Pink Moon 2012 3/6/12 - 3/12/12
Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:05 PM
Pink Moon is very different from prior incarnations while still being very 'pink.'
From the bottle, it smells like wet strawberry flesh and a strong hint of cocoa butter. On the skin, it starts off as a summery blast of strawberry and white chocolate, with a floral that may be stemmier/greener than most. There is carnation that is lending a ruffly floral note, but it's definitely not predominantly a carnation blend like some of the prior Pink Moons. On the skin, the blend retains the top note of strawberry, but with an undercurrent of white chocolate. This chocolate aroma is also, like, white, as in buttery, but a cold, vanilla butter, blended with pips of strawberries and seeds. Further drydown, the florals come up but as a whisper behind the slightly foodiness of the oil.
All in all, it has aspects from many families of perfume, while not really being too predominant in any one. The end result is a very complex, sugary, and yes, pink (although it took a while to get there from 'squishy red' for me) scent.
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:02 PM
In the bottle, all I get is the white chocolate, maybe, *maybe* a hint of carnation in the background, but it's really about the cocoa butter for sure at this point.
Wet on the skin as well as dry, the chocolate remains the dominant note, but the familiar spicy florals have a definite presence too. In the end, it came across on my skin as Pink Moon '07, with white chocolate. Which isn't bad, but I *had* been hoping that the honey and bourbon vanilla would have more of a presence, but for me they seemed to be absent. :(
Medium throw, and with a surprisingly long duration, it's possible that Pink Moon 2012 just needs some age time for those others notes to come into their own in the mix. And since I was going to say that because of it's relative lightness, to save this scent for late Spring, that just might give it the time it needs to go from a sweet week-day scent to something truly monumental.
Glad I got it, but I might swap the backup away, depending on what happens between now and June. ;)
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:04 PM
Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:02 PM
I am so happy right now, and I can't wait to see how this ages.
Posted 17 March 2012 - 03:10 AM
It is complex enough that the sweet doesn't overpower the rest, and the florals are nicely balanced and not too sharp. I put it on right out of the mailbox and it really is a perfect spring scent.
Between this and The Fairies, I'm really pleased with the spring florals.
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:39 AM
To me it smells like something pastel pink would smell like....it smells like baby pink flowers with a dribble of strawberry! Very sweet and feminine....I'm already on the hunt for a second bottle of this sweet beauty!
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Posted 28 March 2012 - 02:17 AM
I open the bottle and it's WHOA, HELLO WHITE CHOCOLATE! It smells like White Chocolate and Sugared Violets, without the violet. I put it on. Um, are we sure we didn't decant out of a vat of 13? It's the 13 with the white chocolate base and lots of herbs lurking in the back, making it greener than I want. Not sure I really can deal with this, as it immediately amps up and floods my senses with herbal green chocolate, which is why I'm not always keen on 13, despite the chocolate. Fruit? Flowers? Helllloooo, where are you? It's so strongly amped it almost gives me a headache.
Okay, it's an hour later, and it's calmed down a little. I'm starting to get some floral notes. Again, I am reminded of White Chocolate and Sugared Violets, but without the distinct violet. Sweet. Floral something. Phlox? Could be. No strawberry. No carnation. I want daffodils and vanilla, but still not getting any. Still a greenish note. Something slightly dirty, could be tulip, as that's how tulips smell to me.
Two hours, and it's fudge, with a cream and sugar background, and a hint of carnation coming out, with a bit of floral. Better. Still too heavy for everyday wear. It's starting to make me slightly nauseous, like working all day in a candy shop. I was hoping it mellows out, becomes more like White Chocolate and Sugared Violets, but nope, it's just going to keep suffocating me in fudge. I really wanted to like this one, but it's just too much.
Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:07 PM
Straight strawberry candy would be too foody for me, but this has beautiful flowers supporting the candy top-note, bringing down the foodiness and making the whole work more complex and interesting.
Pink Moon '07 is one of my Top 3 BPALs, so I was really excited to see the return of the Pink-ness, and although this is different from "07, it's in the same family and it's definitely Pink.
I'm very happy with this one and I'm looking forward to seeing how it ages. :wub2:
Posted 01 April 2012 - 07:28 PM
In the bottle this screams white chocolate. There's other stuff lurking in the background, primarily strawberry but the florals might be in there too, who knows.
Once it hits my skin, the predictable thing happens. My skin amps chocolate notes and then eats them. So, this quickly goes from look-at-me-i'm-WHITECHOCOLATE!!! to sugared strawberries with a touch of floral hanging out in the background.
It's actually quite lovely, since I'm not really a fan of chocolate notes anyway but a bit too simplistic for my tastes. This reminds me of a sweeter, less green, Strawberry Moon '09. I'm left wishing for more florals to complicate the blend. Very pretty, but if I'm going to wear a strawberry scent I'd rather go with Pink Lace for its more complex smokiness.
Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:06 AM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:30 PM
Right out of the box, Pink Moon was very light. I've noticed it strengthening with time and it's just wonderful. If there were such a thing as pink chocolate, this is what it would smell like.
The white chocolate stands out the most with the floral notes whispering to me about spring in the background. It is feminine and sweet, fresh and evocative of the season. I adore it.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:07 PM
Why oh WHY? I don't usually amp white chocolate--or any chocolate--but the white chocolate is overwhelming everything else in this blend, and the throw is amazing. If I get in very close and sniff, I can catch wisps of the florals, but the white chocolate is noticeable from more than arm's length away. Maybe aging will help.
Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:40 AM
This post has been edited by GypsyRoseRed: 08 April 2012 - 03:41 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:07 PM
I've been busy. Er.
Anyway. Pink moon. I love pink anything and the Lunacies are always divine so i had to make it one of the first purchases of Spring at BPAL.
Bottle: Very strong phlox (i believe), carnation and creamy white chocolate with an undercurrent of strawberry.
Wet: See above...it's very strong on me and doesn't morph at all for the first ten minutes or so.
Drydown: The florals recede a bit, and the white chocolate creaminess with a strong freshly sliced strawberry notes come through. As i sniff my wrists over the next couple hours (which i do incessantly - i LOVE this stuff), the sugary florals drift in and out and i'm still getting mostly phlox and carnation. At about half an hour into it, the vanilla really comes on strong, swirling around a strong strawberry base. This one floats back and forth between super-creamy and fruity and softly floral.
I really love it. Damn it.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:58 PM
Pink Moon 2007 was a little too spicy for me and Pink Moon 2005 is one of my sentimental favorites. So while the 2005 version is still tops to me, Pink Moon 2012 is a close 2nd.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:17 PM
On wet: Oh no, kind of sickening =/ Very wet, pollen-y florals. A bit of strong sweetness from the chocolate, honey and strawberry, coating the floral bouquet. Strong sweet sap and green grass of the kind that makes me feel sick.
Drydown (beginning stage): Thank goodness, the sweet sickly florals are starting to be anchored by the creamy, more neutral carnation. Still really floral and cloying.
Drydown (end stage): I’m glad that I’m smelling more carnation, against a creamy white chocolate background, but I don’t think this blend is for me. I think I might hate peony? Water Dragon made me feel sick too. And the lab’s strawberry note is often too cloying on me. Maybe I should try to locate a tester of Zarita the Doll Girl instead.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:08 PM
I prefer White Chocolate & Strawberry for, well, white chocolate and strawberry, and I prefer Hod and the previous Pink Moon for carnation scents... this is just oddly reminiscent of cheap, dried flower potpourri on my skin. Something just artificial and slightly off about it on my skin.