I had a chance to review the Bastet’s Garden scents…..Rose Sapphire was the surprise hit for me!
Rose Sapphire-Precious Resin of Black and Blood Rose Essential Oil, Nokturne: Sapphire (Amber Musk); an evening perfume blend for an evening out, for another, in gratitude of something we have achieved or simply sharing with yourself and a glass of wine. We must love and enjoy our selves first and foremost.
In vial: Spicy rose.
Wet on skin: Deep, spicy rose with a hint of musk. It’s very deep and rich and sexy. The rose isn’t cloying on me at this stage which is nice.
Dry on skin: Boy, this is really amazing. It’s tried down to a spicy musk Sapphire with a hint of a deep and sexy rose.
Verdict: OMG, a rose scent that I can actually wear. Not only can I wear it but I love it and it actually smells sexy on me. Definitely bottle worthy and I can’t wait to see how it ages.
Lavender Santalum-Australian and French Lavender, Nokturne:Santalum (Aromatic Egyptian Sandalwood of Aswan); a perfume blend of intoxicating sleep, rest and bliss.
In vial: Lavender and medicinal….like strong shampoo.
Wet on skin: Like strong powdery lavender. Right around the edges I can catch a whiff of the santalum.
Dry on skin: As it dries down a spiciness of the sandalwood variety appears. The sandalwood does a nice job softening the lavender and the result is a lovely sleepy time blend.
Verdict: Lavender typically doesn’t work for me but I actually kind of like this. I’m going to try it at bed time.
Coconut Moonstone-Egyptian Coconut Husk, Nokturne:Moonstone (The true Husk, black and white Fleck, essence and whole of African White Vanilla with a kiss of Crystalline) and a drop of peach to nuance the natural sweetness of the blend; a perfume blend for summer days and summer nights.
In bottle: Like coconut and a plastic doll arm? (what the what?)
Wet on skin: It smells like coconut extract and angel food cake with just a bit of plasticy vibe in the background. All of this should work for me but there’s something that’s gone super plastic on me. I’m not sure what it is but it’s interfering with the other lovely components.
Dry on skin: The plastic note has softened a bit but there’s something here that just isn’t working for me. I think it’s the peach and the vanilla together.
Verdict: This was a surprise as this should be a home run for me and I bought a bottle unsniffed.
Violet Santalum Sweet-Egyptian and French Violet, Egyptian Jasmine and Lilac, Sandalwood Sugar from a natural occurring Sandalwood Cask and Santalum Sweet, a very soft and natural Egyptian Sandalwood; a perfume blend for when our feline nature searches outside of the Garden for a little something different and unique and when we allow ourselves not to attach memories but create new ones.
In vial: Tea rose.
Wet on skin: Very strong old fashioned rose smelling to me. It gave me almost an instant headache, but florals to that to me routinely. It’s gone through a bit of a mothball stage and I think that’s the jasmine.
Dry on skin: It softened a bit but it’s still all floral all the time time on me. I don’t get any santalum at all, or it’s just overpowered by the florals because I amp them so bad. I do pick up a touch of the soil note.
Verdict: I wasn’t expecting to like this as florals don’t work for me. I’m sure it will smell lovely on those who can wear them.