Reason two: I thought it would be a positive distraction for me and a fun way to spend my free time. If you've ever suffered from depression or anxiety, you know that free time can be your worst enemy. Keeping busy is really important, especially when you stay busy with positive things that keep you happy. I never, ever expected to have any readers or make any friends out of this. I'm so happy I was wrong. I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful each and every one of you are.
So today, I thought it would be fun to redo my first perfume review on CB: I Hate Perfume- In The Library . . . starting with a brand new product photo!
Scent Description from CB I Hate Perfume:
In the Library is a warm blend of English Novel*, Russian & Moroccan Leather Bindings, Worn Cloth and a hint of Wood Polish
*The main note in this scent was copied from one of my favorite novels originally published in 1927. I happened to find a signed first edition in pristine condition many years ago in London. I was more than a little excited because there were only ever a hundred of these in the first place. It had a marvelous warm woody slightly sweet smell and I set about immediately to bottle it.
Cold Sniff: Dusty pages of ancient library books.
Initial Application/Wet on skin: Freshly polished wood adds dimension to the beautiful "dust" note. It's very beautiful and incredibly realistic.
Drydown: The leather notes become prominent at this stage in the perfume. It's definitely not an animalistic leather, more of a soft leather that you'd certainly find in the bindings of an old, forgotten book. The dustiness is still there, which is one of my favorite aspects to this perfume. I understand what the scent description means about worn cloth with the hint of wood polish. It sounds so weird, but it's an incredibly comforting scent that does wonders for the perfume's entirety.
Final Thoughts: In The Library is a very realistic and comforting perfume. It's not like Solstice Scents' Library at all. It's a lighter scent that focuses more on the book notes than anything else. I so wish I could wear In The Library on a more frequent basis, but it's WAY out of my price range in the full size version. I only have the 2ml travel size (which is pictured above), so I save it for special occasions.
I hope you are all having a nice week. Thank you so much for reading.