Nanshe Dream Formula IV
Posted 15 November 2004 - 03:49 AM
Ooo, I'm first to review this. I am not too good at this so bear with me.
In the bottle: There is the strong scent of lavender and not much else.
Wet: As soon as it goes on, out comes a strong lemon scent, maybe verbena. A combination of the two on the skin, very nice smelling.
On the drydown: Still get a very heavy lemon scent, the lavender has faded a bit into the background.
Dry: Scent stayed true from wet to dry, strong on lemon with lavender in the background.
I love both these scents alot and often use lavender at bedtime. This will definitely be a scent I use for sleep and probably one I will use in the summer as well. A very nice blend.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 04:21 PM
Yah the usual lemon problem on me. There's a little bit of lavender and something very strong and biting that I can't place but my usual battle with citrus won out and I'm forced to swap this one sadly :P
Posted 16 November 2004 - 04:41 PM
its something else.... i know this smell lingering in the background... so familiar. something like iris maybe?
i love this scent, the lavender is heavenly and whatever else is in it too (i cant tell)
definetly a keeper, dont know about a big bottle yet... but maybe :P
*edit to add* It must be bergamont!!! yes i think that is what it is instead of lemon
This post has been edited by velvet: 13 December 2004 - 08:20 AM
Posted 17 November 2004 - 04:49 PM
I'm not sure if it was the thunderstorms that rolled in at bedtime, the fact that my daughter crawled into bed with me and kept kicking me all night, or Nanshe, but I kept waking up all night long with really strange dreams that I couldn't remember as soon as I woke up.
Posted 21 November 2004 - 09:56 PM
On my wrist, it was a sweet, warm lavender with an edge of sharp lemon.
I am very poor at identifying particular scents but I could swear that Nanshe has lemongrass in it. The particular sharpness of the lemon reminds me strongly of food flavored with lemongrass.
I have had extreme difficulty sleeping the past few weeks but I felt tired as soon as I inhaled this scent. It is strong and pleasant simultaneously.
I have worn it twice and slept well both times with no bad dreams.
Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:02 PM
I put a dab of this on each temple before going to sleep. I definitely get the lavender, but I'm not sure what this citrus is. It doesn't smell like lemon to me because I hate lemon. It's slightly different and really quite soothing for some reason (usually citrus and I do not get along).
I won't be wearing this as a perfume for the same reason I don't wear the voodoos as perfumes. I'll be really interested to see just where my weird dream stuff is going when I put this on again!
ETA: Darkling: lemongrass! I think you're right!
This post has been edited by ebonykawai: 23 November 2004 - 11:05 PM
Posted 28 November 2004 - 07:21 PM
The citrussy aspect of it, felt like it kept me in a lighter, less deep sleep. For this reason, I would hesitate to wear it again at night, but it seems like the perfect thing to put on to take a nap, so as not to feel all groggy, overheated and disoriented afterwards.
Posted 02 December 2004 - 02:38 AM
Posted 03 December 2004 - 05:08 PM
It was very clean and crisp and refreshing.
As far as the dream oil aspect - while I was wearing it, I couldn't remember my dreams at all. This is very odd for me, as I always have complex, involved dreams that I remember in the morning.
I'll have to try it again to see what happens!
Posted 08 December 2004 - 05:13 PM
Wet: Bitter lemon and herbs. My skin is burning slightly!
Dry: (5 hours) Faintly citrus scent left.
I did not read the description before I sampled this oil so I had no idea it was a dream formula. I will review it again after I wear it for the sweet slumber.
Posted 08 December 2004 - 06:46 PM
On me: This is a very interesting oil. It really helps jog my memory of dreams - when I wear it or dab it on the pillow before bed I recall things quite clearly. I'm also more 'in control' of my dreams - I am able to make choices that alter the dream's path. But I can't say this helps me understand the dreams any better. Perhaps that's yet to come...
Posted 12 December 2004 - 08:30 AM
I've put it on my temples, third eye, and forearms, so I should be breathing it heavily throughout the night. We'll see what there is to tell in the morning.
I like the scent well enough to wear as a perfume. It's clean and bright.
Posted 13 December 2004 - 01:35 AM
In the vial, I get lavender and not much else.
Once it touches my skin, it explodes into the most beautiful, bright, uplifting lemon peel and slightly herbal scent. Maybe a hint of floral? Lemon verbena gone awry?
I'll try this out tonight as a sleeping formula, but I need a bottle of it now, because it's just so lovely. It's soothing and uplifting, even as it's bright and brassily clean. :P
Posted 03 January 2005 - 05:56 PM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 04:38 PM
I love it, and this is the best of it's kind I've smelled. I will use it as a "Pallet cleanser" between my normal BPAL, since it is sharp and cleaning.
Those who don't like to wear it as a "perfume" could use it in lotions, conditioners, and even as bedding sprays, and it would be elegant and calming.
Give this a try!
Posted 13 January 2005 - 05:31 PM
Wearing: Iím yawning already, and Iím not sure if thatís because Iím wearing Nanshe or because itís four in the morningÖ oh, hey, thereís lemon in here too. Thatís new. This blend of herbalness is the sort of thing I always think would taste great as a tea.
Posted 18 January 2005 - 12:19 PM
what's more, I suspect my dad will love this!
ETA: it fades into something sweet that reminds me of some rein. Amber? I don't know, but I think it would smell better on a man. On to my date. it's a bit too sensual for my dad.
This post has been edited by reina: 18 January 2005 - 12:58 PM
Posted 31 January 2005 - 07:38 AM
wet- VERY lavender and bergamot and lemon. not really a good combo for me.
10 minutes later-the lavender and bergamot have faded. lemony smell is pretty much all that is left.
dry- it's just...gone. nothing. like i never put anything on at all. as for giving dreams...nothing. slept like a log for four hours and remember nothing at all which is kinda unusual in itself since i do dream heavily and evne when i don't remember the dream, i remember the feel of the dream. think i'll try this one after i've had a nightmare and see if it removes the dream feelings.
Posted 31 January 2005 - 01:17 PM
Otherwise, this knocked me out and made me very very sleepy.
Posted 10 February 2005 - 05:00 AM
As for my dreams, I have been having some pretty bizarre and vivid dreams recently, but they also might be the result of too much cheap red wine.
Posted 13 February 2005 - 04:22 AM
I definitely appreciate both the scent and the effect. I can still remember my dream from last night, and part of the dream was me explaining to myself what the recurring symbols in my dreams mean. That was pretty darn nifty!
Another one to go on the big bottle list! This one combined with baku would be great. Or, I mean.... wear this one, and keep baku at the bedside. If a horrible nightmare ensues, douse on the baku and ask him to eat the dream. Sort of a delete button, or escape hatch. At least, that's how I plan on using them.
Posted 15 February 2005 - 07:06 PM
Sniff: Wow. I think it just opened up my sinuses. This is a crazy thing to say, but it almost reminds me of linseed oil-which is something I would call a very happy smell.
Wet: Linseed and witch hazel. Itís a very WOW! sort of astringent scent. But thereís something underneath it. Letís see what it morphs into.
After 10: Lemon, linseed, and witch hazel. LOL Itís still very astringent and what I would have initially said was a wake-up blend seems to be calming down a little. Thereís even a faint tea note, I think. I can see sleeping with this on. I donít know if itíll produce any dream clarity, but itís a very, very bright and clean scent as far as perfumes go.
Posted 01 March 2005 - 01:07 AM
I sleep fairly easily, so I don't know how this would work as a sleep oil for those with difficulty. I did notice that when I wore it, both nights I crashed hard. I had good, deep sleep. I love this. I'm so glad I got a 5ml. I even put a little in my salt water spray that I use to perk up my hair. :P
Posted 09 April 2005 - 03:55 PM
As for sleep, I had some sort of dreams, can't recall them anymore though.. hmm... I prefer the sharper ones, they knock me out faster it seems.
Posted 10 April 2005 - 04:30 PM
Now. I've only had this a few nights and it's true they involved a partial eclipse with the moon in Aries, but still, my dreams have been complex and meaningful. Unfortunately they're so complicated that it's difficult to remember them all but I've been waking up with a true feeling of refreshment, like my consciousness worked out whatever it needed to, and I got a good night's sleep besides. Because this seems to affect my insomnia as well as my dreams, I think I prefer this to my other sleep oil, Somnus.