Flower Moon 09
In the bottle:
quite different to Honey Moon, this is a light yet snappy wildflower honey, a bit like O.Wet on skin:
gradually the flowers surface from the honey.Dry on skin:
sharp O-like honey and an unusual floral mixture that Iím not sure about, but itís interesting. It reminds me a bit of the original Flower Moon, in that it has that melony nectar sweetness to it, but thereís something to the flowery scent that Iím not sure about. Maybe itís the jasmine going bad on me, but thereís a sharp or bitter aspect to this floral that Iím not keen on. I canít really smell the individual nuances of the different flowers, other than a mash-up of sweet wildflowers and dried petals with something heady. I was also expecting a sweeter honey, like the magnificent glowing honey in Honey Moon and Hony Mone, but itís not like that. itís a tart honey, and Iím not sure I like it much. Iíll see what happens, as I got a similar reaction with Mead Moonís honey, and it sweetened.After a while:
oh, this seems to improve! Rather nicely too. itís still not as wonderful as Honey Moon, the honey is still quite sharp and edgy, a pollen-y honey rather than a sticky sweet one. But the flowers are much nicer now. And surprisingly, it seems to be the jasmine thatís turning really nice here! It reminds me of the lovely jasmine scent I got in the first release of the Perfumed Garden, the jasmine that smelt just like Lushís Fairy Jasmine. This has a similar thing going on, and I like that. Some of the other flowers are trying to turn soapy, but I hope the honeyed jasmine wins. It reminds me of Biggercritters with honey.
The scent then becomes a little bitter, I think the wisteria is kicking in. that can be a problem note, and itís spoiling the pretty jasmine and honey scent.Verdict:
I was hoping this would be like Honey Moon, but sadly it didnít come close. The honey here was a little too sharp and not the gloopy golden rich sweet honey from Honey Moon or Hony Mone. Itís more like the sharp herbal honey from Osun, I think. The scent did improve a little as the jasmine strengthened-and thatís a good thing, because the jasmine in here is actually really nice, not at all a sharp vicious floral. I really hoped this would be a pure honey and jasmine scent, but other flowers-possibly the wisteria and wildflowers-got in the way, turning bitter and soapy and clashing with the gorgeous honeyed jasmine. so ultimately this wasnít a keeper for me. itís a shame because itís my birth moon, so Iím a little sad that this didnít work out. It wasnít horrible, but it didnít work on me either.Emoticon rating:
Is it a keeper?
No, unfortunately.If you like this, try:
O, Osun, Mead Moon, Morpho, Hony Mone, Biggercritters, Eos