Vast open tents have been erected further down the lane. Ornately carved wooden poles support swaths of drooping black lace and blood-crusted burgundy velvet. Grapevines and ivy creep over the beams in the tent and curl like cocoons around bodies that hang upside-down in the caliginous gloom of the tents. Within the shadows, pale figures recline on divans covered in moldering, frayed fabric. As you pass, a feral, white-haired man hoists a tall-stemmed crystal glass of deep red liquid in a toast to you.
Blood accord, bitter clove, English ivy, Tempranillo grape, red currant, oak, leather, blackberry leaf, and ginger lily.
This is my first review. Hope this thread doesn't already exist somewhere..?
In the bottle:
Rating (1-5): 5
Notes: blood accord, Tempranillo grape, red currants
Comment: It's slightly metallic and very fruity, which I absolutely love. I like it when I smell edible! Everything else is underneath those. I'm very partial to the sweet notes which is probably why I notice those first.
Wet on skin: After 5-10 minutes.
Rating (1-5): 5
Notes: Bitter clove, oak, leather
Comment: The clove is now noticeable, but somewhat faint which is unusual for me. The other more masculine notes (oak, leather, etc.) have now balanced out the strong sweeter notes.
Dry on skin: After 1 Hr.
Rating (1-5): 4
Notes: Tempranillo grape, ginger lily, blackberry leaf
Scent Intensity: 2
Comment: Smell has faded considerably. I really wish the intensity of the first 30 minutes would last longer like others do because it's a really fantastic scent. You can only notice it if your nose is directly on my skin. Because it doesn't last as long as others I've tried, I may have to get a backup bottle for this so I know I'll have enough to last a while!
Duration: 2-3 Hrs.
Keyword(s): Gourmand; metallic fruit
Smells like: Coagulated blood wine.
Edited by Shollin, 02 July 2008 - 12:45 AM.