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The Sea of Turning Love

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:31 am
by Maya
Possets' description: Imagine being tossed on a sea and loving the writing. The unlikely combination of deep waxy flowers and bright aquatics letting the latter lead the way. Magnolia and clethora with backdrop of calendula and tuberose confront ambergris and sea spray for a hugely romantic blend perfect for your next grand entrance. Enduring, beautiful, unique. A salty floral beauty.

Re: The Sea of Turning Love

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:31 am
by Petticoats
I wish I could give some impressions of this fragrance, but my chemistry seems to be at war with it. In the bottle, at first sniff, I got an impression of lovely, gentle floral notes--but then, and forever after, my nose turned it to soapiness. I hope someone else can review this for the benefit of all the possetiers whose chemistry is not as perverse as mine. :cry:

Re: The Sea of Turning Love

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:33 pm
by Maya
I know I committed to reviewing this one, but I've been putting it off because it also hates me. You aren't alone, Petticoats. In the bottle, I get florals and the sea vibe. When I get it on my skin, it goes straight to a Yankee candle hodge-podge of aquatics and florals that want to go into a fecal zone. Not pretty.

I was hoping that having it sit for a little bit would help. I'm going to try to give it a proper review tomorrow so that I can stick with my commitment (and I hope the bit of rest will have helped it, too).

Re: The Sea of Turning Love

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:08 pm
by Maya
In the bottle: heady florals that almost give me a powdered bathroom vibe. Aquatic note that reminds me of an aquatic candle. Something sweet that comes across as almost candied, but I can't put my finger on it at the moment.

On my skin: this is much softer than what I was getting in the bottle. I get what comes across as a very soft and quiet jasmine. A salty aquatic note. Something that comes across as....cinnamon? What? I did not get that the first time I tried it. Let me sniff again. Weird. No cinnamon, but something that almost comes across as cinnamon candy without any heat--just that tone. A tinge of green.

As it dries: it's coming across much more smoothly than it did the first time I tried it. It definitely needed to rest some for me. The notes are merging and rounding out some. The aquatic Yankee candle vibe has dropped down considerably from my first test, but I still get the edge of it mingling with a soapy and somewhat baby powdered type essence. (Not sure if those notes are running together or are totally separate.)

As it dries further: this a very soapy floral on me. In fact, it really reminds me of some of the soaps I smelled in France that were heavy on florals. It has a tint of waxiness, a touch of powder, and (of course) the general floral. I feel it needs to be said that this is sitting on my skin much more nicely than it did the first time I tried it.

The candied note that I'm getting is the tuberose (I think). It has the sweetness of some of the tuberose perfumes that I really enjoy (like Tubereuse Criminelle--after that initial rubber blast). However, that note is very faint and fades in and out on me.

I'm definitely still getting the aquatic vibe. On me, the aquatic (after initial application) is what leads the way in this one, and the florals weave in and out of that in a powdery soapy dance. It also comes across as very clean and fresh with the florals adding a touch of romance.

I think for people who adore florals with skin chemistry that won't turn most florals into soap or powder, this would be one to try. However, for me, even though it has calmed considerably since my first test, it is a fragrance that feels like a headache (even though I don't have one right now), and remains in the no category (which makes me sad because there are moments this does feel like it has potential on my skin, but then the notes fall again and turn into powdered toilet paper in a room with an aquatic candle).