Augusta, Sister of Lord Byron (100% Natural)

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Augusta, Sister of Lord Byron (100% Natural)

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Lord Byron's passion for his own sister was a very badly kept secret among the aristocrats. He pursued her at every turn, and though notoriously fickle to the women in his life, he returned over and over to her, and she let him. Augusta was actually a pretty even tempered if not dull woman. She had not met Byron until they were both quite grown up, she was his half sister. She wrote to him in a lot of sympathy regarding his fights with his mother, which impressed him, and never took his foul moods seriously as most of his other women had.

Augusta married a man who was a notorious sporty rake named Leigh. Of course this union was a complete disaster, and of course it was very fruitful indeed (kiss and make up). Augusta had 7 children in all BUT one of them is very seriously thought of as the child of Byron and her name was Medora.

In the movie, Gothic, Byron is portrayed as being hopelessly in love with Augusta even after her death, he has lovers wear a mask of her face as he has his way with them. Was this true, I do doubt it, but it is a fascinating tidbit.

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This is definitely on the woody and spicy side--the jasmine doesn't stand out to me, though if I sniff deeply, I do get a sense of it. It's mostly just smoothing out the rest of the scent, I think, making it a bit deeper and sweeter. Mostly, I think the pink pepper is the dominant scent--the scent overall is freshly spicy, not in the sense of cloves or cinnamon, fresher than that, and reminds me of opening the spice cabinet and taking a deep sniff, something I used to love to do as a kid--not any one sense in particular, but the overall mix of herbal spiciness. It does have a dry quality, but it's not overwhelming in that way. It's an unusual scent for sure, but very nice!
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Interesting review! Thanks for providing such a concise description of Augusta, it really seems to fit her 'personality' (like, she's even-tempered and seems to be like a girl-next-door for her time period--but there's definitely something about her). I seriously want to wear Fabienne's clove and spice notes, but the jasmine sambac scares me because it often smells like 'cat pee' to my nose! Still, it's great to hear that it's a good perfume!
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