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Seven Word Story: Greed

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The subject of our latest #BPAL7wordstory contest was Greed. The winning entry was submitted by Melanie C:

Killed the last rhino for its horn.

Ambergris accord, orris root, and carrot seed.

Wow, no one has reviewed this yet??

I ADORE carrot seed and I love ambergris, so I had to give this a go, despite orris almost always smelling terrible on me.

Wet: Gorgeous glittering carrot seed (Don't ask me why it smells glittery, I don't know). With musky, slightly watery ambergris and powdery orris. The orris isn't too terrible here yet, somehow the powderiness kind of works? But really I would much prefer it without it. I want a carrot seed single note.

Dry: This settles and comes together beautifully and is really pretty stunning. The carrot seed is dominant but backed nicely by the ambergris, which becomes really smooth and mellow. The orris just adds some vague slightly powdery, slightly creamy sweetness. I only got a decant in a bottle of this, and will likely want more, so I am glad these seem to be GC for the meantime! LOVE that carrot seed!

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Carrot seed and ambergris. This is a slightly watery ambergris with some powdery orris showing up. It's a very cool powdery blend on me. Good throw and wear length.

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i love the lab's ambergris, and this scent shows it off more purely than any other scent I've had the privilege to try (missed out on the SN alas)

 

beautiful sparkly ambergris with a touch of herbal carrot seed. I like powdery orris, and while I'm sure that the orris does temper some of the watery/syrupy/liquid qualities of the other two notes, this blend isn't dusty or dry or powdery at all. it's very pretty and I love it. also appreciate the heartbreak of the winning story. thank you, beth and mel c! nice throw and last for hours and hours. just what greed-mongers appreciate.

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7 Word Story: Greed

 

In the bottle: Strange, disconcerting ambergris. I'm not familiar enough with orris yet to be able to say, "That's definitely what I'm smelling!" Through the process of elimination, though, maybe that light, powdery geranium vibe I'm getting is it? No carrot seed.

 

Wet: Odd. Just... I can tell I applied perfume, but it kinda just smells like skin amplified.

 

Dry down: I looooooooove carrot seed, and it is just blooming on my skin! Yay! The combination is sweet, sharp, powdery, and buttery. Oh, I like this! My first experience with carrot seed was Pulmonary Valve, and I've wanted all the carrot seed since.

 

Dry: The ambergris warms the carrot seed. This scent kind of... billows. I'm guessing it's the orris that gives you that powdery poof on the backsniff.

I'm not sure I love it as much as Pulmonary Valve, I'd have to try them back to back, but it's definitely a keeper!

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