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In Topic: Snap-Dragon-Fly

02 September 2011 - 04:07 PM

I hadn't looked at the notes in this since it was released; when I tried a sample, I was pretty much a clean slate. I get jam. A big reddish-purple rich jammy jam. On toast. Serious dark toast. I am, in fact, shocked that the notes aren't jam on toast!

In Topic: Leather

19 August 2010 - 04:52 AM

Nanny Ashtoreth, one of the Good Omens scents in the Gaiman category, is one of the leatheriest leathers I have ever smelled. It lists other notes too:

Middle Eastern flowers, amber, honey, blood red-berries, whip leather, and polished paddle wood.

But I get mostly glossy black whip-leather.

Whip has a similar kind of leather, at least to my nose, but it also has a very powerful rose. If Snake Oil makes you happy, you might give Western Diamondback a try; I really liked this one, especially after it aged a bit. Others that are harder to find include De Sade, sadly discontinued; Quincey Morris, a very cool old LE; A Bachelor's Dog, which was an April Fool's Day Salon scent; and C. Auguste Dupin, which I remember as a rich, buttery-armchair kind of leather, if that makes sense.

I haven't tried all the riders yet, but I was also very impressed by Red Rider. I'm looking forward to giving this one a longer try-out period.

Why yes, I like leather too--can you tell? :D

In Topic: Loli.Goth

28 June 2010 - 06:15 PM

Wet, this reminds me of melons--lightly fruity, sweet in a restrained way. (Glad to see Ellebelle mentioned this too, or Iíd think I was losing my mind.) As it tries the sweet strawberry emerges, and I can get just a hint of peach--but it still hits me as something like melons, like a bowl of chilled chunks of honeydew and sliced strawberries. Not for me, but different and lovely.

In Topic: Gothabilly

28 June 2010 - 06:10 PM

In the vial, this was pure WHOA NELLY CHERRY CHAPSTICK! On my skin, it seems to take a deep breath, stretch out, and relax into a dark vanilla muskiness colored with fruity sweetness. Wow. Other etailers Iíve tried always leave me cold with their cherry blends, but this is really pleasant, really attractive, and not ChapStick or air-freshener at all. I agree with the comment that itís reminiscent of Velvet Unicorn, but Gothabilly is darker, the kind of thing you could wear while watching the fireflies on a warm summer night. Wow.

In Topic: Geek.Goth

28 June 2010 - 05:59 PM

A clean, citrusy smell, but without the punchy super-lime of F5, which remains one of my favorite hot-day-in-the-summertime scents. Definitely a hint of hard-candy tartness. Couldnít pinpoint exactly what was so familiar until some forumites mentioned the similarity to the old champagne scents . . . Thatís it exactly! Itís like a cocktail made with Sprite, Mountain Dew, and champagne.