Quick sniffs this week

I didn’t have much time for a proper review so I decided to just write down my thoughts on some of the things I smelled this week.

Generous Carol from WAFT by Carol sent some great things to try and among them, I found a decant of never before heard of line Damien Bash – and Lucifer. The one I got was Sin and well,

it deserves more than a brief mention because I like it, even though it’s a sweet smell. The sinful idea I got from it is that it will probably make your male half want to stay close and smell you – it does have an addictive quality to what it smells like.

Notes: black pepper, black currant, cedarwood, fig, orange, Persian amber, bourbon vanilla.

You get hit by bourbon sweetness straight away and but before you even start considering it might be too much, it evens out into a sweet, slightly spicy thing. I barely caught whiffs of black currant so I’ll be trying this some more soon.

I recently received a package from Divina over at Fragrance bouquet and her package had some nice suprises in it (I’ll write more on those when I give them proper smelling time) but one I had to try straight off, was Patchouli Noir by Il Profumo. I usually don’t give much thought to sillage and longevity but this one has both in large amounts. 🙂 Not that I mind. I thought I might but no, I enjoyed it quite much. Don’t know about the rest of people around me, I sprayed it on and then realized that it is going to be noticeable by people not standing right beside me. As I read the notes later, I realized I wasn’t giving it enough time because the mint went right past my notice.

Notes: mint, cedarwood, patchouli, poppy, vanilla.

It is definitely dark and not easy wearing but I really like it. I plan on giving it a full review soon.

I found on my table among hordes of other perfume samples, Michael Kors edp. Initially I thought I might like it, it started with a flower burst and I actually recognized tuberose and freesia (yey for me) and then it started emitting this harsh note that burns my nose and throat which I’m starting to recognize as a type of musk (at least that’s what I think).

Notes: freesia, incense, tuberose, blue orris, peony, lilies, cashmere woods, musk, vetiver.

I had high hopes for it at the start, but then it just went downhill. I think it would make a great floral for someone on whose skin musk behaves.

One more for today and that’s it.

Ambre de Cabochard by Gres. Oh, this one has some potential. 🙂 As I always try to write what I smell before actually reading the notes, I thought I was smelling flowers that were slightly honeyed but not in that “strange” honey way but more like having the atmosphere of honey. You know, the amber from the name should have clued me in. 😉 You can actually smell it – the ambery embrace of the notes of the scent.

Notes: cardamom, cinamon, tangerine, blueberries, ginger, lily of the valley, cyclamen, tuberose, patchouli, amber, tonka bean, musk.

I smelled more flowers than fruits but since I didn’t have time to smell it properly after a while, all I remember now is a really nice drydown. But although I mentioned flowers and amber, I wouldn’t really say this is exclusively feminine.

These are my quick sniffs of the week, I do plan on giving more time and blog space to them soon. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Quick sniffs this week

  1. The Left Coast Nose January 22, 2010 at 17:29 Reply

    I'm afraid I don't know any of these, but the Patchouli Noir sounded…adventurous, to say the very least… What does "poppy" smell like, BTW? I was under the impression that poppies were scentless. And no mint? Shoot. I'm always on the lookout for a good minty scent– haven't found it yet, though…

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  2. ChickenFreak January 24, 2010 at 05:07 Reply

    Oh, I must try that first one – Sin. I love the sound of your impressions and of that note list.LCN, have you tried Jo Malone White Jasmine & Mint? (I just recommended that elsewhere, didn't I?) It might be too pretty-fluffy, but if you've never tried it, it's worth a sniff.

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  3. Ines January 25, 2010 at 10:05 Reply

    LCN, now that you mention it, as far as my experience goes, poppy really does not have any smell. And regarding mint, I must have missed it because it's just not possible to have it listed as a note and not smell it – it is quite distinctive and well, strong. :)That's why I'll be giving this more thought.

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  4. Ines January 25, 2010 at 10:11 Reply

    CF, I've never even heard of Damien Bash until a decant arrived by mail. 🙂 I guess that is going to be happening some more – there's just no way to keep track of every house and perfumer out there.

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  5. Beautiful Things January 26, 2010 at 17:30 Reply

    Hi. Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for the kind words. xI loved the idea of a perfume smelling like sin. Sounds like my kind of perfume!

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  6. Ines January 27, 2010 at 13:10 Reply

    Hey BT, thank you for stopping by. 🙂 I'll be sure to stop by your blog in the future as well.Btw, while smelling Sin I kept wondering how would I imagine the perfume of that name would smell, and I really have no idea. But I like the idea of this one. 🙂

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