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PASSION FRUIT ~ Friendship, love, passion.
BEE POLLEN ~ Enticing, seductive; use to bewitch a straying or hesitant lover. Happiness, fulfillment.
APRICOT ~ Love, love, love! Romance, passion, femininity.
CURRANT ~ Aids success in love affairs, and a magical representation of blood.
GRAPEFRUIT ~ Refreshes and uplifts the spirit, eases exhaustion; beauty and youth glamour. Lends an aura of "sparkle" to the wearer.
FREESIA ~ Innocence, chastity, charm.
VETIVER ~ Enhances perception of beauty. Love, sensuality, money, luck, hex-breaking.
MAHOGANY ~ Fertility, growth, grounding, clarifying, bonds of love.
GINGER ~ Fiery and fortifying, induces passion. Intensifies love spells and success spells. Love, money, success, power. Ginger increases sensitivity in the erogenous zones.
CUMIN ~ Good fortune, prosperity, lust, protection, fidelity, exorcism.

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If you love the really intense fruity blends (like I do), then I think you will love this one too, it's so happy and upbeat, which I think is a good match for Heart & Soul. This sort of reminds me of Pro-Create, but it's a lot brighter, tangy-sweet, not such an emphasis on the spices (and usually I'm totally Spice Girl in the way I amp spices). This is definitely a Spring/Summer kind of blend for me, very sunny. :)

 

ETA: in the very long drydown I get more of the spice and the basenotes, although the fruity tang is still there in the background.

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This is hubby's instant favorite from the New Releases, and I'm happy to wear it for him. We had an interesting bit of synergy happen. We decided to go to the movies so I was like: "Hey wear something cuddly for us too" . I have his pheros organized by intent. So he chose Mark's Girl Nip with Perfect Match. The 2 pheros are very compatible.

 

The two scents, meanwhile, started to intermingle, and to me created Totem: Bear with all the ingredients except the peanut smell, but my mind filled that in. We ended up watching "The Revenant" about a bear attack, which I found rather shocking and gory. But in the background, the cuddle pheros and olfactory message of Totem:Bear kept me enjoying the movie and reminding myself that all animals have a role to play. That was a totally unexpected effect.

 

I don't feel strongly about this scent, but since then hubby has remarked on it consistently as liking it every time I've worn it. Is it the phero blend ? Or the scent ? Or both ? I don't care :) I'm just grateful it gives him pleasure.

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Popping in with a quick review - by *ingredient list alone* one might never reach for this...but that would be a sad mistake! It's NOT one you can easily pick apart note-by-note. It's a bright and cheerful feminine scent...cheerful is great for Heart and Soul. I do get a decent hit of spices along w/the fruity/floral side...but the overall feel and wear is more of a sheer scent than you might imagine.

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Popping in with a quick review - by *ingredient list alone* one might never reach for this...but that would be a sad mistake! .

That really speaks to me Katz. I had the same thought.

 

I'd love another scent for H&S.

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This blend is gorgeous. Perfect vehicle for H&S. I normally don't care that much for passionfruit as a scent note, because I find pink scents to be a tad cloying if there isn't a touch of citrus to balance the sweetness. Everything is very well balanced, the wood/spice notes ground the scent to add enough sophistication for those of us over 30. Not that I give a crap about any perfume's "intended age range," lol.

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Not that I give a crap about any perfume's "intended age range," lol.

Sing it!!!

 

How's the cumin? That's the thing that scares me the most. I've yet to like it in a scent.

Edited by StacyK

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I love this one wet as I adore passionfruit. After about ten minutes though the vetiver takes over. It's a death note for me so that's all she wrote. Stacy I smell the cumin as a vague spiciness not really as blatantly cumin. It adds a warmth. This is very sophisticated. And persistent too. I could still smell the base notes after washing it off.

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Stacy, on me the cumin is so light it only adds a touch of sizzling warmth..no scent to speak of, except just the slightest hint of spice.

 

This is fantastic! Fruity and floral forward, balanced and weighted by warm mahogany, ginger, and nearly undetectable cumin.

 

I typicalky cannot wear something like freesia~instant headache~ but I'll be danged if this doesn't knock my socks off, Mara!

 

This is so fresh and juicy, but I would say it could go day to night in an instant. The vetiver adds a velvety depth without ever landing in a powdery category. The warmer the scent becomes, the less citrus forward it is, but the the juicy quality remains. It almost ends as fresh papaya ginger. I am crazy for this one. Just another instance in which I never in a million years would have tried this on purpose, but I certainly am glad I did. Amazingly good!

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Stacy I smell the cumin as a vague spiciness not really as blatantly cumin. It adds a warmth.

Exactly.

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Totally fresh papaya ginger as someone said. Really full bodied like a papaya margarita vs a wimpy chenin blanc. So juicy you want to drink it. Outside of ginger, I get zero spice. I usually won't wear fruit but this is really yummy. This would be fantastic on my daughter and now I know what she is getting for V day!!! Ohhh mahogany shows up around 30 minutes and it gives it such nice depth!!

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Thanks for the info guys. Now I'm excited for this one. I love Heart & Soul. It's such a mellow, friendly social phero. Always good for mixing with everyone. As for Selifies, it feel like I'm in my 20's when I wear this. Add just a dab of cops and I really feel it. ;)

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I love this -- I am not sure what the passionfruit note would smell like on its own, what my nose is instantly picking out and loving is the grapefruit -- this is another of Mara's gorgeously complex and sophisticated grapefruit glamour potions! To me it almost reads like the spring/summer version of Sparkle Frost, which I loved. It's fruity and warm and I think the vetiver is adding a delicious grassiness to it, so while it is one of those hauntingly complex blends, it has a very natural (rather than perfurme-y) vibe. I was a little afraid the spices and woods would make it too heavy and dark and that is not at all the case. They provide grounding but the scent as a whole is bright and delicious.

 

Stacy, I think you're going to love this one! It's a perfect complement to H&S.

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Mmmm! What a zingy, fruity, fizzy blast while wet! I loved that fizzy aspect - freesia and grapefruit and ginger? This is juicy and yummy!

 

Unfortunately my skin gobbled it up quickly within a half an hour and I had to have my nose right over the app spot to keep enjoying it, lol.

 

That's really interesting about the cumin, spicy undercurrent, yes. I love cumin - food wise - but wasn't sure about wanting to wear it. It's nothing like my spice jar - so have no fear :D

 

While it lasted on me, it was a light and happy fragrance and well suited for H&S imo. :)

Edited by NuTrix

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I didn't know the notes as I tested this but my first impression was passionfruit followed by redcurrant which goes with the notes. Then it turned into...the realest non almondy cherry thing I have smelled. I didnt know it had heart and soul either, so that explains why it makes me feel so happy. The fruity perfumea arent always so 'me' but I can see myself wearing this a lot.

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This is very pinky fruity, without being too sweet! And the mahogany is quite prominent. I am getting very little spice yet, and no overt cumin (which is a good thing!)--maybe where I put it on isn't heating up enough. Very pretty! I think I will use up my sample, but some of the other releases are so freaking amazing IDK if I can buy a whole bottle! And I love me some flutterby w/H&S so I have a great, all purpose H&S scent. This is so nice though!!

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So much bright, juicy luscious goodness in one perfume! To me this scent is a swirl of bright green and deep gold, with a sprinkling of candy-coloured pink floating lightly on top. I couldn't separate the scent into any individual notes because it hit me all at once like a scentual fruit salad slap to the face, but I think the cumin, mahogany and vetiver give it a rounded, grounding influence that helps to balance everything beautifully. To me this is somehow related to Ladybird with Levitation Potion, except this is lighter, and less pink, more green.

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As everyone stated, the cumin is not really detectable as a standout note. Thankfully for me. :)

On my skin this is a big pink fruity splash. Almost like I spilled a sweet fruity drink all over myself. I get the burst of fruit and I think a hint of wood. Otherwise, everything cones together to produce

a happy, feminine concoction. Pretty & sweet! Another girly winner and perfect companion, as BC said, for the sparkly Heart & Soul blend. :heart:

Edited by StacyK

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It is a really cheerful fragrance, and I totally get how it works with H&S. I get something fruity and banana-like, which may be the combination of passion-fruit and apricot.
Then the mahogany comes in and grounds it. I don't get any noticeable spice.

It's not really a "me" scent, I don't connect to fruity scents as much as other scent families.
For working with H&S, I like LP Flutterby better on my skin... although each fragrance brings out a different aspect of the phero.
Flutterby brings the softer side out, while Passionbee brings out a more cheerful side.


I'll keep experimenting with it a little further, though, because it is an interesting perfume.

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Passionbee on me begins all resin and fruit. Rich, syrupy and woody spice. During wear, the dense fruit takes on more of a citrus note. The resin quality fades more into the background, yet continues to give a warmth and richness to this fragrance.

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This is sunny and happy at first, but now after about 20 minutes, the fruit has taken backseat to the vetiver. I don't know if this quite works on me now; if the vetiver were less prominent compared to the remaining fruit, that might be better for me.

Edited by Witty Kitty

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This has aged beautifully.

The fruit is warm and rounded. Not overtly sweet or tart. The floral is tame and cheerful.

The wood & grassy vetiver are sturdy in the background. The spices add flavor and warmth without ampage on my skin.

Such a complex and mysterious blend.

There's a gentle festivity here.

Truly an amazing perfumed garden.

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Bright and yummy, smells like the juicy fruity cousin to last night's Winter in the Tropics. Winter in the Tropics was like a vacation in a bottle, Passionbee might be how if I were permanently on vacation somewhere magical FOREVER. Lingering flowers, apricots, grapefruit and ginger are what I smell two hours later. I checked and this scent is still available, it could be morning competition for Pallas when summertime rolls around. I like to smell cheery in the morning. And I love H & S. I'm going to get a full bottle and I want it in a spray. This is the kind of scent I'd want to spray above me and get all over me and my clothes.

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Just a warning, I accidently got some of this in my mouth when frantically sampling, mid sale. It doesn't taste ANYTHING like it smells! We have a joke regarding my man's grading scale in reference to his opinion on a scent, #4 is "You Can Only Wear This Around Me/ This Doesn't Taste Anything Like it Smells" after it caused some skin nibbling. I've never gotten any into my mouth before, I can't believe he's been putting up with this for so long! My applications points will no longer include my neck, and I think my hair is about to start smelling really good. Like really, really good.

 

Okay, back to shopping.

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LOL, none of them are meant to do that.  That was a running joke for a while, not to eat the perfume or the scrubs.

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9 minutes ago, luna65 said:

LOL, none of them are meant to do that.  That was a running joke for a while, not to eat the perfume or the scrubs.

I think it needs to be up there with the facts, like no cops above the neck. If I happened to lick someones neck and thought they naturally tasted like this, I might be like, "yeah, he's nice but I'm going to have to take a hard pass on this one."

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Bright and sweet with a hint of florals, this one really does provide a nice mood lift. I love this fruity scent when I feel like I need a little pep in my step. Makes me think of one of those beautiful, warm days at the end of spring edging into summer, when all anyone wants to do is playfully frolic outside before things edge into the sultry heat of summer. 

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I have this on in oil form and it so good, the bottle is soon empty, I can only hope there is bottles left when I have money to reorder. 

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On 7/11/2018 at 11:45 AM, Eastwood22 said:

#4 is "You Can Only Wear This Around Me/ This Doesn't Taste Anything Like it Smells" after it caused some skin nibbling. I've never gotten any into my mouth before, I can't believe he's been putting up with this for so long! My applications points will no longer include my neck, and I think my hair is about to start smelling really good. Like really, really good.

 

Thank you sweetheart for the, 'hip-tip'!   

I too, have a patient mate who has never complained and continues to nom-nom-nom... I must re-direct my slathering pronto!

❤️ 

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On 7/11/2018 at 12:06 PM, Eastwood22 said:

I think it needs to be up there with the facts, like no cops above the neck. If I happened to lick someones neck and thought they naturally tasted like this, I might be like, "yeah, he's nice but I'm going to have to take a hard pass on this one."

 

I am still laughing!  And am in total agreement!  

❤️ :frankenstein-s-brids:

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