Today from the Box of Squee: Hellcat
I was really looking forward to trying Hellcat. A gal I've talked with for a while over on the BPAL forums says it's her "first date" perfume--what she wears when she wants to get lucky. So hell yeah, I wanna get in on that. But then, the description:
A soft, sensual, luxuriant blend with a wicked bite: hazelnut, buttercream, honey mead, rum and sweet almond.
Ackphthtfllll! Almond! oh noes! One of two notes guaranteed never to work on me, the other being cedar (which I love everywhere else but on my skin). Even myrrh, which ruined Bilquis for me, works occasionally. But never almond. And sadly, Hellcat proved the rule.
In the imp and on wet, I definitely smell the almond, almost a cherry almond (must be the mead). Dry, still almond, but not as bad as the wretched Queen of Sheba (the most massive Do Not Want I have ever smelt). An hour or more later, the almond and everything else but the rum has faded. It's a nice, soft rum, barely there. But not nice enough to avoid Hellcat being banished to the Do Not Want box.