The Midnight Star
Spices of the Orient mingle with crystalline musk, midnight flowers and cereus, jasmine, primrose and vesper iris.
This is an impromptu review as I found out from BPAL Gazette that it has just been discontinued. I had to dig the imp out and sniff! I am pretty sure Dee sent this imp to me, thanks (but I may be wrong, my brain is failing me now a days). Lucky because Zorya and other perfume oils from the collection are discontinued as of yesterday.
Boring stuff: As a sky watcher, I look at the story in an astronomical perspective. In the Northern hemisphere, (from where the Russians saw it) the modern day Ursa Minor (Little Dipper or Little Bear) is very close to Draco, a constellation that winds round the Pole Star. I think Draco looks like what the Slavics perceived as Simargl, the doomsday dog. It does look like Draco is chained around the Pole Star about to swallow the Little Bear. Very fascinating about how Greeks, Slavics and all the ancient civilisations saw the stars and attributed interesting stories to them. Just look up and it is all there, staring at you for centuries!
|Ursa Minor and Draco in constellation chart|
|Simargl, the Hound of|
|Ursa Minor in Urania's Mirror constellation cards|
After sometime, the heady floral blends away into soft powder. It is pleasant, close to the skin and pretty. The harshness is not there anymore.
Overall, Zorya is beautiful, womanly and strong, reminiscent of the midnight, cool air and watching the stars. I am happy that I have an imp to sniff and try, but no regrets for not getting a full bottle as it is discontinued, from yesterday.