I procrastinated too much and now Sixteen92’s Spring Collection has been taken down to make way for Summer.
Hence there is no professional, clean looking image from the site, but instead you get my own crappy photo.
Because I like alphabetical order like a person with mild OCD tendencies, we’re going to go with The Sound and The Fury first.
Notes: Southern sweet tea, Carolina jessamine, balsam, fern, warm skin musk, loam
Honestly, with the sweetness of southern tea, this shouldn’t be a spring scent – it’s more of a fruity summer scent, in my opinion. A glass of sweetened iced tea while you’re sitting on your back porch, kicking back in a rocking chair, watching your grandkids run around in the garden, with the smell of freshly turned earth and green plants, this is how I visualise The Sound and the Fury. Probably my favourite out of the whole Spring collection, though I do wish it was slightly stronger, in terms of sillage and longevity.
And guess who is a major klutz and spilled about 1/3 of my bottle Wise Blood?
Notes: champaca absolute, tuberose, white pepper, Orris root, guaiacwood, cardamom
This one is hands down weird on me. It’s definitely stronger than The Sound and The Fury (why is it that the scents you don’t like tend to linger on you more?!), and it’s almost salty and musky… Despite how tuberose notes are normally extremely prominent on me, I can barely detect a hint of it. Instead, yes, it’s champaca overdose with a shot of spicy cardamon on the top, anchored by the base of guaiacwood. The notes I wanted (tuberose and orris root) were pretty much non-existent on me unfortunately.