Black Baccara was the second indie fragrance home I attempted. I like the gothic, Victorian aesthetic.
Order Expertise – The web site, scent descriptions and catalog had been very easy to navigate as a newb. There is a grasp record with hyperlinks to every fragrance’s web page. I ordered the 5 piece customized pattern set and selected a free pattern on the checkout web page. It was $20 plus $3.98 delivery to the US. Sadly, the pattern set is at present bought out on account of excessive order quantity.
TAT – Quick. The delivery label was created four enterprise days after I ordered and it arrived Three days later (excluding Sunday) through USPS from throughout the nation. The TAT is clearly said on the prime of the positioning.
Packaging – Lovely. The customized pattern set is available in a tin field and comprises 1ml glass vials with fairly, paper labels that fully wrap across the vial and stick out.
Throw & Longevity – Most scents had decrease throw and longevity (not one thing I thoughts), apart from Lilith’s Parlor and Salome, which had been fairly robust, on par with some issues I’ve tried from Alkemia, Fantome and Poesie.
Pores and skin Chemistry – Perfumes just about scent the identical on me as they scent on paper. There are delicate variations generally, which I am going to be aware, however I’ve by no means smelled something on my pores and skin that I have never additionally picked up on paper. It largely simply will get a tiny bit richer if something. The one massive distinction is that candy scents are inclined to cook dinner or caramelize on my pores and skin, however I believe that is on account of physique warmth. It is high-quality most often however may be bizarre with fruit.
My Nostril – It is uncommon that I like a fragrance and after I do I can nonetheless completely see why another person would not prefer it. Typically I am going to actually like one thing however then one be aware will randomly annoy me to the purpose of sensory overload and it is normally a texture subject. Alcohol-based perfumes are too robust for me after I’m at residence however I like them after I’m out and about.
Perfumes I’ve loved: Lush – 1000 Kisses Deep (the stable model is my present fave fragrance however the alcohol model is meh), Lush – Lust (stable), Sixteen92 – New Radio, Maison Margiela Reproduction – Lipstick On, Aquolina – Pink Sugar, Chanel – Bleu De Chanel, Chanel – Coco Mademoiselle, Lancome – Tresor, Alkemia – Gaea
Issues I’ve appreciated in fragrance type: atmospherics, benzoin, bergamot, filth, jasmine, lavender, orange, orange blossom, pink pepper, tangerine, tonka bean, vanilla, waffle cone
Issues I have never appreciated: anise, aquatics, black pepper, burnt issues, candle wax, cinnamon, honey, pumpkin, nuttiness, soapiness (a starchy, dry, white bar cleaning soap scent that scrapes the again of my throat), smoke, violet
Issues that go each methods: espresso, patchouli, peach, musk, rose, sandalwood
I did not notice numerous this on the time of ordering although.
Word – I’ve had these for over 6 months and have examined them a number of occasions alongside the best way on paper and on pores and skin.
1983: freshly laundered denim, retro musk, tobacco, velvety orris, strawberry sweet, classic amber, and tobacco.
It is so bizarre that denim has a recognizable scent, wow. That is actually cool. There is a be aware that I have never smelled for the reason that 80s or 90s in right here however idk what it’s. The retro musk or the classic amber? “Massive hair” is talked about within the full description so possibly it was one thing that was in hairspray? It is undoubtedly one thing I’ve a constructive, enjoyable affiliation with versus one thing funky or outdated smelling. The tobacco is harking back to that cool woman in highschool that smokes. The strawberry sweet be aware reads extra like cherry chapstick or cherry soda? I believe I would like it with out it. It fades right into a candy laundry musk after just a few hours. I am trying ahead to carrying it on a cool evening out in town. Sooner or later… Within the meantime, I received a full dimension as a result of I like the expertise of smelling it and having it as an artwork piece with the lovable, little rainbow casette tape on the label. As a substitute of feeling unhappy and nostalgic, I can simply open it up and be transported to the previous. I like atmospherics. GF says it smells like a cool woman.
Alice’s Tea Celebration: iced inexperienced tea, macintosh apple, recent squeezed orange, bing cherries, toasted marshmallow, cinnamon swirls, and vanilla bean.
This smells like a gothic lolita – cute, darkish and charming. The inexperienced tea is extra obvious on dry down. It is delicate and never bitter. There is a mild, brilliant bitter apple scent. Not getting orange. Very delicate cherry that is extra akin to cherry chapstick than an actual cherry. The marshmallow is mild and barely candy. The violet is delicate and delicate. The cinnamon is barely there, it simply provides a tiny zing. I do not get any vanilla actually. I prefer it however I believe I would love it extra with out the inexperienced tea due to the best way it interacts with the marginally powdery, barely soapy violet and turns into type of matte/starchy. GF says it smells like 1983.
Carnival of Ghosts: freshly carved pumpkin, macintosh apples, aged patchouli, carnival popcorn, classic sarsaparilla, flickering candles, and tendrils of smoke from a witch’s cauldron.
Cinnamon is distinguished but it surely’s tremendous dry. The candle wax is true behind it. Barely any smoke, extra like a smoking wick. The wax and the smoking wick maintain the cinnamon again and forestall it from going gourmand. The pumpkin is part of the candle versus an precise pumpkin. I do not scent apples particularly however there’s some tartness that brightens every little thing up. There’s additionally some sweetness from both the apple or the sarsaparilla. There is a ghost of popcorn that provides a barely buttery texture and emerges extra after an hour or so. The tiniest drop of patchouli; barely there. I am undoubtedly pulling this out for the Halloween season however exterior of that, I am probably not drawn to it as a result of I do not love candle wax nostril really feel. Nonetheless there after 5 hours however very faint.
Ghost Violet: antiqued violet, an vintage picket spiral staircase, aged darkish vanilla, and a ghosting of vetiver. The total description additionally mentions Himalayan cedarwood and clove.
I examined this just a few occasions earlier than I seen a be aware on the web site that mentioned “pure separation of vanilla will happen on this mix. Shake nicely and luxuriate in.” What?! This goes towards every little thing I’ve realized right here however I did it anyway and it completely remodeled. Bizarre. Anyway, it is a very darkish, dry, violet. The vanilla provides somewhat silkiness and sweetness. It is drier and ashier on my pores and skin at first and reads like floral, camphorous, barely candy filth till it settles right into a silky, floral, barely camphorous, barely candy cedar. I did not like this earlier than however I believe I’ve opened my thoughts/nostril to so many smells over the previous few months that I discover it actually attention-grabbing now. GF’s ideas after 2 hours: vanilla, spicy custard rum; good however stern girl, no bullshit.
Lilith’s Parlor: darkish honey, narcissus flower, candle wax, tendrils of pipe tobacco smoke, and classic musk.
Candy and clear. Largely honey, which got here out extra after growing older just a few months. It is a fairly scent however there’s one thing about honey in fragrance that creeps me out. This has much more throw than the others. GF: you scent like numerous issues (lol); smells robust; vanilla, musk, incense, myrrh; smells high-quality.
Salome: rose, jasmine petals, lavender, nutmeg, thyme, child powder, floral musk, and sandalwood.
Ageing has actually remodeled this from a soapy lavender right into a very nice floral, incense scent that wafts via some small Indian markets or temples. Undoubtedly rose, balanced by a component of jasmine (not full-on jasmine), sandalwood incense and camphorous lavender that fades down after a couple of minutes. A brilliant tiny trace of thyme. Fortunately not getting child powder particularly, extra of a delicate dryness. I do not get nutmeg however there’s a little, dry kick. This one additionally had extra throw.