Voyeuristic Monkey Novel Ideas for Secret Amusements VI (1/24/13 - 4/1/13)
Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:13 AM
Funny mental association with this one. You know magazine ads where you can tell some hoity toity photographer wanted to do an "edgy" photoshoot, and so there's all these "muddy" supermodels in varying states of disarray despite their chic dresses and suits? Their perfectly coiffed hair is just so slightly out of place and they have "dirt" smeared on their faces?
Yeah. This is like that. It's an eye roll and a, "There's no way these high class people were sweating or uncomfortable in the slightest."
This is definitely heavy on the musk. I imagine a lot of people will have strong cologne associations with it because of that. But, behind that, there's a zap of green from the galbanum, a full sweetness from the honey and bite of woods from the patch. The combo of honey and woodsiness almost makes me think of chocolate, in fact... and this comes out more and more as the musk calms down.
This is in your face, but simultaneously "fancy." Like a spoiled rich boy trying to be intimidating but failing miserably because there's not a thread out of place on his tailored suit. You kind of just want to pinch his cheeks.
I like it. :P
Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:29 PM
I'm slowly learning to recognize notes because of BPAL!
This one, this Voyeuristic Monkey, has me stumped completely. What I think I smell cannot possibly be what I'm supposed to smell.
It is "sharp", it is brown, it is almost "tarry". Like, uhm, er, smoked pot. :eek: You know that smell you get left-over in the pipe after you've smoked? That's what I smell. :ack: Now, mind you, most of my pot-smoking days were 25+ years ago. When I occasionally partake of the herb now it is through baked goods. (Actually rarely, after menopause I need all the brain cells I can get! :lol: )
Does anyone else get this association? Maybe the stuff smells really different nowdays. It is definitely a jolt of nostalgia for me, that's for SURE!
I'm not going to reject this one just yet. It just arrived yesterday, may be travel weary. I'm going to let it sit for a week or so and try it again. Maybe it'll settle down it its old age, like I did. ;)
Okay, weighing in over a month later, I just tried VM again. It isn't as sharp as it was, I don't quite get the "smoked pot" scent, but it is still very gritty, I think I'm just going to have to decide it isn't for me. Off to the Sale/Swap pile! I wish it smelled as nice on me as some of the reviews are saying it smells on them! I'm sure I'd keep it if it did.
This post has been edited by MuskWitch: 28 March 2013 - 06:33 PM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:04 AM
Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:11 AM
In the bottle I get fruity sweetness and not much else. Bpals really have to be worn to be experienced, I guess.
Wet it is _leather_ with something dirty peeking around the corner and the lingering sweetness I got from the bottle.
Then, woah boy, an explosion of creamy fruit that takes over. This is probably the best bpal fruit I've ever worn, what is it?
Dry down (while working out, so that may affect skin chemistry) I get the leather, the fruit, and that hint of dirt at the bottom.
Now I have to go look.
Lol. No leather. No fruit. That was a success, wasn't it? At least I found the patchouli (the dirt). Okay, so brown musks equal leather, honey equals fruit (which makes sense -- I wouldn't buy a fruit scent, but I love the honey). Must be the green of the galbnum on top that read as fruitiness.
This is just a lot brighter than I would have guessed from the notes. Honey and musk and cumin sounds like sex to me, but I'm not getting that at all. Definitely "cologney" but without the spiciness I wanted. Soooooooooo....., I don't know what to think. It definitely smells fabulous, but I'm not sure if I will wear it. It might be a summer thing, so I'll hang on to it and see.
ETA: yeah. A summer thing. I cannot get enough of this scent. I love waking up to the last vestiges of it too - so sweet and dreamy and absolutely YUM. My first bpal patchouli success story!
This post has been edited by tziporra: 09 August 2013 - 05:14 PM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:12 PM
Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:59 AM
I do like it, and I will use what I have, but it's not a bottle purchase.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 06:12 PM
It's tends slightly toward the masculine on me, and I can see the right guy carrying this off gorgeously.
I think out of sheer contrast, I have Voyeuristic Monkey on one hand and Angry Crab on the other and they are like complete anti-thesis.
Fuzzy, dirty, warm.
Posted 11 March 2013 - 04:56 AM
In the vial: I think this is going to be too brown. I get galbanum, patchouli, and cumin.
Wet: Oh yes, very brown indeed. Brown musk is not good on me, and this one has gone over to animalic already. I'm getting the galbanum too, which smells like green asafoetida. But there is something else going on, something about the cumin, or possibly the cumin plus patchouli, that's actually making my eyes want to water with its intensity.
Two and a half hours: This hasn't changed much at all: pungent menthol patchouli with cumin, heavy aromatic galbanum, and brown animalic musk. The musk isn't the tangy
I never did get any honey or myrrh (two of my best notes) off this scent. Yet although I thought all day about washing this one off, I didn't. I am fascinated by it. It is the smell of the sneakiest, most obnoxious, poo-flinging, cute endangered species monkey you can ever imagine.
Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:18 AM
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 02:46 PM
I wish it was just a bit sweeter but it’s perfect for it’s name. I agree with imaginepageant that it has the same feel as Banshee Beat.
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