Luna Metamorphosis: The Moths (5/26/10-8/26/10)
Posted 12 June 2010 - 09:37 PM
This one ended up being mostly lime sugar and pear on my skin, with some other funky notes in the bottle that I couldn't quite place (tea? green musk?). Not for me, so much.
Posted 12 June 2010 - 10:18 PM
Yep, you guessed it, the wet stage of this blend is all about lime sugar. It reminds me of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat, sans melon, with the pear and slightly minty tea note instead. Thankfully the sourness of the lime backs down a bit once this drys, and the sweet green musk gets a chance to come forward. As of yet, I'm not sure my nose has detected the carnation, armoise, or thyme. Once dry, this is very pretty and refreshing, but DANG that lime is sour on my skin for the first 15-20 minutes. I'm hoping it will become a more balanced part of the blend given a little time.
This post has been edited by Hillary: 12 June 2010 - 10:20 PM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 01:56 AM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 02:17 AM
Posted 13 June 2010 - 03:28 PM
Worth noting that my skin is out of whack from stress lately, so the oil burns off pretty quickly on my at the moment. Therefore, not as much staying power as I'd like, but I wouldn't call that an absolute assessment.
Love it, keeping it. I think this'll get a lot of use.
Posted 15 June 2010 - 11:19 PM
I can smell the mint in the bottle, but on me it's mostly pear with lime sugar. It's nice and light. "Color" to me is shimmery light green. After several hours the green musk comes out more.
Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:00 AM
On me it is fruity, sweet; mostly pear and lime. I get a hint of carnation and a little tea blast initially, but now after about 15 minutes it is mostly a nice sweet fruity light green scent. Its fruitiness reminds me a bit of Autumn Moon of the Mirror Stand.
Actually, I am really liking this one!!!! I will wear a few more times, but it might be bottle worthy!!!
This post has been edited by wendyb1063: 23 June 2010 - 09:05 PM
Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:48 PM
On, the lime sugar is like WHOA. It is always there but backs down fairly quickly. There is a definite herby quality that I get that is sort of lemon-ish, so I'm guessing the thyme but it's not strong. It tempers the citrus sugar very nicely and is softened by the musk and pear. I do not get much carnation at all. This is very pretty and perfect for summer.
Posted 17 June 2010 - 12:08 AM
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 03:12 PM
As much as I like it, I don't think it's really "me". But I'm glad I got to try it!
Posted 21 June 2010 - 01:35 PM
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Posted 24 June 2010 - 03:56 AM
Wet, it's a very soft, gentle candy scent, and it gives me a mental image of very pale green pear-flavored hard candies. The lime comes out more as it dries, which makes the blend a little more refreshing than overly sweet. "Pretty" is definitely an adjective I would use for this blend, very delicate and feminine. A spring/summer sort of scent, light and sweet and airy.
Posted 24 June 2010 - 05:30 PM
Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:56 PM
Wet: I get a huge rush of pear and , now that it has had a few weeks, tea. Almost too fruity for my taste but there is something compelling about it.
Dry: As it dries the herbal quality comes out and there is more of a sharp green quality to it. The musk adds a round feathery quality to it. The big surprise for me is the lime. No sugar here. The lime is bitter like the rind.
Overall: Not what I expected but it is unusual and has that sharp green quality I love for summer. It also seems to me that it keeps improving.
Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:40 PM
In the bottle : Mostly lime sugar sweetness.
Wet : The pear, carnation and musk show up. The carnation is wonderful, adding a spicy kick that the musk seems to soften at every turn. Musk is generally a death note on me, but thankfully it's working ok in this blend. Something is keeping it in check.
Dry down : Mostly pear, carnation and musk. I wish the lime sugar stuck around a bit longer, but this is pretty. The softness of it reminds me of the softness I also get from Antique Lace - even though they don't smell the same. Just the same feel to me.
Verdict : Glad I got a bottle. Wish it was a bit sweeter on the dry down, but it's great for when I want to feel soft and girly.
EDIT : Darn it. Not so glad anymore. As this starts to fade away all it is leaving behind is musk, musk, musk. I hate that I amp musk. It's making me feel queasy now. Darn it! I want to love you, Luna, but the musk is ruining everything. *le sigh*
This post has been edited by Antoinette: 25 June 2010 - 11:42 PM
Posted 26 June 2010 - 08:21 PM
Immediately after application: OMFG YUM. Sugary pear-lime. Geek.Goth + pear and musk! I LOVE IT! PLEASE DON'T GO SOAPY! I AM BEGGING YOU!
Warming up: No soap! Sugary pear and a hint of musk. Less Geek.Goth vibe but still yummy.
Fading: Still no soap! Yay! Some of the tea is coming out now. It still smells AWESOME. I am most pleased.
Faded: Tea, a little spice, and pear. Yummy awesomeness. I am very pleased!
Overall: Reminiscent of my beloved Geek.Goth that turned to dish soap on me, this stayed beautiful start to finish. I loved it. This was the first of the metamorphosis blends I tested. I'm also glad I opted for half-decants, banking on my likely desire to buy bottles of these scents because if the rest are anything like this, I will NEED bottles. It is thisclose to perfect for me. Definitely getting a bottle!
Posted 27 June 2010 - 06:18 AM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 01:15 AM
On skin: No more pear , sweet sugar is still there, the carnation and herbal floral notes come out, at the end it kind of has a chapstick-y smell..weird.
30 min. later: Has dried down to a very Very light sugar scent.
I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't get more of the lime in the lime sugar. This is a very light and sweet scent, but I kind of wish is lasted longer (scent locket?) and that it stayed a more fruity green scent w/ a hint of sugar. Oh wells.
This post has been edited by SirBixby: 29 June 2010 - 01:16 AM
Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:58 PM
Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:29 AM
Now I like Pez. But I don't want to smell like it, so I pretty much just gave up on this one right away.
Then later I remember the tea, the carnation, and I thought surely this lime sugar can't ruin the whole thing for me. So I tried it again, and it is much better on, thankfully. On, it is rounder, fruitier, and not at all artificial, though it is a bit sweeter than I like. It is indeed very "green" in a glowing green candy way. I wish I got more tea, but I'm all about strong tea scents and rarely get them. I get some pear, and not enough carnation.
I find this pleasant but not a keeper.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 05:03 PM
I think it was the green musk or armoise that made it 'off' because all the other notes are generally good on me. Sad!