White Chocolate and Strawberry Lupercalia 2009: Box of Chocolates (1/10/09-3/13/09)
Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:35 PM
This smells exactly like fresh, plump strawberries with a thin shell of creamy white chocolate. Beth is a genius.
Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:44 PM
I'm not sure how much I like it though, since it is a bit sweet for me. I'm so happy I got to try it though and might track down a full decant for when I need my sweet fix.
Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:15 PM
After the first few minutes this turned into strawberry milk. No kidding. You know that strawberry syrup you can buy I think it's Quick or something and you mix it into milk like you would chocolate syrup? That's this exactly. Sooooo goooood! I think I like it even more than the violet chocolate. I looooove it!
Posted 26 February 2009 - 07:22 PM
EEEEE! This is a fresh strawberry dipped in cream and sugar. I don't get a lot of chocolate but HOO BOY. This is delicious and so realistic!
Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:52 AM
Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:53 AM
In the bottle: OH dear. It smells very similar to the others and there is no hint of strawberry.
On me: the strawberry begins to come out and the chocolate goes from a milk choc smell to more of a creamy white chocolate. After about five minutes or so it becomes a wonderful strawberry cream, like strawberry pocky almost. I can definitely live with that.
Overall: If all the white chocolates turn out like that, I wish I had ordered more than just this one. It's a lovely creamy scent that I will be happy to wear.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:36 AM
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:50 PM
on: GUAVA....where the heck is guava coming from...dear goddess.....must wash off as it's making me sick.
what a surprise. i was hoping to have strawberries & cream...but GUAVA!?!? WTF??? skin chemistry????
this has to go to someone who might love it and not turn it into tropical fruit
Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:19 PM
Wet it is white chocolate and strawberry.
Dry it is true to its name.
On me initially the throw is all chocolate, and the strawberry clings close to the skin. But as it wears it becomes a nuch more balanced blend.
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:05 AM
The only other strawberry scent I've got is Floating Brain ( ), which sadly has a slightly bitter/burned/plastic tinge at times (my skin is not so nice to cake), but this is perfectly edible.
This post has been edited by MisterShrapnel: 10 March 2009 - 02:35 AM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:15 PM
Holy crap- this is real strawberries dipped in milk chocolate! It strongly reminds me of cream savers. Nice throw and wear length (4 hours!!!).
This smells more milk chocolately to me than bliss, milk chocolate buttercream or any other chocolates I've tried. It's not too heavy or thick- in fact it's ver light and I can see how the above reviewer said it smells a little like a strawberry milk shake becuase it's very smoothe. LOVE!!!
Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:04 PM
This is the only strawberry blend from the Lab that I have tried, and the yum factor at the beginning makes me want to try more!
This post has been edited by Indig0: 05 March 2009 - 08:04 PM
Posted 08 March 2009 - 11:53 AM
In the imp: milk chocolate and a hint of strawberry flavoured lollipop.
Wet on skin: now the strawberry is misbehaving…what the? It’s turning to rubber?
Dry on skin: nooooo! This smells just like white chocolate and horrid weird burnt rubber on me. it’s especially heartbreaking because I can smell true genuine white choc and strawberry in here as well! it tastes just like strawberries covered in Belgian white choc, and I mean, spot on. But then that burnt rubber gets in the way and ruins it. I have a feeling this is my cycle doing this. I need to try this one again in about a week or two. (second try-yup, no rubber. Sharp strawberry, but nothing unpleasant. It is indeed a cyclical thing.)
After a while: thankfully that weird note is gone after five minutes, and miraculously, the strawberry in here isn’t turning to sugared acid on me. it smells just like strawberries. In fact, this smells just like some chocolate I ate recently-white choc with dried strawberries. It smells almost identical to that. I am impressed at how genuine the white choc note is in here…creamy, cocoa-buttery, and sweet.
This then transforms into something even more delicious-white chocolate and strawberry ice cream! It reminds me of those ice lollies that have strawberry ice cream covered with white choc, or like the finest white chocolate and strawberry ice creams swirled together. The scent gets creamier and more chocolaty at drydown before turning to pure white choc with a touch of strawberry sugar.
Verdict: though this started on an uneasy introduction, this then transformed into my dream white chocolate and strawberry scent. This is white choc and strawberry. Pure and simple. And perfect. This is hands down my favourite of the Chocolate Box. Creamy and very authentic smelling sweet creamy white chocolate with a strawberry that, for once, behaves on my skin. I think the creamy white choc is keeping it under control. It smells good enough to eat, and the best thing about this scent? It reminds me of a wonderful ice cream I had in Sicily, one scoop of strawberry (with real fruit), one scoop of the most delicious white choc ice cream ever (it had huge chunks of chocolate in it). Oh yes, this is why I bought this scent. I am not disappointed. In fact I feel the urge to buy another bottle or two.
Is it a keeper? yes! I need to stockpile.
If you like this, try: Beaver Moon 07, I Fell in Love with a Floating Brain, White Choc and Sugared Violets, White Choc Marshmallow and Coconut, Bon Vivant
Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:31 PM
Wet: some chocolate, but it seems to be more like milk chocolate; there's a sharp note that might be a hint of strawberries coming through, and also a hint of a creamy note that could be the white chocolate
The dry-down: the chocolate note still seems to be somewhere between white and milk; the strawberries are coming out more -- close to what a white-and-milk-chocolate-coated strawberry ought to smell like
Later: a couple of hours on, the scent is still there, but faint and fading fast
Much later: three hours after the Later, and if I put my nose to my wrist, the creamy strawberries are still there. This might be a nice scent for spring or summer. May have to rethink ordering a bottle of this.
The notes that I could detect are mostly that combo between milk and white chocolate, the strawberries, and a touch of cream that is probably the white chocolate.
It's a lovely scent to be sure, and I'm glad that the strawberry note seems to be light and delicate, and doesn't turn plastic, or fake, so it's not similar to the strawberry (food) topping one finds that is totally artificial. At the same time, as much as I like this oil, it faded fast. Not really sure that it's bottle-worthy for me, but if you like white chocolate and strawberries, this is a really good but delicate oil.
I used to love white chocolate (the food), but I find now that it's really too sweet for me. I prefer a 60% dark without being too overly sweet.
Edit to add: I tried this again, and although it still seems to fade fast, I loved it more each time. So much so, that when I went to GA WC, I made off with two bottles! This is now my spring go-to oil. As an LE, it could be difficult and/or expensive to find later, and I have fallen in love with it that much.
This post has been edited by thekittenkat: 16 March 2009 - 11:02 PM
Posted 12 March 2009 - 03:29 AM
Wet on skin: Very strong white chocolate and strawberries. Both scents are true and do not smell plasticy or fake.
Dry on skin: no change.
Hour later: the scent has faded, and the strawberry note has gone a little plasticy.
Verdict: Not going to get a bottle. It's too sweet, I just wanted to try it.
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:24 AM
This strawberry is almost identical to the strawberry that Isle of Eden uses, which is the repeat offender in my strawberry issues. As soon as it hit my skin, I knew it wouldn't work.
Went green, then metallic and then I washed it off. *sigh*