Dragon Moon 2006 4/10/06 - 4/20/06
Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:10 PM
Holiday Moon + Dragon's Blood. More specifically the tea leaf pops out more then anything. I can barely make out the sandalwood and the cherry blossom is non existant.
Oh my. Dragon's Blood is REALLY strong on me, it almost overpowers everything else. There's a hint of tea (or something else green) but I just get this strong smell of dragon's blood that completely obliterates everything else.
WOW. The other scents are coming together to fight for dominance,it's like there's an epic battle on my wrist. WHO WILL WIN? THE OTHER NOTES OR THE DRAGON?! It's very green on me right now with a hazy tinge of red. It reminds me a lot of Neo-Tokyo actually, must be the shared note of Cherry Blossom.
The asian moons have been hit and miss for me (mostly miss) but if you can deal with the inital blast of Dragon's Blood I think you might enjoy this particular moon. I definitely wasn't expecting it to drydown into this dragonteafloral but it did and its lovely.
Posted 01 May 2006 - 06:26 AM
Posted 17 May 2006 - 07:49 PM
On Skin: Oh, this is sweet and springlike! The cherry blossom and tea lea are the dominant notes. A very bright, warm, and fresh floral! I think the tea and bamboo give it a very crisp clean feel, while the cherry blossom and Dragonís Blood help sweeten it a bit. The sandalwood is so light, just enough to give it a clean woody base. This has a very Aisan feel to it, similar to Holiday Moon but with a red tone from the Dragonís Blood. Iím happy the Dragonís Blood isnít stronger, it actually is much lighter than expected. The throw is vert strong and so is the staying power, a little goes a long way. This scent really wakesme up and is quite stimulating to the senses. I like how elegant it feels, I may wear this on special occasions.
Edit: While wearing it again, I get a fresh citrus note as well... hmm... very pretty and bright.
This post has been edited by slave1: 18 June 2006 - 08:23 PM
Posted 21 May 2006 - 12:10 AM
Then I put some on and it was like ka-pow! The cherry blossom note emerged and it is the most beautiful smell---so pretty and delicate and sweet. The tea leaf, bamboo, and sandalwood are all in the background---on my skin the cherry blossom is the star. The dragon's blood is so well blended here it almost merges with the sandalwood.
I wore this to the gym this afternoon and it was so nice to work out with the smell of cherry blossoms in the air around me!
Posted 21 May 2006 - 12:31 AM
Dry, it smells mainly like tea and sandalwood on my skin, with a woody floral scent over the top (I'm guessing that's the cherry blossom, but I don't really know what that smells like on its own). I am a dragon's blood fiend, and I can barely tell it's in this.
Very complex. Sometimes when I sniff it I think it smells a bit aquatic, sometimes it smells woody. Sometimes it even smells perfumey. Even though I'm not sure what it smells like, I am sure that I like it a lot.
Also, the label is gorgeous. :P
Posted 21 May 2006 - 05:51 AM
On the skin: Still very cherry blossom but i can definitely smell the bamboo & tea leaf now..wow..so pretty!!
Afterhours: this has dried down to a soft, sweet floral musk..the dragons blood melded w/ sandalwood really shines in the end, which is fine w/ me! :P
I will be coveting this bottle, it seems. heh
Posted 22 May 2006 - 03:58 AM
The cherry blossom and tea leaf are the most prominent notes, with the dragon's blood adding just the right amount of sweetness. The bamboo adds a clean, fresh hint of green to the scent, and the sandalwood is barely noticable - just enough to keep the sweet floralness in check. Absolutely enchanting, and perfect for late spring.
Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:02 AM
wet: bamboo & cherry blossom a soft floral w/ definite green undertones.
dry:yup bamboo and cherry blossom almost exclusively. they drown out anything else. it is a very green scent w/ a hint of floral thrown in.
Posted 23 May 2006 - 04:41 AM
Yep, on me, this is dead-on tea and bamboo, as was Holiday. Not a bad thing, but so very similar I really have a hard time telling which is which. The Dragon's Blood is faint, undetectable on me... which is, I believe, something for me to be thankful for. All in all, it's a nice Asian themed moon, though my skin amps bamboo and makes this just like Holiday.
3.5 out of 5.
Posted 23 May 2006 - 12:48 PM
I'm getting mostly dragon's blood, of course, and cherry blossom. The tea leaf is light and delicate in the background, and the sandalwood is a nice little touch of spicy dryness as well.
This is beautiful, and another great spring scent from the Lab! :P
Posted 23 May 2006 - 08:24 PM
I missed out on buying loads of Holiday, so I may like alternating with it during these warmer summer months. Oh, and the bottle... matches my shirt... squee!
May 26. Trying Dragon on one hand, Holiday on the other. There's a very subtle but noticeable difference between the two - Dragon definitely has a hit of cherry blossom that blended so well with the tea and bamboo that I didn't notice it before, and that's what I was interpreting as 'lemon.' In reality, Holiday starts off just as sharp as Dragon, but Holiday retains more of tea nature - that is, it's more sharp and astringent. I do love Dragon, not quite as much as Holiday, but enough to hoard. And now it makes rotating between the two fun!
May 26 continued - whoa! While the starts may be similar, Dragon turns into cherry blossom soap on me. It's like the opposite of Aredhel's reaction below. It's not bad, but where Holiday stays fresh and biting, Dragon turns into a cuddly wuddly plush dragon on my skin at least.
This post has been edited by Lycanthrope: 26 May 2006 - 08:41 PM
Posted 26 May 2006 - 04:53 PM
Posted 26 May 2006 - 07:51 PM
Summarised in a word or two: Dragon's Blood meets Holiday Moon.
In the bottle: Cherry blossom. Hmm. A bit... unsettling, for some reason.
On skin, wet: Ah-ha, there's the dragon's blood! Dragon's blood, tea, bamboo and cherry blossom.
On skin, dry: The deep, sexy spiciness of dragon's blood mixed with the very green, almost herbal tea and bamboo, with a splash of cherry blossom. No sign of sandalwood, thankfully. It's an odd combination, but I'm quite fond of it. It's terribly unique. There is, however, a problem: after a while, this becomes something of an odd, cherry-blossom soap.
Conclusion/Notes: Dragon's Blood meets Holiday Moon, until it goes soapy. I adore Dragon's Blood (the scent as well as the note), and I liked Holiday Moon, until it turned soapy. Alas, DM does the same thing. I've tried it in a scent locket, but for some reason, after a while, it's a bit soapy there as well! Odd.
This post has been edited by Aredhel: 08 August 2006 - 12:10 AM
Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:06 PM
In the bottle: Tea and bamboo, green and wet.
Wet: Lush, fruity-floral cherry blossoms well up in the green tea and bamboo notes. Vaguely aquatic, despite a hint of sandalwood.
Dry: I don't get a lot of dragon's blood, which on me typically turns into warm, almost-spicy fruit. There are a couple hints of it early on, but this ultimately remains a very light, clean, green and wet fragrance. The cherry blossom begins to fade after a few hours, leaving only tea and bamboo in its wake. Lovely and light for summer--I'm looking forward to wearing this a lot!
Posted 27 May 2006 - 07:27 PM
Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:05 PM
Posted 01 June 2006 - 09:13 PM
The Closest Frag to Holiday Moon that I have experienced....which I love :D cause like I loves Holdiay Moon ...and then a subtle note of Dragons Blood takes over ,...and then leaves like the Moon going behind the Alder Woods....really like this Moon! :P
Posted 02 June 2006 - 04:28 AM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:06 AM
Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:05 PM
i really wanted to love this.
wet. the dragon's blood jumped out and wanted to play, but as soon as the drydown started, all i get is....heated cherry scented plastic...
and something vaguely medicinal.
Posted 10 June 2006 - 05:55 AM
I did order Dragon Moon, and was a bit anxious that it would fall into the "I really wish I hadn't picked this one" category, since I'm iffy about dragon's blood. But I love this. It may even rank in my top ten. The notes are just so perfectly blended... I can smell the tea, the bamboo, the cherry blossom, and just a little bit of dragon's blood, all dancing around each other. It's a lot like Holiday Moon, but more feminine and delicate- a bit ironic for a scent called Dragon Moon. The soap comparisons are fair... I smell a bit of soapiness too. But it's a nice soap on me, not a harsh soap.
I don't know what else to say. It's just a great scent, one that makes you stop and consider (for the umpteenth time) how talented Beth and her staff are.
Oh yeah, and the label's gorgeous too.
Posted 12 June 2006 - 04:18 PM
Posted 12 June 2006 - 08:38 PM
In the bottle: Tea and bamboo. Very green and vigorous.
Wet: Bamboo, laden with cherry blossoms and a sniffle of tea.
Dry 5 minutes: Cherry blossoms! With a strong, green backing of bamboo and tealeaf. I am not smelling sandalwood or dragons blood.
Dry half an hour: There supposed to be dragons blood and sandalwood, right? Because I have bamboo and cherry blossoms, with the tea wafting in and out but I'm not getting wood or resin.
Dry 1 hour: Oh, my cherry blossoms, so sweet and delicate. And that lovely, herbal green of bamboo. The tea is still curling in and out like steam from a cup, and it's so pretty--it's just like springtime.
Dry 2+hours: Aha! The cherry blossoms and the bamboo have settled in (i.e. my skin is beginning to nibble away at them) and I think I have something that might be the sandalwood or dragons blood. Otherwise it's just like it was an hour ago, only quieter.
Dry 3+hours: Now I'm getting the dragons blood and sandalwood for sure! It's just a grounding note for the tea, bamboo, and cherry blossoms, but it's a spice and warmth to the green and vigor.
Overall: This is very green, and herbl...but also bright and happy and strong, with a warmth backing the cool green. It really is perfect for spring. I feel so happy and...well...vigorous wearing this.
Posted 14 June 2006 - 07:38 PM
Posted 15 June 2006 - 06:11 PM