Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Shipman - Possets Perfume

The Shipman
Possets Perfume

An aquatic as only Possets can do them. The tang of the seashore, rushes up against Lime Bay Rum and a good shot of ship's wax which was used to lubricate the wood aboard, and skin musk to keep it going for a long time. An outdoorsy fragrance with an unexpectedly smoky note, but still very pretty with a great deal of depth and fun to it. Not somber at all and more of a jolly scent. 

In the vial this is a lemony lime ozone scent, definitely not my kind of thing, but in for a penny, in for a pound and all that. Unfortunately, once I applied it to my wrist, this turned to some kind of hideous lime cleaning product scent and almost made me gag. I stuck it out for 20 minutes, hoping it would become something different on the dry down, but after that I could stand no more and had to wash it off. On me - definite scrubber.


Day 74!


  1. Yuck, that doesn't sound so good! Every aquatic I try is inevitably compared to Solstice Scents Tenebrous Mist, so they have a lot to live up to :) I can't bring myself to get motivated to try Possets, the website is way too busy and the aesthetic is all over the place. I know that shouldn't be a deciding factor, but...first impressions and all.

    1. I know what you mean - the website really puts me off looking because there's no breaking up into categories. You have to click and read EVERY description to find what you want. So annoying.

  2. Hmmm I do like Lime but you scared me off. Also Possets has not become a top place for me to shop in general.

    1. I'm a bit hit and miss with Possets. The perfumes of Fabienne's I like, I REALLY like, and I like that they're cheap enough to risk a full size on if they're LE, plus the shipping is fast. She is also super generous with free samples. What I hate is the website (ugh) and the tendency of the samples to leak once they've been opened.