The Turkish Village
Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:42 PM
Out of the bottle all I smelled was strong, sweet and slightly spicy coffee and that impression carried very much through the wet stage. After a few minutes you get some of the rose but it is not a fresh floral rose to me - it is more like Turkish Delight or arabic rose paste. In the background you get a tiny bit if inscense (is that what buhur is?) and you get more of that on drydown. In the end the coffee mellows out a lot and you get more of that sweet rose paste and inscense ... it is powerful when wet but the throw becomes more moderate on drydown. I know musk wasn't listed as a note but the inscense has a slight muskyness to it i think. Lasts a good long while on me.
Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:59 PM
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:36 PM
Edited by Antoinette, 30 April 2013 - 02:37 PM.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:29 AM
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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:50 AM
After this dries...cardamom. Thats it. Where was that amazing coffe i smelled for a second ? i am not sure what happened to it but this is all spice on me. I wouldn't even call this foody. Maybe as a stretch a "gourmand" scent?
Maybe as this ages there will be more coffee presence. As of right now i am a bit disappointed as its all cardamom. I dunno.
Eta to say...Kashmira your bottle sounds like a dream! Maybe we should switch!
Edited by Fetish911, 10 May 2013 - 12:59 AM.
Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:32 AM
Posted 21 May 2013 - 02:24 PM
This lasts about two hours on me and doesn't have great throw. I'm glad I only went with samples of the C2E2 scents this year, because none of them really smell good to me.
Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:58 PM
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:56 PM
Warm, rich, thick coffee with heady exotic spicy rose. This is just gorgeous on, and so well blended that it is a very natural scent, like I am sitting in a cafe with a huge arrangement of roses - those huge non-hybrid ones, with petals falling everywhere - and a cup of strong, rich, VERY sweet coffee in front of me.
ETA: ok, I just looked at the notes again. When I looked up Damascene Rose, that is exactly the rose I pictured. And I agree that it is pink. And buhur is incense? From what I could find out. That is the smoky spice that is peeking out in the background!
Edited by ltrittipoe, 24 May 2013 - 04:05 PM.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:11 AM
Here, she's almost behaving. Just being a TINY bit demanding.
At first this is the richest, thickest, chewiest coffee with a syrupy undertone. It's perfect. The best freaking coffee I've ever smelled.
And then the Rose arrives to the party. She's a young blossom - a little tarted up, but that's ok. The dance off between Rose and Coffee is spectacular; an epic showdown that results in this heady, sexy as hell final number of a drydown.
The Coffee stands aside just enough so that Rose feels like she's won. But in reality, they perfectly compliment each other. She stops from being a screaming floral, powdery headache and he remains on the cusp of being too foody.
I've got no idea where the cardamom pods or the buhur factors in but I don't even care. I'm hoping over time they may peek their heads out and stop being such wallflowers with some age but for now I am content.
This will be a scent I more than likely wear just for me, but I am totally happy with that.
HUGE love to my C2E2 pick up fairy - you're da best!
Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:27 PM
Very arabic, exotic, and toothsome.
Not my type of blend, but very interesting.
Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:48 PM
Sniff: Yummy coffee and chocolate...perfect! Not too sweet or overpowering as some coffee notes can be, to me at least!
On: Coffee and choco fade in the background and the rose comes out...that too isn't strong, but being that I am not a rose fan (and was nervous about that note) it hangs around for a bit!
Drydown: The rose fades, which is good, but there is still a hint of it, so rose haters, don't worry! The mellow coffee and choco note comes back and they blend wonderfully!!! I love this!!
Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:59 AM
I was really hoping for that thick, rich, gnarly coffee smell - you know the one, the type of coffee that when it's brewing the whole street knows about it. I was kinda hoping for not-too-much cardamom, because it tends to turn into eau de curry powder on me - so I guess it's good that I'm not finding any of that at all in here, and I reallyreallyreally wanted the buhur to give everything that gorgeous eastern incense-y tone. The one thing I didn't want - a rose explosion - is exactly what I got, although in the bottle I can smell the dark sweet coffee, the hint of spice, the swirl of incense smoke - it's my skin that's messing this up (as expected, because rose hates me and the feeling is mutual)
If the rose would just GTFO of the way for a moment, I know the coffee is there - I can *almost* smell it, but no... rose has to take over everything. Screw you, rose - I've had enough of you ruining all my BPALs. In here, the rose is making everything a bit cloying and overly foodyish - it's like sickly sweet sugared rose. BOO!
Overall, and very sadly, all I get for about an hour is Turkish Delight and rose... but then... but then!!! yes - the rose does finally calm down and let the coffee and buhur peek through... and this is when I think for a moment that maybe this will turn out OK. But even then, I don't really like it - the Turkish Delight smell is still there, and it's sweet in that urinal cake way which is never a good thing. But I stick with it, because I am
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Edited by sunshinedaisybliss, 13 June 2013 - 11:09 PM.
Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:35 PM
Posted 21 July 2013 - 04:05 PM
Wow, no chocolate listed. Must be the coffee.
Edited by milo, 21 July 2013 - 06:49 PM.
Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:47 PM
Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:40 PM
I'm going to keep my bottle and see what happens next!
Posted 30 November 2013 - 10:27 AM
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Posted 22 April 2015 - 05:31 PM
Wasn't sure initially, but after getting to the drydown I'm loving it - definite keeper!
The first blast of coffee is very similar to Mornings in New Orleans, it's quite a sharp, almost herbal, slightly perfumey coffee note, which resembles no coffee I've ever smelled in my life (whereas the Misk Uni coffee note, that smells like coffee from the outset, I love that one!), and I initially thought, oh bugger, it's that one again - applied wet it was strong and dirty and scary. But it very quickly mellows, and the rose comes out to save the day - I agree with an above poster that it really smells like rose turkish delight, which I love, that was the note that made me want a bottle
Its final drydown stage is exactly what I was hoping for, turkish delight, a hint of genuine rose, and a soft warm background of strong-but-milky coffee - it's very comforting and relaxed, definite sitting in a coffee shop on a Sunday morning, with a good book and a plate of something sugary type of scent
Posted 11 July 2015 - 04:31 PM
Off the bat it was a rich coffee with a dab of rose and incense. Once it dried, however, my skin sucked away the coffee note yet again and left me with incense and rose. That's nice, don't get me wrong, but not what I was going for. I may have to stick with Bah as the only bpal coffee scent to actually stay coffee-smelling Aw well...
Posted 22 October 2015 - 01:37 AM
I love cardamom. A lot. So I will try most anything with cardamom in it. Cardamom, coffee and rose?? Now we're talking!
This is fairly light on me, not overpowering. I get mostly a perfect blend of strong black coffee, and dry dusty cardamom. There are hints of rose and incense. But just hints. I can't wait to wear this for a full day.
There are some similarities to Café Mille et Une Nuit, to me. But I find Café Mille to be more heavy on the spice. It's more of an "Autumnal" coffee. To me this is a lighter, more "summery" coffee, if that makes any sense. Either way, there's a home for both in my collection.
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