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Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:43 pm
Wet: I get a nice mulled orange cider sort of smell. Orange with lots of spice.
Dry: Alas, it fades to sandalwood and spice, and looses the mulled quality.
Verdict: I like it. I'd love it if it stayed the way it smelled a half hour after I applied it.
Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:17 pm
This was a complete failure for me
Sandalwood is always iffy on me, and to me it smelled like, for lack of a better description, "dead orange" -- like orange with all the good parts of the orange sucked out. No brightness, no juiciness, nothing. I'm glad I know of some oranges that do work with my skin chemistry!
Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:10 pm
in the vial and wet on me -- an odd, almost smoky orange. Sort of like the smoke in Girls Love Clubbing.
5 minutes in -- okay it's evened out a little and the smoke is actually sandalwood. Sandalwood and orange is an interesting combination and one I'm actually liking.
20 minutes in -- unlike the other possets I've tried so far, this one actually morphs a little. It's still mostly sandalwood and orange, but there's a bit of a powdery note that makes me wonder if there's just a hint of amber in here. Whatever it is, I really like it.
Overall -- This is just lovely. It's got a slight incensey note--my favorite--over the orange/sandalwood, and I really like that Fabienne chose to pair the orange with sandalwood and not the traditional spices like clove and/or cinnamon. I'll be ordering a larger bottle of this with my next order.
Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:04 am
A surprise favourite! Wow, I love this one.
I can only really detect orange fruit and creme as I wearily put it on, but it instantly turns into a complex perfectly balanced blend, of what I'm guessing from other comments is the sandlewood doing it's thing. It smells comforting and just beautiful.
After a few minutes I can barely detect the fruit in it. It still has a delicious sweetness to it, but it's hard to pick out any particularly foody notes.
In short, YAY!! :bigsmile:!
Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:35 am
Sadly, this one doesn't work on me. I think sandalwood may be my enemy. When I first put this on, the rich orange is more prominent, but then the wood takes over and makes it not so nice on me. Also, an even sadder side note: when I tested this on myself, my boyfriend commented that it smelled like someone was smoking pot outside. He closed the door to the patio but when he came inside, he sniffed me and said, "it's you!". So apparently this scent goes to pot on me! I know, I know, it's a dreadful pun. And although my boyfriend's nose is not really discerning (while at the same time aggravatingly sensitive), I don't love this one enough to challenge it.
Funny, I like how sandalwood smells in general, but it seems to join the camp of wood-notes-of-death when I put it on as perfume.
Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 8:23 am
I was trying a bunch of perfume oils the day I tried this one (right wrist, left wrist, left inner elbow..). When I first put it on it was like orange essential oil, which I like, but I wasn't too enthralled. About an hour later I sniffed where it was applied and I said "which one was this one?? It smells great!!" - because almost all the orange scent was gone- it turned to a warm resin/patchouli scent. A very pleasant surprise!
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:36 am
Mm.. juicy tart [real] orange underpinned with spiciness, when wet. Dry, it's subtle and a little sexy -- I love woody and spicy scents. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I ordered this [subconsciously I think I'm waiting for them to smell like paint, what with pigment names and all], but it's absolutely lovely.
Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:33 pm
Cadmium Orange isn't quite what I was expecting. It does smell like some sort of interpretation of the fruit orange in the bottle, but oddly plant-like and smells watered down on my skin, as though an orange was trampled into rooty weeds and then rained on. After a while on my skin, it starts to smell too much like chemical-orange for me, and smells exactly like one of our orange bathroom cleansers. It's not really juicy or zesty or sharp, but strangely muted and artificial... it gives me a headache after a few minutes
Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:28 am
Finally got around to giving this one a proper try, and I'll admit to being surprised. Wet and in the bottle, it's got almost an orange cleaner smell, but dry...oh, it's so lovely and sophisticated dry!
The orange is VERY tame - more of a facet of the scent than something someone would smell and say "Oh, it smells like citrus!". It's got something almost powdery, something a little sweet, maybe a hint of some kind of incense or spice (but it doesn't come across as truly spicy).
It's just...very dry and sophisticated, with a hint of fun.
A little on the weak side, as far as lasting scent or throw goes. If you like your scents just for you,this would be a good choice. I do believe I'd pitch it in more of the Over-the-Rhine type smells, with the incense-ness of it, rather than a fruity smell. This one doesn't smell like a candy or a jelly at all.
I was definitely surprised, even after reading the reviews where people say the drydown changes. A very pleasant scent.
Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:41 pm
I LOVE this one.
This was my 'experiment' with the awesome BOGO deal before the New Year - I had always been curious about it, so here was my chance.
So glad I took the chance. It is orange rind, orange incense, orange pekoe tea.
It fades consistently on me, so that the dry-down is this semi-sweet dry fruit scent that is just delicious and comforting. Love it. I really do.