I decided to review two of the Six scents I own and don’t wear. 🙂 It feels wrong wearing something that was only made in sets of 2000 bottles and won’t be around when I finish my bottles. But, I’ll be definitely wearing Urban Tropicalia (no 1) when the summer comes. So, I’ll start with that one.
That one starts with a right fruit blast. I mean that in a good way because, first I love all kinds of fruit but one of my favorites is definitely green apple, so you can imagine I adore the first sniff of this one that smells like green apple and the cassis is a nice balancing touch. It makes me positively salivate and feel hungry when I smell it. It just feels happy and sunny and in my opinion is going to be great for summer because it has this sour, citrusy hint that makes it in my opinion bring freshness and breeziness to a summer day. This fruity smell lasts quite long and in the drydown it lessens somewhat (although hints of apple can still be traced) and smells soft, white and floral.
Official notes: Erogenous Cedar wood – Amber Fond, Lemon, Cassis De Bourgeons, Lime, Green, Apple, Apricot, Jasmine, Tagete, Freesia, Cinnamon, Musk
The other one I have is No. 4 – Diagonal. Well, that one is certainly difficult to decipher. It feels like quicksilver, you just start to form an opinion and it changes. My thoughts about it change as well, but honestly even if I’m not sure I will be able to wear it, it is so strange that I can’t help but be fascinated by it. I love the fact that I smell pepper in this grey combination (that’s how it feels in my head) and you can feel hints of pepper for quite long. Smelling pepper and black tea, I start thinking it might get heavy on the senses but it successfully skirts that and never gets there. I start liking what I smell because underneath that pepper something airy surfaces and then a minute later I’m no longer sure because suddenly it disturbs my stomach. 🙂 Strange, interesting scent. I’ll be sniffing it more in days to come to see if I can decipher more of it. The drydown is not difficult on the stomach anymore and since I don’t know how either amyris or palissander smell like, all I can say is there is a hint of some floral sweetness but really, just a hint. I would definitely recommend this one just sniffing for impressions.
Notes listed: Dill, Black Pepper, Nutmeg, Palissander, Black Tea, Amyris, White Amber, Musk
Since I own bottles of both and to celebrate the fact that I have already written my third real review and passed the number of 10 posts, I’m giving 5 ml decants of the two and if you would like to participate, just leave a comment. The winner will be announced on April 30.
Notes by: http://www.six-scents.com/
Images: stylecrave.com, hypebeast.com
Tagged: Diagonal, prize draw, the six scents, Urban Tropicalia
Oh my goodness, how exciting, I’ve never even heard of these perfumes?! Yes yes yes, enter me in the draw please 🙂 On other news, I did NOT manage to abstain yesterday, so I am afraid I have absolutely no wisdom to impart on how to keep the damned wallet firmly closed. Right as I was starting my "window shopping" I found the Matthew Williamson for H&M capsule collection. I mostly don't even bother to go to the designer collections at H&M because the PANIC that ensues is more than I can bear and my last experience (Victor&Rolf, what was it, 2 years ago?) completely put me off it. But what luck, the shop was NOT busy. So I scored the very last electric blue silk blazer and I am completely in love with it. Buzzing, liteterally, with excitement. It is gorgeous. It also cost 99 euro. OUCH! OUCH, I say. I did a lot of sniffing too. Hope I'll get to blog about it this weekend.KISS!!!
Can't wait to read more about your sniffing on your blog – and I'm so jealous about the H&M adventure even though I won't be learning how to keep my money to myself. There is no H&M in Croatia and well, those that I once in a while manage to get to, never have collections by designers. Enjoy it – I read a comment in newspapers todays (attributed to Sarah Jessica Parker) – sth in the form of: I love to see my money in the form of clothes in my closet. 😉 So true!Hugs!
A note on Palisander, maybe you can detect it with some help: it is a tropical hard-wood which smells absolutely wonderful. The scent is very rich and nuanced with an onverwhelmingly creamy impression. Further it has very pronounced ambery/resinous accents. CdG and Ava Luxe both have fragrances which focus on the wood (Red Series: Palisander by CdG and Palisander by Ava Luxe). I prefer the Ava Luxe. It is probably my favorite perfume by Ava Luxe, although her gardenias and her gourmand orientals are so amazing it is quite hard to pick. Scrap that. Just about everything she makes is amazing 😛
Ok, so then that’s it. The drydown is a bit creamy but nuanced still with pepper.I’ll have to go looking for Ava Luxe though. I’m not sure it’s available here but CdG shouldn’t be a problem. Thanks for the clarification! 🙂