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Juniperus Intrepidus

Member Since 30 Jan 2006
Offline Last Active Apr 24 2017 02:30 PM

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In Topic: Penitence

16 June 2011 - 11:54 PM

Bottle: I must admit this is a no-brainer for me - I love frankincense and myrrh together and, once upon a time, when I used coals and resins in my practice, I used to burn them togethter often. At first sniff the frankincense dominates.
Wet: Frank is still ahead but graceful myrrh has a clear presence. my love for resin incenses is funny, considering I was raised in a protestant denomination that doesn't use incense instead of Catholic, Orthodox, or Episcopalian.
Dry: incense-y, but not dry. a little sharp, like the resin fresh from the tree, before it's dry and brittle.
Later: this remains oddly sharp. hmmm.

In Topic: Mouse's Long and Sad Tale

16 June 2011 - 11:52 PM

Bottle: sweet pea and vanilla are such a lovely combination!
Wet: sweet pea with a background of amber..I know sweet pea most intimately from my grandmother's backyard and the very old sweet pea bush there, but this isn't taking me there, it's charming, antique, and elegant.
Dry: the vanilla is taking over as it usually does, but the sweet pea is still holding strong. I'll hold out a little hope, for now.
Later: The vanilla is close to the only thing I can detect here, but it's such a lovely blend when it's not on my skin...

In Topic: Clio

16 June 2011 - 11:43 PM

Bottle: sharp lavender, orange, and woods. the smell of a used bookstore filled with very old, forgotten books.
Wet: hints of the amber behind the lavender. ever smelled very old vellum...? this is something between that and very old, yellowed paper...
Dry: the patchouli has awoken and warmed - this is fantastic, a hippy-antique-y used book shop, you know - the kind with the fat tortoiseshell that has it's basket in a sunny corner...?
Later: this is evocative and fabulous - I have found another keeper, definitely!

In Topic: Delirium

16 June 2011 - 11:37 PM

Bottle: rose and lemon. Could be lots of foodiness here. I fear.
Wet: heavy rose, none of the apple, a hint of the lemon.
Dry: rose remains most prominent, and as much as I do well with rose as a floral the lemon is sweetening it up in a strange way..not unpleasant, but strange - clearly it's not just the rose, but the other notes don't stand on their own enough for me to tag.
Later: Still with the rose, but calmer. I think it's ok on me.

In Topic: Centzon Totochtin

16 June 2011 - 11:29 PM

bottle: sweet cocoa, hint of spiced rum
wet: the same
dry: the tang of the blood is behind a more pronounced scent of rum. cocoa is warm and balancing the rum nicely
later: although I usually can't manage red wine notes this is surprisingly mellow and hasn't gone oddly sour. It's really rather pleasant on me - a nice surprise!