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Perpetual Motion Heart

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Possets description: I have mourned having to discontinue Perpetual Motion Machine. It was such a particular blend which made vanilla be a mature and complex element rather than the simple foody part it plays so often. So I set about to create the next generation of Perpetual Motion Machine, and I have!

The driest vanilla ever with a distinct brass note! The perfume has an exceptionally woody background thanks to an infusion of luan wood extract, a small amount of copra (dried coconut), dry vanilla liquor, a white agar note, and hellebore (also known as Lenten Rose). A delightful and unexpected side of vanilla to admire, and a proper daughter of Perpetual Motion Machine.
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In the poppet it definitely shares the opening note with Silver Vanilla. Once on the skin the note is gone and then the brass note comes out to be the most dominant, now what does the brass note smell like you may ask,well it smells like freshly polished brass or copper. Its a little tart with a foamy essence that definitely has a silver like vibe, but its more silver light,with a hint of bitter so nowhere as sweet as silver. In fact this smells like I hoped Silver Vanilla would,that was all angel food cake batter, this gets the fuzzy, sweet, tart, metal tang minus the snort of pixie stick. It hangs out in the metal, what I call fresh polished metal, phase for about 1/2 hr, the first day I had the poppet it was only 15 mins, but now on the 3rd it seems to have extended to 45 so I am averaging. This isn't the phase I love, in fact my initial impression was baby spit up, but I soldiered and it was worth it. It dries down to the most delicious rich, dry, smooth, vanilla wood I have tried. I went to college in Savannah, GA on River St there is a confection shop that makes the most amazing pecan pralines in the world. They are truly the perfect balance of sweet, buttery, salted, rich, gooey, smooth and earthiness from the pecan in the world. In fact, I never found a single person who didn't find them orgasmic, even if they didn't like sweets or nuts or whatever, these were converters. The perfume is nothing like scent of the pralines but the final dry down of this scent does for the nose what those pralines did for the mouth. After my initial oh crap another baby vomit reaction, then in 15 I got this whiff of a beautiful rich, earthy, complex, vanilla scent. It's not a foody scent, vanilla isn't really something I seek out too much as often it's instant saccharine migraine inducing for me. If I put my hand directly to my nose I still will get the metal polish a bit, but mostly it's just a brilliant apotheosis of vanilla with a heart of darkness. If definitely feels like a crazy trip down a muddy river into the ether of the dark continent looking for a mad man. This is obviously a fairly fresh review so it may go down a divergent tributary in the days to come, but for now, if you love vanilla you would rather scoop out your own eyes then miss this. Yes,WWFV, I am talking to you. If you didn't get a decant pm me.
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Re: Perpetual Motion Heart

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Wore this one for a full day today so I'll try giving the best overall review that I can.
Firstly, I don't have the original to compare it to which makes me a bit sad as I'm curious, but never mind.

When buying this I was kind of hoping that it's be a sweeter version of BPALs Arana (Which is "Vanilla-infused agarwood, oak bark, and Laotian benzoin.") and in the bottle it did smell very vanillic. Even my friend who sniffed the bottle said it smells more like something to eat then something to put on which is a reaction I like.

When I put it on this morning I was surprised to smell what I think of as myrrh, slightly cola-like but without the fizz and much sharper then expected. This stage stayed on for quite a while and when sniffing my wrists now (about 8 hours later) I can still smell it on me. The sharpness (which I think may be the agar) is still there but so is more of the vanilla.

In short, this is slightly too sharp for me at the moment but I'm hoping more vanilla and sweetness will come out of it with age and then it will be really lovely
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This is a weird one. The first time I tried it, it was mostly vanilla in the vial, but on my wrists it quickly dried down to a sort of spicy camphor, similar to the top note of Lily Barth & Lawrence Sheldon from the Couples collection last year. I wonder if that's how my skin or nose treat the brass accord.
Second try, I didn't rub my wrists together quite so vigorously, and the vanilla sticks around a bit more. I like the vanilla very much - as promised, it's not too sweet or buttery, and it reminds me a little of the vanilla in Cupid & Psyche (but not as strongly bubblegum). Still, behind the vanilla there's something hot and brisk and dry. I don't know if it's the metal or the agar (oude normally doesn't do this), or something else about the scent - it's not unpleasant, in a spiced-camphor sort of way, but it is rather disconcertingly unexpected. Still, if this phenomena isn't entirely a quirk of my chemistry, it might make this worth trying for some people whose chemistry makes most Possets vanillas go too sweet.
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