Strawberry Moon 09
In the imp:
freshly picked strawberries sprinkled with sugar, and a hint of greenery. So beautiful!Wet on skin:
erk, this is becoming very sharp and bitter now…though I still smell strawberry.Dry on skin:
why hello there dandelion, you’re a little bit of a show-off aren’t you? Trying to get in the way of the strawberry? The dandelion has amped up and now threatens to overtake the delicate strawberry note, which in here is so gorgeous. I thought it would be too sweet yet sour, but the strawberry in here is very authentic in scent, it smells like the real fruit, complete with leaves. I can also smell some grasses, both fresh green and dried. There’s something in here that smells just like the scent of English meadows on a summer’s day, a kind of hay and dry grass and pollen scent, and I love that. But the dandelion is a little too strong and is stomping all over the strawberry! After a while:
oh strawberry? Where are you? Gone into hiding from big bully dandelion, I presume? That’s all I smell now. No strawberry, or at least, very little, maybe more of the strawberry flower than the fruit. Loads of dandelion and grass though. This dandelion isn’t gentle and softly green, this is an aggressive little weed that tramples all over the strawberry and vanilla and takes over completely. That said, it’s not a bad scent. A bit bitter and slightly soapy, but not bad. It’s just that I was hoping this would smell like strawberries!
And then this turns to an indistinct green-fruity-sour mush on me, like grass clippings and weeded-out dandelions with just the barest hint of squashed strawberry trodden into the grass. I am heartbroken.Verdict:
if the dandelion were just a tad softer, this would totally smell like nostalgia. Like the strawberry picking that was a highlight of every June. The scent of the greenery and the dry grasses and the sunshine, the cheeky thrill of eating the picked strawberries instead of putting them in the basket. But sadly, the dandelion amps to high heaven and gobbles up the strawberry. And this strawberry was not the bad variety! It was, for once, a lovely fresh natural strawberry that smelt like the real deal and brought back happy memories of childhood, but the dandelion completely overtook it, just like the gin note did in Velvet Pink Kitty. I think I’m the only person who doesn’t like dandelion notes (with the exceptions being the sublime Dog Days and Fairy Wine), and that’s all I get here. It’s a shame really, I was hoping this would be the ultimate strawberry…I passed my bottle on to someone who may love it more than me.Emoticon rating:
Is it a keeper?
sadly not.If you like this, try:
Velvet Pink Kitty, Strawberry Moon 05, Beaver Moon 07, Bon Vivant
Edited by yeahbutnobut, 08 June 2009 - 11:08 PM.