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Judith

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:51 pm
by Boudicca
One of the sexiest passages in the Bible is the tale of how Judith, a beautiful young widow, dresses herself and walks down the plain to introduce herself of Holofernes, deadly enemy of her people, and she will later slay him by cutting off his head in two hacks. She must have been irresistible, and I am sure that one of her weapons was a perfume to make any strong man weak in the knees.

This is very resinous, earthy, sexy perfume. It relies heavily on the glories of the Middle East. Dark Haitian vetiver and cardamom form the basis for the rest of the structure, of course there is a good lot of "white" sandalwood to perk things up, lots of tears of frankincense smooths it out, and there is a very light waft of Madagascar vanilla which goes a long with a goodly portion of rosewood. This is a tour de force of Possets at its best with resinous ingredients, and I project that it will be a favorite in the Valentines Collection. Very. Sexy.

Re: Judith

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:51 am
by Minh Scent
Smelling this in the bottle, I am reminded of Arrival of Queen of Sheba with a strong vanilla vibe, but the similarly stops as soon as it is on the skin. I get a cloud of wood and resin, with the vanilla quickly stepping into the background. In the early stages, the rosewood stands out the most, but than is softened by sandalwood. The cardamon adds a spicy tinge. In about 20 minutes the notes all blend together beautifully and I am less able to pick out individual notes. A winner! (Please note this is fresh from the mail so I am expecting it will get better with age.)

Re: Judith

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:21 am
by Petticoats
This is glorious. My instant favorite out of my order. I just wish I could describe it! It's sweeter than I expected--which I like--and the cardamom gives it an almost gourmand spiciness. It's very classy, very handsome (but not masculine). Rich and somehow warming, perfect for the last chilly weeks of winter. I do hope Fabienne's prediction comes true and this makes the permanent collection. I feel like I could wear this every day and not tire of it.

Re: Judith

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:02 pm
by Petticoats
After a couple of days this has, if anything, become more gorgeous. Something that I think is the rosewood is emerging clearly, and the smoothness must be in part the vanilla--or maybe the sandalwood, or maybe the whole wonderful combination. It's glorious.

Re: Judith

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:50 pm
by Atropos
Petticoats wrote:After a couple of days this has, if anything, become more gorgeous. Something that I think is the rosewood is emerging clearly, and the smoothness must be in part the vanilla--or maybe the sandalwood, or maybe the whole wonderful combination. It's glorious.
I ordered this one in the decant circle. I can't wait to get it! Your reviews are driving me wild! :hug:

Re: Judith

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:09 am
by thesibylqueen
This might be a dumb question, but just how vanilla is the vanilla in this one? I'm really not a foodie fan, but am so very intrigued by the other elements (and am a huge Judith fangirl).

Re: Judith

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:49 pm
by Petticoats
thesibylqueen wrote:This might be a dumb question, but just how vanilla is the vanilla in this one? I'm really not a foodie fan, but am so very intrigued by the other elements (and am a huge Judith fangirl).
It is very subtle to me. If it hadn't been listed in the ingredients I doubt I would have thought it was in there.

Re: Judith

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:37 pm
by Minh Scent
Petticoats wrote:
thesibylqueen wrote:This might be a dumb question, but just how vanilla is the vanilla in this one? I'm really not a foodie fan, but am so very intrigued by the other elements (and am a huge Judith fangirl).
It is very subtle to me. If it hadn't been listed in the ingredients I doubt I would have thought it was in there.
I am having the same experience as Petticoats, Sibylqueen. When I smelled it in the bottle, I get strong vanilla, but it steps way in the background as soon as it hits my skin. Not foody (to me) at all.

Re: Judith

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:14 pm
by Atropos
Minh Scent wrote:
Petticoats wrote:
thesibylqueen wrote:This might be a dumb question, but just how vanilla is the vanilla in this one? I'm really not a foodie fan, but am so very intrigued by the other elements (and am a huge Judith fangirl).
It is very subtle to me. If it hadn't been listed in the ingredients I doubt I would have thought it was in there.
I am having the same experience as Petticoats, Sibylqueen. When I smelled it in the bottle, I get strong vanilla, but it steps way in the background as soon as it hits my skin. Not foody (to me) at all.

This is good to know, I'm not much for foody scents (they are my rare exception).

Re: Judith

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 4:50 pm
by warriortwo
Sandalwood amps like crazy on me, and this is no different. The vetiver (which to me, as a note, always reads as "nutty") lends that characteristic nut-like fragrance. I think the sandalwood is the main player here but the other ingredients make it sandalwood-plus.