Monday, January 21, 2013
Sherlock - Nevermore Body Company
Nevermore Body Company
Our new scent "Sherlock" is far from elementary"! With the rich floral aromas of an English garden experience the scents of damask rose, geranium, patchouli, sweet lavender all combined in a sweet blend of orange honey and smokey vanilla.
This morning I received a package of perfumes and samples from Su, including a bunch that I had been itching to check out from companies like Nevermore and Darling Clandestine, so I've pushed all my scheduled reviews aside to slot this one in, as it's the first one I went for. In the vial I smell pipe tobacco, even though there's no specific mention of it in the notes. It made me think of my grandpa, who has been dead for 30 years. I wasn't terribly close to him - my mother is one of 15 children and there were A LOT of grandchildren, so he didn't have an awful lot to do with us individually, more collectively handing out lollies while we jostled each other aside to get to them, or yelling at us to stop climbing his jacaranda tree. But he smoked a pipe and always smelled of pipe tobacco. It was a nice little wander down memory lane opening that vial.
Once applied, it's obvious that the pipe tobacco smell is patchouli and something else, but not that awful hippie patchouli that makes some of us patchouli-haters. It's warm and comforting and smoky. There's a note of orange as well, not citrus, but that kind of orange you sometimes get in Christmas scents - I don't know what that is, being in a country that is hot at Christmas. Is that candied orange peel or something? When it dries down, the vanilla and floral come out, but it's still quite masculine. Manly vanilla and floral, if that makes sense. It's really lovely. I am really starting to appreciate some masculine scents more now that I'm branching out. They don't all smell like Lynx or CK One! I can't speak honestly about the longevity because I had a shower after about 4 hours and then reapplied it. It was still going strong at the 4 hour mark though, and I'd say sillage is medium. Not a head kicker, but not close either. You'd probably smell me wafting past you in this.