The scent is superb. A "woody gourmand oriental", it features notes of violet leaf, cassis, thyme, jasmine, cedar, cinnamon, oakmoss, suede, patchouli, caramel, musk, amber and vanilla. You had me at patchouli and cassis...and obviously the vanilla is a tribute to Magnolia's cupcakes. Bleecker Street starts off very green and the wood undertones are immediately apparent. For the most part you'll probably get hints of cassis and thyme in the initial stages. If you're nose is really good, or you sniff like no tomorrow as I did, you'll get a hint of the caramel and the vanilla. But that's what I love about Bleecker Street...it's not in your face vanilla which I have outgrown).
The dry down is woody-earthy-mossy. It is extremely well-blended and smooth and at this point it's difficult for me to pinpoint which notes stand out. It's just an intoxicating blend that had me keeping my wrist close to my nose. I'm always on the lookout for a fragrance that has warmth and depth without feeling like it's choking me and Bleecker Street definitely fills that criteria!
Despite the vanilla and the caramel notes, this perfume does not at all smell like some kind of fruit or cupcake...which is wicked awesome to me as I am over the whole I-wanna-smell-like-a-food-thing. And the lasting power on this perfume is simply divine...I tested it out before bed on my wrist and woke up to it (which isn't a bad thing at all).
But it doesn't come cheap...this baby's $198 price tag may have your head spinning but I feel it is worth every penny! If you've got that many pennies!
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