Today from the Box of Squee: Intrigue
Today, the Fickle Finger of Squee (assisted by No1 Daughter) chose Intrigue:
A sultry, exotic scent that inspires devious plotting and clandestine affairs. It is a scent painted in artifice, veiled in deceit, and slithering with whispered secrets. Black palm, with cocoa, fig and shadowy wooded notes.
In the imp the "shadowy wooded notes" are at the fore, smelling like a very dry, dusty patchouli/sandalwood to me. Very dusty. Wet, it's still dusty but not as dry, and I smell more of the cocoa and fig. I'm honestly not sure what black palm smells of, but this is definitely shadowy. It's a light shadow, though, like a shadow of a potted palm in a bright, white courtyard. I see someone slipping through a loggia to an assignation.
On drydown it has more of that dry courtyard smell to it--a shadow in bright sunlight. It smells like No 2 wood pencils, too--that lead and wood smell of a sharpened pencil. Aak! grade school flashback!
No1 Daughter likes it, I'm not so sure--I don't dislike it, but it doesn't have much staying power. I gave it to her.
Later: Sir has decided he likes it, so if I get another frimp ("free imp"--the lab is always generous with the frimpage as are swappers and sellers at BPAL.org) I'll keep it for myself.