Itasô Kansei Nenkan Jorô No Fûzoku Exhibit II
Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:59 PM
In Bottle: Soapy floral
On Skin: Oh no, this scent didn't turn out on me like I was hoping. The florals are amping on my skin to an extreme. The ti and hibiscus are very fragrant and very cloying on me. The osmanthus is also a strong floral but with a tea note. Very sharp and when mixed with the other florals I get a very soapy scent from this blend. I can smell the honey, but it is light, too light to sweeten the scent even with the help of the sugarcane. All in all this scent makes my eyes water and is far too sharp and sour for me. It is very white in tone and has an Asian feel. For fans of BPALs most recent Asain themed Lunacy's this is a must try for you. Strong throw and long wearlength.
Edited to add image - clover
Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:23 AM
Posted 06 January 2007 - 04:42 AM
After an hour or so of wear, this is just a light hint of soap on my skin with a slight tinge of sweetness. I like this barely here stage more than the aggressive opening stage, but I don't think I'll be holding on to this one or wearing it again.
Posted 06 January 2007 - 06:51 PM
-also entitled "Pain". I think she is getting a tattoo?
My reaction: Ohhhhh. Ahhhhhhhh.
Sweet but not too sweet. Just a smidge of something suggesting tart in an herbal sort of way. Very soothing and refreshing.
I don't think there's citrus in here but there's something that gives this a nice, friendly brightness.
PERFECT for warmer weather. Actually perfect for a dreary midwinter day like today.
This draws you in. It doesn't speak loudly and it's not as profound a scent as some of the other Salon's I've just sampled. But it has a healthy, approachable quality.
Addendum, how this perfume relates to the artwork? Perhaps its the courtesan's perfume. perhaps something to sooth her?
This post has been edited by Heavenlyrabbit: 07 January 2007 - 05:35 PM
Posted 07 January 2007 - 07:41 PM
Wet: Same as the imp sniff. It smells a little bit cologney... no wait, I think that's my husband's Vicomte de Valmont wafting over from the other end of the couch. Hmmm, no, it's definitely coming from this one. It has that clean fresh almost aquatic smell that I usually associate with cologne, I think that's why it reminds me of a man's fragrance.
Dry: This is only very lightly floral on my skin, and it's a good floral. Not the cloying heady kind, just light and floaty. Does sugar cane smell more reedy than plain sugar does? There's something here that makes me think of something reed-like that's growing in water.
This is very pretty, it's the light sweet kind of floral that I like. Whatever it is making this smell kind of dewy is a nice touch, too. This will be great to wear in the spring. It smells fresh and clean -- it's one of the scents I like to describe by saying "It would be impossible to be in a bad mood if you're wearing this." (Kitsune-Tsuki is in that category too... I guess I like the Japanese-themed florals.)
Posted 12 January 2007 - 10:48 PM
In the bottle it smells really nice but the second it's on my skin is smells like stereotypical "girl" perfume. I think this is a very pretty scent but it just doesn't work well on me.
For the record this is the first asian-themed scent that hasn't worked for me. :P
Posted 14 January 2007 - 02:35 AM
Alas, my skin apparently takes osmanthus, says: "close enough to rose!" and makes soap. No honey, no sugar cane, nothing but "might as well be rose" soapsuds.
After about an hour, it settles down somewhat into a beautiful light floral, but still with no hint of the honey I was so looking forward to. After about seven hours, I finally get a hint of honey, but so faint that I have to press my nose to my wrists to smell it.
I'll try this one again to see if the soapy stage was just a fluke, because the florals are lovely indeed.
This post has been edited by Wench457: 14 January 2007 - 02:35 AM
Posted 16 January 2007 - 12:29 PM
Posted 28 January 2007 - 05:15 PM
It's lightly floral and slightly spicy and, above all, perfumic. I don't really know what I'm smelling because I'm not familiar with any of the notes listed here on an individual basis. If I had to wager a guess, I'd say it's either the osmanthus or the hibiscus.
This is really gorgeous, I am in love. :P
Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:43 PM
On my skin: eek, soapy floral plus honey. It doesn’t make a very nice mix.
After a couple of hours: still heavy floral. Very perfumey.
Verdict: not me at all.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:19 PM
An absolutely perfect blend for summer, and a must for people who love Asian inspired scents!
Posted 10 February 2007 - 01:37 AM
It's actually almost entirely florals, and they smell very fresh and wet. There's a sharpness about this blend, but I don't mean that in a negative way. It's more of a bracing, uplifting feeling perhaps.
I agree with other reviewers who've said that this would be excellent to wear during the summer. I'll be holding onto my imp and testing it again once the weather gets warmer.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 11:38 AM
Wet on me - Sweet green and powdery. Close to my skin it's all hibiscus, but the waft is fresh lemonade.
Dry on me - Mostly a green floral that smells to me of air freshener, but it does finally dry down to a soft sweet pale musky sort of scent with a touch of honey.
Overall - I wanted to love this scent, but it just didn't work out on me.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 09:09 PM
In the imp: pretty honeyed flowers and a hint of sugar cane juice.
Wet on skin: beautiful honeyed floral nectar!
Dry: this is so beautiful! The honey is the most prominent note, and it’s a gorgeous liquid honey which is sweet and soft and much paler than the usual ‘golden-toned’ honeys. The sugar cane also helps to sweeten the scent more, and it smells just like juice from the cane, warmly sweet but not cloying-sugar cane is a ‘fresh’ sugar scent. Underneath are the gorgeous floral notes of hibiscus and osmanthus, but for once, the osmanthus isn’t dominating like it sometimes does…indeed, the osmanthus here is like the one from Queen Mab. There’s something about this which reminds me of Hungry Ghost Moon, probably the ti and sugar cane (I think the ti is causing a slight herbal-green scent here?), in fact, this smells like a cousin of Honey Moon, Gennivre and HGM.
After a while: the osmanthus here is unusually subtle! It doesn’t show off like it does in Brides of Dracula and Kindly Moon, instead it stays hidden behind the ti leaves (which smell cool and freshly green, almost like a cross between moss, cucumber and aloe), the honey and sugar are still the main notes of this scent. I love the gentle honey and sugar-juice scent here, with a hint of crisp hibiscus coming through. This is sweet and delicate, dewy and fresh, honey and sugar with a watery coolness. It stays as a delightful light sugary honey fragrance, and warms up a touch. It really does remind me of the drydown of Gennivre now, but with a softer, less sharp honey note. The sugar cane note is really beautiful in here right now.
Verdict: it seems the recent bunch of Japanese scents are working very well on me-first Bakeneko, then Lantern Ghost, now this. I don’t get soap or designer perfume at all from here, I don’t even get too much floweriness-just the most gorgeous scent of honey drizzled over and sugared flowers, with a touch of cool greenness. I adore this new ‘white honey’ note that Beth is using, it is sweet and soft, a gentle honey which isn’t as sharp as the one in O, for example, it is almost like a honey nectar. This sweetness is enhanced beautifully by the sugar cane, a wonderfully fresh and juicy sugar note which isn’t overwhelming or too foody. These are the dominant notes, sweet fresh honey and sugar cane juice, with a soft floral undertone (with surprisingly subtle osmanthus-this note usually is very ‘loud’ on me) and a hint of cool, green ti leaf adding a little more freshness. This honey scent is elegant, light, and beautiful-this is definitely one I’m getting a bottle of for the warmer months. One of my new favourite honey scents.
Emoticon rating: :P
Is it a keeper? Yes! This is a wonderful summer scent, I think.
If you like this, try: Lantern Ghost of Oiwa, Hungry Ghost Moon, Kindly Moon, Gennivre, Brides of Dracula
Posted 13 February 2007 - 01:00 PM
Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:31 PM
on: floral and fresh.
1 hour later: a powdery floral.
3.5 hours later: still a powdery floral.
7 hours later: a sweet scent.
overall: this is pretty, but i'm not really into honey / floral scents.
Posted 28 February 2007 - 07:17 PM
Posted 01 March 2007 - 02:21 PM
At the beginning it was very floral and aromatic.
After about 30 minutes, the honey note seeps out alot more. There is a very sweet scent between the honey and the sugar cane.
Verdict: Not crazy about this scent. It's a very sweet floral on my skin. And by floral I mean BIG. I wonder if its the osmanthus or hibiscus.
Posted 05 April 2007 - 12:42 PM
Posted 02 May 2007 - 09:14 AM
First on: This is just so much more herbal than I was expecting; I was expecting floral. It's also sweet, with a sort of watery quality.
Dry: As it dries, it does indeed get a bit more floral, but also a touch sweeter. Not in a cloying syrupy sugar way. I don't know what white honey is like, but I'm getting the vibe that it's lending a nice light sweetness.
It's gorgeous in a way I can't describe, but it's so light and subtle with so little throw that I'm not sure how much I can enjoy it without slathering on tons of it or permanently sticking my wrists up to my face. :P
Posted 08 May 2007 - 08:22 PM
Summarised in a few words/smilie: Tea
In the imp: Lemonade?
On skin, wet: Lemonade! I can't explain, but nor can I shake it. A sweetened, herbal lemonade with a drop of honey. Strangely, this isn't lemony.
On skin, dry: It vaguely reminds me of a less-lemony Embalming Fluid, which isn't a bad thing. As it dries and wears, the honey grows thicker, and a bit sweeter. By the end, it's less lemonade, more sweet tea. A touch floral, but not overwhelmingly so.
Conclusion: Subtle, sweet without being cloying, and floral. A lovely scent, and, while one I wouldn't wear daily, one I just might snag a bottle of to wear once in a while.
Posted 14 July 2007 - 09:45 PM
My rating: 5/5. This is definitely going to be a Big Bottle Buy.
Posted 28 July 2007 - 04:10 PM
Initial Thoughts: It sounds like a light and pretty floral.
In the Bottle: Weak herbal tea.
Wet: A blast of grassy notes.
Drydown: The sweet comes out along with some high herbal notes. But it's also very strangely over-the-counter perfumey.
Verdict: Nice, but it isn't grabbing me by the throat and demanding to be worn.
Posted 07 August 2007 - 10:05 AM
In the imp: *swoon* Oh, bliss. The gentlest floral honey, plus oh-so-delicate tea. The honey in this is different from BPAL's regular honey note, but so very good.
Wet on me: The honey is getting a little stronger, but still delicate and sweet. There's just a whisper of fruitiness.
Dry on me: More perfume-y now; smelling less like something I would drink. Perhaps a little bit of sharpness to it that stops just short of being soapy. Still wonderful!
Sweet, delicate, silky; I know this is inspired by a Japanese print (painting?) but it puts me right back in China, wandering through the gardens of Suzhou and admiring the incredible water lilies on the West Lake in Hangzhou. Or were the gardens in Hangzhou and the lake in Suzhou? I always get them mixed up. Whatever, you get the idea.
This scent actually makes me cry. It's that beautiful and evokes so many happy memories for me.
Posted 14 August 2007 - 09:11 PM
On me, wet: very sweet, very delicate floral. very fresh and green florals, at that.
On me, dry: still a very light airy floral, with a sort of nectarish honey.
Verdict: very pretty. perhaps a bit too wispy for me, though.