Lilith's Tea Party
Posted 25 October 2010 - 07:03 PM
Sweet strawberry galore! This is a sweeter, strawberrier version of Floating Brain. Sweet strawberries, sponge cake and a hint of icing.
Way too sweet for me. But if you like sugary sweet blends, give this confection a whirl.
Posted 26 October 2010 - 09:13 AM
Posted 30 October 2010 - 12:06 PM
Posted 30 October 2010 - 04:11 PM
Bottle: Strawberry w/ an undertone. *yay! love the strawberry scents* And the art is adorable.
Wet: Initially it was strawberry black tea...the tea reminding me of Bread & Butterfly (worrying me as well because I don't like earl grey and B&BF had to go because of it). The tea deepens, and rose slowly engulfs strawberry, leaving only that jam tang at the edge. This is rose tea.
Drying Aftermath: I find that strawberry seems to be pacing. Wandering off, then popping back over. The tea was a good undercurrent for the most part. There was a small amount of time where some anise seemed to arise (big no) but left again shortly afterwards. For the most part this is an artifical rose tea...but is quite nice.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 11:14 AM
Wet it's all Tea time in Roswell with extra strawberry jam
Dry it's not too sweet and it's very pretty, unfortunately the rose note that pops out on dry down is a deal breaker for me.
Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:09 PM
Wet on me - Other florals come out to play giving a bright green effect underlain by a cakey note
Dry on me - A gather cake scent with delicate floral notes
Overall - Very pretty, but it doesn't grab me
Posted 04 November 2010 - 05:00 PM
I figured... cake, tea, strawberries...how can it go wrong? Silly, silly me.
The tea is fine, but it just can't salvage the salty, smelly reek of 'old gym sock' that whatever that cake note is turns into. It's not quite the same one that killed Elephantine Colossus on me, but it's close. I don't get strawberries, all I get is old socks soaked in milky (and slightly soured) tea. This lasted about two minutes before it was off to the bathroom to scrub it off.
Sad day! If it had the cake note that's in Eat Me, I suspect things would've been better. Oh well.
Edited by Nachtwulf, 04 November 2010 - 05:01 PM.
Posted 06 November 2010 - 03:39 PM
Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:33 AM
Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:55 PM
From the bottle: strawberry tea with cream
Wet: Bit cookie like sweet tea
Dry: sweet weak tea
Maybe a bit of age of more setteling down will do the trick (just got it from the mail )
So tried it again, i get up front weak tea, after 30mins it starts to change to very licht and fluffy cake, in the back ground if i press my nose to my wrist i can smell that the tea is still there.
Some drops of the perfume got in my sweather and it smells like weak tea, not really what i wanted.
The version on me is much better, so it's def. NOT going in my locket
Edited by Icekitten, 31 December 2010 - 01:55 AM.
Posted 18 November 2010 - 03:39 AM
Posted 28 November 2010 - 02:43 PM
Soon it was ALL LIQUORICE ALL THE TIME. Don't get me wrong, liquorice is fine but in perfume, eg Lolita Lempicka edt, it absolutely nauseates me. Cry
I was so looking forward to this one too. Label gorgeous though.
Posted 03 December 2010 - 02:50 AM
I could not love this scent more if Lilith herself popped out of the bottle and served me a cuppa.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 10:26 PM
Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:29 AM
Wet on Skin: now i'm getting cake with a light cream dollop on top and the rosewater coming out as an afterthought. this is lovely.
Dry Down: rosewater and light sugar, plus some very light black tea.
In All: definitely a child's scent- one that you can let your wee ones wear a little bit of on special occasions. for grown-ups, a good day-time scent, and one that will be nice to have on hand during the hottest parts of the year.
Posted 17 January 2011 - 08:31 PM
A definite tea, fruit, and beeswax smell.
Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:39 PM
In the imp: mmm, strawberry jam and cream filled cakes!
Wet on skin: somewhere between Eat Me, Huesos de Santo, Teatime in Roswell and Bread and Butterfly.
Dry on skin: this is so pretty! The scent that predominates is strawberry jam and sponge cake. The strawberry jam is very, very sweet, but itís working better on me than strawberry notes tend to. The trifle smells so realistic-it smells just like the kind my godmother makes, with jam filled Swiss rolls, I can really smell Swiss rolls here! Thereís a hint of white wine to the trifle, and the cream/custard is there, adding richness to the whole scent. I canít smell the imaginary flowers (I can smell rosewater though) or macaroons, and not much actual tea, but Iím impressed by the cake note. This scent reminds me of the Mad Tea Party scents (no surprises there) in that it smells sweet, whimsical and nostalgic.
After a while: I canít decide whether I like this or not. I think itís too sweet, but the jam scent reminds me of my favourite type of Swiss Rolls. Maybe the cream is making this too cloying? I love the Swiss roll and Victoria sponge scent here, but maybe itís a little too much, when compared to other cake scents like Eat Me and Huesos de Santo. I think Eat Me has a musky scent to the vanilla which prevents it from being purely foody, and Huesos has sharp orange and anise detracting from the sweet cake and custard. The rose note in here is too faint to turn the scent into a floral gourmand.
Verdict: I like this, itís a classic example of a tea party scent, thereís something quintessentially English about it-a scent of Victoria sponge cakes full of the sweetest strawberry jam, served with jammy Swiss rolls, jammy scones, trifles, and just the faintest hint of a cup of tea. I myself was hoping for more of the tea, to temper the intense sweetness of the cake. Because although I love the Victoria sponge scent here, itís a little too sweet. Too much jam and not enough sponge, maybe? Iím comparing this to Golletes, another scent with a similar theme of strawberry jam and sweet carbs, and I think Golletes wins this round. Itís not as cloyingly sweet as LTP; I think the pastry note in there is less sugary than the cake in here. I eventually sold my bottle but Iím keeping a small amount because thereís something endearing about the scent and concept.
Is it a keeper? Maybe just a decantÖ
If you like this, try: Golletes, Teatime in Roswell, Eat Me, Huesos de Santo, Bread and Butterfly
Posted 17 April 2011 - 02:57 PM
As it dries: It starts to remind me more of Dorian (which on me smells like lemon cake and tea), but replace the lemon with strawberry.
Dry: Gosh I love this, it's so sweet and takes me to childhood in such a wonderful way. It's bright and sweet and delightful! It stays true to the strawberry, but in a dessert, sugared way (makes sense with the trifle aspect). The tea has faded now that it's dry, but just enough to mellow a bit behind the other scents. I do smell an every so slight hint of the flowers, but they're so quiet that it's just complimentary to the blend as a whole. This is great!
Edited by Tiada, 17 April 2011 - 02:57 PM.
Posted 05 May 2011 - 01:09 PM
On: Sweet, candy-like cakes.
1 hour in: A sweet, warm, cake scent.
4 hours in: Sweet with a vegetable note underneath.
Overall: This is another sweet scent that doesn't work on my skin.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:13 PM
Posted 04 September 2011 - 08:05 PM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 10:42 PM
The cake itself seems to have a touch of anise, to my nose, and the tartness of the strawberry blends nicely with the faint dusty sweetness of the other notes. I think the only way I can take cake scents is when they are like this -- dry and without a hint of butter; and the way I prefer floral scents is when they are blended with something sweet that gives them a little extra body. But the idea of "flower cakes" is wonderful and I can imagine candied flowers or whorls of chalky frosting made to look like petals, and this makes me quite happy.
I happen to be testing this later in the day after applying the Mlle Lilith Fortune Teller scent and this happy accident works out very nicely, giving a hint of incense to the blend as well.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:29 AM
I am madly in love with this scent. NEED BOTTLE.
ETA: I've been wearing this a lot lately, and it's probably the longest-lasting of all the BPAL oils I've tried. I put it in early morning and it lasts well into the afternoon.
Edited by holborne, 24 April 2013 - 02:49 AM.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:20 AM
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:49 AM
Wet: Amazingly fresh strawberries and delicious cakey things.
Dry: Oh my gosh, this is so wonderful. Sweet cakes and anise, fresh strawberries (I was a bit nervous about them, as I'm used to the nasty artifical scent, but this is very true to life), with hints of rose and cream. So whimsical and pretty. I need a bottle.
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