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Parfum #1: Force du Poivre

An air of mystery, a waft of enthralling glamour ...for when you want to be noticed, but not necessarily known. A deep resinous floral with lasting allure, featuring a sophisticated bouquet of jasmine, violet leaf and neroli EOs plus orris root, mingling with dusky notes of sandalwood attar, tobacco leaf, patchouli, black pepper EO and dry vanilla, then layered with fascinating accents of sage, bergamot, honey and lemon. Even an adventurous l’homme will be tempted to try this one on for size!

 

I believe in the absolute power of scent, ma cheres, it is for everyone to enjoy. Les madames et messieurs can also enjoy a fragrance together, n’est-ce pas? I have created a scent which my beau Basier la Grenouille does not mind if it rubs off on his clothes after a passionate embrace, it smells magnifique on him! I hope you will discover the same with your love, it is truly an enchanting experience to share a fragrance in such an intimate fashion, especially one so sophistiqué.

 

Scent: Deep and weighty, resinous heavy floral. Unisex.

Mood: Mysterious

 

MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:

JASMINE ~ Self confidence, anxiety reduction, prosperity; powerful love attractant, spiritual love.
VIOLET LEAF ~ Love, faithfulness, modesty; calming, balancing, healing, protection, draws luck & fortune, lust.
ORRIS ROOT ~ Attracts and helps inspire love. Protection, divination.
NEROLI ~ Sensuality, love, relieves tension & anxiety; quells apprehension, encourages a shy lover, confidence building.
BLACK PEPPER ~ Protection, fidelity, dispels envy and evil, exorcism, breaks hexes.
SANDALWOOD ~ Love, exotic, sensual atmospheric; aphrodisiac. Healing, spirituality, exorcism.
TOBACCO LEAF ~ Healing, purification, spiritualism. An ode to the Gods.
SAGE ~ Healing, prosperity, cleansing. Wisdom, longevity, protection, wishes granted.
VANILLA ~ Aphrodisiac, inspires happiness, playfulness, sexual arousal, lust, vitalizing.
HONEY ~ Enticing, seductive; use to bewitch a straying or hesitant lover. Happiness, fulfillment.
PATCHOULI ~ Soothes and uplifts; sensual, sexually stimulating, lust, fertility, money. Meditative and transforming.
BERGAMOT ~ Relaxant, confidence builder. Uplifts emotions, protection, attracts riches. Mental alertness, energizing.
LEMON ~ Energizing, uplifting. Longevity, faithfulness, fidelity, friendship. Used to attract spirits.

 

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I think this one is right up my alley, even if it is a man perfume.

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9 hours ago, Hildegerd said:

I think this one is right up my alley, even if it is a man perfume.

 

It is not a "man perfume", I made it for women and I think some men will enjoy it too.

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  As PM said; this is for everyone. We put the unisex scents in the men's section to ease navigation for male forum members, as the exclusively more "feminine" scent reviews are more numerous than the "masculine" scent reviews. 

 The neroli, tobacco, & resins are taking this to a more masculine tone on my skin, the kind of masculine scent I prefer with a sweetness to it. Yet, somehow it still has a clean feel to it? I can't stop sniffing my arm, I think I would love to smell this on a man.

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This reminds of 11/Eleven - not that they're exactly alike, but that intricately sophisticated kind of vibe.  To me it's more masculine because it has a kind of dark density to it, but at the same time I can see where certain women would be drawn to it, the way all the notes blend together.  But guys, when you want to smell very fancy in a totally masculine kind of way, you need this.  Please trust me on this one.  Big business meetings, black tie occasions, any time you've got to dress to impress and present yourself as the total package to whomever, this is the one.

 

I know I'm not really doing justice to how complex this scent is, but it's early and I haven't had much coffee.  This is a fragrance where our "guest" was definitely drawing upon the traditions of classic perfumery and it turned out...WOW.

 

ETA: in the long drydown I do get a hint of sweetness, it makes me think of something like Elixir of Silver, a slight powdery kind of sweetness entwined within the darker resinous notes.

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Force du Poivre is playing a wonderfully clean, herbal on me. I don't care for most "green" fragrances and this is nothing like a green scent so, Yay! :D (Don't worry all, it never claimed to be green!) It's supposed to be unisex and I see why. I can see this for business/work, something of a pressed shirt vibe in here on initial application, clean linen...minus the overly clean, soapy aspect that some florals can create. 

I was drawn to the pepper when I purchased because black pepper, while super yummy to me, fades quickly in everything I've tried 😔 but I had to know. While it is an undercurrent on me, the dry down is so nice, I don't mind that it doesn't slap me in the face for the whole ride. This is very well blended and everything so complimentary to one another.

I get that "something barely sweet" in the dry down too, not sugary, just a fluttering hint. 

The dry down is warm and comforting, would definitely encourage snuggling guys, you know, for after business hours ^_~

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What does orris root smell like?

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It's iris, but it can have a woody sort of smell at times.  

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Wow I really like this. I didn’t think I did from sniffing in the vial. Definitely unisex with masculine leanings. It’s so complex and well blended. I can’t wait to get this on the boy. I get the orris, black pepper, patch, sandalwood and vanilla as discernible notes but the rest are just so well blended that I can’t identify them individually. Very nice!

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