Body, Remember Lupercalia 2012: Love Poems
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:25 AM
After I put it on, the other notes definitely start to blend and settle more. The sugar cane gives it a thick, sweet base, and the coconut is rich but not candied. The champaca is quite prominent wet, giving it a heavy tropical feel alongside the coconut. It does have a bit of an odd salty touch, I guess from the ambergris. It has a musky feel, despite not having any musk as a listed note. Sensual and sweet.
I don't dislike the way it smells, but I'm not loving it. I feel like the combination doesn't work for me -- it's a bit too beachy/sexy to be something I'd want to wear.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 04:33 AM
After wearing for a day: So great. I was still smelling it at 5pm. Nice beachy, coconut with a little extra sweetness. It's not super foodie, but I think foodies will like this. Pretty sure it's a bottle purchase.
Posted 28 February 2012 - 11:27 PM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:17 AM
So.. Body, Remember. Did I mention that I love black coconut? It's so good here, SO GOOD - no hint of suntan lotion or Malibu cocktail silliness - nope, this is the black coconut I love - dark and gnarly and sexy. This one was an interesting gamble for me, because if my love for black coconut is right on the top notch of the scale from one to infinity, my love for sugar cane is as far away from that as possible.. I don't like sugar cane at all, and the feeling is mutual. Sugar Cane has ruined many an otherwise fine BPAL (Pet Magah Bird comes to mind) - and when I first put Body, Remember on my arm I feared it was going to do it to this one as well. But no! Screw you, sugar cane - my beloved black coconut kicked your ass!!
Ambergris is an interesting player here - its sweet, woody tones are a nice compliment to the black coconut and is probably what's stopping this whole thing with the sugar cane and all from being too sweet.. I was really worried this would end up going all sweet on me, but it didn't. The muskiness of the ambrette is also a nice addition, it tempers everything nicely - this is one of those blends that reminds me Beth has some serious genius when it comes to making the smellies. Champaca flower, which completely spoiled Narrow Opening for me, is not bothering me at all here. Am I going to buy a bottle of this? Yeah, I am. I might even buy two bottles. Or seventy six bottles. I loved Harigata II from last year, but where that one was a soft, sweet, pretty type of sensual; the cute blonde surfer boy.. Body, Remember is the hit-you-right-in-the-gut type of sensual; the tall dark and handsome kind. I loves it.
I just can't stop raving about how good the black coconut here is, and how much I love it. I mean seriously, if I had testicles they would be aching with longing right now. Black coconut - I love you, and I want to have your little black coconut babies and live with you in a black coconut house, leaving only to take rides along the beach in our black coconut car to collect more black coconuts.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:58 PM
Yup, definitely coconut macaroons. Which is awesome if you love coconut macaroons and/or foodie blends.
Posted 01 March 2012 - 10:51 PM
On me, mostly sugar cane, with an underlying coconut note. Coconut and ambergris as usual working very well with me.
Posted 02 March 2012 - 02:23 PM
This was awful on my skin--plastic sugar. No coconut, no champaca, no ambergris. I took a chance with this one and lost. This was a dupe of Sprinklecake on my skin, which also turned to rancid plastic. I don't think aging will help (it didn't with Sprinklecake), so it's off to a better home.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:51 PM
It starts out as coconut and VERY sweet sugarcane on top, my husband thought it smelled a bit like bathroom cleaner when it was wet (?). It dries down to an absolutely beautiful sweet coconut, a little reminiscent of a "suntan lotion" coconut but not quite. It is a lovely scent and I just ordered two more bottles since it will be gone soon.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:13 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:28 AM
I like the art-work, very cute :wub2:
Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:06 AM
In the bottle: I can't pick out any individual notes aside from the ambergris. The oil has a chemical smell, and it smells like something that would taste very salty, if that makes any sense.
On (wet): Aha, I know what "salty food" this is reminding me of! It smells like umeboshi (pickled Japanese plums). How odd. I'm beginning to smell a little bit of the black coconut, but the strong chemical/salty smell is still there, and it tickles my nose when I go to sniff my wrist. I was expecting this to be a sweet scent, and so far it isn't at all.
After 20 minutes: Ahh, there we go. The saltiness from the ambergris has mellowed out a lot, and it has started to smell a bit more sugary. I still wish that the coconut were more noticeable on my skin.
Overall: Body, Remember is pretty pleasant after it has had a chance to dry down and mellow, but I'm still not sold on it. I just don't find it comforting, and I'm not finding myself wanting to bury my nose in my wrist the way I do with the blends that are truly keepers. I think I will keep it the scent drawer for now, and age it a bit before testing it again.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:12 PM
Black coconut loves my skin. So this bottle was a done deal, it wouldn't have mattered if the rest of the notes were all awful for me :lol: . It's coconut first and foremost then dark sugarcane plus some briny deeps added by the ambergris.
It ends up an almost boozy salty/sweet coconut. Body, Remember is a dark, mature coconut. Oh and the label is adorable. :D
Posted 09 March 2012 - 02:44 AM
After it settles in, I pick up on sun-baked coconut, swirled in a salty, sweet breeze. It's pretty awesome, but if I didn't know this was meant as a body fragrance I would have assumed it was intended as a room (candle) scent.
After quite a long time, Body Remember blends into the skin and really does make a great, wearable fragrance.
I like it. My overall impressions are coconut... warm... beaches. Will keep my decant!
Posted 09 March 2012 - 04:44 AM
All in all, very sexy.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:17 PM
It's very sexy but it reminds me of hair products in the beginning like others have mentioned, probably because of what the ambergris is doing here. I like it dry the most, but I think it's too dramatic to warrant a bottle for me. That and Follow Me Boy acts almost exactly the same on me for most of the time this is on, so I'd probably just buy an imp of that when I'm in the mood to smell like this. The right person would definitely fall in love with this, though.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 11:28 PM
This post has been edited by lilyliza: 09 March 2012 - 11:29 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:31 AM
Initial Thoughts: The ambrette seed and ambergris are iffy notes, but the thought of sugary coconut had me making the attempt.
In the Vial: Warm coconut and incense, with a richness that may be the ambrette seed.
Wet: The ambrette and champaca are making themselves known, with a heavy sweetness. Definitely an impression of skin, the skin of a very sensual person.
Drydown: Poo. Amber-amber-amber amping it up. Totally eating the other notes.
Verdict: Not for my skin chemistry.
Posted 10 March 2012 - 02:07 AM
Sweet and slightly foody
Posted 10 March 2012 - 04:07 PM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:00 AM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:03 PM
Wet: Now the coconut and ambergris show up. Very sensual indeed.
The dry-down: This is amazing from beginning to end, so to speak. I love the richness of this. Also, it's nice that it's not too much of a morpher. If you like other scents with coconut, and don't mind them being somewhat sweet and foodie, then this would be a great scent. :) Bottle worthy.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:18 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:37 AM
I know the little icon isn't much help, but honestly it sums up the experience of this blend perfectly, from bottle to dry down and extended wear. I've gotten more complements on this particular BPAL on me than any other I've ever worn, including The Infernal Lover which I've had for much longer and which loves my skin chemistry.
So, in the bottle, the coconut is the predominant note. I have to agree with what others have said, though. It's not the suntan oil at the beach coconut, and it's not the cloyingly overly sweet candied coconut. There's a woodiness and a creaminess to it that makes it more sophisticated than that. There's also an incense note that I'm guessing is the champaca flower. I haven't had a good experience with that in a blend before, but here it doesn't cause problems.
Wet it's exotic and subtly erotic. It reminds me a lot of the Kate Chopin novel "The Awakening" for some reason.
When it dries, it's sweet and soft, and it lingers all day. The coconut never fully goes away, but it tones down considerably and shares the stage with the rest of the blend. By that point, it's hard to pick out any individual notes for me. I just LOVE the way it makes me smell. I wish I had bought a back up bottle.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:18 AM
In the decant: Sweet dark salty coconut. I like.
On me, wet: WOW, something in this blend does NOT like my skin. It goes from sweet salty coconut goodness to dark coconut with an overlay of gross sweet chemical hairspray the second it touches me. This is the first blend I've ever felt the overwhelming urge to run and wash off, but I will persist to the drydown.
On me, dry: The disgusting chemicals stick around until it dries, at which point it becomes a sweet, softly coconut-and-sugary, salty scent evocative of the beach at night, which is exactly what I'd hoped for. I can't decide how I feel about it. It would be really, really lovely if not for that initial hour of terrible chemical gross awful. I'm in love with the drydown, but I don't know if the beginning is really worth it. I'll test it again in about a week and see how I feel.
Posted 16 March 2012 - 04:05 AM
I'm not 100% sure I like the musk note - I guess the ambrette seed? - but I like the opening and the late drydown a lot. It's very very sweet and dark. I would've liked more of the coconut to stick around.