Helpful Review 5
Go Ask Alice When She's Ten Feet Tall!
"One Pill makes you larger and one pill-" makes you... smell like violets, sugar, whipped vanilla cream and unripe black berries. These are the berries used to make a malmsey wine with much honey added, in late fall and served with pheasant, purple cabbage slaw and rustic rye breads. Dark, slightly bitter, but full bodied and tannic. As a fragrance, Wicked Berry by Alice and Peter is not very "Wicked" to me, it's more childish and innocent. There is nothing sultry about this, but it is playful, light fruity and infinitely wearable. I can see this a solid "go-to" scent in Fall and Winter for everyday wear without anyone commanding "Off with her head!". It is not overtly sweet or syrupy and it reminds me quite a bit of a watered down version of Caru with it's juicy berries and potpourri spices and Gucci II- in its use of tart black berries, raspberries, orange, vanilla, and white musk with the florality of a pinch of spritely lilacs and ever so soft rose and dry woody sandalwood. Green violet leaf and orris powder peak in and out like a Cheshire cat's smile to my nose, but I must admit I am feeling rather odd today. It is truly as gentle and fruity without being as mundane as "Ralph by Ralph Lauren, un-offensive as a white rabbit and yet very pleasant. This has a weak dream-like sillage, but that never counts as a strike against for me, since I'd rather reapply than over apply. The longevity is 3-4 hours, but again like a daydream by the river's edge...that is a personal preference, IMHO, given the Alice in Wonderland coquettish bottle design and Mad as a Hatter Tea Party appearance of the cream top cap I would say this fragrance satisfies all that is girlish and whimsical in my soul and makes the other offerings in this line curiouser and curiouser! After 4 hours it disappears entirely into my skin like a fantastic adventure, yet I am forever changed by its delicious little dance. Did it really ever exist? The only proof of it is in it the bottle...dare I sample from its cryptic little brew again?