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About biggnerd

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    a little too imp-ulsive

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    Litha 2006, Spirit of the Komachi Cherry Tree, O, Dorian, Kumiho, Sea of Glass Yes notes: amber, clove, honey, non-foody vanilla, some florals, some spice, lavender, cherry blossoms, some teas, plumeria, sandalwood, carnation Maybe notes: frankincense, violet, patchouli, rose, iris, orris No go notes: myrrh, black musk, snow note, linen, lotus


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  1. biggnerd

    Coconut and Orris Root

    The sweet coconut and powdery orris combine to make a sweet, floral, buttery powder scent that smells just like Lush's Silky Underwear/Alkmaar to me. It's crazy because they don't share any notes, but once these two scents dry down it's uncanny. Wet, the coconut is the most forward scent with sweet iris, but as it dries down the orris comes in all buttery and powdery. There's also a little dry brown to it, like the coconut husk. This is an intriguing scent that shows more facets of it's personality to me every time I sniff it. (Is that too dramatic?)
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    Finding a BPAL fragrance for myself

    I recommend Dee for a sweeter, woody, incensey masculine scent. It's one of my favorites. It's so cozy and comforting. I agree to keep trying stuff. I've found myself loving scents I never would have gravitated to on my own (those dang frimps). Also, it's just fun to smell things.
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    Trevor Bruttenholm

    Mmmm, this is what Dee would smell like in the 21st century. This is a spicy, incensey, bay rum with the sweetness of the paper from other paper blends. Paper and parchment is one of my favorite notes and I can smell it under all of maleness. I'm going to slather this on my husband if he'll let me.
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    Abe Sapien

    This is a soapy smell with just a hint of salt and juniper. Aquatic musks tend to go dryer sheet on me, so I'm glad it doesn't go quite that far. It smells like a fancy soap that would be in an older, classy lady's house. Abe is Parthenope's brother.
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    A Tattooed Woman Embraces the God of Thunder

    This smells like the type of woman who could handle the god of thunder and only get a little singed, or maybe she'll singe him. It is fruity red musk, dirty patchouli, over black leather and a hint of smokey vetiver. I amp both leather and red musk, but the patch and vetiver keep them in line.
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    Masquerade Banana

    This is initially banana nail polish remover like whoa. Like the other reviewers, that went away on me very quickly (unlike with Sloth) and left a soft, slightly powdery and sweet myrrh, incense (heavy on the nag champa), and very light fig. I bet this would be a good ager.
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    Lacus Solitudinis

    The two strongest notes are lavender sweetened by marjoram and grounded by cedar and sandalwood. It's a sweet herbal with a foundation of wood. It's soothing and comfortable.
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    Honey and Sweet Labdanum

    Labdanum and honey smell like root beer on me. It's mostly labdanum with very little honey on my skin.
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    Right Atrium

    I love this so much I don't think I'm going to be able to coherently review it. It is sweet, soft, and a little bright from the white tea. The tea, cherry blossoms, and wood all blend together to create a beautiful spring scent. The white tea is always underneath, supporting the cherry and wood, keeping them from going too powdery, too sweet, too fruity, or too woody. It's like fluffy white and pink cashmere with bright sun and a comfortable spring breeze.
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    Closing the Bamboo Curtain

    I got mostly chilly labdanum and green bamboo - the oakmoss and patchouli add a little grounding darkness. This smells sweet, green, shiny, hard, and a little cool and shady.
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    Vernal Equinox Full Moon

    This is like Litha's demure, sweet little sister. Where Litha is all heady, boozy, honeyed florals - definite party girl - Vernal Equinox is light, sweet, green, spring florals.
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    Pumpkin Musk and Black Oudh

    On me this smells like root beer/sassafras with a slight squashy, vegetal tinge.
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    This smells almost like a plumeria SN on me.
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    A View of Cascading Cherry Blossoms

    Cherry blossom is very light, this is mainly sugary strawberry musk. It is very beautiful and sweet, but not in a toothachey way. It's almost like opening a good strawberry candy while standing in the warm spring sun under a bunch of cherry trees. Final notes at the end are a light musky vanilla. This is a girly scent I like to wear with bright, juicy pinks, preferably with some low-key frills.
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    Caressing the Wild Rabbit

    This is like Kumiho wearing Dorian. It doesn't last long and it's a light scent, but it's bright, sweet, and very pretty.