Scents inspired by the madness of Alice's sojourns to Wonderland. (BPAL)
''We have some trouble managing our flamingos, too. Pink lime, pink grapefruit, white nectarine, wild rose, sage, woody patchouli, bergamot, and ornery hedgehog musk.'' (BPAL)
Scent inspired by Alice in Wonderland story. You can find it on BPAL website in the navigation bar under ''Mad Tea Party'' along with other AiW-land scents.
In the Bottle: No one in my family (that includes me) could get the notes right... we all agreed it smells really nice: citrusy yet sweet.
On skin: The scent is *really* strong and ''abrasive''. I could smell something like lemon and I could definitely smell the rose scent now. It's hard to explain... I like the smell, but there was something ruining it (rose). The scent became very soap-y, the combination of citruses and rose reminded me of public toilets. But still... there is something, something sweet and it's all smothered down with the tone of rose. I should mention here, that I don't like any rose scents. They cause me headaches.
I'd say this scent is really, really interesting. It's fresh *and* sweet, nice and ''unlikable''... It's WEIRD and twisted. I guess it's connected with the whole idea of Alice in Wonderland. This perfume oil is almost as weird as playing croquet with flamingos. What's up with that? Someone should call ASPCA.
It's interesting that we all liked (4 persons) the scent in the bottle. And no one liked it on skin. It was just weird and somehow twisted. I must say that perfumes don't give the same scent on different people, so it might be the most wonderful scent in the world to you. I was quite surprised I didn't like this, I mean... check out the reviews for Croquet on BPAL's forum.
I personally think that the rose scent shouldn't be in here. It ruins everything for me... Without it, it could be one of my favorites.
Thanks for looking!