Follow Me Boy The Conjure Bag
Posted 22 August 2004 - 05:57 AM
Now .. Jason's first thought when we opened the box and saw this one in out mix of imps was 'Why'd Beth give us that one?' Teasing him, I said 'Maybe she knows something we don't?' But after rereading the description, I feel better about her choice to add this one into our package.
Sweet. Lemony .. but a sugary lemony, at first sniff. The oil itself is a sunny lemon-yellow color. Sniffing again, it's almost like a light honey. Almost like honeyed dusting powder. Lovely. Slightly warm smelling for such a light, bright scent.
I put it on, and it seemed to even feel warm then. It's sweet, but not in the same way as Juju. Somewhat powdery. I can definitely see the sensuality in this oil. I imagine a 'woman of ill repute' dusting this on in powder form before stepping out of her boudoir in a low cut gown with a hip-high slit. she makes the good money, because the men she seduces can smell her coming a mile away, and they like what they smell.
Posted 24 August 2004 - 06:20 PM
On me: Instant dirty diaper. No lemon, no sweet, just... ugh.
Posted 31 August 2004 - 04:44 AM
On: Still sweet, spring flowers, with a strong green note creeping in underneath, but in a good way. It reminds me of a sunny spring day, working in my flower garden, with the sweet scent of fresh cut grass floating on the breeze.
Posted 02 September 2004 - 12:04 AM
We'll see if the boys come a'runnin...
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Posted 03 September 2004 - 03:32 AM
t3andcrumpets, on Aug 24 2004, 02:20 PM, said:
On me: Instant dirty diaper. No lemon, no sweet, just... ugh.
Ditto. The first BPAL I have ever had to scrub off just because I couldn't stand the smell.
Perhaps a message to not wear a love potion on a blind date I have high hopes for next week?
Posted 05 September 2004 - 10:19 PM
Apart from commenting that it smells nice, he's had no particular affinity for it -- which makes sense to me. DH could not be more devoted than he already is, and requires no olfactory cues.
In the wet oil, I'm picking up Southern florals: jasmine or lotus, honeysuckle, maybe some roses, maybe some licorice. It smells yummy to me, and the dry down is like sugared petals -- say, a white cake with edible flowers.
It also vaguely reminds me of the original Johnson's baby lotion formula, which my mother once told me was a sexy scent. And you can bet I changed the subject after that revelation.
Posted 14 September 2004 - 04:12 AM
In the bottle: Nope, I wasn't thrilled, because it was very strongly floral to me. jasmine, definately jasmine, which I like in a flower, but not on me.
But it morphed on my skin instantly to sweet powder, and yes I see both the sweet white cake imagery and the baby powder.
funny thing? I like it. the jasmine is softened by the powder smell--could that be a type of musk?
Now if it just does what it is supposed to do.... :P
Posted 18 September 2004 - 11:40 PM
It does make me feel sexy, though!
Posted 20 September 2004 - 04:24 PM
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Posted 10 October 2004 - 07:33 PM
at first: the lab tossed this in as an extra. this smells kind of sharp, and then kind of sweet, but it's definitely an herbal scent.
on: this reminds me of something, but i can't figure out what. like being on vacation with a bunch of kids and their parents on a humid summer day.
1 hour later: like a combination of sunscreen and insect spray...but in a good way, if that makes any sense. the smell of being outside on a humid afternoon in a forest preserve.
2 hours later: still the same as earlier. this really brings back memories of family vacations and picnics.
3 hours later: this is a little sweeter now, like the above scents, but while i'm eating some cheap ice cream with one of those flat little wooden spoons.
overall: i don't know how well this one will end up working, but i like the smell, just for the nostalgia. i'll probably end up getting another imp of this when i finish off this one.
Posted 13 October 2004 - 09:03 AM
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Posted 15 October 2004 - 02:30 PM
I got the honey-lemon smell at first, then it develops that powdery note. I really like it though, and normally I don't like the powdery ones. My husband was completely unimpressed with it, but it makes me feel sexy and feminine.
Posted 17 October 2004 - 04:32 AM
Posted 21 October 2004 - 04:55 PM
I apparently don't have problems with civet, if that's in here as some people said. I didn't get any nasty smells or weird chemistry changes from it. Follow Me Boy started out very sweet and pleasant and then dried down to powdery, floral sweetness. It was nice, but not overwhelming on my skin.
Posted 03 November 2004 - 09:37 PM
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Posted 12 November 2004 - 08:01 PM
Wearing: Hoooooooly cats. Wow. This is YUM. Sultry-sweet and warm and slinky and deserving of a two-syllable DAMN. The sort of scent I think I maybe shouldn't have put on just before leaving for work... I am so wearing this for my boy next time I see him.
Posted 19 November 2004 - 05:19 AM
No, no discernable reaction from boy. But then, how do you tell Follow Me Boy reaction from I*m Not Going To See You For Six Weeks reaction? :P
Posted 21 November 2004 - 10:01 PM
Follow Me Boy almost immediately turned powdery on my skin but had an undertone of sweetness. It was nice but did not particularly stand out.
After a couple of minutes, I had an extremely painful rash wherever I had applied the perfume. It was unbearable and I tried to wash it off. The red marks on my skin remained along with a faint powdery scent.
I have NEVER had this reaction with any BPAL blend and it was very disconcerting. I wish I knew what ingredient caused this reaction so I could avoid it in the future.
Posted 27 November 2004 - 06:28 PM
I was expecting something much more seductive and musky, which this definitely is not. My first impression was, "It's Hana!" I used to wear that Aveda scent in the summer, but gave it up because it faded so quickly. Follow Me Boy has a similar mix of warm yet bright florals. It is a nice, happy scent, but it never seemed to merge with my chemistry. It always seemed to sit on top of my skin, instead of adapting and reacting to my body chemistry. In that way, it's one of the few BPALs I've tried that smell nearly the same on skin as they do in the vial.
I like this one, but don't love it. I tend to only wear ones I love on dates, so I can't say yet whether or not it lives up to its promise. I'll have to wear it around a large group of men at some point and see what happens!
Posted 27 November 2004 - 10:21 PM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 06:18 PM
Posted 29 November 2004 - 09:44 PM
It is a very warm scent on me, that surprisingly manages to be bold and soft at the same time. It is powdery, incensey, fruity, floral, delicious!
I spent all morning trying to identify the fruity and floral notes. I could detect some rose and maybe some red fruit, but it was not berries... and then it hit me: Follow me Boy on me smells exactly like Persephone with some incense added. Since Persephone is one of my favourite BPALs, no wonder I like Follow me Boy so much.
I really love this. It made me feel energized and confident from the very minute I applied it. I never thought I would fall in love with a Voodoo blend (since I see them as being primarily for ritual purposes), but this one goes straight on my 5ml list :P
Posted 08 December 2004 - 07:17 PM
On me: Crap. When I opened the imp this splashed all over my face, and my lips and eyelids are BURNING. Excuse me while I wash up.
Thank goodness that didn't get in my eyes!
Carrying on, I'm guessing there's some frangipani or jasmine in this. None of the lemon others have mentioned....the scent improved dramtically from bottle to skin but there are too many objectionable florals for this to work. Lotus, magnolia, maybe honeysuckle? That would be my stab at its elements.