Παρασκευή, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2014

HALLOWEEN-POSSETS





Happy Halloween!

I am in that part of the world where Halloween isn’t a tradition and every year I say to myself that I will decorate and have some fun but never do… Except from Pumpkin pie I love making and eating Halloween treats! There are some parties going on in the center of Athens but they start after midnight and we have to wake up early. So you guess it my plans for Halloween are to review Halloween from Possets.

This is a seasonal scent that comes live every Halloween and is spooky and mysterious!

Halloween-Back from last year, Halloween is one of the first unabashed outdoor autumn fragrances ever. Incensy, spicy, and manages to capture the width of a dimming blue October sky. Halloween reminded me of suddenly catching yourself thinking about what fun you will have and how the year went for you. This one is beautiful without being cloying and just hits the right notes about Halloween. Resinous, gourmand.


Bottle:  smoke, leaves turning and gingerbread.

Wet:  Smoky but very wearable no harsh notes on that one. It’s like how the air smells when it’s so cold outside that you can feel the smoke for the fireplaces. Hard to describe. Something in that perfume reads to my mind as gingerbread maybe  the  spices?

Dry:  More incense now. I don’t think I am very Helpful but my general impression is: Walking in the streets the afternoon of a very cold day, a lot of houses burning woods to warm up, leaves are falling  and suddenly you find that your local bakery is still open and you take a deep breath of all the yummy stuff before you go home. Yes you need it.



Σάββατο, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Possets Sicily Order!!!

Hi guys! I know Summer is over but I really wanted to share my impressions of this order with you. Unfortunately, these scents are not longer available but Possets is great and has Retours so if you want something and you missed out fear not!

Etna:  Strong and aromatic, Etna is a powerful blend of grey and crystal musk, a musk I put together which I call 992 and packs a real punch.



Bottle: It reminds me of a tiger balm I have for when I am sick. Another thing that come to mind (and it doesn't mean that it's a bad thing) is a shaving gel that I used as a teenager for shaving my legs. In fact, I believe that it's the memory of the gel that the gel itself and the hours that I used to spend in the bathroom pampering myself.

Wet: Camphor and a hint of spearmint, then amazing musks. It's perfumy and elegant.

Drydown: Slightly medicinal, musky, grown up scent. Medium through and lasting power.

Verdict: This is unique and I am very happy to have it in my collection!


Cannoli:  Deep fried tubes of the lightest crust filled with sweetened ricotta cheese.

Cannoli are my favorite treats when I go to Italy. I wish I could make them home so delicious. So, When I first saw this collection Cannoli was my first WANT!

Bottle: Yeast and fried crust as promisted. Initial snif I am not so fond of how it smells.

Wet:  Mmm it's getting better. Handmade dough. Still I don;t get the cream cheese filling.
To my nose, I almost get a clean note like cucumber. I don't have a clue why it's there but note that yeast scent do weird things to my body chemistry. I am not to Italy yet.

Dry: After more than 15 minutes it's getting closer to the cannoli scent that I have in mind. It's milkier and I am getting whifs of milk chocolate now and then. 
High silage and staying power

My sister thinks that this is the best perfume that I have ever bought, and she is very picky!

Verdict: Initialy I thought that this was a fail but after a while it's a nice, cozy foodie blend and I really enjoy it. So glad that the strange note disappeared

Gelato:Blood Orange

Whan I first read the descriptions on the gelato line, I wanted all of them. I' ve decided to go with is one first beause of all the rave reviews.





Bottle: Blood orange and Kumquat. This is LOVE.

Wet: Shour Kumquat and candied blood orange. This is Heaven in the bottle. So glad I bought this.

Dry: My mother makes camdied Kumquat and this is what I am smelling with the lovely gelato note.

Verdict: I want to bath in this:)






Medusa:To celebrate the loveliness which Medusa lost Possets has come up with a coconut fragrance which is latticed throughout with a kiss of olive blossom, a hint of myrtle, and a very small amount of stone

A non foodie coconut! I am sold!

Bottle: Fresh air and coconut flesh. It has a spa like quality due to the olive blossom. Myrtle gives thia a herbal kick and a mediterranean flair.

Wet: Ellusive and pretty, sweet and herbaly. This perfume makes me wanting to explore myrtle more. What a lovely note.

Dry: It doesn't change much. it's  great for everyday if you, like me, love fresh and clean scents.