Well, it's now 4 weeks since I made CP soap with this sexy & dapper scent, and using a bar in the shower, I am just as in love with this FO as I was smelling it OOB! Soaping with it was a dream! Absolutely ZERO acceleration, ricing, separation or discoloration (with the use of TD & mica colorants- my colors are still as true as the day the bars were cut, and my white portion is still completely white)! This never was an "in-your-face-intrusive" scent... It's a warm, cozy, sexy scent, and has remained that way in cured soap! I use Kaolin clay and make a "slurry" with it in ALL my FO's, whether they need it or not, and can confirm that all the amazing notes I smelled OOB have remained true in the soap! This is a very calming scent... It's not a loud, "wake you up" kind of aroma, it's the "de-stress at the end of a long, hard day" type of scent that would make this FO PERFECT for evening showers or bathtime! For me, it's the PERFECT bar of soap to grab with a glass a wine, a good book & a hot bath! From OOB, to soaping, to full cure & now using it in the shower, I can proudly attest that this FO is an absolute pleasure from start to finish! A soft, sultry scent both men & women would equally enjoy! (P.S. NS's "Sugar & Spice" mica goes PERFECT with this scent!)
This scent knocked my socks off! I love it. It is so appealing without being too sweet. It has a depth that carries. Usually that is only found in high end perfume. Scents that consist of complex blends of notes. Very elegant and fresh!
Admittedly, I was a bit hesitant about this FO because I'm not the hugest fan of anise. A delicate afterthought of it is WONDERFUL, but a huge presence of it is a little too much for me. Still, the blend itself sounded exquisite, and I've NEVER smelled a Jo Malone scent (or duplication of) that I didn't love. I read through all the reviews, and since others so highly recommended it, I went for it! Let me just say that the words that came out of my mouth when I first smelled this fragrance were not very appropriate to leave in a review LOL! This scent is EXCEPTIONAL!!! I mean, just downright FANTASTIC!!! This FO is the absolute sexiest vanilla-based fragrance I think I've ever smelled! It's confident, warm, cozily complex, and dapper! It has a creamy sweetness that is insatiable, and not the least bit overdone! Vanilla notes are seductively present, but allow for all other notes listed to come through in their own glorious way, blending together with sheer class and elegant sophistication! And yes!... The anise is there, and it's done PERFECTLY!! A scent that doesn't assault or overwhelm my senses- this one makes love to them! I'm enamored with this INCREDIBLE fragrance! In EVERY way, It's scrumptiously perfect! Warm, embracing vanilla meets sweet seduction! I'll have to update when I've soaped with it (no doubts it'll perform beautifully), but I couldn't wait to gush about it! It's the sexiest, warmest, most delicious aroma, and I'm COMPLETELY smitten by it! I LOVE THIS FO!!