Posted 30 June 2006 - 12:36 AM
Delicous smelling! It reminds me of orange lifesavers, it makes my mouth water. I think I'm in love. Now I have to try Tweedledum!
Posted 30 June 2006 - 10:40 AM
When the kumquat emerges this tips over the edge into 'way too strong' territory, particularly when it gets an astringent note on the drydown.
I'll stick with Tweedle Dum, me thinks.
Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:05 AM
I love how bright and fruity it is at first. As everyone else has noted, its in-your-face kumquat (hmm..that sounds a bit obscene!) :P I really like that stage. To me the kumquat is slightly like yuzu--that very sparkling tangy sweet scent. I love that, and I love the tea, and even the slight peppery edge.
I really thought I'd get a bottle of this, and while I still might, I became less convinced after the citrus note faded (a bit less than an hour on me). What was left then was sweet tea, but I didn't find that remarkable.
so I'll have to try it again and see, but the topnotes are so lovely....it would be great in a showergel to perk you right up.
Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:37 AM
I don't wear things that are this citrusy very much because they don't last on me, but it might work in a locket or as a quick cool-down splash in hot weather.
Posted 01 July 2006 - 12:43 AM
The living definition of fruity bitterness. Reminds me of Pink Grapefruit's bright and refreshing personality with a dash of orange pithy bitterness.
Absolutely perfect for summer.
This would work wonders for a hangover. One might consider layering this with something "creamy".
The orange blossom seems to peek out later and it's unusual for me to find it being less of a top note.
This post has been edited by Heavenlyrabbit: 07 July 2006 - 03:49 AM
Posted 01 July 2006 - 02:46 PM
applied this blend really amps up with my chemistry...perhaps the kumquat....lovely and long lasting...after 30 minutes i get a hint of something almost spicy... i guess the pepper on my skin turns it a bit spicy and sharp....
love this for a summer scent most definitely .... gorgeous!!!
Posted 02 July 2006 - 04:49 PM
Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:42 PM
in fact, this was fairly similar to jailbait on me. jailbait with less bubblegum. weird.
Posted 02 July 2006 - 10:30 PM
Very long last! Great throw! This is perfect in all ways -Definitely a 5ml!
Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:08 PM
In the imp: Holy citrus!
On me: I smell like I spilled orange juice on myself. I love fruity scents, but I dunno about this. I'm not smelling the lovely white tea that I hoped for and hell I'm not even smelling pepper or orange blossom. I think Kumquat has taken a bit of fondness for me and I'm not sure it's returned. It's reminding me a bit of Swank actually with the orange candy smell, but this is more juicy than candy.
Verdict: I have no idea.
Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:00 PM
After it's been on a while, the Froot Loops smell goes away and it smells more like candied orangish fruit (not an orange, not a mandarin but related, tart and juicy). There's other elements there too but I can't identify them, it's a well blended oil. It's reminiscent of Moxie and Kunkstakammer, so maybe blood orange is an element here. It's a refreshing scent, it would be great in a scrub or a tart. Not so sure about as a straight perfume but it's a cheery, happy scent that makes me go zing!
(Looking at the notes, I would have never guessed any of these!)
edited because I can't spell for the life of me!
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Posted 09 July 2006 - 11:16 PM
I like my imp of this, but no bottle necessary. It's just not the kind of scent that I'd wear a lot. 7/10.
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Posted 18 July 2006 - 09:05 PM
on: very warm from the pepper, but still bright. this is sweet and floral, too. an interesting combination.
1.5 hours later: lovely. this is hard to describe. the freshness of the tea is definitely there and the orange blossom is nice and powdery. lovely.
4.5 hours later: soft, sweet fruit.
7 hours later: gone.
overall: this was really nice, and i'm glad the orange blossom didn't turn on me, but it isn't a keeper.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 12:04 PM
It's sort of like 13 and Kunstkammer got together and had a lovechild. :P
Posted 20 July 2006 - 02:57 AM
In the bottle, it's sweet, charming and fruity, but in no way overpowering. Dried down it's still faintly echoing of... fruit loops?
I think this would be something I'd wear when out at the mall with my neice and nephew or just when I wanna feel good about something.
Posted 24 July 2006 - 04:22 PM
(shortest review ever) :P
This post has been edited by aidenraine: 24 July 2006 - 04:24 PM
Posted 24 July 2006 - 06:13 PM
Wet: sweet orange that. Yes, it is the Froot Loop smell. Then, uh,oh. Something went awry. This is not pleasant.
Dry: Gah! Sharp and sour. This confirms that pepper is one of my mortal enemies.
Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:21 PM
On me, it smells like a tropical fruit, which is okay, but the pepper makes me sneeze. It was an interesting scent experience, at least.
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