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#1 KittyHawk


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Posted 13 March 2018 - 03:28 PM

Our delicate spun-sugar lace, grass-crushed and tobacco-stained, with hints of rue, pale sap, green fig, green cognac, and opium poppy accord.

Wet and upon application, this has a sharp, "mountain spring" laundry detergent feel to it, but that quickly dissipates. Ultimately, this settles into a creamy, grassy cognac, with a hint of fig - very green and appropriate for spring. I have a feeling this will age really well. 
Another lovely addition to the laces!

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 02:41 AM

In the bottle: Very green and evocative of spring! The green notes are sweetened by the Lace base. Of the green notes, I get the crushed grass and green cognac the most. The scent has a quality to it that is reminiscent of a freshly bitten-into green apple.


Wet: The crushed grass note is the first to leap out at me, followed by the green cognac. I'm not familiar with the scent of rue, so I can't pick out that note, but I am getting a bit of the pale sap, which is lovely. Behind these notes, I can smell the creamy Lace base, tobacco, and the opium poppy. After a bit, the green fig note emerges. The aforementioned green apple quality I got from the bottle is more prominent in the crook of my elbows, where the tobacco and opium poppy notes are also more more prevalent.


Dry: On my wrists, the sweet Lace base is now playing a great role, backed by some (much mellower) crushed grass, green cognac, and tobacco.


In the crooks of my elbows, the green notes reign supreme. The tobacco and opium poppy have retreated to the background.


This holds true after several hours of wear, with the scent on my wrists becoming sweeter over time.


Verdict: I was somewhat worried about how green this would be and whether or not it would play nicely on my skin when I ordered a bottle, but I need not have worried! Emerald Lace is a beautiful addition to the Lace family, and I'm happy to have a bottle.

#3 J. Morgyn White

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 03:50 PM

I've got to say the reviews above are really spot on.  It's only 2 days out of the mailbox but it's already changed significantly. The first sniff was close to irish-springy - a green cologne with a yellow lacey note which I think is the tobacco+lace. Now it's much more of the HM Cemetery green with a hint of soap and the prominent lace note. Very fresh. Staying power is good but for me the dry down is a sweet tobacco lace. I'm not a big tobacco fan so the dry down is not winning me over. Setting it aside and will try again in a few weeks.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 06:13 PM

I love this lace! :D It is fresh and clean, but sweet and playful at the same time.

In the bottle, it is super green, grassy, and slightly astringent. There is a nondescript, subtle note lingering at the bottom, but it is definitely there.

Wet on skin, the green notes develop more complexity - I get grass, something green apple-like, and something reminiscent of bamboo. The lace and tobacco do come out to play, but they are almost-but-not-quite overpowered by all that green. (This is my favorite stage)

More dry, the greens do fade significantly; the lace is most prominent here, with underlying tobacco, and the green notes are just barely there at the end of a sniff.

Dried on clothing (close approximation of use in a scent locket), all the notes are much more even and are all there at the same time. It does have a bit of an Irish Spring soapy quality, but I find it quite pleasant.

As the hours go on, EL in my skin does fade to the same scent as my dried-on-clothing observations.
Overall, (for me personally) EL has a medium throw, and doesn't morph too much after it reaches that well-rounded stage.
Interestingly enough, I could still smell just the tiniest lingering bit on the inside of my elbow when I woke up this morning! It was incredibly light, but it was definitely still there, and still nice!

Edited by AirimirOfGondor, 20 March 2018 - 03:31 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:18 PM

This starts out smelling like walking through a grass lined fairway, surrounded by fig trees heavy with fat, green fruit. Something about this seriously reminds me of teeing off, the golf cart loaded down with boozy cocktails and sticky cigars. After a few minutes the rue comes out. YES I have grown alot of rue in my herb patch, so I'm familiar with its scent and the sort of magic it does. It is mostly a base note here which adds an overall 'wildness' to the blend, and dare I say 'witchyness'  :werewolf: The drydown deepens and the tobacco lace unfolds for the finish, while the grassy figs soften and glisten in the background. 

Edited by Jenjin, 19 March 2018 - 09:19 PM.

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 09:54 PM

I don't get a huge grass hit with this at first; instead it's allll green congac and lace. The grass comes out a bit more once the booze burns off a little, along with the tobacco and rue. To me, this smells like a green papered victorian room-all rich cognac, tobacco, and vanilla. Another hit!

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 03:09 AM

I hate to be the first one to dislike this, but skin chemistry is what it is. It’s like overly-sweet, pungent Irish-Spring qualities. It’s either the cognac or the rue that I’m not enjoying. It’s like old lady perfume mixed with some in-your-face generic green men’s cologne. Off to swaps.

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 04:03 AM

bear in mind that i amp tobacco like MAD! this oil has three distinct phases on me


wet: GREEEEEEEN!!!!! sparkling, effervescent, sweet, sun-warmed green. like having a picnic in the grass and you spilled some champagne on the ground and the breeze is blowing through the trees. i get the Irish Spring bit but on my skin, the sweetness of the Lace tempers it. i get the grass, sap, green cognac, and fig. but it's a green fig, not a ripe jammy fig.


dry-2 hours: tobacco. just tobacco. it's sweet green tobacco. but it's tobacco.


2 hours-fade: the sweet Lace base. vanilla powder puff. a hint of tobacco.


i bought this pretty much instantly without considering the notes too carefully. i've been trying to avoid tobacco because i literally amp it soooooooo much. but i really like this oil. it's great for spring, it's very unique. throw and wear length are decent, as well.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:58 AM

A beautiful grassy, juicy green lace. The rue and tobacco give a little warmth and depth. But overall very bright and springy. Smells like laying on sun-soaked grass with fruity blooms on the breeze. 

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