In the imp:
sweet floral pear. Very sweet and bright.Wet on skin:
something gets a little bit sharp, but not in a bad way. Smells bright and fruity and floral.Dry on skin:
lemon? Why on earth am I smelling verbena? That, along with the jasmine and fruitiness, reminds me of Vampire Tears. This is a little softer and less biting (ha!) than VT. I smell bamboo, lots of bamboo, and sweet sugar cane, and also a gentle plum note and some mossy white musk. Itís a very pretty floral, the jasmine is of the nice variety, it is a cool white-purple scent to my nose, with an almost Asian feel thanks to the bamboo. Itís not over-sweet though.After a while:
when the odd verbena note goes away, the scent becomes so beautiful! I thought it was going to become a nice but a bit meh fruity-floral scent, but this is exquisite. Itís mainly white musk, moss and bamboo with a little violet, but the jasmine, freesia, pear and sugar cane just enhance this soft downy whiteness with a wonderfully well balanced mix of fruits, flowers and gentle skin-scent. Itís sweet but not cloying at all, a little powdery in the nicest way, and subtly flowery but not heady. Everything is just so well blended here. I swear thereís a hidden vanilla note in here because I keep catching wafts of vanilla, and I have no idea why but when I smell my wrist, this mystery vanilla seems to be coming from the Peacocks.
The beautiful sweet musk stage doesnít last long and then the scent seems to disappear, leaving a trace of moss and bamboo and musk behind as it leavesÖbut I miss the sweet warm sugar stage!Verdict:
this is a surprise hit! I knew it would be either gorgeous or so-so on me, but this was even more beautiful than expected. An oddly lemony beginning then turns into a fruity floral with fresh bamboo. Itís lovely but itís not screaming ĎI want moreí. But then the scent turns into the loveliest fragrance of soft white musk and moss with touched by a well blended scent of flowers, plum, pear, and white sugar. Itís even got something warm and vanilla-like to it. Itís a delightful and delicate scent and lasts for a good long time, though that endearing sweetness does leave after a few hours, with the mossy musk remaining. This is a very well-mixed collection of notes, a perfect floral-fruity musk. I may get a bottle once my decant is done.Emoticon rating:
Is it a keeper?
Yes-this is gorgeously pretty. Maybe Iíll get a bottle some day.If you like this, try:
Vampire Tears, Habu, White Phoenix, Belle au Bois Dormant, Thalia