77: sixteen92 the heart is a lonely hunter

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Ahhhhhh, I’m so behind! Ugh. Forgive my absence last week – life things were getting super busy/stressful and I was feeling very run into the ground, so something had to give, and alas, it was reviewing. But I’m going to try to bang out double reviews most days this week to catch up, so let’s get started!

When I ordered Supercell from sixteen92, I also picked up a spring sample pack. Claire’s spring collection is, I believe, inspired by the American south and literature pertaining to it, and most of the scents contain at least one floral note, which of course immediately puts me on red alert. But I’ve been sniffing perfume long enough to know that scent preferences shouldn’t be hard and fast rules, so here we are – and first in line is The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

The way I need you is a loneliness I cannot bear.

Tuberose absolute, soft skin musk, oakmoss, fresh earth, vanilla, iris.

In the vial, THiaLH smells fresh and earthy, a little spicy and sweet, with just the vaguest hint of florals.

Wet on skin, it’s sweet, fresh earth, soft musk, and something that’s reading just a little citrusy to me. Not sure what that is, but it’s very nice. The tuberose and iris scared me away from this one, but at this stage it’s really not terrible floral at all.

During dry down it gets a little spicier – I get more of the oakmoss, but a little more of the vanilla as well. The tuberose and iris, while I’m sure they’re contributing to the overall blend, aren’t very prominent on my skin, for which I’m very thankful. It does get slightly more floral as it wears, but never enough to make me dislike it.

I didn’t think I’d care for this one, but it’s really very nice.

Elevator Pitch: Fresh earth, soft musk, spicy oakmoss, and a touch of sweet vanilla. It’s earthy, spicy, and a little sweet, while still remaining light and fresh – very much a spring scent. Not very floral on my skin, though it does get a touch more so as it wears.

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