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About tinyvulture

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    Huesos de Santo
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    dried leaves, incense, cedar, pine, honey, myrrh, pumpkin, hazelnut, roses, amber, patchouli, vanilla

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  1. tinyvulture

    Midnight Bonfire Ween

    MBW you had me at jasmine + smoke. The jasmine note is in my face right off the bat, and also the smoldering leaves and pinewood smoke. I’m not really picking out the patchouli or sage. Honestly I could do with a whole line of smoked floral blends after getting this one.
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    Bookcase Passage

    I definitely get the bookcase analogy, with the dusty old pages and leather. It also smells earthy, organic -- like you’ve got mushrooms and moss growing on the aged volumes. Maybe a little vetiver? It’s not Lemon Pledge on me at all as others have noted. After a few minutes I do get a slightly soapy clean, polished wood note. I notice the mahogany and sandalwood. They weren’t there at first. Overall, well, my daughter’s very into “goblincore” and it has that vibe to me. A goblin’s library, where snails and fungi hang out. I dig it.
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    Rickety Staircase

    It’s cool how these are all haunted house blends, but they are all different and have their own vibe. Rickety staircase is clean, polished wood (oak?) and soft, warm amber. It’s not screaming “old and abandoned” to me, more like well cared for but still spooky. You feel the elegance but sense something’s a little off kilter. Others mentioned the aldehyde fizziness and maybe that’s it. Maybe it’s cared for by ghosts.
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    Black Licorice Smut

    The thing is I don’t even like black licorice, but I still wanted this. The sharp anise bite of the licorice pairs so well with sugary Smut, a perfect contrast to its sweetness. Love it.
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    So realistic and beautiful! Like walking through the woods, the ground strewn with leaves and fir needles. I also notice the honey! It adds a surreal touch to the forest scene in my mind. I’m a forest scent lover, I’ve tried them all, and this blend is very special! I’ll have to track down a bottle.
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    Secret Lovers and Sleeping Husband

    Very soft, powdery champaca and rose. The amber is subtle, warm, and powdery dry. I’m not picking up any bergamot. Secret Lovers is delicate, feminine, secretive. It stays very close to the skin and it’s very pretty.
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    Dead Leaves, Bourbon Vanilla, and Myrrh

    This is from 2015 so it may have gone off. All I’m getting is sour dead leaves note. It has a men’s cologne vibe like October. Wish I could have tried it sooner
  8. tinyvulture

    Crimson Peak

    Sweet slush, clay, and maybe dragon’s blood? Sweet but nefarious. Hidden danger. Sooooo extremely fitting.
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    In Night When Colors All to Black Are Cast

    Darkly sweet, succulent blackberries. OMG how gorgeous. The berry note is juicy and true, and the opoponax and labdanum are the perfect incense backdrop. Going on my buy-bottle list If you like sweet resins and fruit, definitely don’t pass this one up!
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    Flickering Lights, Fluttering Curtains

    Wow, so gorgeous. Creamy, buttery vanilla. Not buttery in a foodie sense! Just rich and warm. Cognac is a note that’s always very delicate and goes into hiding on my skin, but also one that I love. I’m not picking up the davana or chamomile. I just get a light hint of soft florals here and there. Not floral to the extent of Antique Lace, although the scent is similar. Mostly, it’s the most amazing creamy vanilla, and I’m going to need a bottle.
  11. tinyvulture

    Liquid Gold is in the Air

    At first this is all apple. After a few minutes, I get honey and vanilla. So it’s very foody for me. There’s a touch of floral from the orange blossom but it comes and goes. A sweet, pretty, summery scent, I might not need a whole bottle but it’s darn nice.
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    Dead Leaves, White Champa, and Palo Santo

    I love me some palo santo, I will order any BPAL that lists it as a component. And its smoky yet lemony, herbal scent is really the star in this blend. If you like “clean” citrus/herbal blends, definitely check this one out!
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    Please Scream Inside Your Haunted House

    I love BPAL scent descriptions that cause me to have a Very Specific Scent Memory Association and here’s one! Going to Frontier City in OKC back in the day when they had Fright Fest going on, and standing in line forever to get into their rad haunted house, but it was OK cause the air was perfumed with funnel cakes and other deep-fried fair delicacies. So how is the actual perfume? PSIYHH is quite cinnamony, which I don’t really associate with funnel cakes but it doesn’t sound BAD does it? Sprinkle that bad boy with cinnamon sugar straight out of the fryer? Gonna give it a minute for the cinnamon to calm down...once it does (slightly), I get a bit of cedar. But it’s clear the cinnamon is really not going anywhere. And there’s a bit of maple as well? So rather than the buttery fried dough and powdered sugar I was expecting, we get pancakes with cinnamon sugar, which is cool, just different.
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    Creaking Floorboards

    I love blends that really give me “haunted house” vibes and this is one of them. Warm polished woods, tea, clove, tobacco, dust, yes, those are present. But this blend also captures stillness, emptiness, an abandoned place with a past. And THAT is a vibe I love.
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    The Ghost of Clytemnestra Awakening the Furies

    Dark wine, with a medicinal sharp note that I think is the yew needles, and a slight metallic blood vibe. This scent is bold and powerful. A victorious gulp of wine after a tough battle. Here for it.