I wonder if LIW would have liked Sushi Imperiale?
I must admit though that I mostly feel New Year-ish on the Winter Solstice but in the spirit of this holiday, I will say that I have truly enjoyed blogging and reading your blogs, and getting to know some of you folks better through swaps and emails. What a delight to find like-minded folks throughout the world. Thank you all so much!!
A few posts ago, I asked for help finding a ginger perfume. What wonderful responses I received from you. I received a sample of Omnia from Olenska at Parfumieren (thank you!!!) and also purchased a sample of Sushi Imperiale from Luckyscent (I promised myself that I wouldn't purchase any more samples until I sniffed and noted all the ones I haven't reviewed yet - but I'm a weak-willed woman)
Unfortunately the first thing I get from Omnia is an alcoholy-hairspray scent with the slightest hint of ginger. It super-quickly fades away to, well, nothing. But then after 10 minutes or so, it pops back up and blooms to a soft and pleasant fragrance. In this review from Robin at NST, she mentions that some people cannot detect the musk note in it. I'm bummed because I was really hoping to understand and love this one. To me, it's very pleasant, but not much else. Sigh.
Now, Sushi Imperiale. What a fragrance! On the website of Luckyscent : notes of citrus, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, Madagascan vanilla. This juice makes me smile! I believe ChickenFreak said the same think about it - read her review here . Though no ginger is mentioned, it sure does seem like it is in there. I wish I had a larger spray sample of this - I really want to slather it on, as it's just perfect for this time of year and this weather. I still am on a search for a pure ginger and have a long list of samples to purchase, but I do have to remind myself again to test all my un-tested samples first!
Hoping that everyone is having a wonderful first day of 2011!