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Lucretia

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:19 pm
by Boudicca
Famous as a poisoner, though it never was confirmed she actually did anyone in, this blonde daughter of the pope was many times married and often widowed under mysterious circumstances. Some say it was the doing of her amazingly narcissistic brother, Cesare, who was fabulously handsome, a genius at war, and who only thought his own sister was good enough for him.

Lucretia was smart enough to stand in for her father, when he needed it, and tough enough to take on the Curia and hold her ground.

An opening of bitter almond to remind you of cyanide, this slithers down in to deep very dark red fruity midsection which has much in common with a narcotic drought or the leis of port wine, the mixture is topped off with labdanum for character, and a wonderful strong and assertive musk in the background.

Note that almond is very strong when you first put it on but almost entirely disappears in about 5 minutes. That is the charm of it, it's the ultimate topnote and so fitting for Lucretia. There is a woodiness in the background.

Musky, resinous.

Re: Lucretia

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:28 pm
by celandine
Fabienne was not even kidding about the almond, y'all. This is almond like whoa in the bottle and wet on skin. As it dries I get that cherry/almond scent that almond has a tendency to morph into and sadly, it eventually turns to cherry cough syrup on me. Totally bummed because I normally love almond and cherry notes, but what can you do? I do get some of the bitter, dark, narcotic feel that is mentioned in the description, but alas for me, this also describes the cherry Triaminic I had to take as a kid. >.< Hope someone else has better luck with skin chemistry!

Re: Lucretia

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:21 am
by katiushka
I really, REALLY love the morphing aspect of this scent!! This perfume transitions from poisonous (bitter almonds) to dangerous (the cough-syrup aspect people were referring to), to alluring (fresh cherries) to innocent (a really light, almost ethereal cherry-tree scent). This discovery happened by accident, but I find it’s great to put on when I feel really angry or upset. (My ex transferred to my office, and seeing him every day is not bringing out the best in me :P ) Lucretia helps me calm down, recognizing the validity of my emotions by going through these same stages, but also reminding me that “in the end, it’s only a passing thing – this shadow”. Great stuff, this!