Best nebula ever? Best nebula ever.
M 2-9 has a few different nicknames: Twinjet. Wings of the Butterfly. Siamese Squid. It shouldn't be a surprise which one we like best. ;) The star at the center of this nebula is throwing its last party and blowing out vast plumes of material, probably from its poles, to create this gorgeous twin-lobed shape reminiscent of two enormous and elegant space squid companionably bumping noggins.
Or scent for it is gentle and airy with a bit of a conflagration going on in the middle. Golden amber, sandalwood, pale cedar, and celery seed over neroli, spikenard, and a squish of tangerine.
Posted by GenkiFox on 22nd Mar 2013
Besides the awesome name, what lured me in was the promise of sandalwood, cedar, and amber. Sadly that's not what I got.
In the bottle it smelled strongly of flowers and honey with perhaps a touch of woodsy promise.
On my skin it was mostly neroli, with just the heavy honey part of the amber coming through, which was far too sweet and pungent for my liking. I usually love amber but combined with the floral notes my body chemistry made it go horribly wrong.
Ah well, that's why I get squees.