It seems I love Gin-tonic more than I knew – Juniper Sling

Well, I might not be fast but I get there in the end. 🙂

I have to admit I received the samples of Juniper Sling quite a while ago (measured in months, not weeks) and I wanted to write about it but the time never seemed right.
(I should also mention there are quite a few more samples I received waiting their turn)

The thing is, I kept thinking that this was not the right season to talk about a perfume I considered a summer one.
But you see, the thing is, this perfume is the equivalent of gin-tonic. And although that might sound as a refreshing drink, it’s not a singularly summer one, is it?
I mean, I can imagine having one this time of year too. Easy and sparkly, refreshing and calming after a hard day.
And before anyone starts thinking I consider alcohol as a solution, I don’t. I just believe it helps unwind from a work-day and lets you relax a bit.

And that is what Juniper Sling does for me. After the initial burst of junipery gin-tonic freshness to perk you up a bit, it actually relaxes me.
I breathe it in and I can feel my mind and body relaxing with the exhale.

For me, it smells bitterly sparkly, slightly herbal and very juniperish (or anyway of a evergreen tree – I still have a hard time distinguishing between them).
The smell itself doesn’t change that much – it retains that gin-tonic spiced with juniper feel but at the drydown it gets more into skin scent teritorry, acquiring a salty tang underneath, less sparkly, more musky. Perfectly relaxing.

I honestly didn’t think this would get under my skin – I guess I just wasn’t aware of the fact that I was a gin-tonic lover…

I’ll leave you with the video made for the release – I really loved it. 🙂

Head notes: Cinnamon, Orange Brandy, Angelica, Juniper Berry
Heart Notes: Cardamom, Leather, Black Pepper, Orris Wood
Base Notes: Brown Sugar, Black Cherry, Vetiver, Ambrox

Pic by: http://www.thekitchn.com/

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13 thoughts on “It seems I love Gin-tonic more than I knew – Juniper Sling

  1. Michael November 28, 2011 at 23:19 Reply

    I love gin and I think Juniper Sling is very good.I have to admit that I seldom drink gin in winter. To me it is best on a dog-day hot summer day, full to the brim with ice and with lime. I'll drink gin with lemon, but lime is definitely my preferred citrus. Hmm, I think alcohol is the solution… (only kidding)!

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  2. Ines November 28, 2011 at 23:29 Reply

    Michael, you know, my prefered summer drink is actually beer during the beach days and cool white wine in the evening.I need more liquid with less alcohol in the summer and beer is practically a national drink here. :)But gin-tonic is actually for me the easy choice in the evenings any time of year. And I never thought about that until smelling Juniper Sling.Btw, alcohol might be the solution on particular days. 😉

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  3. anotherperfumeblog.com November 29, 2011 at 22:20 Reply

    I can see this being very nice on a crisp winter night — just like a gin and tonic! (Well, I don't like G&T, but maybe a gin martini.)I'm glad you got around to reviewing it. I think sometimes it is actually easier to take in the reviews when they are not all together at the same time.

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  4. Ines November 30, 2011 at 15:17 Reply

    apb, honestly, gin martini sounds good. :)Yes, I really enjoy drinking good alcohol. I agree with not reviewing something at the same time with everyone else – I always feel I'd be influenced in my opinion by everything I read.

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  5. Suzanne November 30, 2011 at 19:57 Reply

    I'd probably love Juniper Sling because gin and tonic is my absolute favorite mixed drink, though I can get into a good martini now and then. I'm a lightweight drinker (in my neck of the woods, what is known as the "cheap date"), but I agree with you, a drink after work is not a bad thing at all.(And I could drink a beer anytime, though I don't. Mmmmm, there are some good artisanal beers being produced these days.) 🙂

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  6. Ines December 1, 2011 at 12:36 Reply

    Suzanne – a "cheap date", huh? You had me laughing at that. :)I drink less and less beer because its effect is not flattering to my silhouette but sometimes it's the best drink (when you're tired and thirsty and hot). :)There aren't really many artisanal beers available here but those few I tried were great.

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  7. Undina December 3, 2011 at 09:48 Reply

    I'm a little late with commenting: my week was hectic, I read the review days ago but didn't have time to comment then.I love G&T. I don't drink it too often because it effects me more than I like to be effected by my drinks. But I love it. That's why I was eager to try Juniper Sling. I went to the only store around that carries that brand. When I asked a very self-important SA if they had Juniper Sling, he reacted as if I just invented the name… Well, I'll try it eventually because from what I read about it I'll like it.

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  8. Ines December 5, 2011 at 11:45 Reply

    Undina, I hate those kinds of SA experiences but they happen to me often here.I hope you get some to try soon and that you'll like it. 🙂 You'll let us know, won't you?

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  9. jolav.blog December 5, 2011 at 17:59 Reply

    Yay – my dashboard works – so I can actually read your blog again! Well, I will try those. I have never had Juniper Sling, but it would almost be a good antidote to all the X-massy liquid candy I have been pouring myself lately..

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  10. Undina December 5, 2011 at 20:48 Reply

    Ines, I definitely will.

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  11. Ines December 6, 2011 at 10:42 Reply

    Jolanta, I'm happy to hear you can finally read my blog again. :)I just wish I could comment again on yours.And Juniper Sling would work great to combat the Christmasy sweetness. 🙂

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  12. Vanessa December 9, 2011 at 03:17 Reply

    I am glad you love this one too! I am a big fan of G & T, though I am on a low-alcohol kick at the moment for health reasons – boo!

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  13. Ines December 9, 2011 at 12:05 Reply

    Vanessa, oh dear. :(I'd hate to be on low-alcohol kick and I sincerely hope you get better soon (whatever it is that is curbing your alocohol intake).

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