Here we are back for more wonderful Deconstructing Eden sample reviews! This is the batch that has some of the Valentine scents now discontinued for now. If you missed the previous review thread – here is Part 1.
Stung, from the Valentine release, boasted notes of three types of honey, beeswax absolute, sweet amber, green pepper, black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg. Oh wow. Amber is what presents itself first to me. With all the pepper and cinnamon you’d be thinking SPICE, but it’s not overpowering at all. The honey is sweet and the beeswax a little smoky. As this dries the spiciness does amplify, but it never crosses the too much mark. This is very well blended and I’m sorry I missed out on a bigger bottle of it. Maybe next year! I’d love to have a bottle of this!
Another from the Valentine release is Song of Solomon whose notes consist of Rich myrrh essential oil, tolu balsam, aged honey, incense, cedar wood, sandalwood, wine, vanilla, and coconut milk. I hate to say this … it starts out as a public bathroom scent. A clean one, but … yeah. It might be that I traveled recently and stopped in a lot of rest area’s along the highway and I just can’t shake that smell yet. Other than that, like I said, it smells clean. I can’t really pick one thing or another out unfortunately, so I may put this to the side and come back to it with a clearer nose. I get honey and wine. It’s a very beautiful scent, I just can’t shake the association I have with it.
Silver Moon is a general collection scent and its notes are listed as moonflower, white amber, musk, jasmine, white ginger, feral, silver moon. Her listing says it was a custom blend for a dear friend who allowed Toni to sell it. Huh, there’s almost a peach or apricot quality at first sniff. Oh … that’s the ginger. There is something animalic about this blend. Brings to mind the phrase “pale moon light”. It is soft and glittering white with a hint of a bite to it. That ginger is very prominent in the blend. Different and intriguing, I like it.
Little lost Alice in Wonderland whose notes are candied lemon peel that mellows into violet and rose with vanilla rounding out the entire blend will bring this scent adventure to a close … for now. Mmm … violet candies! The lemon isn’t strong at all, like I feared it would be. Instead it is soft and understated but gives a nice brightness to the blend. Vanilla, violet, and a touch of rose are the stars in this blend. So sweet it’s making my teeth ache though! This leans on the foodie side to me, oddly enough and unfortunately it makes my stomach queasy. Think this might be one for the lovers of all things gourmand. Annnnnd it’s making me sneeze so much. =( Can’t have ’em all I suppose.