Comforting Plush Companion The 'aught nine Naughty or Nice Inquisition: Nice
Posted 11 December 2009 - 11:51 PM
What a snuggly pretty scent!
I'm getting the honey, vanilla and a hint of sugared roses, I'm not really getting the sugar plums (which I prefer) . I also seem to be getting a foody cake note but it's not listed. A very comforting scent, a bit too light but I'll give it a couple weeks to retest when it isn't so fresh.
Posted 15 December 2009 - 11:31 PM
Got "Doodad" and "Bauble" for imps in a cute little velvet stocking...haven't sniffed the imps yet as of this review, though.
Posted 16 December 2009 - 06:21 PM
If you are worried about too much rose, do not fear. It's very soft and pretty.
Has a very Victorian feel to it.
I predict this will be very popular.
Posted 17 December 2009 - 04:45 PM
In the bottle it is sweet but not overpoweringly so. The honey is the dominant note sniffed in the bottle. Then when I apply the oil, it smells very similar to what Bilquis smells like on me: musky honey almond, yet there is the spicy fruit mixed in that is the sugar plums. Dry its all musky vanilla with the plummyness, no more honey. This definately going to be one of those oils that is sought after as the months progress from everyone that missed out on the Inquisition for various reasons. Soooo yummy!
Posted 19 December 2009 - 10:56 PM
ETA: This is a near perfect combo for me, a bit of a blend of Pink Snowballs, Bordello, and Lights of Men's Lives. All three of which are blends i love!
This post has been edited by Hillary: 20 December 2009 - 01:08 AM
Posted 20 December 2009 - 12:50 AM
Wet: VERY buttery and a little salty...like popcorn topping. Bilquis-like popcorn that isn't quite as nasty as Bilquis is on me (Bilquis is like the popcorn on your soles that you scrape off on my skin!).
Early drydown: Sweet floral musk with a touch of salt...butter has mostly melted away. No rose but a smidge of plum is sneaking out.
Later: This is lovely...no more buttered popcorn (with apologies to James Brown)! Just honey plum musk blended together in a sweetly comforting scent. A plush companion, you might say.
Not sure if I need a whole bottle because I HATE the bad beginning. But I will try and pick up a few imps.
This post has been edited by tarotgirl: 20 December 2009 - 12:50 AM
Posted 23 December 2009 - 10:29 PM
Posted 24 December 2009 - 01:14 AM
This one is just a little too sweet for me. It makes me think of little kids with sticky hands covered in candy.
Posted 27 December 2009 - 09:42 PM
Wet: vanilla cake. I’m not getting rose or plums at all.
Drydown: Now the rose and plum comes out and it is all very pretty. Gorgeous scent!
Later: Alas, this one only lasts a few hours. But it smelled fantastic!
Posted 03 January 2010 - 07:49 PM
Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:05 AM
As it dries, the rose and sugar plums emerge and it smells a bit less "baked".
Dries down to soft rose and plum spice.
Posted 05 January 2010 - 02:23 AM
Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:07 AM
On my skin, it's all about the honey. It's a dusky, powdery honey - sweet but not overly so, and the musk aspect is quite sultry. The rose never really made an appearance - which is unusual since anything involving rose usually turns out to be all ROSE for me - but I can smell the plum.. very faint, but it's there, although it really only came out after about 30 minutes once the honey had softened up a bit. After 1 hour, I can hardly find where it is on my arm.. it's faded away to almost nothing.
This one reminds me a little of Mead Moon, but it's not as strong or sweet as that was - Plush Companion has a more 'cakey' feel. If your skin handles honey well, then I'd say go for it - this is one of the nicest BPAL honey blends that I've tried.
Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:09 PM
Posted 15 January 2010 - 02:18 AM
Initial Thoughts: I'm not sure about honey and musk on my skin and rose doesn't always behave on me. But I adore, adore, ADORE how my teddy bear smells after years of being squished against me at night.
In the Vial: That...is an incredibly foody scent for something that doesn't really seem to have food in the notes...honey...sugared plums... It's pie, pastry, buttery, and sweet.
Wet: More of the same so far, with maybe the barest peep of rose and plum.
Drydown: The musk amps, as musk tends to do on me. It brings out the honey, and while it's still foody in nature, it's not so much pie-from-the-oven now. It turns sweeter; I think the vanilla comes out as well.
Verdict: Well, this starts out smelling nothing like I expected. It's not a bad scent to me, but probably not one I'll keep. It should go to someone who loves honey and gently foody scents.
This post has been edited by puck_nc: 15 January 2010 - 02:18 AM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:01 PM
Wet on Skin, First Applied - Oh, yes. This is gorgeous. Honeyed musk, I'm totally smelling that. I had no idea how great it could be! Something in the background, too, that is sort of dough-ish. Not cake, some other kind of dough that isn't neccesarily sweet, but isn't savory either. Bread? Pancake? It's a gorgeous base, whatever it is.
Dry, on Skin - That honey musk just warms up the entire time, and that background dough scent is just hanging back. It smells really great, comfortable for sure--without being too sleep-inducing. Just warm and safe. The fruit that I smell in the imp completely dissipated. I want a 5ml of this badly.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 02:30 PM
I get a slightly musky honey, sweet and with white flowers. More than anything, there was the impression of 'plush'. It really does give off a fuzzy vibe.
Odd, and yet kinda incredible. I am also amazed that rose hasn't dominated this blend.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 11:02 PM
Wow, it really is a mix of all these. Crazy! My nose just doesn't know what to think! Or what it's smelling....
Later, this blend loses the strange honey scent and becomes pure plum and floral. Not too bad, but something in this scent just keeps making me go: Wha?!?!
Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:21 AM
Once applied, I get creamy soft and sweet plummy vanilla musk with a touch of soft sugared rose. The rose is very slight, which is a miracle because I amp rose like whoa! In this one, the rose is just a background note binding the plum, and vanilla. I kind of wish that I had purchased a big bottle of this, but as it is, I will love my little baby portion decant forever. It's really growing on me big time!
Verdict? om nyom nyom nyom!!
Posted 16 February 2010 - 10:11 PM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:58 AM
Posted 17 February 2010 - 06:43 PM
It reminds me of a slightly softer/fuzzier version of Sleipnir- similar honey note and level of sweetness, but I think Comforting Plush is a bit sexier and has better throw and staying power. Its an adorably snuggly blend!
Posted 18 February 2010 - 10:18 PM
Posted 20 February 2010 - 05:08 AM
Oh this is a surprise hit with my skin chemistry. This is a comforting plush companion. Honey musk is sweetened even further with vanilla and sugar plums. There is just the slightest hint of rose, and somehow the greenery of rose stems tempers the sweetness just a bit. Lovely.
Posted 20 February 2010 - 02:40 PM
eta: Half and hour later, and the fungus note of doom comes out. WHY!!?? I thought only pomegranate did this to me. Oh well, maybe it's a good thing considering that this is HTF.
This post has been edited by milo: 20 February 2010 - 03:31 PM