Posted 25 November 2012 - 01:42 PM
In the bottle I was concerned about how much apple blossom and neroli I was getting. Very fresh apple blossom and neroli. Not apple at all but the soft white blossoms. But I shouldn't have worried. Once on the skin it blooms. For the first few seconds it is still very fresh and flowers but as it settles the vanilla orchid comes in to warm it up along with creamy red sandalwood. The sweet clove must help round it out and warm it up as well but not in a way that it distinct, just depth and warmth. I was concerned about the star anise in this since it doesn't generally work well on me, but here it must just be adding to complexity since it is not distinguishable either but even less so than the sweet clove.
Overall, a very sexy sophisticated perfume much like the story would suggest.
A little goes a long way. Apply with care.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:28 PM
But yeah, my skin just ate this up.
ETA: Okay, so this time, I put a little more on. On wet, I get the neroli, apple blossom and the vanilla orchid. It's sweet, slightly sour and an odd combination on my skin. It dries to a vanilla orchid with a hint of sandalwood to it. The drydown I find almost makes up for the weirdness on wet, but not quite.
The vibe however reminds me to Miss Jenny or Miss Ida, from the NYCC blends.
Edited by zankoku_zen, 06 December 2012 - 04:17 PM.
Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:06 PM
Wet: Apple blossom and orchid. Pretty nonsoapy floral. Nothing to write home about, and I get none of my beloved sweet clove.
Dry down: Less than 15 minutes in, it's practically gone from my arm. I can just barely smell it.
Dry: And after half an hour, it's vanished completely.
Final thoughts: I'm not one for scent lockets, so this one needs to be rehomed.
Verdict: Off to the sales!
Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:13 AM
Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:06 PM
Wet: Ooh, now I'm getting the apple blossom! I detect some of the clove and perhaps the neroli as well. Very feminine and lovely.
Dry: As it warms, the vanilla orchid sneaks in to round this out and lend a delicate sweet creaminess to the clove and apple. Oh man, this was almost my grail clove scent but it ended up going a little too perfume-y. I will still keep and love my decant <3
Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:40 PM
Wet, on: Straight up floral; it almost reminds me of a vial of honeysuckle perfume oil I've had for ages. I don't get the sandalwood or the vanilla at all. It's nice, but not what I was expecting.
Drydown: This is gone far too quick, and I've even done a re-application. There's a slight hint of vanilla left on my wrist, but not enough to even notice unless I stick my wrist straight up on my nose.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:54 AM
I grabbed a half-decant of this, knowing it wouldn't be for me, but the note combo sounded so lovely that I really wanted to have a little to try anyway. And I'm glad I did, because it's just so pretty - kind of classy, very feminine, slightly luscious yet genteel.
Mostly what I get here when I first apply the oil is the gorgeous waxy vanilla orchid as a mid note, with the neroli and apple blossom as the top notes. The red sandalwood is a little lost inside the sweetness of the top notes, but it does provide a nice warm base and adds a slight duskiness that cuts nicely through the mix. I'm not picking up on the star anise all that much - it's very subtle - and I'm getting no clove at all.
After about 15 minutes on my skin though, all the subtleties that I noticed at first have faded and I'm left with... uhm... dusky vanilla peach. Really? Peach? Yep! And after about 30 minutes, it's pretty much completely gone - I can barely find the spot on my arm where I applied it. So overall... lovely, but fleeting.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:22 PM
Miss Addie is a sharp, almost smoky-musky-perfumey sort of floral. I get a hint of a sickly sweet, vaguely fruity note at first, but the drydown is all perfumey smelling white floral with a dry, almost green edge that reminds me of oakmoss and ferns.
This is a really flat scent on me. Not very complex. Mostly a perfumey white floral that fades quickly.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:42 AM
Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:52 AM
Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:09 PM
When I read the scent description of Miss Addie, I had hope: clove, anise, sandalwood...maybe it could warm up the flowers (especially that prissy orchid) enough to let us get along? I had hoped those notes could dirty up the girls of the boarding house, let them let their hair down a little. Let them be a little naughty.
Nope. They are way too prim, proper, and well-behaved.
In the bottle, it was a little warmer, and the floral notes subdued enough to allow me to try it...but as soon as it hit my skin, all I got out of Miss Addie was orchid. FLOWER NOTE OF DEATH (see also: rose). And it just kept amping until I eventually had to wash it off (after it had already given me a headache)
Nope. I am more suited to a cheap hotel than a fancy boardinghouse.
Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:02 AM
Posted 15 July 2015 - 03:22 AM
I feel like this maybe should have worked on me? I don't hate any of those notes, and "gentle" is exactly how I like anise. But something in this smells off to me. I can't put my finger on what it is. It's not bad, it just smells distorted somehow. Like it was trying to be something else, but it's off. I don't know how else to explain it. I think that apple blossom and anise/clove is not my favorite combination. I'm guessing that's what's going on here.
Posted 03 December 2015 - 10:47 PM
On paper, this sounds like it should've worked with me. I think the kind of reaffirms my apple blossom turns... odd on me. It's a sad bit, but I think I may retry in a few weeks.
Posted 19 January 2017 - 04:53 PM
I got this one from the Etsy shop, where the description was slightly different: "Night-blooming wildflowers, indigo musk, black currant, and clove." I should have checked over here first, because oh my goodness I do not care for this scent, and had I known that the description might be incorrect on Etsy, that would have made a huge difference. I was expecting a more fruity/spicy scent, and what I get from this is a noseful of what I interpreted as lily of the valley, but if the description over here is correct, maybe it's orchid. Neither of them is a favorite of mine, and sadly I don't see myself ever wearing this.
Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:17 PM
Wet: neroli and blossoms, but mostly sandalwood. If the clove is there, it's very slight. I really have to take a deep breath to pick any of it up.
Drydown: orchid and sandalwood, a little too floral for me.
Dry: very pretty. sandalwood, clove, neroli, apple blossom are blended down, and orchid isn't too cloying. Overall, it smells like a slightly sweeter version of Snow White.
Edit: was getting my reviews mixed up.
Edited by Carrie, 15 March 2017 - 08:45 PM.
Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:09 PM
I was hoping for a good chunk of clove and sandalwood with violets/night-blooming flowers here. On my skin, I'm having trouble picking anything out, or indeed even finding it. I get a touch of dusty violet, and that's about it. It's rather watery on me, which is a shame because the notes sounded lovely!
Where I'd wear this: a job interview where you don't want your perfume to be noticeable
Posted 06 September 2017 - 04:49 AM
I am a bit concerned I may be reviewing the wrong scent. This one says "The Gentleman's Directory" on it, which to me, signifies THE OTHER MISS ADDIE, but then it has the notes for this one listed right on it. Sadly there is no date, which would clarify. Hopefully I'll be able to tell if I am putting the scent in the right thread based on how it smells.
Wet: Sandalwood and apple blossom are prominent, so I guess this is the right scent? It's all sort of muddled, which makes me wonder if I am picking out notes because I am expecting them to be there....No, I'm not crazy. I do smell the sandalwood, and the apple. Actually, I get the orchid now too, as it's rather heady. This is sort of nice, but as I say, somewhat muddled.
Dry: This turns quite floral, and is primarily orchid and apple blossom, with some neroli. I think I would like it more if the sandalwood was more prominent. It's nice, but just not wowing me.
Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:19 PM
Neroli and apple blossom were the two main notes on me wet, and it reminded me a bit of Delirium, the way the sweet apple and bittersweet neroli notes held each other in tension. As Miss Addie dried down, though, I got some sandalwood and even more vanilla orchid, and while I love vanilla, orchid is often not a good note on me. I never did get clove or star anise -- full disclosure, I have had a bit of a cold recently, but I really can't make them out. Ultimately too much white flowers for my taste and not enough of the backing notes to make it interesting for me. Pleasant but not essential.
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