Posted 09 January 2005 - 04:17 AM
This was a freebie from the Lab...thank you SO much! :P
In the bottle this smelled like fruity lipgloss. It was the last of 16 imps that I tried because I thought for sure that I wouldn't like it...
WRONG! Although it did go on fruity, like berries and various fruit candies, after 5 minutes I smell nothing but lotus, which I adore. I don't smell amber at all but this scent has great throw (which I also love). This scent is lovely on me and it's a keeper....I feel a big bottle coming on....
Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:10 PM
Posted 19 January 2005 - 07:36 PM
Posted 19 January 2005 - 09:48 PM
This was indeed both sweet and light. Unfortunately, it was also slightly "plasticy" on me when wet. I am not sure which note(s) causes that to happen. This scent was complex and not easily described. As it dried, the plastic disappeared and a bit of orange came through the floral. I think I can distinguish lotus after enjoying it some much in Undertow. I like it here as well, though it is not prominent on my skin. As it dried, the scent of jasmine came forward and remained most prominent to the end.
Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:21 PM
Lagniappe from the Lab! :D
Sadly, this one's not looking promising right from the start: lotus either turns into bubblegum or sour milk on me, amber almost always turns into sour milk and I don't normally like florals or citrus unless it's grapefruit or blood orange. I'll still give this the chance it deserves, though!
Wow, that's actually not bad, really. I'm not sure it's me, but it's not bad. I smell amber nad a sort of general citrus with a hint of soft flowers in the background. This is definitely innocent smelling, which may be why it's probably not for me. :P
Wet on skin:
Amber, as usual, leaps to the surface as soon as Forbidden Fruit hits my skin, but the citrus and lotus are right behind it. No sour milk, which is good, but so far Forbidden Fruit isn't really up my alley. It's almost bubblegum sweet (the lotus, no doubt) but with a heavy dose of amber and a burst of citrus, as well.
I smell like bubblegum. Bazooka Joe, to be exact, complete with that powder that's on it when you open the wrapper. I hate bubblegum, as anyone who knows about my hatred for Jailbait is aware of. This is definitely not me by any stretch of the imagination.
The bottom line:
Forbidden Fruit and I are not destined to be friends. On me, it turns into pure, powdery bubblegum, which makes me very sad and somewhat queasy. :D
Posted 01 February 2005 - 10:26 AM
Something is choking me. Sickly sweet and light. Light as in notes, not actually a light fragrance because this is throttling me. While definitely not quite as bad as Glitter was, because this doesn't actually smell like ultra-concentrated pixi stix, this has a similar effect. It still smells like candy, though- painfully sweet citrus-flavored candy. It doesn't smell particularly floral on me.
Ugh I need to wash this off, I feel seriously ill :P
This post has been edited by luxuria: 01 February 2005 - 10:28 AM
Posted 01 February 2005 - 03:55 PM
From start to finish all I get is bubblegum bubblegum bubblegum :P
This could be good on someone who likes very sweet scents or on someone very young.
Posted 03 February 2005 - 06:50 AM
In the bottle: Even in the bottle, this smelled weird to me. Slightly "off", if you will. Do I smell citrus? Something sweet? Petroleum jelly? What?
On me/drydown: A little better. It turns into a warm floral on me, which is nice. Excpet that something "off" remains on my skin. I'm not sure if it's the lotus or something else, but one of the notes does not agree with me.
After 30 minutes: It faded a lot, so the little I can smell is really nice now. Unfortunately, this was not a winner for me. I so wanted to like it. I think I'll try out my new swap of Blood Lotus to see if lotus is the offender, or if it's something else entirely.
Posted 05 February 2005 - 06:45 AM
I'm still not sure how much I like this one. It's nice and pretty, but it's a somewhat bland prettiness. It's also a very young scent, which doesn't seem quite right for me.
Posted 06 February 2005 - 11:57 PM
Posted 17 February 2005 - 09:43 PM
Posted 18 February 2005 - 08:21 PM
First on: Bubble gum with hints of citrus, lotus and violets
After a few minutes: The Lotus and violet scent is predominant now
After 20 minutes: Now it's smelling like wax and fading very quickly.
It's a shame that this one doesn't agree with me, I really enjoyed the first few minutes with it.
Posted 21 February 2005 - 08:01 PM
that is the only smell i get from this no fruits, no amber, just that honeysuckle type smell and alas i am not a huge floral fan so off to swaps w/ her
eta i went and sniffed my lotus single note and it is kinda bubblegummy so i have no clue where or what the honeysuclish smell is
This post has been edited by shelldoo: 21 February 2005 - 08:02 PM
Posted 27 February 2005 - 01:12 AM
Posted 28 February 2005 - 07:54 AM
Preconceived Notions: Ooh. I like the sound of this!
In the vial: Apples, at first, then ylang ylang
At first, the original, “in the vial” scent strengthens to an almost overpowering sensual overload of fruit, honey, sweetness and heady bliss, then it gradually recedes, with the ylang ylang coming on strong. This is slightly sweeter than I normally like, but it is luscious and divine nonetheless. “Forbidden Fruit” is an apt name.
Over time: More fruits come out along with a soft smoky (musk?) ylang ylang. Otherwise, not much change, though it does get softer and sweeter as time wears on.
Overall: Very intoxicating. It’s a keeper.
Posted 03 March 2005 - 03:36 PM
Wet/in vial: sloghtly over-ripe berries with a plastic-chemical undertone. Lotus? I smell sweet, pungent too sweet.
dry down: berries but not real berries-lipgloss berries.
hours later: just the berries-but artificial berries. Like... the lipgloss and perfume I'd have worn while experiencing forbidden fruit at age 14.
Posted 05 March 2005 - 11:11 PM
However, if one is looking for a good way to get acquainted with lotus, this might be a good place to start, as fruit is quite complimentary to the tart sweetness of lotus.
Posted 05 April 2005 - 01:30 AM
Wet: .. Juicy Fruit gum?!
Drydown: description is accurate: white flowers, amber and citrus. Very well blended.
Longterm Wear: Potential big bottle here. :P This is a great scent!
Posted 05 April 2005 - 09:24 PM
Posted 10 April 2005 - 12:09 AM
Just like my actual first, it seems inviting and fun initially, then takes me to a place I don't want to be.
Sour and bitter. I just can't wear this one.
Posted 11 April 2005 - 04:14 AM
cause it did, you know.
however, a friend of mine who has a much better relationship with amber than i do declares it to be a wonderful warm floral with just a tiny tad bit of citrus-y goodness.
do you see what i could have had if it weren't for the amber?!
Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:53 AM
Posted 14 April 2005 - 04:27 PM
Posted 17 April 2005 - 06:50 AM
In the Vial: Lotus and Apple maybe? It's something Fruity and Juicy...
Wet: Lotus and Citrus... I could swear it's Lotus and Apple, but I'm not quite sure... I can smell the Citrus though...
Dry: Lotus, Mixed with Apple, and Citrus. So very sweet, Fruity, and Citrusy all at once... Yummy!
Conclusion: It's very nice but I think I like some of the other Lotus blends more... Undertow, for instance, Or Black Lotus, but I will use up the imp of it!
Posted 17 April 2005 - 07:22 PM
the lotus is very strong. almost overripe smelling. i couldn't get much else because of the lotus. never could pick out the amber, looooooong after the dry down.
simply typing (which gives you an idea of how far away my wrists are from my nose) the lotus is overpowering every other scent.
this one will be swapped.