Hideous Heart debuted at Dark Delicacies, 8/09
Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:51 PM
Hideous Heart - If I recall correctly, Beth said that this is part of a new Poe series that is going to be released on August 23 at a special Dark Delicacies event, so I believe this is more of a preview as opposed to a prototype. This is a dark, thick, heavy cherry scent, but it's deeper and more sinister than your typical cherry scent. There's something else in there (I have no idea what) that gives the cherry a depth that it doesn't normally have. It doesn't smell medicinal to me at all, although I imagine that on some people, it could smell a bit like Robitussin or Vicks Formula 44D. On me, it's absolutely fantastic to the point that I am anxiously awaiting it's release and will buy a full bottle. The saddest part is the scent doesn't last very long on my skin. It's one I'd have to reapply regularly throughout the day.
Posted 26 August 2009 - 07:26 PM
This post has been edited by Shollin: 28 August 2009 - 04:27 AM
Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:45 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:30 AM
After I tested some on my hand it kept the strong cherry scent for about 5 seconds before turning to almost-angry cinnamon. I think the licorice root keeps it from going Cinnamon-Red-Hots. In the drydown the cherry comes back, the licorice plays along, and the cinnamon is still front and center. Luckily the cinnamon dulls down as the time passes.
After about 20 min it hits the magical peak. This is such a unique and beautifully blended scent, I mean, it's 'seamless', if that makes sense. The notes play together so well after about 20 min that you really don't know where one starts and another one ends. I think I like this one the best of the 4, and I know it gets my husband's vote as the favorite.
Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:58 PM
wet on skin amp ye cinnamon! spicy cherry with a dark heart of sticky sweet licorice. the cherry is reading quite tart in this phase
dry on skin cinnamon ramps down and the sweet, anise-y note is blending more seamlessly with the cherry. a very warm, fruity, and strangely comforting scent. huge winner in my haul. i love this!
this soaks into my skin and is gone in just a couple of hours time, completely. rats.
This post has been edited by ravenfeathers: 31 August 2009 - 02:01 PM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:08 AM
Freshly dry on skin: Red Twizzlers
As it wears: Red hot candies
I look forward to wearing this in colder weather!
Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:20 AM
Wet on my skin, this starts out as very intense cherry with a cinnamon twist.
As it begins to dry, the cherry softens a little and I can now smell the licorice note again.
It's a bit overwhelming at first, but once dry this stuff smells divine.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:29 AM
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Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:38 AM
Need to order another bottle asap!
Posted 02 September 2009 - 09:00 PM
Wet on skin: Cinnamon oil with a touch of cherry candy. The cinnamon flash goes away quick, like 10 minutes and it was gone.
Drydown: Mmmmm, this is like cherry nibs with a touch of something sinister. Must be the licorice root.
I dabbed this lightly at around 8am this morning. Now at 2pm, it's completely gone. I'll have to slather next time.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 05:08 PM
On my skin, the cinnamon comes rushing in to terrorize everyone. Sharp, aggressive cinnamon. It eats the cherry alive and leaves no traces left behind. Every once in a while, I think I smell something licorice-like underneath the cinnamon, but it just smells strange.
I'm not sure why I bought a bottle of this, because I know that bpal's cinnamon amps up and goes all sharp and overwhelming on my skin. It makes me smell like cheap, obnoxious potpourri .
Hideous Heart is not a keeper for me. I have to wash off this cinnamon-fest before it starts to give me a splitting headache...
Posted 08 September 2009 - 11:48 PM
Sigh. not so much for me.
Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:52 PM
EDIT: It's interesting that I went back to my decant, which was all cherry last time (ala Hearth 2004) and when I put it on this time, the cherry burned off super-quick, leaving cinnamon. I don't know if my decant has changed over time or if the cinnamon was always there, but it's a lot less like Hearth 2004 now.
This post has been edited by Ondine: 29 March 2010 - 02:36 AM
Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:48 PM
Snap Judgements: Iím a big Poe fan, and although Tell-Tale Heart isnít my favorite Poe story, itís the first one I ever read. Add that to the fact that the note list reads like a dream, and Hideous Heart sounds right up my alley.
In the Bottle: Cherry Jolly Rancher! Jolly Ranchers have a very distinct scent to my nose Ė they smell *clear*, kind of like how I imagine flavored glass would smell. Thatís what Iím getting here.
Wet: The cherry is still here, but the licorice is starting to darken the scent now. Instead of Jolly Rancher, now itís Twizzler. Itís beautiful, but there is very little throw, and I literally have to get my nose right up on my skin to smell it.
Dry: Iím picking up all of the notes now: cherry, licorice, and tiny hint of cinnamon. It smells exactly like a Twizzler with a light dusting of cinnamon! If youíre worried about the cinnamon, donít be, because itís very subtle in this blend.
Final Thoughts: This breaks my heart! Hideous Heart is gorgeous, especially in its simplicity, but it just disappears on my skin. Iím going to have to think about whether I want to keep it.
This post has been edited by millicurie: 10 September 2009 - 03:48 PM
Posted 17 September 2009 - 08:37 PM
Twizzlers with a bite. I would have to say the first time a cherry scent did not go wonky with my skin chemistry.
Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:36 PM
wet: cherry and licorice. this is very similar to kabuki, just minus the red musk. very tangy cherry with a licorice waft at eh end. the cinnamon is not burning my skin (i feared it would) and the whole thing smells very much like a spiced cherry dessert.
dry: the cherry has vanished! this is all licorice and cinnamon. there is a sweetness that i would likely attribute to the cherry but the cherry-ness is completely absent. interesting, i like it very much.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 01:22 AM
When dh smelled he said "Ooooh! I LIKE it!" and sniffed again.
It's a keeper! LOL. I'm not sure how often I will wear it, but I can see it being a nice pick-me-up scent this fall/winter when I need something different from my musk/foody/spice cool weather scents.
Posted 25 September 2009 - 11:34 AM
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 09:51 PM
Wet: Black cherry, cinnamon and a wood note in the background. I'm not smelling any licorice. Maybe the wood note I'm smelling is the licorice root??
Dry: As this dries the cherry fades away a bit and the cinnamon note completley takes over. I'm left with a big, bright red hot cinnamon note with a background of sweet cherry.
Overall: Cinnamon, cherries...I knew this one was going to be a winner
Posted 04 October 2009 - 04:35 AM
In the Imp: Thick cherry sweetness. Uh oh.. I am not sure about this, I hope it doesn't turn boozy like cough syrup.
Wet: Oh, hello cinnamon. Cinnamon is mingling with the licorice root creating a spicy woody yumm. Cherry is getting more calm, like the cinnamon and the licorice wrapped the cherry in a cozy blanket and sat down together for a hug fest.
Dry: Sweet and spicy, no booze (thank gods!), just pure love.
Overall I am so happy that I have 2 decants of this, for I will probably need more very soon.
Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:37 PM
Posted 16 October 2009 - 06:10 PM
In the bottle, I get the same sort of scent that I did with Suck It; the black cherries are definitely here, but I think there's something deeper on second sniff, either the licorice or cinnamon. On my skin, I get an absolutely beautiful mix of cherries and cinnamon, with a bit of licorice lurking beneath. Oh, wow, this is beautiful. Definite keeper, this one.
This post has been edited by Venneh: 16 October 2009 - 06:15 PM