Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:53 PM
I guess I'm first?
I put this on before I remembered what was in it. It is a very well-rounded scent - so much so that it was difficult for me to pick out any notes in particular. I thought for a moment that it might have opium in it because it's kind of a dark, musky scent but I think it was the midnight musk I was smelling. The herbs are particularly not present. It's mostly orchids and black musk on me.
I was hesitant in ordering this, but I like it very much, actually! It's a grown up, sexy kind of scent. If you like BPALs with opium or black musk as a predominant note, give this a try.
Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:22 PM
Initial Thoughts: This was the only one of the Dragon*Con dragons that didn't have an immediate death note, though I hemmed and hawed over whether midnight musk would be too dark on the spectrum and therefore amp and chew up the other notes. I finally decided a decant was worth the risk and maybe the lunar blossoms and orchid would dominate.
In the Imp: Dark, rich, almost smoky and sexy. My scent memory is thinking of the perfume Poison, of all things. There's musk and some orchid and the herbs are producing the faintest thread of a note.
Wet: And it goes oh-so-musk.
Drydown: However...either the orchid or oakmoss is keeping it from becoming All Musk All the Time. It's still very sultry, but not giving a whole lot of throw (possibly because I dabbed with a light hand).
Verdict: This is interesting. I could see myself wearing this for an occasion where I was all dressed up for an evening on the town. I may pull out that bottle of Poison I still have and my half-imp of Queen of Spades (the supposed BPAL twin to Poison up to now) and do some side-by-side comparisons. Definitely keeping the decant for now.
Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:48 PM
This blend is no exception to this rule.
This is lush orchids with a beautiful musky base. Slightly sweet, luminous and rich. I can detect oakmoss, but the star player is the orchids on me. Sophisticated, heady, womanly and hypnotic.
Great Vampire Bat remains my favorite blend, but this little beauty is hot on its heals.
Much love and gratitude to my fairy for the pickup!
Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:00 PM
Perfumey, heavy, deep orchid and musk with hints of sweet, vanilla-y cosmetic powder and a touch of dark green that does conjure up a hint of jungle at night. The closest I have to a similar bpal is Sapphics from the Lupercalia 2008 bunch.
Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:28 AM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:34 PM
Wet: I still get that nasty aquatic association, but more musk and a tinge of green from the oakmoss I think.
Dry: Ok, most of the aquatic ickiness is gone. I'm left with musk, orchid, and oakmoss. It isn't bad now, but not something I'd reach for again.
Posted 04 October 2012 - 03:30 AM
Bakunawa is officially now my favorite orchid blend, and I wish I had picked up two. :/
Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted 30 December 2012 - 05:04 PM
In the vial: Orchid and something green, with a spicy-resinous garnish. I like this a lot.
Wet: This could work. It's definitely an orchid I can wear, a touch spicy. But there's warmth and greenery as well. The oakmoss will be the deciding factor; if it sours, that'll wreck this for me. But otherwise this is really, really nice: more complex than Great Vampire Bat but still very elegantly orchidy.
One hour: This is a little more tart and woody than I would have liked, but it's very pretty. It definitely has the lunar herb kind of base to it, and I get the orchid. It is soft and mysterious. I like it.
Two hours: There's something almost salty/aquatic about the greenness of this. Yet it is fairly dry, just a touch dampish with greenery. I still like it.
Three hours: Slightly damp, herbal, aquatic, and orchid. I have still not officially decided whether to keep it, but it's my favorite of the Dragon*Con 2012 scents.
Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:16 PM
Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:51 PM
Well, this one has taught me that the jungle scents just don't work for me, basically because based on these notes I am noticing a pattern. It smells lovely, it's got a clean jungly scent, not like the hot, humid ones - like it is being cooled by moonlight, but I just don't like these on me.
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