Welcome to Geek Gear Grading – the first of many bite-sized (or full-sized, I don’t know; I reserve the right for either size of candy) reviews of that geeky product you’ve been wondering about. Can’t decide if that one thing is worth ponying up the dough or not? Me neither! That’s why I’m reviewing it. All opinions, of course, are subjective and my own.
Yes, thank you, you are thinking, but let’s get on with it, shall we?
This is my first foray into Geek Chic Cosmetics. Makeup and various other beauty items inspired by and named after fandoms? Sign me up!
My first purchase was during one of their sales, where I finally bought the Dragon Age solid perfume collection which I had been eyeing for quite some time. There are several rather detailed reviews you can find where people wax poetic about specific things: how the perfume smells after certain time intervals, how it smells on certain parts of the body, as well as something called a ‘top note.’
These reviews will not be like that.
First up is “Daisy,” which is inspired by Merril.
The Geek: When Hawke met Merrill in the Dalish camp outside of Kirkwall, he knew all was not right with her. Sure, she was bubbly and cute, and generally pleasant in an awkward kind of way. But why was she leaving her clan? Why was most of her clan more than pleased about it? Maybe it has something to do with the blood magic. Or the fact that she’s trying to loose a demon into the world. Whoops. At least she’s cute.
The Chic: A sweet bouquet of frangipani plumeria, freesias, and a cache of other tropical flowers mellowed with soft musks, a smattering of raspberries, melons, and citrus with just a touch of sweet almonds. Tropical without being “punch”-y, floral without being “flowery”. A very cheery, delicate, and feminine scent.
Angry Panda’s Very Serious Review:
-When I opened it and smelled the tube, it hit me as incredibly and stereotypically “perfume-y.” A strong, very feminine kind of perfume, maybe a little old fashioned. A bit of a floral scent, but nothing crazy.
-After it dried on my skin (wrists): HOLY SHIT, ALL OF THE FLOWERS. When did this happen? Did someone knock me out and dump flowers on me? The smell (and strength of said smell) reminds me of walking into a flower store at the peak of summer, where the doors to all of the flower-filled coolers are inexplicably open. I’m not a huge fan of floral perfumes to begin with, so this is definitely not up my alley. If you’re into flowery perfume, however, this might be good for you. At the very least, it’ll last well into your next gaming session.
-My boyfriend had this to add, after smelling it from the tube: “…it smells like candy.”
Dear readers, it does not actually smell like candy.
The TL;DR Bottom Line:
Do you like solid perfume? Do you like Dragon Age? Do you (really) like the smell of flowers? If the answer to all three of these questions is “yes,” give “Daisy” a try!
If you answered “no” to any of these questions (especially the flower one), consider this a gentle suggestion to leave this particular one on the (virtual) shelf.