Here we go on C
First impressions on skin:-
Liquid hot cross bun.
Warm spicy comfort smell.
Medium sweet gourmand.
Soft, well blended.
Very slightly 'dry' note, soaring over the top but spicy.
Frankincense/resinous, but gently.
No sense of a floral yet.
Tolu balsam type of gentle cinnamonic vanillic resinous quality
Not getting much citrus here unless it is the dryish note.
There is a detectable front sharper edge to this, like the crosses part of the hot cross bun, a bit like sourdough. Having trouble identifying it.
7 mins in:-
The softer aspect of the doughy note is receding and a more citrus lift is coming to the fore, it's too late from the start to be citrus so it might be the citrus side of Frankincense.
The sweetness isn't as sweet as benzoin on its own.
I'm hunting for a floral note but I'm not finding one easily amongst the spices, maybe an Isis type of orris, powdery, perhaps this is the pointy bit.
11 mins in:-
Soft, powdery, creamy, iris, cinnamon, spicy, could feasibly be nutmeg poking out here.
Overall it is a creamy, nutty smell, very comfort zone and close to the skin.
The sweetness is receding rather than increasing.
It isn't a cloying perfume at all, quite fresh dispute the spices and cream.
20 mins in:-
The floral notes are not obvious. If there is flower, it is very well blended and would be rosy or muguet.
It is almost like a nutty chocolate flower nutmeg in hot milk.
As it is staying put for a bit I'm over to paper strip.
More peppery on paper.
Orange peel or bitter lemon?
Something dark green? Galbanum like
Something brown? Cocoa without sugar?
Horlixy milky drink?
Lovely on paper….