Oh Ms. van Tassel, I love you!! Seriously, the first time I tried this was last year in the BPAL section at the Roswell Whole Foods. Kat (who happens to share the same first name as this glorious perfume) is a team member in the Whole Body dept. and is extremely helpful and friendly. She enthusiastically touted how lovely Katrina van Tassel was and I enthusiastically dabbed some on. (As well as about 8 other scents) I thought KvT was nice, but not a *me* scent.
Well, I drove on home and the gorgeous feminine creamy rose kept wafting around me. I thought it must be another one that I tried. After several hours, it was the only one left on my skin and I *needed* it. The total trip to Whole Foods and back to my house is about three hours. (Not counting the wandering around time) Anyway, I was still very new to BPAL then and I may not have even joined the forum yet. (I'm shy) I only read reviews and descriptions, but I knew enough that if it was a limited edition, I couldn't buy an imp of it from the lab. So I waited until that Sunday and when my husband fell into his NASCAR coma, I mumbled something about going to the store for a minute and took off like a comet. (cue the witch theme from Wizard of Oz) I raced down to Roswell, plucked up Katrina van Tassel like the beautiful flower she is, paid her asking price, walked calmly to my car and slathered! The ride home was scentsational.
It's a little rose heavy at first, but within 15 minutes or so the honeyed cream and the rose twine around each other so nicely. Every breath is a perfect mix. Also the white rose has a softer feel than the red. It seems to have good throw and great lasting power.
I eventually thought I could live without this wonderful scent, with the promise of swapping for a couple Holy Grails. Well, my package was sent and her end wasn't. (You know the one)
I lost quite a few but this was the scent I craved and was most sad about. Fast forward to today. A very loving forumite (I don't know if she want's her name to be listed here) found a bottle of this yummy, sexy, creamy rose blend and sent it on to me! It has made me so grateful for the lab that creates these perfect oils and the caring community who love them! I am proud to be a B-Palite!
That is all.