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Sacred Talisman Bath Oil

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Wildflower honey, broom flower absolute, iris concrete, and gardenia.

 

Just got this and decided to take it to the tub fresh from the mail.  I have very dry skin, and I really love the feel of the lab's bath oils, so I'm a little more forgiving with the scent than I would be for a strait perfume.  If this were a perfume, I probably wouldn't keep it, but as an oil, I'm pretty happy.

 

Overall, this is a musky/musty floral on me.  I'm getting very little gardenia, maybe just a bit of lushness in the opening, but this doesn't smell "white floral" to me.  I don't get a lot of honey either.  I am not super familiar with the lab's wildflower note, and I know nothing about broom flower, but I suspect that's what I'm getting the most.  It's almost a warm, brown herbal smell.  The iris is a bit dusty, and I can smell it blending with a softer gardenia in the background, but they aren't the prominent notes to me.  This isn't overly sweet, and it's not a standard or grandiose floral.  It does have sort of a vaguely musty, sweet skin smell that I haven't smelled in anything else.  I'm almost getting a chamomile vibe.  Anywho, I'm curious to see how this smells once it's had time to settle in, and I'm curious to see other's reviews.  :) 

 

ETA:  I read up on broom flower, and the fragrance is described as reminiscent of orange blossoms and grape.  Now that the oil has has time to sit, I AM getting a less musty, more fruity smelling concoction that I am quite happy with.  It actually reminds me a bit of a gentler, less sweet Fairy Wine.  Quite lovely for spring. :smile:

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I’m really not sure what I’m smelling here.  It’s really hard to describe.  It smells kinda smoky?  Like floral and honey incense?  I think I’m smelling the iris concrete and wildflower honey. I’m not getting any gardenia.

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I too am getting a bit of a honey floral incense vibe, but not burning incense more that sweet, sort of powdery smell of the stick. The wildflower honey is rich and sweet and exactly what I hoped for. We have a lot of broomflower here (gorse) and I'm getting that sweet-coconutty floral scent. It mixes well with the gardenia, and the scent doesn't go too tropical or heady. Iris/orris doesn't generally do well on my skin, but here it is just a soft powdery (in a nice way) touch. 

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Honeyed gardenia and iris. Mainly gardenia. Great throw and wear length.

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