Nocturne Alchemy Reviews (& day 45-half way there!)

Whoo-hooo, I hit the half way point for the 90 Days Of Beauty Challenge.    I decided to dedicate this post to the new Nocturne Alchemy reviews!   These are limited editions so get them while you can!

Cherry Santalum Special Edition-Rich Egyptian Cherry Essence, creme of Vanilla Bean, Nokturne:Santalum (Sandalwood) and a soft stirring of exotic Cacao.  Plus, Baltic Amber (aged), and a few delicate drops of spice from all essential oils of Allspice, Clove, Nutmeg and White Palmarosa.

In bottle: It smells a little bit like Luden’s cherry cough drops. We weren’t allowed to have candy in the house growing up so I really enjoyed when I got sick because I got those and they were the closest thing to candy we got!

Wet on skin: Vanilla cherry spice goodness. The sandalwood is starting to soften everything and tie it together.

Dry on skin: Wow, this is so gorgeous. It’s a warm and sultry type of scent. The cherry is very grown up, especially paired with the sandalwood and soft spices. It might have a hint of an almond to it?

Verdict: The bottle is red and amazing with a super cute label featuring a redish orange cartoon kitty. If you like cherry you should buy this now!

Blueberry Crystal Special Edition-
Egyptian Summer Blueberry within the beauty of harmonized Vanilla and Musk (Nokturne:Crystal). Supple and fresh.  +Egyptian Frankincense, Rich NA Solar Amber, Green Peppercorn E/O and original Nokturne (Egyptian Musk).

In bottle: Sweet with a hint of blueberry.

Wet on skin: The blueberry is very nice, but the crystal has a bit of sharpness to me….almost like a dryer sheet maybe? That may also be the green peppercorn E/O!

Dry on skin: Ok, everything has settled down and softened up considerably. It’s quite lovely. The blueberry and crystal have blended together with just a hint of the Nocturne and resin.

Verdict: Once it dries down, I love this! Who would have thought that blueberry and Frankincense would smell so divine together?

Cerulean Ankh LE-Cerulean Ankh is blended into a deeper scent by taking deep Vanilla, Crystal and Moonstone, added aged Sapphire (Amber Musk) and sifting them all together and slowly dropping them into the Ankh perfume until a natural division occurs.

In bottle: Vanilla!

Wet on skin: At first it’s vanilla with just a touch of sapphire. Mmm….it’s smells like a vanilla marshmallow.

Dry on skin: As it dries the sweetness takes a back seat to a beautiful Egyptian musk blend. Mostly it’s Sapphire but I can also pick out the vanilla blend and sandalwood.

Verdict: It’s gorgeous and warm and sexy. So glad I picked up a bottle of this and I bet it’s only going to get better with age.

Queen Poison LE-Smokey Patchouli Noir, Anise, Black Peppercorn, Caraway all bathed in blood red Kashmir (Red Musk).

In Bottle: Strong red musk and pine?

Wet on skin: Red musk and it smells a little minty to me? Maybe that’s the Anise? Oh yes, and that settles down and you can smell the black peppercorn.

Dry on skin: The red musk is up front with a soft dark patchouli close behind. The anise and black peppercorn have settled down and added just a pretty and sexy softness.

Verdict: Amazing! And this really is complete when you wear it with Antidote. It’s intoxicatingly gorgeous!

Antidote LE-Moroccan Sandalwood, Vanille Superior, Aged Sapphire, Spun Sugar and Sweet Fennel.

In Bottle: Spun sugar.

Wet on skin: Mmmm….sandalwood and candy!

Dry on skin: This settled into a totally beautiful dark and sweetly resinous scent. It’s grown up but still very feminine and very ‘pink’.

Verdict: LOVE! It’s everything I love about a sweet, candy, spun sugar kind of smell. I wore this with Dark Santalum and people asked all night long what I was wearing!

**Nocturne: Dark Santalum (forum only scent)-Taking the essence of Sandalwood and placing a shadow just under the nose by blending black peppercorn, shadow amber, Nokturne:Hessonite, Castle Moss of Romania along with a touch of pimento and a drop of Nokturne:Dark Crystal.

In bottle: Woody and resinous.

Wet on skin: It’s a bright sandalwood….with just a hint of something green?

Dry on skin: Everything here is blended really nicely. I can smell the lovely sandalwood and hessonite as well as the shadow amber. As it dries I can pick of just a waft of the Dark Crystal.

Verdict: My gut tells me this is going to age beautifully!

**Nocturne: Moonstone (forum only scent): The true Husk, black and white Fleck, essence and whole of African White Vanilla with a kiss of Crystalline.

In bottle: Sweet vanilla.

Wet on skin: Soft, pretty and wonderful vanilla. It’s intoxicating.

Dry on skin: Boy this is super comforting and beautiful. I can’t wait to start layering this with everything and see what happens!

Verdict: So, so happy that I scored a bottle of this!

Nocturne: Honey Kobalt-Bringing the sensual black honey of Egypt and slowly pouring it into the exquisite Vanilla of Cairo Vanilla Orchid (Kobalt). It takes patience for this to occur and there is no room for anything but patience when creating a Duality like this. A scent for Spring, but moreso a scent for preparing for summer. This scent will age beautifully. After having tested the Black Honey we use for this, the two year old bottle has aged so beautifully it is one of the most beautiful honey perfumes we have come across. Add in the Cairo Vanilla of Kobalt and you have a flow of “sensual and surreal”, as described by Jacek. “Simply tempting”, says Bastet. “A harmony bequest to the Nokturne line”, says I. Pssst, this shall be yummified when wearing during the coming summer!

In bottle: Sweet with something sharp.

Wet on skin: Sweet with something unpleasant underneath. I can’t put my finger on it….kind of plasticy maybe?

Dry on skin: Hmmm….this is really sharp on me. It smells like a juniper bush and BO. I really like the honey in Princess Amber so I’m not sure what’s not working here.

Verdict: Unfortunately this didn’t work for me. I’m sure I won’t have a hard time finding a home for this bottle! I’ve seen quite a few good reviews for this one so I’m sure it smells fabulous on other people!

**The Nocturnes are forum only scents which mean you need to be a member of the forum to order them.  If you’re interested, please register at the Pyramid

Once you are signed up at, email with your Forum chosen name and Thoth will unlock the Pyramid/Lair!

Published by Hottie McNaughty

Hottie was a local burlesque performer and producer in the Seattle area. She now spends her day rallying for pet health insurance and here evenings running The Rhinestone Housewife.

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