Penis Admiration Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements III: 1/19/10-4/30/10
Posted 03 March 2010 - 11:55 PM
wah. this is GREAT in the imp. very unique- i get a bit of floral/wood, mostly tonka and smoky vanilla. on me it's screaming, headache-inducing lilac with a hint of promising vanilla in the background. i'll put this away for a few months and hope that the other notes team up and murder the lilac.
Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:13 PM
Posted 07 March 2010 - 04:30 PM
(checks notes for Marcilla)
Must be the lilac.
As it dries down, it becomes less like Marcilla, a bit more masculine.
Posted 07 March 2010 - 05:09 PM
There also seems to be some kind of menthol hidden somewhere... totally weird, unless it is part of the characteristics of ho wood. Or maybe I am testing too many oils at the same time.
Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:36 PM
Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:14 PM
Dry: The ho wood comes out and it's a perfect match for the lilac. Both notes feel "cool" to me, almost minty or methol-y at times, only ho wood is well, woody, and lilac has a gently purple floral tone. The galbanum eases perfectly into that, too, adding a complicated greenish note that feels appropriately masculine here. Ultimately, though, these are just flavorings for the smoky vanilla, which is the star of the show... only, the vanilla itself feels a bit discordant with the sharper edged notes. It's like someone rudely splashed some creamy vanilla over the perfectly refined ho wood - lilac - galbanum trifecta. Kind of gross, really, thanks to the power of suggestion of the name. Hahahaha. Anyway... I feel like this is less "smoky vanilla" and more "creamy vanilla", like, there's something milky in here. For a minute it goes sour, but then it just settles down into the dreaded play-dough smell. There's probably tonka lurking in here somewhere, but it's hard to pick out the gently woody tonka note amidst its olfactory cousin, vanilla.
Overall: Um, not what I expected. I think age will help this particular oil out, it'll smooth the notes together and make it smell more unified. Right now, though, it isn't sitting right on my skin. It's not lilacy enough, and has too much vanilla.
ETA: I want to add, as soft as this started out, with time it got stronger and STRONGER and STRONGER and less play-dough, more rancid play-dough. Oh god. Absolutely suffocating and revolting.
This post has been edited by findaghost: 11 March 2010 - 02:00 AM
Posted 11 March 2010 - 01:57 AM
More floral, woody, resiny - with way more lilac and the green notes amping instantly on my skin, and the so-commanding sweet notes now in a close second place below these. Unfortunately, the lilac also turns on my skin instantly, becoming sort of rotten the way some iris types do (and whatever's in Ides of March, it that same soapy, green, rotten floral sort of thing), and it's also gone quite soapy. Cry! The ho wood is a bit sharper, but still pretty nice, while the galbanum is a little...off. Sour or something - I think it's contributing to the rotten floral effect. The vanilla is still gorgeous but so much fainter on my skin, sadly, and the tonka is buttery and cloying and more distinct now. My skin totally destroyed this blend.
The rotten floral effect is amping, alas, and the lilac, though it has thankfully lost most of its soapiness - apparently that was a brief phase - has gone very heady on me as it often does, in an oppressive and cloying manner that's not helped by the buttery, wannabe-fake-vanilla sweetness of the tonka - bc this is definitely not a wearable type of tonka for me. The galbanum's still sort of sour and definitely mixing with the lilac & tonka in a bad way. But the ho wood - still pretty strong - and the smoky vanilla - sadly much faded - are still absolutely lovely - they're just completely bitch slapped into ghosts of their former selves by the heavy bullying notes.
This has been amping and amping and it has suffocatingly intense throw - it's all rotten floral, super-heady lilac and sickly sweet cloying tonka (which is almost nutty-rancid as well as possessing overtones of grossly fake vanilla and fake butter) with some sour green also sort of rotten galbanum and only faint wisps of the brutalized, once so lovely and distinct ho wood and smoky vanilla. A revolting and truly nauseating blend on my skin. Sink time. Oh thank god it washes off reasonably easily.
An evil morpher.
Posted 12 March 2010 - 11:45 PM
In the bottle I smell a lot of buttery sweetness. Like Underpants revved up kind of. When it's wet, it's like it goes on one scent and splits into the notes- I can pick up wafts of different things..the lilac, the wood, and sweetness somewhere at the very bottom. It's like it doesn't want to blend- I literally smell distinct top, middle, and bottom notes. It's cloying to my nose, and kind of gives me a headache. When it has completely dried, it smells sort of like Glowing Vulva's drydown did on me- lots of wood with some sweetness. I can't see myself ever wearing this. Swaps it goes.
Posted 13 March 2010 - 04:23 PM
But will I buy a bottle that says PENIS on it? Heheh.
Posted 14 March 2010 - 08:18 PM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 04:18 AM
Wet: Oh, there's the soapy waxy familiar lilac. *huff huff huff* And almost a spicy feel, as it dries down.
Dry: Delicious warm mellow skin scent. Definitely hanging onto the decant to test again and see if it's bottle-worthy.
This post has been edited by Nomie: 22 March 2010 - 02:27 AM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:25 AM
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:34 PM
I really can't wear this one.
Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:47 PM
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Posted 19 March 2010 - 11:26 AM
I forgot to say that this doesn't smell masculine on me at all. Nothing cologne-y or astringent.
This post has been edited by HappyLoveJoy: 19 March 2010 - 11:30 AM
Posted 19 March 2010 - 08:03 PM
Wet on Skin: Pink and fleshy (seriouslyÖ it gave this impression the first time I sniffed it in the bottle, even though I hadn't looked to see which bottle I was holding), a bit sweet (in the sugary sense)
While Drying: A brief phase of true-to-life lilacs, but they soon disappear into the rest of the scent.
After a Little While: This reminds me of the spicy undertones of Raven Moon (smoky vanilla is the only listed common note between the two), but with a softer feel on top of it all. Initial throw is significant, but it doesn't last. Skin scent stays strong for a couple of hours.
Later: ~3 hours after application, I can still smell this if I stick my nose close to my arms, but there is no throw left to speak of.
Final Thoughts: I like this one, but I'm not sure if I need a bottle. I think I'll need to give it another full-day test or two to see if I can get a better feel for its mood, and see if there is any change in its lasting power.
Penis Admiration earns a 4/5 on my skin.
Posted 21 March 2010 - 05:04 AM
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 08:22 PM
Wet: Hmm, if this stays this way, its not a keeper. All buttery popcorn and sweeeeeet almost milky-sour vanilla. If you look hard enough, lilac does seem to be back there somewhere.
Dry: Yeah, the lilac comes out but that butter note never leaves. The wood note is there, but only if you really look for it and sniff close to the skin. It's actually a rather spicy lilac. Spicy lilac dipped in butter. It's got a salty feel more than a sweet feel.
This isn't bad, but it's weird and not necessarily something I want to smell like. I was sure this one was going to be a winner based on the notes, too.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 10:57 PM