Slippery Poppy Tincture
Posted 01 May 2008 - 06:31 PM
Lovely! A bright red floral that, upon first whiff, reminded me of the Yankee Candle scent Tulip. It lingers on my skin and softens a bit over time. Perfect for a sexy summer night.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 02:12 PM
Edited to add: Wearing this reminds me of those lovely Marimekko (sp?) prints with the big, red poppies on the. It's a lush, strong fragrance!
This post has been edited by BookGirl: 02 May 2008 - 07:17 PM
Posted 04 May 2008 - 06:36 AM
Wet: I think there must be carnation and/or nasturtium in this as well as the poppy, because the top floral notes are just SO peppery, with such a spicy kick! The berries are a bit juicier here, but also a little sour, and there's a sharp green semifloral note rapidly amping. Honey is faint behind these bullies.
Dry: Slow-drying, continually amping oil. This is the potent, pungent green carnation of Her Voice and Passionate Shepherd. Overpowering within a few inches and in combination with the dark, bitter poppy note. However, from a distance I mostly catch whiffs of delicious honey and wild, earthy berries (to me, the berry note reminds me of the lab's blackberry and huckleberry notes - all are fruity and ripe but have a sort of woody, very natural undertone).
Summary: I've never experienced a scent that smells so radically different at close and far ranges. It's a bit mind-boggling! Maybe it has to do with that separation of selves implied by the description/purpose of the scent. Thus I must describe it in bipolar terms; ripe, honeyed, juicy, wild purple berries with an herbal edge (wonderfully fruity and summery, recalls The Oblation) from 5+ inches, but close to the skin I smell snappy green carnation and bitter, slightly dusty dark poppy. With more time, these do meld togtether somewhat, improving the blend. Good but bizarre throw; moderate lasting power.
Up for swap.
This post has been edited by fairnymph: 04 May 2008 - 06:47 AM
Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:26 PM
holy moly once applied batboy!!! the poppy note is nothing short of amazing
with lots of soft spice and honey...and here i thought this would be my least fav...
it is my most desired of the pharmacopoeia line ...go figure...
*skips off to find a big bottle* :P
Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:19 PM
Immediately on skin: This is very… acrid on my skin. Something about the combination of the poppy and acai berry is very sharp to me. It’s a sweet, fruity floral/berry combo and has an overtone that’s almost apple-like.
After a little while: This smoothes out a lot as it dries. The poppy gets a bit more floral and the honey comes out a little to blend with the berry. This still has a very apple-like tone to it and a sweet, chilly floral quality.
Overall Impressions: This scent is nice, but not something I would wear very often or buy. This is strong on the acai berry, and the poppy comes in behind. The poppy doesn’t smell as… narcotic? Yeah, that’s a good word… not as narcotic as it usually smells on me. It smells a bit more like a traditional floral. The combo of the acai and poppy is very distinct and strong, and very feminine. I get a little honey in this and thank goodness, it doesn’t turn into a powdery mess like a lot of the lab’s honey notes do.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 12:13 AM
This smells like bright red blossoms. If I didn't know this was perfume, I would think I was smelling a flower somewhere in the room. At first its almost too much, but then the honey comes in and calms down the sharp poppy scent a bit. I don't get any acai but I'm discovering that that note doesn't often come out on my skin.
Not quite the scent for me, but if you're a poppy fan, you'll LOVE this.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:54 AM
Posted 08 May 2008 - 06:34 PM
This is absolutely GORGEOUS!
As with others, the first thing that popped into my head when I put it on was RED!
And then after a bit..green!
I am not a floral fan, unless they smell like the flower and the greenery, and this does.
Oh boy, I just suck at trying to describe stuff. :D
I will be buying a bottle of this!
ETA....Just wanted to add this in. The more I wear this the deeper in love I fall. I have to slow down because I am already halfway through my imp and I haven't ordered my bottle yet! :P
This post has been edited by strangemodegirl: 14 May 2008 - 06:29 PM
Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:25 PM
ETA: This one has completely grown on me, a new favorite and the only thing I've been wearing lately. It's the ultimate mood lifter
This post has been edited by Josh: 16 May 2008 - 09:01 AM
Posted 09 May 2008 - 01:43 PM
Wet: Very generic overpowering flowers with stems. I don't usually do well with florals, but thought I'd give it a chance.
It's amping a lot on me, though, so definitely a no-go.
Drydown: Even when I don't like a scent, it amazes me how Beth and the Lab manage to get a scent so 'spot-on' with
how I exactly thought it should and would smell like. I don't like this scent, but it's poppy flowers, so exactly as described.
2.5 outta 5
Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:18 PM
This post has been edited by savage_rose: 09 May 2008 - 07:20 PM
Posted 10 May 2008 - 01:17 AM
Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:53 PM
Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:30 PM
I hate honey, and can detect it from 20 yards and I can't smell it in this.
The berries aren't quite ripe.
It's a creepy floral. Slippery, indeed.
It's strong and violent and smells VERY fresh and bright and GREEEEEN. I expected it to be sweeter but the bitterness of the poppies and fruit isn't tempered by the honey. Good job the honey IS in there. It could be SO bitter. (OH my, you won't hear me say THAT often!)
Conclusion: Keeping the imp. If it wasn't in this range, and had this name, it would be OUTTA HERE.
3/10 Could have been so much nicer, but just not for me.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:39 PM
This reminds me SO much of Rose Red, It has a very similar edge to it in the "green" part of the blend. It's sweeter, but it's definitely a relation - perhaps a younger cousin. :P
This is lovely. Fresh, natural, long-lasting and with a REALLY good throw.
This entire category is leaving me incapable of much in the way of analysis. I'm completely blown away by them all.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 04:49 PM
Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:26 PM
It's not so great, actually. :P
Wet: OMG, GREENINESS. It's all wet, green flowers and leaves and stems. Where's the honey and berries? :D
Dry: The greenness starts to calm down a little, and the honey is poking around the edges. It's a little tart, and a little sour... yeah, it's just not doing anything for me.
Upon far drydown, though.... it's great! Now I get the honey and acai berry and a little bit of poppy, all nestled together and happy.
I'm going to age this, and I really hope that the green, "slippery" notes will start to fade with time!
Posted 16 May 2008 - 09:32 PM
In Bottle: Sweet poppies
On Skin: Ooo… I love poppies! And this is a very realistic poppy scent. I feel like I have a bouquet of them!!! The acai is sweet with just the right amount of tartness and the honey is sticky but not overwhelming. This is a very pretty scent and warm in feel… a nice spring day! It has the perfect throw and is a nice mellow floral. It is a little dry and powdery, acai and berries tend to go that way on me. Overall a scent that I can see almost anyone wearing. It has a light throw and short to average wearlength.
Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:37 AM
Wet: Wow. First on, this is all poppies, but the most true-to-nature, just-like-the-flower POPPY. Outrageously gorgeous. During the drydown, a light honey note creeps in and sweetens it up JUST a bit. If you amp sweet notes and are afraid of the honey in this - don't be.
Dry: Not a huge morpher. This stays pretty much bright, gentle, beautiful poppies with the barest coating of honey. The acai berry never really shows up, but I'm not mourning it because this scent is AMAZING. A few hours later, there is a note that is almost reminiscent of the lightest, purest white musk, but that could just be me.
This is definitely bottle-worthy. I bow down to Beth for the creation of this glorious scent.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 07:18 PM
When first applied, this is a bright, cheery oil, makes me think of the color red. I could easily see this scent being used in a candle or other type of home fragrance and I think this scent is better suited to that than being used as a perfume. It’s a very cheery scent, and something in there makes me think of a big, red cherry slurpee. I think it’s the acai berry. That association lasts only briefly.
I can smell a titch of honey, just enough to add a soft golden sweetness. The floral is there, slightly spicy, and conceptually brings to mind tulips, even though it doesn’t smell like a tulip. The acai berry is a stronger smell than either the honey or floral.
I love poppies but never really noticed a smell before. This summer I’m going to pay attention. This oil was quite a surprise for me.
Posted 23 May 2008 - 05:50 AM
Posted 30 May 2008 - 06:01 AM
This smells like a meadow - or more like throwing your blanket down and having a little picnic in a meadow. There's green grass and crushed bitter stems, tiny wild flowers peeking through the mass of stems, and the sweetness of berries and honey that you are eating.
The honey and berries are pretty subtle, and I amp sweets, so you might not notice them at all. The greens really dominate for me.
Verdict: thumbs up for capturing a place and a mood, and wearable to boot.
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