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#1 Casablanca


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:59 AM

There was a woman sitting on the grass, under a tree, with a paper tablecloth spread in front of her, and a variety of Tupperware dishes on the cloth.
She was—not fat, no, far from fat: what she was, a word that Shadow had never had cause to use until now, was curvaceous. Her hair was so fair that it was white, the kind of platinum-blonde tresses that should have belonged to a long-dead movie starlet, her lips were painted crimson, and she looked to be somewhere between twenty-five and fifty.
As they reached her she was selecting from a plate of deviled eggs. She looked up as Wednesday approached her, put down the egg she had chosen, and wiped her hand. “Hello, you old fraud,” she said, but she smiled as she said it, and Wednesday bowed low, took her hand, and raised it to his lips.
He said, “You look divine.”
“How the hell else should I look?” she demanded, sweetly. “Anyway, you’re a liar. New Orleans was such a mistake—I put on, what, thirty pounds there? I swear. I knew I had to leave when I started to waddle. The tops of my thighs rub together when I walk now, can you believe that?” This last was addressed to Shadow. He had no idea what to say in reply, and felt a hot flush suffuse his face. The woman laughed delightedly. “He’s blushing! Wednesday, my sweet, you brought me a blusher. How perfectly wonderful of you. What’s he called?”
“This is Shadow,” said Wednesday. He seemed to be enjoying Shadow’s discomfort. “Shadow, say hello to Easter.”
Jasmine and honeysuckle, sweet milk and female skin.

What a pretty blend.


Freshly applied, jasmine is strongest on me, but it's as closely entwined with honeysuckle as flowering vines on a trellis. The jasmine smells heady at first, but not high-pitched. Honeysuckle and a creamy milkiness add a lovely fullness to the blend. I also get a subtle musk. Once this dries, I mostly get smooth honeysuckle milk.


This reminds me of this past year's Poor Monkey, which I loved, but with a little more throw (Poor Monkey had almost no throw on me once it dried). I wasn't expecting this and am so pleased by it. The milk is combining with the honeysuckle in a way that brings the ylang ylang milk of Monkey to mind. This sort of thing loves my skin.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:35 AM

In the imp: sweet jasmine (not very heady to me) and honeysuckle with creamy milk underneath. There is also something bright and almost sparkling to me, like crisp white tea or something. 


Wet: Similar to in the imp, but with a light sweet musk. Overall pretty sweet. 


Dry: creamy base with light musk, smell a sweet and almost a little clean. Reminds me of a less sweet Neutral or sweeter white musk. The jasmine and honeysuckle are very soft. An utterly feminine, springtime perfection scent.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:00 PM

Ooooh very pretty! Creamy, milky, sweet, flowery and ultra feminine- this is exactly how Easter would smell! It's ladylike with a serious flower child streak. It reminds me a bit of Vasilissa and Venus Verticordia, and after some wear reminds me a lot of Alkmaar/Silky Underwear/Fairy Jasmine from Lush. I've been wishing fervently for an Easter scent for years and I'm not disappointed. Love it!

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 11:57 PM

This is gorgeous, gorgeous Jasmine! The honeysuckle and cream ground it so it isn't sharp, the throw is good but not excessive. This is just amazing!

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 11:50 PM

Jasmine and honeysuckle tap dancing in my nose.  Delightful and heady and two of my favorite flower scents of all time. 


Soon a milk note appears.  Yuck.  Get away from my flowers.  Go bother some cookies.


Later... horrid milk is gone.  Left behind is a softer version of my beloved dynamic floral duo.  I really like it.  Definitely a ladylike dab just a little bit kind of scent and not a drown yourself in it scent.   That way, I will get 'hey honey, we're Jasmine and Honeysuckle.  Nice to meet you' instead of 'YO!  JASMINE AND HONEYSUCKLE HERE LIVING LARGE. WHAT?  QUIET DOWN, MY ASS.'

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Posted 29 May 2017 - 01:36 AM

A really lovely blend.


Starts off as a gorgeous jasmine with a hint of honeysuckle and a touch of cream. The cream doesn't go sour on me like it sometimes does - but gets creamier as it dries. And the honeysuckle gets sweeter and a little more assertive.


I love jasmine but I already have a lot of BPAL jasmine blends, so my first reaction was, while this is nice,  I probably don't need more, but now ... I'm not so sure. I think I might need more!


Perhaps it is the first flush of infatuation, but I think that this might be the perfect jasmine scent! In fact it is pretty much what I wanted La Prostitution et la Folie Dominent le Monde to be like - but that one was too gourmand with the vanilla frosting note. Hmm... will have to retest. I really do have so much jasmine already....

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 11:33 PM

Wet: Strong jasmine and honeysuckle. The milk is definitely there, adding an odd creaminess, and that is definitely the skin musk note I know and love from so many of the lab's sexy luper scents.
Dry: An exceedingly feminine floral, with the jasmine lending a sharpness to the honeysuckle. Perhaps not for me, but very well-blended.

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:56 PM

Honeysuckle, soft jasmine, touch of musk and milk. This is a very bright feminine floral. For those of you that love honeysuckle, I'd definitely try this one out. It smells spring-like.

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Posted 05 June 2017 - 02:26 PM

Jasmine dominates, but honeysuckle and creaminess round the blend out. Headily feminine. About thirty minutes after application, a sour milk note peeks through, but it settles back down to sweet cream about another fifteen minutes. An hour after application, Eostre is a soft cream with a hint of floral. There is no trace of the initial brazen jasmine. 


I loved the wet and drydown stages on my skin, but  dry Eostre would make a perfectly inoffensive, feminine office scent. I wish she had stayed a little more "Hello, Miss Jasmine and Honeysuckle." Her final phase reminds me a lot of Nonae Caprotina, but with a soft floral instead of fig and myrrh.

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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:25 PM

I was hoping for more milk and honeysuckle, but Eostre of the Dawn is a slightly soapy jasmine with green, herbal undertones.  Not really milky or gourmand at all on me.  Like a pretty bar of soap scented with jasmine and green herbs.

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:36 AM

right off i think i get sweet milk and honeysuckle. it stays pretty much like this, though i can sense a bit more jasmine as time goes on. there's a cleanness that i suppose is the essence of the female skin. it's very pretty, kind of soapy but a fancy european soap, so it's all good. it's delicate and perfect for spring and summer.

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Posted 25 June 2017 - 07:26 PM

"Many a scrubland have I wandered and came across a honeysuckle vine and under it alone I sat and cried, tears of honey and wine." Jitterbug Perfume, Tom Robbins

Sweet and whimsical, vulnerable, yet playful I can almost hear the Goddess laugh. Fresh and clean, imagine a crisp, white-eyelet ruffle petticoat, drop-and-roll down the green grassy meadow. This is such a sugary pleasure to my nose. It opens wild and absolutely amazing, sweet, but still somehow creamy which delights me very much. Here the jasmine is not "heady" or "too much". It is divinely well blended and never overpowers the composition. I find this to be extremely feminine yet youthful, romantic, cheerful and inviting. Perfect for a humid, summer night filled with drinking, dancing and a bunny romp or two. 

Edited by Jenjin, 25 June 2017 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 05:16 PM

This, to me, leaned much more toward ylang ylang than jasmine... maybe because of the milkiness?

Either way, still lovely. Just not so much on me.

(haven't quite given up on her yet, though)

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 03:13 PM

There aren't a lot of fragrant floral blends that I like, but this one is stunning. On my skin, it's predominantly honeysuckle ground by skin and a touch of cream. I think the skin really make this blend, though I admit to loving BPAL's "skin" note.

I've been reaching for this often this spring and summer. It's fabulous.

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:15 PM

I'm a sucker for Jasmine and the 'smell of Easter' in general + goddesses, but this one is not my favorite Jasmine blend ever. And I wish it was because that would have been so poetic. Peitho and Love Me still top for Jasmines. That being said, this is still a beautiful Jasmine. The main difference here that takes a little of my love from it is the very green note under the Jasmine. I can't appreciate it as much because it's almost too sour-green for me. Still, I'm not giving up on my beautiful Ostara goddess, so I'm going to age for a few months and see if it mellows. 


Where I'd wear this: A pagan festival at Ostara

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