Edge of the Night Perfume
Notes: Black Vanilla, Soft Spices, Red Musk, Chypre Base
Description: Edge of the Night is inspired by dark sensual perfumes for Women such as Guerlain's Shalimar and Yves Saint Laurent's Opium. It is an elegant yet edgy blend best suited for evening wear when you'd prefer something a little more daring and sexy. This is a perfume that loves to be paired with a bold red lip, stilettos and a leather mini. It's beautiful, mysterious and fearless.
Edge of the Night is a blend of amber, oakmoss, aged patchouli, bergamot, black vanilla, a touch of red musk and buddha wood and a delicate blend of organic clove EO, star anise EO and cinnamon. This fragrance also contains a nominal amount of lavender absolute and agarwood which are not a detectable notes in the blend. It is well-blended and difficult to pick out individual notes but the drydown smells deep, ambery, musky, sweet and a little spicy. On initial application, all of the notes are vying for attention at once with the bergamot top note emerging to the forefront. The bergamot dissipates rather quickly as it makes way for the other elements with the focus on a generous spike of amber. The spices lend an exotic quality to the composition without being dominant or overpowering. It takes some time on the skin before the undercurrent of black vanilla becomes apparent. It will manifest with a rolling sweetness and a touch of powder but will not overtake the other deeper notes.
This perfume is pretty concentrated and therefore strong on initial application. Apply sparingly the first time you try it so that you can gauge how much you prefer. A heavier application generally places emphasis on the deeper notes, oakmoss and musk in the blend for longer, while a lighter application encourages the soft powder element and a little ambered sweetness to come out faster (within about 15 minutes).
Use caution if applying the products near cuts or broken skin as the spice oils may sting. This blend contains only a small amount of spice oils but they could be aggravating to those who are very sensitive to them.