The Arrival at the Sabbath and Homage to the Devil Exhibit II
Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:35 PM
Yum! Yes to bourbon vanilla and caramel. Those are the two most prominent scents. If I try hard i could probably pick out a little herbal or floral but it's way in the background for me. Husband commented on it as I walked by this morning saying he liked it. It reminds me a little like Agrat-Bat-Mahlat, only that one is much more creamy. This one is more boozy.
I may need to slather this a bit more because I feel like it fades fast and isn't all that strong to begin with. On the other hand, foody scents that are too strong can really overpower, so maybe this is perfect.
This imp is a keeper and potentially up for a death match to see if I get a bottle.
Posted 17 May 2010 - 09:12 PM
Posted 13 September 2010 - 12:05 AM
but then after a while, the iris kicks in and it starts smelling like eating caramels while wearing lipstick.
The first stage is so nice that I want to like this but I'm not yet sure if I do.
Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:55 PM
Drydown: When mixed with natural skin musk and my particular chemistry stink (which is kinda like a cross of this & midnight on the midway) this is AWESOME. It's turns more buttery/pastry-like and I'm amping the benzoin (which I tend to anyways). This weakened for a second then got stronger. Debating a bottle. Today is order day, after all...
Posted 02 December 2010 - 04:28 AM
On me, this is bourbon and brown sugar. Mostly bourbon. GOOD bourbon. But not overly sweet despite the brown sugar. The sandalwood dries it out, the carnation adds spice, and the patchouly does both while adding a firm foundation. A tiny bit of vanilla adds to the spice, but not much. This one isn't so much foody as boozy.
I never did get the iris but at least it didn't turn to baby powder on me the way Iris and orris usually do. Perhaps it added to that "deep-deep sniff" attraction. I ended up with my nose glues to my wrist for hours with this one and its LOVELY on a cold day!
But not at work... if I wear it there I get some odd looks. The bourbon.
This post has been edited by Clavis: 02 December 2010 - 04:47 AM
Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:37 PM
Very caramel, but quite sexy. The florals provide a depth to the sweetness and keep it from being in-your-face foody. It's super smooth, with the kind of patchouli that's just deep and dark, but not gritty at all. Fantastic - all the colors of the artwork, but none of the harshness the image might suggest. This is the FUN way to party with the devil... :twisted:
Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:18 AM
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:14 AM
So this was the first scent I really fell for and seemed to fit me like it was made for me. There is an interesting duality in the scent that represents the painting very well. I certainly dont wish to offend with this review, so read on at your own risk! :nono:
On one hand this reminds me of churchy smells, probably the incense. It seems sort of Holy, like you should be hearing Gregorian chanting while smelling it. Its quite warm and fuzzy, comforting in a way that reminds me of autumnal leaf burning on a dreary damp November day.It gives me a sort of sense of well being and feeling protected, Kind of like the feeling you get when the weather is potentially deadly, like a blizzard situation, but you are safe and snug in a warm house with the fire crackling and plenty of coffee, soft blankets, candles, good books, and you can hear your honey singing in the shower.
On the other hand, there is an underlying sweetness, very dark, seductive, with questionable intentions. I can see the potential for immoral behavior, such as sex on the alter with the priest you have been secretly lusting after for 6 years. And you know he cannot resist, and will never forgive either of you, but you just cannot control yourself, and get a deep sense of satisfaction in having him profane himself on the alter. Wicked!
And just to clarify, I am not guilty of the above mentioned behavior, but WOW! This scent can bring out the best in you or the worst. It's your choice. :yum:
Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:07 PM
Right out of the mailbox, this is heavenly. First I smelled a black furry patchouli, like the one in Occupy Wall Street, and then the carnation seemed to arrive and take over when it dried down :wub2: Will be testing more...may need back ups...
Posted 06 July 2012 - 06:42 PM
Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:26 AM
All I get from this blend is a splash of florals, slightly bitter sandalwood, and a hint of patchouli. :( Where's the vanilla and caramel? I'm tempted to keep this one around a bit to see if the other notes pop out later.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 08:44 PM
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:15 AM