Perfume Diary: Blind Buys

How often do you all blind buy perfume? 12 out of the 16 perfumes I own were blind buys. It’s a bit risky, but I don’t have much time these days to go check out scents in person, so I order, and hope the smell actually matches the description. So far, I’ve liked every single scent I’ve bought this way, which brings me to my latest purchase – SJP Stash.

I very much enjoy unisex fragrances (I’m not a fan of anything floral, as I’ve probably told you all before 😀 ), so the description of this one intrigued me. The notes are:

“Grapefruit zest, black pepper, sage, cedarwood atlas, patchouli, ginger lily, pistachio, olibanum, massoia wood, vetiver, musk”

Admittedly the patchouli gave me pause – having only ever smelled patchouli while it was being used to cover a lack of deodorant. My curiosity won out though, and I’m glad it did, because I totally dig this perfume.

On first spray, this smells like a complex musky incense and it stays pretty much the same once it dries down. After about an hour, bits of sweetness begin to poke through, mixing with the spicy elements. At around the three hour mark, it shifts into a musky grass scent. A couple of hours after that, it takes on a wood/grass tone.

I found that the scent was noticable for about 12 hours (lighter and more intimate by the end), and lingered until I woke the next morning. I’d rate that pretty darn good!

This is a fairly unique perfume, and slightly mysterious. It makes fantastic fall or evening scent (I tend to tailor my perfume to the weather or my mood). I definitely recommend taking a trip down to Ulta to give it a whiff!

If you dig SJP Stash, you might also like REPLICA: By the Fireplace (a smoky wood scent) or Oracle by Madame Scodioli (A spicy musk & fig scent; perfume is sold out right now so I’m linking you to the balm). 

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