Got some of this in one of the Bonus packs when buying cleanser. Two Words: Instant. Migraine. (from just getting a whiff it, not even wearing it)
I really liked this conditioner. For quite awhile I was dying my hair a dark copper/auburn and this kept it looking fresh long after it had dulled out prior to using it. Now that I've gone to a color closer to my natural (mousey) brown but still with a slight hint of copper, I use this conditioner to warm the color up a bit. I think I paid somewhere around $18 for the tube which seemed like a lot at the time, but that was about a year and a half ago and I just finished it off last week. A little bit of this stuff goes a long way (though I only used it 1-2x/week at most), even in super-super thick hair like mine! It was well worth the cost!
I got two imps of this as freebies in the orders I received today, and all I have to say is that Beth is an absolute goddess for sending me this and Whitechapel. Even if everything else I had ordered turned to absolute crap on me, these two would've been worth it! I haven't had a chance to wear this for a long period of time yet, but I definitely will tomorrow! I couldn't put my finger on what it reminded me of until just now when reading other reviews in the BPAL forum. It's definitely got a strawberry bubbalicious vibe in the imp! Just after putting it on, It deepens into more of what I was hoping some of the wine (or wine and fruit) scents would do for me. Je l'aime beaucoup!
Since I'm named after one of the characters on the show of the same name, and I love fruit smells, I *had* to try this one, and it was part of my first order from the Lab. It definitely didn't disappoint me in the least. It does smell somewhat like Republic of Tea's Blackberry Sage teah, but to me the blackberry is a bit stronger and it's not as bitter as i find the tea to be. very deliscous!
In the vial: mostly herbal with a bit of mint sneaking in. Just after applying the mint goes away and it's mostly an herbal green smelling scent. It's not quite like anything I've tried yet, and I quite like it. After a few minutes, the mint creeps back in a little bit. It's rather faint, but I can smell it again a little for a few minutes. There is something floral coming out, and from the other reviews I assume that it's rose. This is the first scent that I've tried with rose in it, and it gives me hope for some of the others (Rose Red, be good to me, baby!) So far, it hasn't given me a headache, which a lot of florals tend to do, so things are looking good! Of the roughly 20 scents I've tried, this is probably the closest to smelling like a commercial perfume, but it's so much more lovely!
In the bottle: My first immediate thought was "Oh my goodness, this smells almost exactly like Jailbait." After looking at the description again, I'm flabbergasted as to how 'Spicy mulled wine flowing through the musky heat, warm leather and bright clash of armor, the damp branches of Cornish hawthorn, blackthorn, juniper, English elm and bayberry, and the magical tingle of dragon's blood resin.' becomes 'bubblegum', but I like it mucho. Maybe it's the wine and bayberry combination.. I dunno. Wearing: After a bit it was pretty much the same, but with the slightest hint of something more spicy than Jailbait... Later: Unfortunately, this doesn't last very long on me at all. I put it on before I left the house to go to the dentist (wearing bubblegum scent, fabulous!), and by the time I got Xrays taken and was waiting for the dentist--in total, about 45 minutes--it was almost unnoticeable. By the time I was leaving less than half an hour later, it was completely gone. Overall, i like it and the scent hardly changed on me, but i'd probably toss it in a locket to make it last longer.
When I first got an imp of this one, I smelled it and it was really nice... 'rich' is the best way i can describe it. I put a small dab on my wrist and it still smelled good for quite a while. A little bit later, however, I put some behind my ears and *something* happened. I went to see a movie just after this, and the entire time, something I could smell made me feel sick to my stomach. I'm not quite sure what it is, but now whenever I sniff the imp, that same thing jumps out and i feel queezy remembering how ill it made me feel. It was a sad, sad day.