Conjure Oils Le Sacre Du Printemps and Mlle. Victoria’s Lupertine Burlesque Cabaret (& day 41!)

Conjure Oils just announced that Le Sacre Du Printemps  and Mlle. Victoria’s Lupertine Burlesque Cabaret are both back for spring!    When the Sacre collection came out last year, I had a huge backup of oils to review so by the time I got to these, they had gone away.  I managed to score bottles of Adoration de la Terre and Jeux Du Cites Rivales.   I also LOVED the Luper Burlesque collection so I was happy to be able to pick up a couple more of those.  I thought I would post up reviews from the previous release in can you’re interested in any of them.

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Le Sacre Du Printemps

Jeux des Cites Rivales-The Games of the Two Rival Tribes.  Spirited and spiced candied violets, bitter cloves, cassis and red sandalwood spar with black currant, ylang ylang, vanilla orchid, gunpowder and dried wild grasses.

In vial:   Sweet and pretty, the oil itself is very light in color.

Wet on skin: Whoa this is sexy and pretty.  I don’t know that I can pick out any of the notes but it’s really interesting and I can’t help but huff my arm.

Dry on skin:  Well, this is a definite surprise winner for me.   I’ve never found anything with ylang ylang that I like.

Verdict:  This is gorgeous and sophisticated and I’m glad I’ll still get a chance to purchase a bottle of this.

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Adoration de la Terre-The Kiss of the Earth. Earthbound and beautiful; the blue dot in a sea of black that we call home.

Warm and golden as a summer’s sunset: peach blossom honey, chthonic amber resin, toasted basmati rice, cured tobacco, sweet tea and blonde patchouli.

In vial:  It smells like peach liquor without the liquor smell.   Not as cloying as peach can be but super peachy at the same time.

Wet on skin:  It smells like peach candy.   I get just a touch of resin and toasted rice.

Dry on skin:  This is actually really pretty.  I’m generally not fond of fruity or peachy scents on me, but this is pretty sophisticated.   The resin and tobacco add a nice, softly dark touch to this blend.

Verdict:   This has morphed into a beautiful, woody and earthy scent with just a slight, sexy hint of peach.  I might have to purchase a bottle of this after all!

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Glorification de l’Elue-Naming and Glorifying the Chosen One who is the Golden Child, the May Queen, the Sacred Divine within; the Holy Fire of Spirit that links us with All-That-Is.

Glory be: golden saffron, antique patchouli, white honey, orris root, toasted almond, khus and splendid olibanum.

In vial:  Almondy and piney, the oil itself is an orangish color.
Wet on skin:  Pine!
Dry on skin:  Everything has settled down and I can really start to smell the khus and patchouli now….it really smells like a grass beach mat.   Interesting!
Verdict:  It’s a fun scent and I think my decant will be plenty.   It will be interesting to see how this ages.

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Dansae Sacrale-Sacrificial Dance of the Chosen One.  Sacred and uplifting: crystal amber, blue lavender, cyclamen, white sage, honeydew, vanilla musk, candied violets and a gentle heart of white rose tea.

In vial:   green and floral.

Wet on skin:  It’s very soft and I’m having a hard time distinguishing the individual notes.

Dry on skin:  This just kind of…..disappeared.  I can’t really smell much of anything.

Verdict:  Not sure what happened with my chemistry but this disappeared in almost ten minutes.  My guess it that it will be good for someone who likes florals and tea.

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Evocation des Ancestre-Evoking the Spirits of the Ancestors. We stand on the shoulders of our ancestors through love, adoration and veneration our predecessors are lifted, elevated, given light and eternal life.

Revere and honor: dried pomegranate rind crushed and perfumed with linden blossom, red spikenard, aloes wood, Egyptian sandalwood, sweet myrrh and Kyphi incense.

In vial:  Ok, maybe I’m crazy bot this smelled just a *bit* like toothpaste!

Wet on skin:   Ugh, so far not good.  It’s super strong and powdery in a gas station incense sort of way.

Dry on skin:  Well, this is just too heavy and incensy for me.   It’s still going super strong, too.   It’s almost given me a headache.

Verdict:   Not for me.

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Action Rituelle des Ancestres-Honor those that have passed on with white sandalwood, red willow, amyris, palo santo, patchouli blossom, Himalayan cedar, ylang ylang, opoponax and ginseng.

In vial: It smells green and cedary.

Wet on skin:   The cedar is prominent and starting to soften into something pretty.

Dry on skin:  Yep, that’s ylang ylang.   Ugh.   Instant headache.

Verdict:  I had to wash it off.   Other than the ylang ylang it’s very soft and pretty but it just doesn’t work for me.

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Le Sacre Du Printemps-Aged patchouli, Ethiopian frankincense, vanilla absolute, pink musk, delicate lace and magnolia blossoms.

In vial:  Perfumy and a bit sharp.  I wasn’t looking forward to trying this.

Wet on skin:   Hmmm…I can’t quite decide if I like it or not.   I feel like I shouldn’t like it but I can’t stop going back and sniffing my arm as it dries down.

Dry on skin:  Wow, I really like this.   I never would have thought that I’d like it as much as I do, and the wet stage is a bit urinal cake-ish but as it dries it’s softens into something soft and spicy and just a bit perfume like.   This is pretty strong with a good throw.

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Danse de la Terre-Dancing out of the Underworld. Persephone is free and the world is reborn in joyous celebration. 

Escape the darkness with rejuvenating black Assam tea, dark coconut husk, aged vanilla resin, sacred sandalwood temple incense, earthen musk and shaved red mandarin zest.

In vial:  Coconut!

Wet on skin:  Coconut, sandalwood and a little bite of orange.

Dry on skin:  This has settled into a spicy orange tea on me.  Soft but bright at the same time this is the perfect light summer time scent.

Verdict:  I’m looking forward to aging the pip and seeing what happens!

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Jeu du Rapt-Ritual of Abduction; thief of hearts. Evocative of the myth of Persephone and the betrayal and agony she felt as she was spirited away to the underworld.

Crimson pomegranate, Moroccan fig, smoked vanilla sugar, soft moss, amber resin, aged black tea and opium poppy resin.

In vial:   Lightly soapy and green.

Wet on skin:  Very green (moss) with some strong smoke/resin scent.  The strong scent is very off putting and smells a bit like fake leather scent.

Dry on skin:  The off putting strong scent has settled down.  Now I can smell the resins but I get no vanilla.   It softened quite a bit but there’s definitely something sharp here that I’m not loving.

Verdict:   I’ll be putting my imp away and retesting in a couple of months.  At this point I don’t care for it overmuch but I think aging will be good for it.

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Rondes Printanieres-Spring Rounds. Warm, sweet and and renewing as the first day of Spring. This is the scent of hope.

Vanilla cream, pink hyacinth, ruby grapefruit, scarlet hibiscus, cake flour, caramelized coconut and raspberry infused patchouli.

In vial:  Very berry-ish and coconutty with a bit of cream.

Wet on skin:  Raspberry!   Now a bit of hibiscus, grapefruit and patchouli are coming out.

Dry on skin:  The grapefruit is coming to the front as is the vanilla.   I can also detect a bit of the cake flour…..what a lovely touch!   Reminds me of being in the kitchen.

Verdict:   This is a fun and unique blend but I think my decant will be plenty!

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Cercles Mysterieux des Adolescentes-Exotic tuberose, pink peony, lychee fruit, orange blossom, vanilla bean, tonka, strawberry blossom, bergamot and sugar cane.

In vial:  softly aquatic floral.

Wet on skin:  the vanilla bean and tonka mix in and it’s really pretty.  I makes me think for a moment that I might be able to wear a white floral.

Dry on skin:  Ah, I was mistaken.  The floral has morphed into something old lady like on me.   White florals always do that on me.    I’m sure this will smell jaw droppingly sexy on the right person.

Verdict:   Beautiful, but not on me.  I’ll be passing my decant on to a friend of mine who smells divine in florals.

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Mlle. Victoria’s lupertine Burlesque Cabaret

Mlle. Whiard
Wild strawberry, whipped cream, kiwi fruit, raw sugar and a pinch of clove.

In bottle:  Fruity burnt sugar.

Wet on skin:  I can smell the strawberry, cream and a bit of burnt sugar.

Dry on skin:   It’s a gorgeous fruity, sugary strawberry scent.  I can smell just a hint of the clove but none of the kiwi.

Verdict:  So glad I bought a bottle of this!  Normally strawberry scents don’t work at all for me but this is the perfect blend of sugar and fruit.

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Mlle C. de Villers: Pink grapefruit, red musk, French vanilla ice cream with a brandy soaked Moreno cherry on top.

In bottle:  Ice cream with brandy.

Wet on skin:   Ummmm…..I can smell the French vanilla ice cream and definitely the Moreno cherry!

Dry on skin:  It smells of candied cherry, red musk and super vanilla ice cream.  The cream note is not cloying or gross at all and the red musk just hovers on the outside.

Verdict:  I bought a bottle of this unsniffed and boy am I glad I did!  It’s amazing and hot and sexy and sure to be a go to for me.

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