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- The Grey Lady
- 37 years old
- September 29, 1976
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- These aren't really interests, but there's no real place to put this, so I'm putting it here, because I've now signed PMs two different ways, and I suddenly realized that if I stuck around, it might become an issue:<br><br>First name: Elizabeth<br><br>Craft name: Vorona (stress on the first syllable: VOR-uh-nuh)
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Notes: Dragon's Blood, Vanilla, Herbs, Woods, Spices, Violet, Lavender... I'm not too big on most florals, overly sweet or fruity notes, and I have to be in the right mood for aquatic.
I don't update this profile often enough to put in actual oils, because the oils I like change almost every time I try a new one.
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16 June 2005 - 11:12 PMDe Sade
This was part of my French order.
Preconceived notions: I didnít get any leather in Wanda, none in Loviatar, and only a slight bit in Casanova. If Iím going to get leather, itís going to be in this one, which is said to be pure leather.
Note: By the time I tried this, Iíd also received Dead Manís Hand, so Iím reviewing them at the same time.
In the vial:
If I hadnít had Dead Manís Hand to compare, I would have said that this smelled like pure leather. But Dead Manís Hand is more of a pure leather. This is leather and a very tiny bit of incense or smoke - something dark and brooding.
For the entire hour it was on, it really didnít change much. Pure, black leather with ambient dark incense. This is excellent.
I love this. I like it much more than the pure leather of Dead Manís Hand. It has something mysterious to it, something dark and maybe even a little ominous. Nothing you can really pick out, but itís there. Without Dead Manís Hand to compare, I would never have noticed anything but the leather.
Edited to add: Whoever said bonfire - yes! That's definitely there as well. Mmmm...
16 June 2005 - 11:05 PMDead Manís Hand
Preconceived notions: Nothing with Leather had worked on me, but Iíd just ordered De Sade when this came out. Eventually, I decided to try this, too.
In the vial:
Pure leather. Just leather. Maybe a little dust, but mostly, just leather.
Like De Sade, this stayed constant the entire time. Just pure leather, brown suede.
If De Sade didnít exist, Iíd probably keep this, since the leather is so accurate. But I like De Sade better, and theyíre close enough that I donít need both. Iím going to try to swap this for a bottle of De Sade (since my De Sade is in imp form).
16 June 2005 - 10:51 PMOisin
I got this for a friend, but since I donít use much when I test, I figured I could review it.
Preconceived notions: Sounds a little too light for me, but weíll see.
In the bottle: Grass, herbs, wild flowers, and fresh air - a meadow.
Sweet frehs herbs, morning dew, sunlight filtering through the butting trees on a beautiful spring day. This is life and light and happiness.
In 20 minutes:
The same, I think there might be a bit of fruit in this as well.
In 30 minutes:
Vanilla, flowers (rose?), and the original scent: sweet, soft, pungent, and airy.
In 1 hour:
Sweet, floral, smoky. A very harmonious blend.
This is very nice, but I was right - too light for me. Iím happy I got to try it, but I think my friend will enjoy it more.
16 June 2005 - 10:43 PMTemple of Dreams
Review of the fragrance itself. Will update when/if I try it as a dream oil.
Preconceived notions: Herbal, lemony, citrus, lavender, clove, rosemary, spice, something deep and resiny. Good for work with dreams - it sounds like people have had success with it.
In the vial: Mostly lavender, but something sharp, white, and glittering, yet hazy and soft - white musk? Also something minty, maybe eucalyptus (or rosemary as noted above, though I find eucalyptus to be more cool and minty than rosemary, and this is definitely both).
Intoxicating. Maybe thereís some mugwort in this - I recognize the way it works. And thereís still some mint or eucalyptus in it. Itís mostly lavender, and definitely dreamy. I can easily see using this for dream work.
In 15 minutes:
Mint, but a lavender/herbal mint, not a sweet mint. Somewhat spicy (maybe it is rosemary after all). Not bad.
In 55 minutes:
About the same, and beginning to fade.
I really like this and I canít wait to try it out for dream work. I canít see wearing this as a day fragrance, though. Itís too intoxicating, and Iíd likely run my car off the road in a dazed dreaminess, or daydreaming instead of getting my work done.
16 June 2005 - 10:37 PMUrd: Fate
Preconceived notions: A sexy incense scent. Sounds great for me.
In the vial: Sweet dragonís blood and cinnamon.
Dragonís blood or vetiver and spice, and something soft and sweet (vanilla? amber?) It has a sense of timelessness - elegant in the sense of simple, beautiful, and effortless grace.
In 10 minutes:
Smoky, distant, ageless, dust, yet filled with life. Another excellent incense scent. I want to smell like this all the time. I wish I could describe it better.
In 20 minutes:
Sweet incense with spice. Exotic, yet calm. Definitely a skin scent. Very good for a priestess blend.
In 30 minutes:
Less sweet, but otherwise, about the same. Very dark.
In 40 minutes:
About the same.
In 1 hour: Still about the same, but sweeter. I recognize this - itís the scent of some amber incense sticks I have (which are sweeter and heavier than the actual resin)
This is wonderful and amazing. Definitely a keeper, maybe a big bottle. Exquisite.
(and maybe that ďamberĒ was really the nag champa)
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