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- November 21, 1977
- books (scifi, fantasy, travel related, historical murder mysteries, mythology), culinaria (is that a word?), movies, libraries, stone circles and other megalithic sites, steampunk, drinking tea, yoga, woodwork, walking in the forest, fencing, my home, owls, meercats, Victoriana, mythology and pagan traditions (especially Celtic, Egyptian, and Norse), the history of science, dinosaurs, crafty pursuits, music (currently Abney Park, Lemming Malloy, Luminescent Orchestri, Emilie Autumn, Amanda Palmer, and October Project are some of my favorites, and David Bowie is ALWAYS a hit).
- I can sew!
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Notes I like:
spices/herbs - cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, sage, thyme, lavender.
fruits - mostly citrus and red/purple fruits (Plums, pomegranates, currants, apples, etc)
some other food scents, but only in combo with other things (tea, vanilla, chocolate, honey, coffee, red wine, booze)
Forest smells - moss, wet leaves, rocks, moist dirt, running water)
Weather- rain, just before it snows
Other - dragons blood, copper, leather, books-old paper, cedar
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06 April 2008 - 03:30 PM
I went to Costa Rica a few years ago, and one of the highlights was taking a hike through the rainforest by the lodge where we were staying to view the new and old lava flows. We stayed right near the Arenal Volcano, which is continuously active, and we could see the eruptions nightly from our room. The air around us always smelled like volcanic rock, sulfer, smoke, and tropical plants and flowers. When I saw the description for Moai, I was hoping it would evoke memories of my time in Costa Rica. It does not disappoint.
In the bottle, Moai is wet volcanic rocks, with some saltiness overlaying it. Flowing through all of this is a smoky sulferous mist.
Once applied, everything pretty much stays as it was in the bottle, except now I am getting something distinctly 'green' with everything else. I'm guessing that's the palm, because I don't know what else it could be. The palm softens this just a bit, but not too much. It actually gets to be like a sweet green note that adds a lovely dimension to this already wonderful scent.
What I love is that the smoke smells so perfectly that it almost burns in my throat with the memories it brings back!
This scent delivers ladies and gentlemen. Wonderful and completely different from anything else I've tried.