Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

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In a Nutshell: BPAL (Magdalene, Sloth)

As before, I decided to review one of my ordered and one of the free sample imps, leaving me with one more pair of that nature to go, after this. Anyhow:

Magdalene - A stirring yet gentle perfume. The scent of love and devotion mingled with an undercurrent of heart-rending sorrow. A bouquet of white roses, labdanum, and wild orchid.

In the bottle, this was mostly rose coming through, with a slight sweet note. On the skin, both wet and drying down, it was much the same but with just the sweeter florals coming through more, to be on more equal footing with the rose. This was nice, but I don't think nice enough to order a bottle. I'll probably be wearing it some more from the imp, though, and give it a few more spins to try it out.

Sloth - Thick, dark, sluggish and heavy with indolence: vetiver over black myrrh.

I'm not really sure I can describe the notes here since I'm not totally sure about the scent of either vetiver *or* myrrh, though I think I've smelled myrrh in the past. Let's just say that the memory isn't incompatible with what I smelled both in the bottle, and on my wrist (wet and dry) - so I can't *swear* that it was mostly myrrh coming out, but I would lean in that direction. It smelled incense-y, really, and while it wasn't unpleasant (especially as it's not the florals or foody scents I usually lean toward), it's not something I'd go out of my way to wear. I wouldn't order a bottle, and probably won't wear much even more from the imp. I don't dislike it, but it just doesn't thrill me.

Okay, that done! After this, two more to go!
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