There are faint echoes of Carnal Flower in this fragrance to my nose. l get mainly tuberose supported by coconut, although the coconut here is much creamier & more pronounced in the drydown. The longevity is slightly better than l usually get with Ayala's fragrances, but as with Yasmin, l get a strange, bitter woody note in the base. Except for this note, l really like this scent.
Dang! I loved this in the bottle, fabulous ylang-ylang and tuberose. But it changes completely on my skin and all I can smell are the coconut and tonka bean, way too sweet for my tastes. I think I'll try it in my essential oil burner or maybe a drop on a lkight bulb (yes, I know they can erxplode... from experience!).
Maybe I was expecting the wrong thing... I just used up my sample of Carnal Flower... sigh.
White Potion is a full, rich floral with well-incorporated fruity notes. Has the fascinating vintage characteristic of all notes moving together in unison to create an aroma that is different from any note in particular. I can pick out the grapefruit, gardenia, and coconut because they are listed (all favorite notes of mine) but the tuberose and ylang-ylang are also bewitching. Nothing stands out and calls attention to itself. This well-crafted perfume should have great popular appeal. Soft, pretty, far superior to the floral blends that sell so well in the commercial market. Deserves more recognition.
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Top notes: Ylang ylang, Grapefruit, Rosewood
Heart notes: Tuberose, Jasmine, Gardenia
Base notes: Sandalwood, Tonka bean, Coconut
If I didn't have access to the notes listed above, I'd be stumped to define WP's population. I would say white floral (without orange blossom) with a hint of heliotrope. This is sweet (not cloying), simple, soft, elegant, and incapable of offending a soul. If you are a grade school teacher and want to be remembered as beautiful, I recommend White Potion to you. As with other AM fragrances, I'd need a liberal application to radiate the range of sillage I'd like.