Possets 2018 Valentines Retour A-F (pre-order)
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A Cheerfulness of Herbs
Citrus paradisii, spikenard, Australian sandalwood, lambs' ear, and frankincense. It is an intense and yet subtle blend of sharp ingredients which go to your head and clear it out in a delightful way.
Osmanthus (the sweet olive) which is at once just pretty and animalic in this context), followed up with ambergris (it's a simulation, don't worry), and rounded out with a very dry and beautiful amber.
Augusta, Sister of Lord Byron
100% Natural Australian sandalwood, pink peppercorn, and jasmine sambac. This is a floral and spicy mixture, with a woody undertone.
Concord grape wine, smooth patchouli, labdanum, a bit of red musk and a slight amount of a "bright" musk.
Egyptian Red Musk with a dusting of darkest and somewhat bitter chocolate, a nice smooth amber, a tiny bit of orange zest, and a light light infusion of mint.
A "champagne" musk which is very sparkly indeed and enough pink grapefruit to make it quite a paring, a dash of lemon zest, and a veil of dragons' blood (an incensy sort).
True honey and fruit scent marries with a light lemon for frivolity, this combined with a grounding of white musk and a kiss of spice to keep things eternally interesting. Small amounts of sweetbriar & cinnamon keep it from being too cloying.
The scent of paper with a bit of perfume still lingering in it, a slight zest of the ink while it is still wet, a great deal of melting musk.
Bitter green sap combined with citron zest. Dark patchouli, crystal and grey musks, myrtle, and clary sage.
Roses, jasmine and neroli are in accord with effervescent modern pink musk. One small drop of violet gives it character.
Full of cream, sugar, fruit and emollient back notes of lemon cream and amber, as well as a touch of lily (but just the faintest touch to knit all of the other scents together, you would not know it's there unless I confessed it).
Bouquet in the Snow
Glorious osmanthus tucked away among the primroses paired with the beauty of luan wood and an unusual tea (which is very perfumy).
Desert plant juice married with saki, kissed with citrus and a hint of grass. Very fresh but very alluring, somehow with an appealing metallic tang.
Froth of orange blossom, neroli, and the scent of silk woven into the most sheer of chiffon.
Very enjoyable sweet white flowers combined with something I call "champagne musk" and carrying a grounding lemon and CANDLEWAX for the background. I chose gardenia and tuberose to carry the floral-sweet of this blend.
The zesty priggishness of mint is tripped up by seductive and subtle violet, jasmine rushes in and all is lost. Surprisingly clean smelling for such a sexy somewhat animalic fragrance.
Chocolate and that fart base. Really good and worth a giggle at Valentine's day. If Cupid's arrow can pierce hearts, what do you suppose his poots can do?
Christine de Pizan
Shot through with neroli and finished off with citrus and a bright white musk (unlike any other I have in my possession). This is a bright and inspiring scent, youthful and spring like, but with a good deal of power."
A simple little packet containing cinnamon hearts. So sweet and so hot, like love. Be careful with this if you have very sensitive skin, please try it out in a scent locket or not in contact with your skin if you think you will react badly to this one.
Patchouli, dark amber, copal combine to make a late winter incense which celebrates the halfway point to spring in a delightful way.
Cupid and Psyche
Sweet black vanilla and finest Mexican vanilla dance with the finest patchouli and end up on a bed of incense. Truly a breathless beauty of a fragrance, a classic Possets foody done with all the sticky resin of the east and the staying power of forbidden love itself.
A daring idea to pair jasmine and patchouli in the right balance so each bolsters the other and no one dominates, yet the two elements are in such a surprisingly perfect harmony that you wonder why this hasn't been done many times before. There is a tremendously woody aspect to this one, but that is more due to the ingredients being blended in the correct proportions. Somehow this one comes off like a woman with a formidable intellect.
Dead From Love
Incense and a woody almost minty musk, patchouli and cedar. Also, a drop of earthiness which keeps this from just being too high keyed.
(100% Natural) Cedar essence from the Cedars of Lebanon, rosewood from sources unknown, muhuhu (a wood which is incredibly unique in scent at once incensy and paper-like at the same time), a bit of luan, and finally rich dark patchouli from India.
Fabulous galbanum with a grand and slightly sharp crystal musk, finish it off with a wollop of clove, smooth it with a small amount of fern (fougere), and finally a very small amount of Sicilian myrtle.
Diane de Poitiers
A light lemon zest note followed by an extraordinary musk which is classified as a skin musk but I always think of it as the scent of an exotic paper. Possets famous lavender with a kiss of ginger and a drop of a very sweet lime.
A base of Arabian Amber-Musk, studded with English sweetbriar lying on a bed of silk extract.
Eleanor of Aquitaine
The scent of greenery outdoors combined with a whiff of bitter gall, a bit of earth, a smidge of animalic musk and it is very much like a well needed roll in the hay. Lively and naughty
Elena (Magda) Lupescu
Toasted Saigon cinnamon, marzipan paste of almonds, American red raspberries, and the flakiest of buttery shortbread crust. The end result has a fetchingly roseate part to it Foody spicy fun and plenty of it. Please note that this perfume will irritate those who are irritated by cinnamon.
Soft fringed spun sugar blends seamlessly with sandalwood and gray musk. A slight edge of the lightest sage and blond boxwood. A very small amount of lemon zest rounds out this ethereal blend which is just lovely.
We start off with a very strong and assertive Egyptian musk, followed by a very unusual leather component which conjures up the scent of violets (!). This is accompanied by a dry white amber, and a kiss of ginger.
January jasmine blooming profusely in the corner mingles with the green and pleasant scent of the sweetbriar, a slight huff of Norfolk Island pine for zestiness and a small plop of primrose.
Take a lacy brown sugar cookie, the kind which cools off almost like a brittle, dunk it in whiskey. Wow, that is sooooo good.
Decants=8x35mm vials, Minis=2.3dram bottles and hold the same amount of oil as 3 vials. Full sized bottles are stocked at Possets Perfume. As limited edition collections, these scents will be allowed to sell out.