Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:58 PM
In the imp I wasn't particularly blown away, by it--it was a frimp that I'd never really thought twice about.
Then I read the notes. I LOVE leather and patchouli, and I had a feeling that i was absolutely going to love this one.
Like I said, in the imp: a somewhat bland aquatic.
Wet on skin: HOLY! this smells exactly like it would smell if you were on a boat on the open sea. Clean, fresh.
After 10 m: way down below, in the background: the patchouli, cutting the sharpness of the watery notes. This is pretty hot! It's not your typical sexy fragrance, but it smells clean, fresh and sexual without smelling perfumey. It just smells GOOD.
After 20: the barest peek of the gunpowder. it smells great mixed with the watery notes.
I love it. And I'm ordering a 5 ml. Today.
I don't get any of the rum, but I'm wondering if I have a scent blind spot. I smelled no rum in Grog, I smelled no booze in Smut, and I get no rum whatsoever in this. :P I'm obviously not missing it, but I am kind of curious...
In a nutshell: nice aquatic with earthy notes of patchouli, a definite keeper.
Posted 13 March 2008 - 03:42 PM
this isn't going to work for me.
Posted 09 April 2008 - 04:42 PM
wet: i don't get anything but a sweet, grassy aquatic. no aged patchouli, no musk, no sarsaparilla. just sweet, bright, green aquatic.
dry: the grassy note fades and leaves a pure, crisp sweet aquatic. this is once of the best aquatics i've tried.
Posted 13 April 2008 - 08:37 PM
Wet: As I learned from Agnes Nutter, gunpowder does not fair well on my skin. I get harsh salt water and a burning gunpowder scent.
Dry: Burning oil slick in the middle of the ocean. The gunpowder has tainted everything it touches--even subduing my beloved sarsparilla. It's weird, because it's almost pleasant, but then I sniff from the wrong angle and am overcome by the acrid gunpowder scent.
Throw: Quite intense for an aquatic.
Overall: Oh well. It's nice enough. I can see decanting some into a cool bath during the summer. And we all know there's no better way to use an imp up.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 12:18 PM
Wet: I'm not a big fan of patchouli, but this is a very nice masculine scent. It's sexy and crisp, the sea notes really come out.
Drydown: Far too masculine on me, this might be a winner on DH.
3.0 outta 5 (very high rating for something with patchouli in it)
Posted 30 April 2008 - 06:58 PM
Whatever the reason, after a half hour I had a lovely sea air and leather scent...that slowly changes over the next 4 hours to a very soft wood, leather and tobacco scent with a hint of salt air still hanging around. The throw was moderate to start, on me, and ended up being almost none. The woods(probably the remnant of the musk/patchouli/sasparilla notes) that were left at the end were hanging out close to the skin only.
6 hours later, there's barely anything on my skin, but, I do plan to wear this a bit more.
Posted 01 June 2008 - 04:03 AM
Wet: Extremely salty leather, seaweed. Like a leather bag that's been soaked in seawater and aged. And then some musk, mingling sweetly with the leather.
Dry: Hello, sarsaparilla and patchouli! I'm not generally a fan of sarsaparilla, but I like it here. It's a little sweet and herbal, and balances out the EXTREME SALT nicely. The patchouli is pretty strong, verging on dirty.
Later: The sarsaparilla and musk and leather really amp, making this increasingly sweet.
Summary: The sweetness fades a bit, and this is salty, salty ocean, seaweed, aged leather, sweet musk and earthy patchouli. It's clean but never goes soapy. Highly evocative and would be delicious on a man; a fresh masculine scent. Decent throw, great lasting power.
Posted 01 June 2008 - 07:28 PM
It smells like cucumbers with undertones of something floral and last a kind of masculine leather/cologne scent.
I think it's a wonderful, neutral, not-too-overpowering, beautifully complex scent.
Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:59 PM
Posted 14 June 2008 - 07:26 AM
On me: At first, it does smell mostly like Jolly Roger, but it has more solid underpinnings than the former.
A little while after it has completely dried down, the musk, leather and sarsaparilla notes come out and mingle with the freshness. This is great for a hot day!
On the whole, I enjoy Mary quite a bit, but I'm afraid Anne Bonny stays my favorite women pirate. I'll keep her imp near and dear, though!
Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:00 PM
It does fit nicely with the pirate theme scents.
Posted 23 July 2008 - 03:35 PM
In the imp: Ozone, gunpowder, maybe the musk... quite a harsh and flat scent. Not wowing me strait off the bat.
On the wrist, wet: That gunpowder goes right up my nose and camps on my sinuses. Other than that, this is a faint, fairly unisex sort of blend... not really my thing, plus the ozone is playing up. Ah well.
Twenty minutes later: This is a slightly sharp, slightly leathery aquatic kind of thing... it doesn't seem to work very well at all on my skin, and I don't think it suits me.
Tl;Dr: A light but firm scent; sea spray and gunpowder.
Posted 26 July 2008 - 04:44 AM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:14 AM
I definitely agree with the other reviewer who said it's a more complex Jolly Roger, and a bit more feminine but not girly. Definitely a kick-ass feminine scent.
It's a salty, complex scent. It has a hint of sweetness and musk and it could almost go cologne-y but there is something stopping it and making it very unique. The patchouli is there, but not forefront (thank god) and it's pretty well balanced.
It's somehow earthy and watery at the same time. I love it. :P
Posted 01 August 2008 - 09:51 PM
In the imp-I can smell every note in just the right amounts.
Dry-Same again. I can pick up the aquatic notes followed by just a hint of patchouilli, sasparilla, rum, leather and gun powder. It all blends to a lighter, sweet scent. By lighter I don't mean I can't smell it, I mean it's not a deep dark smelling thing, but something playful. It is giving me the impression that it will have some staying power too, although I'm feeling a bit of a headache I think from the musk, I don't care. I love this!!! :P
Posted 23 August 2008 - 09:02 PM
Wet: Dangerously close to soapy, but there's the leather scent and the sea air comes back in after a minute. As it dries, I think that's the gunpowder that's making that sharp tinge.
As it dries: I know there's no wood note, and yet I can smell a bit of that. The leather and sea air keep switching places - one minute the leather is overtaking the sea air, the next all I'm getting is sea air. Yet to smell any rum.
Dry: Um...where did it go? I get, maybe, sharper than usual laundry detergent if I put my nose to my wrist, but that's it. All the lovely pirate ship smells are gone. Sigh.
Verdict: If it had lasted, I totally would've kept. Unfortunately, this is a no-go.
This post has been edited by gnl: 18 October 2008 - 05:10 PM
Posted 20 September 2008 - 04:41 AM
Guh, in the imp this is super salty aquatics. Salty sea air blasting me in the face >_< This is the first time I'm hoping the patchouli comes out MORE on my skin, to hopefully balance out that sharp aquatic note.
Urgh, yeah, same on my skin, there is this sharp salty aquatic note that is just ruining it for me, which is too bad because underneath that I can tell that the mix of sarsaparilla, rum and musk would be quite nice! From far away this smells really good, but that one darn note goes so weird on my skin. As it dries, it becomes a soapy kind of smell.
Yes, this dries down to an odd, sharp, soapy aquatic. Not for me!
Posted 28 September 2008 - 08:22 PM
Wet: Clean, fresh scent likely from the salt air/ocean mist notes
Dry Down: more musk, but not overwhelming; patchouli is there but again, not overwhelming on my skin
Posted 02 October 2008 - 01:17 PM
Posted 14 October 2008 - 07:30 PM
Posted 04 November 2008 - 02:29 AM
Posted 05 November 2008 - 05:09 PM
Dried down, this bonny lass has a definite drop in intensity. She's been sprayed with salt air, she likes to wear leather, she sets off some cannons just for kicks. She's the look-at-me trash-talker of the all-girl pirate ship, burning bright and fast. After her big theatrical presence on the deck, with her big pirate hair swinging this way and that, her perfect black pirate boots and her big piratey bazookas spilling out of her pirate shirt, she must go down to her cabin and have a shot of rum to settle herself down. Musk and leather blend beautifully with the sasparilla and rum in the dry down. The gunpowder is hard to pick out in the sharp scent pocket of the sasparilla. Maybe it's making the sasparilla even sharper?
Mary Read's a little reckless, but it's to cover up a soft, sensual side (musk plays the supporting role here). She's one of those girls who acts tough to keep people away from her very sensitive, very private core.
An excellent scent portrait, narrative in a frimp, but not sure about as a scent. This is probably good for the right lass, but it's not quite for me. I enjoy the scent, but she doesn't have enough stamina for me. I prefer my scents like I like my people: heavier and perhaps a tad lugubrious, but they can hang with you all night and don't need to be the center of attention to keep their spirits high.
3 out of 5 shiver-me-timbers.
Posted 12 November 2008 - 04:17 AM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 05:10 PM
How exactly does sarsaparilla smell like?
Must sniff more and *buy more* :P
Very Aquatic, and also comforting blend.
First thought was melon, both in imp and on wet.
There is something flowery about this on skin, reminds me of some flower I cannot put to name....
It can be described as salt air, yet not so close to it.
Do I sound confusing? :D
Warm, but not too warm, and the scent is not too strong. Makes me feel a bit like slathering it on :D
Something in this makes me associated Mary Read with masculinity, but I do not exactly find it an overly masculine scent.
A wonderful, wearable scent and my current favourite! :D
This post has been edited by fairhall: 24 November 2008 - 05:16 PM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 11:55 PM