The Lilac Wood
Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:48 AM
In the bottle: Strong lilac
Wet: Strong lilac
Dry: As it dries, the wood notes appear. By mid-day, this seemed to be a lovely green floral. It's spring here and I've worn this scent several times over the last two weeks. Over that time, the scent has stayed consistent: lilac, followed by a woody lilac, followed by a softer, green floral. It's lovely.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 01:50 AM
Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:59 AM
On skin, wet: Greenery with lilac in the background. A bit of soap, but not too much.
On skin, dry: Pretty much straight up lilac. That hint of soap is still not too strong.
After an hour: And now it's soap. Lilac seems to fall into the same category as cherry blossom for me--very nice for a while, but eventually turning to soap. Sadness, as it's one of my favourite flowers.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:08 PM
In 2010: sophisticated lilac, floral but not cloying. A bit traditional. Dry grasses and something smooth, deep, and shadowy in the background. Pleasant but not really me. Will try again in 2012 and post updates to aging.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:23 AM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:50 AM
Wet on me - Softer, still green and pepper, but with a slight touch of something pepper
Dry on me - A soft powdery part floral/part musk scetn
Overall - Wet it's interesting and dry it's pretty, but neither stage is really me
Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:00 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:53 AM
IN THE BOTTLE: Ohghod it was v green and sharp. I thought this was maybe another Two, Five, and Seven disaster where I just got blaring green and no florals at all! But, it was a bit more flowery than that (thank God). Even then, this scent had a certain something to it that drew me in.
WET: Still pretty sharp and green, but it settled down right away to a floral. As other people said, this really smells like actual fresh flowers -- not "perfumy" or soapy. There's some delicious note in there -- wood? musk? -- that seemed to be calming the green down. Usually I don't like the sort of high white sharp smells, especially with lots of grass, but this is converting me.
DRYDOWN: The lilac comes out more -- I was impatient for it! This has more staying power than I'd expect from such a light floral, and thankfully after a few hours the greens die way down and the musk comes out more. It's still pretty bright, but not in an unpleasant way. Nowhere near as sweet as actual lilacs, but that might be the green on my skin: for some reason it drowns out EVERYTHING else.
VERDICT: This kind of pretty gentle feminine floral is usually so not my thing, but it's delicate without fading, gentle yet strong, and is really sort of enchanting. It's definitely a wet, green, fresh flowery scent, like taking a walk in the Unicorn's wood after a spring rain. I find it energizing and clean -- it'd be a good morning perfume. Doubt I'll buy a bottle, but my skin usually amps grass LIKE WHOAH, and the sharp-but-delicate floral scents tend to give me headaches, so I'm delighted to find a grassy floral I can actually wear.
I agree that an aged bottle of this might be really beautiful -- one might be worth buying for that alone, to see what it turns into in a year or two. If it was just a bit more flowery/sweet I might get a bottle.
Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:56 PM
Wet: Strong, aquatic notes swirl around the violets drowning out nearly everything else save the musky undertones.
Dry: I get more grass and some additional flowers, but lilac and the aquatic aspect are still the strongest notes. It’s not something I wear again, sadly.