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Point

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:55 pm
by Maya
Possets' description: The second thing created, the smallest and most simple thing of all. The second thing named and one in number. If Void is 0, Point is 1.

Comforting but singular, seductive from its cool beginning to its warm and skin-like drydown. The theme of pink grapefruit still runs with Point, but its counterpoints are a glorious musk which is like a bright skin musk but directly beautiful by itself, and a small proportion of an incense-like and glowing "cool resin" kind of a special Indian "green oude". Fruity-volatile but with an entrancing and winsome oude. Seductive in its beautiful soli

Re: Point

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:54 pm
by hill78
Wow. WOW. First off, if you are concerned about the grapefruit here, don't be. Please try this, even if you aren't normally a fan of grapefruit. The bite of grapefruit is present in the intial application, but it is quite fleeting. And then this gorgeous musk and oude combination comes forward. It is stunning. I wore this one straight out of the mail box when I went to the gym. The throw was present, but not in the resin-y, out there way that some oude scents can be. This is...ethereal. There is something here that my nose interprets as almost.....creamy quality. Not a cream note at all, just something deep within the scent, prehaps a quality of the musk or the oude, I can't be certain. It makes me want to nuzzle my own arm. And this is the sort of resin scent that is perfect for spring. There is nothing heavy or overbearing here. No overwhelming musk or solemn feeling incense vibe. This is very present, but light in feel. Just gorgeous. I can already tell that trying to vote for three to become permanent from this collection will be nearly impossible.

Re: Point

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:34 pm
by Boudicca
Oh geez, I was having a tough time deciding on which of the grapefruit scents to go with. It came down to Void or Point. Thinking I should have gone with Point.
Then again....
Oh geez, I'm going to have to have this one too....

Re: Point

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 1:19 pm
by simonetta_vespucci
.... and it's not a point of ink on a page, but a point of light in the darkness of the void. a soft and not-perfectly-focused point of cream-white light with pink around some parts of its circumference and light green around other parts.

how the heck one does that with grapefruit, musk, and oude oils, i couldn't really say. but they really do blend into one "point" of scent. while it sometimes is a little sharp, it's also definitely round.

disclaimers:
i love this classy, bright, sweetly-musky, hard-to-put-a-finger-on-why-it's-fruity scent.
i have ingested no mood-altering substances today (except for applying possets, externally and according to accepted protocols).

buy it. vote for it to be permanent.

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Re: Point

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 4:27 pm
by Maya
I keep meaning to have this as my scent of the day to try. I haven't yet, but I pulled it out earlier and have it by my table so I can wear it tomorrow. What I get in the bottle is interesting (definitely very perfumey--high end stuff). It's my order for tomorrow!

Re: Point

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 2:27 pm
by Maya
I wasn't anywhere near a computer when I tried it, but I wrote down my notes so I'd be able to give a review!

Point goes on me smelling like a cross between The Shipman and Hubris. As it begins to dry, the grapefruit really steps forward (pith, zest, and fruit), although I still get a trail of The Shipman underneath. The softness of Hubris falls away as the grapefruit builds, but I still get some of that bright sparkling quality that Hubris has. I could see this, at this point, being fresh sexy on the right man (like The Shipman), but I'm also loving it for me.

As it dries down: I get an almost fougère vibe, like the last traces of shaving foam being wiped off. This isn't foodie by any means, but there's something about it that makes me want to lick it alllllllll off of the right person. *Fans self.

As it dries further: the grapefruit still rides this with a thread of bitter zest, but it keeps on reminding me of The Shipman without the aquatic edge/vibe that The Shipman has. This seems to have a touch of spice waaaaaaay down at the bottom (more of that fougère touch), and this keeps telling me it wants to snuggle. It's bright and sparkling, but it also has a depth and serenity to it. I'm really liking the facets of this one!

Dry down: this comes across as perfect for spring and summer, but would work equally well in nasty dreary days of winter. As I keep huffing my wrist (and this one makes me want to huff a lot!), I keep thinking of the scripture, "Let there be light. And there was light." When all was darkness in the void, all of a sudden there was light, and that's how this feels. Light in the void.

Final dry down: Mmmm this is so good. Now, it's become skin, but better. Warm, inviting, with a faint lingering suggestion of citrus that's skin and not at the same time. It is mixing with something that comes across as a warm waxy blown out Christmas candle. Beautiful, almost wistful, and warm.

That warm, waxy, blown out Christmas candle holding onto the faint edge of citrus rode on my skin for hours and hours and lulled me into sleep. Beautiful ending dry down. Really gorgeous on the skin.

Hah! I was going through the thread to get to the notes in Point to see if I'd nailed any of them when I saw Simonetta_Vespucci's comment about point of light in darkness. Yes. Yes! It's amazing how it comes across as that. Now that I see the notes, I'm wondering if that green oude is what gives it that beautiful almost smoky/waxy Christmas candle fling. That note is A-MAZING and had me literally shoving my wrist up against my nose while I fell asleep. Bliss. This is one that will definitely get my vote.

Re: Point

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:01 pm
by Gemma
This is gorgeous! :heartrain:

At first, it's all about the grapefruit but not in an overpowering or overly-acidic way. It's fresh and fruity like freshly squeezed juice with a hint of the musk adding a sweetness that's candy-esque when wet. As it dries, I get more of that deliciously sweet musk and almost a powdery note. The grapefruit settles over time until it's barely there, leaving a wonderfully soft and innocent scent behind. This almost gives me a sandalwood vibe. It's really something!

Re: Point

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:45 pm
by Atropos
Dammit, Maya! Another review of yours that has me wanting a perfume I thought I didn't want. I've never been a fruity perfume person. But your description of this one is making me write it on my list. :grin:

Re: Point

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:22 am
by Maya
Atropos wrote:Dammit, Maya! Another review of yours that has me wanting a perfume I thought I didn't want. I've never been a fruity perfume person. But your description of this one is making me write it on my list. :grin:
Quite a few from this release have surprised me with their twists and turns and facets and unexpected shifts. I think if you've never been a fruity person, this might be a good step. It's grapefruit at first, but then it dries down to something spectacular. (If you haven't tried Fearful Symmetry, that's another that's all, "Hi, I'm fruity!" at first, but then it shifts into something really amazing.)

Re: Point

Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:51 pm
by Atropos
Gosh darn it! I am trying to keep the list short! You're not helping! :rofl: