gypsyjolie wrote:I don't think you anosomic, I think maybe you just don't like sandalwood... becuase there is an element of pencil shaving in sandalwood, but I like it. Similarly: people who rave about the nuance of light lovely floral perfumes, when all I get is OMG STINKY HEADACHE INDUCING FLOWERS TAKING OVER THE ROOM. Lavender and carnation are pretty much the only floral scents I can stand.
good thing we have so many perfumes to choose from!
I wouldn't say I dislike sandalwood. I'm very fond of Arc of Venus, for example, and Solstice's Sandalwood Vanilla is one of my top favorites. I simply didn't get much fragrance from my Field of Reeds froppet before, and what I did get reminded me of pencil shavings.
I tried my froppet again tonight, and maybe it had finally had enough time to sit and everything finally aligned, because I actually get a great deal of fragrance from it now. It has grown rather peppery and very woody; this is actually similar to my experience with Silver Sandalwood, which seemed like a very gentle sandalwood at first but seems to be growing more dominant the longer I have the bottle.
I'm not seeing the similarity to Guerlain's Spiritueuse Double Vanilla that was mentioned upthread, but I may try layering them.