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Friday, March 1, 2013

Possets Day 8 (FINAL DAY!) ~ Lavender Corset; Washington

I have made it to the final day of my Possets perfume reviews! AND it's Friday! This calls for a celebration!

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The last two scents I have for you guys are Lavender Corset and Washington These were saved for last for Nadja, as they are not her thing :D The italicized scent descriptions are from Possets.

Lavender Corset

Such a pretty and old fashioned yet bleeding edge modern scent! Lavender Corset is more lilac than lavender, very feminine, long lasting and a persistent whisper of a fragrance. Like a corset it creates a perception about you but one about which others are barely conscious. It is magical, though. Perfect as a day perfume but not prim, perfect as an evening perfume but not brash. Characteristics: Lilac, musk, versatile, feminine, clean, sophisticated, long lasting, cooling, summer scent..

Lavender Corset is a very simple, yet pretty, perfume. The description is spot on, especially about the scent having lilac notes as opposed to lavender. It is the perfect lilac scent. Though lavender is renowned for its relaxation properties, I think lilac is just as calming (if not moreso). Lavender Corset is not for those who are into complex fragrances, as it's pretty one-dimensional. The lilac is the main component of this perfume at every scent stage. It is also a bit musky, though absolutely nothing like the overpowering musk in Silver Violets. The musk is very subtle and delicate, which makes it blend seamlessly with the lilac. I think this would be the perfect scent for spring or summer; but also for any hectic days where a calming scent would be beneficial. I could also see this as the perfect bedtime scent or even a linen spray :)


What do you think of when you think of Washington state? Apples, of course. But I put them with the sweet briar rose (which is actually its cousin and does grow well in Washington state), and a honey accord which is so smooth it is almost illegal. Finally I am topping this all off with an incense which weaves the entire thing together and you have what I consider an essential beautiful perfume fitting to represent a lovely place.

Cold sniff offers a very strong apple note. The Washington title paired with the apple note reminds me of the Twilight saga, haha. The honey really smoothes it out on the initial application. My hamsters would probably bite the hell out of me if they smelled this on my skin. They adore apples. I really have to concentrate to detect the rose, but I think a lot of that is due to the fact that Possets perfumes are so well blended. The incense comes out during the drydown, which is really nice. I like Washington more than I expected, it's really quite nice. :)

Pertinent Links
Possets Day 1 (The Tisane of the Witch)
Possets Day 2 (Sorrow)
Possets Day 3 (Dark Lady)
Possets Day 4 (The Fascinator)
Possets Day 5 (Death [The Pardoner's Tale])
Possets Day 6 (The Temptress)
Possets Day 7 (Silver Violets; Heka)

Disclaimer: These perfume samples were provided for free with my Possets purchase. I am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the companies mentioned. All opinions are my own and honest.


  1. First one: waaay to floral feminine for me! ;)
    Second one: Oh the horror! Apple AND rose in the same scent... can it get any worse!? ;D

    1. I should re-name this post "Nadja No-Nos", hahaha. Oh, the florals, the horror <3

  2. I haven't tried Lavender Corset before but I love lilac blooms in real life! I have to try it someday.

    I got Washington as a froppent recently. From the sample was so much red apple that I didn't put it on. I have to retry it!

    Ok, I went to find my poppet! It's nicer on the skin for a while but I think it has something that doesn't work on me. Apples aren't my thing in general in perfumes. I only like some spicy apple blends.

    1. Oh Lavender Corset is worth trying! If you like lilac blossoms, I think you will really like the perfume. It's very pretty!

      I'm with you on the apple scents. If it has something else to balance it out- like in BPAL's 2011 Samahin that you sent me- then I'm all in! But I usually don't go for fruity scents otherwise :) Washington isn't bad, but like you said- it's not really my thing.

  3. Ooh, I've wanted to try Washington for a while - unlike everyone else, it seems, I LOVE apple scents! And rose scents. So that one sounds pretty much perfect.

    1. Washington would be quite perfect for you then! I definitely get more apple than rose on my skin, but I think you'd love it if you're into apple scents! :)


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