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About amrita

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    illustration, physics, solving healthcare problems, gardening, dance, ambient and experimental electronic music, Russian language, sleeping, cats cats cats


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    good notes: red musk, amber, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, pepper, honey, sugar, incense, sandalwood, myrrh, frankincense, cedar, galangal, vetiver, leather, smoke, wine, pines, juniper, mint, lime, mandarin, black tea, linen. Not-good notes: cocoa, cherry/almond, bay, booze, butter, violet, lily, ylang ylang, white musk, lemon, lemon verbena, rose, neroli, orange blossom, carnation, green tea, berries, fig, aquatics, rosewood, orris


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  1. amrita


    This blend reminds me of laying on the forest floor after a rain, stretched out and in full contact with the life-giving humus. It evokes that feeling of being in love with the earth, safe and resting in sanctuary. On me this blend smells like patchouli and bark (like a sharp cedar?), and it has a strong curious smokiness like the ashes of a wood fire that were put out by a heavy rain. It's a very unusual and strong scent, but I find it beautiful and soothing. I have some serious fear/safety/abandonment/vitality issues, and I plan on using the blend in meditation to focus on this stuff. I can say right off the bat that for me, it imparts a feeling of being safe within the earth...
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    When wet, I get the same beautiful sweet flower notes that I do from the Hermit, but this soon turns to very soapy flowers on me-- smells like perfume counter stuff. :/
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    Oooh, this is so pretty! There is a lovely scent of greenery when I first apply this-- greenery and fresh white florals. The flowers do not smell overly-perfumy, as is the norm for me. I wonder if this is the Egyptian iris note? This starts to go soapy after a minute, and other notes emerge which I can't identify, but are not pleasant on me. I'll have to swap this away, but I sure do love the first few minutes of this blend...
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    Black Lotus

    Wet: candy sweet lotus. This smells pretty plasticky on me. It's a very rich, sweet floral; it almost reminds me of perfumed hard candies. It dries down to sweet and smoky plastic. What's up with the plastic?... hmm.
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    Old Scratch

    Wet, this is sweet like berries, or wine. This is a sweet, gentle, warm, woody, patchouli musk. Ten minutes later, this is warm and slightly masculine, but sweet and woody and comforting. It's totally wearable by a female.
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    Knowing that this blend is supposed to smell like mint, lime, and lavender, I think this imp must've gone bad. I can barely pick out the lime, if I try. It's a very gentle lime, nothing puckery or fresh or citrusy about it. I smell no mint at all; there is nothing cooling or minty about this blend. My husband said this smells like a good version of Dove soap's scent. I dunno. I would like to try Envy again, because I just can't believe that this is the same blend that everyone in this review thread is talking about. Weird...
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    Wet, this is sweet, smoky, and astringent. I smell cinnamon-- something spiced like a baked good, but without being foody. I get that weird rich smell I associate with the perfume an old babysitter used to wear--I am still trying to pin down what that note is. (It kind of creeps me out... man I wish I could figure it out.) I do get the "baby skin" smell--strange. I'm also getting some woods I can't identify, and masculine oakmoss.
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    The Primordial Point of Creation, Mazloth, Being Out of Nothingness, the Origin of Thought and the source of the 32 Ways of Wisdom. Wet: red musk, rootbeer (sassafrass?), incense. This is a lot like Sin. I really like it. A half hour later, I smell mostly red musk and incense; it's very, very similar to Sin at this point. This is one of my favorite Sephiroth oils!
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    Wet, this is straight up jasmine, gardenia, and baby powder on me. Although it fades very quickly, I don't think I could get past the baby powder to use it for meditation, so I'll be swapping it.
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    Wet, I smell spruce or pine, and something dark and astringent. I smell earth. This is dark-- a strange, nondescript darkness, which just kind of disappears and fades off my skin... This is strange...not really my thing...
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    Very, very bitter. It reminds me of one of my failed attempts at tincture-style "absinthe" and makes me want to gag. Is that wormwood? I smell something sweet, also. A few minutes later, this completely morphs into something sweet and woody, almost like berry cinnamon. It reminds me of Hamadryad. I don't smell blackberry, but I wish I did! Damn.
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    Wet, this smells like pickles and smoke. It took me a while to figure this out. (My first thought-impression was of smoky BBQs and hamburgers with relish. (Not to say that this smells like hamburgers. At all.)) I can smell dry, sharp sandalwood, and myrrh. I am not sure what mastic or benzoin smell like. I'm not really interested in this; the pickle/rose thing is too weird.
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    Wet, I get myrrh, and something makes me afraid this is going to turn into powder. I smell fresh fennel root. The fennel fades within ten minutes; the myrrh is also long gone; I just smell powdery florals (probably lilies?). A rose note is starting to emerge. The rose fades within five minutes, and I'm left with just powder. The rose/powder is too distracting to use for meditation purposes, so... off it goes...
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    Neroli flavored sugar and grass. A spring day in a sunny candy shop, grass stains on my knees. Very light, pretty, sweet, and girly. I don't usually go for scents like this, but I keep reaching for it when I want something silly and sweet. Incidentally, I never get any sandalwood from this blend. *shrug*
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    Red musk, sandalwood, cinnamon. Bloodlust reminds me a lot of Blood Moon, only woodier and drier. I'm not sure where I'm getting the sandalwood, but it smells very strong to me. The dragon's blood is very faint-- it's almost undetectible, but it adds sweetness while the oil is drying, and then disappears. After a while this is mostly vetiver, patchouli, and red musk. It's very dry, warm, comforting, and sexy. I love it... it's in my top 10.