Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you're all having a great day, whether you're spending it with that special someone (which could include your cat), with your own fine self, or treating it as just another day. No matter your plans, why not spend part of it treating yourself to something from one of my favourite purveyors of indie scents, DarlingClandestine?
Blue Valentine, based on the song by Tom Waits, is a blend of florals and musks. Don't be afraid to give this a try -- Blue Valentine is not a grandmotherly floral scent!
DarlingClandestine describes it as: "A moody bouquet of hyacinth and violet and poppies and figs, washed down with shots of real whiskey and bitters and delicate musks and mint. Very potent, very heady."
On initial application on my skin, it's musky with notes of violet. It certainly isn't cloying; instead, very deep and, indeed, moody. It dries down less heady and more floral, but still with the elements that make it so much more than a typical floral/musky scent. I actually find it rather comforting, though not boring. It makes me imagine being outside on a cloudy day right before it rains, surrounded by flowers.
I love how this isn't a typical Valentine's Day scent, but still has that interesting and sexy edge that many DarlingClandestine perfumes have. I think Blue Valentine would be perfect for both going out and staying in, listening to melancholy music or dancing all night.
Blue Valentine can be bought in a 15mL amber bottle for $18 USD (pictured above), as part of three 5/16 dram sample vials for $3.50, or as a 1/3 ounce roll-on for $12.
Item purchased myself. All opinions are my own.