Posted 01 May 2004 - 12:42 AM
Initial: ALMONDS!!! That lovely maraschino cherry smell that almonds oil initially has.
During: I still get that almonds scent which I love. I’m not usually into foody scents, but I have always loved that initial “cherry” smell of the almond oil. But it fades so fast. This is holding on and now it has a dribble of honey within it. Mmmmm….
inal: It’s fading a bit fast, but this is one sweet foody scent I LIKE. I was SURE I would NOT like this one. It still has that tinge of almond and honey but now I can feel more food behind it. Grains? Or maybe milk. Either way, its one heck of a comforting scent. It makes me want to snuggle in a blanket on a cold night. Yet its also comforting and homey for a lazy afternoon on a sunny day. It’s an all around safe and snuggly, happy scent. This would be perfect in a lotion (Oh yes) which would hopefully give it some staying power. Dana is just pure childhood comfort for me. Mmmm.. Wish it stayed on my skin longer..*sniffle*
Posted 02 May 2004 - 01:11 AM
Posted 02 May 2004 - 07:31 PM
Smells very marzipan, as others have noted, out of the bottle.
Application: Went on a little too sweet at first but after about ten minutes this gorgeus, warm honey scent glowed through and mellowed it just slightly. I spent the day inhaling my wrist. I sort of thought of it as a "good girl" scent at first but now I'm not so sure. The more I sniffed, the more it made me want to go cuddle my boyfriend. Definitly left a warm, golden, glowing impression in my mind.
Lasted: on me? all day. I applied at noon and somewhere around one in the morning I could still faintly smell it on my wrists. Mmm.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 12:49 AM
Unfortunately, on my skin, all it smelled like was Play-Doh.
Posted 04 May 2004 - 03:20 AM
Posted 04 May 2004 - 01:45 PM
Like all the scents I seem to love, it is quite weak on me and fades really fast. I can't see myself getting by without a big bottle of this, because I love it so much and because I will have to dump massive quantities on myself to keep the scent going so that even I, let alone anyone else, can smell it. Why does everything I love just disappear on me? (wow, that's an unintentionally relevant question nowadays...) :P
Posted 05 May 2004 - 11:19 PM
Dry: Wow! It smells like my skin, but just sweeter and more lovely. The almond scent has calmed way down :P, but has left me smelling beautiful. Kind of the way I WISH my skin smelled. I can barely smell it, but it’s there making me more interesting.
UGH! I CAN’T BUY BOTTLES OF THEM ALL! I’ll go broke.
Posted 10 May 2004 - 08:28 PM
WEARING IT: warm honey, fresh baked bread. harvesting oats with a sweet, gentle summer breeze engulfing you
VERDICT: it is very lovely, i wouldn't wear it for everyday - but it's PERFECT for when you want to be a little sweeter on a crisp, autumn day.
she's a keeper!
Posted 14 May 2004 - 06:53 PM
Posted 15 May 2004 - 03:20 PM
I put it on at night and 8 hours later when I checked my wrist, the smell had deepened into a stronger honey scent much to my surprise.
Have already ordered a bigger bottle of this scent.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 12:01 AM
In the bottle: Smells delicious- almost like cake.
On me- Transforms into something more ethereal and loses the food aspect. The honey and almond complements my skin so much that it seems made for me. (This and Jack).
Its a lighter scent, good for spring and summer.
Posted 18 May 2004 - 01:53 AM
It's a sweet honey scent toned down with milky almonds...smells like a syrupy, creamy oatmeal custard sprinkled with sugared almonds..or a rich, creamy vanilla-marzipan confection dusted with powdered sugar.
It is one of the yummiest scents I've ever sniffed and even if that damn fool man o'mine didn't like it, you can bet your boot I'd be plenty stocked up with it anyway!
ADDED April 8, 2005:
This is my favouritest stuff in the world! EVER!
Smells a little almond-y in the vial, plus a pinch of sweet and a dash of milky..
but on, it is utterly divine! To me, it smells like most everything everyone has mentioned, sweet and custardy, sugared marizpan, but imagine all of that while you are burning incense! Or more acurately, a stick of sugared milk custard incense! Sweet ,with on me, at least, an underlying smokiness which makes it incredibly understatedly drop dead sexy.
Posted 20 May 2004 - 03:13 PM
Wet: VERY almondy. Sweet almonds. Cherry almonds, covered in honey. I want to eat my wrists!
Dry: I can absolutely see why it's been compared to Honey I Washed the Kids (got that as a sample with my Lush order!). The honey really comes out. It's a very foody smell. With just enough spice to keep me interested. And, the best of all, no powdery smell to hurt my nose! I'm so glad that this was recommended to me to replace Alice.
2 hours later: It's gone! All I can smell is my soap! I'll be hurrying to put some more on. It's got me in a very good mood!
Posted 22 May 2004 - 05:07 PM
Second Impression: This is the "comfort food" of all the BPAL scents I've tried. It's the stay at home, I need a hug and my fuzzy slippers fragrance.
Final Analysis: Dana O'Shee really comforted me when I needed it. This is a keeper for "days like these".
Edited to Add: I dabbed a bit more of this on before bed last night (it's just sooo soooothing) and when my husband got into bed and cuddled me he kept sniffing me and sniffing me saying "MMMMMM". It was wonderful!
This post has been edited by andrabell: 24 May 2004 - 12:21 AM
Posted 25 May 2004 - 12:19 AM
In the Bottle
Marzipan. Definitely the sweet almond candy smell, not like baking bread or honey drizzled almond or anything else (although it shares some similarities) -- this is pure marzipan, just like the kind that you get at Christmas. It had me remembering those fruit shaped candies that always melted into your mouth with just the hint of grittiness in the texture. Not much in the way of milk, and nothing that even reminded me of oats.
This went on sweet and inviting, a beautiful scent that warmed up and rounded out as it dried. Once dry, I could smell hints of milk and oats, but the sweetness was the real show stealer here. Nothing could even compare to the sweet honey almond smell that was surrounding me. I felt like I was a walking piece of candy, and felt almost self concious around other people... (This is probably more due to a story about a bad incident with the Body Shop's Warmed Sugar and Vanilla scent, where a guy sat down next to the girl and suddenly wanted Rice Krispies, promptly wandering away to the snack table. I was secretly afraid that someone might do the same to me, except think of something more gourmet and delectable.) This is another one of those quick BPAL scents, where after about 2-3 hours, it's faded away. Once it starts to fade, it turns into a more bland (almond and oatmeal bland) scent with a hint of sweetness.
Although I really love the way this one smells, I probably won't make it a regular scent for me. Just too sweet and too foody. I'm going to *have* to show this to a friend of mine who goes by the handle "Dana O'Shee" on LJ though... I think she'll simply fall in love.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 08:02 AM
I agree with most other people here, it does smell like Lush's Snowcake soap and therefor I am in heaven as I adore that scent. But as I find that the soap is extremely drying this is the perfect alternative - I can have that wonderful scent all year round and without the dryness. And I have to say this scent is so much better than Snowcake, as you'd expect BPAL to be, as its scent quality is not so weedy - it is so much more almondy, creamy, sweet but not cloying, grainy, mmmmmmmmm....! But I just don't detect the marzipan people mention. Which is a good thing.
Dana O'Shee isn't exceptionally long lasting in comparison to other BPAL scents (AND it requires one to use a larger amount on application), it does last for about 4 hours on me before requiring a top-up.
Utterly wonderful. I want to buy a 10ml now. This 5ml really isn't enough.
Posted 28 May 2004 - 09:21 AM
This will definitely be a 5ml order down the road. Wet, it reminded me of the scent of schoolmate's kitchen when I was growing up. Her mom baked sheetcakes for a living and this is what Dana O'Shee smells like to me--just like the white sheetcakes my friend's mom used to bake topped with wonderful "lard" frosting (God, I love lard frosting!) Now that it's dried, the honey scent is coming out more on me. It reminds me a tiny bit of O (but less naughty).
I love D O'S!
Posted 02 June 2004 - 02:26 AM
ADDED Nov. 18:
This smells like baklava to me, which I can only attribute to the honey.
This post has been edited by Shollin: 28 November 2004 - 06:31 PM
Posted 02 June 2004 - 06:58 AM
But then a strange thing happened. The smell on my wrist just...whoosh...disappeared. Like Sagitare said, very strange. I sat here for awhile sulking, cursing the chemistry Gods and occasionally smelling my wrist. Sometimes, just for a moment, I would get a wispy thread of oatmeal honey but the deeper I sniffed, the harder it was to catch.
Okay, it's about 2 hours later and the smell has finally come out to play. It's still a little teasing, almost feathery, but very yummy. Creamy honey with hints of almond and oatmeal. This is not a scent I expect most people in the room would notice...but anyone lucky enough to get very close would be in for a delicious surprise. I will definitely be buying a great big bottle of this.
This post has been edited by mercury: 02 June 2004 - 07:00 AM
Posted 02 June 2004 - 05:26 PM
This is my favorite favorite, number one of my top five. I adored Snowcake -- it's gone, but Lo! Fortuna is good -- there is Dana O'Shee. Even better!
I want several 10 ml bottles.
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