Water of Notre Dame The Conjure Bag
Posted 09 December 2004 - 02:15 PM
This was another freebie I received and I'm mourning it's loss as while I took a shower last night, my sweet DD decided to apply it liberally all over herself. There was barely enough for me to sample, but I managed to do it.
In the vial, I got something of a watery-salty note. Not what I would call green at all, more of an aquamarine. Underneath that, I found there was a bit of a rosey scent. Very faint, however.
On application, I got more of the salty-sweet rosey smell I got in the vial. Somehow, this was very comforting. For some reason, the entire time I wore this fragrance, I was brought back to an image of a statue of the Virgin Mary by the sea with a single rose in offering at her feet. (If memory serves, the statue of the virgin is also used to represent one of the Voodoo deities.)
This mellowed out into a lovely, clean, almost soapy smelly. However, I did get the somewhat salty smell throughout.
This is something I think I'd like to have around when I have very hectic, crazy days. It was very relaxing and centered me well. Not a big bottle purchase, but definitely an imp.
Edited to change a stupid spelling error...
Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:57 PM
In the imp: Strong and the generic perfumey smell. I'm scared!
Wet: Go EASY on application of this one. It reminds me of flowers swirling in the water of a fountain.
Dry (6 hours): I smell GOOD! I am no good with plucking out the individual scents but this is so well blended I am not sure they haven't melded together already. :P
I am not sure about a big bottle but I will be finishing off this imp for sure!
Posted 16 January 2005 - 01:00 PM
Centering and calming. I need a lot of calming things around me... :P
Soft and beautiful. I dont think this is what I would call a green scent either, more floral water. I'm not going to say aquatic because that makes me think of something like Danube for intance and this is not like that. This is more powdery on the drydown.
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Posted 04 March 2005 - 06:33 AM
First on: I'm getting the same rocket candy type notes I did in Eris, must be a similar fruit and floral combinaton, I'm also noting more water and grassy notes.
After a few minutes: The same as above but now I'm getting a slight dustiness and there is a touch of herb lurking there.
After 30 minutes: This is starting to turn sour on me, a really bitter herbal note is coming through that is over powering the notes I'm enjoying. I'll give it another 30 and see how it is.
After an hour: That bitter note is still there mixed with some very lovely notes. Oh well, guess it just wasn't meant to be. :P
Posted 04 March 2005 - 03:47 PM
Mmm...this is similar to Veil, a little sharper due to the faint hint of lemon/citrus that gilds the edges. I could *feel* my nose perk up while sniffing it. None of the ick-aquatics here; this feels like floating between sunshine and shade on a lagoon amongst willow trees in summer...it's the warm softness of being embraced and comforted by the Lady herself. I feel a little choked up by this one.
I would call this the "All Else Failed" oil...when life is just a mess (hello, Saturn return...) it will reassure you and give you some hope and a :P
Posted 05 April 2005 - 07:31 AM
But this Water of Notre dame is not overly aquatic so i decided to give it a try.
Soooo good, peaceful, comforting and general pleasant smelling!!!
The best thing? It's longlasting and strong and in the evening it mellows to a soft powdery scent that even the BF likes :D
I will need a 5ml for spring/summer
ETA: Without going in details : it worked some miracles, especiallly on paperwork etc. Whatever/whoever spirit that helps me, i am so gratefull :P
This post has been edited by quinkel: 13 July 2005 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:02 AM
As opposed to Black broom blends which ARE, I understand, blended to have magikal properties, are these voodoo oils imbued with the same if used with the proper intent?
Hopefully this one will find a new love in it's new home. On a positive note, Doves heart did NOT go odd on me, That is my next review :P
Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:13 AM
Wet ~ This smells like the Zoo. Have you ever been to the Woodland Park Zoo in the Spring or Summer, when the plants are in the bloom and the Butterfly Garden is at full throttle? Or perhaps at the Conservatory in Volunteer Park? This is a slightly humid but very realistic floral.
Drying ~ Oh, lordy. It'd become a nasty, overpoweringly strong floral. I bet that my three main florals -- gardenia, rose and jasmine -- were dumped into this puppy. waah!
Drydown ~ Well, the jumble has died down into something coherent -- a single floral note has risen above the rest. Problem is, I don't know enough about flowers to do it justice. A narcissus? Lotus backed with a very light rose? It's okay for a floral, though I don't have a bead on it.
Dry ~ Now I'm beginning to understand the name: this is coming off as an aquatic floral, waters still enough to have flowers growing on top. Again, lotus? Seems a little strong for that ... oh, hey - I bet that this is narcissus. Oh, yum. This may have been worth putting up with the drying stage.
Fade ~ Narcissus and aquatics, all the way down. How I flippin' suffer. :P
Final thoughts ~ This is not going in my swaps pile, but I need to play with it at other times of the month before I can tell how plagued Ill be by the strong floral attack. Yummy payoff, though.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 11:10 PM
On the skin, its very powerful and a little goes a long way. The overall smell doesn't change, and I find it very pleasant.
Overall, I love this blend. I'm definetly adding it to my 5ml wishlist. Very soothing, very calming.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 11:02 AM
Ok. In the bottle I'm getting fresh/floral/aquatic and yes calming.
reading the reviews when I read, violets, I said YES! especially the pale purple sweets we used to have as kids (parma violets) when I read clover I said YES! I get those notes to. As it settles I'm getting a hint of those and after a while freshly cut grass :P but don't take my word it could be the clover association throwing my nose.
Definately a big bottle oil for summer.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 12:57 AM
I was doubtful about the effects of the Voodoo oils, but in this case at least I'm completely convinced.
I love the way it smells, too. I'm terrible at picking out notes, but when I first smelled this I imediately thought of grapefruits. I have no idea why, since it's been years since I've knowingly been within a hundred yards of a grapefruit. :P Whatever is actually in this I like it a lot.
Posted 13 May 2005 - 10:37 PM
On Skin: Light floral, either violet or lavender. Also a light aquatic ozone note hiding in the background. Also something citrus, maybe lemon? Very feminine and relaxing. The aquatic notes turn a bit soapy as all aquatic and ozone scent do on me…
Posted 18 May 2005 - 09:54 AM
In the vial: Violet, aquatics, and a hint of fruitiness (the melon that other reviewers have mentioned, perhaps?)
On me: No more melon, just violet and aquatics. A cool, floral scent. I bought this to use as a perfume, but it definitely lives up to its description. Very soothing, very calming.
Another big bottle for me. Hee!
Posted 23 May 2005 - 05:24 PM
Alas, I wasn't really able to tell if the blend would give its desired calming effect, since I found this mystery note strangely disturbing.
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Posted 15 June 2005 - 04:47 PM
I was on my way to bed, so I decided to let it continue to evolve and see if that rotting scent would morph again. Restless anxious dreams for a couple of hours, then wide awake at 2am, the scent having morphed into a very strong white floral -- tuberose? -- with that undercurrent of decay. I'm going to try it again on a locket or something, because chemically we are not a good mix! I almost didn't post this, but I was curious if anyone else got that bad-vase-water reaction.
Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:22 PM
Even though most people seem to agree that this is a "green" scent, my initial impression is aquatic floral. I'm smelling lily.
Crap. There has to be lily in this, because all I'm getting is handsoap. I so wish I were getting green or fresh, or anything else. Unfortunately, it's just soapy for me.
After about 5 minutes it does that thing that lily tends to do on me - which is turn into soap+fresh grass. Fresh definitely - in that soap kind of way, but I am sure this isn't how it normally smells. Lily just hates me.
If lilys don't get along with your chemistry, this might not work out for you. But, don't take my word for it, since we're all different, you never know!
Posted 17 June 2005 - 04:56 PM
I think this might work.
I was very cranky this am - much futile errand running. So, when I got home I put this on.
Did not like it at first - there was a weird sharpness and a sort of random "ick" that I got.
Reading reviews, I realize that it's the violets. I hate that. BUT, I can wear this. It goes powdery and watery all at the same time, and it is incedibly soothing. I want to nap, I'm relaxed, I have been told I'm very helpful and nice today (over the phone).
It's a keeper - it makes me feel like I'm floating on a calm, cool pond.
Seriously, I could really nap right now. This might be a good oil for drifting off to sleep.
Posted 23 June 2005 - 12:50 AM
I would call this a yellow-green aquatic, rather than just a green one. Unfortunately, with my body chemistry, anything yellow-green ends up smelling of cleaning fluid. Compared to the other aquatics I was comparing (Tempest and Kingsport), this was lacking the ozone aspect, which made it a lighter scent as far as thickness goes, not necessarily strength or throw.
I'm not sure about the effects, since in general I am not a very high-stress person. I will happily swap this with someone who can use it more than I can. :P
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