Today from the Box of Squee: Mata Hari
A renowned exotic dancer and courtesan, possessed of aristocratic elegance, matchless charm, an iron will and a streak of fearlessness. The actual events of her life have met with much speculation, and to this day it is unclear whether or not she was truly a German spy. Despite shaky evidence of her guilt, she was tried for espionage by a closed court-martial and was executed by a French firing squad in 1917. Her scent is striking and bold with a delicate yet dark undertone: five roses with soft jasmine, warmed by vanilla, fig, tonka bean and mahogany, spiced with a drop of coffee bean.
Mata Hari smells in the imp and wet as if I've opened a box of Bee and Flower soaps--rose and a little jasmine, very soapy. I smell no vanilla, no fig, no tonka, no nothin'. Just rose soap. I amp rose. I'll see what this smells like in an hour or five. So far, it's do not want.
Later: Now I smell the vanilla and finally, the coffee. The florals have backed off, but this is an imp that goes in the Do Not Want box.