Detestable Putrescence debuted at Dark Delicacies, 8/09
Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:59 PM
Destestable Putrescence - This is another prototype/preview (not sure which) that was out for testing during Cobwebs III and Convergence. Despite the name, this is a yummy, delectable scent. When I first smelled it, I thought it smelled like Werther's Butterscotch hard candies. Later, Beth said it's supposed to smell like melted ice cream. So I went back and tried it again, and I still get what smell kind of like butterscotch, but also reminds me of a dulce de leche type scent. It's yummy and it's one of the few foody blends that stays true on my skin without turning into musty-dusty-plastic. I think that if/when this is released, it will be a big hit with the foodies.
ETA: No one else I talked to smelled butterscotch/dulce de leche. I can't help but wonder if it was a chemistry reaction since my skin tends to turn sugary notes into a burnt-sugar type scent. That could be the reason behind the warm, butterscotchiness I experienced with this particular scent. So don't count on it to be butterscotchy for you at all!
Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:15 PM
Posted 20 July 2009 - 08:53 PM
First thing I smelled was butter, I even though of Jelly Belly's buttered popcorn flavor which is similar to butterscotch, sorta... It smelled SO amazing on someone's (I forgot her name, boo!) wrist so I'm betting this'll be one that lots of people will like, not specifically foodies. I cants wait, its being released Aug. 28th or something right?
Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:41 AM
Yesterday at the Dark Delicacies event I did the whole "set it, and forget it!" thing. About an 45 min into being there I smelled it and the drydown was very similar to a prototype I have, PPGC92. Since I can now smell them side by side, in the bottle they aren't very similar with PPGC92 having a strong cake note. If DP is the melty ice cream, PPGC92 is one of those ice cream cakes you get from Baskin-Robbins, or a cake gone soggy BY the melty ice cream.
In the bottle, DP smells of very generic vanilla and cream, reminds me of Love's Philosophy (ok, from what I remember of it... it didn't quite work on me). Now that I brought it home with me I can actually skin test it for real - wet it's sorta plasticy. Well, this is no good at all! As time goes by the plasticy vibe fades although it's a bit slow to completely disappear.
As we were driving home last night we stopped at Wendy's where I had a vanilla frosty with M&M's. I tried to connect if the frosty tasted like DP smelled and I think my conclusion was it was pretty close. This scent is much more of the soft-serve variety than the homemade kind inundated with heavy cream.
This post has been edited by Shollin: 28 August 2009 - 04:24 AM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 06:36 PM
I did smell it on someone else, and it was a light vanilla on her. Nothing to write home about, but then BPAL has created some gorgeous vanilla scents, so maybe I'm just holding Detestable Putrescence to a higher standard.
Posted 26 August 2009 - 03:50 PM
On the skin: It immediately becomes a vanilla that is threatening to turn plasticky. It isn't there yet, but close.... Drying down, I am getting a sweet vanilla cream. Similar to Antique Lace, but more..... creamy. It doesn't remind me of ice cream anymore though. Now it is a more perfumey vanilla. Very strange. Light blend with little throw.
I am not sure if this is a blend for me. I love the name, but I may have to swap it away...
Posted 28 August 2009 - 01:46 AM
This smells just like it says. Slightly warmed, sweet vanilla ice cream. There really is no cold note to this it is smells warm. Just like the kind I would eat as a kid..
This post has been edited by Shollin: 28 August 2009 - 02:29 PM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 02:24 AM
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:04 PM
wet on skin very sweet and mild, a young girl's perfume
dry on skin straight to plasticville. i'll stick with my saffron-lite love's philosophy for my soft vanilla, i guess. what a shame!
Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:40 PM
LP without the cream. Not really my kind of vanilla but I'm going to hold on to it and see how it ages.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 12:06 AM
So far I've only tested a dab, but it seems to go on rather faint, with little throw and not much lasting power. There's also a distinct note of plastic at times, probably one out of every twelve sniffs or so, though I hope that will go away as the blend ages.
Posted 30 August 2009 - 01:32 AM
Posted 30 August 2009 - 02:16 AM
On my skin, it has a bit of a milk-like scent right after application.
As it begins to dry though, it softens to a warm vanilla cream scent.
I feel like I need to layer it with something else though...
Posted 30 August 2009 - 05:50 PM
For those who wished Love's Philosophy was just a bit sweeter and foodier- here ya go! Its almost got the sweet cloudiness of Midway, with the basic vanilla cream of Love's Philosophy and a bit of the cherry almond of Horn of Plenty. Maybe also just a touch of Hetaire or Eden's figginess.
though one application showed threat of going plasticy, it has been behaving like an angel for all other applications.
Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:35 PM
Posted 01 September 2009 - 03:29 PM
I dealt it with it for one day for scientific reasons, but there won't be a second testing.
Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:05 PM
Wet on skin: Love's Philosophy only lighter and sweeter and without the saffron, perhaps with a little Egg Nog mixed in. The cream note in LP is too thick and heavy for my taste, but this is nicer. If you love LP or wanted to but got the wintergreen version, you should get this. If you hated LP - don't bother with Detestable Putrescence
Dry on skin: after an hour, this becomes warmer and richer, regaining that extra element it had in the bottle. It's a little cakey/buttercreamy - like Beaver'versary minus the strawberry. I like it even more now! It is fading fast, though - almost gone after two hours.
Two days later: I'm getting a definite honey note - warm and rich and reminiscent of Mead Moon. Warmth is a key feature of this scent. If you can imagine warm vanilla ice cream with honeycomb and caramel chunks, you'd be fairly close to what this smells like!
This post has been edited by Lyrical: 03 September 2009 - 05:56 PM
Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:32 AM
This post has been edited by boxinghelena: 02 September 2009 - 11:35 AM
Posted 02 September 2009 - 04:54 PM
This is a warm foody scent and I'll be keeping my bottle to use in my hair-oiling days (like I use Midway).
I love Detestable Putrescence, it's warm and comforting but I don't really want to smell edible (at least most of the times ).
Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:48 PM
Cold sniff from the bottle: *om nom nom* melty vanilla ice cream dripping over a sugar cone.
On my warped skin: creamed butter with a slight vanilla tinge. The butter is knocking me out.
Drydown after a couple of hours: butter, butter and more butter. *sigh*
Not for me and my whack chemistry, phooey.
Posted 02 September 2009 - 11:02 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 01:30 PM
That if I were a plastic doll, I'd adore. Moderate throw, it kinda stays close to my skin.
Alas, I am but a flesh and blood woman.
Posted 04 September 2009 - 04:03 PM
On my skin, this smells odd and boozy. It's like some sort of warm, creamy, butterscotch & booze drink. It smells like there's a hint of almond on my skin too (the closest thing it reminds me of is Dana O'Shee). As it dries down, this is less butterscotch and more of an odd, warm, sweet, grainy sort of vanilla. It still smells slightly of almond on my skin. It's a simple and high pitched sort of sweetness. Doesn't have much throw and only lasts about an hour. To call it vanilla ice cream would be a bit of a stretch, in my opinion. It's a sugary, buttery mess.
I recently pulled this out to try again, to see if 2 1/2 years of aging made any difference with this scent, and now it smells oddly like banana candy and circus peanuts on me :blink:
This post has been edited by Little Bird: 26 March 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:04 PM
It also has a surprisingly strong throw. Not overwhelming, but whether it's the way I apply or the way my skin works with scents, usually after an hour I have to have my nose on my skin to smell them. Not so with this one, which wafts to me every once in a while. This is going to be great for layering, and for wearing in general. I'm really glad I bought a bottle unsniffed, and may need another.
(What would be perfect with this? Single note coffee, to ground it on days when the sweet is just to sweet. I gotta go make a latte.)
Posted 04 September 2009 - 07:35 PM