The sun is a mass of incandescent gas and sometimes, just sometimes, it sends a big ol' glob of those fun times hurtling out into space propelled by solar wind.
When these coronal mass ejections are pointed Earthward, they do neat junk like freaking out radios, the entire power grid of Quebec, and the Earth's magnetic field in general. The Carrington Event, a super-major CME in 1859, was especially exciting, causing aurorae borealis as far south as Rome. Certain telegraph operators at the time--possibly crazed on patent medicines--also claimed that they could operate their telegraphs without an external power source due to the current running through the lines. A coronal mass ejection of this majesty happens, on average, every 500 years or so. Ready?
Notes: Pink grapefruit, Tunguska pine, two ambers and the distilled fear of everyone working in telecommunications...by which we mean tolu balsam.
Posted by Sus on 10th Sep 2015
It has an orange-y freshness, accompanied by a sweet, warm kind of aroma. Cozy and snuggly like the rays of our friendly neighbourhood local star.
Does not interfere with electronics as far as I know.
Posted by TK on 21st Sep 2014
Five Random Squees!
I don't know what it is about anything with a citrus component, but either I don't smell the citrus at all, or it disappears quickly. This squee immediately made me think of Love's Baby Soft: sweet and baby-powderish, with NO citrus tang I could detect. Not bad if you were a fan of the original Love's collection, but not my bag.
Posted by Basil-kun on 15th Aug 2014
Rosy amber with a subtle, sharp sort of spice. Over time when it's worn, grapefruit peel comes out, which is nice but kind of weak. I like this, but I'm not sure I love it enough for getting a full bottle.
Posted by Rebecca on 6th Nov 2013
I have to admit, from the description I was expecting something a bit more overpowering--or at least my skin to sizzle as I put it on! But this is actually a nice, sweet scent, very grapefruity and tangy while wet, then subsides into a nice sugared-orange smell on me when dry. One of my new favorites, and definitely something to wear when you just want a comforting scent that makes you happy.
Posted by Katie on 21st Aug 2013
I have no nose for things like perfume. When I picked the squees I bought, I sort of picked things that I thought sounded nice or had names that made me giggle. I originally read the name of this one as Coronal Mass Erection and was a little saddened when I finally read it correctiony as Ejection. I still bought it.
In my laymen's ability to describe this smell, I'd say it's almost like light-citrusy-Bounty sheets, or something like that, but Amazing in a way that Bounty sheets definitely aren't. Super amazing. On me, the citrus doesn't come out as much.
Posted by 'Nola on 17th Sep 2012
When you first put it on, you get this great happy burst of grapefruit, which I love! The grapefruit settles into the pine for a nice bright scent, with the musky undertones of the ambers and balsam coming through, and I'm whiling away summer hours as a kid. The brightness fades to a faint sweetness like the warmth left on the sidewalk after the sun goes down. My only regret is that it's over too soon.
Posted by Seismogenic on 7th Sep 2012
I guess my skin chemistry is in the camp of the terrified telecommunications workers, because when I first put this on, it is pretty nasty. My skin does not want to have anything to do with it, and the result is something that smells like a combination of Sweet Tarts and Play-Doh. Oh no!
But then, eventually, my skin realizes that all the electrical signals have not been fried, and that we might get some nice aurora out of this whole thing, so it decides to cooperate with the scent after all. Starting at about an hour into wearing, this settles into a very nice ambery-balsamy-woodsy scent that is warm and golden and entirely agreeable.
The three star rating is an average. The icky initial stage is definitely two stars, but the later stage is definitely four. I'm still trying to gauge whether the later stages of wear are worth the beginning for me, though.
Posted by Unknown on 19th May 2012
This is very grapefruity and wonderful. However, it tends to be gone after a couple of hours, and I always miss it when it leaves.
Posted by Blith on 16th May 2012
This comes off clean and citrusy on me, but still soft and lovely. It's tamer than its name, more like gold morning sunshine than blazing balls of death.