But it was her smell that was having the strongest effect on me. For a moment, when she first sat down, it had hit me as a hot wave of rankness like the stink of a hen house after a fox has been busy in there. Then a second later I realised I was wrong, because the smell had opened up into a thousand shades of meaning; subtle harmonies of musk and cinnamon and dew-wet summer air overlaid on sweet rose, heavy, seductive lily and undisguised human sweat. There was even a hint of chocolate in there, and those hot, sticky boiled sweets called aniseed twists. The total effect was indescribable; the smell of a woman in heat lying in a pleasure garden that you had visited as a child.The Devil You Know, Mike Carey. (Describing the scent of the succubus Ajulutsikael).
I've got a couple of contenders in my current fragrance wardrobe:
- Aftelier Tango layered with Haus of Gloi The Brier Path Pumpkin Butter, or
- For Strange Women Decadence & Debauchery perfume oil. I want to try this layered with the For Strange Woman Vetiver solid fragrance (which I don't have yet) for an added musky, earthy note.
Are there any other fragrances you suggest I sniff in my quest to find this smell?