top notes- bergamot-grapefruit-orange blossom
mid notes- white and black pepper-geranium
base notes - white amber- leather-patchouli-vetiver
I love HP Blue
anyone try this?
Well, I just received the bottle in the mail... It obviously is too early to draw any final conclusions and I have yet to test it on skin at all... That said, when I sprayed it on paper it appeared a bit watered down but the open was pretty good, smelling mainly of gentle black pepper and fresh grapefruit... Unfortunately a minute or two in something underneath the continuing peppery citric top accord emerged, smelling reminiscent of vomit-laced varnish (my guess is it is derived from a combination of the sharp vetiver and animalic leather in the base)... This is not shaping up well on paper, at least... I definitely would not advise buying this stuff blind like I made the mistake of doing.
Edit: On skin (I just sprayed it on to get a better read) things improve a bit. The pepper blends with the citrus better and the underlying accord that came off as vomit-laced varnish on paper is more just varnish on skin (thank goodness). I am pretty sure this will not be in my collection long, but it is less of a failure than it initially appeared to be on paper... I will report back once I get more of a read as time passes.