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  2. roseus

    Womb Furie Hair Gloss 2024

    Snake Oil with thick, rich honey! Warm and sweet, with that dark patchouli base underneath.
  3. Today
  4. roseus

    Voyeur

    In the bottle this reminds me of a grownup Bounce- neroli up front backed vanilla and florals. Softer and less sweet though, powder pink instead of bubblegum. On the skin it is very much a different scent. The jasmine and rose sidle right up alongside the neroli, and the incense and labdanum come out, giving a rich resiny base to the scent. The scent takes awhile to settle out, each time I go back for a sniff I feel a different component stands out a bit more. In the end I would say it's resin/incense forward followed by rose, jasmine and neroli with the vanilla blurring the edges on my skin. It's a beautiful and slightly nostalgic blend, and for having such bold florals the overall effect is quite soft and muted.
  5. Amoraexcena

    House of Unquenchable Fire

    In bottle and wet, it's bitter, somewhat herbaceous neroli single note, which was a bit of a surprise. I'm not a huge fan of neroli on its own. But as all the other reviews mention, thankfully on my skin as well, the other notes bloom beautifully. The champaca is similar to the champaca incense note in Sugared Lace, plus the gossamer-light vanilla makes it a cousin of that holy grail. For the first while these are all I can detect, but eventually the sparkling ambers peek out too. I was scared by that initial sniff, but I needn't have worried. I think you'd love this if you like lightly-sweet-floral-incense scents like Midnight on the Midway and Sugared Lace (like me!) Another winner from the epic Lupercalia 2024 collection.
  6. doomsday_disco

    Wild Fig and Amber Beard Oil

    Alluring, sensuous, earthy.
  7. doomsday_disco

    Taro Bubble Tea Beard Oil

    Taro root, condensed milk, coconut milk, and tapioca pearls.
  8. doomsday_disco

    Sugared Cardamom Tea Beard Oil

    Black tea and roasted cardamom with cream and a dollop of sugar.
  9. With a hint of patchouli root.
  10. doomsday_disco

    Masala Chai Beard Oil

    Assam and Darjeeling tea, milk, and jaggery with a blend of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, pepper, and fennel seed.
  11. doomsday_disco

    Touchstone, the Jester

    The more pity, that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly: fig milk, white cedar, white pear, vanilla cream, bourbon sandalwood, clove, honey cake, and sweet musk.
  12. Not a cell phone in sight. Just people living in the moment. A strangely serene scent: French lavender bud, woodmoss, cypress, amyris, white cedar, labdanum, and bergamot.
  13. doomsday_disco

    The Acrobats

    Ignorance isn’t always bliss: dried apricot, russet amber, blackened tea leaf, wild fig, and rum oud.
  14. doomsday_disco

    Stańczyk

    An icon of Poland’s history and culture, Stańczyk was King Sigismund I the Old’s court jester at the height of the Rebirth and his wit, intelligence, and eloquence is venerated to this day. His fame and influence – and the mysteries surrounding his life – are such that some consider him a myth. Jan Matejko’s depiction of Stańczyk is lush and shadowed, rife with despair and ill-omen, and so is our perfume: scarlet silk, spiced rose petals, well-worn red leather, Oman frankincense, labdanum, dried cherries, and blackberry wine.
  15. doomsday_disco

    Mondeken Toe

    Harpocrates would never. Peru balsam, dusty leather accord, jingling brazen amber, oakmoss, crushed mint, teakwood, and a coxcomb curl of red musk.
  16. Addressing you directly, dear reader, with this important message: NYAHHHH!! Cheeky blackcurrant against a backdrop of scorched goat’s milk, festooned with ribbons of scarlet musk, dried plum, and sweet rose-infused amber.
  17. doomsday_disco

    Hamlet et les Fossoyeurs

    Enter two Clowns, with spades, &c: dried rose petals scattered among funeral cypresses, a splash of sly tonka fougere, tobacco absolute, and charred white sandalwood skulls.
  18. doomsday_disco

    Fest der Bogenschützen

    A meeting of the mindless: trampled grass, crushed apples, and a flash of red currant motley.
  19. doomsday_disco

    Feast of Fools

    Control your own fate? You can’t even control your fête! A rollicking scent that upturns hierarchies and flies in the face of conventions: cacophonous red poppy, sweet almond cream, wildflower honey, molasses, gingerbread, scarlet jasmine, red amber, lemon peel, Spanish moss, and black musk.
  20. The scent of denial, of looking the other way, of tolerating the intolerable: white peppercorn peering slyly through green tangerine, mandarin, mimosa, and red lotus root.
  21. D is for Dog-Face: a Medieval marzipan suffused with frankincense smoke and splashed by sacramental wine.
  22. becca_s

    Ruby Chocolate, Marshmallow, and Rose Petals

    I get raspberry marshmallow with hints of rose in the background. The rose peeks out behind the marshmallow after the scent has settled but the marshmallow and ruby chocolate are the dominant notes for me throughout. The ruby chocolate smells like berry or raspberry chocolate.
  23. Yesterday
  24. feyofthefellwood

    Poet's Hearts Break So

    This is beautiful. Red musk can overpower a blend on me, but here, the (non-foody) vanilla and porcelain win on the dry down. I love the porcelain note. I agree the (lighter) red musk and violet combo is similar to that in Random Brothel, which I also love. I'll definitely be upgrading my decant to a bottle in the future.
  25. PumpkinGuts

    The Dormouse

    Testing an imp of unknown age, but I believe it to be quite old. This is extremely faint. I can smell both white and green teas, but they lack the crisp and refreshing qualities that normally give them appeal, and are instead rather bitter. I'd be hard pressed to pick out any herbs, but there is a wisp of peony after it's dried down on the skin. Not a winning tea blend for me, sadly.
  26. Laughing Seagull

    Mischief Hair Gloss

    I received a decant of this from paperflowers as a bonus gift in this year's Luper decant circle. Apparently I had a weird skin reaction to a hair gloss before (I don't remember but left myself a note about it), but I'm giving it another go. Since I've completely forgotten about the previous hair gloss I tried, this will be my "first." It's surprising! I thought this would smell like cherries and cotton candy, but it's actually quite spicy. As others have said, allspice is the main vibe I get from this. I like throwing allspice corns(? Is that what you call pieces of allspice? Like a peppercorn?) in rice sometimes and this smells just like popping open the tin of allspice corns. Something in it also reminds me of Under the Foot Warmer from the 2021 Shungas. I'm guessing it's red musk. As for its performance as a hair gloss, just a few spritzes from the spray bottle and a run with a wide-tooth comb helps make my hair look smooth with defined curls instead of frizzy, and the scent is long lasting. If my skin doesn't do anything bad this time, I might try another HG because I like the way it makes my hair look/feel. I'd pick another scent though. Probably Razors in a Doll's House.
  27. doomsday_disco

    Worm Moon 2024

    yoru hisokani mushi wa gekka no kuri o ugatsu in the moonlight a worm silently burrows through a chestnut – Bashō A squiggle of red sandalwood and orris chomping into wild chestnuts, oak bark, and fig.
  28. doomsday_disco

    Treasure

    A mermaid’s delight: pearlescent orris butter, polished coral, lilac-blushed choya nakh, ambergris foam, osmanthus petals, salt-crusted driftwood, honey dust, white grapefruit peel, cerulean musk, golden flecks of sea-speckled amber, and bittersweet mimosa.
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