i've tried a few scents over the past couple of days, so here are my comments on those:
la bella donna mia mente
Soft, lush myrtle and dry, sweet melilot with wild rose, pomegranate juice and peach blossom against a background of deep aquatic notes and a twirl of melancholy autumn breezes.
in the bottle, this has a sort of traditional perfumey smell--flowery and fruity. i definitely can smell the peach, which is nice.
on my skin, it gets a little sweeter, but it dries to a strong floral scent. where did the fruits go?
an hour later, it's all roses.
several hours later, i finally washed it off. ugh. i was really disappointed that this didn't work for me.
A twisted teatime tart: apricot and sweet clove
in the bottle, this smells sweet and fruity--i'm actually smelling orangey things, i think, maybe something a little more tropical.
wet on skin--it's even more orangey, almost an orange rind smell, but there's a nice hint of sugar.
dry--it comes close to smelling like a cleaning product but doesn't, thanks to the clove.
a few hours later--peachy and nice! i love this one!
follow me boy
A houdoun recipe dating back almost 150 years. This blend is favored by prostitutes, exotic dancers and others in the sex industry for its power to attract, seduce, and enthrall. Ensures financial gain and increased profits.
i think i thought this was supposed to smell honeyish and pretty, but in the bottle it smells like a hippie store--i don't think it's patchouli, so maybe jasmine?
wet on skin--ugh, baby powder.
dry--still baby powder.
hours later--nothing but baby powder. not for me, oh well.
A gentlemen's blend, possessed of dignity, charm and refinement, but in truth masking a corrupted, hideous, soulless core. White musk, lime, lilac and citron.
although this is supposed to be a masculine scent, i liked the description--in the bottle i can definitely smell the white musk (i vaguely recall buying a white musk perfume in spain when i was 16, and it smells a little like that).
wet on skin--oooh, citrusy! i can definitely smell the lime. it's just sharp enough not to smell like furniture polish or something.
dry--lime and musk together works pretty well.
a few hours later--it's mellowed a little, but is still very pleasant. i don't think i'd buy a bottle of this, but i'm definitely keeping the imp.