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    Red musk blends often smack me in the face with red musk! Not so here -- the jasmine is the star, backed by tobacco and sweet carnation. I can never resist a jasmine blend so I’m quite pleased. I am really not getting any red musk at all which is wild. I was also nervous that the tobacco would be overpowering (it can make me sneeze) but it’s very tame here as well. Yay! So overall, I have a jasmine with a carnation accent, perfect for me since I love both of those florals! It doesn't really seem related to sea shanties but I'm ot on TikTok so I don't even care about that lol.
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    Osmanthus & Agarwood

    I wanted this so I could have a better idea of what these notes are like. The osmanthus is very in-your-face at first with a blast of sweet, spiciness, like a strong black tea? The agarwood (oud) has a greenness, a wateriness to it. Not poopy! Lol. After 30 seconds the osmanthus disappears completely. I’ll have to swap this one because I have no idea where that osmanthus went!
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    Narcissus & Snowflakes

    I wanted this so I’d know what narcissus smells like when it’s mostly on its own. It’s a creamy white floral. Not powdery on me at all, rather very creamy. I’m not really picking up the “snow” aspect. As a perfume, it doesn't really have enough of a personality. It would make a great lotion scent!
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    Bellicose Clam Alchemy Lab

    Extremely sour grapefruit, not sweet like I was expecting from the yuzu. Off to swaps, it’s probably a skin chemistry thing.
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    Pink Roses & Pink Peppercorn

    Soft pink roses, a bit soapy at first. Feels a bit nostalgic and haunted, like the perfume of a sad ghost bride. I wait a few minutes...same vibe. No peppercorn here. I think I’ll give it to my daughter who’s quite into haunted hotels and such at the moment.
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    If you want to meditate by fixating on an object of beauty then I would suggest this blend. 😍 The jasmine, rose, lotus and lavender together are a glorious jumble of floral notes. Easy to imagine oneself in a peaceful, fragrant garden oasis. So glad to have a bottle!
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    Rice Milk & Mango

    Lovely spring/summer scent. I love the rice milk, it adds just the right amount of creaminess and delicacy to the sweet, bright mango. A happy, cheering blend.
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    2003: Cotton Phoenix

    Cotton Phoenix 2003 - Snake Oil (vanilla and red musk and spices) plus almond. I am not picking up any Snow White but that’s cool with me. Maybe a little marshmallow, but Snake Oil is generally very sweet on me anyway so it’s hard to tell. I could not pick out cotton blossom in a crowd but after this dries down, I THINK it’s there? It’s a very light, white, fluffy scent, cheerful and sweet.
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    Strawberries & Honeycomb

    Strawberries and Honeycomb - Summer in a bottle! Fresh, sun-ripened strawberries bursting with ripeness, and a drizzle of lush golden honey. You can never go wrong with a strawberry blend in my opinion. I’ll be needing more of this -- I’ll wear it all spring and summer!
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    Rose Quartz Bedroom

    A whispery vanilla rose, gentle saffron, and I’m not really picking up any lavender. Ethereal. Very light and pink like the qualities of a rose quartz! A little bit like a shampoo note but not bad. Like a chic spa as Happicuppa noted. Sadly my daughter spilled about ¾ of the bottle but I’ll be rationing what remains!
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    Ghost Milk

    This one is so sweet and fun. I want to say it’s like the milk left over in your cereal bowl from Fruit Loops or Fruity Pebbles. But it’s a little more layered than that. There’s the milk of course, and the white chocolate is definitely noticeable - one of my fave notes. The marshmallow and honey dust are also there. Others really noticed the vanilla cashmere, but I didn’t pick up on it. It’s all so well-blended, though. The overall feeling is just sweet, foodie, happy, childlike. Spoopy milk for adorable little ghosts.
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    Marshmallow Snow

    Here’s the lab’s snow note which has been around for a long time, think Snow White...slushy and cold, intensely sweet, but with a sharp sour evergreen needle aspect. Now...with marshmallow! So, the sweetness and creaminess of the snow note is really compounded and intensified here. Which is nice! If the evergreen or floral concentration of Snow White is too intense (it is for me!), maybe try Marshmallow Snow if a sweet winter slush seems more to your liking.
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    Judgmental Longhorn

    I’m getting a spicy leather, although the notes tell me otherwise. As much as I love this scent because I'm an Austinite and we have a lot of judgmental Longhorns around here, the spiciness is so intense, it makes me sneeze and gives me a headache -- I think it’s the hay absolute. I am just always having problems with hay. Smoky vanilla and amber are in the background. I wish I could love this, but thanks to the hay it’s off to swaps!
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    Lavender and White Chocolate Madeleines

    I love having a wide variety of lavender blends to use as sleepytime scents, and this will surely be one. But really, I’ll wear it anytime. The calming lavender is a lovely contrast to the creamy white chocolate and buttery cookie notes. I got a bottle but I may need a backup! Also, I’m dying to make real lavender-white chocolate madelines now!
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    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
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    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.
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    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.