Sweet Lavinia's Risalamande The Miskatonic Valley Yuletide Faire 2012
Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:43 PM
In the bottle this seems strong, smelling mostly of a high pitched not quite cough syrup cherry. I can also smell the cream scent beneath that cherry.
Wet on my skin,I initially thought it was going to be strong cherry scent and that the creamy sugar-y rice scent would burn away.
I was quite wrong. For the first few minutes the cherry was very pronounced, but afterward backed away quite a lot until I only smelled the rice pudding part. The rice pudding scent smells exactly like the rice pudding I make before I add cinnamon and almond slivers. That is to say, rice cooking in milk and thick cream, butter, and sugar over a slow flame.
As it dries down, I mostly smell the sugared creamy rice, with just a tiny hint of saccharine cherry sauce which comes and goes.
It's not too strong on my skin, pretty, creamy-soft with a throw to match. It does seem to last a few hours on me and then I don't notice it anymore. I am not sure if it is gone completely or, more likely, if I am just used to it.
This is definitely a "foody" scent, but in a soft and subtle way. I absolutely love it and it makes me want to make and gobble down some rice pudding.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:25 PM
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 12:30 PM
Wet: Intense cream (maybe the goat?) with a side of rice and a hint of cherry
Drying: Cream that is souring
Dry: Rice and a whiff of cherry with a hint of that goaty-cream.
Thank god this isn't a complete fail I was really looking forward to this one. Dry I love it, so hopefully once it settles and ages a bit it will work more.
Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:33 AM
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:19 PM
Milk, salty, foodie.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:45 AM
Soft, creamy porridge with the barest hint of cherry. I was hoping the cherry would be more prominent.
It's like a blander, milkier Großvater Tanz.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:25 PM
In the Imp: Sweet, creamy, buttery, nutmeggy goodness!
On Skin: Wet, the cherry adds to the mix, but it's not overpowering or artificial. As it starts to dry, the heavenly scent of rice pudding emerges. Hot and bubbling from the oven, brown around the edges, it is slightly nutty and very creamy. Still only a hint of cherry, which suits me just fine!
As of now, I don't want more than my imp. It's delicious, but not something I need to smell like. I will see how this wears during the day and edit this post later.
ETA: A few hours later, it has faded to a soft, sweet, creamy scent. Nice, but for a creamy, rich, fruity scent with staying power, I will stick with my bottle of Candles Moon.
This post has been edited by zeldaZ4: 20 January 2013 - 09:44 PM
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:25 AM
Wet: Much the same as on cold sniff.
The dry-down: Doesn't really morph. Interesting, but I don't think that I need any more of this. If you like milk notes, this is good.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:01 PM
Drydown on me: Euggggggggggh! Get it OFF. This turned into rancid buttered popcorn and stinky unwashed soured skin musk. It actually reminds me of a pair of socks that got wet and muddy and were stuck in a ziploc, and the smell after they were discovered in the trunk of the car a week later. With an added note of buttered popcorn.
Obviously this scent hates my skin. Or vice-versa.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:35 PM
Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:56 PM
Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:02 PM
Wet on me - The creaminess of a rice pudding along with other more perfumey textures
Dry on me - A surprisingly woody scent with a hint of musky fruitiness
Overall - I like it, but it's not at all what I expected. I will have to give it some thought
Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:44 PM
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This post has been edited by Monster: 13 March 2014 - 11:16 PM
Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:53 AM
My second fav. flavour of ice cream is cherry goats milk. And cherry and cream notes work on me all the time; but never together with BPAL. It just smells like off cream... and weird turkey. I'm running for the hills. :)