The Lilac Wood
Posted 27 November 2010 - 10:04 PM
imp: sweet, watery grass.
wet: just lovely. grassy (soft, not sharp) and floral but in the gentlest way possible. this smells peaceful.
dry: i didn't expect to like this one as much as i do, it's wet greenery and soft new grass.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:57 AM
On wet: Lilac like WOAH! Really...I get lots of Lilac and freshly snapped twigs!
a true lilac, not icky plastic lilac)
Dry: The Lilac has retreated a bit, and the green-ness has really amped on me.
My boyfriend loved the Proto of this, and I expected him to love this on me...not so much. Oh well! It's a very green / lilac scent, just as it should be! Awesome!
Posted 28 November 2010 - 05:15 PM
Posted 01 December 2010 - 03:38 PM
A few moments after hitting skin, fresh new growth of trees, flowers and grass poke their way through. Somehow it manages to be fresh yet feminine and floral yet spicy in a green and floral way. Reminds me of lavendar but it's not. That kind of herbal-spicy floral. Delicate yet not too weak. Maybe that's some mosses? I'm not very good with individual notes yet, not by a long shot.
It's got a little bit of high-pitched white/floral/powdery feeling to it later, but very subtly so it's not a bad thing.
Although I'm not sure it's 'me' enough to order a bottle (got this from the 'horn pack' of imps)I will certainly keep and enjoy what I have, and it's really very well done.
Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:36 AM
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Posted 28 December 2010 - 05:25 AM
Wet On Skin: The green grass is taking a bit more of a front seat at this point with the lilac bringing up the rear.
Dry down: the lilac has made a comeback. However, this should not be interpreted as being strong or bossy or overpowering, because it's not in the least. But there is no mistaking it: this is lilac, all the way.
In all: light to medium throw, a gentle but determined floral. I personally only like florals on a very, very rare and particular occasion. But when I smelled how this scent bloomed on my skin, there was no question: I HAD to buy a bottle. I know that I will mix this with some of the Violet based BPALs I have, for wearing in these darker months, and come springtime, I'll be happy to wear it all on it's own.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:44 PM
The Lilac Wood doesn't really shift on my skin at all. It's strong and stays the same from start to finish (lasting about 8 hours pretty strongly on me) - heavy, powdery, sweet floral tone with hints of green grass and herbs. It's actually a bit cloying on me, and I'm sad that it doesn't really smell of lilacs.
Sort of a cool toned version of Garden Path with Chickens...
This post has been edited by Little Bird: 12 August 2011 - 04:33 PM
Posted 01 January 2011 - 05:24 AM
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Posted 03 January 2011 - 03:49 PM
Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:05 AM
Posted 12 January 2011 - 08:30 PM
As it dries, this settles into a very fresh, pretty scent. Lilac is the dominant note, followed by cool grasses, and as someone else mentioned, freshly broken twigs. The kind that are green inside.
Unfortunately, its exactly the type of scent that gives me a headache, even though it's so pretty.
If you're looking for a cool floral slightly aquatic scent, this is for you. It smells like a fresh summer morning.
Posted 19 January 2011 - 03:15 PM
Which makes me happy, so when my HoA runs out, I will pick up a lilac-tinged HoA in the form of Lilac Wood. Success!
Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:32 PM
Wet on me: LILAC. Screaming amping lilac, the real deal not a perfume interpretation of it. Also beneath it more grass.
Dry down: On my wrists, the lilac stays dominant. In the crook of my arm it's fresh cut grass with a hint of meadow flowers. Big throw, long last. I think this is my favorite BPAL floral yet. The only thing making me hesitant to commit to a bottle is how infrequently I crave wearing a pretty, feminine floral, but damn. 5/5 for my skin chemistry.
Posted 29 January 2011 - 09:35 PM
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:34 PM
Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:40 PM
ADDED Feb. 24:
Same here! This scent is just plain comforting to me. It's all the good soft things of my childhood at my Grandma's house, and just evokes the mysterious and lovely forest of the Unicorn, just as it should.
Posted 18 February 2011 - 04:59 AM
Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:45 AM
There might be jsut a bit of grass with this, maybe wood underneath, I get the coolness that suggests shadows. But this isn't a complicated blend. I mostly get cool lilac =)
Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:44 AM
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:40 PM