''A decadent, deep perfume, lusty and luxuriant. The scent evokes images of velvet-lined Old West cathouses, tightly laced corsets, rustling petticoats and coquettish snarls of pleasure. Bawdy plum with amaretto, burgundy wine and black currant.'' (BPAL)
In the Bottle: My nose failed me on this one. I smelled strawberries and champagne ... it turned out that's black currant & wine. =) Well, close enough. It definitely smelled nice to me.
On Skin: I could definitely smell black currant on my skin and wine ... not sure about amaretto though. I'm not really good when it comes to alcoholic drinks. *coughs*
I would describe this scent as lusty, decadent and naughty. It's a happy scent. If that makes sense... It would be worn by those women who just don't give a damn. And who always have a devilish sparkle in their eyes.
Soon the scent became somewhat sour and kind of annoying. And right after that it became soft, powdery, sweet and innocent. Now that's one schizophrenic scent! From decadent and lusty to sweet and innocent... Yeah, I can imagine this scent being worn in cathouses. =)
I imagined it would be more sexy and strong, but it's kind of fragile. You don't expect that in Bordello, but that's the beauty of it.
I have to admit I love black currant and I simply adore the scent of it. It appears to be the note which develops the most on my skin. I think you can't go wrong with this one as long as you like amaretto, wine and black currant. As simple as that.
The only thing that bothers me is that it doesn't last that long (definitely can't smell it after 5 hours). Maybe that's just me... the scent does develop after time: from strong one to sweet and powdery ... so that might be the reason for me not to sense it.
You can find Bordello on BPAL website in the navigation bar under ''Ars Amatoria''. The perfumes are listed alphabetically.
Thanks for looking!