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  1. nightbiscuit

    The Magi

    Wet, I get deep golden ambergris and resins.... and then on the drydown I am overwhelmed by soapy babypowder. Quite sad. I detect none of the grape, coriander or vanilla at all! EDIT: ok now I am getting vanilla. It's like a vanilla musk, with the ambergris.... this is like a candied midnight mass! But still the soapy baby powder. fail.
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    GLORIOUS. Sweet copal and pipe tobacco wafting over damp roses. This is definitely a blend which is more than the sum of its parts...and it is utterly unique. Swoop on it!
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    Carrot peelings, hay, chaff, molasses, maple oats, red apples, stable wood, and musk. Uncooked maple flavor instant quaker oats. But in a good way! A very good way. The carrot-y note flits in and out of my awareness as I wear this. Foody, but also farmy. Sweet!
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    Hand of Glory

    Gorgeous. This scent is pure golden beeswax on me. It's quite sweet and warm, not eerie at all. I am strongly reminded of No. 93 Engine, so when the Carnaval does leave town, the Engine will be a viable GC alternative.
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    I, too, was fooled by the deceptive heliotrope into thinking I had another jasmine failure on my hands with this one. But do not despair, the description by the lab, "The final burst of the soul’s light and joy before passing into the depths of the earth," is quite accurate. The florals are only screechingly prominent when this blend is wet, then it relaxes, and resigns itself to the descent into darkness, dominated by tonka and amber.
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    My first impression was Licorice incense tacos....very interesting, but not what I want to smell like. Someone mentioned a cumin-y note early in this thread (i think it is the Dittany of Crete which is the culprit) And actually as it dries on me, it becomes the prominent aspect. I am left smelling much like an old packet of white trash taco seasoning. Hmph. I am not above testing this again, though.
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    Tart, sweet mango sliced into a glass of black tea! I know it's supposed to be green tea, but I swear it smells like a strong black java tea. The patchouli is a light, barely detectable spicy earthiness. Oh fig, why can I never find you in any blends? I would have LOVED this scent in high school, and think that it might be really nice for a gift for a young lady, fun and fruity.
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    Opium Poppy

    If Riding the Goat is the smell of my grandfather, then Opium Poppy is definitely my grandmother. This scent is soft, billowy, powder light and fresh. A pale, musky floral. Spooky.
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    The Grand Inquisitor's Heretic's Fork

    I actually bought this at the West Coast will call after having sniffed it purely out of curiosity...I never in a million years would have thought it was something I would like! Even after reading the reviews, I was utterly put off. Then I sniffed it in person. :D Helloooo sexy vetiver!! This is a beautiful, rich, non-scary blend. Seriously! It's very dark, but kind of chocolatey....earthy, spicy, SEXXAY! And honestly, vetiver is not usualy a favorite of mine, but the Fork is dangerously awesome.
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    Bed of Nails

    Very sharp and fresh smelling, like a bracing men's cologne. There is definitely an ozone-tang with a metallic feel to it. This smells pretty generically perfume-y as far as BPAL goes... And the initial wallop of aquatic ozone bowls over my nose, so that I have difficulty even speculating on the type of wood...Although I am going to guess teak or rosewood. That base wood note is definitely the best part of this scent, and I wish it was stronger.
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    Devil's Night

    2005 version: Sugar, ginger and wisps of smokiness grounded by skin musk. It's strange that the description does not mention any spices, because there is almost definitely some ginger or cinnamon in here, and it only gets stronger on me as it dries. Whoo! The smoke and spice are very prominent in the drydown.
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    Scorpio 2007

    Basil, muskiness......baby powder. Fail. *sigh*
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    The Lurid Library

    Dusty, woody, light musk and powdery incense. This scent has a golden, antique feeling.
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    Grandmother of Ghosts

    A rosy tinted, tawny oil. When applied, without looking at the notes, I thought, "this is an elegant and delicate patchouli and lily blend".... I guess I was picking up the wood notes, as they do dominate Grandmother of Ghosts. Yet, this is as light and airy as a ghost itself. The mandarin note balances nicely with the white pepper...don't be afraid, pepper-haters! This scent is mild, loving, doting, like the best grandmother. Also, somehow, it totally reminds me of the Cure's album The Top. I know it's so weird, I've never had a scent remind me of an album before.
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    Mata Hari

    Wet: I guess I must be one of those people who really amps jasmine, because WOAH Mata Hari is like a foofy jasmine syrup on me. Ech. I do smell the roses and and mahogany, which are nice, and I suspect that the shade of bitterness must be the coffee, but the jasmine is so strong it's overpowering. Dry: The jasmine has quieted down from a keening shriek to a consistent wail. Mellower, but just not my style at all.