I’m so excited that chance has deemed I review another new-to-me perfume house! I stumbled upon Fabled Fragrances when someone had linked to their eye shadow. I was over the moon to see they had scents as well, so of course I had to try a bit of everything. The eye shadow has been wonderful and now I get to try their scents!
Nereid – fresh water (synthetic), sweet grass (synthetic), heather (synthetic), tuberose (natural), ocean water (synthetic), myrrh (natural)
In the vial it smells like water and greenness with a hint of florals. On my skin the tuberose seems to take over and it’s almost overwhelming. The throw on this is, already, fairly strong and I barely need to point my nose in its direction to get a good bead on the scent.
I very much prefer the scent that wafts up to me versus the one I find when I sniff closer to my skin. It’s an extremely aquatic blend (yeah, duh for me) with soft bits of floral floating around and in and out.
Under everything is this golden myrrh scent, almost like the sun glinting on the water. It’s warm and comforting – and it grounds this scent so it does not feel like it has no bottom. The water isn’t salty despite ocean water being an ingredient. This is fresh water to me, which is fine as I prefer fresh water scents over oceanic scents.
As this dries down I’m finding it to be quite a bit more musky than I think I’d expected (or that the wet stage had shown). The sun has set on the horizon and the deep things in the ocean come out.
Hours later and this is still lingering, softly wafting around. It went through a very brief soapy stage, but even that was a nice floral soap. I get a soft musk, a touch of floral, and a heavy dollop of aquatics. This is beautiful and almost haunting.