Posted 05 April 2008 - 06:39 PM
The lomongrass and gin keep this from being too syrupy and sweet. The blueberry reminds me of bubblicious blueberry flavor and the papaya gives this a more natural and sweet sort of tone. there's a light gingery top note here giving it a nice duality, not too sweet, not too "bright".
Posted 06 April 2008 - 06:35 AM
Wet: Blueberry and lemongrass with a boozy zing that screams grown-up!
Drydown: Very fruity and boozy, love the lemongrass note. I might need a second bottle, cause my husband loves it!
3.5 outta 5
Posted 07 April 2008 - 09:30 PM
wet: i can smell every note here. this is fresh blueberry and papaya with gin and a twist of lemon.
dry: the blueberry fades a bit but it's still blueberry syrup in gin with a generous splash of lemon-lime soda. nice.
Posted 08 April 2008 - 01:31 PM
I was ever so happily mistaken!
Tart blueberry and gin, yum! It's almost like blueberry bubblicious, but sour and a little alcoholic. Love it, love it, love it!! It's going into heavy summer rotation, right next to Aizen-Myoo. It lasts several hours, and doesn't really change at all. I'm seriously thinking about a second bottle so I can make some scented body spritzers and lotions for the hot months ahead. :P
Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:27 PM
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:51 PM
Blue Fire starts out sweet and fizzy--it has to be the combination of papaya and blueberry with gin, although I don't remember Twenty-One being this effervescent. Then the lemongrass peeks out, and I find it an odd addition; it doesn't cut the sweetness at all, it just exists near it, as though I had caught a whiff of the grass hut in which the Tiki Bar sits while enjoying my fruity drink. Not bad, but a bit odd.
Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:10 PM
On: lighter blueberries with a zing of lemon. On me, the gin is an undernote, and is not overpowering at all. I do smell a touch of papaya but it is more of the rind than the fruit. It doesn't seem to last very long on me and I did have to reapply it after only 45 minutes. It is very refreshing and will be perfect for the hot summer months.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 09:53 PM
On my skin, the papaya comes out to play with the blueberries. Just a hint of lemongrass. All the notes blend so well. This is a wonderful fruity blend that is neither cloying nor overpowering.
Posted 17 April 2008 - 10:02 PM
Posted 18 April 2008 - 09:53 PM
Wet: The alcohol tames down quickly, and this becomes really pretty. What is that fruit?? Mmmm.
Drydown: The alcohol comes and goes on me. An hour in, the scent is getting fainter, and an odd dusty note* appears. Two hours in, not much is left. I have to practically put my nose on my wrist. There's also a strange sharp note I can't identify.
I had high hopes for this one that didn't pan out. I also did all my Tiki reviews cold (without reading notes first); now I see that the sharpness was probably from the lemongrass.
* could be from leftover anaesthesia in my system - I noticed it when I test a couple of other blends, and I usually don't
Posted 19 April 2008 - 12:48 AM
Not to be ignored, the papaya adds a gentle tropical fruitiness to the blueberry and gin. As time passes the lemongrass picks up, but it does not come across as lemongrass nor does it amp. It just seems to lift and buoy the blueberry and papaya into a refreshing tropical drink. This is my favorite of the Tiki Bar blends.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 02:45 AM
Anyway, Blue Fire is blueberry with a bit of tropical fruit in a fizzy, bubbling brew. It doesn't smell very alcoholic on me, it just cuts the sweetness a bit. It's really fun and lovely.
Posted 19 April 2008 - 10:20 AM
In Bottle: Ooh, blueberry, and SUCH a thick gin scent.
Wet: Fruity, flowery gin.
Dry: Mmm, I do like this. The blueberry seems so unique, and the gin sets it off with all the subtlety of a large metal axe (gotta love the brutality of that gin!). It doesn't remind me of any other scent because the blueberry is so different from the other scents that get mixed with Beth's gin scent.
Overall: Yummy! Deliciously boozy!
Posted 19 April 2008 - 06:38 PM
shaken and not stirred :P
once applied lots of blueberry and gin...so interesting because it truly
stays dry ... amazing talents of our lovely resident perfume goddess never
cease to amaze...
this is a really fun scent...just not sure if it works for me
Posted 20 April 2008 - 10:43 PM
On me, this interesting little scent is ... pure pineapple and sugar. Mostly pineapple. I'm not entirely sure how my skin managed to turn the notes that are present here into pineapple, but it did it!
In the bottle, it's rich, sweet, and seems like a relative of Xanthe to me. Alas, that vanishes upon contact with my skin.
At least it's amusing! And if I want to smell like pineapple, this would be the scent I would definitely reach for. I was so hoping to smell like blueberries. Oh well. :P
Posted 21 April 2008 - 08:13 PM
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:20 AM
Okay, blueberry and lemongrass. Expecting lemongrass to amp like crazy.
Gin, which seems to be the most prevalent alcohol on me. I'm pretty sure I could identify gin across the room and thus develop my reputation as an alcoholic.
Dry down: Mostly gin and a little of the blueberry and lemongrass. Enjoyable but not my favorite. If I want to smell just like gin I'd wear 21.
Posted 22 April 2008 - 01:33 AM
Wet: Blueberry (very natural, not artificial or too sweet) a bit stronger, but still heavy on the gin. Lemongrass still very faint. Papaya if I strain.
Dry: Slow-drying oil. Strong, junipery-herbal gin. Sparkling, boozy. Blueberry in the background.
Summary: Junipery gin. Some faintish fruity blueberry but only if I sniff closely. It's an invigorating, almost masculine scent. Good throw and lasting power, but too much juniper for me.
Posted 23 April 2008 - 12:00 PM
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:05 PM
I love this so much :P and it just gets better and better the longer it's on my skin.
At first, this reminds me a lot of Twenty-One (one of my favorite GC blends) with a good dose of blueberry added in. I get an impression like fizzy, bright juniper and for a while I thought it even smelled a little bit earthy. It's like juniper, ginger ale, and a touch of earthiness underneath a sweet blueberry that almost smells like blueberry bubble gum but doesn't go quite that artificial on me.
After about an hour, this sweetens up *a lot* on my skin and actually starts to remind me of Midway, but a stronger Midway with more throw and some fruitiness added in. I keep thinking of powdered sugar, cotton candy, and a pinch of blueberry syrup. It's still not overly sweet for me though, thanks to the hints of fizzy coolness.
I love how sweet and playful this smells on my skin. If I had extra money right now, I'd definitely buy a backup bottle or four. :D
Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:32 PM
It's actually blueberry! I guess I thought it wouldn't smell like real blueberries, but it's unmistakable. It's a sweet, natural blueberry without the tartness I expected. It's mild and and very smooth. I think the papaya has this sort of creamy quality that goes so well with the other notes. The creaminess reminds me of yogurt almost. And everything else seems more exotic with the papaya. I don't detect the lemongrass that much, which is so good because I'm not crazy about lemon. That and the gin are hard for me to find in this but there is a light dryness that I imagine is the gin.
This is so pretty and it feels really feminine. It smells great even when it faded. This is now my favorite fruity fragrance and I love it. I rarely want backup bottles because I can hardly get through a bottle let alone two or three, but I would get another bottle of this in a second if I could.