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Blooming peonies, Moroccan jasmine, vanilla tea, and lavender reflected in a glimmer of blue musk.

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In the bottle, Poolside is all gorgeous slinky florals, with peony and jasmine intertwined. On my skin, the blue musk pops out, and the lavender and vanilla tea attempt to do the same. Like they poke their heads out from behind the curtains to say "Hi!" and then disappear. :lol:

Dry on my skin, it's a pleasantly (surprisingly!) subtle floral musk - subtle in that it has a distinct floral character but not a ton of throw. The jasmine is of the higher-pitched (not indolic) variety imo, so it sits on top of the scent but thankfully doesn't scream to high heavens. 

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Jasmine, as she tends to do, grabs all the attention at this pool. She's draped in an open-weave beach wrap of blue musk, and wearing a swimsuit with a few shy peonies on it --- as if that has anything to do with her nature. She's rather shrill, but thankfully not indolic. (No pee in the pool.)

 

With a little hunting, I find the vanilla tea, but lavender didn't make the party.

 

This is a cool-toned jasmine musk for jasmine lovers.

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JASMINE. it reminds me of the kind of jasmine in Lush’s Lust perfume. as it dries the sweetness of tea and a bit of lavender and the peonies comes out more. this is a fantastic, non oppressive floral. i can’t quite pick out the blue musk but there is definitely a quality to it that makes me think of swimming in a pool on a hot night, especially out of the bottle. also i think this confirms that i do in fact like jasmine. so if you’re a jasmine fan, this will probably be a win. i though this would be my least favorite from the bottle sniff but i foresee this aging well and im considering a backup bottle…

 

side note: this reminds me A LOT of the GC Twilight but my bottle is barely a day old so that may change with time.

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Very strong jasmine, but definately getting the setting this is going for. The rest of the notes compliment it nicely with a blue tinge. The jasmine amps on me as usual though, so it feels more like a single note on my skin, but it is very pretty.

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Poolside was mostly about the floral notes on me. I got a ton of peony and jasmine, with the jasmine gaining strength with wear, and the blue musk joining in so that I was like, "Where is that smell of floral soap coming from???" Welp, it was me.

 

I so wish I had gotten some of the vanilla tea and lavender in the description. Alas.

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A very pretty jasmine perfume! The jasmine and peonies are forward, backed by sweet vanilla and hint of lavender. I really like this, though it's similar to a few other scents I already have bottles of (like I Sit and Sew, for example) . . . I will certainly at least keep my decant.

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Initial Thoughts: I love jasmine and lavender. I love vanilla tea. Blue musk usually doesn't amp on me like darker musks do. I think peony works for me in some of the Shungas I've tried.
 

In the Bottle: Very floral and somehow a touch aquatic.
 

Wet on Skin: A very strong burst of jasmine and then lavender joins in with just a hint of tea.
 

Drydown: Things warm up as the musk kicks in, softening the sharpness of the jasmine and lavender. I'm not getting much from the vanilla tea.
 

20 Minutes Later: Finally the vanilla tea shows up and adds a layer of sweetness to the whole thing. A gentle, jasmine-y floral musk.
 

Verdict: It took a little while to get there, but I like the end result a lot.

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