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- August 8, 1984
- people have interests outside of bpal? hmmm...... guitar playing, music (rock, alternative, classical, jazz), kitesurfing, hiking, swimming/scuba diving in natural springs, rollercoasters and other thrill rides, oil painting, glassblowing, interior design, photography (other people's though.... not a talent of mine unfortunately), makeup artistry, movies (horror, action flicks that have an actual plot, & good comedies), gaming, frogs, exotic animals, foreign languages, & mythology (particularly egyptian & greek)
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Blackberry Jam & Scones, Cake Smash, Cake Smash v6, Chaste Moon '05 (the '10 version is foul), Gobo, Golletes, PPGC92
Down the Rabbit Hole, Knock-A-Dolly
Arcana Rich Vanilla, MoonaLisa Lemming Crack
buttercream, cake (or pastry of any kind), maple syrup, raisin, rice milk, sweet berries, vanilla, vanilla musk, white chocolate
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angelica, basil, coal, metallic notes, orris, rosemary, salty aquatic notes, soapy notes, teak, tea tree, tomato leaf, vetiver, violet leaf
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30 July 2012 - 05:38 AMComparison of Spanish Red Carnation and the original Carnation SN of '04
Spanish Red Carnation
In The Bottle: Heady, sweet, creamy, and just a bit spicy
On Skin: Even less spicy than in the bottle.... sweet, creamy, and VERY heady. After a few moments though, a fairly prominent green note appears (leaves, stems, etc). The longer I have this scent on, the stronger the green note gets.... that is until about 1 hour in. At that point the green note begins to disappear along with the last traces of spiciness, leaving only that very heady floral scent in their stead.
In The Vial: Dark, very spicy, almost resinous. Wow! I'm actually surprised the two are so different.
On Skin: Still dark and spicy, but a hint of sweet heady floral develops in the background (not at all the same heady floral that Spanish Red Carnation has though.... this is much deeper and of course refrains from taking over the scent as it does in SRC). From beginning to end, I never smell even a hint of green.
Two surprisingly different scents, but which is better? I don't love either one to be honest.... if Spanish Red Carnation smelled the same on my skin as it does in the bottle, I would say that one was my favorite. But.... I detest the green note it develops and it's way too boring after the spiciness fades away. And as a foody, the original Carnation isn't sweet enough for me.....
30 July 2012 - 05:10 AMComparison of Annurca Apple Blossom to the original Apple Blossom SN of '04
Annurca Apple Blossom
In the Bottle: I hate to say this, but.... it smells like a canned scent you'd find at B&B. It's sour (like a granny smith apple that's had every hint of sweetness sucked right out of it) and aquatic with just a hint of floral. I love apple blossom, but this smells nothing like any apple blossom I've ever come in contact with before (perhaps Annurca is a very different smelling species)
On My Skin: Very aquatic, a bit sharp, still sour, and even less apply than in the bottle. I have an intense dislike for this scent.
To zz: I thoroughly enjoy my heathen ways B) I can certainly see why you like it though. I think anyone who likes Snow Glass Apples would be pleased with this scent as well.
In the Vial: Sweet, apply, not nearly as floral as you'd think..... very pretty.
On My Skin: Still sweet and apply, but unfortunately this scent has a habit of turning a bit green on my skin.... leaves, green branches, etc. I keep a bit 'cause I love to sniff it, but never wear it for that reason.
Two very different scents. If you like aquatic scents, Annurca is the one for you. If you were hoping for something sweet and fruity.... the original would be a much better fit for you if you can find it.
28 April 2012 - 04:35 PMI don't know why I haven't reviewed this yet....
I love the smell of Coffee. Real coffee that is. The various coffee notes found in most perfumes.... not so much. Most have a plastic edge to them. Many smell stale. Some are so dark and unsweet that they almost smell burnt. I've tried so many eternally hoping for the real thing, but I am always disappointed.
Jonathan's Coffee House is the one and (so far) only exception. It's rich, smooth, creamy, and sweet (but not too sweet). There's definitely a mocha note, as well as cream and sugar. It's strong and long-lasting... a few sprays i all I need
The closest perfume I've found is IXHV4 (another prototype). I do like it, but it doesn't compare to the glory of J's Coffee House (too dark, not sweet enough, more... simple)
Even though it's taboo to do so, I occasionally spray some in my hair. Probably not the brightest idea, but I've never had a reaction of any kind and it smells sooooo good.
This prototype was sold only at the very first cobwebs, which happened over three years ago. The more time passes, the more I doubt the lab has any intention of releasing this (I've heard no discussion on it or any collection that it would fit with). But thanks to a swap with a friend, I do have enough to last me a very long time (probably more than I will end up using to be honest)
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13 April 2012 - 05:00 PMAfter noticing that several of the above reviews mentioned 'masculine' and 'cologne-like' I realized that Batty was probably doomed to fail on me. I am never lucky enough to amp chocolate or vanilla/tonka, but masculine notes seam to love my skin
However, this appears to be the one exception! Smells like cocoa powder and oleander in the bottle…. pretty, but perhaps too sharp for me. On my skin it becomes a gorgeous fusion of cocoa, sandalwood, tonka, and just a hint of a very soft, furry musk. Sexy, dark, and sweet (but not quite sweet enough to be considered foody). Nothing sharp or cologne-like about it and definitely not masculine
14 February 2012 - 05:56 AM#82 (no previous reviews here, but the the original owner described it as vanilla and cake)
In the Bottle: Cream and amber. This is like Glowing Vulva WITHOUT the lotus blossom or teak. Even though GV isn't my thing at all, I think this is pretty in the bottle (probably because of the lack of teak... one of my most hated notes). Still though.... I'm not too optimistic about it since the amber in Vulva turned to weirdness once on my skin...
On my Skin: The cream is still lovely, but as feared, the amber has begun to smell a little like play-do (as amber always does on my skin). However, after just a few minutes the amber disappears almost completely. And then, a very creamy vanilla note appears along with the cake the previous owner mentioned. The cake has no frosting though, so despite the notes this isn't an extremely sweet buttercream icing type scent.... it's more of a soft sweet scent. Like a more foody Glowing Vulva that doesn't turn nearly as funky on my skin.