The Amorous Tree
Posted 29 March 2011 - 09:23 PM
When I first put this one on it smells a bit like cedar or maybe a different strong tree note - I'm not a big fan of woods so I'm terrible at identifying them! As it dries down it starts smelling like lime, which was unexpected from the description, so much so that I had to go double check to see if it were a listed note. I suppose it's possible that my brain reads wood plus rose as limes, because I don't actually smell roses when it's usually something I amp to death.
I'm really surprised by this one! From the listed description I expected heavy woods with a cover of roses, but it's actually quite light and fresh. To me it smells like a very sweet lime with a slight aquatic bent from the "misty" part of the description. The woods and the rose aren't really showing up after it's dry.
Posted 10 April 2011 - 04:41 PM
Posted 19 April 2011 - 08:53 PM
5 mins in...the lemony note is amping, and my brain is now reading it as the Flash powder my mum used to clean the kitchen floor with, I used to kind of like that smell so it's not a huge criticism like it might sound. I am not sure though that I can carry this one off. Smells interesting though when I run my nose fast past the spot with The Last Unicorn on it into this spot. Maybe they could layer?
Lemon continues to amp pushing fern into the background, and I think I can smell some rose now. It may end up as a box of mixed turkish delight. I'll update tomorrow what was left in the morning...
ETA nothing was really left in the morning, just a smidge of the same smell. This doesn't morph much when dry.
This post has been edited by cinnamonmel: 23 April 2011 - 07:52 PM
Posted 20 April 2011 - 09:50 PM
Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:45 PM
Interesting, but not for me.
Posted 11 June 2011 - 01:16 PM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:28 PM
I pretty much get a bitter, sour, sharp, dirty grapefruit smell from this, with a hint of bland, dry oak, and a drydown that is awful. The drydown is like cheap, harsh, white bar soap plus a hint of bitter BO and citrus. :sick:
I wish I got the lime and rose that others have mentioned, but this is a soapy disaster on my skin.
Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:34 PM
Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:18 PM
If it stayed green and limey, I'd be happy, but it starts fading and the lime and green are overtaken by a soft rose. The rose is warm and gentle and not bad... but not me. I like aggressive, bitchy roses like Whip. This smells young and innocent. I am neither.
Still... a lovely smell. I might keep it around to use for that once in a blue moon.
Posted 19 March 2012 - 07:10 AM
Wet: I really amped the wood note in this at first with the greenery coming in a close second. It was a very sappy sort of greenery, not like mowed grass so much as like mowing over a dandelion patch or maybe even wood sorrel.
It wasn't until the dry down that the rose showed up. Sadly, it's the kind of rose that goes old lady soap on me. Within a couple of hours, I smelled like I had been washing myself with my grandmother's decorative soaps. All of the lovely wood and greenery were gone.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:30 PM