The scent of sexual obsession, slavery to sensual pleasure, and the undercurrent of innocence defiled utterly. Amber and honey with a touch of vanilla.
In the Imp: Honeyed Vanilla and Amber. Yes please!
On Me: Five minutes in: Where’s the Honey going? Ack! Too much Vanilla! Amber don’t leave me! The Honey faded, and the Vanilla amped enough to overwhelm the Amber.
I have a history of Honey notes from this company vanishing, but usually not this quick. I shall try later with a dose of another companies honey, but I might have to Locket this one.
On My Son: Honeyed Vanilla Amber. It’s okay, but kinda too sweet.
An utterly feral, thoroughly rousing perfume. Red patchouli sweetened by orange blossom.
In the Imp: I freely admit smelling this fresh and turning green, the Patchouli had me stick it away to age, so this is about a year old imp. Now it’s earthy, loamy, a hint spicy and Orange goodness.
On Me: Oranges and sweet earth.
On My Son: Why do I smell spicy Oranges?
Me: Red Patchouli does that spicy thing sometimes.
Kiddo: I like it.
Bewitching, tantalizing and dangerously seductive. A thrilling, exotic blend — deceptively sweet, but spiked with malice. White ginger, jasmine, and a touch of vanilla and apricot.
In the Imp: Gingered Vanilla Apricots and Jasmine.
On Me: I need a bathtub full of this. It’s balanced gourmand floral.
On My Son: *unsure but tries* It’s okay until it warms up at about twenty minutes, then too much Jasmine for half an hour to be decent. I think I will stick to Theodosius for Jasmine.
Me: Okie-dokie, I’ll remember to get another bottle for you while the Carnaval is still up.
Here comes the one I’d been waiting for. I’ve tried so many Snake Oil blends, I was super excited to get some imps of the scent that started it all, seeing how lovely it is as a base. Laugh freely at my reactions.
By far, our most popular scent! Magnetic, mysterious, and exceedingly sexual in nature. A blend of exotic Indonesian oils sugared with vanilla.
In the Imp(I have a fresh one, and a very dark, syrupy-thick aged one): Sweet, spicy, just a hint of Vanilla. Oooh, I really like this.
On Me: A bordello of hothouse flowers. What? Why chemistry? Why are you doing this to me!
On My Son: I’m scared now. *daubs some on him* Oh, I like this. It’s very nice.
Me: *mutter, mutter grumble swear*
Mom, why’s it smell like a flower bouquet attacked you? There’s no flowers in there, even Cottonmouth didn’t do this to you.
(What you don’t see is the adorable dimpled smirk I’m getting. He’s winding me up.)
Me: I don’t know! I know! None of the other Snake Oil based scents smell like this!
*stuffs a twenty in the swear pig*
#@$! ¢%*&$#@!@$#?!! $#!@?¢%&™
(Yeah, he smells like a Snickerdoodle cookie!)
(( I have never been so frustrated like this at a perfume before. I have no mortal idea why this one does it, yet no other Snake Oil blend does.
My son mentions Cottonmouth–Snake Oil with linden blossom, calla lily, passion flower, and narcissus.
Quick repeat of the review we did earlier: Sweet, sweet flowers and Vanilla Angel cake.
I love this one, it’s so girly. Kiddo vetoed this one for that reason, despite wanting to wear a scent called Cottonmouth(he grew up seeing them sunning on trees, as did I).
As you can see, lots of flowers, yet the Snake Oil base comes out as a sweet gourmand. He did try it later, but said far too much floral for his taste.))
**Indulgent scents were acquired from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab by me, or were gifts with purchase. Reviews are thanks and appreciation.**