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by Apollonia
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Femmes Fatales, Valentines/Deep Winter 2016
Topic: Miss Chudleigh
Replies: 5
Views: 2183

Re: Miss Chudleigh

Oh my lord, this is fabulous! Wet, it feels like I've dived headfirst into a Pimms cup and am doing laps amongst the mint leaves and cucumber slices. The drydown is utterly wonderful, a gentle melon (which is normally a note I can't stand) wafts in and out with a ferocious mint and those watery cucu...
by Apollonia
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Femmes Fatales, Valentines/Deep Winter 2016
Topic: George Eliot
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Re: George Eliot

This is a lot sweeter than I expected (the "uncharacteristically sweet oude" should have been a clue!) and almost boozy, like spiced honey mead. It is super sweet and super strong. I can't really smell leather or sandalwood, just very strong honey which goes almost fruity in the dry down, ...
by Apollonia
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Femmes Fatales, Valentines/Deep Winter 2016
Topic: Isabella of France
Replies: 7
Views: 2371

Re: Isabella of France

I hesitated to apply this to my skin because popping the sample it smelled immediately like an ashtray. The smoke is incredibly overwhelming. The smokey smell kind of got stuck in my nose so much that I couldn't smell anything else during drydown and had to get some coffee beans to try and reset my ...
by Apollonia
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Femmes Fatales, Valentines/Deep Winter 2016
Topic: Evita Peron
Replies: 9
Views: 3226

Re: Evita Peron

This is the absolute winner for me from this collection. I imagine this is how an extremely expensive, very soft, well travelled leather case belonging to an elegant woman would smell. Over the years of use it's picked up the delicate scent of her perfume and her skin and the spices and musks of the...
by Apollonia
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Femmes Fatales, Valentines/Deep Winter 2016
Topic: Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

Re: Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione

I don't know exactly what lilac smells like, but this reminds me a lot of Virginia (the Possets permanent)...but even better; just a huge bunch of fragrant white flowers like honeysuckle or gardenia. It really does smell very lifelike and realistic. I don't know if it's the hawthorne or the musk tha...
by Apollonia
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Femmes Fatales, Valentines/Deep Winter 2016
Topic: Lola Montez
Replies: 4
Views: 2360

Re: Lola Montez

Straight out of the post, this is lovely. It's somehow lush, fresh, green and aquatic, but also dark and musky, which isn't a combination I thought would work. The tonkas soft vanilla edge is immediately noticeable and the musk does become more prominent with dry down. I actually really love the wet...
by Apollonia
Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Femmes Fatales, Valentines/Deep Winter 2016
Topic: Review Requests and Random Stuff
Replies: 71
Views: 16375

Re: Review Requests and Random Stuff

Dang. I thought I was set with my femme selection, but gypsyjolie's review of George Eliot has me adding another name to my wishlist, even if it wasn't up to gj's speed in the moment of testing. I can't wait for my samples to arrive as George was the first one on my "must-have" list and t...
by Apollonia
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: News
Topic: News In 2016
Replies: 216
Views: 51300

Re: News In 2016

I don't know if I should be happy or sad that it's sold out already...
by Apollonia
Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Permanent Possets' Reviews
Topic: Wallis Warfield Simpson
Replies: 14
Views: 4663

Re: Wallis Warfield Simpson

Atropos and Apollonia, this blend definitely more a sandalwood perfume with the grapefruit introducing the woody lushness with a light flurish. I have Diamond and a Cambienne which features the grapefruit and this is not one of those perfumes, at least with my chemistry. Oh now I wish I'd ordered a...
by Apollonia
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Yule 2014
Topic: Hungarian Rhapsody (Liszt)
Replies: 9
Views: 3327

Re: Hungarian Rhapsody (Liszt)

The amazing Atropos sent me a whole entire bottle of this, which first of all, wow at her generosity and, second of all, this is my scent nirvana. This smells exactly like the very hard to get hold of French tobacco single note by BPAL which I have a tiny sample I have been rationing out as a layeri...