Friday, 19 December 2014
SOTD- Alkemia "Aphrodesia"
Alkemia "Aphrodesia" is described as "An intoxicating blend of deep eastern spices, warmed with creamy vanilla and a few drops of golden frankincense."
Upon application, this perfume is very incensey, headshop strong. Heading towards being pungent. I'm not a fan of this stage.
I like the drydown. It becomes soft, powdery, with the vanilla offering a sweet, syrup-y quality. There's also a metallic, zestiness.
It is rather nice.
Feminine and exotic with the eastern spices.
Personally, I don't find Aphrodesia to be a heavily sexy perfume, as I was expecting, but it does have its own appeal. Not enough for me to warrant a full size oil, but I will enjoy the sample.
In the past, being on the fence about a perfume meant a purchase, but now it has to be love before I add to my existing perfume collection.