Man, you kids these days and your hip trends. *bandwagon*
And yes, it is pure coincidence that the first two icons I made were to do with the Hunchback of Notre Dame. I'm as confused as you are. Hellfire is completely apropos of nothing, other than the fact that it got that song stuck in my head.
Ozone deepened by liquid amber, and a spray of hot nighttime rain mingled with the scent of lightning-struck wood, water-soaked summer blooms, and sun-scorched grass.
In the bottle, I smelled a kind of freshness and soap. Wet on skin, it continued to be soaps, but gave off a greener scent-- not plant green, but a high synesthetic green with a blueish hue. As it dried, it retained its greensoap smell, but developed a mellow spiciness.
This was so strong on me that I ended up washing it off after a few hours, on account of the fact that it was starting to make me woozy-- tho' I suppose that could have just been medication withdrawals-- but! Like I said, vurreh, vurreh strong. Will have to remember to apply less next time 'round.
And speaking of synesthesia... for some reason it really bothers me that the bottle is blue and pink, rather than green: "Clearly you're green with a mild brown and blue undertone, you fibber!" I yell at it, which in itself is probably indicative of an entirely different mental condition.
As I am a dork in all fields, I've taken to fantasizing about my own blends that will never be. Unless I figure out how to make them myself. O_O
BARILLO - cigar smoke, leather, gin, whiskey, gun oil, licorice, black coffee, charcoal, molasses, chili pepper, match strike
VIEULETTA - absinthe, opium, lavender, poppy, mint, eucalyptus, burnt sugar
VESPA - ozone, crude oil, plains grass, rubbing alcohol, grapefruit, lime, rice milk, ammonia, bitter almonds, clementines, oatmeal
The Claidi Journals
(Complete with links to old fan arts!)
CLAIDI - desert winds, jasmine, Moroccan rose, Arabian spices, incense, herbs, lavender, vanilla, heather, star anise, mint
THE HOUSE - incense, well-polished woods, marble, perfumes
THE GARDEN - rose,
JIZANIA - tropical flowers and fruits, citrus, incense...
THE WASTE - something desolate, salty, with an undercurrent of rain, sweetness, flowers
NEMIAN - gold, honey, cologne, tobacco, sunflowers, gunpowder, vetiver
ARGUL - leather, coffee, black tea, cream, black pepper, saffron, cinnamon, clove, cardamom
THE HULTA - horsehair, leather, old woods, camp fires, spices, frankincense, myrrh
THE RAIN GARDENS - rain, lava rock, wet animal
PESHAMBA - bronze, metallic, clock oil
IRONEL - metallic, sharp, ginger, black pepper, vetiver
MOON SILK - lilies, lotus, cream, sugar, mint, white tea
THE WOLF TOWER - rain, soot, ink, and old paper
GREMBILARD - tropical woods, greenery, moss, herbs, green tea
JOTTO - metal, oil, something sweet, floral, cakes and candies
THE STAR - mint, eucalyptus, ozone, citrus, sugar
WINTER RAVEN - snow, sharp icy air, metallic, black pepper
HRALD & YAZKOOL - A cacophony of tacky scents, colognes, red wine and tea, citrus.
USTARETH - black musk, sandalwood, incense, charcoal, SCIENCE!
THE RED TIDE IS OVER - saltyfishy ocean stink, warm dog hair, gasoline, cedar, metal, rope, gravel, cigarettes, freshly lit match
By slathering yourself in several different scents at the same time, on different parts of the body. Dance of Death on my wrist and neck, Umbra on one hand, Iago on the other...
Not to mention the myriad of other scents that I've tried and simply let fade, instead of washing them off properly. *fail*
Is it my fault that I've bought about 300 different imps/bottles in the last month and now I don't know what to do with them? (Yes.)
Brings peace to the spirit, a sense of calm and fulfillment, and attracts the aid of beneficial spirits.
In The Bottle
Smells like watah. And a bit of flowery.
Wet On Skin
Aquatic, with light, calm florals. Maybe I didn't put enough on, but I have to put my wrist right up in my nose to get much off it.
Dry On Skin
Much stronger now, especially the florals; I can actually smell it without trying to. A little like soap or baby powder. It's hard to describe when I don't have a proper description to work off of.
Lasted only two or so hours.
Bright white and light lilac.
Pink pepper, peony, jasmine, mango, kiwi, pomegranate, pineapple, white ginger, serene white tea and light musks.
Thank God I at least know what most of these things smell like on their own, because otherwise I would be in something of a pickle trying to decipher such a multi-element scent.
In The Bottle
First reaction: I don't know what I'm smelling, I know I've smelled it before, but I don't think I like it. On closer inspection, I could catch the fruity notes and even a bit of sharpness-- the ginger? The florals stood out above that. I'm not sure what the first scent I encountered was, as my mental scent library is limited, but I suppose it was either the pink pepper or the peony-- being the ones I'm unfamiliar with. Starting to soften on my initial reaction.
Wet On Skin
Much sharper! More floral here, but not much fruit. A bit musky. Less startling when diluted.
Dry On Skin
The musk is starting to come out over the floral, but still not much in the way of fruitiness. Though, oddly, I did get a faint tang in the back of my throat resembling fruit roll-ups of all thing. Suppose it does make sense, considering all the fruits listed.
Antique rose, mauve, yellowed paper.
I say! There wouldn't happen to be an infertile ladies in the audience who might happen to be in the market for some eggs? Anyone? Hell, ovaries, tubes, the whole package-- I don't need it! But it can be yours for the low, low price of everything listed here!
No? Then where my leukemia patients at, because have I got some marrow for you!
Ave Maria Gratia Plena
Queen of Sheba
Deep In Earth
House of Night
The Reaper and the Flowers
ATOMIC LUAU LOUNGE
The Forest Reverie
La Bella Donna Della Mia Mente
Tavern of Hell
MAD TEA PARTY
All in the Golden Afternoon
The King of Hearts
Mouse's Long and Sad Tail
The Red Queen
Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat
Imperious Tiger Lily
How Doth the Little Crocodile
'Tis the Voice of the Lobster
The Sea Foams Milk
The Sea Foams Blood
The Witch's Garden
The Miller's Daughter
The Little Sparrow
Serpents with Glittering Eyes and Forky Tongues
The Black Rider
The Chicken-Legged Hut
Fire for Thy Stepmother's Daughters
Old Demons of the First Class
Beer from the Marsh Woman's Brewery
Slippery Poppy Tincture
Stimulating Sassafras Strengthener
A PICNIC IN ARKHAM
The Deep Ones
The High Priest Not to Be Described
Hairy Toad Lily
The Lotus Tree
SIN & SALVATION
The Great Sword of Wars
The Scale of Deprivation
Sea of Glass
Temple of Dreams
The Antikythera Mechanism
The Robotic Scarab
The Hanging Gardens
Santa Eulária des Riu
The Isles of Demons
The Organ Grinder
Pulcinella & Teresina
The Parliament of Monsters
Green Tree Viper
The Blood Garden
The Blasphmare Reliquary
The Grand Inquisitor's...
Hand of Glory
Sir Hugh Ockram
The Bugger Alle This Bible
A Fit of Artistic Enthusiasm
Plague of Frogs
metallic, Indian musk, tobacco flower, African balsam
In The Imp
The metallic scent is quite prominent here. It has a mild alcoholic burn-- the sort you often get with perfumes-- but the other elements stop it from being unpleasant. There's a sort of sweetness underneath it all.
Wet On Skin
Much sharper then in the imp; it almost has a citrusy eucalyptus tang to it. The muskiness is apparent, but mostly covered by the metal.
Dry On Skin
The metal's calmed down, though still hanging around. Now the musky scents have come out, giving it a soft but masculine feeling, but with a hit of sweetness. I really have no idea what tobacco leaf or balsam smell like (or at least, I don't think I do), so I can't say how well they stand out individually. Heady, but nothing that'll make you feel like falling over.
Expect this on to be on you for the duration. It's OK, go to sleep; it'll be there when you wake up.
Silver and brass and brown-orange with a little swirl of light, light green-blue.