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  1. Wet: super strong tobacco comes out and punches me in the nose. smells like an old fashioned oriental-style perfume Dry: Florals come out, and this is now a pleasant blend. the tobacco still provides that hint of incense.
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    Cat Chasing Butterflies

    WET: very peach - almost fruity. I get almond cookies behind that! DRY: an almond/amber/musk combo. Peach blossom has disappeared completely. The musk is actually pretty strong. A little sharper than I would like. . .
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    Vivid Enjoyment of the Memory of Rupture

    WET: I get an odd licorice smell. There's creaminess behind it - this may be the cardamom mixed with the rice milk? DRY: it's less licorice and more. . . . I'm not sure, amber like? Whatever was striking me as licorice is softer now. I never quite get cardamom spice, though, or floral ginger. I like this dry version - the creaminess is nice.
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    Caressing the Wild Rabbit

    Not surprising, this smells a lot like White Rabbit! Lots of sharp white tea. I smell a little floral in the background, but it's mostly tea. Very nice, but it fades fast.
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    Visiting the Sumida River with a Geisha

    This smells a clean and soapy - probably the lily? I actually don't get orange blossom at all in the decant. It reminds me of water - not a true aquatic, but a clean smell.
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    Die Begierde

    Lots of rose! Every so often I catch a softer floral , and that might be the carnation. There's something sweet grounding it - maybe the cognac? Pretty, but not too different from my other rose scents.
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    Initiation Sentimentale

    In the decant, I get soapy florals. It's a bit too strong for my taste. I'm not sure I can wait until dry down - had to wash it off. The florals are giving me a headache. Too bad! I was excited for the pepper and clove, but it never appeared.
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    Consoling Pussy of Horse Face Mountain

    I just got punched in the face with wisteria. It's really strong in this one. After dry down, I get a bit of incense but it's not enough to balance out the florals.
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    Adventure with Bandits in a Kago

    So juicy! The peach/nectarine combo is luscious. On dry down I get a bit of frankincense in the background, but not much. Just enough to keep it grounded.
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    Fruity! with florals! I'm in love. I get some of the tuberose, but it's grounded by the other notes. On dry down, it's a delightful soft orange blossom.
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    Festival Orgy

    I get a lot of ylang ylang/floral when I first applied this. I don't get a huge amount of mosses coming out on my skin, which is too bad. When will I learn that I amp floral ? :/
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    Cave of Treasures

    Unlike other reviewers, I get very little lilac in the decant. It's all honey-amber-musk for me. There's a touch of something floral, but it disappears quickly.
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    Pretty! I get all crisp, white tea. It reminds me a lot of Kumiho. I wish I got some of the fig! But it's pretty much just tea. A little sharp still after dry down.
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    Comparison of Celebrated Beauties

    I got unlucky with this one. I want the creamy mimosa that other reviewers got! Alas. from decant: Cherry/almond syrup. pretty strong - like being hit on the nose. wet: Almond to the max, plasticky background drydown: plastic and vanilla. awwww. . . . it does share some similarity with Snow White, but I like that better.
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    Who In the World Am I?

    awww.... I just got this today, and I'm not getting very many notes. I get super strong lavender to start out with. Then it dries down to soap. Soapy soapy soap, like shampoo at a hair salon. No vanilla or hinoki wood? rats! Will update tomorrow. maybe it needs a day to sit?
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    Tanuki No Orai

    This is peach with effervescent sparkle - very perfumey and high pitched. Unfortunately, on my skin the peach disappears and it comes out like hairspray.
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    An Incubus Leaving Two Sleeping Women

    Wet: I get skin musk and honey. It reminds me of O. Dry: something sharp, maybe Olibanum? Definitely smells feral, almost stinky. After an hour, there's just the skin musk.
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    Ghosts In Love

    Somehow the rose finds a way to overpower everthing. Too bad. I'm sure it's beautiful on someone else, but it's just soapy florals on me.
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    The Ta-Ta

    Wet: Leather. with carnation? Maybe that's just wishful thinking. Dry: Leather, leather, leather. All I get - maybe I amp it? Wish I got more of a coffee scent.
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    Sonnet D'Automne

    Wet: Yep, those would be leaves. I think I can detect some white musk in there, but the leaf note is front and center. Dry: There's mint in there. That must be the "shivering white musk". Can't smell the leaves anymore, just mint with a hint of greenery behind it. hmm.
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    The Golden Apple Of The Sun

    Wet: Somewhat sharp, bitter smell. Carnation? Dry: Wow! this is not the apple scent I'm used to. It's light, but not sugary. I can't tell it's apple, really - it's so well blended that nothing sticks out. Hmmm. I may be getting a lot of carnation/champaca, that may be why I'm thinking "flower? rose red?". Very fresh, and original.
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    Autumn Cider

    Wet: I get apples, and liquor. No non-alcoholic apple cider here! Dry: sweet, sharp apples with booze and a hint of spice. Reminds me of a craft store, with all the potpourri.
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    The Changeling

    I get a very strong, sweet wood note, along with vanilla. Smells delicious, but I was hoping for some pumpkin as well. Reminds me of Antikythera Mechanism.
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    Donna con Ventaglio

    This smells powdery/musky to me. It's a chypre for a grand old lady - not something I can pull off. Unfortunately, the powdery/floral/musk is all that wants to come out on my skin. no blood orange for me.
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    The First of the Three Spirits

    I must amp florals. I get the vanilla muskiness, but it's immediately overpowered by the florals - and they're cloying. It dries down to some sort of floral baby powder scent. yuck.