First, let me apologize for skipping a few days there. Life got busy … and fun. Love museums!
So last week I got in more samples from Conjure Oils. Their TAT is really long compared to some other companies, but really, I’m beginning to think it’s worth it.
From the hat (really, it’s a box, but that doesn’t sound as cool) I pulled Bastet. Her notes consist of Egyptian red musk, catnip and warm amber. Yes – catnip. Kind of thankful I no longer have any cats because that could get awkward.
In the vial I get something green and nearly minty – which must be the catnip. I must be part cat because it smells amazing!
On my skin this warms up nicely – still with that hint of green mintiness – but it’s not like peppermint or spearmint or anything like that. It’s a unique mint. Around that is this golden and very warm amber. It’s not powdery at all, but soft and comforting. And under all of that is this glorious musk rounding it all out and the redness of it gives it a sensual lilt.
Normally, I’m not a mint person. It’s typically too sharp and feels like it’s boring into my nasal cavity. But this catnip … it’s different. Softer, almost sweet. And that mint ‘edge’ doesn’t really last that long.
Nooo! This is turning soapy! That gives me the sads. Oh, okay, that was weird. That soapy stage lasted all of like a minute before it went back to that gloriously soft and comforting scent.
The throw on this blend is nice. It’s soft, not overpowering, but you still get a sense of it without having to hunt around. So far the longevity is promising, clocking in at over an hour and it’s not faded a bit.
A few hours later and the catnip is mostly gone and I’m left with a slightly powdery amber, golden and warm, and a touch of red musk that clings to the skin. It’s a beautiful scent, calming and almost serene now.