Nocturne Alchemy Reviews

Nokturne: Blue Topaz Kobalt:  What is Blue Topaz? It was requested within the Pyramid that a Blue Musk be offered as a Nokturne. We have been searching all over the world for the perfect single note of Blue Topaz and we found a few but none stood up to the Nokturne name until one day it had occurred to me the Blue Musk, that became a new nameBlue Topaz, needed a little something special within it. So we began pouring, ever so slowly, Kobalt (Vanilla Orchid) into Blue Topaz and what was created was a beautiful symmetry of sensual scent. Why Blue Topaz? One day when testing this with Jacek, I looked down at the white gold ring I wear with a blue topaz on it and Jacek said, “yes, that would be a nice name for it”. Both masculine and feminine and perfect for a Nokturne Duality. Bastet and I have worn this and both of us talked about the sense of harmony and tranquility and how this perfume lifts the spirit, body and mind. Will there be a future Blue Topaz single note? Possibly…but until then…Kobalt is the perfect note for this new Nokturne Duality!

In bottle: Spicy vanilla flower

Wet on skin:  A bit of a floral creaminess has emerged.   Hmmm….something has gone *slightly* mothball on me…’s the spiciness mingling with something.

Dry on skin:   Ok, the mothball has given way to a more creamy floral.  It really smells like carnation to me which I really like but it rarely works with my chemistry.

Verdict:  After this dries down it’s really pretty on me and I’m glad I got a bottle.


Karkade Summer Hessonite: Hibiscus Leaf of Aswan, Sugar Resin, Aged Nokturne:Hessonite (Alexandrian Patchouli, organic), with Egyptian and Indian Black Tea.

In bottle: Woodsy!  Definitely some patchouli.

Wet on skin:
The patchouli softens a little bit and the tea comes to the front.  As it settles I can pick up on the sugar resin and definitely the hibiscus leaf.

Dry on skin:  Once it’s dried down there’s a wonderful spiciness that comes out.  But it’s not a craft store kind of spice…..more like a spicy sugar and I think it’s the sugar resin.  What ever it is, it’s wonderful!   I imagine a patchouli scented toasted sugar cube.

Verdict:  I’ve never been overly fond of tea scents but the Karkade scents have been wonderful so far.  This is a wonderful sexy and sophisticated patchouli scent for the patch lovers out there!


Haunted Ambre Lab:  This is a preview Halloweenie scent!   Yay!   Nokturne:Hessonite, Rock Rose Resin, White Patchouli, Black Ginger, White Cardamom, Gold sap of Frankincense, Wood of Myrrh, Indian Cypriol, Black Cedar, Nutmeg, Black Peppercorn and N3 Musk.

In bottle:  Woodsy and slightly masculine.

Wet on skin:  Very woody and I can definitely pick up the musk and patchouli.   It’s pretty strong at this point and just a little on the sharp side.

Dry on skin:  So the woody component has settled down and the cardamom has come out along with the black peppercorn.   As it dries down something has added a really gorgeous creaminess that I’m totally digging.   The rock rose resin is just lingering very softly in the background.

Verdict:  Super duper gorgeous and I’m really glad I bought a bottle of this. If this is an example of what Halloween is to bring then I’m excited!

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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