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Victoria’s Secret Rapture.

Posted in amber, Bulgarian Rose, citruses, freesia, Heliotrope, jasmine, musk, orange blossom, perfume notes, vanilla with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Victoria's Secret Rapture.

Victoria’s Secret Rapture.

One spray gives me a thick, cloying, powdery assault of an old-school perfume that does not seem like a Victoria’s Secret scent one would expect. This is a sweet, heavy and intense cloud that will surround you if you over-spray. And over-spraying would be more than one push of the nozzle.

Syrupy amber? Yes. Intense florals? Most definitely. Spicy and nutty with an oily feel, Rapture takes me back decades when perfumes were powerhouses and strong-willed. This baby stung my eyes wide open.

Drydown reminds me of the unpleasant smell of opening an old musty cedar chest. The one spray that I’ve used has lasted for nine hours so far and I’m washing it off. It’s far too fleshy for me and headache-inducing.

There is no middle-ground for perfume-lovers here. It’s a love or hate fragrance.

My review is based on a bottle from the early 2000’s.

This oriental spicy was launched in 1992 and is still available at Victoria’s Secret.

Top Notes: Citruses, Orange Blossom.

Middle Notes: Freesia, Jasmine, Bulgarian Rose.

Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Vanilla, Heliotrope.

Peace.

Sorceress.

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Dolce & Gabbanna pour Femme Intense…Intoxication…Why Do People Buy & Wear Those Things?

Posted in Dolce & Gabbana pour Femme Intense, green mandarin, marshmallow, neroli, orange blossom, oriental floral, sandalwood, tuberose with tags , , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by sorceressofthedark
Dolce & Gabbana pour Femme Intense.

Dolce & Gabbana pour Femme Intense.

What an intoxicating brew Dolce & Gabbana Intense is! This is a potion to be worn in the dark hours by sultry women who know what they possess. Not what they want, because this is a confident perfume for women who own, who control, who have confidence. It is strong. It is aggressive. It leaves an impression. It wraps around you in a luscious mist.

Green mandarin infused with tuberose ,(the movie-house style buttery popcorn blend tuberose, my favorite blend), mixes heavily in Intense to deliver a potent perfume that delivers continually. There are heavy woods that wraps themselves around this entire mix and then a generous dousing of powder settles in. This is a succulent perfume that embodies fullness, ripeness and maturity. A smidge of smokiness wafts in courtesy of the mystical note of marshmallow and delivers an almost campfire effect.

Is it “Intense”? Perhaps. Memorable, at the least. Bodacious, yes.  It’s absolutely delicious.

I envisioned a hot-blooded horse trailing through a darkened forest, saddle-less, mists about the tree trunks, lichen and mosses thick abounding. The person that owns this magnificent beast is standing ahead, gazing into the thickets, listening to the overhead cacophony of the forest. The air is cold, thick and heavy with the morning dew as she waits and stands with the creature.

Horses Hooves,kmc,2013.

Horses Hooves,kmc,2013.

This perfume lasts an incredible time and radiates beautifully. It will create an impression. A small, small amount is needed to allow others to share what you are wearing. A drop on the top of your wrist, the curvature of your neck will do.

I had shopped, chosen a scarf and was walking around the department store before I paid for it. I had draped the scarf around my neck. When I finally went to pay for my purchases, the young woman commented on the scarf. “I love the feel of it,” she said. “And it smells so good.” I looked at her with chagrin, then smiled. “That would be my perfume,” I said. “The scarf isn’t scented.” “Oh,” she said. “Then your perfume is lovely!” (I had put a few drops on my right wrist a few hours earlier.)  That’s Dolce & Gabbana pour Femme Intense.

Top Notes: Green Mandarin, Neroli.

Middle Notes: Tuberose, Orange Blossom.

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Marshmallow.

Dolce & Gabbana pour Femme Intense, an oriental floral,  is available at department stores and online.

As an aside, it does remind me of Hypnotic Poison in scent, longevity and in radiance.

Peace.

Sorceress.

All works past, present and future are protected under a CCC. Creative Common License, Kaarie Blake Musings by Kaarie Blake is licensed under a Creative Common Attribution-Noncommercial-Noderivs-3.0-Unported License.

 

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