Posted 24 June 2004 - 08:11 PM
This was a generous freebie imp. I couldn't stop myself from ordering more while my first order was still en route, so I ordered this. But I don't mind! This is lovely!
In the bottle: This smells dark and rich.
Wet: Wow. Flowers. A big fat bouquet. I'm not sure about this.
Dry: Oooh, pretty! The flowers have calmed down. This is a very pleasant, calming scent on me. It smells like my mom, and that's a good thing. I feel like she's giving me a hug! This is gorgeous. Not too flowery on me, but just the right amount.
Yay! Thanks, Lab! You rock!
ETA: I wore this a second time. This time I smelled a slight bitter note, something with an edge. It still makes me feel like my Mom is giving me a hug, but also telling me to go kick some ass. I felt both calm and slightly bitchy, if that makes sense, as if I'm having a bad day, but I know it'll pass (and if you cross me, god help you). I like this even more!
Posted 26 June 2004 - 05:06 PM
Soft, light, summery...it is a nice, happy blend.
Posted 28 June 2004 - 08:14 PM
Second Impression: This isn't just Midnight, it's Midnight in the garden of good and evil. This is a night walk in Savannah in the heat of summer.
Final Analysis: I'm in love, it takes me back to the long, languid weekend Rob and I spent in Savannah in July.
Posted 29 June 2004 - 02:37 AM
WEARING IT: i find this to be a sorrowful scent, it's quite light and appealing yet the FEEL and mood of it is heavy. it reminds me of flowers drunk on moonlight or the idea behind night blooming cereus, only coming out at night. i can't tell one flower from the next, it blends so incredibly together. i thought a blend like this would surely give me a headache from the sheer number of flowers in it, but it's so light and comforting, like a dew drop on a petal.
VERDICT: love it - it's pretty, soulful, deep and light.
Posted 03 July 2004 - 12:21 AM
This is an absolutely gorgeous floral blend, as others have said with no one note standing out. Also, this is one of the few of Beth's oils that didn't morph on my skin, the notes stayed fairly steady and linear from the beginning, although it did get stronger as it warmed up.
I'm adding Midnight to my big bottle list. It's perfection.
Posted 14 July 2004 - 07:05 AM
Wearing: There’s a lot of greenery in this bouquet, and it grounds the sweetness of the flowers very nicely. After it dries for a few minutes, it weirdly reminds me of all the various floral arrangements that are put behind the altar at my hometown church – specifically, the look of the flowers in that environment, with the polished-wood backdrop behind it. It’s very pretty – reminds me somewhat of Unseelie, but this one is very real and present (best word I could find), while Unseelie is decidedly ethereal and otherworldly.
Posted 16 July 2004 - 06:54 AM
Oh. My. God.
This is it. This has shot straight up to the top of my favorites. I never figured myself for a floral person, but this one... it makes me want to wax poetic, and I have NEVER been poetic. Not in the least. When I put this on I fell like I'm sitting on a bench in a lush garden. The day was hot and muggy, and now it's completely dark and there's just a slight breath of air beginning to swirl around me, catching the fragrance of the flowers and wafting them all together.
It's got good throw (not enough to choke people around me, but enough that someone sitting next to me, and maybe even one over, will catch a whiff). It's got incredible staying power, lasting about 12 hours.
This will be my first 10ml bottle.
Posted 20 July 2004 - 12:57 AM
Posted 04 August 2004 - 05:59 PM
Sharp cool, greenery.
Much the same but a tad sweeter.
After a While
I can smell the flowers now but it's impossible to pick out individual notes in this blend. This is still quite an aloof blend. I don't find this particularly inviting.
This has grown on me a little, it's very pretty but I still don't find it warm enough if that makes sense. I will try again when perhaps my mood will be more forgiving.
(Staying power - excellent)
Edited by Donnababe, 04 August 2004 - 06:00 PM.
Posted 11 August 2004 - 04:47 PM
Wet: jasmine. Honeysuckle. Moonflower. Gardenia. Evey white flower I can think of goes into this one, it seems like. But the scent itself isn't white so much as it is moonlight. The moon high above you, full and big and gorgeous. Not white .. but almost golden.
Wearing: This is almost sweet and light enough to be the scent of my wedding bouquet, but it's not quite it. It's missing the lily I think, and the rose. but it's lovely, just the same, A definite keeper.
Posted 12 August 2004 - 03:36 PM
The woman who wears midnight is witness to the vicissitudes of life and all of the disappointments therein. She prefers to live alone, looking at the world by moonlight, and takes comfort in her nocturnal garden. What is that scent? Lovely.
Posted 16 August 2004 - 07:21 PM
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Posted 05 September 2004 - 11:12 PM
New imp: Now I can smell it (odd!), and I quite like the blend. There's some humid leafiness, and something peppery, and waxy white flowers, the kind that look like they're floating in the moonlight.
I could see myself wearing this after a hot evening soak, and sitting outside to watch the fireflies.
Posted 03 October 2004 - 11:41 PM
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Posted 07 October 2004 - 06:06 PM
This seems like something to wear on a hot summer night in Paris; it's a standing-on-the-balcony scent, a tryst-in-the-garden scent. Sophisticated, sexy, and intoxicatingly feminine.
Posted 14 October 2004 - 03:11 AM
Oooh like a midnight garden. I'm surrounded by trees and lush greenery and dark.
Ooo lovely! Its a bit aquatic and very floral but not nearly overpowering as I feared. A bit sweet and a bit tart but very very lovely. Is that lotus?
Mmm very subtle nowand green but not overpowering at all. It's a bit greeen but not too much...very much a grounded scent.
I NEED A LARGE BOTTLE. This is goregous! Lovely! And smells pretty damn good too.
Posted 16 October 2004 - 07:59 PM
Edited by TroubleDoll, 16 October 2004 - 08:00 PM.
Posted 26 October 2004 - 01:21 AM
Very, very floral. Like a huge bouquet, where one scent blends with the next. I can't differentiate the flowers at all.
Huh. Something astringent is coming out on my skin and it's starting to overwhelm me. The flowers are blooming and well... This could be really bad.
The astringency mellowed a little, but didn't quite go away. The florals softened a bit, but not nearly enough for my tastes. That edge is still there. I can feel the beginnings of a headache starting in my temples.
It is a very sorrowful scent and very appropriate for both its name and category. However I don't think it's me. I tried washing it off, but it seems insistent upon sticking to my skin. I think I need to accept the fact that I can only tolerate sweeter florals and even then, they need to be balanced out with other notes. Pure floral mixes seem intent upon giving me a headache. Le sigh. Into swaps for you, Midnight.
Edited by inkstone, 26 October 2004 - 01:23 AM.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 03:46 PM
I would guess that the image that would capture the essence of this scent would be a flower arrangement all in very dark blue and violet.
on me it was on the verge of becoming overly sweet. once that sweetness fades, the overall floral note is rather nice. It's a keeper, I like it. I can't imagine wearing this very often, it doesn't go anywhere near the perfection of Xiuhtecuhtli's floral note, but I'll finish the imp up. all in all, 3 stars out of 5. good job!
Posted 30 November 2004 - 06:59 AM
And it's made up of night-blooming flowers but with no jasmine! I love the idea of flowers that only bloom at night, but jasmine does not work on me, so this is good.
Midnight smells like the color of moonlight to me – pale and luminous and slightly blue. I really like it. Thanks for the imp, inkstone!
Posted 08 December 2004 - 08:11 AM
Posted 12 December 2004 - 03:17 AM
In the bottle it smells just like potent night-blooming flowers should and a bit of aquatic. It's a bit potent, but I was compelled to try it because my house was starting to smell lovely because of it.
Wet, it's very sharp. All flowers here. Sea of Glass is a little similar to this, but less flower and more aquatic.
Dry, it turns a bit grainy (not quite powdery ) and also calms down a bit. It's a very clean smell. I get a muskiness to it as well...which is good since I can't take really floral fragrances. The musky smell tempers all the sharp florals, but I don't know what ingredint it is.
It's not as in your face floral as I expected, both from the ingredients and from the smell from the bottle. It's mellowed quite a bit and I like it.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 06:33 PM
Off it goes to my friend who loves intense scents.... I hope it suits her.
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