This was a free sample with purchase, which I was happy about as I’d heard of it and wanted to try it – I was curious to see if the scent would live up to the name. I was a bit dismayed when it first went on – there’s something very sharp and medicinal in the opening which seemed to catch the back of my nose in an unpleasant way. Thankfully, after a few minutes, that settles down. What’s left is a soft, faintly smoky woody note touched with creamy vanilla. Definitely not what the name suggests though – there’s nothing overly sexy about this at all. That’s not to say it’s bad – there’s something very warm and cosy about this, but it’s more of a skin scent on me. Longevity, sadly, isn’t great – barely three hours. I like it, but I’m not in love with it.
Basically just synthetic vanilla and ambroxan. Really disappointing! In comparison to the discontinued Havanna Vanille by L'artisan which always garners compliment) this vanilla bomb was universally ignored when I wore it. Sad as I love A Kiss by the Fireside and had high hopes for this one.
12th July, 2014 (last edited: 04th October, 2014)
Any form of attraction is subjective. This is definitely overhyped, I think.
On initial application, there is a full, fresh bergamot, not too sharp, but smooth and clean. After about 15 minutes this goodwill is utterly destroyed by a dreadful, off-key white musk that reminds me of those god-awful plug-in air fresheners. Luckily, vanilla arrives to smooth this off and finally vetiver lingers in the background. The sillage is weak after the bergamot and the longevity only around 2-3 hours.
This is very much a feminine scent (and this comes from a guy who wears Black Orchid) and is linear in delivery and execution. All mouth and no trousers, IMHO.
Well it could be I suppose. Cedarwood seems to be the main player here but the whole fragance has a 'musky' feel. I'm a little worried about the longevity -- I need to give it a proper day's wear.
Sarah McCartney seems to be a one woman band who works out of West London and creates and packages each fragrance. Apparently, the title of the fragarnce was a comment from a friend of hers who tested it.
Very nice indeed and, yes -- it is sexy
10th January, 2014 (last edited: 13th January, 2014)