Those samples I reviewed earlier were not the only things to make their way to me from the lovely ladies over at Siberie Perfumes. They were also kind enough to send me a few 5ml’s (their regular bottle sizes are 15ml!).
Cordelia – Blended with the aroma of crisp cucumbers, juicy honeydew melon, marine notes of ocean air & fresh green tea.
In the bottle I get a nice crisp green scent with a hint of something watery and a little musky. On my skin the ocean air is strong, as though it is the morning after a storm. The cucumbers are lending a nice green scent while the honeydew is juicy and sweet. I’m finding that the tea is there, but not prominent.
I swear I’m getting something musky and I’m wondering if there’s not something of an ambergris-type note – or grey amber being used for the ocean scent. There’s also something almost cottony in here, soft and fuzzy.
After about 20 minutes this has become soft and flowing, yet still freshly green and slightly watery. It has a decent throw to it in that I can smell it if I move my wrist around. This blend leans unisex with an undercurrent of a masculine feel. I’m about 2 hours in and I still get wafts and it still smells wonderful on my skin.
Sang Des Dragons – Deeply seductive notes of pure aged dragon’s blood resin, sandalwood, gardenia & orris ( violet note) with teases of cassia ( light warm cinnamon note), woodsmoke, bourbon vanilla & earthy patchouli. A dark fragrance that is hauntingly beautiful.
In the bottle I get the loveliest deepest dragon’s blood note with this softly spicy underground. This is deep, red, and resinous.
On my skin this only deepens. I’m stuck huffing at my wrist and I get an almost hippy-shop type smell. Not in a bad way either, this is beautiful and deep. The dragon’s blood is the spicier version, not the more floral, which is just perfect for this blend.
I love how resinous this is! The sandalwood is fresh and just harvested while the gardenia is doing it’s heady gardenia thing. The cassia is not as light as the note list says, at least not on me, but it is by no means overwhelming (so maybe that is light!). You can definitely smell the woodsmoke in this but it’s off in the distance and not at all in your face. There’s a touch of vanilla – just a touch and that earthy patchouli is deep and brown and grounding.
Confession – after 15 minutes of having this on, I slathered. Flat out had to have more. The throw is beautiful, the longevity went for about 4 hours until I went on a long walk then it exploded and disappeared within 15 minutes of 100 degree weather. Which is fine, I didn’t want to have it blasting because it is a warm scent on its own.
Cake & Eat It – Dreamy notes of vanilla birthday cake frosted with rich buttercream icing, french coconut macaroons, a pinch of orchid & a soft warm base of white musk.
Who doesn’t want to have their cake and eat it too? In the bottle I get a very musky vanilla scent with just a hint of cake. On my skin it’s very much a single note white musk. It takes a few minutes, but finally the cake and frosting comes out with just a hint of coconut-y macaroons.
The scent wafting up to me is more orchid and musk with a hint of buttercream icing and it’s not nearly as gourmand as I thought it would be. I’m finding it to be quite soft and comforting with a dollop of sweetness.
Throw-wise, this is fairly decent – not strong, but I do get whiffs of it here and there. I’m really enjoying this one more than I’d expected to. I do love a good orchid.
Ma Contessa – Sultry, sweet and spicy this decadent elixir has notes of the most delicious aged bourbon vanilla, caramelized marshmallows with a piquant swirl of dark clove, cardamom & cinnamon. The soft dry down eludes femininity with a caress of golden amber & sensuous Australian sandalwood.
In the bottle I get a lot of caramelized marshmallow, a good helping of clove, and fragrant sandalwood. On my skin, however, most of the sweet notes are gone almost immediately and what is left is just a very slightly caramel sweetness that gives a nice undercurrent to the clove, cardamom, and sandalwood.
Admittedly, I’m not really a fan of cardamom, even in cooking. It’s not bad, just not really my thing. I also dislike cilantro. And olives. That being said this is somewhat spicy and has a very good throw to it and wafts up of its own accord – no hand-waving needed here!
I’d really love more vanilla and amber in this blend, personally, but with the cardamom it’s probably not something I would reach for anyway.
Candice – Blended with the sweet temptation of juicy dewberries, fluffy pink cotton candy, whipped marshmallows & pink sugar captured in a soft base of white musk & a tease of French vanilla.
Berries and cotton candy on a base of white and ethereal musk in the bottle. On my skin the berries become very juicy, almost fresh squeezed into a delightful drink.
You would think with the cotton candy, marshmallows, and pink sugar this would be tooth-achingly sweet but it’s not! Somehow that white musk tempers it and keeps it from becoming just too much to handle. I adore this sugar scent as well. It’s mixed with the cotton candy, as thought it was dusted in pink sugar.
As this dries I’m finding to to be more a lighter skin scent. It does not have much of a throw, though I do not need to press my nose to skin in order to get a sniff either.
The french vanilla is a tad boozy, making the berries seem to lean to an almost wine-like scent but without the bitterness you can sometimes get with wine. This perfume is very feminine, slightly girly even, and just super sweet.
I really am becoming quite smitten with Siberie Perfumes!
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