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by Floria
Wed May 27, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Note Reviews
Topic: Galbanum
Replies: 4
Views: 1975

Re: Galbanum

Galbanum has kind of a green but sharp smell to my nose. I've seen it compared to green pepper. I find it a bit much on its own, but it can be good in resinous blends to cut the rich sweetness of things like myrrh and labdanum.
by Floria
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: How do you apply your Possets? (Possets newbie needs advice!)
Replies: 29
Views: 4690

Re: How do you apply your Possets? (Possets newbie needs adv

I have some older Possets bottles that are just a bit too short for wandcaps, and I really don't wear them as often as I should because of this, although some of them are lovely scents. After I heard about reducer caps, I was thinking of getting a few, but I've heard they can be tricky to use. (I'm ...
by Floria
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Victorian Romance, Valentine's Day 2014
Topic: The Height of Impropriety
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: The Height of Impropriety

Very bakery-gourmand, but not as buttery or toffeeish as many Possets foodies. Sweet and a bit spicy, but in a dry way, more baked goods than candy. I don't get much strawberry from the pie, unfortunately. Maybe if I added just a dot of Strawberry Heart? I don't get much tea, either, but I hardly ev...
by Floria
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Sacred Geometry:Secret Knowledge Spring 2013
Topic: Mandorla
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: Mandorla

My Possette box is running out of room, so I've been retesting the Possettes and decants I've been on the fence about to see which ones to keep in circulation and which to retire to the Misc. box. It's a chilly but sunny spring day here, so probably the best time to retest this blend. As for the sce...
by Floria
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Permanent Possets' Reviews
Topic: Sweet Arabia
Replies: 18
Views: 4050

Re: Sweet Arabia

Decidedly sweet, but in a resinous way, not a foody way, with the toastiness of oude. Compared to GC scents, I'd say it's probably richer and sweeter than Gimme That Oude Time Religion, but not as thick and spicy as Over-The-Rhine (although I haven't worn either in a while).
by Floria
Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Victorian Romance, Valentine's Day 2014
Topic: Daring
Replies: 7
Views: 2346

Re: Daring

I get mostly jasmine with this - the patchouli stays close to the skin. It is a lovely jasmine, sweet and tropical and not too stanky-heady. It reminds me a bit of Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal, with the sweet tropical floral and the patchouli base, although SJ&MM is a richer and more complicated scent,...
by Floria
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Victorian Romance, Valentine's Day 2014
Topic: Perpetual Motion Heart
Replies: 3
Views: 1599

Re: Perpetual Motion Heart

This is a weird one. The first time I tried it, it was mostly vanilla in the vial, but on my wrists it quickly dried down to a sort of spicy camphor, similar to the top note of Lily Barth & Lawrence Sheldon from the Couples collection last year. I wonder if that's how my skin or nose treat the brass...
by Floria
Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Victorian Romance, Valentine's Day 2014
Topic: The Wickedest Idea of All
Replies: 3
Views: 1966

Re: The Wickedest Idea of All

This is not as stereotypically gourmand as I'd been expecting from all the foody ingredients. Maybe that's because it's not super-sweet, or because some of the note combinations (wintergreen & chocolate?) aren't very common in actual confectionery. But enough about what it isn't. It is rich, a bit f...
by Floria
Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Victorian Romance, Valentine's Day 2014
Topic: Silver Pomegranate
Replies: 6
Views: 2523

Re: Silver Pomegranate

Pomegranate can sometimes go too sour or cough syrupy on me, but this one doesn't. I think the sweetness of the silver base does a good job sweetening and tempering the pomegranate - it veers a little into the candylike, but not into full-on molten Jolly Rancher territory, which is sometimes a probl...
by Floria
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Permanent Possets' Reviews
Topic: Allen Ginsberg--Howl
Replies: 36
Views: 9060

Re: Allen Ginsberg--Howl

There is definitely a Bohemian underworld quality to this. I get smoky headshop incense, underlaid with some non-foody sweetness to give it oomph. There's a dark, chewy quality that makes me think a bit of tobacco, although it doesn't smell like cigarettes at all. And it lasts for hours!