Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:32 PM
I’m a fan of muguet (lily of the valley), but there’s a lot of green herbal notes and other tropical florals getting in the way, so the muguet is really faint. It comes off as an artificial, soapy, “herbal essence” shampoo scent. I’m not smelling any ginger at all. I’d like a soap like this to make me feel like I was on a tropical vacation, but as a perfume, it’s not working for me.
Posted 06 February 2009 - 12:34 AM
Wet: not very strong, but lush and light-- the ray of sun penetrating the tropical canopy and warming the leaves, blossoms and dark soil. There is also a slight skin cooling sensation to the oil itself.
Dry down: citrusy shower product-- as in it isn't overwhelming like a classic perfume. It's very light, both in fragrance and composition; easy to get used to and forget you have on your skin.
Conclusion: This would be a great summer scent; perhaps added to unscented lotion. The ginger is a refreshing balance to the floral, with just enough earthiness to make Pele unique.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 11:32 PM
Posted 18 March 2009 - 11:01 PM
On me: this is pleasant, but turns to suntan lotion that's on a little gingery. Still a very warm scent, but not something that really fits me.
Overall: Very reminiscent of warm weather and beaches and big blooms, but as a perfume it doesn't work for me.
Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:57 PM
Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:45 AM
Wet: The ginger begins to back down and blend with humid jasmine and rounded floral notes. The muget begins to peak and lend the mix something just on the floral side of powder.
15 minutes: This has turned to a clean, slightly aquatic floral, much lighter than it was at application. It's not soapy, per se, but it does remind me of certain artisan soaps I've ordered. Very tropical, with humidity and breeziness playing off each other.
Dry: The muget has returned as a bottom note, but in a lighter form than before. The warm floral tones have also returned, anchoring the clean, tropical air of the earlier heart notes, which still persevere.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:18 PM
On, wet: A very pretty floral powder.
On, dry: It's very faint after just under half an hour, but what I can smell is light and floral and kind of soapy. I was really hoping to like this one because of the name, but it seems to have the type(s) of floral notes that don't really work on me.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 03:58 PM
Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:07 PM
Wet on the skin, it's tropical floral and very clean smelling. I agree with prior reviews that it does smell soapy.
Dries down to a soft floral soap scent. Nice, but meh.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:02 AM
2.5/5 Fine but nothing special.
Posted 29 May 2009 - 03:55 AM
Wet: Florida! Sorry, I'm just getting good memories from this. I'm also getting some ginger, but very faint, and suntan lotion, even more faint. It might even be there, it's just me expecting that smell there.
Dry: Very faint now. I'm just getting light sweet tropical flowers. Pretty.
Overall: I really like this blend. It's great for summer, very pleasant, clean, sweet. Wouldn't want a bottle because it fades a bit too quickly, but Will definitely use my imp.
Posted 29 May 2009 - 07:38 AM
In the imp: Humidly floral.
Wet on skin: Still a sweet humid floral, with maybe a tiny bit of ginger, if I sniff really hard.
Drydown: Freshly dry is pretty much the same as wet - sweet humid floral, very fresh and light, with only the tiniest bit of ginger. At one hour in, the ginger is a little more prominent, giving a little bit of an edge to what is still a humid sweet clean floral.
Five hours later: No more ginger, but still some very clean florals.
End of the day: Faint clean florals.
Overall: Well, it's floral. I expected this going in, and it's been confirmed. They are nice clean-smelling florals; they smell good, but they're quite feminine and are definitely not my sort of scent. That said, I'm holding onto this imp, because I want to experiment in layering it with other volcanic/geologic scents (ie Moai). I also figure it'll be an appropriate thing to bring on the volcanology class field trip to Hawaii in the fall.
Posted 07 June 2009 - 03:31 PM
Drydown: Probably the least aggressive ginger I've ever smelled with some clean tropical blossoms.
Overall: Very nice! I feel like this would be a fun scent to wear on a hot summer day to stay cool and pretty. Keeping the imp for now, but probably not going to need a bottle.
Posted 12 June 2009 - 05:54 PM
Wet: Tropical forest & soap.
Drydown: Nothing left but soap.
Overall: My skin destroyed it.
Posted 16 June 2009 - 12:34 PM
This scent is very faint though and I really have to sniff to get any joy out of it. The scent of the weird milkiness dissapears and this becomes a lovely soft pretty floral. It's just barely there though...
I'm not sure I get the whole...tropical vibe from it. It smells kinda generic but pretty all the same.
I'm not going crazy for Pele. Sorry.
Posted 17 June 2009 - 12:00 AM
Wet: Very pretty..and familiar. This reminds me a bit of Pacificas Malibu Lemon Blossom solid perfume...or maybe a bit of Philosophys Amazing Grace.
Dry: This perfume pretty much stays exactly the same from top to bottom. I can't distinguish each individual note, everything is well-blended/balanced. This ends up as a very delicate, tripical smelling floral (not the stinky diaper kind...it's very wearable and good for someone who is otherwise terrified of floral blends...like myself.)
Verdict: I like this one a lot! I love Pacificas Malibu Lemon Blossom, but that one ends up smelling like cornchips on me. Pele stays true and beautiful smelling all the way through.
I will most definitley use all of my imp and probably purchase a 5ml in the future. This is great for summertime and gentle enough for the office or places where you want to wear "quiet" scents.
Posted 05 July 2009 - 02:00 AM
Posted 10 July 2009 - 04:41 AM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 11:17 PM
I can see this worn by a young woman who loves sweet succulent tropicals. These are just a bit much for my nose. I will have not trouble finding a good home for Pele...
Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:42 PM
Posted 18 October 2009 - 04:28 AM
Posted 28 November 2009 - 11:44 AM
It's a beautiful tropical floral, a little bit sharp and a little bit sad. It reminds me of rain on a tropical island, a lush rainforest and waiting.
Posted 10 January 2010 - 06:20 PM
In this blend I can definitely smell both the lily of the valley and the white ginger.. it's very light but sooo nice. Over time the ginger does fade out but its still a gorgeous blend of white seeming tropical flowers.
As others have said however.. it has got NO throw to speak of. Most unfortunate
Posted 11 February 2010 - 02:22 AM
This is simple and pretty, but has no throw, no "fire". The ginger doesn't even snap.
Posted 27 February 2010 - 07:18 AM
I tried it on, and it reminds me of a perfume my nanny used to wear when I was little, but it's not at all old ladyish.
It's floral, but not the sharp rose/lily/jasmine florals I'm used to and dislike. This is soft and gorgeous and invokes images of tropical locations even though I've never been to any.
From wet to drydown it remains the same. While there are no specific aquatic notes sticking out, it does smell beachy.
I think this could be worn year round. This has to be a bottle for me. It'll get a lot of wear.