Posted 02 May 2011 - 11:18 PM
5mL from the Lab.
This isn't my usual kind of scent. Not by a long shot. But something about it sounded so pretty that I had to order a bottle anyway. The only thing here that actually worries me is the acacia, because I'm not a floral fan. The other notes should be okay, although they're not the sort of thing I normally gravitate towards.
I can't really pick out the notes in the bottle. I just get a general impression of a pale, sweet, delicate scent. Very feminine and pretty.
Wet on skin:
Soft, gentle honey with a touch of vanilla and musk. I can definitely see this being what "good" would smell like.
Soft white honey. It's not the heavier honey note that is in so many of the Lab's scent. This is a very light, delicate, ethereal honey.
The bottom line:
Good is fairly one-dimensional on me once it dries (which isn't really a drawback since the RPG scents were meant to be layered), but it's pretty all the same. I like this. It's not the sort of thing I'd wear every day but it will get worn. I can see this being one of the more popular RPG scents.
Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:42 AM
wet on skin: It smells the same on my skin as it does in the bottle. Not much morphing. It's soft, almost feminine, and very clean smelling.
drydown: I start getting a slightly powdery feeling from it, but it doesn't quite cross that line, just toes it a little. It doesn't seem to be morphing much at all. Still a sweet musk, soft and light.
overall: I really like this scent for it's simple soft cleanness. It's also nice to know I can wear white honey without it turning into the scent of unclean nether regions like the honey in O does. I did layer Paladin, Elf, and Good. The musk does overpower me in that combination at first, but after a while it tones down nicely.
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Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:30 AM
In the imp: Soapy. A little sweet, but mostly what I get is soap.
Wet: Still soapy, a little sweet, a little vanilla.
20 minutes in: Musk is starting to come out, deepen and ground it a little more. And thankfully, the soap has faded away.
Dry: Hasn't changed much more. This is a very clean scent. Whiffs of vanilla and musk.
Overall: Sticks close to the skin. Not very complex, which is helpful for layering. I don't know that it'll be my first choice, at least not on its own, but I like it.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 02:57 AM
I mixed this with a bit of Paladin - OH WoW! :yum: (see what I did there?) Very nice! :yum:
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Posted 20 May 2011 - 08:43 PM
Wet: Uber crazy floral, sickeningly sweet and almost ramping into headache territory. I was strongly tempted at that point to wash it off, but I waited.
Dry down: Whew. Some of that really scary floral backed off a little. The honey scent is a very true honey scent, not sex, not sugar, but clean, light honey. The musk is very light, but the floral is still the most dominant note. It still smells like magnolia to me, like the magnolia of Hell's Belle or Black Dahlia, minus the funerary note.
I'll try this one for layering. On its own, it's way too high floral for my tastes. The throw is positively obnoxious, too.
Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:48 AM
One of my favorites of the RPG series. I want to try it with Half-Elf and see how that goes.
Posted 01 June 2011 - 02:26 AM
I get a lot of honey, but it's an unusually complex honey-- it's both clear/crisp/crystalline and delicately foody/herbal. The musk is positively glittery-- a bit of pale musk, a bit of skin musk, a bit of sparkle. I get some blonde wood notes as well, but not polished, cologney wood... natural, sweetly green, sap-filled wood. Everything's got a dusting of raw sugar over it, but it's somehow still not overly sweet. The overall effect pretty much smells like heaven, which is appropriate. I could definitely layer this and happily make all my characters good. Definite bottle.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 02:52 AM
On: The combination of honey and vanilla turns rather pastry-ish on me, which not a good thing in my book... the acacia retreats, as well. Strike 2. Also... what is that soapy edge?
Okay, I'll give it more time, but I have the feeling this isn't going to work out. Oh well, I already determined I was an Evil girl, all the way, anyway :twisted:
Later: Overly sweet honey soap. Ick ick ick. Good's just no good for me.
Posted 06 June 2011 - 03:21 PM
In the Bottle: Sweet, floral, and slightly medicinal to me.
Wet: Light, sweet, and just a little floral. It's a touch soapy as well, but not in a bad way.
Drydown: The honey starts to come through more, but that floral keeps ticking away. The vanilla shows up after a few minutes and softens the floral.
Dry: Sweet, honeyed floral that reminds me of Mouse's Long and Sad Tale or Prague but with a bit less of a fruity sweetness and more of a warm sweetness.
Again, this seems really nice for layering and I look forward to trying it out with Halfling.
Posted 10 June 2011 - 02:34 AM
Wet: White honey, syrupy thin and flecked with specks of vanilla.
Dry: A wafting cloud of acacia & fluffy vanilla musk, dusted with powdery sugar cane.
Verdict: It sounds like this would be unbearably sweet, but it is not tooth-aching in the least! I had to jog my memory about acacia- it's that African tree, you know the one- turns out it's used to make incense. I don't know if that's what's in here, or the acacia blossoms- but I was thrilled to be able to smell a clean, light, light, light smokiness in the blend. It could be mistaken for powder because it is a great deal lighter/sweeter than any other incense blend I've smelled. I feel like an angel would naturally be surrounded by this scent. Cue hallelujah chorus!
Posted 13 June 2011 - 03:08 AM
Soft, fluffy, sweet, white, and clean. It's very wearable alone, unlike some of the other RPGs, although it would definitely bring a pale sweetness to any blend it was layered with. It manages to not be overly sweet, and ends up drying to a very wearable gentle skin scent.
Posted 13 June 2011 - 08:29 PM
Not sure if I'll like it mixed in with other things...
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 09:32 AM
wet: rich, musky gardenia. no freshness, but it smells clean. hot, lush, and sharp.
drydown: warm, creamy, comforting, yet borderline cloying. like the moment before you either give up and go to sleep or rip the blankets off your too-hot body.
verdict: when i first applied it, i thought it smelled something similar to perfume my mom wore-- i just couldn't quite remember it. the scent stays true for several hours (7+). right before it fades into soft vanilla nothingness, it starts morphing into something questionable. the more i kept smelling my wrists/inner elbow, the more it started to smell like stinky feet. not sweaty blue cheese feet fermenting sockless in a synthetic shoe that everyone can smell for miles. it was more like dirty feet that you've been walking barefoot with that you have to press your nose into (between the toes) to even smell. must be the honey about to go off. i decided to reapply before bed when it hit me: it smells like Original Scent Lubriderm lotion. my mom used to slather it on her legs before bed. at my previous job, i used to slather it on my hands when it was freshly washed and finally out of nitrile gloves. for the same intensity, just apply a centimeter's dab of Good.
Good seems generic, but i enjoy its familiarity without any need to slather lotion to the point of greasiness. i also look forward to layering w/ Dwarf and Paladin.
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Posted 24 July 2011 - 05:46 PM
I don't think I would ever want to wear this scent alone, but I think this is definitely a great layering scent as long as it is paired with something that won't completely drown it out!