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Lupercalia 2017

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#1 Casablanca

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

Mimosa, blue musk, cucumber, blackcurrant bud, and sweet almond blossom.

I had thought: This one is weird, and I don't know how these notes will work together, but there aren't many non-chocolate bath oils for the Lupers, so let's try it. Maybe it will make sense when I smell it.

 

In the bottle, it just smells bad. Disjointed, nothing going together. It took a while for me to try it on.

 

On my skin, it's a wet-green cucumber with lightly warm-toned flowers and some black currant. Yup, it's weird. The notes feel pretty random to me.

 

Once it dries it settles down into... I guess sort of a watery-green spa skin scent. There's a little floral left but the currants don't hang, which is for the best because it reduces the noise. It's OK at this phase. I'll keep this since I like the bath oils, but it's not what I'd hoped for.



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Posted 02 April 2017 - 04:19 PM

I love the cucumber and blue musk notes for when I want something springlike or feminine, and the bitter blackcurrant-and-tobacco tar Dead Leaves weenie was a surprise hit, so I took a chance with it.

 

This one wants the heat of your bathwater to bloom, I think. It smells like I'm floating in the inky blue-black waters of a Roman bath in an underground hall. The almond blossom lends a touch of warmth, but it's primarily blue musk balancing the sweet mimosa and the astringent, bitter-juice blackcurrant. Think "sullen, deadly sea siren taking her beauty bath."

 

I may sell a decant out of my bottle because I don't see myself reaching for it often enough to use it all up before the shelf life expires, but it's actually really gorgeous and unlike all of my other bath oils, which lean toward resins and warm notes.



#3 zankoku_zen

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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:15 AM

Cucumber, blue musk, and a touch of tar and almond. This one is a dark grey blue, fresh but the tar keeps it from being too fresh, the almond lends a bit of sweetness and the blue musk makes it oddly watery and dreamy.







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