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So Lilac & Moss e-mailed to let me know that a) they were back from summer break, b) they had a couple new scents, and c) they were donating 10% of net sales to Jewish LGBTQ Org Keshet, for the foreseeable future. I bought a couple of the new scents.

Since I last shopped there, they've switched to 8ml bottles with wands instead of the old roller tops.

Lady Godiva - The bright lavender and bergamot are softened by rosewood and earl grey.
Found this rather too bright both in the bottle and going on, and not very floral, but it softened as it dried and the bergamont came forward in a rather lemony way and I started to get more of the lavender and more sweetness (from the rosewood?). After it dried, it briefly hit Dryer Sheet, but then settled into a refreshing clean smell, like sheets that have been hung outside in spring weather. I definetely get a lot more bergamont than anything else. (I do use lavender-bergamont laundry soap, so perhaps that's the reminder, but this isn't soapy at all.)

The Empress - an explosion of flowers, including jasmine, honeysuckle, lilies, and roses, with a hint of orange.
"It smells a bit soapy," said Nenya as I put it on, and it does wet and going on, though a nice jasmine soap. It warmed into a rose soap as it dried. And then stayed there. Next morning: Still rose soap, though very pleasant and faint, and something like nine hours later. It's a soap that lasts?

Sample of:
Haven - Coffee, clove, and vanilla give it warmth, while cedarwood, lavender, violet leaf, and oakmoss lend it a crisp and woody-floral scent.
Somewhat acrid in the bottle and going on, so I almost didn't try this one so I didn't end up smelling like a burnt clove all day, but it softens rapidly as it dries with the vanilla coming forward and the cedar and lavender smoking in the background. Now it's warm and a little spicy, like of pumpkin spice latte on the porch on a fall day. I like it much better than Pumpkin Spice Latte by BPAL (from last year), which I find saccharine.

Date: 3 Oct 2017 07:44 pm (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34
The first one sounds so nice. I just wish that lavender and bergamot had more staying power.

Date: 4 Oct 2017 08:05 pm (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34
*nods nods*

Chanel's Eau de Cologne is like that for me, too. So bergamot, so lovely, and yet I'd have to put it on every 45 minutes.

Date: 7 Oct 2017 07:57 pm (UTC)
lunabee34: (Default)
From: [personal profile] lunabee34

I had that happen to me a couple times with BPAL but I never could tell what exactly causes the straight to soap.

Date: 3 Oct 2017 11:43 pm (UTC)
seascribe: a wolf holds half a watermelon in its mouth (Default)
From: [personal profile] seascribe
Huh, that's the company run by Zira's friend. WHAT A TINY WORLD.

Date: 4 Oct 2017 08:34 am (UTC)
sparowe: (See)
From: [personal profile] sparowe
Currently, the only thing I use is Angel, though you have to keep to such tiny amounts! Haven sounds very nice to me. :)
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