It's hard to stand out in the marvelous collection of autumn scents Cat has created, but she's really outdone herself with this set. These seven gorgeous scents cover quite a range of moods, but what they all have in common is that they're all deliciously complex and have a haunting quality. All are evocative of autumn in some way. Seven For a Secret doesn't feel specifically like autumn but still has that haunting, mysterious quality that makes it right at home this time of year. It's also lush, intoxicating and incredibly beautiful. I love every one of these fragrances so much I wasn't able to choose just one and ordered a full size bottle of each!
These scents are all really fun and unique! They're all expressive of autumn in different ways, all unusual, yet elegant and wearable. They range from comforting and inviting (Spirits and Cats) to creepy and fascinating (Zombies and Rats), all with a haunting, slightly dark quality. My favorite is Goblins and Bats - it's such a perfect blend of autumn scents and impressions. It feels serene and a little melancholy. I can see myself wearing this at other times of the year when I need a hit of that autumn feeling.
Perfumes blend with one's body chemistry and take on their own character, and while some smell similar on different people, others can smell quite disparate. For my sister and I, this one ends up smelling quite dissimilar. We both love it, no question. The cinnamon notes remain strong on my sister, but on my skin the cinnamon gives way to the woodsy notes. The sweet balances the perfume, and is not a strong element on either of us. This perfume is captivating, and tends toward the darker side.
I just purchased my second full size of this perfume. I have accumulated so many Deep Midnight perfumes in my 9 years of patronage, and absolutely love them all! However, this is the first scent I have had to buy a second bottle of! This is, in my opinion, the perfect incense-y hippy perfume. I love it alone, or with other perfumes to add a incense note.
I LOVE this perfume! Woodsy scents tend to come though very strong on my skin, but this one is just right for me. The sweet is subtle and on the darker side, and balances the other notes perfectly. When first applied, the spicy notes kind of remind me of anise, but that blends out as it settles.
I absolutely love Deep Midnight perfumes, and have many. However, these days, I find myself reaching for this perfume the most!
I imagine waking up to a really soft summer morning, taking a shower with soap scented like this and then once I’m dry applying the same scent I used in the shower. This perfume smells like clean, soft florally-gentle musk. I love it and have worn it for the last few days. It’s so gently sensual, I want all my lingerie scented with this perfume.