Along with candles, I also enjoy fragrancing my home with home fragrance oils, this is often a life saver in the hot conditions of California, where even a fairly large fragranced candle can be source of overheating in the summer. But the advantage of home fragrance oils is they also immediately fragrance a room. Yesterday, I walked into Bath and Body Works, while I wanted a nice little fragrance treat, I did not want to spend much money. I admit I was eyeing the Black Amethyst candle, but it wasn't such a bargain at full price, but then I noticed they were having a sale on their home fragrance oils, at $3 each this was the perfect option for me. So I took a bottle of the Black Amethyst and bought a package of tealight candles. I got open and immediately took out my oil burner and was surprised at how well the scent held up in this form.
It immediately made me think of the perfect loungy night club where slow atmospheric music plays in the background and hushed conversations are spoken over classic drinks and slinky dresses are worn.
The scent is unique in that it plays with ripe tropical fruits and flowers yet offsets these notes with an edge of coolness. The top is a rather ripe tart note of pineapple and plum before segwaying into a cool earthy tuberose that hints at Dior's Poison, before coming to a background of cool creamy vanilla and subtle woods. I must say that Bath and Body Works seems to be really making a point these days offer better fragrances especially in their fall collections.
This a fragrance that is perfect for swank little cocktail parties that are serving ice cold cocktails. Not meant to smell cozy but utterly sensual.
The perfect song to go with it, Cibo Matto's Sugar Water:
Fragrance top notes: Bergamot Italian Oprur, Juicy Mandarin, Sparkling Tangerine, Zesty Orange, Waterfruits, Crisp Melon
Fragrance Mid Notes: Lily of the Valley, Magnolia Blossom, Sheer Gardenia, Tuberose, Freesia, Peony Petals, Camellia
Fragrance Base Notes: Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Vanilla, Musk
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