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SOTD: The Six Scents, series 2, No. 2 Ende/Anfang

I’m not sure if it’s the strenth of this or something is wrong with my nose but after two hours on my arm, I can barely trace it. Maybe applying it a bit lavishly might help (although it seemed weak from the start, so I re-applied it after some 15 minutes).

Btw, the name means End/Beginning if you are not familiar with German (have no idea why they named in in German…).

Notes: purple ginger extract, vetiver oil, cedarwood, guaiacwood, cardamom, coriander seed, birch tar, sandalwood, beeswax absolute, patchouli, myrrh.

It started great, spicy and I thought incensey but that turned out wrong, as you can see by the notes, but myrrh could have turned me that way.

I smelled it first without reading the notes (as I always do) and since I doubt my nose all the time, I thought I was projecting sandalwood and cardamom under the influence of yesterday’s sample, so I wrote down only cedarwood. But still felt good after reading the notes. 🙂

What can I say, I enjoy the opening and I like the broody masculine dusty woods later but I wish they were stronger in sillage and longevity.
I will be hoisting this off to my boyfriend, I know I will enjoy smelling it on him.

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

A bit of everything before I leave

First of all, I am happy to say I’ll be sending The Six scents decants to Divina. 🙂 I hope you find them as interesting as I do.

Tomorrow is Labour day and that being holiday, I’m supposed to leave today for a long weekend at the sea side but the problem is, it is raining terribly now in Zagreb and the same is true for the rest of Croatia. 😦 The only good thing is it is supposed to get better tomorrow and even sunnier and warmer for the weekend. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

While there, I’ll have my hands busy with trying my new set of ordered samples from Aus Liebe zum Duft and I don’t whether to hope or not, finding some new loves. Lately it seems I have days when whatever I smell, I simply love. I should have some set of standards, don’t you think? For example, yesterday I had 5 minutes before meeting a friend and I went to Mueller to see if they have anything new, and they did. They have Givenchy 2008 harvest. I hope this means that the flowers were harvested in 2008, not that it was the year when the line launched (beacuse that would mean we are more than a little late over here – which actually wouldn’t surprise me all that much). Anyway, what I wanted to say is that I sniffed all 4 of them but only Amarige Ylang-Ylang from Madagascar and Organza Orange blossom from Morocco smelled interesting enough to spritz them on my arm. Honestly, I’m not sure I’m happy with myself for doing that, beacuse I like them both very much. I didn’t have much time yesterday to sniff them properly, but they definitely deserve another trip to the store to make sure they are as good as I found them yesterday. At some point I thought I detected a hint of banana in Ylang-Ylang but I think that might not be right. Hmmm, I just read the notes and it seems there is the green banana note there. 🙂 Since I am a beginner here, discovering a note makes me very happy.

What doesn’t make me happy is the fact that 50ml EdP costs 90E and I like both of them. I’ll re-try and see if I can make one of them smell less nice. 🙂

That’s all from me before I leave for the weekend to enjoy some sea breeze and sun (I’m quite optimistic the weather will turn in the right direction). Hopefully, I’ll have some pictures when I return.

Two of the Six scents and a draw

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

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