Sunday, March 3, 2013
Anastasia - Sweet Anthem
Sweet Anthem Perfumes
A bouquet from her beloved and only friend, hung to dry during winter; the gunsmoke of an approaching revolution, the remnants from the last afternoon tea, still left steeping, and an ethereal musk, white as snow, hanging on until the that. Champaca absolute, civet, dogwood, fresh snow, green tea, honeysuckle, white patchouli.
A green floral in the bottle, once applied to skin the tea note comes out. Champaca always smells like magnolia to me, and that's what I am getting here with the honeysuckle - it's lush and gorgeous, with the tea adding a sassy edge to it. The dry down is quite 'perfumy' and smells expensive - the musk and patchouli combined with a slightly chilly note that I assume is the 'fresh snow' combine in a beautifully complex, classy blend. I really love this - it would be a perfect one to wear with a 'special occasion' frock, or even to make sitting around in your pyjamas watching BBC dramas into a special occasion. Sillage is medium - if you splash it about, it becomes quite pronounced, but a light touch produces a subtle effect. Longevity is about 6 hours or so.