DNA is from the Sacred Geometry: Secret Knowledge 2013 spring release at Possets.
Possets' description: "Even the DNA strand follows the Sacred Geometric curve as it rotates around its 4 elements in endless combinations!
wanted to make this an unabashed foody with lashings of: toffee,
butterscotch, cream, butter, and a tidal wave of vanilla. if you like
the foodies, this one is a rare beauty. I also wanted to play with a
very very very small tot of coffee plopped in for a bit of depth to it
all and that did make it ultra special. Wear it when you are in a
In the bottle: Mmmmm caramel, whiskey, toffee. Mouthwatering.
my skin: Buttery creamy toffee, whiskey, butterscotch (in fact, my
husband just walked by and said, "You smell like butterscotch!"), a
touch of cream, and waaaay down at the bottom is something a bit darker
and heavier that may be the coffee. (When I first tried this one--fresh out of the mailbox last week--I didn't get the coffee. I was surprised to see the coffee on the list today, but I remember that's one reason I grabbed this one. I'm always looking for a good coffee scent.)
As it dries: This is FOODIE.
Unabashed, full on, hedonistic lick 'em all up now. I'm still getting a
whiskey kick, and this is going more and more butterscotch by the
minute. The cream is still coming through, but it's not the heavy cream from
Cream (the perfume from Possets) as it was the first time I tried it.
The cream now is softer, more rounded. Something slightly sharp to this almost comes across as plasticy--as in a hair away from plastic but
not quite there. The vanilla is also very obvious in this, adding to the sweetness. I just had my mom sit next to me and I asked her
what it smells like. Answer: "Oooh that smells good. Smells like sugar
and spice and everything nice."
it dries further: the whiskey note continues to ride along--I don't
know why I'm getting whiskey here, but I think that's part of the sharp
edge I mentioned above, and it's definitely hitting my nose as whiskey. I
like it. It's keeping this from being over the top sweet. This is also
coming up with a hint of a brown sugar vibe right now. It's veering away
from butterscotch to more of a warm brown sugar, but still threading
the butterscotch note through. I am getting a different throw than what
is directly on my skin. My skin amps the bitterness of that whiskey-ish
note, but when I wave my arms around, I get nothing but sweet yummy
creamy toffee. My left arm seems to be the one pushing the plastic-y
vibe, my right arm is all deep cream mixed with brown sugar with a touch
of something herbal. When I stick my nose on my right arm, I love what
I'm getting: warm snuggly sugared skin. When I stick my nose on my left
arm, I get that whiskey/plastic with toffee pushing through that.
still don't get much coffee from this, but then I am comparing it to
the other coffee scents I've tried recently (Phyllotaxis and Quantum
Interconnect from Possets) which were heavy on the coffee.
This is now smooth brown sugar mixed with butterscotch and a hint of
that note I'm interpreting as whiskey. A touch buttery. A little creamy.
This is also much smoother than it was the first time I tried it, so
sitting a bit did help this one develop a bit more. I have a feeling
this one will be really scrumptious in a few months. If caramel or
toffee notes go funky on you, I don't know how well this will play on
your skin. But, if you love foodie scents, it's worth giving this one a
try, just because it's foodie! The bit that got on my shirt is
super lickable smelling, so even if it doesn't play well on your skin, it could be
fabulous in a scent locket. Just don't blame me if you end up eating the scent locket half way through your day.