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#301 DiesMali


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 04:51 AM

The essence of ambition, covetousness and manipulation: sweet Bordeaux wine, blood red currant, thyme and wild berries.

In the imp: Sweet juice.
Wet on my skin: Sweet, slightly winey berries.
Dry: Uh-oh, the berries are turning fake. Sigh. As in a couple other blends, the berries overpower everything and turn this from what started out as a lovely sweet wine and fruit scent into fruity fake berry shampoo or bubble bath. I am hoping this blend will ripen a bit with age, so I'll stick it in the box for a few months and see what happens. After all, having played Lady M in a stage production, it's a scent that should have been better on me than it is at the moment.

#302 Lilly


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Posted 14 May 2015 - 05:38 PM

I got this as a frimp from BPTP :)


In the imp it smells like a rich sweet wine with juicy berries. On me the grape is much more prominant, the dry down is so so sweet. Hints of herby sweetness are trying to come through giving a gorgous background scent.


This sexy and sopisticated and I love it.

#303 Malaena


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Posted 04 July 2015 - 08:39 PM

This one is sweet berry candy all the way. Not for me!

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 02:04 AM

In the imp: Super sweet! The wine, berries, and currant make this a juicy, candy-like scent.


Wet: Wine and berries like whoa. I feel like it is even more juicy now that it is on my skin. It goes through a phase that makes it almost like a fruity candy scent, but seems to become slightly more tart over time.


Dry: Still very fruity, but the thyme note has emerged during this phase to keep it from being too sweet. But even the thyme can't save it – it is still way too berry-sweet for me.


Verdict: Berry-dominant scents aren't my thing, and this one is no exception. While Bewitched seemed like an actual picking-berries-in-a-forest kind of scent (with the berries being tamed by notes like sage and dark musk), Lady Macbeth is far sweeter and rather candy-like. I won't be reaching for this scent again.

#305 Mothling


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Posted 28 January 2016 - 10:46 PM

When I read the reviews describing Lady Macbeth as a wine scent I just HAD to order an Imp. Sadly all I am able to smell is strawberry bubblegum, in the Imp as well as on my skin. I'll definitely let this one age for a while. Who knows, maybe it will mellow out.

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 11:03 PM

In the imp: wine and berries.


On wet: Okay initially this smells like fruity scented erasers from childhood, but that quickly changes into a more sophisticated berry scent.


Dry: Primarily juicy, sweet berries and just hint of thyme. This faded very quickly on me. 

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:09 AM

Oddly enough this one goes straight gumballs on me. I'm not mad at it at all but at the same time I wish I could find the wine and berries!

#308 Casablanca


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 02:17 PM

This stains my skin almost like iodine.


From this notes list, I'm expecting a boozy cough syrup, so I'm surprised to find that Lady MacBeth isn't boozy at all, even though it smells like sweet red wine, and not cough syrupy at all, even though it smells intensely red and a bit syrupy. The red currant, berries, and hint of thyme are lovely with the wine-that-is-not-boozy.

So I guess there's a wine I can wear after all, and not just the yummy ones I can drink.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 01:30 AM

Oh dear, this isn't very good on me.  I'm getting sweet, sweet, artificial grape,  not unlike Grape Bubble yum.  This is a very juvenile scent on me, so if you like Jailbait, or other sweet, fruity blends, this will be right up your alley.

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:28 PM

This is so...odd. Delightfully so. Wet it's like if you took red wine, made it bubbly, and then somehow solidified it into gummy candy. Over time it gets deeper and more sour than sweet, which I actually like--I was a huge fan of fruity sweetness as a teen and now I never want to smell that way again! The berries develop to be rich and downright jammy, which is lovely. In fact the drydown is reminiscent of cooking your jam berries down with a bottle of good red before canning. I seriously thought I was done with fruity scents, but between this and Manic I am A-OK with smelling like pie. Maybe a full bottle is in my future.

#311 Soupy Twist

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:41 PM

This is interesting. It's heavy berry juice, which deepens as it dries and develops an unspecified herbal edge — like you'd mulled some berry juice with herbs. It's more of a liqueur than a wine. I may have to try this in the early summer.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:20 PM

Grown up Grape sexy fun dip.

Okay, so, it starts out wet as a lovely wine. Then it morphs to beautiful currants.

Then? It dries in to a beautiful mixture of grape and currants. No wine. I love the fuck out of it.

Mainly cause the wine note doesn't work on me and keeps going sour.

But my brain's conclusion is "Grown up sexy fun dip." and I'm kind of loving it.

#313 achildoftime


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:39 AM

Grape fun dip is right, but I'm not fond of it at all. I don't get any subtleties or change, it's just a mixed berry/grape powder candy. I'm not a fan.

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