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A frenzied scent, high-pitched and voluptuous: crushed sugar and bittersweet violets under a bruise-blue cloud of lilac, French lavender, climbing roses, and sea salt.

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Guess I'll be going first.

 

I do not detect any sweetness whatsoever in this. I also cannot pick out the individual flowers, it feels like a creamy yellow arrangement of nondistinct florals. Overall this is a linen scent, it's coming across a bit soapy and very clean laundry. There is a tiny barely noticable salty ending but I have to do a lot of huffing to find it.

 

I bought for the violets, roses, and sugar and came away empty handed.

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I love the Tempestt and Shakespeare so naturally I had to try this one! 

 

On first application I get the French Lavender and sea salt. After a few minutes the lavender settles in to the back ground and this becomes a combination of the lilac and violets with a dusting of sugar and sea salt. For me the sugar is more subtle here. It's kind of a unique blend of being sweet and salty combined with soft floral notes. The violets and lilac are the main floral notes on me, the lavender stays in the background and I can't pick out the rose. The salt balances the sugar and I would not describe this as a sugary scent on me, but the sugar is still there and becomes stronger over time. It has decent throw and wear time on me. I find it to be a summery floral. 

Edited by becca_s

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On me, this is strong, jammy violet. The lilac was a close second at first, but with more wear time the lavender has taken that spot. I can smell the rose in the background, pink and lush. I get periodic puffs of clouds of sugar. The sea salt is more of a general aquatic element to me. It does give this a bit of a soapy feel, but I think the other notes keep it from laundry territory for me.

 

I'm not a big floral fan, so I was hoping for more sugar and sea salt, I think. I'm trying to explore florals more, but I often find them a bit too strong and this falls into that category for me. This is definitely a matter of personal taste, I think this would be a great match for someone who loves violet notes in perfume.

 

Does this match the painting? I think I would have liked more beach notes, but I can envision a group of nymphs dancing on a shore while an approaching storm looms ominously. The darker violet floral does add tension to the mood of the perfume.

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Now that this is rested, I am getting more of the floral notes. At first it was just a lot of lavender and salt, now the lavender blends into the violet and lilac over the rose. I'm not sure where the sugar is, however. This is not a sweet scent, but it is strangely both high-pitched and bruised at the same time.

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See How They Flash is a fave (lilac violet blue musk  plum lime).   I bought this to see if it was the same family and it is.  Also love the Labs sea salt note.

This had bad mail.box shock syndrome and wss a huge let down until it had a few weeks to rest.  It was very faint and muddy.

Now... I definitely get the Flash Lilac/violet top notes I was looking for.   The roses & lavender bloom in the middle and sea salt /clean mineral comes through nicely on the dry down

Im.very picky about lavender as it can read soapy/commercial on me, but it's lovely in this one and we'll blended.  Bruised violet is definitely the star, with lilac the understudy.  Once it settled I really love this one. 

Edited by Brianna Gemini
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I love this! It’s reminding me a bit of Blue Wig Spray (I think). I get sugared violets and lilac, and with a bit of wear I start to smell a bit of salt, which is sort of like the smell of skin after a beach day. 

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In the imp it is a cloud of lilac to me. Sweet, slightly waxy. On my skin it is more lavender and violet, but the lilac is still hanging in there. It stays a good mix but eventually the violet takes over, as it wants to do on me. I had hope with so many flowers it would be kept in check but alas! The salt does keep the sweetness of the violet from going wonky on me at least. 

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This has been in my settling box for a couple of months, because when it first arrived, that "frenzied, high-pitched" descriptor was a little too spot on. It was very screechy, soapy sugared florals at that time.

 

Now that it's had time to calm down, I think it actually might be something I could wear. It starts out strong, soapy sugared violets and roses, then the salt comes forward ( which is also a little strong at first) and they end up blending together, bringing each scent profile to a much more mellow place. This settles into a phase of salty purple and pink sugared flowers-pretty true to description now and quite pleasant. Over time the salt fades, leaving a soft, sugared purple floral in it's wake with only occasional wafts of saltiness.💜 I would definitely categorize this as a Spring/Summer scent though, so back in the box it goes for now. 

Edited by Beary Strange

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