Prunella Marchen, discontinued: 2/22/13
Posted 09 March 2010 - 03:58 AM
Strong plum with a hint of florals. There's got to be some babys breath in here! This is a very summer blend. I'm not getting any cream though. As it dries, the wildflowers take over, and that's all i'm left with.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 01:39 AM
Wet: The cream... clots? I don't really know a metaphor here for the scent of cream. It's a thick sort of scent right off the bat. Like a floral flavoured cream for a dessert. A plum cake, of course, because the plum is definitely present although a little pre-occupied at the moment.
Dry: I've always been kind of like, "I dunno, I just want to try it because I have the vaguest feeling it will smell like fresh hell on me" when it came to Prunella. I was dead wrong. This is a gorgeous, soft, frilly, incredibly feminine sort of scent. The cream is perfectly lush and warm, the plum adds the faintest tart sweetness and the wildflowers keep it from being exceedingly foody. It's a skin close, warm weather, extremely girly sort of scent. Something for sundresses and sandals and summer breezes.
Throw: Mild to moderate.
Overall: Well, that was a surprise. A surprise that has shot all the way to the top of my big bottle list. This is gorgeous.
Posted 10 August 2010 - 02:54 AM
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 02:22 PM
Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:28 AM
Wet: plums and cream with a breath of chamomile and bellflower or something?
Drydown: much much more herbal and plum, with a slight creaminess left over. I wish I knew what's in the wildflower mix.. this is driving me nuts! Smells lovely though!
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Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:59 PM
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Posted 11 December 2010 - 02:51 AM
Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:15 PM
On: Amazing. Lovely fresh flowers and plum, with a coating of cream. So pretty.
1 hour in: Very, very powdery and sweet. Mostly cream.
2 hours in: Pretty. Powdery and sweet cream.
3 hours in: Powdery, sweet, with a bit of spice.
Overall: This is OK on me, but not as incredible as I thought it would be.
Posted 09 March 2011 - 10:22 PM
I have no idea what could be causing this - maybe the wildflower blend includes lots of dianthus or wallflowers and I'm amping them?
Posted 10 March 2011 - 02:09 AM
Posted 15 March 2011 - 09:57 PM
I didn't think I was going to like this, but I'm pleasantly surprised--I don't dislike it, certainly. When I was younger, I kept a bottle of lilac essential oil in my bathroom that I would wear sometimes, and this reminds me of that--sweet, floral, purple. It's very, very feminine--a little too feminine for me, in fact, which is why I don't love it. Also very strong with a good through, which is worth remembering because some of my favorites are lighter and require slathering. This is a bit incensey, also.
It's very...purple. And I love purple, but royal purple and burgundy. This verges on pink. Will wear when I'm feeling utterly and uncompromisingly feminine and playful, but for normal use I'm looking for something more dry and sophisticated.
EDIT: I may have posted too soon. This suddenly morphed completely and got hella complicated. That came from left field. It's soapy, but OK...not so sweet anymore. Greener, spicier. This is nicer.
That was impressive. Of the several imps I've tried on this first order of mine, none of the others have morphed so impressively, nor into something that I like better than the wet phase.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:31 PM
ETA: about an hour later, i kind of like this, against my better judgment. i think i could wear it in winter and like it a lot. so i will keep my imp. the plum is only slightly plasticky now, and it's kind of a comforting scent.
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 03:41 PM
Wet: Green fields of wildflowers, much less floral than I expected.
Dry: The flowers have faded, allowing a stain of juicy plum to come out. Light, gently sweetened by cream.
Verdict: Unfortunately my nose recognizes most plum scents as generic-holiday-candle-smell. Prunella is pretty, sweet & light, but the candle association gets me every time.
Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:00 PM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:04 PM
Imp: Very sweet and plummy. Could swear I detected some nutty rice pudding but maybe I hallucinated because I remembered rice pudding as an ingredient and not cream. Slightest hint of florals.
Wet: Wow, this smells like actual plums! Not sweet and cheap like IKEA candles but actually.. yes, plummy with a hint of fruity greenness, a sharp tangy note.
Dry: This is a plum single note on me. No flowers, no cream. Quite nice and not too overwhelming but also a bit boring.
Posted 03 September 2011 - 03:39 AM
In imp: Ooh smells beautiful. Very sweet and serene and a bit of tart spunk hiding in the background. I faintly smell the cream, but mainly juicy plum.
On wet: Mmm. Smells just like a marshmallow that's been dipped in freshly squeezed plum juice on one side.
Dry: This is beautiful. Soft and billowy and relaxed and a tad mischevious and playful. Oh wow, I need a bottle! I would wear this a lot. It's very relaxed yet feminine and cute as well. The plum is lovely and has a mysterious flirtatiousness to it. I was not disappointed with this one. It's better than I expected. I'll update later on throw and longevity.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 11:59 AM
On me: This reminds me of something.. I can't put my finger on it but I have smelled this before! It's very floral with a creamy, coconut vanilla undertone that I want more of!
Hour later: This is a fresh floral with cream. A tiny hint of vanilla and powder. It's a floral that I can actually wear without getting a migraine, very happy with this!
On the downside it fades very quickly, two hours in I can barely smell it if I press my nose against my wrist.
Posted 04 November 2011 - 10:01 PM
In the imp: Wow, green! Wildflowers and green...where's the plum?
Wet on me: Ah, here's the plums, but green ones...and more wildflowers and more green, very tart. Much more wildflower than plum, even green plum.
Half an hour in: The cream and ripe plum finally appear, smoothing out the tartness. I like it, but not as much as I thought I would :blush: .
Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:44 PM
Imp: A creamy, sugary plum scent overlaid with wildflowers. Does it exactly what it says on the tin! :D
Wet: Fresh wildflowers, sweet cream and sugar, and a hint of plums that, instead of smelling juicy, smell almost green instead. :heart: Right now this is strongly reminding me of something else but I'm not sure what. Right now this is a very pretty, feminine scent while not actually being either foody or floral. Oh! I think I know. The green plums/floral combo actually reminds me a little of a sweeter, creamier Poisoned Apple.
Dry: The same creamy green-fruit and soft-florals scent. It'll have to death match against Poisoned Apple for who wins the 5mL prize, but I predict slathering!
Posted 03 December 2011 - 02:50 PM
Unfortunately, Prunella on my skin wet is a dead ringer for that scent. I'm not getting the plums, I'm not getting the cream, and I'm not really getting floral, just that funky dead perfume smell. Cross fingers that the drydown morphs spectacularly and lets me smell what Prunella really should be.
After twenty minutes: The funky dead-perfume smell has faded away, and I'm getting a bit of plum and cream now. Which is a plus. On the other hand, it's now one of the scents that I have to bury my nose into my wrist to even detect.
Sorry, Prunella, you really aren't working well on me. Off to swaps.
Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:11 AM
Anyway, Prunella smells exactly how I remember that, except creamier. I'm definitely not a fan of this scent but it is true to it's description. Unfortunately it does not work for me and sometimes I think I can smell a wet paper, cardboard kind of quality to it. I'll definitely be swapping this one.
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Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:30 AM