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Absinthe and Lace

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Inspired by Edgar Degas' L'Absinthe, and created in the vein of the Dark Delicacies / Black Phoenix lace-themed collaborations. A scent of dissipation and ennui: green cognac and icy absinthe, louched, spilling onto lace that is drooping with neglect and darkened by tobacco smoke.

The lace scents really are lovely - I have been trying several out lately and they all have qualities I like. This definitely gets better on the drydown. Each time I have tried it, I have been skeptical at first - the tobacco smoke being a bit much, but then it settles down, and I find myself wondering what is that gorgeous scent, and I realize it is this!

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Wet: Wow. Less absinthe than I expected, making this actually way better than I could have thought. This is good! Tobacco, general booziness, and hints of anise. Nice!!

 

 

Dry: Lovely. Sweetness from the cognac and tobacco, hints of spicy anise. I like this way more than I expected to, and will now have to hunt down a bottle.

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Wet: Yum. I get the cognac right away, which is nice because the lab's cognac scent usually dies on me. I do get something soft that might be vanilla or linen. It's sweeter than I expected, but still has that alcohol quality I expect from the lab's liquer scents.


Dry: Something in the green, sweet quality of this reminds me of Gennivre, which I was wearing today. The tobacco is just finally starting to come out as I get my nose right on top of my skin. This is just awesome.

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Absinthe and Lace is a kind of nondescript Lace for me. It's definitely dark and Lace-y, but most of the notes are pretty muted.

 

Honestly it smells super close to the Black Lace (res) that I also had. That was sweet, dark, cologne-y, musky, and clean, but basically just kind of boring.

 

Absinthe and Lace is basically all that, with a subtle hint of licorice. And that note fades pretty quickly when I'm wearing it, so it really seems like a different batch variant of BL to me.

 

So, if you are totally in love with Black Lace, Absinthe might be a good substitute in a pinch! 😃

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