Wolfsbane Rappaccini's Garden, disc. 3/18/14
Posted 21 August 2004 - 06:41 PM
very, very woody, with a bite.
Posted 28 August 2004 - 01:16 AM
But after 2 hours it's completely disappeared. I can't smell it at all!!! Oh NO! The werewolves are going to get me!!
This post has been edited by xoe: 28 August 2004 - 05:09 AM
Posted 04 September 2004 - 01:47 AM
on my skin: Ooh, this makes me think of that Neil Gaimen children's book The Wolves In The Walls. I feel like I'm in an old, old, old house and there are wolves lurking around in the house. It's totally creepy and great. I love it. I can't pick out any notes aside from wood, though...
This is an oil I'll wear once in a while when the mood takes me...I really like this a lot. It reminds me of the scary stories I used to read when I was a little kid. I'll wear it to bed tonight and see how it effects my dreams.
Huh...I just read xoe's comment about it smelling like rice pudding and by jove, she's right!! Weeeiiirrddd...
Posted 12 September 2004 - 02:44 AM
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Posted 13 September 2004 - 08:25 PM
It reminded me slightly of a greener Kostnice--I get resins and woods confused. This one is for my sister and her love of Remus Lupin, the werewolf from Harry Potter--he was always trying to fight his werewolf nature; maybe this would help?
Posted 17 September 2004 - 07:46 PM
I think I'm weird.
Posted 23 September 2004 - 08:48 AM
Just might get a bigger bottle!
Posted 26 September 2004 - 07:38 PM
Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:41 PM
Alas, the oil is making my arm burn.
Posted 28 September 2004 - 03:41 PM
These notes stay fairly true and strong throughout the drydown , although things become a bit sweeter at the bottom. I believe that's sandalwood.
There is a poisonous, astringent sting in all of Beth's herbal blends that I just love.
Posted 29 September 2004 - 11:58 AM
Wet, on my skin: Uh oh. I smell civet...and roses. I usually HATE fragrances containing civet and rose does not usually like my body chemistry. But...
I actually do like this! Not enough to buy a big bottle, but I'll definitely use and enjoy the imp!
This post has been edited by Scylla: 29 September 2004 - 11:59 AM
Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:07 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 01:41 PM
The follow-through is wild roses, the kind you find out in the woods in October that are brown-red and no bigger than your thumbnail.
Wolfsbane is okay on me, and really wafts nicely off the husband...
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:59 PM
Wearing: More piney on my skin, and the dark-forest aura is simultaneously beautiful and creepy. I like this a lot more than I expected to. It’s weirdly comforting. I’m not sure what it says about me that I find a dark-creepy-forest scent comforting… :P but there you go. About ten minutes in, there’s a rose, a white rose, blooming palely in the shadow of the wood. And, gosh darn it, as it dries the rose just takes over. I liked the dark forest. :D
Posted 17 October 2004 - 06:57 PM
Today, I tried it after checking the reviews (still thinking it might have been mislabeled) and I finally got the smallest bite of green, and a second later, I'm back to pink, rosy, fluffy baby powder.
Edited for poor spelling and to add that I tried Wolsbane again today, and it seems much more green and herbal than before. It's still a little bit rosy, especially after it dries, but with more of an edge. What an odd blend! It's different every time I try it--and I keep liking it more and more! I wish I could think of what the green note is, though, It smells really familiar, I just can't quite remember what it is... :P
This post has been edited by Gin: 09 February 2005 - 11:08 PM
Posted 17 October 2004 - 07:12 PM
I didn't really like it.. it was just a little too piney for me.
Posted 19 October 2004 - 05:27 AM
Preconceived notions: This one is at the top of my list of “poisonous” scents to try. Part of it is that it sounds like one of the earthier ones, which I definitely prefer to floral. Another part is that I know of the herb wolfsbane, and due to Harry Potter, know all its different names (Aconite, monkshood, etc.). Finally, there’s the Harry Potter reference itself - I have to admit, I really like Snape. He’s by far my favorite character in the books because he’s constantly blurring the nice and straightforward line between good and evil, from the first book on. Also, even if Snape weren’t a factor, potions would be my favorite class, which is why I even have a "poisonous" category of scents I want to try!
Okay, I’m done being a Harry Potter fan. On with the review:
In the vial: Definitely a very sneaky, mysterious green scent.
First whiff: Very pungent herbal smell, which I love. In a few minutes: I’m in fits of delight - this is mysterious, green, vile stuff that makes me feel dangerous and exotic. There’s something slithery in it mixed up with the pungent herbal smell. It wafts fairly well, too.
In less than 15 minutes, I get something new. Roses? Am I smelling roses? Bitter green roses? Hmm... I think this might be a weird body chemistry issue. It’s okay, but I liked the non-rose pungent green beginning smell, especially with all the slithering white misty vapors... They’re all gone, and now there’s this rose.
Half an hour after first putting it on: Still rosy, still green, still strong. And the vapors are back - yay! (but I still wish the rose would go away).
An hour after: Things are pretty much still the same, and beginning to fade.
Final impressions: I really like everything about this except the rose. Since it’s ‘that time of the month’, I’ll give it another shot.
This post has been edited by Witch's Dagger: 19 October 2004 - 05:30 AM
Posted 29 October 2004 - 09:38 PM
Deep woods...juniper and pine needles and a hint of loamy soil. It's a very clean, peaceful scent. It reminds me of the deepest reaches of hte woods: serene and untouched. It's not herbal the way I would have imagined it to be, but rather it's unequivocably woodsy. This is looking very promising. :D
Wet on skin:
It's very woodsy for the first few seconds and then starts turning green and slightly herbal. The woods are still there, but I feel like I'm sitting on the forest floor with the wild floor-dwelling plants rather than smelling the trees. This is pretty, but not nearly as piney as I'd like.
The herbal scent has remained, almost drowning out the woodsiness. It's still pretty and still reminds me of the forest, but it's more like I would have imagined something called Wolfsbane to smell like. I miss the intense woodsiness of the first couple of minutes, but this is still lovely. :D
The bottom line:
I'd prefer a more woodsy scent, but this is quite nice. It's not too herbal, but it has just enough greeness to it to fit the name. This is a really interesting scent that I can see myself wearing quite often.
Posted 13 November 2004 - 02:37 PM
I feel comforted. :P
Posted 15 November 2004 - 12:56 PM
In the bottle:
Spicy roses, something green...
Wet on skin:
Roses and baby powder.
Unfortunately, this is all I get from this one. I love the spicy rose smell I get at first, but I just can't do roses.
I so wanted this to be like review Penance gave it...especially wet...Oh, well.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:53 AM
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Posted 23 November 2004 - 06:37 PM
Once on, several different notes pop out. There's a fresh lemony scent, pleasant and not too citrusy. Underneath there's an earthy quality, a bit like fresh dirt with a metallic edge that mingles nicely with the lemon. Something green hovers in the background. This is quite an interesting oil and it wears well. I'm not sure if I'd buy a bottle but I'll use up the imp.