PERFUME: Raven Moon 2012
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition
OFFICIAL DESCRIPTION:Mournful and Never-ending Remembrance: shining, moonlit ebony musk with benzoin, myrrh, smoky vanilla, patchouli, nutmeg, and dried red chili.
BEFORE I SMELL: I am a huge fun of E.A.Poe and I love Ravens. I wish we had ravens in Greece as well... The notes sound interesting as well especially the dried red chili.
FROM THE DECANT/BOTTLE: Spicy patchouli and deep raisins.
WET ON SKIN: Nutmeg is the strongest note. The red chili note is similar from the scent that you get when you are opening a vase of dried chilies and not the hotness that you are getting while eating them. The patchouli is lovely, is the variety which I love. In my opinion is a little bit masculine and definitely something that Poe would wear!
The myrrh and the benzoin are definitely there and my boyfriend thought that I smelt like incense and he really liked it.
DRY DOWN:Still no vanilla.. It isn't so strong as I was expecting from a heavy on the patchouli scent. It remains smokey and resinous.
FINAL THOUGHTS:I really like it, I will keep my decant but I don't think I will hunt a full bottle.
IF YOU LIKE THIS YOU WILL LIKE: All sinners day- Possets for the weird chili note!
AND A SONG TO LISTEL WHILE WEARING THIS: THE CURE- BURN 1994