Friday, January 4, 2013
Lace Draped Spectre - Solstice Scents
Lace Draped Spectre
A hauntingly feminine blend of Madagascar Vanilla, Baby's Breath, Pink Carnation and a hint of Green Pepper Essential Oil. The scent of an elegantly perfumed ivory lace shroud adorning the fleeting image of a mysterious visitor. Soft vanilla accentuated with a hint of spice and creamy floral.
When I was a kid my mum used to have carnations growing along the edge of the front lawn under the lounge room window, and there were so many of them that she was always cutting bunches and putting them in vases around the house. This is what this perfume immediately makes me think of. That smell of carnation reminds me so strongly of my childhood - an old-fashioned, pretty floral.
This perfume has a fair bit of throw and is quite strong when first applied. Vanilla comes out in the dry down, but that carnation still dominates. I can very barely smell the green pepper, just catching a whiff of something sharp every now and then. Even after drying down, Lace Draped Spectre remained quite potent for a good couple of hours.
4/5 This perfume is beautiful and feminine, with a creamy note I love.
Update: I decided to buy this in a full size Burnishing Glace Mist instead of a perfume oil, and now I can definitely smell the pepper. I still love it, but it's definitely more spicy in the mist than it was in my oil sample. And the sillage and lasting power of the mist is awesome!