Sugar Moon 2011 2/17/11-2/22/11
Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:17 PM
This is marvelously sexy. Deep and kind of dark.
Not that sweet though this may be because my skin chemistry rips through sweet notes quickly.
I can't distinguish the separate florals. They are a bouquet. A very nice balance between the florals and the fruits.
Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:35 PM
wet: the sweetness is so delicate, not as sugary as the previous sugar moon.this is an elegant dark blend, floral without being overpowering.
dry: i'm not sure precisely what violet musk is but this reminds me of a fainter version of la befana once dry, it's like a more delicate version of the parma violet. love it!
Posted 04 March 2011 - 07:12 PM
Also, this violet musk? Absolutely amazing.
ETA: The drydown, several hours later, is very similar (on me) to the drydown of Berry Moon.
This post has been edited by plainjean: 05 March 2011 - 12:07 AM
Posted 05 March 2011 - 01:48 AM
First sniff in the bottle says this is definitely related to the first Sugar Moon, because there is the similar burned sugar note. However, this is much lighter than the original, and there's almost a nutty tang to it. Even on my skin, the burned sugar/nutty note is there. My experience is so far from what was reported above, I wonder if my nose is playing games with me. Of course, this Lunacy only arrived today so testing it right out of the box isn't fair. So, I'll give this a bit of rest time and then try it again. Here's hoping for the best!
This post has been edited by stellans: 12 June 2011 - 10:17 PM
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This post has been edited by angelicruin: 06 March 2011 - 03:10 AM
Posted 06 March 2011 - 03:49 AM
Wet On skin: I find it to be the same as in the bottle.
Dry Down: There's a bit more pronounced floral in this version than in the last Sugar Moon. Which actually is very much working in it's favor. I personally am very picky about my floral notes, but this one is just beautiful.
In All: Low to medium throw with real staying power, Sugar Moon 2011 is a good cross-over season scent- it's both appraopriate as we slog through the last of winter, but I can already tell I'm really going to enjoy wearing this one come full springtime too. Also, it occurs to me if you enjoy that tart floral edge of Lady Lillith? You will absolutely *love* this new version of Sugar Moon.
Posted 08 March 2011 - 11:34 AM
Wet: That sugar is sharp! A spike of sugar with dark, dark florals. It has an unpleasant dual-nature to me: Dark and heavy as well as that pungent, sugar spike... making sinuses scream, immediately giving me a bit of a smell-induced headache! Yeah, it's going to be one of those scents for me, unfortunately. It is too hard to distinguish any flower in and of itself. It's an overwhelming dark bouquet.
Dry: Not very pleasant. I still cannot stomach it's strength and the flower mix is just as overwhelming for me now as it was wet. I cannot smell the teak or carrot seed at all, much to my disappointment. The strawberry is unusual, but I have to fight past the other dominant smells to even catch hints of the fun quirkiness there.
After a while: I can finally smell those dark currants and some of those violet musk notes on me! It's faded into a very delicious scent. I could care less about the sugar and some of the strong flowers at this point. The violet, plum, and currant settles it into a beautiful dark mix finally.
..more a very dark, floral moon than anything super sugar-sugary to me. It's too pungent for my tastes. I'd sadly equate this one to those mixes that hit me in department stores as I walk down the perfume aisle: Indistinguishably floral, spikey, and a real headache.
I find deep floral perfumes to be such a gamble and this one just didn't sink well with me, unfortunately. I think the mix is poor myself, especially when I was hoping to distinguish some of the large array of interesting ingredients used in this.
This post has been edited by Lucius: 08 March 2011 - 11:38 AM
Posted 09 March 2011 - 01:21 AM
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:09 AM
I'm always on the lookout for a sexy, heavy, grown-up, dark floral blend with enough sweetness to keep it interesting and wearable, and this definitely fits that description for me. I have a hard time wearing floral blends and usually find them too sharp, but the black orchid is intense and rich without being sharp or perfumey, and the violet musk is dark and sensual. There's a bit of black currant that adds a hint of dark, syrupy sweetness, and a good dose of perfect strawberry underneath the floral. It's not a candied strawberry, but smells sweet and juicy like real, ripe strawberries. Heavenly.
Juicy orchid, sensual violet musk, sweet black currant, and true ripe strawberry = gorgeous on my skin. :lovestruck:
Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:50 PM
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Posted 25 March 2011 - 11:39 AM
I thought the first Sugar Moon smelled reedy -- kind of plant-like, like celery. Wasn't my cup of tea at all. This one's much different.
I mean, I can sorta tell that it's sugar cane in this and not like teeth-achingly sweet pink sugar or anything like that, but it doesn't smell nearly as planty as the last one did. It's not over-the-top sweet, it's a soft sweet floral.
Currant, gardenia, strawberry, and rose are generally fairly loud on me and easy to pick out in a blend, but honestly I can't single out any of them in this. Just a musky sweet floral.
Posted 25 March 2011 - 11:29 PM
In the imp: very similar to the 08 version-heavy brown sugar, deep rose, but this time I also smell violet.
Wet on skin: deep berries and sugar and roses. I think I smell gardenia now.
Dry on skin: whoa, the sugar in here is really intense. It smells less like fresh sugar cane juice and more like the unprocessed molasses extracted from the cane. Itís a little bit smoky and very heavy. I also smell fruit notes-mainly blackcurrant, but I also smell some plum (itís not a deep rich plum though, but a sharper type) and tangy strawberry. The rose adds a deep velvety scent. I smell hints of other flowers, and I think they are turning bad on me-especially the gardenia. The violet musk seems to be blotted out by all the other notes.
After a while: the scent then loses that molasses scent and then goes through several stages-a sweet sugary rosy musk with a hint of tangy plum, then the gardenia mellows from that sharp and almost burnt scent to a crisp clean floral. Then the scent turns to a soapy floral musk. Not as sweet as Iíd hoped for, the sugary sticky scent is gone, all I smell are the flowery notes and the sharper aspects of the fruits with a squeaky clean musk.
Verdict: I really wanted this version of Sugar Moon to love me! I liked 08 but recently itís not been working on me so I was hoping this would, despite having troublesome notes. But it was not to be. It was everything I didnít like much in original SM (the molasses-like/maple syrupy sugar, the weird sharp berry scent) but with extra floral notes and a weirdly soapy musk that made it a little bit less appealing. Iím sad because I have the t-shirt, but I think Iíll have to pass on the perfume because itís not meant to be.
Is it a keeper? No, Iím afraid.
If you like this, try: Sugar Moon 08, Bitter Moon, Roputznica, Knave of Hearts, King of Hearts
Posted 28 March 2011 - 09:19 PM
This to me is such a 'purple' scent both in feel and expression. I am not a fan of most of the elements here, but this is dark and seductive. Mmm, delicious.
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 05:04 PM
After a bit, I start to smell a bit of the other notes. Can't really pick anything out specifically, but overall it is kind of a dark fruit with hints of floral (rose?). It's still sweet, but after a bit I wouldn't describe this as sugary. Wow, not what I was expecting from a scent called Sugar Moon!
This is pretty, but I don't think it is for me.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:32 AM
Posted 23 June 2013 - 06:26 PM
Wet on me - An almost smoky woodsy floral
Dry on me - It disappears completely on my skin
Overall - If it had hung around more it could have been interesting