Friday, October 16, 2020

Nocturne Alchemy Las Vegas Vampires


Good afternoon, y'all! So, one of the subcollections of this NAlloween collection is called Las Vegas Vampires. I initially ordered Blue VV, and I loved it instantly. I had been looking at the Purple VV, so when it popped up in the House of NA Marketplace, I figured it was a sign and snatched it up right away.

I'll start off with Blue VV. Notes are: Black Patchouli, White Amber, Benzoin, Kashmir Absolute and sweet Musk. This one starts off with BANG. Definitely not for the faint of heart! But I love these kinds of scents, so I'm definitely feeling it. The dark patchouli is the first thing that I notice, followed by their deep red musk, Kashmir. When it dries down, the white amber and benzoin, along with the sweet musk, balance out the heavier notes. Long into drydown, they all meld together into a wondrous cloud of a darkly sexy perfume. I can totally see a vampire wearing this - perhaps Akasha, Queen of the Damned? The patchouli is definitely the star, with the beautiful musks pretty close behind. I am obsessing over this.

The notes for Purple VV are: White Patchouli, eNVie saphir, Kashmir Absolute, Bastet Amber, Oak Moss, Sweet Wood and dead roses. This one starts out with a beautiful deep rose and Kashmir, the sexy dark red musk. As it dries down, the wood and oakmoss come in, just absolutely gorgeous, and the perfect backdrop against this deep red scent. I'm not getting much of the white patchouli, so it must be a supporting note. The first rose I ever tried from NA was called Kiskah Kashmir (Aged Kashmir Red Musk, Bittersweet Cacao, Kiskah Incense Smoke, N3 Musk, Black Incense, a drop of blood from a Black Pungent Rose and Sugar Vapours), and I got a decant of it, because it's pretty unusual for me to ever get perfumes with rose to work out well on my skin. It turned out that I loved Kiskah Kashmir, but I missed the opportunity to get a full bottle, so I have been hoarding my decant for years. This is, of course, not a dupe, but it definitely reminds me of it - the dark red musk and roses. I'm thinking about layering this with a sugar, maybe Sugarcube or Sugar Llama, to see how it plays with it! As I head into long drydown, the gorgeousness that is Saphir - amber and musk - comes along and just wraps this up into the most darkly sexy, elegant, dangerous femme fatale scent. I'm in love with this. This is Morticia Addams in a bottle!

Both of these beauties are quite potent, and definitely last for quite a while for me. I'm so glad I took a chance on Purple VV, I was a little worried about the rose note but it's done just right for me to be able to wear it. And look at the labels, I adore them so much! Did you pick up one of the Vegas Vampires?

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