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About Wren

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    wrist-sniffing wench
  • Birthday 12/23/1982


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    Pacific Northwest
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  • Favorite Scents
    Thalia, Machu Picchu, Blood Kiss, Pele, Dana O'Shee, Morocco

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    pixelating, Invader Zim, Gir, Discworld, cats, Harry Potter legos, http://vzones.com, http://gaiaonline.com, anime, CSI (Vegas), West Wing, making jewelry, knitting, rubber ducks, the color yellow, sushi (beaded and otherwise), working on getting my jewelry business (Awkward Girl Designs) up and running, Family Guy, Futurama
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  1. Wren


    In The Imp: I could not pin down a single scent. Wet On Skin: Ylang-ylang, maybe jasmine, something soft and floral and incredibly feminine. Dried: Starts to get a little powder-y smelling, with hints of something green smelling underneath the jasmine/ylang-ylang Overall Opinion: I didn't think I liked it in the imp, but on my skin it was lovely. Soft, delicate, and demure. It makes me sad that it's discontinued. *sniffle*
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    In The Imp: Really enjoy how "wet" it smells. A little musky, a little heady, but still very cool and watery. Wet On Skin: The floral notes come out in my skin. Not a very feminine floral, it's mixed with that same musky wetness, but gender neutral and pleasant. If I take a deep breath of it, I can almost smell a little of the evergreen. I think it really lives up to what it claims, deep green with water undertones. Dried: Once it started drying, it became VERY strong-- reminded me of patchouli and evergreen soap and it did NOT like my body chem. Overall Opinion: I'm a little upset about this. But it's so overwhelmingly...I don't wanna say disinfectant, but that was the first word that popped into my brain. On me, it's a little like something you might use to wash the floors with. Definitely for the swaps.
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    Black Cat

    In The Imp: Very herbaceous. No scent of rose at all. Sorta masculine and lithe. Warm with a hint of cleanness. Wet On Skin: Gets musky once it hits my skin, and becomes even more herby. Very slight rose, which I don't mind, considering that I'm not really a fan of strong rose notes. Dried: Minty, which adds very nicely to the herb and faint rose notes. Overall Opinion: A little dark, but a little playful too. Reminds me of glowing green eyes in the dark. On me, it's a little too masculine, but I think this would be fabulous on a guy. I might just keep it for the metaphysical (and chaotic!) properties, though. ^_~
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    In The Imp: Oh my. Even without having opened it, I can smell it, and it smells DELICIOUS. I can smell the pear immediately, with a soft layer of plumeria (one of my all-time favorite flowers) underneath. It's bubbly and crisp, which I can only attribute to the champagne. I close my eyes and it makes me think of watching the bubbles rise in a glass of champagne. Wet On Skin: Mostly pear, but as I ran downstairs to share with my mom, it started to dry and waft over to me as more plumeria came through. Dried: Mmmm...it's like eating fruit salad on the beach in Hawaii, watching the sunrise. More of the champagne peaks out, and it's an all-around nice balance of fruity, floral, and tang. I want a bigger bottle of this. Overall Opinion: This might've usurped Machu Picchu as my favorite scent so far. I adore this. Cannot get enough of it.
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    Blood Kiss

    BLOOD KISS In The Imp: Wasn't so sure about this one, I worried that it was gonna be like Bloodlust which was a scent that DEFINITELY hated me. Was all dragon's blood and something else that I couldn't identify. Wet On Skin: Still a little unsure, it's a little overwhelmingly musky Dried: Honey. I'm smelling honey and it's dark and sexy. Mmmm...A good scent to review on Valentines day. As it dries down more, it mellows out and gets sweeter. I wanna dress in red velvet and lounge about my gothic mansion. Overall Opinion: I love this. I'm surprised that I love this because of my dislike of Bloodlust, but mmmm...it's sexy and yummy and warm.
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    In The Imp: Soft and simple. Gentle flowers and something lingering underneath. Vaguely fruity. Wet On Skin: Definitely got the lavender/lilac and lime/citrus. As it dries down, the fruit tones down and musk and lavender come through. Every once in a while, I get hints of lilac. Dried: Puts me in mind of good manners, steaming tea in China cups, and white gloves. A very well-behaved, old fashioned soap scent. Clean and genteel. Overall Opinion: I like it. It's good for those occasions when something soft and delicate is called for. It's restrained romance and chaste kisses against a gloved hand. Randomness: Since I don't have a guy in the wings, this is just for lonely ole me *giggle* But I'd love to find some handsome devil and dab a little of this on him...just for a purely scientific analysis of course ^_~
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    Black Phoenix

    In The Imp: Mmmm. A musty sweetness that I can't place. Wet On Skin: Still musty, but it sharpens slightly. I can almost smell something green in there, like a hint of forest in the middle of a wisewoman's kitchen. Maybe there's roses in her front yard. Dried: Very herby, and the rose/forest comes out even more. Smells like midafternoon on a sunny day. Overall Opinion: It smelled a little too masculine on me at first, but it's a very nice scent. Once it dried down, it became more rosy and feminine.
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    In The Imp: A musky, almost GREEN scent. There's something cool mixed in with the warmth of patchouli and musk. Wet On Skin: Like incense in the forest on a cold morning...maybe from some ancient Japanese temple. Dried: Very patchouli, but there's that coolness that I can feel in the back of my throat. It's a scent that surrounds you though, whether you like it or not. Very commanding. Overall Opinion: I'm very ambivalent about this scent. I can't decide if I love it or I hate it... Randomness: This stuff sticks around. It's nearly impossible to wash it off, and I tried different kinds of soap PLUS rubbing alcohol. Gave me a headache from all the patchouli.
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    Love Me

    In The Imp: It smelled like pink roses mixed with baby powder. Wet On Skin: There's musk somewhere in the background, warms up the rosy scent and makes it a more mature smell. There's something else in there...almost sweet, but not quite. Dried: The powder is way strong on me. There's still that rose there, and that unidentified faint sweetness, but mostly, all I'm getting is powder. Overall Opinion: It's a niceish scent, but really not something I'd wear. As it dried, it got to be more between little girl/little old woman than raging sex kitten-- changing babies instead of making babies. Definitely something for the swaps. Randomness: It makes me itch >< So there's gotta be something like cinnamon in it. *scratches*
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    Block Buster

    In The Imp: Sandalwood is the first smell I got. And something sweet...possibly cherry? Wet On Skin: No more sandalwood, but definitely more of the sweet smell. There's something powdery in the background. More sniffing finds a nice warm spiciness that's slowly coming out as well. Cinnamon perhaps? Another scent that isn't overly cloying, but nice. For some reason I wanna say there's a touch of anise, but that's probably dead off. As it dries more, the cinnamon is really popping out. Dried: The spiciness tones down and the sweet (vaguely fruity) and powdery notes come out. Niiiiiice. Lingered on my skin for quite a few hours. Overall Opinion: Again, the word that comes to mind is NICE. Not something I'd walk over hot coals to obtain, but a very pleasing scent none-the-less. I would definitely wear it.
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    Machu Picchu

    MACHU PICCHU In The Imp: Smells light and vaguely flowery. A nice overall scent. Wet On Skin: Still light and sort've warm. As it starts to dry down, it gets richer and warmer with hints of citrus. I can imagine that this is what sitting down in a rainforest on some tropical isle with your eyes closed smells like. It seems like the more I go back to sniff it, the more the scent changes, and different notes pop out. Very lazily romantic. Rich, without being overly cloying. Dried: This fades away after a couple of hours, but it's worth it to keep reapplying. Would probably work nicely in a scent locket. Overall Opinion: I'm definitely wanting a bigger bottle of this. It lingers around me without being too heavy, and considering how little I actually put on...it's amazing. Makes me think of summer in Hawaii. Randomness: I ran downstairs to give my mom a taste of this, and she refused to give me back my wrist until I promised to go back upstairs and get the imp so she could wear some. *giggle*
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    I had high hopes for Jack when I opened up my imp, but the first thing that came to mind was stomache-churningly blech. Bravely, I gave it a chance on my skin, and although it has mellowed in the hour+ since I put it on, it's still...vaguely synthetic and not something I want near my nose. Definitely something for the swaps. [edit] I definitely like the scent of Jack now that it's 3+ hours since I put it on. Unfortunately, 3-4 hours is too long to wait out the unpleasant beginnings. It simply doesn't smell good on me, and I ENVY those it does smell good on!! ^^