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NYCC 2017 Eves Big Apple Redux

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#1 zankoku_zen


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 01:55 AM

Red apple, sweet patchouli, tobacco leaf, and amber.

I get mainly a sweet patchouli blend with amber, and touches of both apple and tobacco. This is perhaps the least "apple" of all the NYCC Apple 2017 blends I've tried. This one is a sophisticated, sultry, perfumey type of patchouli. Good throw and wear length.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:17 PM

So Apple IV smelled SO familiar when I applied it wet, but it was like I couldn't place it... Lightbulb moment!! Remember when Black Lace got rereleased, and somehow had apple the second run of them? ( It's since aged off in my BL but it really was lovely.)
Anyway, this is exactly as I remember that having been. It's as though it could be one of the Laces. It's beautiful. Love.

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 09:18 AM

Smoking incense through an apple. Like. literally if a stoner had an apple and some leaf... Not a bad scent but patchouli turns unshowered hippie on me in an instant. Overwhelming and unpleasant.

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 07:23 PM

I recently hunted down Apple X and was disappointed. This is the elegant patchouli-apple blend I have been looking for.


Sadly, I've never smelled the apple-heavy version of Black Lace, but I do agree that this bears a lot of similarities to the other Laces I have experienced. It's sophisticated and perfume-y in the best way. The patchouli is indeed a sweet variety; it's jammy and reminds me of the purple / "fruit-chouli" patch that is common in more commercial perfumes (Mdme. Moriarty's patch also smells similar to this, IMO). This is in no way a criticism; I personally love the sweeter, more approachable patchouli varieties. The apple adds a freshness that cuts through what would otherwise be a very rich and heavy combo of patch, amber, and tobacco.


I love BPAL's apple blends and have amassed a sizeable collection of them, but I'm so glad to have this particular bottle and will make room for it.


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 04:20 PM

This goes on juicy red apple. It does slowly morph. The amber and patchouli start to make you feel fancier. I don't know why, but this reminds me of walking through a Nordstroms. Slightly fruity, slightly clean, slightly rich.


Interesting seeing the above review mention Apple X. This is far away from that. This is lighter and more elegant. Apple X is dark and patchouli-heavy. This is red apple rounded out by amber, tobacco leaf, and definitely sweetened by the patchouli. But the apple remains first. Apple X seems like it's patch first, surrounded by apple.


Depending on what you're looking for, I would go for a decant before getting a bottle. Unless you know you like all these notes independently. I can see some apple fans being disappointed, as well as some tobacco fans. If you're an apple lover in all forms, this is a nice addition to the collection.

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