May. 29th, 2012

Miskatonic University: Love it, love it, love it! It smells very powerfully of Irish coffee in the bottle as well as on my skin the first hour; I personally love the smell, but it's boozy enough I'd likely have to refrain from using it first thing in the morning to avoid suspicions that I hadn't left the pub until 5AM. *eyebrow waggle* I don't get the oakwood or dusty tome elements, but the Irish coffee does mellow out and again, it's something I utterly adore. Best of all, this scent sticks to me: fourteen hours after first putting it on, my wrists still smelled lovely, but the Irish coffee had turned into a very pretty cream-and-brown-sugar, bordering on vanilla-like. Gorgeous.

The Forest Reverie: Interesting scent in the imp. The opium smoke and grape vine is strongest, pleasant but heady; definitely makes me think of shadowy, smoky parlors. (In fact, it gives me this great imagery of the Imp's Head Tavern on a night when its bursting at the seams with guests, but everyone's pretty quiet and mellow and content with keeping to themselves.) On my skin though... Ugh. Burning vineyard - acrid, overwhelming, and I could feel a headache building in my temples the likes of which I haven't had since the height of my chemical sensitivity in high school. I had to immediately wash it off my skin, it was that bad. I might keep it, though, it'd make a great diffuser for a room.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat: Wonderful scent out of the imp! Definitely get the melon and the lime, with just the faintest trace of green tea; very light and fresh. On my skin the green tea and lime fade, but the mint comes out and oh my goodness, it is heavenly, and I think I'm starting to get that champagne grape with the lemon balm, too. The mint-melon is strongest, though, and I love it! Not too overpowering, either; again, definitely very light and refreshing. I might have to get a bottle of this, this is a really wonderful spring/summer scent.

In conclusion, two hits, one sorta hit-and-miss. Immensely pleased overall. I also really need to stop browsing the BPAL catalog and the forum, as now that my eye is no longer being drawn the more interesting product names, I keep finding more stuff that I'd love to try, like How Doth the Little Crocodile and Embalming Fluid.

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