Posted 28 September 2006 - 06:51 PM
In the bottle
Smells clean and fresh with just a tad of sweet warm ambergris.
Soft, musky Ambergris. I have Beth's Ambergris Bouquet single note and I LOVE that smell. It's lovely in this blend.
Doesn't change much.
a bit only
This is a win for me. I love this and it's so wearable too. It reminds me of Skadi or Snow Angel et al.
1-5 rating (5 being best)
Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:08 PM
On, wet: Oooh! It's wet and wicked and a little foreboding. The earthy ambergris note is dominating the scent but I can smell eucalyptus and just a hint of the bergamot if I sniff hard enough.
On, dry: Very much like the wet version except even more of an ambergris single note with a little bit of chilly eucalyptus left. After drying, it's a little more earth than water to my nose, as a matter of fact.
Y'ha-Nthlei is a lot darker and colder than the (few) other aquatics I've tried, most of which tend toward the fresh and clean "white" scent category. It's a nice change for a wet scent. I'll have to try the other Arkham aquatics and compare!
Posted 06 October 2006 - 07:02 PM
Posted 07 October 2006 - 08:08 PM
Posted 12 October 2006 - 03:08 AM
I'm not sure if I need more, since this strikes me as somehow masculine, but there's no way I'm getting rid of the imp!
Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:40 PM
once applied this gets quite complex...bergamot and ambergris are stunning in this perfume...and it lasts with great throw as well...i have found my new "p-town perfume"....yesss!!!!
this is the best aquatic blend i have tried to date from the lab and a big bottle purchase for me :P
Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:25 AM
This post has been edited by aquazoo: 20 October 2006 - 01:25 AM
Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:34 PM
In Bottle: Delicate aquatic
On Skin: Very aquatic, I love the feeling this evokes. And with such strong notes listed in the description, I am shocked at how delicate this scent is. The eucalyptus is very soft, not the usual screaming medicinal note it turns on me. Here it is fresh and green-blue, very pretty. The bergamot is also gentle and tame and just a bit earthy. The ambergris gives the beautiful deep ozone feel and really defines the scent. Very clean but with a dark forboding feel just under the surface. Iím usually not a huge fan of aquatic or ozone scents, but this has to be my favorite in that category. Not an everyday scent, but a good one to make you feel like youíre near the ocean. Light to average throw, good wearlength.
Posted 28 October 2006 - 10:10 PM
Chilly and fresh. An aquatic that doesn't actually go soapy and smell like dryer sheets on me. This blends together to make something so smooth, and just a touch sweet. It's not soapy and it doesn't have the usual sharp citrus note that I get from aquatic blends.
Another beautiful Arkham scent.
Posted 10 November 2006 - 02:39 PM
Posted 16 November 2006 - 12:56 AM
In the imp: To begin our journey to Y'ha-nthlei, let the salt spray fill your lungs and nibble on these fresh juicy watermelon slices we've provided for the voyage. We really don't know what they're doing here, but they sure are tasty!
On me: As you finish your watermelon, dive into the ocean, savoring the chill of that first plunge. Diving deeper, marvel at the strange underwater flowers and brightly colored fish. Dwell in the wonder of the Deep Ones' sweetly crushing embrace, enjoying the splended Earl Grey they offer you.
Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:05 PM
Posted 11 December 2006 - 03:18 PM
Y'ha-Nthlei did not smell very aquatic in the imp, but when I applied it, it smelled like deep, dark sea. It had an earthy quality to it, and is a darker, less floral, Sea of Glass. A bit masculine.
Definitely getting a bottle!
Posted 13 December 2006 - 09:15 PM
Unfortunately, on my skin it smells like generic dish soap. ::sigh::
Posted 30 December 2006 - 02:40 AM
Posted 12 February 2007 - 12:21 AM
Wet: Citrusy freshness, which becomes sweet with ambergris. I smell a tiny hint of eucalyptus.
Drydown: Hmm, this is subtle. A sea breeze with a lot of salty-sweet musky ambergris, very smooth and gentle. The bergamot and eucalyptus are extremely discreet, I can't even make them out. There's something nearly misty about this blend, at times, several aquatics playing together.
Overall: This reminds me of other marine blends like City in the Sea or Cthulhu, but it's subtly different. The salty ozone really dominates the blend and smells very fresh. It's a bit masculine, not really something I'd wear, but I'll keep it for its atmosphere. It somehow smells like a cool grey sea, and salty-sweet, gentle.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 03:10 PM
This is a scent where I'm not picking out individual notes. It strikes deep into the hindbrain, bringing up images with it that are far more complex that the description might imply.
Wet, it's light; reminiscent of a sea breeze, clean, and refreshing.
As it dries down, that breeze settles, and there's the imagery of pine tress on a remote, ancient sea shore. This is a sea that moves and hides secrets, but it is not foreboding or dark. It is just primal, like the ancient trees that stand nearby. My head knows it's the eucalyptus coming up, but that requires thought, and this scent bypasses thought.
Dry, it is the scent of baptism, cleansing, and penitence - not in a religious sense, but in the sense of starting everything over. It is the scent of a fresh start by choice. It's the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner; it's Swinburne's The Triumph of Time.
For those of us who are magically inclined, it's a scent for use in ritual cleansings.
I never expected this reaction to a scent named for something designed to be a terror that taps into our most primal fears, and yet it seems fitting.
This post has been edited by Nebibit: 15 February 2007 - 03:30 PM
Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:17 AM
Wet: clean blue-green, a very refreshing, and yes, effervecent scent. I can't pick out any notes particularly, but the bergamot probably adds the clean, slightly citrusy note.
It does remind of a breeze over water, though not necessarily a sea breeze.
After awhile, it gets a bit cucumbery, which I don't like.
In the end? Glad I'm got to try it, but not a favorite.
Posted 03 March 2007 - 03:18 AM
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Posted 15 March 2007 - 06:40 PM
on: lots of bergamot and aquatic notes.
1 hour later: bright and aquatic, with lots of bergamot.
2.5 hours later: sweet, bright bergamot.
5 hours later: something dark and watery.
overall: this is ok, but not really very interesting on me. i like the nice, bright bergamot at the beginning, though.
Posted 18 March 2007 - 07:40 AM
sweet and light grapefruit
It goes on very bright and sweet grapefruit but it quickly starts deepening and becoming more masculine. The grapefruit and bergamot settle down into the marine notes almost immediately. Despite the marine note being very obvious it's not completely OZONEY/aquatic like Yog Sothoth was. It's much more subtle and definitely warmed by the ambergris. The ambergris also adds to the masculinity of this blend though. I just have a hard time smelling it and not thinking of something a guy would wear.
This is nice though - it's clean, a tiny bit citrusy, lightly sweet and smooth. Despite it being "clean" it's actually a warm scent though, I don't get the "cool" vibe from it.
Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:52 PM
Posted 04 April 2007 - 02:22 AM