A lucky dip into my perfume oil samples' bag brought me to "Penny Dreadful".
Clear as mud? Yep, I found the description rather unhelpful. I like to know what notes are in a perfume blend, but I'll do my best to describe what I smell.
Upon application, I got earthy incense. Not quite a scent that I wish to smell like. But quickly during drydown, a spiciness appears, like ginger. Real ginger, not your gourmand ginger, but more like ginger root.
There is a metallic element mixed into a floral note. I'm not good with flowers, so I'll say my uneducated guess would be that of rich, spicy roses. Quite nice actually. After wear the fragrance powders down, retaining the notes, but becoming rather soft.
I do like this interesting blend. Not quite enough for a full sized purchase, but I'll certainly finish the sample.