The Transeo are vampires that have assimilated into human society, often reaching positions of power. Among the Transeo there are many celebrated politicians, scientists, businessmen, philosophers, artists, writers, and musicians, and, surprisingly, a large number of influential clergy and militarists.
GA cologne that (almost) blends well into human society: benzoin, orange blossom, cumin, King mandarin, gaiac wood, juniper berry, Calabrian bergamot, Ceylon cinnamon, and blood camouflaged by wine.
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Not every Transeo is an illustrious public figure; many simply desire the comforts associated with reentering society. In the past, most Transeo posed as humans as best they could, concealing their true natures. In the twenty-first century, more and more Transeo are coming out in the open, and they form the backbone of most vampire-acceptance movements.
Immediate thoughts: So, we know some popular Transeo, don't we? The Cullens? Vampire Bill? Now we know what they smell like! Thankfully, these perfumes don't sparkle in the sun. lol
When wet: Orangey. Not like a fresh orange, but orangey nonetheless. That's really it, wet. Maybe orage stretched over vanilla.
Later: I've got to say it: this reminds me of a nice men's cologne or aftershave.
Later still: Just a touch of light evergreen enters the mix. Just a bit. Not like PINETREE!!!!! It's much more subtle than that. It's a sweet but sharp evergreen - but one with oranges hung all over it. In Transeo's latest stages I can smell the tiniest whiff - just a hint! - of wine, but I never do pick up the blood note.
An aside: Benzoin is often described as smelling of vanilla. It's actually a bit of a tarry mess in its absolute form.
Reflections: Are you sure this isn't a nicely dressed business man with a bit of a naughty streak? Oh wait! That business man could be a vampire. They're assimilated now!
This perfume oil is another that is fairly direct, linear. It doesn't morph and twist and surprise you which, for BPAL, is surprising in itself. Transeo is a light citrus mixed with a touch of pine and a splash of something sweet (but not cloyingly so).
I'm one of those women who doesn't mind wearing a man's scent from time to time. In fact, I'm thisclose to snatching back the Tom Ford I gave to my husband, since he doesn't wear it! I wouldn't call this a "men's fragrance" exclusively, but if you prefer your scents flowery and girly you'll not like this one. I do. It's very comforting and fresh. It's not a sexy, rip all of the clothes off kind of smell. It's perhaps the opposite of naughty. It's a scent you want to put on after a bad day. It reminds me of my husband after a shower. It reminds me of how I want to snuggle up next to him when I'm feeling down and borrow some of his strength for awhile.
Thanks, BPAL, for sending me these bottles to review.
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