Holly says this scent is like going camping in a vanilla forest, and so we went with that. Imagine, if you will: your campfire sends up thick vanilla smoke as night falls upon your little party deep in the woods. The fire heats a chunk of old tree sap-- young amber in the making-- until it adds its golden essence to the sweet aroma. The night air from the ancient vanilla forest smells of rich earth and herbal secrets under fragrant fallen logs. In the morning, you will hunt black vanilla truffles.
Young amber, smoky vanilla, earthy patchouli and a hint of vetiver-green shadows in the underbrush.
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Posted by romarin via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by romarin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:48 pm
My husband bought it for himself in the hopes it would give us the vanilla chipotle effect we''ve been looking for. Nope. Just sits muttering vanillin on him. However, on me, most of the month, it goes on vanilla and cement then sweetens to a slightly smoky but real vanilla (more Madagascar than Mexican), with a bit of wood fire smoke and a hint of berry and pepper to liven it up. Subtle, pleasant but exciting. A great Doing Things Now scent. Unfortunately, the other part of the month, it just shouts patchouli patchouli patchouli until you can smell me six feet away, outdoors, next to the compost bin AFTER I've tried three times to scrub it off.
A keeper, and a contender for favorite, if I can remember not to wear it on the wrong days. I'm thinking of adding a really bright warning label.
Posted by seaflower via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by seaflower » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:34 pm
I am absolutely a patchouli person but even I was expecting to be overwhelmed here with all those powerful earth smells. Butttt ohhh myyy goodnesss, I'm so glad I was wrong. Smelling it right out of the bottle, it's dark and sharp. Like smelling really fresh earth and piles of crunchy leaves, it was all forest and just a hint of vanilla. On my skin however, all the delicious vanilla notes came through leaving only a teeny linger earthiness. For me, it smells more and more like vanilla as the day goes on. I'm in love, this was not the scent I expected to be my daily favorite. <3
Posted by maggilu42 via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by maggilu42 » Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:04 pm
I am NOT a patchouli person. Usually I can't stand it. When blended with vanilla, however, it becomes a completely different animal. A sexy, wild, adventurous animal. No sticky sweet vanillas here, just pure vanilla beans, and earthy, smoky, sexy goodness. I imagine scantily clad women dancing around a fire for some reason...
Posted by Rayn via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by Rayn » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:06 pm
I am a vanilla devotee and certainly couldn't resist a scent with a description like this. Most vanilla scents are quiet or homey; this scent is neither. This scent is going to have an adventure, and if you wear it, so are you (I think that's the patchouli, which I don't usually wear but which is a fantastic counterpoint to the vanilla here). It's smoky and feminine and powerful, and I am not yet bold enough to wear it on a regular basis, but my inner pirate queen loves it.
Posted by Trinity via Ajevie on 25th Jun 2012
by Trinity » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:22 pm
If you love patchouli, this is definitely a scent for you. It's earthy and musty yet it's made warm with the vanilla. Smelling it from the bottle, the vanilla is the predominant scent but on my skin, the patchouli takes the lead. The vetiver and vanilla stick around for quite awhile after initial application. I'd wear it again but I don't think I'd buy a big bottle.
Posted by Unknown on 20th Apr 2012
A smoky blend of patchoulli and vanilla. If you're a fan of those, you will love this, though I wouldn't recommend it to someone who wasn't. It's not a sweet smell, though there's an underlying sweetness that balances the smell out. Overall a wonderful, mature, adventurous smell.
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