Today's BPAL: A World Where There Are Octobers

  • Posted on: 18 November 2013
  • By: MeiLin

Continuing my quickie reviews of the latest BPAL series, here's A World Where There Are Octobers, which I didn't receive until November, but oh well. It's based on a quotation from Anne of Green Gables:

"Oh, Marilla," she exclaimed one Saturday morning, coming dancing in with her arms full of gorgeous boughs, "I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn't it? Look at these maple branches. Don't they give you a thrill--several thrills? I'm going to decorate my room with them."

I didn't read that book till I was an adult, and it still claims a spot in my heart. The scent description:

An armload of maple boughs and a swirl of autumn leaves.

In the decant: a woody, slightly sweet cologne

Wet: much sweeter, but still quite woody. It's not a foodie sweet, more of a slightly too literal "maple bough," if you get my drift. Despite the sweetness, it reads masculine to me.

Dry: the sweetness vanishes. It goes through a masculine cologne phase, then fades to soft woods and wet leaves. I put it on around 2 pm and now it's 6:30 pm; it's almost entirely gone.

Verdict: a certain kind of man could pull this off easily. It's not for me.


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Sounds like something husband would wear for me - I'm not a fan of most male scents because they are too strong in the bottle and then too strong on him. Things just LAST on him! For me, probably not so much. It sounds pretty but...

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