The Forest Reverie
Forest Reverie

The Forest Reverie

3.8 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

'Tis said that when
The hands of men
Tamed this primeval wood,
And hoary trees with groans of woe,
Like warriors by an unknown foe,
Were in their strength subdued,
The virgin Earth Gave instant birth
To springs that ne'er did flow
That in the sun Did rivulets run,
And all around rare flowers did blow
The wild rose pale Perfumed the gale
And the queenly lily adown the dale
(Whom the sun and the dew
And the winds did woo),
With the gourd and the grape luxuriant grew.

So when in tears
The love of years
Is wasted like the snow,
And the fine fibrils of its life
By the rude wrong of instant strife
Are broken at a blow
Within the heart
Do springs upstart
Of which it doth now know,
And strange, sweet dreams,
Like silent streams
That from new fountains overflow,
With the earlier tide
Of rivers glide
Deep in the heart whose hope has died —
Quenching the fires its ashes hide, —
Its ashes, whence will spring and grow
Sweet flowers, ere long,
The rare and radiant flowers of song!

A sunlit ancient forest, dotted with wild roses, grape vine, and queenly lilies, clothed in swirls of opium smoke.

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Bewitching Brews

17.50 per 5ml bottle.
Presented in an amber apothecary vial.

5 reviews for The Forest Reverie

  1. 4 out of 5


    The grape is the strongest note in the bottle, and I thought it might come out the same way, overly grape candy with just hints of the other notes. Not so on the skin; you only get whiffs of grape through the florals as you move. I quite like it.

  2. 4 out of 5


    Extremely masculine smell to me, reminds me of the shaving cream my grandfather used. Very woody and green.

  3. 3 out of 5


    To me in imp smelled like lemon , sandalwood and soap. It was very opium on me, and had a sourness of grape, but it turned powdery and an anonymous sweet on me towards the end.

  4. 4 out of 5


    Out of the bottle and wet on my skin, it’s very strong and woodsy. As it dries, though, the floral and opium notes come out more, and it smells like Benediction being held in the middle of a forest. Love it!

  5. 4 out of 5


    Very happy with this one. It is very heady wet and dries very nicely. It does have those flower notes, but they’re not too powdery.

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