Okay, TWENTY imps arrived in the mail today. My desk smells like a New Age bookstore, possibly with an S&M dungeon in the back room. (It’s all the leather notes…)

As I can no longer distinguish between smells after whiffing about three bottles, I’m gonna have to do this one at a time…(and my apologies to the people who cringe at odor reviews…mine will at least be short.

So! I started off with De Sade. Because…um…I did. (Quiet in the peanut gallery!)

This is basically leather. Really leather. Leather squared. I like leather quite a lot, but I think I’d rather smell this on somebody than wear it myself. Mellows out quite a lot in an hour or two, but still has a vaguely bitter undertone (that might be my skin chemistry. Then again, the Marquis de Sade was arguably a very bitter little man…) Rather masculine, overall–I think “aftershave” more than anything else.

Did not particularly make me want to break out the whips and chains, which is just as well, because I’m drying laundry on every flat surface in  the bedroom and would have no place to put them.

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