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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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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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25 July 2008 - 09:48 PM
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.
09 October 2007 - 09:38 PM
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.
17 February 2007 - 12:23 AM
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
17 February 2007 - 12:14 AM
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.
05 January 2007 - 10:54 PMhttp://www.blackphoe...angesdechus.gif
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.