All In The Golden Afternoon Mad Tea Party, disc. 6/29/12
Posted 23 July 2009 - 05:06 PM
This radiates off my arm as refreshing and uplifting tropical fruit with swirls of pretty tobacco. Tobacco has never read as "pretty" on my skin. I think somehow it's a darker, dissonant note looped in with the florals. I don't fizzy from what the seltzer is... MAYBE a touch of aquatic?
As minutes go by, the amber comes out more.
Don't know what the Florals and am interested to see what better noses than mine can detect. Of all things to compare this blend to, I come up with the Salon "Death and Life Completed" mixed with some Tiki blend.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:01 PM
On me, no fruits, only sunny florals with a touch of tobacco. Pretty, but not the fruity blend I was hoping for. This disappeared very quickly - maybe lasted 2 hours.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:32 PM
wet: citrus flowers drenched in fruit syrup. this is a blindingly bright blend. no tobacco at all.
dry: this smells like the tiki bar scents once dry, that indistinct light boozy scent with random fruits. the flowers have all but disappeared.
Posted 23 July 2009 - 11:02 PM
On/wet: SELTZER LIKE WHOA. The tangerine is still there, though I think I'm getting some of the floral as well.
Drydown: Okay. Definitely, definitely odd. Tangerine, then apricot, then strangely warm and slightly crushed flowers. Then the seltzer. I'm not really getting much of the amber, which is okay, as I suspect that it would do strange things on my skin in this blend. Not really any pineapple either. It's an interesting scent, but I think I need to consider it for a while longer-- trying to figure out if it's something I like well enough to wear repeatedly.
Posted 24 July 2009 - 03:30 PM
Wet--Strangely enought the amber comes right out on my skin with a bright floral sweetened by the fruit.
Dry--It's odd as the fruit comes out more for me on dry down. The amber and florals back off a bit and I agree with the comparrison with the tikis though no booze note. The florals were a bit too strident as it was drying making this scent a bit too room freshener for me but when completely dry it softens and calms down enough to be a very beautiful scent. Exactly what I was hoping for with the heat of summer.
Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:16 AM
Wet on the skin, fizzy apricot, pineapple, and tangerine.
On drydown, I get less of the fruit and more tobacco and soft floral amber.
Very nice. I am thinking a bottle may be added to a future order.
Posted 25 July 2009 - 07:30 PM
Wet: Similar, maybe a little more floral? But it's a rather fresh, light, Spring-y sort of floral, which I will enjoy if it doesn't turn to soap. I get a bit more apricot and pineapple but the tangerine is still the strongest fruit note. It's a tad sweeter as a result. The tobacco is a lovely dark but sort of astringent counter note. Hint of amber.
Dry: I'm trying to place one of the floral notes, which I recognise - it's almost like jasmine, but not quite - it has the soapy/sharp/heady quality - the florals have amped greatly, but are not turning too much on my skin. Jury's still out. The fruits are glorious and the tangerine is holding! I only wish the pineapple were stronger. Still very light amber, still fizzy, still delicious tobacco.
Later: Eek. One of the florals has gone rotten, which makes me suspect iris, and, I have decided it IS jasmine. This has gone far too floral in a bad sharp/pungent way. Sad, too, because I love the tobacco note (much like in Mr. Nancy), the glorious tangerine that HOLDS ON MY SKIN (a first for ANY citrus), the light spirtz of seltzer and the sweet tropicalness of the other fruit. And the amber is no where to be seen.
Summary: Nauseating, rotten, acrid, urine-y floral; jasmine and iris. I had to wash it off, or at least attempt to - it has evil longevity. Very, very strong throw, too. This evolved horribly on my skin.
Posted 28 July 2009 - 02:33 PM
All in all, this is very sophisticated on me and I am pleasantly surprised!
Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:55 PM
Dry, it's much the same, BUT! The tobacco amps on my skin and the scent combination is unpleasant, familiar in a bad way. This one definitely doesn't work with my chemistry.
This post has been edited by karen: 30 June 2010 - 04:56 PM
Posted 30 July 2009 - 06:22 PM
Only Beth knows how, I suppose.
It doesn't last they way I want, yet. I'm greedy and want more than 4 hours. Maybe a bit more settling and aging will help it.
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Posted 05 August 2009 - 03:30 PM
On my skin, this scent definitely isn't sweet enough for me. It does smell bizarre.
The tobacco smells like bitter cigar smoke, not the soft, sweeter variety that I find wearable. Something in here also smells boozy (probably the seltzer), like the lab's champagne note that goes all pukey on me. The pineapple is the only sweet, candied thing about it, and it's sort of hiding in the background with some powdery amber.
In the drydown, this calms down a bit, but it's still not good on me. It has an overall very clean, sharp feel on my skin, with hints of candied pineapple, baby powder, and dirty tobacco. Something about the pineapple keeps making me think of oily suntan lotion as well. Golden Afternoon fades pretty quickly on me, but it makes my head ache while it sticks around.
This definitely is not a keeper for me.
This post has been edited by Little Bird: 05 August 2009 - 03:33 PM
Posted 06 August 2009 - 05:38 PM
to begin: i LOVE this!
i can't stand apricot, but the rest of the notes sounded good enough that i thought i'd give this one a chance anyway. i almost didn't, but i'm SO glad i did. i must have a bottle of this. srsly.
it smells like Oblivion's slightly more cheerful - although a whole lot kookier - little sister.
this smells clean and sweet and just a little bit deranged. it also reminds me quite a bit of Suavitel Morning Sun fabric softener (which i love).
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Posted 10 August 2009 - 07:57 PM
If I sniff closely, I can detect pineapple but then the menthol pushes itself into my sense of smell.
I feel...somehow violated.
Just remember--my skin is STRANGE.
This post has been edited by tarotgirl: 10 August 2009 - 07:58 PM
Posted 12 August 2009 - 06:44 PM
The mental picture I'm getting is an old fashioned picnic, with a large blanket spread out in a meadow under the baking sunshine. A jug of pineapple juice and apricot tarts on pretty plates and wafts of tobacco from a gentleman's cigar.
It is very much a golden scent but swirled with green, especially in the early stages. I don't know if it's grasses I'm smelling or something similar and there's a soapiness that floats in and out at the beginnng.
The drydown is much more smooth and pretty with a certain creaminess there. I'll be wearing this one for work, it's an inoffensive, pleasant summer scent.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 01:31 PM
I wish the pineapple had stuck around......
Posted 15 August 2009 - 02:57 PM
Wet on me - Brightly fruity and fizzy
Dry on me - A soft, melow, tropical fruit scent
Overall - Quite a pretty fruit scent, but very faint on me
Posted 15 August 2009 - 09:57 PM
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:59 PM
Not as sweet on me, very pleasant has a lovely muskiness with an underlining sweetness I can smell the amber and tobacco more and the sugary fruit more softly. A little baby powder on me (but not much) was hoping for more fruit on my skin… maybe later ..an odd scent, I like It but it will need further testing….
Posted 20 October 2009 - 11:18 PM
Not a ton of sillage, and not very long-lasting, but I still really, really want a bottle.