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  1. iheartbooks


    I have to agree with the reviewer before me; this scent really does mellow out over time. At first all I could smelly was very strong honeysuckle, but it's quieted down and I think I can smell a bit of the skin. It reminds me faintly of sunscreen and of walking by a row of honeysuckles on a warm summer day. It goes a bit soapy but I think I'll keep it... it reminds me of visiting my grandma's house by the beach, for some reason.
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    At first, Cordelia was very, very cedary. All I was getting was the cedar with some lemon and a very small bit of lilac. Now that it's dried, I'm mainly smelling a musky lilac and that is all. I like the lilac stage much more than the cedar! I don't think I'll keep the imp, though, since the lilac is turning a bit soapy.
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    When I first smelled it in the imp, it smelled like cherry cough syrup to me. (!?) Okay then.... After applying, I read the notes list and saw that it had apple and tropical fruits in it and I think I can smell the apple now. It's too heavy of a scent for me. I think I can smell the banana and coconut, but it's just not something I would normally wear. Now that I think about it, I think the sugar cane is what killed it. For me, sugar seems to overpower most other notes and leaves a scent too syrupy sweet. After drydown, the sugaryness has disappeared and it's a musky apple tropical scent, and the throw is moderate to light.
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    Snow White

    Several months ago I bought an imp lot off eBay so I'd have lots of scents to try, and Snow White was in the lot. I don't know what year the decant was, but I think it was 2007). When I first tried it, I didn't care for it too much because I thought it had a bit of a coconut smell. (I don't care for coconut.) But I tried it again several days later, and asked my mom what she thought of it, and she couldn't smell coconut at all. After trying it out acouple more times, I was hooked. I can see why people hoard Snow White! It's a nice comforting flowery wintery scent. It has great staying power too! Occasionally it goes weird on me; sometimes it smells slightly like pencil shavings, and other times it smells fruity. But it is by far my most favorite scent... I bought a 2007 bottle off eBay and I think that it will tide me over until Snow White is (hopefully) released again in October 2008. I'm planning on buying 3 or 4 bottles!
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    I also get mint when wet, and possibly a bit of lotus. It dries to light powdery mint and it's practically non-existant within an hour. It's interesting, because I tried both Undertow and Twenty-One tonight and both have juniper in them. I couldn't smell the juniper at all in Undertow, but it's super strong for me in Twenty-One.
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    I can't recall ever having a straight martini so I don't know how true Twenty-One is to the drink. On me, Twenty-One is VERY junipery and piney. I don't really get any booze from it, though occasionally it smells almost a bit too sweet. Sometimes it almost smells fizzy! I'll have to ask some friends if I smell like I've been drinking alcohol. I'll definitely be keeping the imp because Twenty-One is very unique, but I don't think I'd wear it enough to warrant buying a bottle. I agree with glass_cat, it's worth trying for the novelty value alone.
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    Drink Me

    I tested Drink Me on the back of my hand and... I want to eat my hand. Seriously. I didn't KNOW that scents could smell this realistic. My nose is telling me that my hand is a buttery cherry tart, and I really don't normally like cherries, but this smells SO GOOD that I have to keep myself from licking my hand. I didn't think I liked foody scents. I guess I was wrong! If I hadn't been frimped Drink Me I'd have never tried it. Thanks, Lab!
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    Hexennacht (2008)

    I love Hexennacht! In the bottle it smells like pine. On me, it changes... sometimes it reminds me of Christmas, and of curling up in front of the fireplace with a book. Other times, it's the smell of a bonfire in the mountains - lots of smoke with the occasional waft of pine. Hexennacht has such a strong smokey note that after sniffing my arm deeply, I expect my clothes and my hair to smell like smoke as well! It's very realistic. I'm really tempted to get another bottle... I keep going back and forth on if I should. As much as I love this scent, I don't think I'll wear it very often. (I work in an office and I can't see myself wearing it there... to me it's more of an weekend/outdoor or a reading at home scent.) I will definitely treasure the bottle I have; I'm so glad that I got it!
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    At first I get very strong, very sweet bubblegum, and it gradually becomes a cherry lollipop with bubblegum in the center. I don't think I'll be keeping the imp because I don't care much for cherry candy. Jailbait is very unique and if you like foody, sugary scents then this is definitely for you!
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    Midnight on the Midway (2006)

    In the imp it smells like very sweet flowers, but once it hits my skin it's sugary grape. I don't want to smell like a sugary grape. I put some on the shirt I'm wearing and I'm still getting a bit of grape, though it's not nearly as strong.
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    I really wish that I had a boyfriend so I could give him my imp of Dee. It would smell wonderful on a guy... on me, it's men's cologne. I like how it smells, but I would rather smell it on my SO than on myself, since it's far too masculine on me.
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    Poisoned Apple

    In the imp, Poisoned Apple smells very apple-y. Dry, it smells like apple cider that's fermented a bit that has a nice, sharp tang to it. Every fall I buy fresh apple cider from a local apple orchard, and Poisoned Apple reminds me exactly of what the apple cider smells like. I LOVE this! I don't think I'd wear it much, but I'll definitely keep the imp.
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    Yes! A floral that my skin actually likes! In the imp it smells mostly of daffodils, and when it hits my skin I get daffodils and musk, with a bit of plum in the background. I'm not sure if I'll buy a bottle but I'll definitely keep the imp. It's a wonderful spring scent!
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    Shadow Witch Orchid

    I think I have to accept that most BPAL florals don't work on me; they either go soapy or sickly sweet. With Shadow Witch Orchid I get slightly soured orchids, like they've been sitting in water for too long and they're on the verge of decay.
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    All I'm getting is sweet powdery pine sap. The sap smell is more pronounced in the imp, and goes powdery on my skin. I love berry and pine but unfortunately my skin chemistry does not like Yew Trees.