I grew up in the South and was often called Honey Child, always by adults my grandmother's age (mostly by women). I got in the habit of using the term myself, even as a little boy. I still use it when I'm riled up about something and/or intoxicated. Friends use the term around me, in exaggerated fashion, when I'm pontificating or "hogging the stage."
I think Hiram Green Slowdive* should have been called Honey Child. It's a sweet, endearing — and amplified — honey perfume.
Though I don't like honey in drink or food (exception: honey cake flavored with orange blossom essence, vanilla bean and a splash of coffee), I love the scent of honey in perfume, toiletries, candles, incense. My latest honey "love" is Savon Oriza Miel d'Angleterre soap.
Slowdive begins with aromas of dense orange blossom mixing with...vanilla? (The opening accord smells like a fabulous liqueur.) As a pick-me-up, I eat Japanese candied citrus peels, and one aroma in Slowdive reminds me of these simple treats.
In mid-development, Slowdive "solidifies"...turning from thick floral liqueur into beeswax. The honeyed beeswax is joined by blonde tobacco and amber-encased tuberose. If my description makes Slowdive sound like too much of good things, wearying to wear, heavy — it's not. The base of Slowdive becomes lighter and more diffusive; and this happens within 15 minutes. Slowdive is long-lasting, unisex and 'seasonless' — it can make any time of year smell happier.
Hiram Green Slowdive Eau de Parfum is available in 50 ml ($165) or 10 ml — shown just above — ($45). For information on where to buy it, see the listing for Hiram Green under Perfume Houses.
* Listed fragrance notes of neroli, orange blossom, tobacco flower, beeswax, dried fruit, tuberose, resins.