This is no real review, since I only tested Womanity on skin once, but I wanted to write down my thoughts anyway.
I am a terrible snob, I despise the look of the bottle, I hate the name and the marketing campaign for Womanity and I read the reviews without once experiencing that familiar tug of want.
So, at the department store the other day, I am not sure what got into me, but I watched myself approaching the bottle, applying to a scent strip and bringing it right up to my nose.
Lo and behold - I loved that first whiff of Womanity on paper. I smelled lots of bread among the fresh top notes, fig was there, a sweet and salty see-saw that was strange but compelling.
I risked a spray on my hand. Enter the first disappointment: the bread note that I so absolutely adored, was way muted on skin, here the “regular” notes dominated.
Soon disappointment number two crept in – during development the scent grew more and more conventional, conventional in the sense of uninteresting bordering on annoying. The compelling and unique combination of unusual notes I had experienced on paper and on skin for the first few minutes (if muted, but still there) was completey gone and in its place was a thin fruity-floral with an odd salty cast.
I was glad to scrub it off after five hours, true to form for scents I don’t like, Womanity seemed pretty tenacious.
All in all, this was a case of trust your first instinct, Womanity is not for me (just like Angel, aaargh!).
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