Harold & Edith

All the great fragrances from Valentines 2013 should be filed here. This includes the Couples scents and Henry VIII and His six Wives, too.

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Harold & Edith

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Reviews anyone? I am really curious about this one.
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Boudicca did a review in this thread: http://www.possets.com/talking/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1889

I hope that helps. :flow:
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I'm posting this here just so we don't lose this information since this did not join the permanent collection

Harold & Edith (Valentines 2013- Couples)

"He was the handsome blonde king of England, she was the beautiful classic beauty who could never wed him because of her low birth. He took her, she was his concubine and together they shook the foundations of the country and were the one couple of whom all others were envious. He showered her in jewels, placed her at the head of his table, and lavished her with love. She was known as Edith of the Swan Neck. Alas, this was not to last, for on the one day which Harold had to win, he lost. It was 1066 and the Battle of Hastings crushed the defending Britains. Shot through the eye by an enemy archer, Harold toppled to earth and was hacked into so many pieces that his lady Edith had to be coaxed onto the battlefield and to identify her lover's torso by the marks which she had left there with her teeth and mouth the night before. Dark oakmoss from the forests of England, the scent of the iris rushes from where they had lain the night before, vetiver offered to a pagan god for the safe return of the beloved, all dry and mournful as a lost love. Melancholy and herbal, beautiful in its distress."
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Thank you! It does help. I will be putting that one on my list. :heartrain:
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Atropos wrote:Thank you! It does help. I will be putting that one on my list. :heartrain:
If you are an iris fan, I'd say go for it. I think it will be lovely for Spring, but I don't consider it a lightweight at all. I've been wearing it here in some cold weather and it doesn't back down.
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Not sure about Iris and myself, to tell you the truth. But the other notes sounded up my ally. Florals don't tend to do well on me, few exceptions. Not sure if Iris would be one of those (carnation, yellow roses-not tea roses, etc.).
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I'm gonna try Harold and Edith today, but in the bottle I didn't smell a lot of iris. I'm not a floral lover so I hope that iris will not be too strong.
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I get all oakmoss -- maybe a hint of iris. This is a clean scent -- and to my nose, is almost an aquatic! It has more of a perfume-y feel -- I will echo Boudicca's observation that this isn't a lightweight fragrance. It's not cloying, nor heavily floral like a rose or jasmine scent, but it's there.
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I'm loving this one. The oakmoss is the strongest note for me, the iris just adds a soft feminine powdery element to it, and the bitter vetiver is a nice sharp background to the powdery main elements. It's a dry sort of green scent.

It smells very elegant too. It's not heavy, exactly, but it isn't really a light floral either.
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