I had to try more of Hyde + Alchemy. Their formula is so strong – stronger than EDP’s, and a little is going so far.
This time I grabbed a vial labeled 019. It has notes of lavender, iris, vanilla, saffron, musk mallow seed, amber, and Brazilian vetiver.
In the vial this is that familiar herbal lavender that so many people love and for some reason my body (namely my head) hates. Unfortunately this lavender is no different in that it gives me a headache, slowly but surely. With that lovely herbal lavender, however, is a beautiful sweetness – maybe from the iris and vanilla.
Wet on my skin the iris just blooms into this super pretty and soft floral note that is supported by the lavender sitting softly and almost green in the back while a sweet musk scent and golden amber float around.
Dry on my skin it is heavily floral, but not overwhelmingly so. There is only a hint of the lavender and the headache that was previously threatening is easing up. The musk from that mallow seed is gorgeous and soft, almost fluffy, almost like tonka. The vetiver isn’t strong, nor overpowering, but it gives a beautiful brown earthiness to the whole blend.
Overall this blend is extremely comforting, soft, and cozy. The throw on this is really good – I get a soft vanilla floral with a hint of musk and that glowing amber. I’m really starting to fall for this company and their scents.