Alas, I did not fail my will save in sufficient time to make the decant circle for BPAL's Metamorphosis series, but I did manage to pick up a few of them anyway. (Now that I have discovered the glory of decant circles, these sorts of oversights will never happen again. Muahahahaha.)
Ceanothus Silkmoth is yet another exhibit in the mounting pile of evidence indicating that I just need to get over my fear of florals and embrace them already. Orange and oudh temper the jasmine in this, making it feel soft and somehow feathery, like the antennae of a silk moth. Really. I'm not quite sure I know how Beth manages it, either.
Passion Butterfly was a bit of an impulse buy for me, since scents heavy on the citrus fruits aren't typically my thing, but this is surprisingly unfruity and deliciously creamy, and feminine without being girly. Hooray for having a body that amps copal and amber over grapefruit and mandarin.
Sphaeromachia Gaumeri is a light and fluttery white musk, enhanced by lemon, cilantro and coriander in roughly equal measure. I could see wearing this on a sunny west coast morning in early summer.
Interestingly, from the notes alone I thought I'd like Sphaeromachia Gaumeri the most and Passion Butterfly the least, but this seems to have actually been the reverse of what happened. I guess I'm still in the discovery process of what works for my body. All in all, though, these three scents make me wish I'd gotten in on decants much, much sooner. I would have loved a shot at Juniper Hairstreak.