. It's been about 5 hours since I've applied it. It's barely there on my sking but still very present in my hair.
This may sound silly, but this is what I imagine Orlando Bloom would smell like.
This post has been edited by andrabell: 10 May 2004 - 06:11 PM
Posted 16 May 2004 - 07:32 PM
We'll see if this develops - the water is off (hot water heater is getting replaced this morning) so I can't go wash it off.
Nope. Still causing severe tightening of the sinuses and lungs by the smell alone.
Into the swap pile, then. Wish I could give it a proper try.
Posted 16 May 2004 - 11:48 PM
Posted 22 June 2004 - 01:30 PM
First time to wear this one today and its a scent that surrounds you. I am wrapped if a soft scented powdery blanked. Although I did't get compliments, people (colleques) are hanging around me today.
Greed is attractive like a rich lady is attractive for her money :P
Posted 25 June 2004 - 02:50 PM
Wearing: When wet, the patchouli is mostly what i smell. As it dries, however, the heliotrope and something else (I'm guessing the copal) come out to play and add the sparkle back in. Completely dry this is sweet sparkly patchouli goodness.
Final Impressions: I love this. I actually don't know why I haven't tried it before, being the huge fan of heliotrope that I am... definitely a keeper.
Posted 04 July 2004 - 02:14 AM
It's oddly metallic, especially at first, and does suggest money. If this is golden, it's heavy gold, like bullion, not light sparkly gold, and quite masculine. I can see powerful businessmen wearing this.
It's not really me, but it's a v. interesting interpretation of the sin of greed.
This post has been edited by isyche: 04 July 2004 - 02:17 AM
Posted 10 July 2004 - 07:03 PM
Greed is very rich and quite masculine. Oh dear. A man who smelled like this would be divine.
**eta: It has been 11 hours and this is still going strong. WOW.
This post has been edited by xoe: 11 July 2004 - 03:29 AM
Posted 02 August 2004 - 08:48 PM
Also a perfect match with Lush's Tramp.
Posted 09 August 2004 - 11:56 PM
In the bottle:
This smelled a little like baby powder against a backdrop of something darker and more earthy which I assumed (given the scent description) would begin dominate once applied to my skin.
First hour of wearing:
Upon skin contact this is a very loud, pronounced baby powder. There is a note in Brut which is similar to this, although with my uneducated nose I am unable to pinpoint it. The resemblance to Brut made me conceive of this scent as quite masculine.
A strange intermittent phase:
I took a deep lungful of aroma from my wrist and (underneath the powder) it was abruptly and surprisingly November 5th... complete with smell of wet earthy grass, burnt out sparklers and freezing evening air. Alas, this sudden burst was fleeting and was rapidly lost beneath the still intense powdery-ness. Perhaps I was given a glimpse of the potential of this scent on someone else’s skin?
My suspicions that this scent is not me were confirmed on the way to the supermarket this evening. Whilst in the middle of driving, my boyfriend turned to me and remarked ‘Have you put some kind of powder on?’ :D
It seems I have managed to turn greed and joyful prospect of financial gain into the smell of a freshly powdered babies' bottom. Oh dear. :P
This post has been edited by Pookstrell: 09 August 2004 - 11:57 PM
Posted 27 August 2004 - 08:19 PM
Posted 30 August 2004 - 08:02 PM
On me, it goes sickly sweet. Heavens only knows why, but the copal is strong and the rest of it is sweet, with almost a cinnamon-like spicy tang that's making me a little nauseated.
This one was a quick wash off.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 08:16 AM
Have you ever seen pictures of the UK’s late Princess Margaret in the 1950s and 1960s looking all minx-like? She was probably wearing Greed in those. And have you ever watched Bette Davis in “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?”. She left a waft of something very Greed-like in her wake. And Joan Crawford? She probably bathed in Greed.
And apparently (but this is just a rumour), Audrey Hepburn wanted to wear Greed when she played Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's - but she was too damn nice.
This post has been edited by Miggins: 31 August 2004 - 08:18 AM
Posted 08 September 2004 - 03:44 AM
ETA: My boy ended up ordering a 5ml of this and this bottle has a lot more patchouli in it. After about two hours, the patchouli fades enough so that it smells like the original imp. Still a stunning winner!
This post has been edited by ChupaChup: 20 October 2004 - 11:45 PM
Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:11 PM
at first: this was a free imp from the lab. it's heavy, sweet, and earthy. very interesting. i think i may really like this.
on: patchouli and a very sweet flower. heavy, but nice.
1 hour later: still mostly patchouli, but with something more tart underneath. it's still sweet and heavy. i like this one.
2 hours later: i think this is making my nose itch a little, but i don't care. it reminds me a bit of lush's tramp: patchouli and violets. this is great.
5.5 hours later: still heavy and gorgeous. i probably wouldn't have picked this one myself, but i love it!
8.5 hours later: this is mostly just sweet now, but that's ok. it was very strong for a long time.
overall: i don't think i ever would have picked this out for myself, but i love it! it may actually be a big bottle, since it's a nice, heavy, floral patchouli, which is something i haven't run across yet. woo hoo!