Saturday, January 5, 2013
Snowdrift - Firebird Bath and Body
Firebird Bath & Body
Snowdrift is a wintery blend of peppermint, vanilla and evergreens.
For the second day in a row, my childhood memories come into play. My whole life I have suffered from motion sickness, and in particular I would often get car sick as a kid. One of the strongest smells of my childhood was a pine-scented air freshener in my parents' car - it contributed greatly to the nausea I felt every time I had to sit in that back seat. That smell is what this perfume makes me think of.
In the vial Snowdrift is a minty pine; when first applied the mint retreats and I mostly get pine with a bit of a resin note lurking about.
The dry down is more resin-ish, but the pine is still there, the two mingling in a queasy soup that makes me feel like I've just done a road trip around the Great Ocean Road. I'm a fan of Firebird generally, but this one is definitely not for me. I had to scrub it off after about an hour as I could no longer stand it. I tried using a liquid soap, a body scrub, and even a nail brush. On me, this perfume was the very definition of a scrubber. Even then I was catching whiffs of it for hours after when I moved my arms - it did not want to leave me!
1/5 Yuk. Sorry, Firebird - I'm sure there would be many people who would like this on, but it has too much of an unpleasant connotation for me.