2pm on a Summer Day
I was so glad I decided to try Salome! I first discovered this scent while researching the skanky side of the perfume world. If you don’t know, skankiness is not an insult and does not refer to the 1980s version of the term. Skank is a slightly dirty smell—like body odor or pee or a barn. It is often disguised with more appealing notes but it is still there, sparking the reptile brain into a combination of repulsion and desire. Enter Salome. The first notes I get are full-on barnyard but in the most beautiful way. Think hay warmed by an afternoon sun with a sweet pinch of urine thrown into the mix. It may be offensive to some, but blended with all the warm sunshine that takes over the scent, I melt. Slightly powdery (never dry), I smell vanilla, hay, jasmine, buttery gold (it’s the way I can think to describe it!), and smooth anamalics. The sillage is wonderful on my skin, staying with me for hours on the drydown. The drydown is similarly warm, with the same notes present minus all that brightness. It becomes warmer, more comforting, and more intimate. Thanks to this little sample, I know Salome will be a staple in my fragrance line up. This is a perfect perfume for testing, as I am sure it won’t be for everyone, but it is so complex and cozy it’s certainly worth a sniff!