Jump to content
Post-Update: Forum Issues Read more... ×
BPAL Madness!

Recommended Posts

A sailor’s love song to her ship: Laotian oud, white cedarwood, sweet black patchouli, spiced rum, blackened fig, and coconut.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OOf. First one here, huh? 

 

In bottle: the black patch and spiced rum make their way out of the darkness. This one is strong and reminiscent of a man's cologne with a splash of something feminine- even fresh out of the mail it is delightfully full-bodied

 

On: My my! Who took Doleful Pipe Organ out on a couple of dates and watched them grow up into this scent-sational aroma! To my nose, the oud balances superbly with what comes across as a rendition of "Body Remember" plus a delightlfully hard working sailor chap's cologne! I tend to amp sweet notes, and stay away from them myself, but the headiness and contrast within the scent is simply stunning. Long wear and pronounced throw. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel like Geena Davis in Cutthroat Island!!!

 

This is gorgeous -- rich, bold, and beautifully blended. On my skin, I'm getting predominantly woods and patchouli (it's a smoky, elegant patch, not stanky at all) rounded out by the coconut and fig, which are reading as chewy and slightly fruity, but not particularly sweet or foodie. The rum stays in the background for me, which is great because I don't usually do well with booze notes! Overall impression: swashbuckling captain sailing the Caribbean and looking HAWT while she does it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, this reminds me of everything I love about A Flaming Sword? (And I love Flaming Sword A LOT.)

 

Upon further thought, that makes a lot of sense; they both have oudh, coconut, and patchouli in common, and, for whatever reason, A Flaming Sword has always smelled like warm and fragrant cedarwood to me. Leave Her has just got a bit less smolder, and a bit more sweetness, if that makes sense.

 

This is incredibly beautiful, nothing like I expected it to be, and something I am definitely upgrading from decant to bottle. It's such a warm, grounded, comforting smell.

 

 

Edited by AprilB

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spiced rum, figgy coconut, and a whiff of woody patchouli. This one smells like each of its elements, its vaguely tropical, vaguely woody, and rummy. On me, this sort of meanders into slightly masculine territory. Great throw and wear length.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In the bottle: Soft, figgy-sweet spiced rum and cedar. Mmmm.

 

Wet on my skin: Goes on the same, with a soft, fig-sweetened spiced rum and a really nice cedar. Mmmm.

 

Dry: I will preface by saying that my skin usually does great things with patchouli and oudh, so I was expecting this to be good. I was absolutely right. This is very well blended, with each note contributing about equally to the whole of the spicy, woody, slightly chewy-sweet scent! This is definitely a dark, chewy fig and coconut rum sort of sweetness, not a sugary sweetness, and it's also gloriously warm and spicy. I'd say it is in the same "scent-mood" family as Palmyra, Gluggagaegir, Mary Read/Anne Bonny (layered together), and St. Clare. Warm, spicy, fragrant, and a bit on the masculine side of the unisex center of the perfume spectrum. This is just gorgeous on me, and I can definitely see this going into the more frequent wear rotation! I bet some aging and summer warmth will make it even better, too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×