Gelty Pleasures is a simple combination of chocolate and amber accord. Smelling directly from the bottle, all I get is chocolate. Chocolate is smooth, rich and absolutely delicious. It is like melted milk chocolate in a bottle, yummy stuff! It is the smell you get when you enter a chocolate shop, like Max Brenner's! On my skin, it is prominently chocolate. As the components of the amber accord start to emerge, it becomes a 'perfume-y' chocolate. Still rich and delicious but very wearable. Amber and chocolate are combined so well that they not only go well together but they bring out the best in each other. Perfect marriage! Amber accord generally is a combination of various beautiful substances. The particular amber accord used has a cosy vanilla and what I smell as Musk and Tonka Bean. The amber (mostly vanilla and tonka) gives a beautiful warmth and a toasty feeling to the chocolate. It is so comforting, at the same time, there is a kind of sexiness in it. The dry down is chocolate-y warm sexy feeling, to die for!
I received the bottle from lovely Michelle with the loveliest message because she is such a beautiful person! If you haven't checked her blog out yet, please do, she is great. I'm so glad I could get my hands on this bottle because it is a limited edition for Hanukkah 2009 from Smell Bent (note the menorah on the label of the bottle, is it trying to light itself?!) Smell Bent is a great perfume company that has the funniest concepts and images to go with the beautiful perfumes. Can you imagine how an Exquisite Corpse or a Horny Little Devil would smell like?