Witch Dance Halloween 2012
Posted 11 October 2012 - 07:38 PM
Wow. Very red musky. I smell this in A LOT of bpal scents to the point that they all blend in my head. I'm not really sure what red musk IS but to me it smells like a musk mixed with cherry or some other red berry. I smell a tiny bit of bonfire smoke and something a little musky but not unpleasant. This is a sexy scent. Another win on owning a bottle.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:31 PM
In the bottle I catch a whiff of strong incense. It smells like the little magic shop around the corner from my home--spicy, resinous, deep insence swirling in the room of herbs. Mmm. Loving it so far. I then catch the scent of the sweet red musk, another favorite. Not much smoke-- just a hint. I was afraid of a strong burning note which I don't get in the bottle.
On the skin it turns into heavy smoky insence, not woody smoke, just smoky quality. The red musk surprisingly doesn't overwhelm the other notes, they're stronger. I smell the dry leaves as well which temper the sweetness of the musk and blend with the insence. It's a magnificent blend. It's like walking through a headshop at the renfaire in the fall.
Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:53 PM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:12 PM
I am thrilled that my two bottle purchases from this epic update have worked out so well.
Witch Dance has that wonderful "Autumn leaves on the ground" scent that Beth does so beautifully, only here is it made even more wearable by the touch of red musk. There's a hint of incense when I first apply, but I'm not getting a lot of smokiness yet. I have a feeling this will deepen and be more evident with age, though.
A gorgeous, evocative Fall scent - possibly my 'go to' for when Samhain or Samhainophobia is simply too much to have on.
ETA: Giving this a few days to settle in has turned it into a perfect blend of incense/smokiness and Fall leaves with a touch of red musk to sweeten it up. I may need another bottle...I think Witch Dance has turned into my ideal Autumnal perfume.
EATA: Samhain has a component that is just this side of too heavy for me; also, at times it turns into something pretty funky on my skin. Samhainophobia doesn't have it, but it sometimes feels like it comes on too strong, also. It's somewhat unisex, too.
Witch Dance, OTOH, captures the Autumn leaves scent while remaining completely wearable for me by the addition of sweet incense, just a touch of bonfire smoke, and red musk. It is absolutely perfect, my ideal everyday Autumn scent. :yum:
I need several backups, I think.
This post has been edited by OctoberGwen: 29 October 2012 - 07:48 PM
Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:20 PM
edited to add: after resting for 10 days, I wore this again today, and finally I get the smoke and leaves. I am now seriously in love with this scent! It's a softer version of Samhain without the medicinal note that has always kept Samhain from working on my skin. Definitely need another bottle before these come down.
This post has been edited by Poenari: 31 October 2012 - 02:05 AM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:17 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:38 PM
The red musk in this one is very different from Tears of Lilith. This one is a autumn red musk , bonfire smoke and dry leaves in the wind.
It would actually be a fantastic room scent.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:12 AM
Wet: A fruity burst of incense. It does not seem smoky to me yet, much more like fresh, unburned incense. I am getting something in the background that seems like myrrh - that same golden sweetness, perhaps with a streak of soot.
Dry: Glossy, sticky, stays close to the skin. The sugary aspect melds into a warm, musky blush.
Verdict: It's like an incense-candy-coated pile of leaves. Or like Sed Non Satiata and The Lights of Men's Lives, with a touch of October all blended together in a mystic arcane ritual. I have several red musk blends in my bottle collection, but this is so deliciously different that I may just have to cave and get a bottle.
This post has been edited by braybrigade: 26 October 2012 - 04:09 AM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:38 PM
On me, it doesn't play nice. It starts off with incense and smoke and leaves and smells pretty. But it quickly turns into a powdery soap that makes me want to sneeze when I smell it. Then the red musk seems to come out a little more and takes away the dusty edge that makes it sneeze inducing and it is really the perfect autumn perfume. I think it will age beautifully and I may pick up another bottle. ETA after about five minutes the soap/dust thing going on disappears and I'm left with smoky incense and red musk with a hint of leaves and I definitely need a back up.
Final verdict: This soap stage does not last long and when it disappears I'm left with a gorgeously sweet, smoky incense and I can see this being my signature scent. It is everything I hoped it would be and more.
This post has been edited by cometgirl21: 26 October 2012 - 07:59 PM
Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:52 PM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:11 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:56 AM
I'll edit if anything changes, right now I hope nothing does except maybe a longer staying power. It's a keeper for me for sure- I've already received a "you smell good" compliment.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 04:25 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:08 AM
Wet: Ooh, there we go. I am getting a smoky mahogany wood thing happening here, with the sweetness of wine and red musk.
Dry: Like Samhain without all of the apple and cider notes that make it smell like a halloween candle on me. In other words, yay! This is really quite lovely, without being in your face red musk.
Overall: Those afraid of smoke and incense should not worry too much with this one. Run to this if you want subtle red musk and the fabulousness of Samhain without the foody candle.
Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:51 AM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:40 PM
Unfortunately, my skin did eat the smoky smell, and I was left awash in red musk and head shop. I've kind of overdosed on red musk lately and am starting to really dislike it, so I think this scent isn't for me.
Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:29 PM
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This post has been edited by milo: 08 November 2012 - 02:49 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:05 PM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:48 PM
This is a very dry, sweet, and very, very red musky scent.
I can imagine swirling autumn leaves against an oxblood red sky. However, I can't pick out an individual leaf note. The incense sweetens the blend and gives it more of a perfumy edge. I couldn't tell you what resins were involved in the incense, though.
Bottle-worthy? Maybe. The red musk is a little aggressive. Maybe this will smell richer with age.
Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:14 AM
Witch Dance is almost all red musk to me - fruity and a little bitter, reminding me of tannic red wine. There is also a clean, almost soapy undertone, like freshly-washed skin. Along with the incense and spicy bonfire smoke, it conspires to make this smell, oddly enough, like apple baked goods.
I like this scent but I'm not sure I need a whole bottle. I'm hoping aging will bring the bonfire smoke and the autumn leaves to the forefront, since these were the main attraction for me.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:27 AM
Wet on skin: The fruity red musk comes out, but it's not as poignant and dark as, say, the red musk in Infernal Lover. It's subtle.
Dry on skin: It's mostly sugared incense and light fruity red musk. Lovely!
Final thoughts: For the name alone I would've bought a bottle. But because it smells so good, I got two! This is very nice, but subtle. I wish I got the "all red musk, all the time" some of the reviews have, but I get a shy fruity red musk, sugared incense and flowers (or leaves?). I'm not fond of flowers, but there's definitely something "flowery" going on, in the same vein as Midnight in the Midway (which I happen to love for a reason still unknown to me). Witch Dance has medium throw and would be perfect for a date.
Try if you like: Halloween: Las Vegas (sans le cake, as was mentioned in a previous review), Midnight on the Midway (sugared incence).
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