Yes, it's almost like Angel dupe in the deep chocolate fruity scent, but lighter and rather nice. The real Angel smells TERRIBLE on me, sweet, cloying, sweaty. This lasts several hours. Not bad at all for a cheap drugstore spray. There's even a touch of coconut in the mix, making it more gourmand. Fun, easy and smells nice. That's good math for, what, $4?
I rather love vanilla, but I so didn't get that here. I got sandalwood, but almost buried in citrus and powder. Not bad, but really nothing special, and as I'm not a huge sandalwood fan, this goes into it's own little sample isolation baggie and into the next outbound swap.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Royal Apothic-Extract of Iris
tessture 11/18/2012 3:25:00 PM
On me, this is powdery iris and metallic orange juice. It's actually quite pretty despite how that sounds, but there's a touch too much powder for me, venturing too close to 'talcum' territory. Worth a try for powdery iris lovers, though. The citrus edge makes it different and keeps it bright.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Possets-Tissane of the Witch
tessture 11/18/2012 3:23:00 PM
Listed notes: A variety of teas from the darkest black to quite white with pastries, cream, herbs, sugar, and butter What I get: Definitely tea and milk, very much like BPALs White Rabbit. Ends with a butter/gourmand sweet milk note that I don't like as much. Okay, but my husband will hate the milk note and it's very linear as far as tea with milk goes. A nice idea but not one that works for me as a perfume. Well done, though
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Possets - Gypsy Grave
tessture 11/18/2012 3:21:00 PM
Listed notes: Flowers, clove cigarettes, vetiver, incense note, paper (tarot cards), dark musk. On my skin: Goes on 100% peanut butter which I sometimes get from cedar oil, but dries down to minty forest floor herbal. I can smell the clove cigarette note, and yes, paper, if I know to look for it. Interesting and really kind of cool. Definite clove cigarette scent, but not nastily ashy or obtrusive. Ultimate dry down has more sweet floral notes in. Final dry down is a bit cigarette ashy and not nearly as nice as the onset, but it's a great ride and rather a lovely fragrance story that matches her concept exactly.
Listed notes: Cashmeran and a blend of musks. My new love. Pale, clear musk without being white musk and a touch of smooth cool wood like Worth'sCourtesan without the foody notes. This is lovely. A musk that is light but marked, cool and warm at the same time and simply elegant. Is there a way to say would you buy this again YES YES YES?
I don't agree with the previous reviewr that this is a perfect blend of vanilla and musk. I adore vanilla musks but this sent me running to the sink to scrub. Horrible cloying stuff. Perfume-y vanilla with musk and coconut, almost like a shampoo or sunscreen. It's really powerful and doesn't scrub well. It got right up my nose and wouldn't go away. Sad because other Posset blends have worked marvelously on me.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Possets-The Gingerbread Whorehouse
tessture 11/18/2012 3:15:00 PM
I don't get Cajun spices as advertised, but it's lovely. Gingerbread without being bready or foody, just gentle ginger and molasses with a suggestion of other notes that are unidentifiable but lay like a soft solid base that adds without detracting. Extremely faint, though, with almost no sillage. Still can see why it's loved: It's delicious.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Ocean Pacific OP Juice for Men
tessture 11/18/2012 3:13:00 PM
Listed notes: Hawaiian fruits, bergamot, berries, orange, cucumber and cardamon; mint, green fig leaf, laurel and wax flower; woods and musk On me (and I'm a woman) it goes on like hairspray and green water, with a celery note, then dries to licorice, oranges and possibly myrrh. Kinda fun, actually, and really a refreshing, unisex blend. Definitely worth trying if you can get past that celery note. It smells exactly like celery before it passes along into fresh green fun. I bought this dirt cheap at a fragrance boutique.
I didn't get Ambre Narguile, Christmas or Fall in this. It's not bad, but it isn't a perfume on my skin. More like a candle scent. The frankincense smells like the standard cola-type oil you get at the headshops and beauty supply place, plus waxy notes. I get no sign of the other notes, either, just a waxy, cola frankincense. Disappointing for Neil Morris, who can do such amazing things.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Nasomatto China White
tessture 11/18/2012 3:08:00 PM
Wow, I didn't get the nice experience from this that other reviewers did. I got sharp alcohol, sticky musk and a chalky dust note. It didn't even smell much like cocaine according to a friend who would know. Smelled like synthetic vanilla musk on this friend, like a really expensive version of a BBW vanilla musk. On me, it's not even perfume. Just an awful failure, especially because it smells like it cost money in the early stages, then smells cheap and nasty later. Fail.
Listed notes: Citruses, cardamom, coriander, caraway, elemi and incense; sandalwood, virginia cedar and papyrus; french labdanum and birch. On me: Argh. Sweat, sharp wood, powdery wood incense notes. I had to scrub this. It's sharp, powerful and mostly cumin on my skin. If cumin works with your chemistry, this might be amazing and I recommend a sample. If cumin treats you like it does me (smells like I overdosed on Indian food then worked out for ten hours) then skip it.
Fragrances -Unlisted Brand - Madini Mokhalate Malaki
tessture 11/18/2012 3:00:00 PM
A classic import shop oil. Saffron and oud keep it dark and dry, sharply chypre. Rose lightens it just a touch. Smells like Majmua to me, another classic arabian perfume. Definitely drying to clear import saffron-rose, with those dry woody notes and the oily, almost fruity rose behind. Strong and absolutely WILL NOT scrub off. Deodorant doesn't help either. Unbelievable tenacity. Really nice but wow, be careful and don't get this on your clothes until you're sure you like it.
Animal musk for sure. I'm glad the previous reviewer confirmed that it smells real: It sure did to me. Fecal notes, deep chocolate, dry hay, almost minty/fruity notes. Mostly though, it smells like barn-yard musk. There's a top of lovely incense oil but the underside is the stable of recycled hay and animal sweat. Not offensive, strangely, but definitely not something I wish to smell like. On my sister, it started out like peanut butter and plum perfume. It had to be rubbed to disperse oil slick, then is smelled like, in her words "slightly minty elephant poop". This is what I thought Muscs Kublai Khan would smell like, frankly. And again, it's not offensive, but it sure isn't what I think of when I think of an attractive, sexy musk. Maybe it is what animals think of when they think of attractive and sexy musk.
Dark, sweet heavy almost vanilla myrrh. Very nice, perfect for colder months and a great blender with pure soliflores. Lovely.