sixteen92: Erinyes

sixteen92 Erinyes

Sweet wood, golden amber, wild tuberose, nectarine blossom, lychee jam

I really like lychee fruit; it’s so juicy and sweet. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show up in perfumes very often. This scent, from sixteen92’s 2017 Summer collection, has it alongside other great notes like nectarine and amber; I knew I had to try a sample. The name, like the rest of the collection, comes from Greek mythology. The Erinyes are the Furies, the winged spirits of vengeance. This scent is not longer available, but it will probably return next summer!

In the bottle: Juicy, fresh fruits! I can smell both the nectarine and lychee distinctly. It’s quite mouth-watering.

On the skin: The lychee becomes the most prominent note, alongside the tuberose. I was worried about the tuberose overpowering everything, but it’s just stunning here. The nectarine gets much softer, and it adds some glorious brightness to the scent. I can’t detect any amber, but I do get some wood just to ground the blend as a whole This scent is so summery and bright and lovely! It’s a really well-done fruity floral.

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Lychee has a weird dragon-shell looking exterior. Image does not belong to me.

TL;DR: Juicy lychee fruit with tuberose. An amazing fruity floral. 4/5.

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Sixteen92: Theda

Sixteen92 Theda

Tart sangria infused with ripe summer fruits (white peach, nectarine, berries, citrus), dark vanilla, wild vines, rose absolute.

I generally gravitate towards dark, sexy, autumn and winter scents with vanilla, musk and smoke. Basically, I like to smell like an insanely attractive demon on a daily basis. Because of that, I have very few perfumes that would be considered summery; Theda seemed like a good option to try since it sounded sunny and bright without being too floral. It is no longer available from Sixteen92 and I purchased a decant off of a redditor.

In the bottle: I’m gagging. The aroma of the alcohol is so horrifically strong that it could peel paint off the walls. Literally all I’m getting is astringent alcohol.

On the skin: After wearing it for about an hour, the alcohol has toned down a little bit, but it’s still very sharp and acidic because of the citrus. I barely smell any fruit or any of the florals and it’s beginning to give me a headache. Hopefully letting this one age will improve it because I currently hate it. This was a pretty popular scent too, so I’m sad it didn’t work on me.

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TL;DR: Smells like someone spilled a whole bottle of citrus vodka onto my arm. HELL NO/5.