Since I've been gotten my hands on a few "rares" occasionally, I've found that I've been shocked at how overrated some of them really are! It just makes me facepalm when I get a whiff of a famously-coveted scent and find myself to be completely disillusioned by it, haha. SO I thought I'd record all the notorious scents and my short thoughts on them:
Love's Philosophy - I was expecting it to be creamy, sweet deliciousness, but in all honesty, it just smelled kinda like plastic, or fake. I was definitely not impressed.
Plastic Pink Flamingo - Oi vey. Once again I had high hopes of sugary-scrumptiousness, but for whatever reason, it didn't smell that great at all. If anything, just smelled like... generic sweetness.
Velvet Unicorn - Nearly the exact same case as "Plastic Pink Flamingo" here as well! They both smelled incredibly similar to one another, and most pointedly in their generic sweetness, that was far from impressive.
Glowing Vulva - Albeit this was actually only huffed in its bath oil version, I trust that it smells more or less like it's oil counterpart... But on my very first sniff, I was like "Wow!" but then on repeated sniffs, it started to smell STANK up, which I attribute to the amber (I loathe ambers!)~ I kept huffing to disgust myself so I will never, ever covet "Glowing Vulva" in oil form, or else, I will just be longing away forever, haha! Hopefully I've broken myself from the desire to want the oil. But yes, overall the cream accord and amber ingredients just made my stomach churn a bit.
Storyville - I was shaking with excitement to try this! But alas when I opened the imp and greedily huffed, I nearly guffawed because it smells almost IDENTICAL to "Shub-niggurath," at least in my opinion! Granted "Shub" is one of my most FAVORITE scents EVER, but having an uber-famed "Storyville" smell pretty much the same is funny as hell, in my opinion. Hehe. In any case, I guess you could say I like this one, but only because it smells like a beloved of mine
Monsterbait: Underpants - Wow, I really question how and why this is so damned famous amongst the community. Is it because of its titillating name? I don't understand. I've sniffed this one twice from two separate decants, and even slathered some on as well, and it still barely smells like anything discernible, and then at the same time, smells like plain musk, or something kinda faint. This was an incredible meh, with a healthy dose of "WTF? WHY!?"