Brand: Hexennacht

Scent Description: Spun sugar, marshmallow fluff, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, vanilla.

7 thoughts on “Jadis”

  1. I think that I need to accept that Hexennacht’s marshmallow and vanilla notes just don’t work with my skin chemistry…AT ALL. My skin is amping a strange sweet note. Jadis smells like a cross of liquid sugar and some kind of chemical. A cleaner perhaps or turpentine? There’s no way that this is the intentional smell. Underneath it all I get whiffs of something promising, the intended scent perhaps? I think the only 2 blends with marshmallow/mallow from this house that work on me are Amityville and Black Mass. The latter on my clothes only. The “mallow” part pretty much disappears within the first 20 minutes or so. Ugh, why!? Back to Jadis…that cleaner smell is reminding me of aerosol bug spray now. Yuck, I smell like sweet sugary bug spray! This oil has been on my skin now for about an hour and I don’t know if I can take much more. Lol, I was gonna make lunch but this legit killed my appetite. I’m going to diffuse the rest of my sample vial to prove to myself what I already know. It’ll smell good out of the diffuser and my skin chemistry hates Jadis. The final stage of this settles onto my skin smelling of vanillic moth balls. I blame that on the Spiritueuse vanilla. The stank lasts around three hours before it fades to a sugary vanillic skin scent.

  2. Oh this is amazing. But I don’t smell the oil hmmm 2 minutes after application. Going to buy Extrait version because I love this scent so much, and hope it lasts better sprayed on my clothes. This is one I wanna stick the rollerball up my nose and just huff all day lmao.

  3. This end up more sophisticated than you’d think, from the notes listed. I get a crisp white spun sugar, with a solid rich vanilla base. It’s definitely sugary, but I don’t know that I’d call it strictly a gourmand? Something, I think possibly the Spiritueuse, is keeping it balanced. It’s more sexy than childlike, I’d wear it out in Vegas.

  4. I’ve heard others state that this is total recognizable cotton candy and I really beg to differ. It’s not a “pink” cotton candy to my nose, if that makes sense. I don’t know that I’d peg the note if I didn’t know it was there. This is more of a mélange of vanilla sugar to my nose, and so much more. It’s nuanced and restrained from being overly sweet. Hex’s marshmallow note is so soft and pillow-y that it’s only adding to the depth and nuance. I think it’s the Spiritueuse Double Vanilla that ultimately brings it back from the toothache edge. I love that blend. It has a lot going on that morphs into one fabulous thing of its own. It works magic in blends I’ve smelled time and time again and I say this is no different. Jadis is sweet, yet somehow less sweet than I expected. The sweetness isn’t the entire point. I want to layer it under other things, for sure, but it has enough going on to be worn alone too. I’m happily surprised by how much I’m into it. It’s one of the more unusual “cotton candy” perfumes I’ve tried. I smell more of the familiar pink sugary confection as it wears, but I’m okay with it. I would suggest everyone make up their own mind on this one.

  5. This is aggressively, nauseatingly sweet and seems to gain in power over time. There’s almost a berry like quality to it, which likely comes from the spun sugar (definitely the strongest note on me). I never want to smell this again.

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