SOTD: B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful – Breathe of God

It seems I’m late to the party and I only realized it when trying to find notes for this – they are out of business. Their site says some of their products might appear in Lush stores but that’s it.

Notes: vetiver, sandalwood, Virginia cedar, amber, musk, neroli, Amalfi lemon, jasmine, rose, melon.

This is going to sound awful – but if the rest of their products were like this, it’s really not a surprise they are closed. It really does sound awful. But I had to say it.

It’s not that the Breathe of God is bad – it’s just not really good.

I don’t have much to say about it. It started smoky for me (although I read that it’s supposed to be leathery), sweet and I thought slightly almond-tinged. But what felt wrong with it, is that it floated on nothing. It lead me to expect some kind of base behind it, not feeling like the notes were nowhere. Then it smelled like some kind of a soda (Fanta, Schweppes, sth of that sort) mixed with that leather and I couldn’t figure out what it was in there that was disturbing my stomach but now I see the notes, I realize it’s melon. I just don’t like it – in real life nor in perfume.

My thanks to Rita from the Left Coast Nose who sent this with some other surprises some time ago but I only got around to talking about it now.
Rita I hope you get the urge to talk about perfumes again soon – we miss you! 🙂

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8 thoughts on “SOTD: B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful – Breathe of God

  1. La Bonne Vivante June 3, 2010 at 23:36 Reply

    hmmm. baseless leather soda. Sounds awful, I'm afraid. Please do not apologize!


  2. Bellatrix June 4, 2010 at 11:06 Reply

    We are all so afraid of writing something negative… In my case, I don't mind writing negative review, but most of the time there is nothing to say except: DOn't like it.


  3. Ines June 4, 2010 at 12:16 Reply

    BV, it turns out my review came out even worse than I thought now that I saw your summary. 🙂 Unfortunately, your summary is true.


  4. Ines June 4, 2010 at 12:17 Reply

    Bellatrix, I wouldn't have written it but it was my sample of the day and I didn't have anything else to write about. Oh, well, it can't be helped…


  5. The Left Coast Nose June 5, 2010 at 16:28 Reply

    Oh, my gosh– I was just going to post something snarky about how much I hated this and, yes, doesn't it make some kinda sense that NTBTBB is no more– and then I read that I sent you the sample!! Ack!!!Well, Ines, you are, as ever, the soul of graciousness!! I did read that there were people who really like BoG. Then someone else called it "Breath of Dog." Ha!!And thanks for the gentle nudge– I do feel, some days, a post rising again…


  6. MyPerfumeLife June 5, 2010 at 19:42 Reply

    I'll strike all of BNTBTBB fragrances off my list right now. Thanks for saving me the energy. I'm trying some great colognes at the moment – perfect for this hot weather.


  7. Ines June 5, 2010 at 23:17 Reply

    LCN, I'm so glad to see you here. 🙂 Btw, I'll be forwarding the sample, people should learn from both good and bad. This one really calls for snarky (I feel bad because the person who created it might stumble upon this). But can't help it. 😀


  8. Ines June 5, 2010 at 23:19 Reply

    MyPerfumeLife, I can finally say that I will be wearing colognes (and testing them so more) this week because we are finally up for some hot weather. :)I have to go check what are your favorites.


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