Kostnice Wanderlust, discontinued: 1/24/08
Posted 05 May 2005 - 08:07 PM
Though I've never seen the bone church, this is how I'd imagine it to smell. Amazing!
Posted 06 May 2005 - 01:21 AM
Wet on wrist: Lily? Where are you?
Dry: Damn! I smell like Dove soap. I was so excited cause not one has ever gone soapy on me. Off to swap!
Posted 09 May 2005 - 07:34 PM
As it mellows it does get a lot more wearable, as the rose influence peeks out a bit more and the frankincense stays nicely in the background this time. The lily note still jars on me, unfortunately, so this is another one for my lovely. :P
Posted 10 May 2005 - 10:19 PM
On Skin: Wow, the mixture does make it smell like dill at first! How odd! I love the description since I’m dying to visit the Bone Church. The rosewood and geranium rose are showing there dominance followed by the frankincense. The lily is sweet in the background. A very pretty scent. After an hour it turns to an almost honeysuckle like scent…
Posted 12 May 2005 - 05:15 AM
Oh God, I LOVE Kostnice :P.
When I first dabbed it on my wrist, I immediately thought that it smelled cool. Like the first chilly day in fall when you realize that summer is ending. And it remains hauntingly cool for the long hours that it stays with me. After a few minutes of monitoring Kostnice and repeatedly smelling my wrists, it had transformed into the green herbal scent of my dreams. I've been trying to find a perfect green scent for years, and this is it. It never smells soapy or floral as it does on some users... it just stays green and herbal and perfect. It reminds me of some good memory from my childhood that I cannot quite place, but the happy feeling is there all the same.
This may very well be my new favorite scent...
Posted 13 May 2005 - 12:33 PM
It sounded so good in the description! On my skin, I swear it turns into rose-scented fantastik. Really. The cleaning spray with a hint of rose. It gets less bad over time, but *man*. Some note or combination of notes in this just does NOT work for me.
Posted 16 May 2005 - 11:01 AM
This is another "nice" scent I don't think there is anything in the blend which is more than a lily trill. Another one which I would recommend for the timid. It didn't last very long on me, unfortunately, and I traded it to a new home where it will be treated as something special.
This post has been edited by olympia301: 16 May 2005 - 11:02 AM
Posted 18 May 2005 - 03:55 AM
This post has been edited by lizling: 18 May 2005 - 03:56 AM
Posted 19 May 2005 - 06:19 AM
This scent is predominantly one of the two florals. I don't know what either of them smells like, but Kostnice is really soapy on me.
After time, I can smell the frankincense and/or rosewood more. It smells better, warmer, and less soapy. Hm.
I'll have to save my imp for now and test this again.
Posted 25 May 2005 - 09:10 PM
Posted 25 May 2005 - 10:03 PM
In the imp: freshly cut waxy flowers, with a background of green or wood.
Wet on skin: fresh, green, with something bright and a hint of wood. I think I can smell the lily, it's a crisp, moist smell, with the leaves as well as the flowers of the lily.
Dry on skin: sharp and crisp, with hints of green. A bit too sharp, but not off putting just yet, but this sharpness does get tempered quickly. It reminds me of a bouquet of flowers in a church, or white lilies touched by raindrops…I can make out the rose wood underneath. An interesting mix of smells, but it seems to give off a solemn and meditative, perhaps even quite sorrowful feel, but with a lightness and reassuring calmness.
After a while: I think I can just make out the geranium? To me geranium is a 'warm' floral whilst the lily is cool, I think I can make out the frankincense adding a distinct, bright tart resinous note to this, blending with the powdery lily, with geranium and rosewood at the bottom, grounding it and adding a warm depth. There's something calming and peaceful about this scent.
After a few hours this becomes pure lily. Not soapy lily, but freshly cut lily, even the smell of the leaves.
Verdict: this is an intriguing one…it's green, fresh, quite astringent at first, the sharpness was slightly too strong, but it does mellow out, bringing out a woody and incensy depth and soft fresh white florals. It's a contemplative, yet quite mysterious, even melancholy fragrance, yet with a soft warmth and peaceful lightness beneath it all. A lovely, interesting blend. I think it will be one of those scents that will grow on me.
This post has been edited by yeahbutnobut: 26 May 2005 - 02:15 PM
Posted 25 May 2005 - 10:13 PM
On my wrist: The same...maybe a bit muskier. I can pick out the rose and lily now...but the lily has more of a Lily of the Valley scent than I expected. It smells lovely.
After a half hour: Very floral. Unfortunately, a lot of the heavier incense smell has gone away and has been replaced by a generic floral scent. That really bums me out.
Verdict: Gorgeous at first....too floral by the end. I'm disappointed but I've had worse scent experiences. I'll keep the imp.
Posted 29 May 2005 - 09:43 PM
Wet: Mm, roses! But...not really? I'm not a big fan of frankincense, but I can live with this.
Drydown: The frankincense morphs with the rose and I get different whiffs of each everytime I sniff my wrist. The lily adds a high note, and I'm glad to report the pickle smell is gone.
Overall: I wasn't too sure of Kostnice at first, but as the hours have passed it morphs yet again into incense, and I would agree that there's something worshipful about it. Don't know if I'll get a big bottle, but I'll certainly use the imp.
Posted 06 June 2005 - 03:51 PM
What I found great about this scent was how much it smelled like the room in the back of a church where they arranged the flowers - flowers, cleanliness and something else I can't wuite put my finger on. It brings back strong memories of youth and innocence: when I was a child, going to the back of the church (through the flower room) to give a message to the priest and not being sure whether I was supposed to be there.
In summary: a comforting floral that is very peaceful. But not a real winner for me. I'll definitely use the imp, but not bottle material on my skin.
A final strange note - my mother is convinced this smells like sugar and indian spices. I am indeed confuzzled...
ETA: That brief soapiness I mention earlier? Came back with a vengence later, engulfed everything and gave me such a headache I had to wash it off. Darn.
This post has been edited by Skyablaze: 06 June 2005 - 06:00 PM
Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:46 AM
On me: The geranium rose and rosewood are strong but hold lily in check, so that it is there but not overwhelming. This is another room fragrance, like Cathedral, to be used in your sanctuary. It smells like cathedrals I have visited; the incenses so often burned over hundreds of years they are a permanant fixture, like the alters or the pews; the dustiness of creaky age as you walk over ancient floors and paneled walls; the lilies arranged about the sanctuary and the roses draped upon the graves.
Posted 18 June 2005 - 05:30 AM
Just On: It gets a sharper side to it as soon as I apply it.
An hour or two later: It's almost gone already.
Around 6 hours: Another fast fader. This is gone already.
12 hours: Probably don't need to say it's gone.
Overall: I like this one, but like a few others, it faded really fast on me.
After reading other reviews: I couldn't identify any notes in this at all, it was very well blended. I'm rather eh about it in general, so I probably won't buy more of it.
Posted 22 June 2005 - 11:49 PM
Worn: It fails as a worn scent as it didn't last long at all, and I got was a lemon powder. Must be me. Oh well.
Burner: Here is where Kostnice shines. In the burner, I imagined a countryside filled with yellow flowers and carnations. Starts out subtle, but gains some strength as it stays more in the burner. Very pleasant, and after awhile, the frankenscence and myhrr appear. It seems to become the famed "church" scent after a couple hours. Long lasting in the burner.
In the end, I was a little disappointed, but thankfully, I can burn it. I wouldn't get a larger bottle though. 6/10.
Posted 24 June 2005 - 09:37 AM
I think the lily in it is turning to soap on me. And not a particularly nice soap but a kind of piney soap. I know it's not the frankincense, because I love Cathederal with a deep abiding passion and it's got frankincense in it.
It's probably my body chemistry; reading the reviews, I notice that some people had the same reaction and some people just loved it.
To prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that I make wierd mental associations, I kind of wanted to like it because it's named after the Bone Church in Prague, which makes me think of Ewan McGregor who called the Bone Church a "serial killers wet dream."
Posted 28 June 2005 - 05:46 AM
Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:18 PM
Frankly, sweet, soft, and beautiful, but not something I can wear. Glad I had a chance to try it though.
ETA: To follow my format. Old review above.
In the Bottle or Imp:
Smells sweet, very resinous. Frankincense... With an airy floral topnote. I see white flowers growing in a monastery.
Wet, on Skin:
Um... rose geranium... very blatantly so. It takes over everything and pummels me with its sharp, potent and distinct topnote.
As the blend dries, the rose geranium steps back and I can smell resins, and warm woods, akin to church pews, a sweeter rose scent draws to the forefront and I'm happy.
Uh oh. Lily... is starting to creep up on me. Very sweet, too many associations with generic drugstore shower gel to be pleasant. The bone church is getting a scrubdown. Hours later, the only thing I can smell on my wrist is lily gone amuck, and I'm not too pleased.
Sad that this didn't work out for me. Will give it another shot before putting it in the swap box.
This post has been edited by Lycanthrope: 08 July 2005 - 05:34 AM
Posted 20 July 2005 - 12:17 AM
Vial ~ Initially out of the vial there is nothing attractive about this fragrance
unless you like the smell of rotting dirt, which of course I do.
Wet ~ not too much has changed
Drying ~ As it is drying, some faint flowers are trying to bloom throught the dirt, as if trying to push their way through, it is so faint that it must be a big struggle for them. I belive what I am picking up is the frankinsense and the slight of lily and bergamot rose.
Dry ~ It took a while for it to dry, but I think now I can start to make a few conclusions. First off the Frankincense is still there but now in the back ground, the lillies are strong but not overpowering and there is but a whisper of rose.
Fade ~ Not getting much throw from it, but when I smell the back of my wrist it is still going strong 45 mins after I applied it. For me and "my ever spongy soak up
the scent skin", this is a very good thing.
Final thoughts ~ This scent was named after a bone church in Prague and I find it very fitting. I wonder if some people think this would be a scent their grandmother had worn, not sure, but I do know that mine never did. Personally I find it very sophiscated and will be great for nights out. :P Hmmm, what are those again?
Posted 24 July 2005 - 08:39 PM
It might be very nice otherwise, but with the lily, it's hard to tell. I find it hard to smell the frankincense.
Oddly, I seem to sometimes catch a sweet scent floating around me, but when I sniff my wrist, soap-o-matic. As another reviewer said, though, it's not the worst soap. I do notice the greenness. And it lasts much better than many other scents.
Posted 27 August 2005 - 05:23 AM
Drydown: Soapy lemons with some floral. I wish I got something resiny, but I don't at all. Very very very clean. Too clean for me. Feel like someone scrubbed me down with some lemon scented disinfectant. I was soooo looking forward to this too :P
Posted 06 September 2005 - 05:36 PM
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