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26 February 2013 - 07:07 AMI took a random chance on this when it came up on ebay. Aquatics and me are not friends but... I loved Wind in the Willows and don't live anywhere NEAR Anaheim soooo...eh, why not.
Thankfully, I escape any hint of 'lemon pledge' in this at all. It -is- aquatic, but either because it has different components than BPAL's other aquatic blends, or there's enough other stuff in there to kill it, it escapes turning into soap. It -is- rather 'wet' smelling, as one might expect from the waterfront manor of Mr. Toad, with the aforementioned golden wood notes taking the edge off it. If I had to pick a word to describe it, it would be 'dapper'. This is very definitely a 'dapper' scent.
I don't feel that it's overly masculine though. It's too light and airy, and very much too damp to be masculine in my mind. And, oddly enough, I don't hate it (like I usually do with aquatics). I'm just not sure how -me- it is. It's one of those conundrum blends where you kind of like it and all but don't find yourself reaching for it much. Maybe it just requires a Toadier sort of day.
26 February 2013 - 06:39 AMI can't believe I haven't written a review of this yet.
I got GOP as a random frimp in a BPTP order I placed. Who knew it would be the only one of the 'political' blends I could stand.
When I first put it on wet, it smells...pretty much exactly like whiskey and cigars. Which makes sense for the blend, I guess, but isn't very appealing. Soggy cigar tobacco is, frankly, pretty icky.
HOWEVER. And this is the important bit. The acrid cigar stink goes away pretty fast, and what's left smells like... SUCCESS. It's like the Old Fogy Republicans got cleared out and replaced by the New Upwardly Mobile Republicans. I suppose that's not very clear, so... hm.
I don't honestly have any notes for this. It's a bit herbal and cologney, in an unspecified fashion... a bit woody, but clean and sweet without being perfumey or foody. I'm pretty sure it has bay rum in it too. I suppose the reason I like it, is that it smells good -without- being overly strong in one particular way... not too sweet or too acrid or soapy or anything. I really do think of it as 'an office scent' because it's pleasant without being something that will distract your co-workers (either positively or negatively).
Now if I could only make it not smell like soggy cigars for the first 15m it'd be -perfect-.
19 January 2013 - 04:59 AMI really wanted to like this. So many of the notes sounded so good.
Unfortunately... this is like... sour jolly ranchers. WAY WAY WAY too much lime. Lime lime lime sour lime (just a hint of berry) lime lime pucker up and ew.
There's something strangely plastic and artificial too; that same plastic note ruined Pink Snowballs for me too.
Sadly disappointing. Maybe it will mellow more if it sits. But right now, it is consistently 'sour lime plastic with a hint of berry' and not at all appealing.
12 January 2013 - 08:43 AMWhat I wanted: Cedar, DB, peppermint, lavender, sage.
What I got: Toothpaste.
There is some note in a regrettable number of BPAL's blends that inevitably goes to slightly resinous toothpaste on me. I think it's galbanum, I was just hoping it wouldn't be so nastily prevalent. It's not the peppermint, since things without mint notes have in the past turned to toothpaste.
Going to let it sit for awhile, but at least for the moment....
01 December 2012 - 07:47 AMI took a chance on this... Doc Constantine from the Carnaval didn't work out on me at all, but a) it looked like the notes were a little different, and b.) my room is not my skin.
All I can say is, this is amazing. Atmosphere sprays are kind of my new addiction (I still buy perfume oils but I find myself -using- the atmosprays a lot more often...) and this is my favorite of the four or five I've accumulated so far.
It's herbal, but not the least bit soapy. It's a little spicy without being food or clove death. One thing I REALLY like about it is that it isn't heavy. All of the other things I have (Aphrodite, Exotic Bazaar, Mahogany Hall and so forth) are all heady, thick, sweet, and smoky things. This is ... well, fresh and clean but as previously mentioned, not in the soap way. I'd be hard pressed to pick any notes out of it specifically, but then again, when talking cure-alls, who knows what's in that stuff anyhow. It's part of the mystery!
I've taken to spraying my headboard-pillow with it before sleeping... it soothes the mind and carries away the cares of the day like nothing else. I have a lot of trouble sleeping, and this really helps in a fundamental and noticeable way. Absolutely will be replacing it when it's gone.