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
Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:23 PM
Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:36 PM
Edited by Antoinette, 30 April 2013 - 02:37 PM.
Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:29 AM
Posted 08 May 2013 - 10:54 PM
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
Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:36 PM
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
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