53: deep midnight naenia

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I’m caught up! WOO. Also, my first Deep Midnight review ever. It’s not a company I have much experience with – I only have a handful of samples, all collected secondhand through swaps and sales, and I’ve never gotten around to actually, you know, trying any of them. So I’m going to remedy that, starting now.

Naenia, a beautiful name for a beautiful creature…This perfume oil named for the little moth, also known as the “The Gothic,” is a sexy, sultry blend of: Ripe apricots, carnations, sweet magonlia blossoms, dark honey, white peaches, with bits of tart cranberries, wood, and black pepper rounding out the main notes of the scent. Definitely sexy and exotic and a teensy bit dark. Opens with notes of the fruits and honey and then dries down to a deeper, sweet floral with wood notes. Come fly away with her!

In the imp, Naenia smells like peaches, a little tart, with a lot of waxy white flowers. It’s not entirely pleasant to me.

Wet on skin it’s very similar, an abundance of white flowers with a vague peachy fruitiness. There’s also something dark and a little spicy underneath. It smells a bit artificial somehow as well.

As it dries it gets a little more floral, and the peach fades a bit, but somehow it still gets sweeter. It also develops a little bit of a powdery or woody edge.

I’m sure it’s no surprise that I don’t like this at all. Blech. I also found the sillage and lasting power to be pretty poor.

Elevator Pitch: Heavy on the white florals, with a bit of sweet/tart peachy fruitiness and a very slight spiciness. A little powdery or woody on dry down. Smells a bit artificial.

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