image from imdb.comThe first time I heard of Boadicea was when I watched this movie on TV. I was enthralled with the historical figure, and it doesn't hurt that I love Alex Kingston. So when I stumbled up this line, I was excited to try some of them.
But holy smokes! There are so many - how could I decide?! To tell you the truth, I don't remember how I decided on Pure and Vibrant (I bought these samples from The Perfumed Court a while back and I'm attempting to test as many un-tested samples as I can before I give in and purchase new ones)
Here's a review from Rebella and another from Jess about some of the BtV line.
Pure - I have to say that I really like this one. It starts off to my nose with a blast of bergamot and citrus and smells old-fashioned in a seductive way (does it also have aldehydes? not sure and not listed); and then the citrus stays while the earthier notes start taking hold.
Luckyscent states the notes as "Bergamot, Sicilian lemon, green tangerine, Mediterranean cypress, basil leaves, Egyptian cumin, juniper berry, ylang ylang, sandalwood, amber, patchouli, vanilla"
Vibrant - well, it's not vibrant but to my nose a pleasant albeit average leather scent. The BtV website says something like citrus with leather, musk, resin, 'blowsy' rose and a smoky woodsy finish. Hmmm.
Here's an interesting article about the BtV fragrances that the First Lady chose.
And finally a wonderful post from Left Coast Nose BtV, Michelle Obama and scent
Please chime in regarding your thoughts on the line - I'm interested to know if any of you readers have tried any.
EDIT: here's another review I found from Michael