Τετάρτη, 13 Φεβρουαρίου 2013

Smoky Mountain Mallow




PERFUME:  Smoky Mountain Mallow

COMPANY: Solstice Scents

AVAILABILITY: Permanent!

OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION: Wood Smoke, Fossilized Amber Resin, Lapsang Souchong CO2, Guaiacwood, Labdanum, Nutmeg EO, Marshmallow


BEFORE I SMELL: After reading Rachel’s amazing review from TheBrightest Star of All blog, I needed to try this! Please read Rachel’s review here because she described the scent perfectly and she also included a ghost story in her post!

Guaiacwood from a fragrantica article ”is a small tree that is also known as guayacan. Guaiac Wood is one of the hardest and most resilient woods in the world.
Odor profile: Exotic wood note that has tar-like, phenolic facets, imparting smoky, tarmac notes in perfumes”


FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE: Wood smoke, just like someone has started a fire near you! My sister said fireplace and I agree. I also get a scent which reminds me blue alcohol.

WET ON SKIN: This is so literal, I can smell the fire!! It’s a little bit sour like if it had a vinegar note but this note goes away fast.

DRY DOWN: The lapsang Souchong it’s very dry and smoky but Nutmeg really helps to round things up. I was afraid the tea note the most in that blend but it plays nicely! This is sophisticated blend for sure. Now it changes and I get all that gooey marshmallow scent that I know and Love!

FINAL THOUGHTS: No barbeque associations just a cold day close to the fire! Love it!

IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU WILL LIKE:   Lapsang Souchong-  Possets , The gorroble-Bpal( very similar indeed!)

8 σχόλια:

  1. I'm so glad you liked this scent! It is so very beautiful. I want to get it in the burnishing glacé, so I can spray it over my clothes on a nice cold day! Also, thank you for linking my review! You made me smile! You're so very sweet all the time!

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    1. I went for the sample first because I read in some reviews that this reminded them pork or bacon! So, I was alittle bit scared but It definitely goes in my full bottle wish list!

      The burnishing glacé sadly, doesn't work on my skin. It make me feel very "dry" but This is what it suppose to be a "dry: oil! It's very good idea to use it on clothes or on your bed!I remember that the scent stayed forever!

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    2. That's definitely good that you went for the sample first! I think a lot of the time, some perfume works better with certain skin chemistry. I bet there's a whole scientific explanation behind perfume and skin chemistry, haha.

      I would definitely have to avoid the burnishing glacé on my skin. My skin gets so dry, especially my elbows. I hate it :( But it would be great for the bed and clothes! Maybe my boyfriend might not want our bed to smell like a fireplace though, haha!

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    3. I usually get a sample first with Solstice Scents or HoG. I wish I was more brave in perfumes like you are:)

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  2. Oh, "Thet Smoky Scent" I´m sure I´ll love this one! Maybe next month I can order some samples from Solstice Scents! 50 € worth of perfume is what I allow myself per month, and I have used up that budget already this month... :(

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    1. Yes. I think you'd love it Nadja! I need to learn how to decant perfume so I could just send you an imp. But fear not, March will be here soon!!

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    2. This month is spent on full sizes and some samples from Alkemia as well as samples from Midnight Gypsy Alchemy! But March will be here soon, maybe it´s time to plan what to purchase... Solstice Scents samples and one more, but what...

      Anyway we really should swap some samples sometime! We seems to have quite similar tastes but have tried different perfumers!

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    3. Seems like you got some lovely goodies this month! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Solstice Scents :D There are so many perfumeries to choose from! Ahhh! I tend to choose the more affordable perfumeries when I can't decide :)

      I'd love to swap with you, my dear! I need like a month or so to build back my sample arsenal, as I just sent Dee and Amanda care packages.. And I'd like to send you a nice array of smellies :) anyway, you should give me your email address so we can communicate a future swap :D

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