Ile de la Tortue Wanderlust; disc. 11/17/10
Posted 18 June 2010 - 07:44 PM
In the imp: Tropical blossoms...lots of orchids.
Oh my skin, wet: BIG florals, really pretty in fact. This is an example of a floral I like :) This smells purple, warm and sweet. I'm not getting any vetiver at all....which is slightly disappointing since I love vetiver oh so much. This smells like it could be part of the Tiki collection. It has a wild, tropical feel to it.
Dry: An almost berry-scented orchid. This is absolutley gorgeous. I wasn't expecting to like this as much as I do. I think it's even bottle worthy. I will be using ALL of my imp :)
Posted 09 July 2010 - 12:39 AM
Posted 08 February 2011 - 03:23 PM
Posted 08 September 2011 - 07:25 AM
this wanderlust was discontinued on 11- 17- 10
ile de la tortue is a small island off the coast of Haiti
in the bottle/imp:
wet rich florals
ohhh i love this big white creamy blossoms. ....ugh it is getting a bit sharp...
feels very "perfumy" where did the creaminess run off to? i am still getting white florals but they feel more perfumy than creamy now
feels very much like a "plain store bought" perfume.
feminine. i am very bummed that my skin hated this so much. swap!
Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:51 PM
In the vial: Sharp ozone, salt and strongly soapy florals. Smells like baby wipes to me, even though the usual culprit (lavender) isn't listed. Nice baby wipes, though. Definitely expensive ones. I really like elemi so I'm hoping that will come through more on my skin.
Wet: Oh yes, much better. It's the ozone and sea spray from Jolly Roger mitigated somewhat by those lovely, translucent orchids that Beth is so good at. Still no elemi, but there is just a hint of a dry, brown, sweet sort of something, almost like fig (maybe the palm wine?) at the back.
Dry: Wow! This is surprisingly nice. I really expected it to be a screeching nightmare of aquatics, but in reality it's a lovely, orchid-dominant floral with just a breath of sea air and a wonderful bass note of rich brown palm. I don't think I'd pick it over the more attention-grabbing Shadow Witch Orchid, which I prefer due to its juiciness, but this one surprised me. I'll pass the Imp on to a better home but I have to say, if you love florals but were hesitating to try this one, don't fear the ozone! :D
Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:35 PM
Posted 28 June 2012 - 03:54 AM
Posted 25 November 2012 - 07:02 PM
Wet: Wow, the elemi and the vetiver twist and blend with the orchids, palm wine, and fragrant florals that surround the other notes. It's beautifully complex, feminine, an d slightly foreboding.
Dry: It's distinctly floral and sweet from the palm wine and vetiver on final dry down.