31 Scents of October, #15: BPAL, Absinthe Bonbon

Absinthe Bonbon

Absinthe BonbonThis is another Lupercalia scent, but from 2014. It’s a hard one to write about, because it doesn’t last long enough for all the complex notes elaborated in the listing to develop. I get the wormwood and anise, and it’s tempered by something sweet, but that’s about it. I suspect this scent might work wonderfully on someone. I can see it’s potential to have a strange, intoxicating character on skin with the right PH. Sadly, though, that skin is not mine. It does not last for me, just long enough to blast me with anise, but that’s it…a sneeze or two, and it’s gone.

I’d love it if the white chocolate was stronger, if it wasn’t just something to temper the powdery spice. If it rounded out this scent into something rich and peculiar. This feels like the beginning of something. I hope that perhaps, one day, there’ll be version which lets it find it’s full glory.

In the meantime, I’ll keep this a while. These perfumes often age in interesting ways; perhaps this will grow more complex with time.

Disclaimer: I am not a perfume expert, nor am I sponsored by BPAL or, indeed, anyone.

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