Western Diamondback Act III: The Snake Pit
Posted 21 January 2007 - 12:34 AM
Wet: Sage and spicy incense. Herbal.
Drydown: it goes in stages, the herbal/sage lasts quite a while and is very soothing. I'd have to call this one a calm scent. The sage slowly gets dusty as the leather gradually warms up. It finally settles on leather that has been sunwarmed with just a hint of the sage.
Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:51 PM
Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:09 PM
This was the first of the Snake Pit blends I tried, and I went nuts over it.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:30 AM
so, today i went to help decant for a circle and YUM! western diamondback rules. this was my favorite of all the snakes! smooth, just slightly sweet, chapparal-y snake oil. :P really, really awesome. can't wait to try it on DH! but this is one i'll wear myself, too.
Posted 28 January 2007 - 03:14 AM
I'm going to thank the Snake Oil base for tempering the sharpness out of the leather note that ruins every other leather blend I've ever tried....WOW. I'm absolutely stunned! This blend has such a tanned feel to it. Sunny, warm and somehow 'creamy'; not dry at all.
Another winner! :D
Posted 29 January 2007 - 06:20 PM
I'll probably get a bottle. I don't think ti's too masculine at all, but it is gender neutral. It smelled great on both myself and my BF :P
Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:56 PM
Western Diamondback is reminiscent of Snake Oil blended with White Light. It's very heavy on the tonka, with wisps of sandalwood and sage, we have a gorgeous warm and soothing blend. Love.
Posted 03 February 2007 - 04:40 PM
I would venture to say that if you like the vanilla part of Snake Oil, or just the sweetness of it and not the spices or patchouli, then this might work well for you. It's another winner for me.
Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:29 AM
Posted 06 February 2007 - 04:06 PM
If you have ever wondered what the bastard love child of Snake Oil and Corazon (minus the mango ;-) would smell like, run do not walk to buy this blend.
Posted 07 February 2007 - 03:02 AM
This is going to be a completely useless review, but I'm writing it anyway.
Western Diamondback is SEX.
It smells incredibly good on me - Snake Oil lite, heavy on the vanilla, with a hint of leather and sage - but want to smell this on a man.
Right before I attack him. :P
teh S3x0r. That is Western Diamondback. Yep.
Posted 07 February 2007 - 04:35 AM
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:05 AM
I imagined this as a spicy Quincey Morris. Instead, it's.....leather. Almost all leather. I never really get Snake Oil, though this is sweeter than just straight up leather.
Well, guess I'll stick to my Quincey Morris.
Posted 15 February 2007 - 05:26 PM
I have put off doing a review of this scent for days now because I can never do it justice. Western Diamondback makes me want to buy 100 bottles, pour them on the floor and then happily roll and scoot around in it like a cat in cat nip.
The very thought of running out of this blend makes me panic, and I'm being completely serious. There are very few blends that make me feel that way - though I love many, only some of them have been SO wonderful to me that I don't want to think of a time where I will not have them. Western Diamondback is definitely one of them.
I like the smell of leather, I think it's sexy and comforting and addicting in a strange way. I don't usually *wear* leather scents though, it's more something that I like to sniff for a bit. I love walking into leatherworking booths at our local faires to just sniff the air.
This is a blend I want to wear though. I want to wear it ALL the time, it's so good. It is Snake Oil - that sweet, creamy sexy scent with slick black leather. It is not leather of the rawhide variety - that is to say, it's not that dusty light leather. It's black whip leather, that's for sure. This is sex, plain and simple.
Aside from Snake Oil and that black leather, I get a slight sweetness from the tonka but that's about it. I love this scent so much.
What else can I say? It's so amazing, I think Beth really outdid herself with these Snake Pit scents. Almost everyone loves Snake Oil, and to take that and add other notes to it? Success. Especially when it turns out like this.
Now imagine what this is gonna smell like AGED. Heaven!
Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:34 AM
Very Snake Oil-esque. A true deep vanilla and tonka that's utterly delicious. The leather is ever so soft and I don't mind it for now.
Still, I'm wary, as leather often feels ok to me first, but then later it'll just get on my nerves as it sits on my skin like a strange element that never ever melds, adapts or changes... But for now, I like the Western Diamondback and hope I'll be able to enjoy the parts I love about it.
Posted 16 February 2007 - 07:39 PM
ETA: I left my bottle to age, hoping that the sage would mellow out. Now this scent is mostly leather on me, but it's an intense, heavy, black, smoky leather that's too sharp for me (and I usually like leather scents). It feels like being smothered in black smoke and strips of burning leather. Not for me.
This post has been edited by Little Bird: 24 June 2011 - 01:33 PM
Posted 17 February 2007 - 03:42 PM
Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:30 AM
on: lots of leather and sage. very interesting.
1.5 hours later: sage and leather, with a hint of tonka. very nice.
2.5 hours later: very dark. a hint of leather.
4.5 hours later: mostly tonka with something dark in the background.
overall: this is just a gorgeous scent. i love every stage, especially the drydown. i'm a sucker for tonka.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:48 PM
Wet on skin: Hmm. The leather is definitely present along with the sage. Together, they're kind of masculine and a bit like cologne. I'm not loving it so far.
Early dry down: The sandalwood quickly develops in this blend on me and it goes from being sharp, herbal and fresh to quite dry and rounded. The sandalwood and leather together are masculine, but kind of sexy on me. I'm beginning to like this, although it feels more like a summer blend than a snow February one I think.
Late dry down: Several hours later, the tonka has risen to sweeten and ground the dry sandalwood and leather. It has become faintly powdery and the spices of Snake oil have made the blend more complex on my skin. It's pretty.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 11:03 AM
In the decant: Smells like vanilla and sage.
On skin, wet: I can sort of smell the leather, now. Kind of? It's not very strong.
On skin, dry: This did something really odd once it dried down. Instead of becoming a wonderful blend of scents, it turned into something antiseptic. I had to mash my nose down against my skin to pick up anything aside from that, and even then, it was barely anything at all. :P
Disappointing, as I was really looking forward to this one. I'll probably try it again in a day or two, in the hopes that this was just a really awkward skin chemistry day.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 06:02 PM
I love this.
Posted 23 February 2007 - 06:37 PM
This post has been edited by euterpe414: 23 February 2007 - 06:38 PM
Posted 26 February 2007 - 03:24 AM
Wet: I can just barely discern the snake oil behind the OMG leather
Dry: OMG leather, followed by sage, snake oil, and I can barely discern the red sandalwood behind
Later: same. saddle with a side of sexy. Is this how a hot gay nightclub in Chicago, LA, or New York smells?