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- diabolical decanter
- 30 years old
- May 31, 1982
- Knitting, gaming, knitting some more, spinning (wool), SCIENCE! and math books, Ancient Greek and old French literature.
- Favorite Scents:
Myrrh and opoponax, musk, ambers and copal, galbanum, lavender, rosewood, fig, champaca, coconut, opium, cypress, galangal, high john essence, olive blossom, sometimes ozone, honeysuckle, narcissus, black currant, and vanilla.
I tend to smell best in dark, resinous scents, though I also tend to like snowy scents and sun-aspected scents, though I'm scared of the real day-ball.
Fruity and foody aren't my bag and any of their notes tend to jump out of a blend and scream at me, though apricot and honey can usually hang around without causing a ruckus, and I'm finding myself obsessed with coconut all of a sudden. I try to avoid vanilla, but I'm still sort of a sucker for it. Cajeput, civet, milk, cedar and linen go bad on me. I have not yet found any scent I like that's got anything to do with blood (dragon's or otherwise), wine, dirt, or patchouli, which makes me sad because that's about a half of the catalog.
Favorites at the moment are: Seance, Hades, Anubis, Death of the Grave Digger, Masabakes, The Lion, Tzadikim Nistarim, Mercury, Sol, Sylph, Gemini, Chimera, Urania, Yog-Sothoth, Frau Holle, Lyonesse, Defututa, Coyote, Eden, Brown Jenkins, Event Horizon.
But I am always curious and willing to try something I haven't tried before. Gimme your best shot!
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28 December 2009 - 04:40 PMBoom! Deep, dark, plum - smells like a timpani sounds. Base note junkies take note. Herbal elements emerge steadily - first tobacco, then cypress, then hemlock as the plum becomes more of a memory. Every sniff seems different from the last. In the end, I think I smell the lettuce as an almost menacing high note in a big, serious chord. This is a scent for war, sh*t-kicking, the final showdown, no more Mr. Nice Guy. If I had to kick down a door with a gun in my hands, this is what I would wear.
I love it.
28 December 2009 - 04:24 PMI agree with previous assessments - reminds me a lot of Sol Invictus. A somewhat sharp, assertive, masculine gold scent. I think it's the verbena. The acidity slowly fades and the ambers take over in the end, but I think I'll stick this one on my guy.
28 December 2009 - 04:21 PMPredominantly lavender at first. After a few minutes, a dusty, dry, papery yet acrid, almost musty smell on me. Unfortunately I think my chemistry's just not right for this one. It ends up smelling like moth balls on me.
20 April 2009 - 10:55 PMCDXXXVIII
High John Snake! Definitely smell High John Essence, or something just like it, mixed with Snake Oil. I love high john, so this is perfect-o.
18 April 2009 - 03:00 AMA strong shot of fresh, wet pine with hints of some kind of nutty wood and a mild berry behind it. I'm guessing something like chestnut and blackberry or maybe black currant. Not cloying or too sweet at all, just a very subtle, lovely accompaniment to normally harsh pine. This may be one of my favorite pine blends so far.