I can’t help but think of Muse’s song Madness every time I use this scent.
Everyone applies scents differently. I tend to put oils on my wrist, back of my hand, crook of my elbow, and pulse point on my neck – sometimes behind my ear. With EDP’s, I tend to spray them on my clothes and some of it gets on my neck.
The notes for Merely a Madness are white sandalwood, clover honey (vegan), sweet orange, rosewater, blond patchouli, cedar heart.
The EDP and the oil are slightly different but they are close. With the oil the patchouli and sandalwood stand out while the EDP lets the sweet orange and cedar heart be the star. They are both golden in their feel, but the oil feels slightly darker. And it’s a honey I can wear! I have such awful luck with honey most of the time that I totally didn’t realize it was in here (my chemistry makes it SCREAM most of the time).
Some EDP’s you get a huge blast of alcohol at first before it burns off, but with Sixteen92 that alcohol phase is almost non-existent. It’s merely moments instead of minutes.
As this wears through the day, it gets softer and cozier. Like a warm sweater or blanket that you like to cuddle up into after a long and hard day. It started off almost hyper with the orange, rosewater, and patchouli all vying for attention and shifting between themselves. But, after a few hours, Merely a Madness calms down into this luscious golden scent. It is this time that the oil and EDP meld into one scent and match each other beautifully.
Merely a Madness may start out crazy and wild, but, like all creatures, it enjoys a good cozy cuddle at the end of a hectic day.