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#301 lady_pandora

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Posted 27 March 2015 - 12:19 AM

A midnight scent, evoking images of flickering golden firelight reflecting off the sheen of glistening skin and the jerking shadows of bodies suffused with spiritual ecstasy. A deep, powerful, resonant blend of myrrh, patchouli, vetiver, lime, vanilla, pine, almond and clove.

 

I guess I used up my soda-scent allotment the other night with Antikythera Mechanism, because I don't get that at all from Voodoo.

 

This was fruit and patchouli in the imp, but changed as soon as I put it on. I wasn't looking at the notes at first, and I was sure I smelled tobacco smoke and rum. Ah, we're making an offering to Papa Legba, I thought. But apparently neither of these things is supposed to be in the blend. I smelled them nonetheless. A slight morph then, and then...an episode of Scent Memory Theatre!

 

So my grandfather, RIP, used to own a barbershop. This was an old skool barbershop where there was pretty much just one haircut on the "menu" and where Grandpa would chain-smoke, and probably sneak booze he wasn't supposed to be drinking, and of course you had the scent of men's grooming products wafting around. That's what this smells like on me: stale smoke and booze and aftershave. I washed it off after about an hour, because it didn't really change, it just faded from Strong Grandpa's Barbershop to Somewhat Fainter Grandpa's Barbershop. I guess my theory is true: I can wear vetiver, and I can wear patchouli, but not in the same oil.

 

As a perfume, Voodoo is a fail on me, but I feel compelled to keep it around. Who knows, maybe I'll need to make an offering to Papa Legba sometime, or use it in some ancestor work. I do already have an oil that smells like my grandmother (Psyche); I don't wear that one either, but I like having it around.


Edited by lady_pandora, 27 March 2015 - 12:28 AM.


#302 Trinacria

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Posted 12 April 2015 - 04:02 AM

I'm with Lady Pandora on this one-while I could occasionally catch hints of almond or lime, this primarily smelled like old school men's after-shave to me.

#303 capnbinky

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 09:01 PM

I received Voodoo as a free imp in my order. I was unsure about it, but decided to give it a whirl. Very glad I did!

 

In the imp: Sweet candy syrup

Wet: Candy, with some depth underlying it that is intriguing.

Dry-down: Delicious, complex multi-faceted scent that has some of the qualities I love in root beer scents without smelling like
actual rootbeer. I picture it as swirling black/purple with strands of green or red tones popping out. One tiny discordant note
which actually enhances the harmony of the rest. Not sweet but with a just a touch of sweetness.

Dry: Myrrhy-vanilla goodness. Rich and warm and delicious. If it lasts, I'm in love. I could wear this every day, even to work.
I picture this as a cream and brown swirl of goodness. Very different from the first two stages, though I love all three. FBW.
 

The SO adores it; liked it on me and demanded to test it; wants a full bottle too. Weirdly, though, wears it completely differently; less creamy, less myrrh, more woodsy, a tiny bit soapy (in a good "clean" kind of way). A little reminiscent of a men's cologne to both our noses. Neither of us could detect those notes on me at all.


Edited by capnbinky, 13 April 2015 - 09:03 PM.


#304 DiesMali

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Posted 17 April 2015 - 10:56 PM

In the imp: Vanilla and pine.

 

Wet on my skin: A perfect mix of vanilla and pine, with something earthy.

 

Dry: This is GORGEOUS on my skin as it warms and dries. It remains primarily vanilla and pine, then myrrh, and finally a smoky and earthy base to it that makes it smell just really mysterious and sexy. My skin loves smoky, resinous scents, and this one is definitely one of those it adores. Mmmf yes. Deep, swirling green-gold in colour. I want a bottle, for sure.






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