Continuing the celebration of Fabienne’s life – which will culminate tomorrow the 15th of October which will be a grand celebration – I chose The Great Psychiatrist of Babylon. Honestly, it gives me the giggles whenever I read the name and thing about what that would have been like. Could you imagine?
The Great Psychiatrist of Babylon – Back in the day, before a formal id, ego, and super-ego early psychiatrists roamed the land looking for loonies upon whom they could practice their trade. Babylon was a veritable hot bed of psychiatric investigation, and practiced by the female inhabitants of the city. The hypnotic base of the finest Bourbon vanilla shot through with incense smoke and the auxiliary smoke from “punk” fire, caramel, incense, and a small shot of whiskey on the side (for medicinal purposes only). There, now don’t you feel better?
Just imagine all the juicy gossip they were privy to! Gossip is my guilty pleasure – not spreading, starting, or repeating – but I’ll admit I like hearing it second or third hand.
I had a lot of running around to do this morning (new glasses yay!) so I swiped this on and got ready. Then, upon sniffing it on my skin, immediately slathered in it before I walked out the door. It was so good! Instantly I regretted never getting a bottle.
You get the vanilla and a gooey, smooth, and buttery caramel scent, but it’s juxtaposed with this incense. It’s not like burning incense, though the notes state “smoke” I didn’t get any of that. More it seemed like the scent was residual of years of burning incense so just the scent of it permeated everything around it. This is really just a sweet incense when you get right down to it and one of my favorites.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t get much whiskey, if any, from this blend, which is just fine. Whiskey haven’t got along since my 21st birthday. So … I have bad scent memories with it, needless to say.
About 4 hours later and I get just a sweet incense type scent, though it’s all but gone from my skin. I wish this lasted longer as I just love it! Though I suppose I should be happy that I get a nice wafting scent every now and then from my pulse points.