BPAL Review: The Grindhouse and The Ladies of the Grindhouse |
7 - DIONYSIA
Folks - if you aren't clicking on the images in this series to take an up-close look, you're missing out! Jennifer Williamson is A-MA-ZING.
The description of the scent:
Wild plum, pomegranate, raspberry, Siamese benzoin, plum blossom, patchouli, frankincense, and mahogany.
The background of the name:
Dionysia is actually the word used to represent the festivals celebrating the Greek god Dionysus, also known as Bacchus. Dionysus is the god of wine, and the festivals are thought to have originated to celebrate vine harvests.
Smells like Benadryl for kids.
Still smells quite grape-y to me while wet and for a bit after. I don't dislike plum and berry scents, but prefer deeper and more spicy blends. I was hoping the patchouli, frankincense and mahogany would help me love this - but mostly I smell purple fruit.
After awhile, the vanilla dances in, trailed by the deeper and balancing scents, and this helps a good bit. Still...
If you like plums and purple fruits and wine, check this one out. You will probably love this lady! She's phenomenally well-blended and delicious - no slam to how she's made is intended! As for me, I'll pull her out from time to time - maybe when I go to wine festivals? I hope she'll mellow and age like a fine wine and I'll love her more in a few months... We shall see...
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