Strawberry, whoa! Very realistic strawberry, too. A little bit of huckleberry and rose too, but they're definitely second stage to STRAWBERRY. If I really strain, maybe some star anise - not getting violet or frankincense.Wet:
A little darker - much more huckleberry, yay! More of a dark fruit vs red fruit feel. Very much 'wild' fruit; the wildness of the huckleberry, and a wild strawberry note. Rose is still light, but star anise is more prominent - it reminds me very much of the note in V. Panther.Dry:
Getting a bit of frankincense now - which is more smoky wood than sweet resin, at this point, and still light. More a suggestion than full presence. Much of the strawberry has faded, to be on par with the huckleberry. Star anise a little spicier, but still not truly 'spicy' - more exotic.Later:
Darn. The berries are definitely fading more and more on my skin, and the frankincense and star anise are amping. More spice and incense, for sure. Rose - where did you go? I think I'm only imagining you at this point. I AM getting more violet, albeit a very sutble, velvety (not powdery) note. Still, this is pretty berrylicious....
Everything is really BLENDING at this stage; picking out notes is difficult. It's dark, slightly spicy, berries galore. It feels very smooth and velvety and sort of - elegant. It's definitely not the typical thing I go for - but I ended up loving Penumbra, too. This has that same 'sexy purple' feel. Although having read the 'strawberry shortcake doll' comment, I also totally get that. In a good way.Summary:
Huckleberry and strawberry shortcake doll with a hint of dark star anise and smooth violet. Fades to nothing after a few hours and is low in throw to begin with, but through all stages the fruit holds and remains fun and feminine. It does go a bit plastic on me over time, but not in a bad way.
Definitely my favourite Bat, though I'm going to retest - I'm still not sure it works for me. I really hope it does, though, because I LOVE the Bat label art.