Absinthe and Laudanum in the Afternoon

Brand: Alkemia

Scent Description: An intemperate intoxication of galbanum, laudanum accord, tonka bean, vetivert root and narcotic wormwood swooning into an euphoric delirium of opium poppy, poet’s jasmine, and french lavender.

Released: The Decadents Collection

4 thoughts on “Absinthe and Laudanum in the Afternoon”

  1. Unfortunately, this is just reminiscent to a very stereotypical Axe/Old Spice scent, although I enjoy it, it’s just not what I was expecting from this fragrance. I think I need to let them sit more but. Just very manly deodorant smelling, both in the bottle and on my skin.

  2. I agree with everything that C. said in their review. This perfume oil is indeed very green. It’s not a forest green and it’s not a grass green but more of a chlorophyll type of green scent ( could that be the wormwood?)…like the exhalation of green plants inside of a greenhouse if that makes sense to anyone but me. I’m not getting any French lavender or Poet’s jasmine ( not sure of the types of jasmine smells but they tend to go rank on my skin) and I’m not mad about it. It’s a predominantly green scent on me with swirls of opium and hints of Tonka popping up to make this something so much better than the sum of it’s parts. This does indeed give off a vintage vibe to me. This is like something my Gram would wear when she’s go out with my Papa for diner and a night on the town with friends. I get a lot of my fragrance tastes from my Gram and the other women in my family. They always wore very attention grabbing signature scents. Lol, you smelled them when they walked into a room but thankfully they were always high end classy smells. I’m all about this scent for the nostalgia alone not to mention that it smells fabulous on me. My only gripe is that I wish this lasted longer on me. At about 3 hours it starts to fade out big time. If I buy a FS it’ll be an Ultime. It’s a very unique scent. I don’t own nor have I smelled anything like this in a perfume oil format.

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