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The wonderful collection of fresh spring fragrances paying homage to the wonders of Sacred Geometry and the system of beauty.

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Possets' description: "Even the DNA strand follows the Sacred Geometric curve as it rotates around its 4 elements in endless combinations!

I wanted to make this an unabashed foody with lashings of: toffee, butterscotch, cream, butter, and a tidal wave of vanilla. if you like the foodies, this one is a rare beauty. I also wanted to play with a very very very small tot of coffee plopped in for a bit of depth to it all and that did make it ultra special. Wear it when you are in a hedonistic mood."
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When I first tried this one, I didn't get the coffee. We'll see if sitting for a bit changed it at all. Here's my "official" review:

In the bottle: Mmmmm caramel, whiskey, toffee. Mouthwatering.

On my skin: Buttery creamy toffee, whiskey, butterscotch (in fact, my husband just walked by and said, "You smell like butterscotch!"), a touch of cream, and waaaay down at the bottom is something a bit darker and heavier that may be the coffee.

As it dries: This is FOODIE. Unabashed, full on, hedonistic lick 'em all up now. I'm still getting a whiskey kick, and this is going more and more butterscotch by the minute. The cream is still coming through, but it's not as mmmm like Cream (the perfume from Possets) as it was the first time I tried it. The cream is softer, more rounded. Something slightly sharp to this *almost* comes across as plasticy--as in a hair away from plastic but not quite there.

I just had my mom sit next to me and I asked her what it smells like. Answer: "Oooh that smells good. Smells like sugar and spice and everything nice." :grin:

As it dries further: the whiskey note continues to ride along--I don't know why I'm getting whiskey here, but I think that's part of the sharp edge I mentioned above, and it's definitely hitting my nose as whiskey. I like it. It's keeping this from being over the top sweet. This is also coming up with a hint of a brown sugar vibe right now. It's veering away from butterscotch to more of a warm brown sugar, but still threading the butterscotch note through. I am getting a different throw than what is directly on my skin. My skin amps the bitterness of that whiskey-ish note, but when I wave my arms around, I get nothing but sweet yummy creamy toffee. My left arm seems to be the one pushing the plastic-y vibe, my right arm is all deep cream mixed with brown sugar with a touch of something herbal. When I stick my nose on my right arm, I love what I'm getting: warm snuggly sugared skin. When I stick my nose on my left arm, I get that whiskey/plastic with toffee pushing through that.

I still don't get much coffee from this, but then I am comparing it to the other coffee scents I've tried recently (Phyllotaxis and Quantum Interconnect from Possets) which were very coffeed.

Dry down: This is now smooth brown sugar mixed with butterscotch and a hint of that note I'm interpreting as whiskey. A touch buttery. A little creamy. This is also much smoother than it was the first time I tried it, so sitting a bit did help this one develop a bit more. I have a feeling this one will be really scrumptious in a few months. If caramel or toffee notes go funky on you, I don't know how well this will play on your skin. But, if you love foodie scents, it's worth giving this one a try, just because it's foodie! The part I'm getting from my shirt is super yum, so even if it doesn't play well on your skin, it could be fabulous in a scent locket.
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I got this one too and really like it too. Definitely Possets Foodie all the way! It does remind me of another Posset ( one of the Kitties I think) I will go and smell in a mo! when I put them side by side I will probably be way off but it reminded me!!
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Morgan the OAR cat
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samcalam wrote:Morgan the OAR cat
After reading the review for Morgan, I could see how it would remind you of that. Very cool!
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Darn, this a foodie I am falling for. It smells so Autumn to me, which is probably why. It's the butterscotch. I love butterscotch candies.

This is all "scorched" sugar, where we get the name butter"scotch" from. This is very nom inducing.
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DNA is yummy. I was worried about the cream note, since in some possets that has gone bad on me, but fortunately it behaves just fine here. To me, DNA is like a slightly drier version of the delectable Morgan (OAR kitty, not Arthurian enchantress), given a slightly darker edge with the whiff off coffee (which is so subtle that I probably wouldn't have identified it as coffee if it hadn't been listed in the description). This is my second favorite of the Sacred Geometry collection, after Arc of Venus.

ETA: I wish I'd bought a big bottle! Next retour...
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