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White lavender, oudh, and Siamese benzoin.

I'm... not sure how to properly review this other than one word.


This is very well aged, and seems to have only grown more potent.

I am Tired of Tears and Laughter, and this bottle is tired of messing around with delicate little scents.

I love herbals. I love lavender. But this on me at least seems like a bowling ball, rather than a walk in a gentle field of lavender. 

The Oudh and Benzoin are both notes I am unfamiliar with, and they are rolling over this for me, taking the lavender along for the ride and amping it into something that while not unpleasant is too strong on me in all the wrong ways. I'd love this on someone else. I'd love this with half the power.

But I am weak, and lost in the storm of resins I succumb to it.

May it find a better home, someone stronger than I...



It's an Oudh party, and I seem to have received someone else's invitation.


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Sniff: Sticky thick lavender.

Skin: Yummy herbal lavender, strong at first then dims down quickly, and a woody vanilla breeze comes out and mingles. Very peculiar, what do I think about this?


Dry: I really freaking love this. It's keeping the strong lavender blend - very herbal and potent. But it's been woodied up, and despite some of the other reviews scaring me - the oud behaves VERY well with the benzoin for me. The three scents are tempering each other out and they become well balanced. A beautiful, truly unisex blend of vanilla, resin, wood, and distinctive lavender. On me it has the slightest inkling that it might go medicinal with the benzoin/lavender combo, but as soon as i think it a waft of musky vanilla (oud or the other side of benzoin, I suspect) comes up and washes it away with deliciousness.


This bottle found a happy forever home on my shelf ❤️


Verdict: Unisex herbal vanilla wood. Yummy. Would also make a spectacular bath oil...

Edited by Aveya

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First: the bottle art is so pretty! 

when first applied, the lavender is strong, it’s a camphor-like lavender, and all I can get at first.

A few minutes in, it softens and while the oudh and benzoin aren’t distinguishable from each other, it gives the strong lavender a bit of a backing, making it interesting. 

I love lavender, but most of mine are softer, more cozy. Sometimes I would like to have a more “fresh picked lavender sprig” which this definitely has. For a springtime, herbal lavender, this is a nice scent.

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