My Skin Chemistry:This review will be most accurate for people whose skin brings out citrus, floral, and sweet smells the strongest.
A Victorian fougere with three pale musks and dark, sugared vanilla tea.
Another scent picked up for a character. Musks are, as I’ve stated in the past, hit and miss with me as I often find them heavy and cloying. Mixed with sugar-scents, that can become a sickly mix or it might all come together and I’ll wind up smelling like a delightful tea. Here’s hoping the latter.
In the bottle: This smells DELICIOUS. The musk isn’t heavy at all, it’s light and inviting. The musk reminds me of some more masculine scents on the mainstream market if you strip off several gross layers and leave only the finest essence behind. The sugared tea makes this gorgeously sweet. The whole thing makes me want to just inhale over and over.
Wet on skin: Uncharacteristically for me, the sugared tea has fallen away, leaving primarily the musks, which deepen and darken on my skin. It puts me in mind of an expensive cologne, still not as heavy as you would expect, but now more bitter than sweet. It’s still a fantastic scent, however. It’s just not quite as mouthwatering as it was. The sweetness is still there, but it’s deep down and almost hidden.
Dry on skin: I’m sensing a pattern with my drydowns here. The scent has gone back closer to the bottle, with a return of the sugary tea sweetness. The bitterness remains, if softened, though, making it a strange but very alluring mingling of bitter and sweet. Overall I would definitely say this smells a little more on the masculine side but it’s such a delightful scent that I would recommend it to anyone.