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Bonflower of Autumn w/ Charisma for Women


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Photograph Courtesy of Zoe of WIcked VIsIon Photography (c) 2021

 

Come chase the swirling leaves of red and brown and gold

race the wind through wavering branches

feel the warmth of fellowship and bounty untold

here at the Fairies’ Ball!

The bonfire burns so bright

flames dancing and flickering upon an Autumn night

scent of flowers within the smoke, an offering to sacred deities on high

for all that which has bloomed so full must now surrender to the change.

Dance the circle and sing aloud

feast from the harvest and friends embraced

seek the pleasure before Winter claims all

here at the Fairies Ball!

 

Scent: Autumnal smoky floral.

MAGICKAL MEANINGS OF INGREDIENTS:

CHRYSANTHEMUM ~ Protection, cheerfulness, friendship, truth.

CARNATION ~ Power, energy, protection. Fascination, admiration, communication, mending of quarrels.

PEPPERCORN ~ Protection, fidelity, dispels envy and evil, exorcism, breaks hexes.

OAK WOOD and LEAF ~ A wood of masculine and projective energy. It symbolizes endurance, triumph, strength, power, prosperity, and heroism.

OAKMOSS aka Wool of Bat ~ Protection, unconditional love, parental love.

MUSK ~ Self confidence and strength, sexual attractant, heightens passions and arousal.

SMOKE ~ In addition to the attributes of whatever is being burned (resins, woods, etc), smoke is for cleansing, purification, renewal, consecration, concealment and celebration. It is also the foremost mode of communication from this world to the realm of spirits and the gods.

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  • luna65 changed the title to Bonflower of Autumn w/ Charisma for Women
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I feel a little silly to be first person posting in this thread, but it is the first one I’m wearing solo (without other scents on my body.) It is an odd choice for my first grab of the new releases, as I was not a fan of Bonflower, just because I’m not a huge wearer of floral perfumes. I do like the concept of a smoky floral, though, and I loved the carnation in Velours Frais, so I’m giving it a spin. 
After drydown, I find it both cheerful and mysterious, the bright flowers and the “where’s that coming from” fall smoke. It’s only been a half hour, so we’ll see how it changes on me, but it’s very pretty!

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Wet I get mostly carnation at first, very similar to the carnation in Velour Frais. As it dries its morphing into something that reminds me of the scent of faintly lingering smoke from last nights bonfire in the woods on skin with just a smidge of floral remaining. Another FB for me.

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My initial impression was distinct chrysanthemum when I first applied it. I didn’t smell any carnation really, and I love  the scent of fresh carnations. I’m going to give it a little while later to rest, and try it again.  I like the smokiness, it is very much like an autumn flower bouquet.  I get that impression of having raked a pile of  dry rustling leaves.  This is very fall like, and a departure from gourmand spices we associate with autumn.  It’s not a “me” type scent, but I don’t dislike it, I was hoping for more carnation though.   I’ll revisit it later on.  

Adding that the oak made an appearance after a while, it gives it a more complex quality, and I liked it better after I had it on for a while.  I meant to state this in my review above.  

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This is so interesting to me because it's far less smoky (for me) than the original, but I do get the Autumnal mood.  The floral aspect comes out immediately to my nose, and then begins to settle back into the overall vibe after a few minutes.  The woody notes are quite nice and complimentary.  There's a bit of what I think of as the natural spicy quality to the blend.  And much like the original it is quite full-bodied and layered, which the black musk attar helps to amplify.

 

I would say for anyone who thought that the original was maybe too smoky, they would want to give this version a try.

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My skin decided to amp the Oakmoss in this to 11 and I smell like a dryer sheet. Like, an expensive one, but that is where my skin took this. I still like it but probably won't put it on my full bottle list.

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6 hours ago, Beccah said:

My skin decided to amp the Oakmoss in this to 11 and I smell like a dryer sheet. Like, an expensive one, but that is where my skin took this. I still like it but probably won't put it on my full bottle list.

I'm sorry!

I personally can't get over this one but to be far I'm not sure if I've actually wore it OR just smelt the HELL outta it :P

I could totally see that happening on the right (wrong) person! :(

 

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