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Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:17 pm
Possets description:Patchouli, dark amber, copal combine to make a late winter incense which celebrates the halfway point to spring in a delightful way. Like sunlight on snow on a cold day when you are warm and snug inside. Commitment has a serious side to it all like the elements you see in the relationship between Isabella and Stewart. Very grounded.
Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:31 pm
Incensey (is that a word? apparently not) a little bit sweet, very cozy. Wait for the drydown, I'm not entirely fond of it while still wet. Warm. Yes, serious. Yet hopeful.
Very nice. I like copal.
Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:35 am
If you're a copal fan, try this.
@hill, I think, yes, I'm pretty sure there is enough sweet with the copal. Try it, buy it. I think you may like it. PM me and I will send you a drenched Qtip if you like. Blind buys can be tricky as we all know.
Just looked again at your post concerning this one. Sweet enough but no dark notes for me.
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:28 pm
Yesterday in Atlanta was balmy and sunny, springlike. Today the temperature is dropping, the wind is rising, the clouds have moved in, and Commitment is just what I needed to bring beauty to this gloomy day. It's beautiful (or handsome) in almost a stern way, with a masculine strength and darkness that makes me think of wood, maybe cedar, as well as incense... but the copal sweetens and brightens it. The overall effect is a kind of dignified splendor. This is really beautiful, an instant love, and as Fabienne said is just what I need to carry me through the rest of winter. Ahhhh.
ETA: I went back to read Boudicca's review, and I agree that it's important to wait for the drydown. For me, that's when the copal really emerged; until then, I was thinking it might be a little too stern for me. Now I can't stop sniffing my wrist.
Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:21 pm
After another hour or two on my skin, Commitment is getting softer and sexier, with a quality that reminds me of Shah & Mumtaz. Mrawr. I'm really enjoying this.
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:01 pm
In the bottle: herbal, dry coconut husk, amber edge.
Wet on the skin: almost medicinal in bitterness, amber (powdery, almost), the dry dry coconut husk, a warm hint of almost head-shoppy incense (but not quite there, and I don't think it will veer that way at all--it's just warm and cozy feeling the way it mixes with the coconut husk), a touch of pencil shaving with the lead still in it.
As it dries: this begins to morph rather quickly and brings to mind Fire Flakes although the notes are different (the coziness, warmth factor, and cuddle vibe are similar). I still get the pencil shavings with lead in it, but that is fading down quickly into more of the Fire Flakes warmth.
As it dries further: a soft sweetness begins to rise from my skin, the pencil vibe is gone, the incense continues to hum quietly in the corner (it doesn't demand attention, but it does play well with the other notes). When I sniff right on my skin, I get an allllllmoooost ammonia vibe but I think that's something mingling with the soap I used today (I used a different soap than usual) and I wouldn't normally mention it but just in case it isn't my soap I'm putting it out there. That ammonia vibe fades quickly though the longer this sits on my skin.
Further drydown: Mmmmm this is warm and wonderful. Cozy, but quietly sexy. The sweetness almost has a vanilla tinge, and that sweetness gets a little stronger the longer this is on my skin, but never takes over. It just gives a nice rounded edge to this. The more it goes along, the less it reminds me of Fire Flakes, but that warm and cozy edge still remains. I had to check the notes to see if what I was getting was anywhere near the actual notes, and I almost fell out of my chair when I read this has patchouli in it. I did not think patchouli at all while going through the phases of this one, but I can see where it would be providing some of the cozy vibe and warmth at the base of this.
Final verdict: Mmmmm this is wonderful. Really. The dry down had a few rough moments for me, and I almost thought it was going to be too similar to Fire Flakes for me to like it, but then it veered off into its own path and started throwing come-hither glances at me and I had to follow. I'm glad I did. I like this a lot, and now I'm struggling with what to vote for. I have it narrowed down to four--which is better than ten--but I like each of those four so much I don't know what to do.
Adding: the longer this is on my skin, the more I'm falling for it the way I did with Apep. Totally different perfumes. Totally different vibes. Same kind of warmth, a touch of sweetness, and a very nice dose of "come snuggle with me, you know you want to."
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:13 pm
I do have to add this: I just added a bit more of this to my skin so I can continue to be warm and cuddly tonight. My husband, across the room on the couch, says, "What you just put on smells like a combination of Dr. Pepper, Tootsie Rolls, and floor cleaner."
And you know what, fresh, yep that's a good way to describe this. LOL
All the more reason to not judge this by the initial application. This one really gets lovely the longer it is on the skin, but you do have to wade through the first few minutes before you get there. (Which is one reason I put it on now because we're leaving in 30 minutes and I didn't want to subject our friends to the fresh application smell of it, but in 30 minutes it should be heading toward just right.)
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:32 pm
In the bottle this one worried me, I smelled the very strong blast of patchouli/resins that I get from 13th Love Note, and I thought it might end up being too close to that one. But on skin.....oh my word. Almost immediately the amber blooms and sweetens everything right up. This is just wonderful! I can't find words to describe it, really, other than it is REALLY GOOD. I will be getting a big bottle of this one, since I doubt it will make permanent (although I think I will be voting for it). This actually reminds me of Chocolate Incense without the chocolate. It also reminds me of an old BPAL, but I can't recall which one....don't worry, that's a good thing. I think it might be Tombeur that I am thinking of. Anyhoo, the vote is gonna be tough at this point, don't know if I can choose just 3!
Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:38 pm
Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:51 pm
Aging has only increased the beauty of this magnificent Posset. It's hard to believe it's been almost a year since it was introduced! I should have bought a full bottle at the time. I'll definitely get one come retour.