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Salome

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:52 pm
by Boudicca
"Bring me the head of the Baptist!" One of the most famous lines in history. When beautiful young Salome danced the scandalous "dance of the 7 veils" (at the end of which we presume she was entirely naked and in some lewd posture. Her uncle, Herod the king, was so amused that he said he would give her anything she wished. Instead of asking for a heap of gold, or her own palace and chariot, she unwisely chose to ask for the head of John the Baptist on a silver plate.

Uncle Herod was said to be taken aback by his little niece's bloodthirsty request but a deal is a deal and the head of the luckless prophet was delivered as she wished. She is said to have kissed his lifeless lips over and over, which fuels the story that she was so savage about it because John, ever the acetic, had rebuffed her advances.

In order to own the head of your enemy by beguilement, you have to smell terrific. Salome did. This is all done with musks and resins: Black and African, myrrh, frankincense, cedar, ivory musk, green coffee pulp extract, and a very light light misting of black Mexican vanilla.

Resinous, musky, spicy, sexy as all get out.

Re: Salome

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2016 2:21 pm
by Minh Scent
In the bottle, I get the Posset vanilla I so love. I put it on without looking at the notes and the first wiff is an unpleasant scent which I do not recognize. What is that oddness? Not quite bitter, not quite foody. Very quickly it dissipates and the scents settles into an exotic, lush resin and beautiful wood...cedar. Some musk, but enlaced with the resiny essence. The vanilla is definitely a background player. There is something else in this blend I can't recognize, but it is a beautiful, enticing note and cannot take my nose away. I want to slather, and when I do, I get the odd first note again, which promptly exits. I love this rich, sexy blend. Looking at the notes, I wonder if the oddness is the green coffee pulp??? Bravo, Fabienne! (Smelled right out of the box, so this will richen.)

Re: Salome

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:33 am
by Atropos
Minh Scent wrote:In the bottle, I get the Posset vanilla I so love. I put it on without looking at the notes and the first wiff is an unpleasant scent which I do not recognize. What is that oddness? Not quite bitter, not quite foody. Very quickly it dissipates and the scents settles into an exotic, lush resin and beautiful wood...cedar. Some musk, but enlaced with the resiny essence. The vanilla is definitely a background player. There is something else in this blend I can't recognize, but it is a beautiful, enticing note and cannot take my nose away. I want to slather, and when I do, I get the odd first note again, which promptly exits. I love this rich, sexy blend. Looking at the notes, I wonder if the oddness is the green coffee pulp??? Bravo, Fabienne! (Smelled right out of the box, so this will richen.)

I can't wait to try this one, especially after your review minh! I had this one on my top of the "yes" list.

Re: Salome

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:18 pm
by Petticoats
I'm having a more difficult time getting a fix on Salome than some of the others from my order. I get some similarity to Dies Irae when I sniff up close. When I just let the sillage waft to me it's quite, quite lovely in a way that's difficult to describe. It will be fun to see how this develops with a little more settling time (and when my nose gets a little more attuned to it).

Re: Salome

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:48 pm
by Atropos
Petticoats wrote:I'm having a more difficult time getting a fix on Salome than some of the others from my order. I get some similarity to Dies Irae when I sniff up close. When I just let the sillage waft to me it's quite, quite lovely in a way that's difficult to describe. It will be fun to see how this develops with a little more settling time (and when my nose gets a little more attuned to it).

LOL, you and I have picked the same scents so far Petticoats! I look forward to reviews once these have settled and ages a bit!

Re: Salome

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:58 am
by hill78
I have worn this one a lot since it arrived. It has the most wonderful silage. I have gotten so many compliments on this one, and one of my coworkers has already said she plans to order herself a bottle. This is a very complex and beautifully blended scent. Myrrh is the first player on my skin, almost chocolatey but not in an overt or sweet sense. Overall, not a very sweet scent at all on me, considering the notes. This is a rich oriental style scent on my skin. It reminds me of BPAL Snake Oil (after aging has softened the edges), or old-school CK Obsession.

Re: Salome

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:10 am
by thesibylqueen
What does silage mean? I googled and it seems to mean grass or animal feed? Does this mean a grassy or farm-y kind of note? (I mean that in the best way!)

Re: Salome

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:47 am
by gypsyjolie
thesibylqueen wrote:What does silage mean? I googled and it seems to mean grass or animal feed? Does this mean a grassy or farm-y kind of note? (I mean that in the best way!)
Not silage (chopped up corn and cornstalks and fermented as animal feed) but sillage, which means the cloud of smell that the perfume creates... or "throw".

Re: Salome

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:11 pm
by fabienne
Actually, I should do a "silage" perfume with corn stalks, grassy scent etc. Be great for April Fool's day. Actually, I bet I could do one which was very nice. :rofl:

Re: Salome

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:51 pm
by Atropos
fabienne wrote:Actually, I should do a "silage" perfume with corn stalks, grassy scent etc. Be great for April Fool's day. Actually, I bet I could do one which was very nice. :rofl:

I would buy it! I love grassy scents! And that would be awesome for April Fools! :rofl: