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About tinyvulture

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  • Birthday 12/15/1976


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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

    Banana Cream, Black Coconut & Raw Chocolate

    Picture a frozen banana dipped in chocolate, then rolled in coconut This is foodie bliss Just the chocolate and coconut notes together are heaven, and then the banana makes it young and fun. I looove this coconut note and everything about this scent!
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    Four Seasons: Winter

    Apricot is a beautiful note. It can be cheerful and playful, but here it’s playing at being proper and sedate, thanks to the serene lavender note. But then, you get a bright little burst of blood orange that makes it cheeky. I’m picturing an elegant, poised Countess who secretly has the raunchiest sense of humor behind closed doors.
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    Blood and Judgment So Well Commeddled

    This is a decant from 2015, and the scent is faint. I’m getting leather and almond. The leather is the strongest note; the almond is subtle, coming and going I can’t pick out any of the other good stuff like vanilla, tonka, or amber. At this point in the aging, it seems like a straightforward leather scent, not nuanced as I’m sure it must have been when made.
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    Gacela of the Dark Death

    My decant is pretty aged, from 2014 I believe. So the scent is quite faint, but I’m getting a pretty blend of pine and clove. Not very dark or deathly at all, Gacela is surprisingly cheery and cozy I’d love to see it return so I could experience it in its fresh newness, cause I bet it’s lovely.
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    Now this is from 2015 so it’s quite aged, and the scent is faint. I’m having trouble picking out the notes listed. On me this smells like...weed. I guess that’s the combo of the tobacco and maybe the mugwort, really no clue. I’m not getting any spicy opium nor any florals. Just kind of spicy weed.
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    Pecan Pie Oud

    The pecan pie is pretty toned down in this scent, at least compared to Pumpkin Pie Musk which I just tested. There’s pleasant, sweet nuttiness that pairs pretty nicely with the oud. The oud is spicy and yes, a bit animalistic, but it keeps this from being a straightforward foodie blend and turns it into something unique. Sometimes when I wear oud, it just seems to amplify the other notes, so it took me a long time to get the “indoles” people mentioned. But here the oud is definitely noticeable on its own. I’m not hating on it. It doesn’t smell like poop to me. It’s just its own thing and it works here!
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    Pumpkin Pie Musk

    Very strong pumpkin spice note. I’ll have to compare it with Pumpkin Spice Everything because, at first anyway, this is just screaming PS and not so much pie or musk. 5 minutes later, I smell the musk, it’s subdued but adds mellowness and warmth. But this is still an extreeeeme pumpkin spice blend, so probably not for me.
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    Thorns Clove Cigarette

    I loved Sampoerna clove cigarettes when I was like 20 and my roommate and I would buy them at seedy Oklahoma head shops. This perfume is nostalgic to the extreme, but it’s a little heavier on the tobacco and less sweet and clove-y than I remember or would want in a clove cig scent. I just generally can’t wear the lab’s tobacco note -- makes me sneeze. So, this is off to swaps where I’m sure it will be scooped up by some other former club kid.
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    Cherry Cream Pie Chypre

    So yummy and realistic! Sweet cherries, vanilla cream, and undertones of buttery crust. After a few minutes the cherry dies down and now it’s almost like an angel food cake scent with just a mild cherry note. Which is also nice! I’d put this on my bottle list if there were ever bottles available.
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    Song of the Otherworld

    There's the lab's sweet/slushy note (think Snow White), but seems not as sweet as usual. The dark, earthy cypress and balsam notes even it out. It is like a dark winter night, a little creepy...fits the description very well! Wondering how blue musk is different from other musks? Can't pin that down.
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    First Lash

    I just tested Hearthflame & Incnese, and this is a less fiery little brother maybe? The pine in this blend is cooler, almost minty. The frankincense and sweet amber are center stage. Less acrid than H&I, but just as smoky.
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    Hearthflame and Incense

    Oh gorgeous! Wood, smoke, sweet copal and frankincense. Some of my favorite notes here! The pitch is strongly pine-y, the almond wood is grounding in its nuttiness. Warm, inviting, like walking into a fire-warmed cabin out of hte cold. So sweet and smoky! Gets a little acrid upon drydown, think Agnes Nutter.
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    Ruumukiisseli (prune soup), riisipuuro (rice pudding), and sima (mead) - after I consuled Google translate, it all made sense! This is a fruity, sweetly boozy cake. The mead is sparkly/fizzy. The sourness of the prune is substantial, as well as its sweetness. A nice foody blend! I prefer the bolder rice pudding aspect of Sweet Lavinia's Risalamande, so this is off to swaps.
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    Once Upon a Time

    Like listening to a classic princess fairy tale at bedtime. Regal, elegant, and happily ever after to dreamland. This is mostly lavender, sweetened by vanilla, plus herbal undertones, mostly chamomile. Flawless sleep blend!
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    Smug Yale Alchemy Lab

    Wild grasses, for sure! Sometimes they make me sneeze. I wanted to see if adding vanilla would help in this case. Plus, it just seemed like such an unusual combo! After giving the grasses a second to calm down, it really is quite different and oddly gorgeous. I feel it's a unisex blend, and the soft sweet vanilla floats in and does something magical with that everyday fresh green grass scent that we all know. Give it a try!