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15 March 2007 - 10:30 AM51 --
Enraged Martian Musk?
51 is quite sweet and reminds me of honeysuckle powder. Once in a while I get a whiff of a bit of citrus fruit but on the whole, these are very dainty and demure little green muskymen.
15 March 2007 - 12:04 AM
I have the revisited version which seems to be heavy on dragon's blood. As a perfume, Aries is rather bitter and resinous. I think the essence of this one's identity could best be realized in an oil burner.
12 February 2007 - 11:36 PM
After writing a parody of "How Doth the Little Crocodile" and dropping a broad hint for "Passion", I found out I "Lost" instead.
This blend smells of citrus, lavender, and cedar as described, though.
Not for me.
I guess I'm just not lucky in love.
27 January 2007 - 11:16 PMVIPRALABDA
This is not a happy or pretty scent. Misery, anger, and resentment are bitter herbs.
Vipralabda is butt-kicking earwax bitter, rather than mopey, wistful, or melancholic. I think the sage predominates, but to my nose the herbs smell like thyme. A good while after drydown, there may be a hint of benzoin - like a tantalizing memory of something sweeter.
The oil itself is unusual in that it makes an opaque coating on the inside of the bottle and has a layer of something lighter on the top.
This is a great addition to the Heroines concept. If there are eight faces; each has its time. Bitterness belongs, but is no more the "truth" than anticipation or confidence. I could see myself wearing this on an "all things must pass" day. It will be interesting to see whether the contents of the bottle eventually mix themselves.