Velvet Pink Kitty The Salon April Fool's Exhibit (4/1/09-6/1/09): Velvet Paintings
Posted 11 April 2009 - 05:43 PM
In the bottle and wet: Oh hi gin! The juniper scent really jumps out and tweaks your nose.
Dry: This reminds me of my great-grandmother's martinis-- she'd pour a glass of gin and wave the vermouth bottle over her glass and call it good. Scared me for a bit as martinis always smelled like motor oil when I was a kid. However, this martini has been garnished with a strawberry and stirred with a swizzle stick of rock candy-- a tart and sweet fruity tone that balances out the juniper. I can't say it blends together. It is rather like wearing two scents but they compliment each other nicely. This brings to mind a picture of a Anne Margaret in a vintage 50's dress, wearing pearls and white pumps after labor day, sipping from a martini glass in one hand and a long black cigarette holder in the other. Total vintage cocktail party!
Love it but I'd be afraid to wear it while driving. I'm too klutzy to pass a field sobriety test and if the 5-0 takes a whiff of me, they'd never believe I'm not soused
Posted 11 April 2009 - 05:58 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 06:28 PM
Must not gnaw wrist.
Must not gnaw wrist.
Nom nom nom...
This post has been edited by MelanieSuzanne: 11 April 2009 - 06:47 PM
Posted 11 April 2009 - 06:57 PM
On my skin, it's the same wet and dry...strawberries and cream with a dash of booze. Definitely a pink scent.
Posted 11 April 2009 - 10:54 PM
wet: this is much nicer than swank. where swank is strong and nearly overpowering, the strawberry scent (which normally goes horribly wrong on me) makes this more like a drink with a scoop of ice cream floating in it. it's very playful.
dry: this dries to a nice, creamy booze scent. soft and yummy.
Posted 12 April 2009 - 03:06 PM
On my skin: Woah, hello booze! No officer, I have NOT been drinking!!
A little too boozy for my tastes. I could pretty much smell the gin and vermouth overpowering the strawberry. Not as long lasting as the Velvet Unicorn on me.
Posted 13 April 2009 - 04:26 PM
On my skin: An effervescent, boozy, strawberry-creme. The alcohol is VERY strong at first, but after about 30-45 minutes it settles down to strawberries with a boozy-edge.
This post has been edited by scrappy: 13 April 2009 - 04:26 PM
Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:35 PM
Drydown: this is just as it is advertised!!! I can smell the pink rock candy, the strawberry creme, the gin and the vermouth. I this and I must find me a bottle or 2 NOW!!!!!
Posted 13 April 2009 - 11:47 PM
In the bottle: bright booze and strawberries. This smell carried right across the room, prompting my roommate to ask what drink I was mixing.
Wet: the gin provides a great 'ground' for the sweet sugar-coated strawberry smell. The smell keeps changing as I move around, one minute it is a pretty pink cocktail, the next its the girl on the couch that's had too much to drink and talks just a little too loud.
Dry: sweet strawberry, with just a hint of juniper. After a few hours, the boozy smell wears down to a beautiful pink scent. By no means 'light,' it is very cheerful and pretty.
Posted 14 April 2009 - 03:23 PM
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 11:21 PM
Kitty starts out with sweet fruit and a prominent boozy note. Brain is sweet and sugary with some sort of fruit, but no booze. As they dry, PK turns into a cousin of the Tikis (who said that? dead right) - strawberry and gin, mostly. Brain dries down to cake with a bit of caramel, and a hint of a burnt note. No idea where the fruit went. Maybe the brains ate them.
I like the fruit in Pink Kitty much better than in any of the Tikis, but still can't deal with the booziness.
Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:33 PM
When its on it is slightly boozy but still strong stawberry!
Once dry I get strawberry candy lollypops mostly, grenadine and a waft of juniper maybe?
A few hours later iall that remains is grenadine soft syrupy sweet!
I love this one its the only bpal with strawberry in I've tried where the strawberry doesn't go belachy chemical nasty!
Posted 18 April 2009 - 10:12 PM
Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:20 AM
On skin: sweet strawberries floating in a spiked punchbowl of gin
Half-hour later: the gin is overpowering the sugar and strawberries, drat
In conclusion: I love the boozy blends, but the gin is aggressive against the candy and delicious sweet strawberries. I'd love more strawberry; maybe a jolt of Pink Phoenix or Floating Brain would help it along.
Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:55 PM
unfortunately, the juniper aspect of the gin, once dry, began to dominate and ceased to smell like gin- and just became a straight up juniper berry tree on me, mixed with a tiny bit of rock candy.
the scent is fun and sweet, something to be worn for a "girls' night out", but as for me, i'm gonna let someone else adopt this baby cat.
Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:07 PM
I *love* the lab's gin note and was hoping that it would keep this from smelling cloying on me. Unfortunately, I don't smell much of the gin, and this is overwhelmingly sweet on me. I wanted this to be like Blue Fire, with strawberry instead of blueberry, but the candy is just too overpowering.
This is loads of pink candy, sugar, and a hint of gin (which I always recognize as smelling like the blend Twenty-One, lol). And the gin disappears entirely after fifteen minutes, leaving me with crazed pink sugar candy and strawberry candy. It's much too much sweetness for me to handle. I thought that I'd love this blend and that Velvet Unicorn would be too sweet, but it's definitely the other way around.
Velvet Pink Kitty is cloying enough to give me a headache
Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:10 AM
On me: this stayed boozy for quite a while and I wasn't liking it as much as I thought I would. Luckily it settled down to more of a strawberry pop rocks scent, light and fizzy.
Overall: This could work if it were to deepen a bit more in the strawberry note. I really would like more of that fruit pop to it and I hope it develops as this ages.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 12:17 AM
Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:58 AM
In Bottle: Gin. I LOVE bpal's gin note; Swank has always been one I like lots, and Blue Fire is one I've hoarded and love to wear.
Wet: Berry-ish, but so swallowed up by the juniper berries I can't really detect a different fruit. A hint of strawberry, just a hint. Very like Swank.
Dry: Swank. This does not make me sad, as I love Swank, but it's so like it that there's no point in my trying to collect this particular version.
Overall: Very yummy; just like Swank for me.
Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:56 AM
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