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  1. donkehpoo

    The Buggre Alle This Bible

    Wet: Incense, tobacco, and leather. A dry, smokey leather scent. Dry: Sweet tobacco and leather, with a hint of parchment. I would still describe it as dry and smokey, but the sweetness that comes out during the dry down makes this much more pleasant IMO. (Especially since the paper note came out as well!) Not my favorite paper/book/parchment scent (that goes to Clio), but if you're curious about those notes, this is worth trying.
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    Wet: Coconut(?), moss, sweet tea and rain. An odd combination of notes, and I'm not too sure how I feel about it yet. Dry: Sweet plastic coconut and sweet tea. I like the dry down MUCH more than the wet stage. The scent in general isn't really my thing (not the biggest fan of coconut), but I think this one is so unique that it's worth trying to see how it works on your skin.
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    Wet: Oooo! Some sweet musk, vanilla and leather. It smells more like a worn leather, rather than "crisp" new leather. Dry: Warm leather mixed with vanilla! A leather scent I can get on board with. While I don't wear leather often enough to need a bottle, I'll be holding on to my decant!
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    Don't Touch

    Wet: Apple blossoms, and straight up apple! I think I'm getting some of the green musk as well. The apple scent in this blend is probably the best one I've smelled from the lab; it's fresh, and has a bite to it. I'm on board! Dry: NOOO. That delicious fresh apple scent is totally gone. Actually, my skin has eaten most of this scent in general. All that remains is what I would describe as a light apple blossom musk. Fabulous wet stage, disappointing dry down. I still think this is worth trying if you're looking for a juicy apple scent; it may work better on your skin than mine!
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    Sister Mary Loquacious

    Wet: Oh! The lemon peel is the first thing that hits my nose. "Effervescent" is a perfect description so far. Lemon peel hit me first, followed by the white musk and a little bit of the vanilla incense. I can't smell any of the bergamot. Dry: The vanilla incense and white musk seem to have taken over. There's a little bit of the lemon peel popping out, and I still don't smell any bergamot. I like this, but I wish the lemon peel note was stronger. I think my decant may be enough.
  6. donkehpoo

    An Anathema Device

    Wet: First sniff, this reminds me of sipping a mixed drink while sitting outside in the summer. The blackcurrant and bourbon vanilla(and make no mistake on the "bourbon" vanilla) are both pretty strong here, and the amber is giving an overall warmth to the blend. I like this. Dry: Not much change on the dry down; the blackcurrant seems to have strengthened, but that's the only change to my nose. I really like this! This will be a big bottle upgrade at some point.
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    'Tis The Voice Of The Lobster

    Wet: Watermelon, strawberry, and a smidgen of gardenia in the background. Sweet, juicy, and fresh! (Btw, HELLO WATERMELON. I NEED YOU IN MORE BLENDS.) Dry: The watermelon-strawberry tango is still going strong, and may even be sweeter than the wet stage (which was borderline candy-like). The gardenia has mostly left the building; it's like her foot is out the door, and she could disappear at any moment. It's a fun, bright, fruity blend.. and I love it. (Also, Puddin, if you can read my mind: MAKE THIS AS A HAIR GLOSS.)
  8. donkehpoo

    Tiki Queen

    Wet: This has been repeated time and time again in previous reviews, but it's perfect: lush, sweet, tropical flowers. She is a BEAUTY. Dry: Still a gorgeous lush, tropical floral blend; it's less sweet than the wet stage, and the coconut has made an appearance! If it sounds like a blend you'd enjoy, you probably will. It's really, really lovely, even if you're not big into floral scents!
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    Wet: A note I don't seem to encounter often enough; apricot! Apricot and ylang ylang, and a touch of honey. A sweet, floral apricot scent. Dry: Smells almost spot-on to the wet stage, but I think the honey note is stronger now. I bought a bottle of this right before it was discontinued, and I'm so happy with how it smells aged. Beautiful!
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    Tanuki No Orai

    Wet: Fresh peaches, musk, and a tiny bit of a floral note. A "golden" peach blend. Really pretty. Dry: Instead of smelling peaches and musk, I would say it's just a flat out "peach musk" with a hint of a floral note now. The peach isn't as strong as before, and it's less of a fresh peach scent. This is like a lighter, more floral version of Alleviate the Frenzy. I enjoy both!
  11. donkehpoo

    Sugar Skull

    (2007 version.) Wet: Warm, caramelized, candied fruits. A little bit of a boozy smell as well. Dry: Carmelized, RED ,candied fruits. The fruit scent is much stronger upon dry down, and it's almost giving me a red-wine type of scent as well. Red currants and red wine? Something like that. Such an interesting scent, and I swear it smells a little different each time I wear it. It's really, really good.
  12. donkehpoo

    Sugar Cookie

    (2008 version.) Wet: Cookies, with extra vanilla! A few warm spices in the background, and totally delicious smelling. (It smells more like a snickerdoodle than a sugar cookie, IMO.) Dry: Yep. Snickerdoodle! Borderline raw snickerdoodle cookie dough. I'll usually reach for Butter Rum Cookie over this when I'm wanting a cookie-foodie scent, but this still gets a lot of love from me (especially in Fall/Winter).
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    Sticky Pillowcase

    Wet: CANDY CANDY CANDY CANDY. SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR SUGAR. Dry: Okay, so while the wet stage is too sweet even for me(a lover of basically all things candy; scent wise and.. mouth wise), the dry-down is really where the blend shines. This smells like sweet, candied red fruits. I know strawberry is in here, but there's something else too. Red currants, maybe? The throw is pretty good, too! Yum!
  14. donkehpoo

    Snake Charmer

    (Resurrected version.) Wet: Oooof, my eyes roll back into my head when I smell this. It's similar to Snake Oil, but maybe a bit sweeter. The musk, amber, spices, and vanilla are all there, but it's the plum that's really making the blend "wow" for me. (The coconut is there too, but I have to really seek it out to find it.) Dry: The coconut is much stronger now, and overall the blend seems a bit.. darker. Less sweeter than the wet stage as well. If I had to put this against Snake Oil, I would choose Snake Oil. That being said, this is different enough to have both in my collection, and I love wearing them both.
  15. donkehpoo


    (2007 version.) Wet: Warm spiced apple cider, with some dark wood notes. Really evocative. Dry: This is one of those uncommon blends that smells basically the same wet vs. dry. Not a note combination I'm typically drawn to, but I'm really glad to have this in my collection; this gets a LOT of use in October/November!