Posted 11 September 2011 - 02:23 AM
I apparently cannot smell lime? Anyway, to me this is hibiscus and white musk, with a tiny bit qof green tea hiding underneath. The hibiscus is tart and bright, really refreshing. Great hot weather scent!
Posted 13 September 2011 - 09:35 AM
After drying down the lime is still there but everything else starts to come out. I can definitely pick out the musk and the green tea and the hibiscus makes it very tangy. It reminds me of a much nicer version of the high street perfume 'Ghost'. It's a lovely scent just not for me.
Posted 18 September 2011 - 04:37 PM
Wet: The musk is coming to life, and the lime has softened.
Dry: On the dry down it turns out to be a nice, well-blended combination of hibiscus, lime, and a little bit of musk. Very lovely! Probably more appropriate for warmer months.
Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:37 PM
I tried this one and no baby powder on me but pledge comes up for me too.
Oh well, in my scent locket still reminds me of pledge so it is first to my swapping pile.
Edited by archergrl, 04 January 2012 - 08:56 PM.
Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:16 AM
On skin, wet: Mainly musk, with just a hint of lime.
On skin, dry: Still pretty much just musk and lime. There's a soapy note, I think, but it's very faint.
After an hour: The soapiness went away, thankfully. But it stays musk and lime, with no trace of the matcha. *sadness*
Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:03 PM
Drydown: Yep, there went the lime -- my skin eats BPAL citrus for breakfast. Oddly, I'm not getting much hibiscus either. What I am getting is slightly bitter; perhaps that's the matcha.
Long-term: The hibiscus comes out more strongly after a while, and blends well with the sweetness of the white musk. But there's no throw at all, and it's not a strong scent even on my skin. Staying power is about average -- 12 hours and it's nearly gone.
Bottom line: Not a bad scent, but nothing noticeable or memorable about it, and the opening could be more pleasant. Swap pile.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 03:48 PM
Wet: Soap, although I can catch a hint of the lime. The soap seems citrusier now.
Dry: The lime becomes much more prominent on the dry down although it smells a bit like lemon to me. (Iím not sure on the scent difference between lemon and lime, they are similar citrus flavors after all.) Once it dried completely, the lime mellowed out a bit, but itís still very much a citrus scent. Thereís also something soft in this, the matcha perhaps? Once it dried completely, it was a nice overall scent; soft yet with that lime bite underneath.
My Reaction: This was a frimp and Iím not sure what I was expecting with this one, although I did cheat and read the Wiki entry on Ehecatl the Aztec god so I was thinking light and flowery with some ozone for his wind association I suppose. Itís very different than any other scent I have from the lab and definitely reminds me of tropical drinks like margaritas. After about 15 minutes it faded but then seemed to come back, if softer, weird! Not something I need a bottle of, but it would be interesting to use this to be different than my usual scents occasionally.
Rating 1-5: 2
Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:49 AM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:34 PM
This was another "blind test" of a freebie, made before seeing the name on the label.
In Vitro Sharp and sweet, nothing I could identify.
Wet Lemon, plus something else, another citrus. Not strong. I decided it wasn't lemon, or not just lemon, but I couldn't decide exactly what. It faded very quickly but I did detect something "under" the citrus.
Drying Half an hour on the scent was very faint and the citrus was joined by... soap? Hard to say, and not offensive in any case.
I figured it was gone and went for a thirty minute walk followed by a leisurely breakfast. Almost two and a half hours after application I absently sniffed my wrist and was surprised by a completely different scent, some mild and very faint base note. That too was gone soon thereafter.
Looking at the entry for Ehecatl I see I wasn't too far off. I don't know what hibiscus smells like and I assume matcha is green tea which I like very much. The white musk in this blend behaved very differently on me than the musk in Robin Goodfellow, so evidently they're not all the same, thank goodness. In summation I am very pleased with this one even though it fades rapidly; I can use it more as aromatherapy than as a day scent.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:08 PM
Drydown: strong lemon and rose. I know these are not in the listed notes, but my skin chemistry is pretty dumb sometimes.
Far drydown: faint household cleaner.
Overall: not me at all.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 03:04 AM
5 minutes: The floral goes WHOOSH and devours this scent whole. It gets very perfumey, a bit powdery at times. But itís nice, even though it smells a bit like a mainstream perfume. Thereís an undercurrent of very pleasant vanilla-like musk, smooth and sweet.
10 minutes: The lime rises to the top again, followed by the white musk, swimming in that perfumey hibiscus floral. Itís heavier than Iíd expect, since itís named after a god of wind, but that might be because floral perfumes often strike me as heavy, personally.
30 minutes: At this point it either gets a bit powdery, maybe from the matcha Ė strangely reminded of non-sweet lime pixie sticks Ė or, it gets less powdery, and the hibiscus blossoms into something a bit more fruity and lush.
1 to 3 hours Ė Regardless of which way it goes, itís nice at this point. It does remind me of a fairly normal, feminine, floral perfume. Nice, with the tropical and musk qualities, but justÖ perfumey.
3.5 hours Ė Less overtly perfumey at this point. Mostly a mildly sweet musk, a bit of hibiscus, and a bit of mild limey-ness. Fairly impressive the citrus lasted so long, really.
I do think this could be quite pretty on a woman, but I am not she. I like it enough, however, that Iím reluctant to part with the imp. Might hold onto it in case I ever decide to do drag. Or, until I can find an appropriate woman to give this to. Thatís what Iím more likely to tell people.
Summary: Like a very nice, commercial perfume. Lingering lime top note over lots of pretty hibiscus. Undercurrent of a soft, sweet, vanilla-like musk. Can go powdery, and floral is quite heady. Upbeat, springy, and feminine.
(but not for me)
Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:29 PM
Wet: Bright lime, sweet hibiscus, hints of dried green tea and musk. Oh, this may go in the "to buy" category.
Dry: I agree with my husband. It's a very clean, pure scent. I think it would be wonderful for summer or spring. I get hibiscus, gentle while still lightly fragrant, a touch of warmth from the white musk, and a round sweet quality from the matcha.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:17 PM
Drydown: Gentle lime with white musk and a hint of a light floral.
Dry: Soft, grounding green tea with the barest hint of lime and powdery white musk. It reminds me of green tea ice cream. Gentle and sort of fluffy.
7.5 out of 10 bones
Edited by BoneBone24, 21 June 2013 - 02:14 PM.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:33 AM
Wet: Lime scented dryer sheets and soap. Yikes, giving me a headache.
Dry: As it dries, it veers away from dryer sheets and soaps.
Drydown: The lime has faded, it's pretty much all powder and florals now. This is too girly for my liking.
Edited by ioleda, 06 March 2013 - 01:33 AM.
Posted 04 July 2013 - 05:25 PM
Posted 05 September 2013 - 02:16 AM
Edited by IambicDearie, 05 September 2013 - 02:22 AM.
Posted 04 January 2014 - 08:44 PM
Wet on me - A black tar sort of scent and soap
Dry on me - A clean woody musk scent with hints of tobacco
Overall - Whilst it's not really my cup of tea, I did enjoy this much more than I expected
Posted 11 March 2014 - 03:07 PM
As it dries, there's a bitter touch of matcha and a thin blanket of white musk which deepens the blend overall and softens the edges of the candy smell. Later on the hibiscus emerges, and while it's rather faint it adds a lovely floral sweetness that further reduces the candy smell.
I quite like this! I think it's a little too childish for regular wear, and it's not really a me sort of blend, but I think this will be nice for sunbathing in the yard on hot summer days. Glad I got an imp before it was DC'd.
Posted 06 May 2016 - 10:51 AM
A bright white scent, with loads of sharp lime and a rather pointy musk. This blend is a kick in the pants! Pretty quickly calms down into a fresh, clean, much softer laundry scent with citrus around the edges.
Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:58 AM
It's really tropical lime. Very strong citrusy lime and some really pretty hibiscus. This is a perfect summer scent because everything balances so perfectly and feels incredibly fun. The musk is there and it keeps everything stitched together, but the real star is the lime. I am absolutely a fan and I may need to hunt down some more.
Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:22 PM
Citrusy tropical flowers. I get the comparisons to Shanghai and Embalming Fluid, but whereas the latter went cleaning fluid on me (which is what I predicted for Ehecatl when I smelled it in the imp) and the formed lasted about 38 seconds, Ehecatl has some staying power, and the lime and matcha keep it out of Lemon Pledge territory. The musk is a little sharp, in keeping with this bright summery scent.
Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:46 PM
In the imp: I’m getting tons of white musk with some lime and hibiscus.
Wet: The white musk is still very strong on me, but I’m also getting more lime and hibiscus on my skin. It’s veering into soap territory on me, sadly, thanks to the white musk being so strong, but behind the soapiness, I get the tart hibiscus and lime.
Dry: Okay, the white musk has calmed down somewhat, the hibiscus is a little softer than before, and I am still getting the lime note. I can also smell the matcha now.
After a while, it ends up being a clean hibiscus and matcha scent with a touch of lime. I prefer this phase of the scent.
Verdict: The white musk in this was just way too strong for me, sadly. This isn’t for me, but it was nice to be able to try it.
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