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hkhm

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Burning Vulva

03 February 2011 - 08:08 PM

Vanilla-infused amber, leather, beeswax, cyclamen, oakmoss, peru balsam, orange blossom, red ginger, tonka, opoponax, myrrh, and black pepper.

bottle: whoa! fiery! i get the ginger and amber most prominently.

wet: there is so much going on in this scent, it's difficult to pinpoint notes. i can really smell the ginger and orange blossom above the amber but i keep getting faint hints of leather and beeswax. the overall feeling of this scent is jagged and bright.

dry: this dries to a potent amber and spice scent, it's not quite as gingery once dry, more spicy and smooth with wafts of the opoponax, myrrh & black pepper. amazing.


Harigata II

03 February 2011 - 08:04 PM

Coconut, white amber, hazelnut, and anise.

bottle: coconut & hazelnut. :yum:

wet: beautiful. a sweet blend of coconut and hazelnut touched with a tiny hint of anise. the amber is just tying the whole thing together and just sings on my skin.

dry: as this dries, the notes blend perfectly. it's a smooth, lightly-nutty blend that i will wear all spring.


Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah

22 December 2010 - 06:25 AM

Kindness begets kindness. Holy hyssop, red apple, massoia bark, and pomegranate with eight different types of honey that represent the sweetness of life and new beginnings.

bottle: very sweet, rich honey with a hint of fruit and hyssop.

wet: this is very sweet. it's a fruity honey scent without being specifically fruity and the honey (for once!) is behaving on my skin, not going too sweet or weird.

dry: getting a lot more hyssop as this dries, very sweet hyssop over golden honey and light, sweet fruit. gorgeous!


The Ninth Cage

27 November 2010 - 10:07 PM

THE NINTH CAGE
The unicorn hardly heard him. She turned and turned in her prison, her body shrinking from the touch of the iron bars all around her. No creature of manís night loves cold iron, and while the unicorn could endure its presence, the murderous smell of it seemed to turn her bones to sand and her blood to rain. The bars of her cage must have had some sort of spell on them, for they never stopped whispering evilly to one another in clawed, pattering voices.

A claustrophobic blend of iron and oak.


imp: strong metallic and wood, though not specifically oak...

wet: very oak-y, strong and true. this will probably layer well.

dry: the metallic note is pretty tame on me, blends nicely with the wood which, while quite strong, is pretty nice.

The Lilac Wood

27 November 2010 - 10:04 PM

THE LILAC WOOD
It was always spring in her forest, because she lived there, and she wandered all day among the great beech trees, keeping watch over the animals that lived in the ground and under bushes, in nests and caves, earths and treetops. Generation after generation, wolves and rabbits alike, they hunted and loved and had children and died, and as the unicorn did none of these things, she never grew tired of watching them.

Ageless trees, everblooming flowers, brilliant grass, and soft shadows.


imp: sweet, watery grass.

wet: just lovely. grassy (soft, not sharp) and floral but in the gentlest way possible. this smells peaceful.

dry: i didn't expect to like this one as much as i do, it's wet greenery and soft new grass.