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Sydney is a regular customer at the shop, a stunning young lady of Viking descent - thus the ode to her heritage of the name - the Norse equivalent of Eve, and the rune - which stands for "music". She is insistent that she does not care for girly scents and wanted something that is on the masculine side of unisex. We put together a list of notes and I went off to create it for her. When it was finished, I got nervous that it might have turned out too girly for her, so I made a second pass at it, cutting down the notes to the core. I presented both versions to choose from. She told me that she had been nervous that she wouldn't like it when it was done, but now was faced with the fact that she was madly in love with both of them. :lol: She ended up very happily buying a bottle of each. We used the same label for both, just with a V1 or V2 label on the cap.

Version 1:

Egyptian musk, white musk, amber musk, ylang ylang EO, neroli EO, non-foody vanilla, sweet sandalwood & Aja.

Version 2:

Egyptian Musk, white musk, neroli.

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I have no idea which version came in the PE sample set. Based on what my nose is picking out, I'm going to guess that it's V.2. I like it. It's very clean & basic. I think V.2 would definitely be office friendly. The Egyptian musk does give the perfume a little hint of exotic incense, but just the faintest whisper.

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I have no idea which version came in the PE sample set. Based on what my nose is picking out, I'm going to guess that it's V.2. I like it. It's very clean & basic.

I would say the same - the sniffee I received, the Egyptian musk is very strong, it comes off soapy at first but in the drydown it's very feminine and sophisticated but in a linear sort of way.

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Gahhhhh, this is GORGEOUS! Of course, I'm a sucker for a good clean scent. This is sooooo perfect. It's not stabby to me at all. Just yummy, clean, soapy goodness. Even as I was putting it on, Mr Perfect said how good I smelled!! FB for sure!

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Gahhhhh, this is GORGEOUS! Of course, I'm a sucker for a good clean scent. This is sooooo perfect. It's not stabby to me at all. Just yummy, clean, soapy goodness. Even as I was putting it on, Mr Perfect said how good I smelled!! FB for sure!

I wonder, does V1 satisfy your search for something eariler? Edited by StacyK

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I like soapy scents, but unfortunately Embla 2 just doesn't work with my skin; it comes across like dishwashing liquid. I wonder if the first version would have worked better on me with the additional ingredients to sweeten and soften it.

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