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Oh jeeze, am I the first to review this? 

 

Wet, I get a lot of apple and floral incense. As this dries, however, the apple all but disappears on me and the orchid comes out in full force.  The wisteria isn't screeching on me like it usually is, and the poppies and incense smoke add a dustiness to this.  It's a dry floral incense blend. Medium throw.

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Orchid, wisteria and incense. This smells like a purple orchid incense. Medium throw and wear length.

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Wet: Orchid, incense, and apple pulp. The orchid and incense are the strongest notes here, but you can get a tiny bit of the apple pulp, which is adding some sweetness. 

 

Dry: The apple pulp pretty much disappeared, and the orchid and incense are still going strong. I think this is a really nice floral incense blend, without it being headache-inducing (that I find some florals to be). 

 

If the floral notes and incense appeal to you, try this! If you're looking for apple pulp, you may be disappointed, though.

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I was a little weary about the apple in this blend. (since my school bus mate drowned herself in B&B Country Apple back in the 90's I can't stand the scent)

I was pleasantly surprised.

 

The apple pulp and poppies take a distant back seat to the wisteria and orchid in this blend. Sadly, I'm not getting much incense from my decant. I would have loved BPAL's incense (like the one in 7SW Lust) with a wisteria scent, but I'm mostly getting a smooth, creamy wisteria musk. Don't be mistaken, I love this scent!

 

Wisteria is usually a sweet and sometimes cloying scent. For me, this blend makes wisteria a softer floral. It's blended, smooth, creamy and close to the skin. I'm not getting a lot of poppy from my decant which suggests that it isn't a major player in this blend.

 

I recommend this blend to lovers of orchid and wisteria and to those that feel that wisteria is a bit too sweet.

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Tart apple and orchid...a different, unexpected combination. Feels very young. Not really my style. Off to swaps.

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This starts out cheerful and bright. I get a tangy cherry note that may be coming from the poppy? Apple shows up briefly. Then I am hit with a strong hairspray note. It does tone down, but remains for a good hour. There has to be white musk in this. I really don't get any incense or orchid. I do get hours of lovely, sweet wisteria. I can smell something indolic, but it isn't overwhelming (I abhor indoles, so it shouldn't be an issue for those with an appreciation). It remains sweet and musky for hours. Throw is average/above average. I may try it again at a later date, as it is a newer bottle before I decide. For now, there is just too much high pitched musk for me.

3 out of 5 stars.

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Very pretty!  Fresh, bright, fruity floral that is well balanced between the orchid, poppy, and apple. It smells like apple blossom to me. As One Girl dries down, it darkens and the wisteria and incense come out. I'm iffy on wisteria, but here it's nice. It's avoiding soapy or screechy territory. The incense is a bit smoky and adds a lot of depth to the background.

 

Really pretty. I want to see how long it wears, but this might go on my big bottle wishlist. 

 

If you are a fan of orchid, definitely check this one out. Apple blossom and wisteria lovers might also appreciate this one, as well as those who like fruity incense.  If your main interest is the apple, you might be disappointed. 

Edited by VetchVesper

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right off i should say i am not an apple/fruity fan but was intrigued by the other notes in this, so figured WTH. in the very beginning i get apple, wisteria and orchid. not terrible but a bit too sweet for me. a minute or so later, the apple fades a bit and the wisteria gets bolder. i like this better. then later the orchid takes over and i sense all the other notes, primarily orchid. it goes through a shampoo-like phase, clean and floral, then it gets more incensy, like an orchid incense with apples. a solid like but not a love from me. i actually would prefer this as an incense, rather than a perfume, come to think of it.

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