purchased and reviewed by ThoraSTooth
BPAL Scent of the Day: Fairy Wine (Stardust) -- An ethereal vintage, steeped with dandelion, honey, and red currants.
Today was a good day for a honey and red currant scent. You might not think there were a lot of them out there, but an entire corner of my scent box is populated with takes on honey and red currant. I sniffed them all, and the Gaiman-inspired Fairy Wine was the winner today.
In the vial this smells tart-sweet, with a moderate floral overtone. Wet, it's more floral-honey than fruit. On drydown, it's floral-fruit. Common to all the manifestations are the delicious tart red fruit note, the warm meadowy impression of a lot of dandelions, and a fairly unobtrusive, lightly floral honey note. It's just their relative proportions that shift up and down as the scent matures.
If I could buy a beverage that tasted like this smells, I'd have a barrel habit for sure. As it is, though, it's a cheerful, sunny, outdoorsy scent, perfect for late spring and early summer.