Compelling, complex, and utterly enigmatic: a luxuriant, exotic blend of cherry, red musk, and star anise.
PERFUME OIL BLENDS
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.
JuniperGaze – January 30, 2018
At first sniff it is cherry starburst sweet with which the musk transforms into a tuberose redolence that is stunning and moreish.
After settling, it is cherry incense .. not smoky as such, but delightfully headshop-esque with a touch of that anise darkness to the composition anchored and fro becoming too loud, too animalic.
I really like this one and is probably one of my top five BPAL’s.. I’ll definitely be buying a FB.
It is fine for daytime but would make a great date night/night out scent, too!
Yekupa – October 1, 2017
Among my favorite scents from BPAL, I had to buy the full size after my imp ran out. I was attracted by its blood red color when I got it as a frimp years ago and didn’t really start using it until recently and my partner adores it.
It’s complex, soft and sensual and makes me feel beautiful.
Elizabeth – June 27, 2017
I did not care for this at first, but the cherry and anise really grew on me, in fact I like this better than Hideous Heart! It is sophisticated, sexy, and spicy-sweet.
Gloame – January 28, 2017
Smells like cherry coke in the imp. Dries down to an incense-y licorice with a touch of cherry. If you like anise or licorice, give this one a shot.
mopsylemon – June 24, 2016
Wet (on tester strip): musk, cherry, anise
Dry (on tester strip): musk, vanilla? …and rice?!
Wet (on skin): cherry, musk, anise
Dry (on skin): musk, rice, vanilla, cherry
What a strange, intoxicating scent! I am definitely smelling something almost…treacle-y, or like steamed rice with sugar on top. The cherry mellows out pretty quickly on my skin and the vanilla and musk become very prominent in the mix.
This is really nice and I wish I could enjoy the evolution of it because it smells like something very special, but it is giving me a terrible headache. So sad, but I’m very sensitive to certain smells, like vanilla.
On the plus side, it lingered even after a scrubbing so probably has great longevity!
jessecake – September 17, 2014
Kabuki is a deep cherry scent with something kinda sickly-sweet in the background.
On dry down the cherry scent seems to fade and the musk/star anise step forward.
It isn’t a bad scent, just not right for me. I could see this smelling amazing on someone else.
Sara – June 11, 2014
Cherries and anise, an unusual combination. Spicy, yet cool. Strong and long-lasting – the anise’s licorice scent lingers for hours.
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Selune, the Moon Goddess, fell in love with a beautiful shepherd named Endymion. She appealed to Zeus, asking him to cast Endymion into everlasting slumber so that she could be with him for all eternity. Her wish was granted, and every night the Goddess visited her love as he slept. A sweet, wistful blend of d’Anjou pear, Lily of the Valley, bois du rose and white musk.
The Sleeping Beauty. A gentle, lovely scent, slightly soporific, but beautiful in its quiet repose. Plumeria and white pear, Damascus rose, tuberose, magnolia and evening dew.
Strong as death, and cruel as the grave,
Clothed with cloud and tempest’s blackening breath,
Known of death’s dread self, whom none outbrave,
Strong as death,
Love, brow-bound with anguish for a wreath,
Fierce with pain, a tyrant-hearted slave,
Burns above a world that groans beneath.
Hath not pity power on thee to save,
Love? hath power no pity? Nought he saith,
Answering: blind he walks as wind or wave,
Strong as death.
Unloving love: benzoin, Indian musk, massoia bark, myrrh, ambrette seed, galbanum, bergamot, and fir.
The amber necklace of Freyja, Norse Goddess of Love, Sex, Attraction and Fruitfulness. Her magnificent necklace was bough from four Dwarves [Alfrik, Berling, Dvalin and Grer] at the price of four nights of her passion. When Brisingamen graces your throat, no man can resist your charms. A glittering mantle of rich golden notes: five ambers, soft myrtle, apple blossom and carnation.