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  1. donkehpoo

    Silver Lace

    Wet: This ABSOLUTELY smells "silver". To me it's like a metallic Antique Lace(2017), plus juniper. (I suppose that's not helpful unless you've smelled Antique Lace; I described the 2017 version as vanilla musk with clean linens.) Dry: I'm getting much more vanilla now. A little less metallic smelling, and while most of the juniper has gone, the ti leaf is finally show its' face. Light, metallic, vanilla lace. Super pretty. Keeper!
  2. donkehpoo

    Block Buster

    (FYI to those with sensitive skin, the cinnamon I think is in here didn't seem to give me any kind of bad skin reaction.) Wet: Something herbal mixed with cinnamon? Dry: The herbal quality is here is a fresher smelling, but still mixed with the cinnamon. So it's like.. a fresh herbal cinnamon scent? Interesting scent, just not for me.
  3. donkehpoo

    Pumpkin Spice Snake Oil

    Wet: Pumpkin spice(VERY strong on the spices) and plastic. Dry: Well. Still no Snake Oil here. This is almost identical to the wet stage, but the plastic scent has almost completely faded out now. Not a winner for me, unfortunately.
  4. donkehpoo

    Red Hot Snake Oil

    (FYI: I was a little nervous about trying this as my skin can get welts from cinnamon-heavy fragrances, but I had no bad skin reaction trying this.) Wet: Red hots. No Snake Oil. Only red hots. Dry: ... Still red hots, and only red hots. Snake Oil, where you at? (I was planning on comparing this with Saw Scaled Viper, but... I'm not getting any Snake Oil here.. so uh.. ) Doesn't jam with my skin chemistry. If you want to smell like red hots though, this is for you!
  5. donkehpoo

    Candy Corn Snake Oil

    Wet: Whatever the "candy corn" note is, it's coming off as brown sugar to me. Maybe even a little bit of.. butterscotch? All that, plus vanilla, and a little bit of Snake Oil. Dry: Okay. I understand the "candy corn" note now. What this smells like to me is melted candy corn; warm, a little bit sweet, sugary, with a hit of vanilla. All that, plus Snake Oil. I actually think this is really nice, and may be a bottle upgrade! Embrace the candy corn, folks!
  6. donkehpoo

    Blood Squib Snake Oil

    Wet: The same cherry note as Zombie Moon (so I'm thinking marachino cherries), some sugar, and Snake Oil. Sugary sweet cherry Snake Oil. Sounds good to me! Dry: The dry down is a bit.. odd on me. It smells like powdered cherry kool aid - minus the sugar. Almost a tiny bit plastic-y? All that, plus a little Snake Oil. I'll probably hold on to my little decant to see how it ages, but right now.. not a keeper.
  7. donkehpoo

    Caramel Apple Snake Oil

    Wet: Tart apple and burnt sugar. No Snake Oil... yet! Dry: Okay, so... I've now tested this multiple times, and keep getting the same outcome. This doesn't work for me. It all but disappears on my skin during the dry down. There's a very, VERY faint trace of apple left on my skin.. and that's it. Nothing else. Virtually no throw. This flat out doesn't work on my skin. Amazing in theory, and I'm almost tempted to grab a bottle just to let it age just in case it turns out to be amazing in a year. OI.
  8. donkehpoo


    Wet: OH HELLO! Strong lemon and verbena. Need help waking up? Smell this! Fresh, clean, and citrus-y. Dry: Super pretty lemon and verbena scent with a bit of amber in the background to add a little depth. It's like a golden lemon scent. If you're a fan of bright, cheery citrus scents, this won't disappoint you. Potential bottle upgrade!
  9. donkehpoo

    Dead Leaves, Lime Rind, Guava, and White Musk Hair Gloss

    Oh, this is probably my favorite Dead Leaves hair gloss! First spray, I'm getting some of the dead leaves note, but also a blast of lime. When this dries in my hair, I'm getting a little bit of everything; the important thing I want to note is if the dead leaves scent has been too much for you previously(or just scares you in general), it's NOT overwhelming here. At all. It adds a very "autumn" vibe to an otherwise bright, citrus scent. This is an unexpected winner!
  10. donkehpoo

    Flesh of My Flesh

    Wet: The bitter almond is coming out swinging, but (for once), it's working for me! Mixed with the musk, amber, vanilla, and orchid.. it's working. This is beautiful so far! Dry: OOOO yes. The wet stage was like smelling everything individually, and the dry down is after everything was thrown into a blender together. There seems to be a bit more vanilla on the dry down, as well. So.. bitter almond, some musk and amber, orchid, and a gaggle of vanilla. Yes. Big bottle is happening. Thank you for FINALLY working on my skin, bitter almond!
  11. donkehpoo

    Dusk in Autumn

    Wet: Tea, leaves, and a touch of smoke. This feels very "autumn" to me... appropriately! I'm crossing my fingers that the currant cake comes out upon dry down. Dry: Sadly no currant cake; when this dries all I'm really left with is... black tea. Tiny bit of the leaves note is still there, but it's mainly just black tea now. Too bad!
  12. donkehpoo

    Voluptuous Wantonness

    Wet: Tobacco and... oudh. More tobacco than oudh, but ... that darn oudh is making me nervous. (As always.) Some light sweetness overall to the blend as well. Dry: The oudh is gone.. which for me, is good! Oudh can take over a blend for me, but we're on good terms here. I'm mostly getting tobacco with a touch of plum. I think I'm amping up the tobacco so much, it's unfortunately drowning out all the other notes. The notes are amazing.. but this was a skin chemistry fail.
  13. donkehpoo

    Caramel Apple Cookie

    Wet: Sweet apples and brown sugar. The apple smells a bit.. perfume-y to me, if that makes sense? Dry: Caramel apple cookie? Nay. Warm apple crumble? Yay! That perfume-y-ness from the wet stage is gone; I'm left with warm, sweet apples, and a crumble with some cinnamon. (For those with sensitive skin - my skin is sensitive as well, and I didn't have any issues wearing this.) As a foodie scent lover, I like this, but it's not love; especially since I'm missing the caramel and cookie components. For a yummy cookie scent, I prefer Butter Rum Cookie or Sugar Cookie!
  14. donkehpoo

    Pomegranate Smoke Hair Gloss

    First spritz, the cypress was waaay too strong for me, and there was some astringent quality that I just was not having. A few minutes later though... it TOTALLY transformed. Spot on, this smells like pomegranate smoke, or some kind of pomegranate incense. It's lovely, and dare I say... sexy.
  15. donkehpoo

    Come, Sister

    Wet: Super clean and musky white florals. Borderline-soap smelling. (Classy, expensive soap though!) Dry: More or less the same as the wet stage, just a bit powdery now as well. I like the idea of this, but it doesn't mesh well with my skin chemistry.