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#1 starbrow


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 01:21 AM

Sometimes playfully walking with the Fool, sometimes tugging on his stockings, sometimes attacking in a pack, sometimes tearing the ass out of his pants, sometimes chomping him right on the nuts: feral and tame, guardian and hunter, loyalty and opposition. Sometimes guiding the Fool off the cliff and other times warning him of dangers ahead.
A warm canine musk, trampled grass, a gleam of ivory-white fang, cardamom pod, and crushed yew.

Ridiculously charming, in a cozy outdoorsy kind of way. The 'canine musk' is light and appealing and really does make me think of freshly-washed puppy. A thread of sunny grass and maybe the crushed yew is giving it the romping-in-a-field vibe, I think. I'm not sure what fang is supposed to smell like. Maybe it's what gives this blend its pale quality; this is not a 'brown' kind of fuzzy scent like Wulric, but very white-washed and lovely. I'm not sure I can detect the cardamom, but the overall effect is exceptionally snuggly.
The only thing that is keeping me from buying a bottle? It has exactly zero throw. The fade is so fast on my skin! I'm going to try turning my decant into an eau de parfum and see what happens. 

#2 archaesophilia


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Posted 15 April 2018 - 11:29 PM

This is...a warm spiced cookie you eat while wearing a wool sweater. The grass note fades after just a few seconds, and what is left is all baked goods and comfort-I'm guessing that the ivory fang interacting with the cardamom? Not exactly the musky, doggy scent I was hoping for, but definitely nice!

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 07:14 PM

white bright, a touch of clean grass, and something else I can't quite place

Very veeeeeeeery similar to Bub (from the Paranorman line, and also a "dog" scent). Bub is slightly sweeter, while Fool's Dog is slightly more of that plastic kaboodle scent (you know it if you've ever had one lol)

similar throw too, but doesn't last quite as long as abub

...on me Bub is the winner in notes, throw, and how long it lasts

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 02:13 AM

I got this hoping that the canine musk would be similar to the musk in Canis Major which I adore so much. I also love grass and cardamom.



Wet: Oh! Oh. What is THAT? It's almost effervescent. Tickles my nose a bit. No clue what is going on here, I can't pick a thing out. As it settles, I get hints of something warm, sweet, and woody. Also hints of grass. It's a super interesting scent, entirely pleasant, and like nothing I have smelled before, so I am having a really hard time defining it. Doesn't actually smell like dog, if you were worried. I have realized I don't really know what yew smells like - that may be the warm woodiness I am getting. Oh! There's the cardamom. Mmm. This is a really neat scent. I feel like it changes every time I sniff it.


Dry: Sweet, very light musk, slightly fuzzy, and grass. It's quite different and very nice. Makes me smile. I will wear this outdoors all spring, it's that sort of scent.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:18 PM

This to me is super, super grassy. It was a bit offputting at first, but now I'm digging it. I was hoping it would be sweet, like my beloved Coyote, but it's sharper, earthier, an fresher. It brings to mind rolling around in cool, freshly cut grass with a fuzzy dog friend.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 11:37 PM

Love this!  At first it is all green grass, Abby scrabbling furiously in the middle of the lawn, grass flying everywhere until she flops over and rolls with abandon, a very bright, outdoorsy, spring-summer scent, and quite marvelous.  The grass smell lasts about 45 minutes on me and then gives way to the musky cardamom.  I swapped away my Bub decant but I recall it being quite foody; this is significantly less so to me.  I wish it had a longer wear time; age might help with that.  

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Posted 02 May 2018 - 08:59 PM

Super fresh cut grass dries down to musk with a touch of yew. Again, super low throw on me after the first 10 minutes of intense cut grass. Low wear length.

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Posted 03 May 2018 - 02:56 AM

Skin chemistry is so weird--I get almost no grass! I get mostly a soft animalic musk with a really really sweet note--I think the white fang might be tonka. I was hoping for more fresh greenery to suit the warm weather, but this is definitely a sweet, cuddly pupper.

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Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:06 PM

Source: TPP Decant Circle

Preconception: It's a dog scent come on! Too cute!


Imp: ... Lemongrass?

Initial skin: ... ... You're lemongrass, right? There's a fizzy happiness from this that's a lot like lemongrass to me. That's cool. More of that please. There's a note like this in a bunch of the Fool's scents. He's a happy dude what can you say.

Drydown: Green fresh notes pop out. Something fuzzy and warm. and YOU'RE LEMONGRASS JUST ADMIT IT. I have no idea what Yew smells like exactly, and I mean best guess on ivory-white fang, right? But this scent has a green freshness, lemongrass fizzy sweetness, warm fuzzy clean dog fur, and the gentlest musk backing it all.


Verdict: Happy, bright, clean. White or Yellow if it was a color. Slightly citrus to me.


There's a general clean-soapy vibe form this scent, and that will prevent me from getting a bottle because it's not my thing. But it's absolutely beautiful and joyful. 

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 09:46 PM

I initially get a strong surge of grass but that thankfully falls far into the background for me, then a scent almost like a weird banana candy comes forward and that too thankfully disappears. What is left behind when this stops morphing is a clean fuzzy musk that is similar to the canine musk in Canis Major without being overly sassafras smelling. There's definitely an almost soapy sweetness to it, which melds with the sweet chai-like warm cardamom, a cool menthol-like yew, and a note I can't place. Whatever the 'ivory white fang' is represented by eludes me but there's definitely something there that I can't wrap my head around. It's very pale, very sweet, not really gourmand smelling.


Overall this blend leans very clean smelling and gets pretty close to soapy territory. It's very refreshing though, hints of greenery and clean furry musk.  Sweet with a hint of spice. Very cool and pale in feel. I like it but I don't think it's really 5ml worthy for me, I'm happy I went with a decant first.

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