Dryad is my favourite of the set. It is a dry, bitter, earthen, green scent. To me it feels introspective and quiet; old, yet natural and alive. There is a freshness to it, but it is the earthy dark freshness of damp leaves on a forest floor, and of padded cushions of moss and lichen on tree trunks. This is not the freshness of breezes and open green spaces in bright sunlight.
Such a quotable movie. I’ve linked the greatest hits YouTube clip below to start where Janis tells Cady she smells “like a baby prostitute”. Janis can sense Cady slipping away from her, going native with the Plastics under the influence of Regina George. This sickly sugary fragrance is just the latest indicator. Is Janis wondering […]
Dark cherry fairytale from 1997 This perfume makes instinctive sense to me. It’s a ’90s gothy / punky / emo / dark princess perfume. It’s rich, dark and plummy, with black liquorice, black cherry, iris, dark chocolate, and violets going on. This is not sweetshop red chewy liquorice – its classy French liquorice like a […]