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Bouquet in the Snow

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:14 pm
by Boudicca
Possets description: Glorious osmanthus tucked away among the primroses. Such a combination when paired with the beauty of luan wood and an unusual tea (which is very perfumy). A sweet and floral blend but with dignity, not silly.

Re: Bouquet in the Snow

Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:29 pm
by Narcisse
This is a scent that I can't break down into phases or singular notes, so you're just gonna have to go with the scent imagery that comes from it. This is the scent of a 1950's debutante. There is the scent of freshly starched crinoline and silk faille, the faint whiff of freshly curled and set hair, a whiff of spring blowing in from the open window, and the final piece, a slathering of your mothers very classy perfume. It evokes memories of l'air du temps from my childhood, but childhood was many moons back now so I can't guarantee the authenticity of that comparison. It definitely reminds of the power perfumes of that era and before: Jicky, Mitsouko, Joy, #5, and L'air du temps. If I were to choose a Possets comparison, it would be in the vent of Death. It's different, much lighter, but it has the classic perfume hand to its creation. If florals are not your thing, but you enjoy chypre styles this would be a classic addition. I definitely don't see this being on the permanents, but it's a shame that it won't because it really is so complex and stunning. I am guessing that the luan and tea (the very perfumey one) are what gives it the chypre essence and keeps the spring tree blossom balanced from heady floral. I think this is a grower perfume, the more you were it the more you will grow to enjoy it.

Re: Bouquet in the Snow

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:22 pm
by Petticoats
I'd really been looking forward to this one. In the bottle, it's beautiful and uplifting, a springlike floral with just a teeny bit of bite, maybe the tea. It has a kind of innocence to it. So pretty.

However, my chemistry does something terrible to it. I've had problems with tea notes before, and that may be what's happening here, but when I wear it this goes very sharp and unpleasant. But if you get along well with tea notes, this may be a beauty on you. In the bottle it is lovely, so it is absolutely worth a trial if you're on the fence about it.

Re: Bouquet in the Snow

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:59 am
by Gemma
I only allowed myself one scent from this collection and this is the one I chose. It's a bit of a risk for me but, lately, my risks have really paid off and have opened up my perfume palette, so the speak. This is no exception!

At first, this comes across as a very high-key floral. Quite strong, more of a 'white' floral than anything else, with something a little savoury/earthy in the background. Initially, this almost seems TOO floral for me since I am more of a sweet/earthy/resins gal. This changes a great deal as it dries, though, and is a good example of why you should always give a scent time on your skin before making any kind of decision!

As this dries, the floral component softens and I pick up on what I think is the luan wood. It's very hard for me to describe; a smidge resinous, soft, muted, a little woody but very light. It melds with the black tea to give this scent a real Spring freshness.

I wore this yesterday and it lasted all day with a lot of throw. I kept getting tantalising whiffs of a wonderful bright Spring floral scent grounded by that fresh and cheerful tea/luan wood base. There is almost a soapy edge to the first hour or so of throw but that does eventually fade. On the final dry down, close to the skin, the floral note takes a back seat and lets the tea dominate, which makes me think of a tall, refreshing glass of sweet iced tea sipped on the porch while to breeze carries the scent of freshly bloomed Spring flowers. Mmmm.

This is not the kind of scent I'd usually wear but that's part of why I like it. :tong: It's a great scent for Spring and I can see it working through the heat of Summer too. If florals don't work on your skin, you might want to give this one a miss. If you're on the fence, though, it might surprise you!