Originally posted at Dreamwidth on February 20, 2010.
Bergamot, Mandarin, Pineapple Leaves.
Vanilla, Patchouli, Grey Musk.
What is that... that THING? This is all over the shop on first application, shifting at every sniff. STAY STILL DAMMIT!!!
There's a cologne-y element, something very sweet, a bit of floral. Something tells me this is another bastard child of Thierry Mugler's Angel.
The floral is jasmine, and it's lovely and warm, but then you have the pineapple leaves jostling in at regular intervals shouting SMELL ME SMELL ME SMELL ME. Needless to say I can't smell any of the mandarin (DAMN YOU CITRUS), and sadly the vanilla drowns most of the patchouli and bergamot.
This is immense, just not sure if it's in a good way, more in a "break your brain" kind of way.
As it settles down more, of all things, the pineapple leaves seem to hang around. The vanilla buggers off, the patchouli and musk are non-existant. Then after a couple of hours it struck me as to where I'd smelt something like this before. As a child someone bought me a perfume that was in a square cut bottle with a little felted plastic cat. This is EXACTLY what Nuits de Noho smells like once it's settled. I'm pretty sure that was not what Bond No 9 intended.
And then... before you know it... it's gone leaving just a slight manilla envelope smell from the grey musk.
If you love Angel, you probably don't need this. If you don't love Angel but want a schizoid scent, and want to smell like a 9 year old, then this is for you. Otherwise, I'd keep looking...