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Bloomers

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:13 pm
by Boudicca
Possets description: In 1851, Amelia Bloomer invented the loose flowing pantaloons which became all the rage for adventurous ladies. Bloomers would insure the modesty of women who wanted to pursue such tantalizing activities as riding bicycles! Of course, this article of clothing scandalized the world and made all think of Americans as savages, but it started a new phase of women's liberation. I take the idea of bloomers and put it in the middle of Dark Matter, they appear on a shopping trip that Isabella takes to Gidding Jenny, much to the horror of Ma-Ma who considers them DREADFUL!

Of course, I am making a bit of a pun out of the idea of good smelling Bloomers and done in a classic Victorian manner. Roses, jasmine and neroli are in accord with effervescent modern pink musk. This is indeed a floral BUT it's a very modern floral and one which Amelia would like, too, I think! One small drop of violet gives it character.

Re: Bloomers

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:31 pm
by sertso
Floral? You bet. At first I find it almost too much, but it settles down to a pleasant, somewhat girlie, fragrance that is just about what I'd put on the lace at the bottom of the bloomers. With that drydown distance, it's really quite fun. I'd not slather this one between the boobs, nor would I use it heavily, but it ends up really quite pleasant with just a touch of fun.

Re: Bloomers

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:04 pm
by Maya
sertso wrote:Floral? You bet. At first I find it almost too much, but it settles down to a pleasant, somewhat girlie, fragrance that is just about what I'd put on the lace at the bottom of the bloomers.
What notes do you find most dominant for you? Is the rose a fresh blooming one, more sedate? Just trying to get a handle on this one.

Re: Bloomers

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:38 am
by sertso
I have trouble sorting out the notes on this one. I don't get a strong rose and I almost never get much from neroli (even by itself), so I'm going to have to say jasmine and pink musk with enough of the others to tame it down a bit. Probably the pink musk is the most prominent at this stage, but I'd like to give it a while and see how it all works together in the long run.

Re: Bloomers

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:50 pm
by Petticoats
My decant of Bloomers arrived today, and unfortunately I've got some kind of virus that I think is affecting my sense of smell. This was really spring-y and cheerful in my patch test--I got the neroli and a general floral feeling more than the musk, but I know I need to test it again when my sinuses are back to normal.

Re: Bloomers

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:32 am
by Narcisse
It smells like Beverly Hill in springtime at night... well assuming they are actually getting rain and every time I go to LA it rains at least half the time. It smells like night blooming jasmine and rose gardens. I was really scared to try this because 75% of the time rose turns into gasoline/diesel on my skin. This definitely has a musk relation with the one in feral (2012). As it starts to dry down the neroli is coming out more on me, reminding of heady floral 'fumes from the late eighties. It is a lovely but very true to life floral, it really does remind of driving thru Beverly Hills in a convertible after a night of partying en route to late night breakfast. It is one of the few times when you smell something beside smog in LA and honestly the smog is probably what held the scent in. In the deep background I get a faint hint of the sweetness that makes me thinks it the pink musk. It is a floral with out compromise, but it is so true that I have to say I do love it. I am not usually a floral perfume lover even though I love fragrant flowering trees, it's one of the reason I love the south and spring in the north and this smells like fragrant pollen laden air. I would probably love this more are as a room scent than just a perfume but it is just so damn lush. It almost makes me think there might be life after this polar winter and spring.

Re: Bloomers

Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:48 pm
by spanishviolet
This is so amazingly beautiful. It reminds me a little of one of my earliest perfume loves, BPAL's Bearded Lady, but without the vanilla and powdery-ness. One of the notes goes straight to my happy place and makes my head buzz every time I sniff it, but it's hard to say which one.

Overall I'd say my strongest impressions are of the sweet pink musk and the best, happiest sort of jasmine (it smells just like the one we have blooming in the backyard right now!), with a bit of lift from the neroli and wrapped in a wisp of violet. :hrt::