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Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:49 am
by Maya
Possets' description: The hot unstable planet which appears to travel backwards at times, and cause havoc on Earth. Rose (red, of course) combined with cinnamon and red musk to bind the fragrance to a stable bond. Mercury is exciting and "flitty warm", and somehow makes sense of a weird combination, but it's such a delightful and natural mixture that you wonder why this has not become a staple of perfuming. I find that Mercury take the excitement of spices and puts it with the seduction of a great rose. Crash into your love then retrograde onto the couce!

*If you are a sensitive skinned person you might be wise to try this one out with a patch test on your skin to make sure that it won't irritate you. You might also be happier if you used this one in a scent locket as your main way of wearing Mercury.

Re: Mercury

Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:06 am
by Petticoats
I should have taken Fabienne's warning to heart and done a patch test before diving headfirst, because my skin did become irritated and I had to wash Mercury off. Now I know I need a scent locket.

Even if my skin hadn't been sensitive to it, I think that on me Mercury will be better worn in a scent locket, because I was amping the cinnamon to the point that I could scarcely smell the rose. In the bottle the two notes are nicely balanced, so again--it's perfume locket time!

Re: Mercury

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:28 pm
by hill78
This one doesn't burn me, thankfully, but on the less fortunate side my skin is amping the rose in a way that makes the cinnamon and red musk pretty much moot. At first I was hopeful, the cinnamon was almost stronger than the rose, and the rose had a wonderful fruity quality (which I am guessing was from the red musk), but as soon as this one starts to dry down my skin causes it to go haywire. Rose is all up in my face and I am very sad. If I sniff deeply very close to my hand I can still smell the cinnamon, but a few inches from my skin it is all dry, powdery rose. Damned skin chemistry.