Hod v2 Clearing Out the Cobwebs 5: Dark Delicacies Trunk Show, 6/04/10
Posted 05 June 2010 - 12:07 PM
Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:33 PM
EDIT: I actually get something sort of metallic from this upon application, now. When I was on my period, I had to wash it off, it was so metallic. Blech. But now that I'm back to normalcy, the metal smell fades away once it's dry, thank God. I was worried I was going to have to get rid of it, which would have made me really, really sad.
This post has been edited by kikithepirate: 29 June 2010 - 06:39 PM
Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:34 PM
So what I am saying is, if you love Hod and you already have some, you don't need to go insane to find this. They are very similar and the released version is much, much better IMO.
ETA: The Morocco proto, on the other hand, is truly special.
This post has been edited by Persephone76: 05 June 2010 - 08:35 PM
Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:05 AM
Posted 24 June 2010 - 09:39 PM
I thought Hod v2 would just be a more creamy version of that. My reasoning? Because wet in the bottle it smells like a SN Butter if there ever could be such a thing. It's almost unrecognizable as Hod to me. I thought, oh, it'll just mellow out on my skin and smell like a Katrina van Tassel + Hod Res. baby. Woo!
Uh, no. Wet on my skin, it's olive brine. OLIVE BRINE. And, more specifically, GREEN olive brine. I then hoped that it would morph or something when it dried. But no, I'm now wearing a dry and dusty green olive brine perfume on my left wrist. What the hell is wrong with my skin chemistry?
Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:35 PM
Posted 13 February 2011 - 02:17 PM
Posted 14 April 2011 - 12:07 AM
eta: hm..I got a bottle of this one recently and it's different from my tester, it must be due to aging (unless there are batch differences). I get hardly any sweetness from my bottle and it's not as creamy either, the amber is also more pronounced and the carnation has a metallic tinge that I didn't get from my tester, overall it's a bit sharper and not as well-blended or smooth.
This post has been edited by cfrancesca: 27 April 2011 - 03:50 AM
Posted 15 April 2011 - 06:15 PM
Wet On Skin: More yumminess, but there's something else in here too- it's in the background, so it's hard to pin, but it's calling to mind the florals of late springtime when I was a kid. the stuff that blooms in nyc for three days right before it becomes unbearably hot :lol:
Dry Down: Oh, this is GOOD. the florals have become more woodsy, and the vanilla/butterscotch combo has become less over the top foody, making for a warm, rich scent that is sweet but not in a i-wanna-chew-my-arm kind of way. more sexy, less cakey. :D
In all: Low throw, warm and delectible. I'm finding that this proto of Hod is FAr better suited to my skin chemistry. the released version(s) amped some odd dark musk note that went all wet-cardboard on me. but this version is exactly what i'd hoped the release would be and wasn't.
NOW i know what all the fuss is about! ;)
Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:37 AM
Posted 17 April 2011 - 05:58 AM
Posted 20 April 2011 - 12:58 AM
Posted 21 April 2011 - 03:51 AM
Posted 21 April 2011 - 04:52 PM
If you like carnation, you will like this. I keep giving that note second chances, and every time I am reminded that I just do not freakin like carnation. Oh well!
Posted 23 April 2011 - 10:41 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:07 PM
Posted 06 July 2011 - 06:13 PM
Posted 07 July 2011 - 11:47 PM
Initial Thoughts: I tried the official version of Hod when it was resurrected, looking for a better carnation experience. Alas, the musk amped on me as musk tends to do and drowned out most of the carnation. After seeing the first reviews of this version, I decided to give it a try.
In the Bottle: Buttery-sweet vanilla with carnation lurking in the background.
Wet: Spicy carnations sitting on top of a deliciously sugary cake. It's an odd juxtaposition at first, but I can't stop sniffing it.
Drydown: Sandalwood emerges, which is often a bad sign. Sandalwood is one of those notes that will amp on me. At the moment it seems to be beating down the sugary vanilla note but the carnation is not giving up.
Verdict: It mostly balances out to a trio of sandalwood, carnation and vanilla, but the sandalwood is the strongest of the three. I'll try it again in a couple of days, but I suspect this one will need a better home than mine.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:47 PM
Wet: Creamy, smooth vanilla that's slightly spiced (the carnation?) Very nice.
Dry down: The carnation becomes more apparent here and blends with the vanilla beautifully. I'm not picking up any sandalwood.
Dry: Spicy carnation, creamy vanilla, and just the lightest hint of sandalwood. :joy:
Verdict: This is really a stunning blend. It's perfect for this time of year for me and is instant love.
Posted 28 October 2011 - 01:13 AM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:36 PM
Florals with something heavily creamy.
This smells almost sour when I put it on, but quickly changes to a creamy floral.
The floral I am getting is not carnation. It is way more, um, floral than that. Sorry, but I really don't like most florals and I'm not good at differentiating them.
This is generic floral with a hint of ozone on me. God's judgment apparently says that this blend needs to go to the swap box. Oh well.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 03:58 AM