Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:47 PM
In the Bottle (ITB): The first notes out of the bottle are pomegranate and honey. The pomegranate itself, as I have found with a few other scents with the same note, smells synthetic. The honey makes itself known strongly at first, but wavers and descends into middle note territory as I inhale deeply. Finally, the plum surges forward and rivals and overtakes the sweet artificiality of the pomegranate, which balances the scent into something more palatable for my nose.
Wet: The throw here is impressive! The rose now tries to steal the spotlight from the pomegranate, wrapping the artificiality in something that is more feminine, gently floral, and sophisticated. Following this nearly show-stopping entrance are the warmth of the myrrh and honey, yielding a sweet middle tone with a touch of exotic resin. After a minute, the plum swells again to the forefront, yielding a symphonic display of lush of fruits and florals trilling against the the rich tapestry created by the honey and myrrh
Dry: After 20-25 minutes, the fruit and florals have mellowed considerably. Now, I get a lovely blend of vanilla-infused honey coating pomegranate and plum, encircled lightly by a few rose petals. The myrrh and finally the olibanum round out the scent with a lovely resinous backbone, creating a scent that is sweet, festive, and intriguing at the same time.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:15 PM
Wet: Juicy Fruit Gum in your face
Drying: Oh hai, honey. You're home! And smothering the Juicy Fruit with sweet kisses.
Dry: A beautiful honey-fruity scent. Wrist-huffingly delicious.
Lasts for at least eight hours, lovely mellowing.
A really big winner for me.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:37 AM
Edited by lookingglass, 16 December 2012 - 04:45 PM.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:44 AM
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:30 AM
In the bottle: Sweet, sharp, some kind of tart fruit. Berries? A deep purple color, if it was a color. Some resin?
On Wet: Mmm...lush fruity scent. The sweetness of the fruit is tempered by a resin, something which gives it an incensey quality, somewhat tangy and sharp.
On dry: Love this. It is intensely fruity, softly sweet, not cloying. It's balanced out by the resiny incense notes very well. Not much morph until about 1.5 hours in when I get the tiniest bit of floral, but not enough floral to put me out.
Looking at the notes I see the 'berry/fruit' was pomegranate/plum, and this makes sense, being that pom is a sharper fruit scent. I have no idea how I did not identify the honey note, as it's one of my faves, but it is so smoothly blended in that there's no sense of stickiness that you sometimes get with it. The resin was myrrh, and the bitter bit which cuts the sweetness of the honey makes sense now.
All in all, love this, would love to hunt down an imp!
Thanks again Sue!
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:00 PM
I'm not a huge fan of honey either, but G'Milut Chasadim is just perfection. It's sweet and floral and juicy all at the same time. I can't really describe it any better than that because it's so well blended that no one note stands out to me.
Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:27 PM
Wet, this is equal dollops of tart, juicy red fruit (I would have said cranberry, but I'm sure it's pomegranate + plum) and waxy, powdery honey. The rose is a subtle presence that grows more obvious as the oil dries. Dry, the fruits have faded a lot and my general impression is of powdery honey lightly perfumed with myrrh and roses. I can smell a little bit of fruit in the back still, but just barely. The roses and myrrh make it smell pretty and non-edible once it dries down. I don't think I detect the osmanthus. Although the outset is quite different--bright and clean fruit and honey--once it dries, it has a fluffy, creamy, powdery, pink and white quality to it that reminds me a bit of The Atrocious Attic, but it's not nearly as floral as that scent.
Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:50 PM
I am rather hesitant about this scent; honey is my nemesis and screws up everything that it's in for me. I do love plum, so here goes...
In the decant, I smell honey (very light) and something woody(?). Wet, hello fruitiness! Big, juicy and ripe fruit, red in color, dripping off your chin as you take a bite. As the fruit dissipates, I am reminded of The Orchard (plum, roses, chocolate and wood; go figure). Dry, I still get the woody scent, with honey. I recognize rose from other blends (not like Rose Red, more like the subtle rose in Mictecacihuatl. And that's where this stays for me; rose and honey, reminding me of a medicine I took as a child.
It still amazes me (after six-plus years)the journey a scent can take through drying stages. While this does not play well with my skin, the depth and transformation this scent makes me glad I to try it. Thanks, Suedonym!
Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:35 PM
I was very wary of this one and might not even have tried it had I not gotten it in the circle - honey and I never get along, and much as I want to like pomegranate and plum, they usually don't work for me either. But this surprised me! At first sniff it's very sweet, but not quite as immediately NO-inspiring as I might've guessed; it sort of has that candy-hearts thing that Pink Phoenix has in spades - which, to my surprise, makes this really appealing! I only really get the rose in the throw; up close it's fruity sweetness, and honey - which usually does something you do not want to have me describe on my skin - is behaving. But pomegranate tends to turn waxy on me, as does plum sometimes, and this is no exception. It's a lovely scent, but on me it wants to be a candle. I bet it smells absolutely luscious on the right person!
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 07:38 PM
As it dries down, it takes on a rosy floral hue, mingling sweet and honey and fruit with soft flowers on the breeze. The honey isn't coming across as sweet and cloying as usual on me. This scent is a list of notes that don't normally work on me, but the way they're blended together in this one- it works pretty well. I've actually had comments on this one.
I'm not head over heels in love with it, but it's remarkably lovely on me- for the first 30 minutes.
I suspect the myrrh is what was holding the blend together for me, because my skin eats it up. And after about 30 minutes, this scent morphed to a melange of some of my top death notes- floral/rose, red fruit, and honey. It was gorgeous while it lasted, though!
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