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- February 19, 1984
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Favorites: Big new favorite is Szepasszony. Also, Cathode. I was gifted an imp of it and it's /perfect/ for me. Less perfect but still nice are Jack (in the cold months) and Alecto (in my oil burner).
Scents I like: clean scents, woods/mosses, aquatics, baking spices, cherry, vetiver, ambergris, sweet grain, citrus, greenery, apple, bergamot... and more things I can't think of right now. I tend to be drawn to what are essentially cold/cool scents, with exception to the few spices I favor.
Scents I dislike: sharp florals, heavy incense, China rain. I like mints, but they tend to disappear on contact with my skin. I can take sandalwood or patchouli in very very small doses, but they're generally best avoided.
Scents I've tried that haven't worked for me one way or another: Belladonna, Fallen, Glitter, Gomorrah, Hellcat, Hurricane, Jailbait, Les Fleurs Du Mal, Love Me, Lucy's Kiss, Queen of Sheba, Santa Eularia Des Riu, Serpent's Kiss, Succubus, The Red Queen, Undertow, Wrath,
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17 September 2005 - 12:26 AMThis is such a beautiful scent! Aquatic and mellowly sweet in the imp, it only has a minute or two of sharpness on my skin before it waters down to a light wildflower scent. Though now that I sniff again... there is an impression of dryer sheets :P. Oh, but I would love my laundry to smell like this! We're just starting the cold rainy season here, and this scent just blends right in with the smell of rain coming through the windows. Now I can smell like Oregon winter all year round!
04 September 2005 - 07:40 AMThis imp was a gift from the wonderful HoneyHoneyNY, and boy, what a gift!
In the imp, it's deep and slightly sweet, oddly familiar, like some perfume I may have smelled when I was a small child. It actually smells a bit too perfumey, and I worry a bit about how it'll go on my skin.
I needn't have worried.
Whatever tiny bit of mint I may have smelled in the imp is gone immediately on my skin, and it leaves behind the incredibly rich soft fragrance of what I can only assume is ambergris. It seems very out of place on me for a few moments, but then meshes warmly with my skin and rounds out beautifully, anchored by the mosses. It evokes a marsh on a summer night, when the ground is still warm from the day's heat but the air has taken on a misty chill. It's deep and aquatic and unfortunately too unique to describe well! Mostly it's just absolutely gorgeous. This is my new everyday scent, definitely a big bottle! Thanks again Honey!
01 September 2005 - 08:58 AMThis queen did some interesting morphing on me.
In the imp: All cherry. It's a nice cherry, too, not an artificial/cough drop sort. I've had trouble with fruits before, though, so I'm dreading what my skin may do to it.
On wet: It's still cherry! Yes! Though now it's starting to smell like.. Tootsie Rolls? Huh? I suppose the semi-cocoa smell is the woods coming out. They're warm and smooth, and are starting to dry out and seperate from the cherry note again.
Dry down: I'm not sure what-all woods are supposed to be in here, but almost all of them have fallen beneath a cedar note. I guess it's one of those notes my skin amplifies. Good to know. So now I mostly smell like cherry and cedar, which is a strange but pleasant combination. It's warm and red without being the least bit spicy, just mellow and sweet. Very nice.
Conclusion: A well-crafted scent, but not really suited to me. I realized with this scent that I much prefer my woods to be cold, as strange as that may sound. If I want a sweet-ish cedar scent I'll head for Alecto. Though I'm very happy to learn that Beth's cherry note stays nice on me :P. I'll definitely be adding more cherry scents to my list now.
01 September 2005 - 08:28 AMOh, I so wanted to like this one. :P
In the imp, I could smell mostly spices with a touch of almond threaded through it. I rather hoped the almond would come out on me, but alas, no. As soon as I put it on my skin, one of the spices must have gone badly with my chemistry because I was suddenly overcome by a sharp sort of old lady's perfume smell. It was pungent enough that I could barely even make out the other spices anymore, let alone the almond or honey. I tried to wait it out and see if it would tone down or go away, but after about an hour it was still just as bad and I had to wash it off. Phooey.
30 August 2005 - 06:37 AMDespite my past difficulties with foody smells, Jack works incredibly well on me. It's very very sweet and buttery, as other have mentioned, and the peach comes out beautifully. It won't be an everyday scent, but I imagine it will be just perfect for those chilly Autumn days once they get here.
In the imp: Sweet and buttery, almost syrupy. It smells like some wonderful baked goods cooling on the windowsill.
On wet: Wow, peach! I'm not really getting any pumpkin yet, but this is a really good peach cobbler scent. My mom's nose was around to give an opinion, and the first thing she smelled was cinnamon. I'm getting bits of clove here and there, but mostly it's still the overwhelming SWEET BUTTERY PEACHY.
Dry down: A bit mellower, the nutmeg has come out to visit. I catch a whiff of something like pumpkin now and then, and also candle wax? but it doesn't ever stay for long. The peach is toned down but still very present. This is such a warm cozy scent. It makes me want to put foody things back on my list again...
Conclusion: The imp is a keeper. I don't know that I'll use enough to need a big bottle, as it's definitely very seasonal. I don't think I would want to wear this anytime past April at the latest. But it's good for now, and I'm also tempted to try this as a room scent. Nice work, Beth!