I so respect your thoughts on scent, whenever you go ga-ga for something, I automatically activate search->sniff->prepare to purchase neurons. (Unless it's going your preferred skank path, which I continue to leave free and clear for you. I've got my issues, as you know. ;) ) So, when you started waxing beautiful about Liz Zorn's Violets & Rainwater, I knew I'd better get sniffing.
Which I did, and found a lovely--beautiful in a quiet way--little true violet scent. I tried it a couple of times over the winter, even bought a share, feeling that perhaps I would eventually use it to replace my decant of Norma Kamali Violette and use it for layering opportunities. Simple. Light.
I was wrong.
I tried it on this morning, and BLAM, greenery! And then, not very long until this creamy element enters the dry down. Oh, my goodness. I think that this is what some people find/love in the Guerlain violets, this nuanced but sweet violet. (Vanillic sweet, not the mouse sex of Caron.) And because I entered through the happy green door, I don't resent it for being some sort of pastille. I'm still early on, and will be happy if the green returns head on, or if it continues down this creamy violet path. I have my memory of the green...
Is this what happens with you? You had mentioned dirt in the past, which I never got until today. Just in the 5-10 minute opening, mind you, but there.
That's a whole other bottle in that cute but stylish canister on my shelf. Not the watery violet I experienced in the winter. Who knows--I've certainly been finding a lot of shift in my sniffer as spring entered this year. Could be seasonal; could be evolutionary; could be I was just daft. All I know is, I'm suddenly feeling VERY clever for shadowing you.
Your friend in scent,
P.S. I know that shadowing can lead to big disappointments; I won't hold any bum lemmings against you. (OTOH, I'll be sure to hang on to them for a while, in case what was bum becomes ba-dum!)