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The Funeral Dirge (Chopin)

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:34 pm
by Boudicca
Everyone knows this simple but evocative tune, it could not be anything else but the classic played over the dead. Dried leaves, brown musk, molasses liquor, dandelion, tomato leaf, and violet leaf. This is a dignified and poignant blend, yes it is haunting and alluring at the same time.

Re: The Funeral Dirge (Chopin)

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:42 pm
by funkmoppet2
Sharp greenery and musk from the bottle, with musks and a slight earthy sweetness from the molasses as it dries. This one has a chypre vibe to it without going full chypre. It's seamlessly blended, and I can't detect the tomato or violet leaf individually, but rather suspect that they're adding to the wonderful earthy base. It's so very musky on the dry down without losing the fresh green stems of the dandelion. This is gorgeous.

Re: The Funeral Dirge (Chopin)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:53 am
by Angewl
I completely agree that this has a chypre vibe to it. It's hard to describe, but it does smell green to me. Green, musky, and lightly sweet. This scent is so delectably autumnal. It's my favorite out of the decants I got, when I thought that Pavane would have won me over. This needs to be permanent.

Re: The Funeral Dirge (Chopin)

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:16 pm
by Atropos
Angewl wrote:I completely agree that this has a chypre vibe to it. It's hard to describe, but it does smell green to me. Green, musky, and lightly sweet. This scent is so delectably autumnal. It's my favorite out of the decants I got, when I thought that Pavane would have won me over. This needs to be permanent.
You and hill are making it even more difficult for me to narrow down my list. This one sounds wonderful, and I do love tomato leaf as a note.

Re: The Funeral Dirge (Chopin)

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:28 pm
by Angewl
Atropos wrote:
Angewl wrote:I completely agree that this has a chypre vibe to it. It's hard to describe, but it does smell green to me. Green, musky, and lightly sweet. This scent is so delectably autumnal. It's my favorite out of the decants I got, when I thought that Pavane would have won me over. This needs to be permanent.
You and hill are making it even more difficult for me to narrow down my list. This one sounds wonderful, and I do love tomato leaf as a note.
Well I can definitely smell the tomato leaf. <3 It's lovely.

Re: The Funeral Dirge (Chopin)

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:12 pm
by Maya
Angewl wrote:Well I can definitely smell the tomato leaf. <3 It's lovely.
Yes, and I LOVE how it plays out down the line too. At first I thought it was getting lost, but when I compared it to Dies Irae I realized how much it hangs on and plays such a strong role. It really is lovely.

Re: The Funeral Dirge (Chopin)

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:05 am
by Petticoats
I'm enjoying this a lot. I was worried that it might veer too green and sharp for me, but it's just right (quoth Goldilocks). This is a wonderful fall fragrance, brisk and delightfully reminiscent of some of my favorite chypre possets. It's too cheerful to be a dirge! :pumpha:

Re: The Funeral Dirge (Chopin)

Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:23 pm
by Atropos
Petticoats wrote:I'm enjoying this a lot. I was worried that it might veer too green and sharp for me, but it's just right (quoth Goldilocks). This is a wonderful fall fragrance, brisk and delightfully reminiscent of some of my favorite chypre possets. It's too cheerful to be a dirge! :pumpha:
This is another one I'm sorry I didn't get to try. :sad: