CD: Misfortune Teller v3
Posted 05 June 2010 - 10:48 AM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:22 PM
Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:31 PM
As for this version:
I just want to bathe in this stuff! In the beginning, I can smell a bit of perfumey plum, muskiness, and something that just really smoothes this blend out. It is after the wet phase when this blend truly smells amazing. The plum fades a bit and I can smell a different sweetness. Vanilla? The drydown reminds me of vanilla baked goods of some kind (a bit like Eat Me?).
Will have to compare to the released version later... I think this one is a keeper and I normally don't like plum at all!
Edited by Catseyes, 25 June 2010 - 01:31 PM.
Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:46 PM
Edited by Invidiana, 07 July 2010 - 11:49 PM.
Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:16 AM
Edited by Venneh, 15 July 2010 - 04:42 AM.
Posted 13 August 2010 - 08:43 PM
Posted 29 September 2010 - 03:50 PM
Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:07 AM
Very smooth musk. I think there may be a combination of musks in this one as I'm getting a lemony/soap tinge off it that is black musk's signature on my skin. The plum is more round here and lends this blend a fruitier vibe than that of the released. A bit sweeter and not as in your face. I think it may be a bit sweeter but I'm missing the depth that vanilla bean adds here as well so I think that may be missing or not as prominent in the blend as the released.
But my patchouli is GONE. The released verion of MME Moriarty is MY patchouli blend and without it, it just is not as bold or sexy. It's kinda plain.
I love you Beth. Thank you for making the released version what is it.
Posted 20 April 2011 - 02:41 AM
5mL from the Lab.
I really like Madame Moriarty. It has a tendency to go through a slightly funky stage on me before settling into something amazing, though, so I'm kind of hoping that this version might avoid that issue. Everything about v3 sounds great from the reviews, so I've got pretty high hopes.
Lovely. This reminds me of Snake Charmer mixed with Madame Moriarty, which is good because I love both. It's sweet but not in a foody way. I get rich, sweet amber, smoky vanilla and dark plum.
Wet on skin:
Basically the same as in the bottle, but with some musk now. It's probably red musk, but it's not as strong as the musk in the released version.
Sweet, resinous amber, smoked vanilla, black plum and dark, mysterious musk (it's hard to say what kind exactly, but I'm thinking it's a mixture). This is lighter than Madame Moriarty and sweeter, too, without the deep patchouli. It also doesn't go through the funky phase that the released version does on my skin.
This is like Madame Moriarty's younger sister who's just getting started in the fortune telling business, building up her mysterious image along with her collection of velvet dresses and smoky eyeliners.
The bottom line:
If you find Mme. Moriarty too heavy or intense, this will probably be right up your alley. Likewise if you're a fan of Snake Charmer.
I really like Misfortune Teller v3 and I'm very glad I got a bottle, although if I had to pick either the released version or V3, I'd go with the released version. I tend to wear darker, stronger scents and I love the patchouli in the released version. Both are beautiful, though, and both will be staying in my collection.
Posted 13 June 2011 - 11:21 PM
Edited by Ellebelle, 13 June 2011 - 11:22 PM.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 02:02 AM
My husband says it smells "crisp, like a broken sugar cane ... not necessarily like a sugar cane but something freshly broken."
Edited by Ondine, 06 July 2011 - 02:12 AM.
Posted 06 July 2011 - 03:10 AM
It's nice if you think Mme. Moriarty is too heavy for you, but I prefer the released version.
Posted 08 July 2011 - 06:23 PM
Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:00 PM
On wet: Sweet vanilla with a fruity sparkle - creamy and smooth. Definitely not the heavy, heady red musk n' fruit combo I'm used to!
Drydown: It's kinda difficult to get this scent sniffed out accurately - it's faded down so much! What I can smell is a much softer, lighter version of my favourite Misfortune Teller - like someone's added a few drops of the released blend to a bottle of creamy vanilla. The red musk and fruitiness is still present, but not as prominent, and there's a much sweeter edge to both. I'm not certain - it could be the way my nose is interpreting the mix of components - but I'm catching a hint of leather and possibly something resiny, too. Hmm...the longer it dries, the heavier/richer it gets.
Overall: M. Moriarty is my favourite scent and has been for quite some time now. Mlle. Lilith is a close second. They're similar in feel, but serve the many different moods I have. When I want something close to either released version - but NOT a released version (gotta love those annoyingly indecisive days, lol) - then this proto will be a great option, especially once it's had a chance to age into the glorious deliciousness I know it will become. Currently a 4/5 and a keeper.
Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:28 PM
Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:33 PM
Posted 23 July 2011 - 03:20 AM
On skin: smack of red musk
Half-hour later: lots of Bordello plum with mellower musky base
In conclusion: I'm so glad the Lab is releasing these prototypes, it's interesting to see the evolution of a blend to a finished product. I love the final Madame Moriarty and this is a great variation with that extra bump of luscious plum. Juicy, dark and delicious
Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:19 PM
Posted 07 August 2011 - 05:29 PM
Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:16 PM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:44 AM
As it dries, the plum softens, and smoky incense with a tiny bit of vanilla comes into play. Sometimes red musk can be overpowering on me, but so far this one is staying in check.
This is dark and mysterious without being so heavy that I couldn't wear it during the day. It basically smells like plum incense on me, which is a nice change of pace.
Edited by whataboutprom, 09 October 2011 - 01:44 AM.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:19 PM
Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:44 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:59 PM
defintiely more of a stand out to me, since many of the blends containing red musk tend to smell very similar to me (I amp red musk though, so that's why!)
Edited by sharkdiver, 01 November 2012 - 02:59 PM.
Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:52 PM
In the bottle: something sharp - no fruit?
Wet: A big blast of something sharply medicinal
Drying: Sweetening up a LOT, with incense and red musk, but still that medicine scent in the background. Still no plum .
Dry: Oh, MUCH better! Still not much that I can identify as plum, but here's the vanilla. Basically a red-musky vanilla on me with just a hint of fruity incense.
I'm not sorry I bought it, but not sure how much I'll wear it. I have about decided that BPAL's plum just does not work on me . I have a bottle of Mlle. Lilith on the way, I'm thinking it may be more to my liking.
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