Hopefully, by now, names of perfumes in the Indie world are no longer surprising. However, snickering like a little kid at names is another thing entirely. I admit, I snickered. And then I sniffed … and I was in love.
I purchased this bottle from the lovely Rhinestone Housewife. Always recommend going through her if you can. It not only supports RH, but it also supports the companies she stocks, as well as opened up the opportunity for internationals to get items they sometimes can’t get from the Indie companies themselves. /shameless-unpaid-plug
Now for the scent. It is touted as Conjure Oil’s MOST POPULAR blend. Ever. I did not know this going in. Now that I have smelled it, I can completely understand.
Whore of Babylon – scorched vanilla, champagne and pink diamonds
I … would not have guessed that note list in a million years. My husband said red grapes. Cold sniff for me was wine. On my skin, it smelled like spicy currants. So … yeah.
Wet on skin, now that I know the notes, I do get that fizzy champagne scent that, with the “pink diamonds” equates to a sweet wine-like scent. The pink diamond accord has to have currants in it. It just has to. I love currants and can usually pick them out of a lineup.
As this dries the boozier aspect dies down and that vanilla comes out. I don’t know where the scorched it coming from. It has some good depth and a touch of darkness, but I can’t quite place what is causing that. The vanilla in no way smells burnt, or charred, or scorched. It smells like deep vanilla, sweet (almost tooth-achingly so) but not bitter.
Dry this is intoxicating. Sweet and drifting but with an edge I can’t accurately describe. It’s almost spicy after a while, which it typical of currants on my skin. The champagne manages to keep this effervescent despite the depth and complexity these “three” (we all know it’s not just three) notes portray.
I am holding myself back from getting a backup bottle, that’s how much I adore this scent.