Sunday, April 28, 2013
Dellamorte - Solstice Scents
Spring Collection 2013
Oak, White Carnation, Oakmoss, Egyptian Musk and Vanilla
I expected to like this one - I'm usually pretty fond of a musk/vanilla combo, I adore Solstice Scents' vanilla note, and I like carnation in perfumes a lot. But... no. There is something weirdly synthetic about this and I can't figure out what it is. The oak is overpoweringly strong when sniffing in the vial; it smells like wood polish rather than actual wood. That transfers to the skin too, which is not pleasant. The dry down is a little better, as the oak retreats to the background and the scent becomes a floral musk, but it's not distinctly carnation - there's none of that spiciness you usually get. Surprisingly, it didn't last very long either - it was gone in a couple of hours.
2/5 No matter what stage this was going through, that synthetic note was there to some degree all the way, and it really put me off this one.