delightful rot 67 chevy impala

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A man’s scent. Bay rum, spiked with graveyard dirt, gunpowder, a touch of leather and a ring of salt, with an overtone of masculine musk.

Another Supernatural scent from Delight Rot today – I asked Mike to reach into my current “to be reviewed” sample bowl and pull something out for me, and this is what he came up with. Kind of fitting since it’s described as “a man’s scent,” I guess.

For those not familiar with Supernatural, 67 Chevy Impala is in reference to the car Sam and Dean drive, which is a shiny, badass, incredibly sexy 1967 Chevy Impala. Yes, it is sexy. And I’m not a car person at all. But it just is.

In the imp 67 Chevy Impala smells like dirt and spicy cologne (that’d be the bay rum). It is STRONG. So strong that it stung my eyes a bit when I brought the wand up to my nose. On skin I get more leather on top of the dirt and a whiff of spicy bay rum. There is a slight musky, sweaty saltiness to it as well. After it wears for a while the musk comes out and I get a tiny hint of smokiness from the gunpowder, but it’s not overpowering at all, even for a smoke-phobe like me.

In the full description of this, it’s noted that 67 Chevy Impala is quite strong and you don’t need to use much. This is very true. I swiped a tiny bit onto my wrist and I could smell it very clearly while typing this. The throw is impressive for a perfume oil. It lasts really well too.

I really, really like this. It’s masculine, yes, but I tend to like manly scents – Old Spice is one of my favorite smells in the entire world, to the point where I will creepily sniff the deodorants whenever I am in a drugstore – so this appeals to me. It smells sexy, which is fitting for a scent based on the Impala. Because while in reality Sam, Dean, and the car would probably all smell like dirt, blood, engine grease, hotel soap, and fast food wrappers, this sexy, dirty, rugged man smell is much more appealing and in line with the image presented by the show.

Would I buy it again? Yes, definitely. I’m actually thinking about picking up a bottle of this, because I don’t really have anything like it and I couldn’t stop sniffing my wrist while I had it on. This is the gem of the bunch from my Delightful Rot samples so far.

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delightful rot castiel

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A softer, clean masculine scent. A hint of frankincense, touched with heavy wet clouds and the worn cotton of a khaki trench coat.

I am a Supernatural fan. I am two seasons behind at the moment, and I think the series went a little ehhhh after about season 5, but still, I would call myself a fan. I know a thing or two about two smokin’ hot brothers driving around the country in a badass car killing demons. I am kind of a big nerd in general, to be honest, which is part of why Delightful Rot appeals to me. They have a whole host of scents inspired by Supernatural, Doctor Who (!!), Harry Potter, Batman, and other nerdly delights. I don’t know what the scent-brain behind Delightful Rot has in mind for the future, but – just tossing a suggestion out to the void of the internet here – if Buffy perfumes ever happened I would buy all of them immediately. ALL OF THEM. It is to dream.

Anyway, today I have Delightful Rot’s Castiel to review. Castiel is an angel who is kind of Sam and Dean’s sidekick in the later seasons of Supernatural. He’s amusing because he doesn’t understand human things. I like his coat.

In the imp and on skin Castiel smells clean and very slightly sweet. A bit like lemon, though there is nothing like that in the description. It is listed as a masculine scent, and while I think that’s true, I would wear it as well. It’s not heavy or cologne-y. It really does smell a bit “wet,” if that makes sense. Like hanging laundry to dry outside on an overcast day. I don’t usually go for “clean laundry” kind of scents, but I actually do like this one.

I was curious about the lemon thing, so I looked up frankincense, and sure enough, it’s described as having a “balsamic-spicy, slightly lemon, fragrance of incense, with a conifer-like undertone.” That’s exactly what I’m smelling. So the description here is spot-on.

Would I buy it again? The sample, absolutely. While I do quite like it, I’m not sure I need a full bottle as it’s not the kind of scent I usually wear. But the more I sniff it the more it grows on me, so we’ll see if my feelings change by the time/if I finish the imp.

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