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Come slowly—Eden
Lips unused to Thee—
Bashful—sip thy Jessamines
As the fainting Bee—

Reaching late his flower,
Round her chamber hums—
Counts his nectars—
Enters—and is lost in Balms.


– Emily Dickinson

 

Yellow jessamine gilded with amber, copoiba balsam, apple peel, beeswax, wild fig, sage honey, and champa.

 

This is a really well blended blend in that I get beeswax, fig, honey, hints of jasmine and champa, but it ends up as a sexy musky blend. In fact, my two words used to describe this blend are "sexy musk". It's got a medium throw, and good wear length. But yeah, this is your skin on sex.

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Sexy, honeyed, amber-yellow flowers with hints of fig and apple, and the lightest breath of sage.

 

The jessamine smells closer to honeysuckle to me than jasmine, like a sort of wildflower-honeysuckle scent. This beauty is a huge profusion of ultra-golden flowers drenched in lightly fruity honey, touched with gentle sage. This smells like something bees would swarm over, and that tends to mean I love it.

 

Bashful—sip thy Jessamines
As the fainting Bee—

 

If I were a bee landing on this, I would faint straightaway.

 

Gorgeous golden floral that will morph into a bottle for me.

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Oh my goodness I love this so much. I dont like straight floral scents, so this is the mix I've been dreaming of. Its wonderful from the bottle to dry down, definitely still a beautiful floral but warm and sweet with beeswax, honey, and amber, and grounded with the balsam giving it a nice herby undertone. I dont get much apple peel but i do think its present in the sweetness. As for the fig and champa, I'm not good at picking out either of those scents.

 

I can't say enough how much I love this one! 

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So much apple. All the apple. A juicy green apple, plucked on a sunny day with a soft breeze wafting light florals around you, and green woods fresh and bright.  If you're worried about jasmine, don't be! Jessamine is very delicate, slightly honeyed and creamy but not heavy. This is a lovely spring scent, although part of me hopes it will blossom more with age, and that more of the notes will speak other than apple. 

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Ooh. apple that stays apple. and I can actually smell honeysuckle too. Golden floral sweet sunny. Doesn't stick around super long but its worth it!

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