The Exile (amurderofcrows) wrote in bitches_of_bpal,
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Reviews!

De Sade, Lady MacBeth, and Jack behind the cut.


De Sade

Category: Sin and Salvation

Description: The essence of pleasure heightened by pain: the raw scent of leather.

In The Vial / On Wet / On Dry: This is the most constant single note ever. It is leather. The thick, black leather of biker shops and sexual accoutrement. I bought an imp of it for one reason and one reason only. The scent of leather turns me on in a big way. ... ... so I've worn this once and spent most of the day uhm-- in my happy place, which was actually not very happy, because I couldn't go to my happy place. It's true, lovely leather and I want to rub my boy down with it and shag him blind. So yes, it is true to it's scent and the purpose of pleasure edged with pain.

Won't be buying a big bottle until I'm getting down with my boy. End of story. (Though I suppose you guys know what to buy me for a wedding present now.)


Jack

Category: Bewitching Brews

Description: The scent of warm, glowing jack o’lanterns on a warm autumn night: true Halloween pumpkin, spiced with nutmeg, glowing peach and murky clove.

In The Vial: Spicy. Cloves and nutmeg in a big way. A hint of pumpkin.

On Wet: The spices come out thicker here, with the pumpkin taking on a robust body. I can see where people have compared it to that 'pumpkin pie' candle scent but it never goes that 'fake' on me, but it comes dangerously close. The peaches never really appear -- not as an identifiable note, anyway.

On Dry: This evens out to smelling like warm autumn evenings -- spiced food, thick and heavy and warm and indulgent. This is absolutely going on the buy list and becoming my autumn scent for Sept-Oct, taking over the summer 'daily wear' from Jezebel (which is summery-spice with orange blossoms).



Lady MacBeth

Category: Illyria

Description: The essence of ambition, covetousness and manipulation: sweet Bordeaux wine, blood red currant, thyme and wild berries.

In The Vial: Juicy fruits! Mmm, there's something in there that is going to EXPLODE in your mouth when you bite down. Currant, I think.

On Wet: Spilled wine and berries. Take the Ameretto from Bordello, change the wine, and add berries -- and you have Lady MacBeth. Juicy and fruity in a way that Bordello just isn't.

On Dry: The wine note fades into a background booziness (which still remains constant), but is there all the same. The currants definitely own this scent, bolstered by the berries. i never really get the thyme at all, which is fine by me.


Man, I'm not sure about buying Bordello or Lady MacBeth first. They're both such good scents, but very similar bases...
Tags: !bewitching brews, !illyria, !reviews, !sin & salvation, de sade, jack, lady macbeth
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