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by Melian17
Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Summer of Elegance, Summer 2015
Topic: Bikini Girls of Sicily (Ancient mosaic)
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Re: Bikini Girls of Sicily (Ancient mosaic)

I'm not much of a floral lover but I do appreciate a nice jasmine now and then, as long as it doesn't go all bathroom air freshener, as some do. This is the nice kind of jasmine, really lovely, and it is most prominent when first applied. After a few minutes it subsides a little and is joined by a c...
by Melian17
Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: Summer of Elegance, Summer 2015
Topic: The Great Clod (Durer)
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

Re: The Great Clod (Durer)

Straight out of the mailbox I get mostly pomegranate from my decant. It's a very deep, rich pomegranate with an underlying touch of earthiness. Sadly, I don't get much fig which is what I was hoping for from this. I'll have to let it sit for awhile and retest. It's very nice and well-done, but just ...
by Melian17
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Retour recommendations!
Replies: 113
Views: 18988

Re: Retour recommendations!

Bottle Happiness (violet leaf, iris, leather,black musk) iris and leather!! Bottled Happiness. The iris and violet are beautiful. The leather is really subtle to me, but I like a leather that announces itself loud & proud! It's there, but I have to look for it. I do enjoy this one though. Beauty. I...
by Melian17
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Retour recommendations!
Replies: 113
Views: 18988

Re: Retour recommendations!

Any thoughts on Madame X Squared?
by Melian17
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:26 am
Forum: Note Reviews
Topic: Patchouli
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Re: Patchouli

I've tried Howl and that to me is the headshop variety:) I'm not that familiar with BPAL's patch so I'm not sure. I hopefully have a sample of Betsy coming in my order but somehow I missed Paisley in my searches?!
by Melian17
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: News
Topic: RETOUR!!!!
Replies: 69
Views: 13020

Re: RETOUR!!!!

I agree, this is my first Retour and it's amazing that I'm able to buy past scents that I've read so much about. No problem at all waiting a little longer for them. Fabienne's slower TAT is most likely much faster than some other companies' regular TAT.
by Melian17
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Note Reviews
Topic: Patchouli
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Patchouli

Patchouli is a note that I find really interesting. There seems to be several varieties so it's a note that's really hit or miss with me. I absolutely love it when it's deep, rich, and almost chocolatey. There's another type that smells to me exactly like freshly turned earth. I appreciate smelling ...
by Melian17
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Retour recommendations!
Replies: 113
Views: 18988

Re: Retour recommendations!

I haven't tried very many past Possets so this retour thing is overwhelming!! I've started my list with these but haven't tried any of them, so opinions on my choices would be most welcome! Bottle Happiness (violet leaf, iris, leather,black musk) iris and leather!! JFK & Jackie (leather, tabac blond...
by Melian17
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Permanent Possets' Reviews
Topic: Cri de Coeur
Replies: 55
Views: 11323

Re: Cri de Coeur

Wow, this is gorgeous! I wasn't going to try this since I generally dislike nag champa and dragon's blood, but most reviews say they are not prominent and it's been a favorite at Possets for so many years so I got a sample. At first it's all rich coconut with lime, then it softens to a fluffy vanill...
by Melian17
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: Permanent Possets' Reviews
Topic: Venus Black
Replies: 38
Views: 6543

Re: Venus Black

Venus black is deep, full-bodied, and very well-blended. The pear note is rich and sweet, more pear preserves than the fresh fruit. I'm not sure what narcissus smells like, but I do get some sage and a light touch of pepper. Unfortunately something, either the sage or black musk, makes this go way t...