Twyla Perfumes and Apothecary
"A beautiful, truly unisex, androgynous woodsy blend with the unique and very complex poplar bud absolute, pine scotch, sweet amber, honey absolute, bourbon vanilla, immortelle, tarragon absolute and resins and a few drops of my very special vintage, 20 year-old patchouli. Redolent of a lush, green and ancient forest."
First sniff, it smells very pine-y but the kind of pine that is very natural and fresh from the tree. Pine has a tinge of eucalyptus on my skin. It also has a very slight herbal greenery (tarragon?). I am not really a fan of pine but I am HUGE fan of what comes minutes later. The resins! How beautiful! I can't pin point the resins because they are so perfectly blended. I get a concoction of rich vanillaic/amber/balsamic/labdanum/benzoin/honey and all those gorgeous things. It has a beautiful warmth and a light boozy tone which is like honey in bourbon vanilla. All of this grounded by a nice earthiness. It settles very well on the skin. I just love the drydown of this. It does have the lingering pine note but doesn't bother me anymore. It smells so cozy and comfortable. I dabbed this perfume on the back of my hand before I went to bed yesterday and I could smell the vanilla till I showered today. Great staying power.
I have a perfume from Nocturne Alchemy called Netherworld. It is my all time favourite resinous perfume. Unfortunately, it is a limited edition from 2008. It is quite similar to Dryad's dry down minus the pine. Dryad is taking its place and topping my favourites list once I finish the bottle of Netherworld.
As always, Dee is really lovely to share her sample with me. As always, consider myself enabled! I want a full bottle of this at some point but right now, can't wait to try ALL of Twyla's perfumes! Ordering soon!