WHAT I SMELL: Stones opens with a bright, dry and uplifting galbanum. It’s beautiful and earthy, very vegetal and pulsating with life. There’s a great deal of movement with the perfume as it seems to breathe, move and dance across my skin. The perfume resides in this lyrical state for quite some time which is just fine with me as it’s incredibly beautiful. After around 20 minutes or so, the perfume adds an additional earthiness of moss. A woody vetiver, which was there from the beginning, starts to take root at the center of the perfume. Still very radiant, the perfume continues to feel very alive as it adds a minty ginger to the composition. After some more time, the perfume begins to dry and become more powdered, but still ever radiant. Stones is an incredibly beautiful perfume.
Notes: Galbanum, Geranium, Physalis, Tomato, Pine, Ivy, Lotus, Ginger, Vetiver, Moss, Lichen (nightshade), Vetiver root, Muguet flowers
WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE TO ME: A mossy and earthen forest that’s tinged with rays of cooled sun.
THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE STONES: lively yet serene, earthen
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT STONES: None to be found.
BOTTOM LINE: Stones is the more earthy cousin of Chanel No. 19. The opening is breathtaking and it ends up as this equally as pretty earthy powdered beauty. Stones is a limited edition of 200 hand painted bottles, each which is numbered and signed. Stones is easily full bottle worthy.
- Bone Rating: 4.5 out of possible 5 bones
- Scent: Aromatic
- Classification: Unisex
- Expense: $125 for 50 ml Eau de Parfum
Sample courtesy of Twisted Lily Fragrance Boutique and Apothecary. Opinion my own.
March 2, 2016 at 6:20 am
Oh my, I this looks very promissing. Any reference to Chanel No.19 regardless of age or formulation makes me sit up straighter and pay attention.
Now let’s talk packaging — limited edition / handpainted. By the looks of it, the handpainting looks like someone dipped an old dried out brush in gray paint and swiped it across parts of the bottle or someone’s dog got into a bucket of paint and licked the bottle. Give me a plain bottle any day and stop with the “limited edition” nonsense already!
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March 2, 2016 at 6:51 am
LOL. Thank you for the levity first thing this morning. Yes, I could see how this look could be derived from a puppy’s tongue. But I do believe that the juice is worth the price…handpainted or not 🙂
March 2, 2016 at 10:41 am
hajusuuri summed up my thoughts about the juice perfectly! I actually kind of like the look of the bottle, at least the shape, the simplicity and the colors. Yay for 50ml, boo to limited edition. Thanks for the review – this goes on the must-try list. 🙂
March 4, 2016 at 5:08 am
Yay for the 50 ml for sure. The 100 ml bottles are just too big. I guess sometimes a limited edition is a way to make the perfume more special? In this case I don’t mind because it’s so pretty.
March 5, 2016 at 6:56 pm
All these notes sound extremely appealing to me and at this price (it’s quite reasonable for niche perfume) I wouldn’t even mention the “hand paint” part – it doesn’t add or subtract anything from that perfume. But a limited edition from a brand with which I’m not familiar… While I’m curious and impressed with your 4.5 bones, I can’t be bothered to do anything to test it – not unless it and I just happen to be at the same location at the same time.
March 7, 2016 at 5:26 am
My dear U – you can always make me smile. I hope that some day, at the right time and the right location that you will be able to smell this wonderful perfume 🙂
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