Scent: Hollywood Babylon
Description: The essence of innocence shattered: glittering Egyptian amber and heliotrope, infused with the sweetness of strawberry and vanilla - dragged into debauch by lusty red musk and a dribble of black cherry.
Thoughts: Sweet and nice. I like it. There is a warmth (probably the musk) to it that helps tone down the sweet. It would probably make a good character scent.
Description: Sweet pea with stargazer lily, calla lily, heliotrope, honeysuckle, white musk and a touch of fresh pear.
Thoughts: Very perfume-like on me with a sharp something I really don't like at all. I'm guessing that's the lily. I'm very surprised at how much I don't like this scent. On the good side, it isn't giving me a headache.
Scent: Lady of Shallot
Description: The scent of calm waters just before a raging storm, limned with achingly-beautiful blooms, an icy scent, but somehow warm, and mirror-bright: bold gardenia, crystalline musk, muguet, water blossoms, clear, slightly tart aquatic notes and a crush of white ginger.
Thoughts: Nice. Pretty. Sweet. Boring. It goes to powder in about 2 hours.
Description: An attendant of the Goddess Venus. She presides over nocturnal pleasure, nighttime festivities, and all the joy and delight that can be found in the darkness. In later ages, it became the name of the all-night festival that closed the Eleusinian Mysteries. Night-blooming jasmine, moonflower, cardamom, sandalwood, black currant, ylang ylang, frankincense and lily.
Thoughts: This was a freebie imp. You know, you would think that I would know better if it makes me wince smelling it the bottle. But, I thought, maybe it would smell better on me. No. This is a scent that smells too sharp and yucky on me. I'm convinced it's the lily.