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Hades

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In the imp this is cold, sweet florals. Something is sort of syrupy. On my skin the syrupy thing goes away and it's sort of a swirling purple floral-incense. Very hypnotic. I get edges of heady white blooms but nothing is screechy or loud. As it continues to dry I get some deep green herbalness and a bit of salt from the ambergris. This is really interesting! Very gender neutral, and dark without being heavy. Very mysterious. 

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In the bottle

Candy? Something sweet, that's for sure.

 

On my skin

Poopy. No joke. To add insult to injury there's a plastic note that comes out closer to the skin (it will be no surprise, then, that my overwhelming mental image of this one is a diaper.)

 

I'm just grateful it fades quickly after application.

 

Dry down

It's poopy diapers all the way down.

 

Duration

Lingers about half a day but I have to get close to smell it.

 

(Narrator: she does not get close to smell it.)

 

Verdict

Never has a blend been more appropriately named because Hell would indeed be smelling (and smelling of) poopy diapers for eternity.

Edited by donnaehm

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Out of the imp I get an earthy, sharp greenness, but with complexity.

On my skin, a muskiness is immediately apparent that reminds me of red musk (which is not listed on the note list). It also reminds me of soap/powder. If I try reeeal hard I can make out the cypress. Yes, there is a hint of florals, which I'm not a fan of in general, and it just kind of reminds my of old ladies or Chanel or something. I'm going to have to pass with Hades, but I'm glad I gave it a shot.

Unfortunately my partner is not a fan as well, either on themself or myself, so off to someone else it will go!

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In the imp: Heady sweetness, narcissus and cypress. 

 

On my skin:

 

Wet, the narcissus and cypress combine to form a note that is almost like neroli on me. As it dries, the neroli vibe disappears, but narcissus and cypress remain, evocative of a humid (but not necessarily overly hot) summer night. There is a quality to the scent that is a little aquatic, which is very unlike how I'd picture Hades to be. 

 

Given more time to develop, the resins come out a bit more, adding a bit of... space... to the cloying quality of the florals. 

 

This is not at all how I expected it to be and is in fact quite nicer than I expected it to be. I'm not sure I want to wear Hades on a regular basis, but if this is what the place really smells like, I wouldn't mind going there. 

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