Die Sundė, Vom Tod Verfolgt
Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:37 PM
Full bodied, sexy and just a touch of dirty with a hint of spice coming from something I can't pinpoint. Perhaps the variety of orchid chosen.
This is sort of an extreme version of a skin scent. A stripped down version of Pallas Athene (one of my recent favorites).
Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:44 PM
This is heady, sexy, and honey. It's like a skin scent... on sex.
Posted 25 October 2012 - 10:56 PM
I was worried that the fig leaf, might be fig-ish and that reminds me of a Purple Pied Man doll that I had in the 80s. This is not fig the note that I find ruins most fig blends for me. I was also afraid that honey or tobacco would take over and both of those have ruined other blends for me, apparently tobacco honey is just fine.
That being said, this is a beautiful, mature scent that doesn't readily fall into of the typical categories for me. It isn't strongly floral, or musky, or powdery like it might be from the notes. It weirdly reminds me of Zebra Heliconian even though they don't share any notes except frankincense, and Die is much less floral when wet.
Again, I'm going to get a bottle of this because it is such a nice blend. I think orchid may be a new love.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:57 AM
Wet: A shadowed blot of inky blood musk seeps in, taking the feminine side and giving her a gritty edge.
Dry: The amber coats everything in a resinous haze, and the fig leaf brushes by with a spine-tingling touch.
Verdict: Perfectly evocative of the painting it represents: Creepily romantic and slightly terrifying. I feel like something is watching me when I have this on.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:21 AM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:18 PM
The tobacco honey gives this a slightly wet feeling which goes well with the orchid and fig. Very sexy!
Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:43 AM
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:08 AM
Wet: It smells amazing. Incredible. Sexy, sweet, heady. I think I can pick out maybe the orchid and honey? It really is just wonderfully blended into cozy sexy love.
Dry. BOTTLE NOW
Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:51 AM
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:07 AM
If you like Snake Charmer, you need to get a bottle of this. It is so similar to Snake Charmer on me, I can barely tell them apart.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 05:01 PM
Wet: The tobacco honey becomes more dominant which I like. After that, I get the white fig, amber, and just a hint of orchid. It's much better on my skin.
Dry: Fig, amber, dragon's blood musk, and just a little floral. It's pretty, but not my preference right now.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 03:01 AM
Wet: Sweaty, sultry musk, thick rich tobacco, honey, and florals. Whoever said a dead ringer for Snake Charmer was just about right.
Dry: Snake Charmer, right on the money! This might be a touch more orchidy and a bit less plummy than the fabled Snake Charmer, but they're so close it would be hard to tell the difference. If you missed SC, get some of this instead!
Posted 15 May 2014 - 01:33 AM
Posted 05 September 2014 - 02:03 AM
I'm breaking out some of the deeper scents because it's finally September! Die Sundë, Vom Tod Verfolgt is definitely reminiscent of Snake Charmer on me, like an orchid-y, musky SC. There's something about the scent that's unsettling and strange, and perfect for the inspiration. The tobacco honey, frankincense, and white amber all take a backseat to the blood musk, orchid, and fig leaf on me—and the result is a heady, 'perfumey' skin scent that skews floral and musk, but has complex underpinnings. I've worn this a few times, and it does dry down to 'sexy dryer sheets' on me as well, like something clean run through something dirty. I don't mind.
Posted 07 November 2014 - 12:32 AM
Die Sunde was going to be my Holy Grail, a couple of years ago when it came out. I wanted it bad. I was looking through my old forum posts recently and saw post after post of me trying to figure out how to fit it into my budget right after I'd already ordered, finally deciding I could afford it, and then nothing--I remember that I couldn't afford it after all and was terribly disappointed. So when a lovely forumite put a bottle up for sale, I just had to finally give it a shot.
The first thing I thought when I opened the bottle and took a good long huff was, "Smut with flowers."
Right at application on my skin, it's red musk plus something smoky that develops over the next couple of minutes into something woody. It smells like red sandalwood, though that's not listed. As it continues to dry down, the sandalwood-y smell dominates the musk for a little while, and then is itself eclipsed by the musk and by--I always feel like I'm "cheating" when I only identify a note because someone else mentioned it--but mymymai is right, I think it's dragon's blood. So maybe what makes "blood musk" is red musk plus dragon's blood?
It finally settles down to a mix of the red musk and something that reminds me not just of dragon's blood, but specifically of Blood Amber. I can maybe, maybe, smell a tiny bit of orchid, but I have to go looking for it. Silly skin, I could smell it in the bottle!
So Die Sunde is not at all like what I expected--but I really like it anyway. This, on me, is a sultry, heady mix that screams the color "red."
I've also heard some things about red musk and the monthly cycle, and as I'm PMSing, I wonder if that's affecting what I amp in this. I'll make a mental note to try it another time to see if I can get the orchid.
ETA: There's something in this much later that reminds me a lot of Event Horizon. Could this be an orchid note? It's the only thing they have in common as far as I can see. It also feels related to the dragon's blood, so maybe the DB I thought I smelled was orchid all along? IDK.
Edited by lady_pandora, 07 November 2014 - 02:29 AM.
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