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on candystripe legs
42 years old
October 12, 1971
Female Female
PLEASE NOTE: My middle name is Astrid, which is the name I prefer, but I occasionally appear as Kelly as well. I'm not trying to be confusing, it's just that my first name shows up on lots of things (like my PayPal address and stuff like that).

I like pathology, anatomy & physiology, and physics. Puzzles and mystery novels. Rik Mayall. 4AD. Orchids and daylilies. Eddie Izzard. The Cure. Rex Stout. 80s industrial music. Firefly (well... Jayne, mostly. "Not unless this crate's made outta magical wish-grantin' planks."). Lost.

Filigree & Shadow is the name of a This Mortal Coil album that's one of my favorite albums. In case you were wondering about the username.

Also... "on candystripe legs" is from a Cure song. It's from the Disintegration album, which is my favorite album ever. Not just one of my favorites. THE ONE.

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Favorite Scents:
Snake Charmer, Vasakasajja, Dorian, Mme Moriarty, Underpants, Trick #1, Vixen, Tamora, Silence, Perversion, Loviatar, Queen of Spades, Beatrice, Pumpkin Patch 4, Shango, Chokmah, Hellion, Gingerbread Poppet, La Fee Verte, Two Monsters, Morocco, Snake Oil, Death Adder, Cheshire Cat, Mania, Port Royal, Titania, Dragon's Milk, Milk Moon 05, Manhattan, Sugar Cookie, Mitzvah, Scherezade, Bathsheba, Bordello, Midwinter's Eve, Trick or Treat, Ecstasy of True Love, I could be here forever typing...

On Mr Gree: Geek, King of Spades, Fenris Wolf, aged Tombstone, ...and I find him literally irresistible in Shill.

Favorite notes: musk (esp. red musk!!), plum, opoponax, dragon's blood, vanilla, amber, patchouli, heliotrope, tuberose, apricot, neroli, bergamot, myrrh, leather, clove, rum, tobacco, pumpkin, vetiver, saffron, and civet (yes, civet).
I often dislike: rose, pine, juniper, cedar, eucalpytus, anise, grapefruit, gardenia, rosemary, lemon, oakmoss, dirt, strong herbals & strong florals.
I always dislike: spikenard.
I would love to like honey, but it usually smells like play-doh on me. "Cream" usually smells wonky on me too.


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  1. Irrelevant and Disturbing Surreal Crawdad Dream

    25 July 2008 - 09:48 PM

    If there was one thing that I think encapsulates the whole experience of pregnancy for me, it would be the Irrelevant and Disturbing Surreal Crawdad Dream. Since conception, my dreamscape has been unusually bizarre, bordering on the demented. One of my baby books told me that I'd be having nonstop dreams about puppies, kittens, and baby bunnies. Really? 'Cuz my dreams are filled with zombie-driven ice trucks that are late for delivery on my kid's birthday, masquerades where people come as themselves, a quest to cure possessed individuals (in this dream, you could tell that people were possessed by how annoying they were) by hitting them on the head with large rocks, and, of course, millions of malformed crawdads with human faces filling up numerous 18-wheeler truck beds.

    Nary a bunny nor kitten to be found.

    Par for the course during pregnancy? For me, it is.

    An irrelevant, disturbing, and surreal scent: red currant, green tea, red musk, Hawaiian ginger, benzoin, vanilla, coriander, squash blossom, and blueberry.

    When I first put this on, it smelled like sweet red currant -- very bright, red, and fruity. As it dried, the red currant backed off and the blueberry came out. After about 30 minutes, it's a lovely soft fruity scent with some delicious-smelling tea and musk. Just a hint of ginger and vanilla.

    I really like this a lot -- it reminds me of some of my favorite scents from the Mad Tea Party category. It's sweet and pretty and fun.
  2. Vampire Tears

    09 October 2007 - 09:38 PM

    Regret born from ceaseless longing: wisteria, white grapefruit, neroli, green tea, jasmine, white ginger, honeysuckle, iris, and tonka.

    Hmmm. I searched but can't find a review page for this one.

    At first I get a big blast of white grapefruit. Definitely not pink -- it's not that sugary sweet kind of grapefruit. And underneath the grapefruit I can smell mostly green tea and ginger with a little bit of jasmine and honeysuckle.

    I am not a jasmine fan; in fact, I'm more of a jasmine hater. However, it does not overwhelm in this blend. I usually like the tea + ginger combinations, and I think it's even better with the addition of grapefruit!

    This scent is more mellow than refreshing, calm rather than excited... but it's also more cheery than I would have guessed, from the description. (I usually find tea scents rather cheery, so maybe that's why it seems that way to me.)

    I've been on a grapefruit kick lately for some reason, and this will be a great one to add to the rotation. I like it a lot.
  3. Oborot

    17 February 2007 - 12:23 AM

    A scent of transformation.

    He who desires to become an oborot, let him seek in the forest a hewn-down tree; let him stab it with a small copper knife, and walk round the tree, repeating the following incantation:
    On the sea, on the ocean, on the island, on Bujan,
    On the empty pasture gleams the moon, on an ashstock lying
    In a green wood, in a gloomy vale.
    Towards the stock wandereth a shaggy wolf,
    Horned cattle seeking for his sharp white fangs;
    But the wolf enters not the forest,
    But the wolf dives not into the shadowy vale,
    Moon, moon, gold-horned moon,
    Check the flight of bullets, blunt the hunters' knives,
    Break the shepherds' cudgels,
    Cast wild fear upon all cattle,
    On men, all creeping things,
    That they may not catch the grey wolf,
    That they may not rend his warm skin!
    My word is binding, more binding than sleep,
    More binding than the promise of a hero!
    Then he springs thrice over the tree and runs into the forest, transformed into a wolf.

    Balkan fir sap, dark mosses, Greek Mountain tea flower, black pine, salty ocean spray, deep black earth, and a moon-touched magickal incense of sandarac, frankincense, and ravensara.

    Hmmm, mainly this smells like fir and moss, and a little bit of that "salty ocean spray." It's a deep, earthy scent. It has a hazy and sweet overtone, but most of the scent is that rich earthiness. It has a very slightly pungent quality that I don't object to at all -- it fits in with the scent nicely. (Kind of like how really black dirt is slightly pungent but it's a good kind of pungent. Or how evergreen needles are kind of pungent but they still smell good.)

    Overall an interesting scent, but it smells masculine to me because my husband wears this kind of scent fairly frequently. Looks like he just acquired a new bottle. :P
  4. Crow Moon

    17 February 2007 - 12:14 AM

    This is the final Full Moon of winter. The call of the crow signals the end of the frost, and their scent, of vervain, black violet, white musk, and Chinese cedar, is brushed by the last cold wind of winter on their wings, and the scent of evergreen boughs touched by the season's final flowers and the first blossoms of spring: wintersweet, green-barked dogwood, primrose, snowdrop, and lenten rose hellebore bouquet.

    At first this is a soft floral scent with the barest bit of evergreen behind it. It smells chilly, but it doesn't have that snow/slush note that overpowers everything else when it's on my skin.

    When it's dry it seems more like a floral/wood scent, but it's surprisingly bright. The florals aren't heady or overbearing, they're pretty and spring-like. Soft and hopeful. The wood in it smells sweet and new. There's another interesting scent in there that I can't quite place -- it smells a little bit herbal but not like a full-on sharp herbal scent. I'm not sure what that is.

    I think this is a lovely scent.
  5. Les Anges Déchus

    05 January 2007 - 10:54 PM


    Les Anges Déchus, Edouard Cibot.
    Khus, blonde tobacco, life everlasting, orris root, black currant, cabreuva, Spanish moss, leather, and ambrette.

    In the imp: It smells, um, boozy. I'm not sure why.

    Wet: Perfumey. Very perfumey.

    Drying: The scent gets a lot less perfumey over time. It's sweet and dry, with a bit of leather.

    Dry: This one's a real winner for me. It smells dry without smelling stark. I wouldn't call it a floral at all, but what's there does seem to be more of a plant root scent rather than a plant blossom scent. To be honest, the only notes in the whole description that I feel like I'm qualified to discern in any blend are leather and Spanish moss. I can smell some leather in this but it's blended in there and is not prominent. If I had to guess, I'd say that the Spanish moss is contributing to the "dry" aspect. I bet this is probably not very helpful as a review, but no one note is really jumping out at me.

    When it was wet I thought it smelled kind of masculine, but now that it's dry I don't think so. It's turning into a strangely sexy scent, which is quite surprising to me.

    This just smells good. Period. It's that kind of scent that, when you smell it, you don't necessarily think the person is wearing perfume or anything, you just think, "Wow, that person smells good." You know what I mean? It doesn't bowl you over immediately, but it has a subtle and strong allure.

    I'm going to need a whole bottle of this one.


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    10 May 2011 - 20:37
    That is the cutest dog I have ever seen!
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    Herb Girl 

    09 Dec 2010 - 20:51
    Thank you for adding me! :)
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    Edens Sixth Day 

    23 Aug 2007 - 20:47
    God, I swear that Prudence is the cutest dog in the entire freak'n UNIVERSE. I am so in love with her. Oh, and I like you, too. :)
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    18 Jun 2007 - 06:27
    The most darling doggie in the world! :)
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    29 Apr 2007 - 17:33
    I tried sending you a message earlier but your inbox appears to be full, so please don't think I'm ignoring you.
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    29 Apr 2007 - 03:33
    Thanks for adding me! *hugs*
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    29 Apr 2007 - 02:57
    Hi, filigree_shadow! Just call me Friend-Mart! :lol:
    Glad you stopped in for a spell! :D
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    29 Apr 2007 - 02:05
    YAY! I love my doggie! (Her name is Prudence.)
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    28 Apr 2007 - 04:24
    I'm a commenting fiend! Your photo is ADORABLE.
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