Pirate Moon Forum only; 9/25/07-9/28/07
Posted 05 October 2007 - 01:17 AM
Oh dear... could it be that I am the first to review this wonderful Forum Scent?? :P
In the Bottle: so deliciously soft ~~ I can barely smell the individual ingredients~~ I smell the softness of the balsam wood and the hint of citrus.
Wet on the skin: much the same as in the bottle, but I do smell some of the ambergris coming out
Drydown: It is such a subtle blend! Overall it reminds me of mornings I spent with my family beach combing for shells and coins. It also reminds me of skin that has had suntan oil on it all day~~ after that skin has been scrubbed clean in a shower.
I think this would be awesome on a man~~ I bet Beth created this one with hers in mind :D
Overall I think this will be a wonderful day time scent ~~ like to wear on Saturday and Sunday, during the day.
Posted 06 October 2007 - 02:39 AM
I have to say I am severely unhappy with this order.
...because I ONLY BOUGHT ONE BOTTLE. *sobs*
First, the bottle label looks the same as the Pirate Moon Tee, and there's no name, just the lab name and date, Oct. 31, 2007. Fitting for a wedding announcement, perhaps? :D
In the bottle: Something almost like menthol rises above the other notes, it seems very sharp. Underneath that is an incredible blend of musk, wood, and leather.
Wet: This is so beautifully blended that nothing is standing out once it's on my skin. It's a great big impression of sharp sea air blowing over a pirate ship, maybe one docked on a tropical island somewhere. I don't get coconut at all, which is what I was most afraid of. If it's there, it's extremely subtle to even my food-blend-hating nose.
Drying: Chatrient compared this to suntan lotion, and I can smell the resemblance, but if this is suntan lotion, it's PIRATES ONLY suntan lotion...made from the sweat of pirates, even! :P Very swarthy and swashbuckling, but not so masculine that I can't wear it.
This has seen all my fears allayed. I LOVE this. My only regret is that the throw is light and the wear is short.
Will DEFINITELY be keeping this bottle, and wishing I'd bought a second!
This post has been edited by starwild: 06 October 2007 - 02:53 AM
Posted 06 October 2007 - 08:40 PM
It's too subtle to pick out individual notes, but it reminds me of the summers I spent on Anna Maria Island as a child. It's all there: sun, surf, and sand, with a warm Caribbean breeze blowing through the coconut palms. Simply fantastic.
Posted 07 October 2007 - 12:59 AM
Posted 07 October 2007 - 11:38 PM
This is going to be a popular, sought-after scent, I can tell already. I'm just mourning the fact that I only bought one bottle and will have to split this between the boy and myself!
Posted 08 October 2007 - 12:55 PM
Pirate Moon does not like me. So many of the notes are on my list of favorites that I was shocked when this just went majorly aquatic and not much else. :P At first, it was a really pleasant aquatic, but something in the dry-down just battles my skin goes sour. It's probably the citrus and the leather. Some leather smells divine on me, but De Sade was evil incarnate, and I'm getting the same sharp leather smell instead of the warm, broken-in one I was hoping for.
This post has been edited by Lit Chick: 09 October 2007 - 12:48 PM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 08:47 PM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:10 PM
Posted 09 October 2007 - 09:24 PM
Wet: It's very herby to my nose, almost sharp, and I had my doubts.
Dry: It settles into something very softly resinous, almost spicy. I'm not getting coconut palm much at all, or leather (fortunately or unfortunately -- some leathers stink on me and some smell like heaven), and the woods are so soft and subtle that I can barely say it's wood. After a while I can barely smell it at all, but it lingers a little, like a good skin scent.
Posted 09 October 2007 - 11:08 PM
Upon opening the bottle, I realized I had to re-read the description to find out what this yummy goodness actually contained!
My first impression in the bottle is gentle lime and woods, spicy with just a touch of warmth. On the skin, it warms up a little more after it dries down, and it's really just a unique, clean, spicy scent. It has a masculine edge, but could definitely be worn by both men and women. The coconut is just the faintest touch, and it's a green coconut.
Pirate Moon is a very artfully blended, pleasant scent, aquatic without being sharp. There's not a whole lot I would be willing to part with in exchange for this....
This is so unique and so familiar at the same time. It really does make me feel like I'm on a wild sandy beach, salt in my hair, enjoying a perfect breeze in the sunset. Soft!
I don't want to share any with the boy.....but I probably should, and then get me some pirate lovin :P
A keeper for sure!
This post has been edited by AEris: 16 October 2007 - 01:10 AM
Posted 10 October 2007 - 02:28 AM
Straight on this is totally bitter lime rind but this only lasts maybe 3 seconds. I honestly don't know what I am smelling here but it is compelling. This is rich, salty, with a touch of citrus and woods that I have never smelled before. I almost get a juicy fruit gum smell in the background which is so nice!
I'm seriously at a loss for words. I've been here a long time and have gotten pretty good at detecting notes, but the ones in this blend are so unique and rich. I was hesitant after my first whiff, but I'm convinced...this blend is awesome and should have something for everyone (except the foodies).
Posted 11 October 2007 - 05:36 AM
It's just slightly green, likely from the coconut palm, and full of soft wood notes. It really does put in mind a perfect white beach, blue ocean, and hanging in a hammock between two palm trees. Even the leather note is soft, like good worn doeskin breeches...and now, there's a bit of salty musk and my mind is wandering to a swarthy pirate and some land-lubbin'. :P
Posted 12 October 2007 - 05:49 PM
First, I can echo other people in saying this blend is very light. It also smelled very familiar. Maybe I'm crazy, but I don't really interpret this as an aquatic, either. In fact, I don't interpret this as... anything? It's mostly in a world of it's own. It's sweetly woodsy, bitter with palm and ambergris, tart with lime. While all the notes are smooth, I still get the specific "feeling" of sandalwood and balsam. After a while, I realize what seems familiar- I smell a "reedy" sort of note (palm?) that reminds me of Meshkeret, the Vulture Maiden. Just slightly... but it's there.
Overall, Pirate Moon is light (and a fast fader on me, unfortunately), and I really wish I could detect any tobacco or leather, but it's intriguing. Just when you think it's familiar, it seems like something else. Ugh... does that make sense? I don't know what else to say except it's sophisticated. I have trouble calling it "pirate-y", "aquatic", "beach-y", anything. It is it's own special beauty. :P
Posted 15 October 2007 - 05:45 AM
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Posted 15 October 2007 - 10:57 PM
Instant top 5 for me. This is going to be a summer go-to scent for me, and I may have to break my no hoarding rule for it!
Posted 16 October 2007 - 07:32 AM
It smells surprisingly fresh but musky at the same time. Also like being in the middle of tall grass next to the ocean. It's really a different scent after it warms up.
I don't know exactly how to describe it, but it does smell very piratey. :P
Posted 16 October 2007 - 04:21 PM
The Phoenix did the same thing to me though, so this may be peculiar skin chemistry thing. I'm going to hold off getting rid of this, try it again in a week or so... and add to this review if necessary but I did want to get these thoughts out before I forgot about them and/or in case anyone else gets the same result and t's not just me.
Posted 16 October 2007 - 06:16 PM
My experience with red musk (Mme. Moriarty, Scherezade, The Great Sword of War, Hollywood Babylon) led me to believe I was going to be getting something heady and intense, but Pirate Moon is much more subdued. When fresh on my skin it reminds me greatly of some body powder my mom had when I was young... there is in fact a powdery sort of note, I think from the sandalwood and grasses, but it is not overly powder-smelling. I can detect the sharp sweetness of the lime, and there is a smoothness of tobacco and leather that I appreciate, though it is much fainter in this incarnation than in Perversion or Red Lantern. Really, this all blends into an inseparable whole where notes are hard to identify individually; their shapes are barely distinct from the whole.
Unfortunately, as many have said before, Pirate Moon is a fairly light and fleeting scent... I'm beginning to think that a scent locket is in order one of these days, because I'd like to keep this one around, after all.
Posted 17 October 2007 - 11:31 PM
It's wonderfully sexy - my first thought was 'it's Two Monsters gone to sea' - and not at all 'cologney', as some ocean-type scents can be. This is definitely the scent of a pirate ship - if it's the sort of ship captained by Johnny Depp in eyeliner. :P I'm glad I gambled on this one!
Posted 18 October 2007 - 12:19 AM
Wet: Wow. Green grass, musk, balsa wood, a hint of leather, a spring of herbs, something a little woodsy, a little lightly spiced, a little masculine, a little bit wench-like, and just a touch aquatic. Impressive combination. Pirate Moon is setting up to be a morpher.
Drydown: Holy crap. Once in a while, after a little bit of that old hesitancy that youíve tried something new and bought a bend that in theory could be really really awesome, or really really bad with your chemistry, you sometimes hit upon a winner thatís so absolutely insanely terrific that you deserve every self-inflicted kick to your own backside. Iím seriously kicking myself for only getting one bottle. Pirate Moon behaves as a gender neutral blend on me, itís extremely fresh, a little woodsy, and a little cool. It reminds me of cold saltine spray against skin thatís caught a ripple of goosebumps from a hard, fast gale. Itís beautiful, lightly aquatic, lightly woodsy, and Iím thrilled that I have one bottle to call my own.
This post has been edited by Medici: 18 October 2007 - 12:20 AM
Posted 18 October 2007 - 11:45 PM
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Posted 19 October 2007 - 11:07 PM
amazing....i am thrilled i have at least one bottle...it is that amazing.....
salty, sea shippy, leathery and phenomenal....
keep up the good work maytees!!
Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:31 AM
Wet: RED MUSK. And nothing else.
Dry: Still just red musk. :P I wanted SO MUCH for this to work on me, because it's our very own wedding gift from Beth! Alas, I just have to accept that I can't wear red musk, no matter how much I want to. I'll let it age and see if it gets along with my skin after several months.