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About Geminirubyshoes

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 06/17/1981


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  • BPAL of the Day
    Impressions of the Floating World
  • Favorite Scents
    Anything with coconut, Amber, Sandalwood in all forms, vanilla, rose, chocolate, honey, freesia, gardenia, violet, cream, clove, skin musk, red musk, dirt, strawberry, anything that spells like candy!, cedar, fir needle, Honeysuckle, Sassafras, tobacco, things that smell like FALL!, patchouli, tonka, vetiver, opium, beeswax ALL TIME FAVES: Jailbait, Velvet Unicorn, Madame Moriarity, Penny Dreadful, Lawn Gnome, Snake Charmer Res. Fearful Pleasure, The Millers Daughter, Judith and Holofernes, Strawberry Moon 2012, Dorian, BeaverVearsary! Pancake Breakfast! Gothabilly, Snake Oil, Josie, Dorian, Eat Me, Maenad, Butter Rum Cookie, Goblin, Tiki Princess, Saint Fountine de Verailles, Banshee Beat, Haloes, Tombeur, Gelt, Champagne and Opium, Anathema, Champagne and Party Hats, Ysabel, Crypt Queen!, Glittering Apple of the Stars, The Lion, Hollywood Babylon, Sugar Cookie 2011, Pumpkin Marsala Rooibos, Pallas Athene, The Elephantine Colossus, Sed Non Satiata, Orange Pumpkin Floss, Third Charm, Love, Uncle Brian, Red Moon 2013

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    Mom-ing to my son, Reading, playing with my pug chiuahua mix, working, judge judy episodes. One foot in the light and one in the dark
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  1. Geminirubyshoes

    Gingerbread Zombie

    I have the other Gingerbread Zombi which is the GC scent plus Gingerbread which I have been hanging onto since it was released. I love Beth’s Gingerbread note and I knew I had to get this too. I was sort of afraid of the peppermint being overly minty but no, no, no. It’s very gingerbread at first and then dries down to a mellow, softly sweet and spicy vanilla with just a hint of the peppermint. I wish this was a beverage. I’m sure it’s going to age delightfully also. I’m glad I picked this one.
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    Two Frames

    This is the best damn lavender BPAL I have ever tried. Its creamy and soft yet sweet vanilla cupcake lavender frosting gahhhh I need to order more asap
  3. Geminirubyshoes

    Tahitian Vanilla, Mysore Sandalwood & Bergamot

    I love this. I really fucking love this. I learned a long time ago that if a blend has Mysore Sandalwood in it, I will want it. Also Tahitian anything. This is creamy, lush, sweet vanilla Sandalwood with the Bergamot just brightening it up a bit. It’s very strong up first application but then dries down soft and close to the skin. I can still smell it as it makes a close, comfy bubble around my head...shit I am going to need so many more bottles.
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    Black Licorice Smut

    To best express this scent, take some regular smut and rub it all over yourself. Next get a bag of black jelly beans and shove a handful in your mouth. Chew, whilst reveling in the combined scents of both. That’s exactly what this is like. I expected to love this and I was right.
  5. Geminirubyshoes

    Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

    I agree with these other reviews, this one is spectacular! I was worried that the Dark Chocolate note would be prominent..kind of like in the box of chocolates scents of past Lupercalia. But after seeing a few rave about this I said F it and added it to my order. I am so glad I did! It’s the graham cracker crust of a thick chocolate pie with some cinnamon and nutmeg in there? That’s what it smells like to me anyways. I’m trying it straight from the mailbox but I know I will love this forever.
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    Metal Twins

    This is exactly as it sounds. Rich, yummy vanilla cake batter with the creamy sweetness of flan! I’m sure it will only get richer with age also.
  7. Geminirubyshoes

    Please Scream Inside Your Snake Oil

    I get extreme funnel cake when I sniffed this in the bottle (it just arrived today). It smells kind of like day old funnel cake meaning it’s sort of dry.. the day old funnel cake burns off after about 10 minutes to a more dreamy, creamy sweet Snake Oil. It probably needs some resting one after it’s ride from the West Coast so I’m going to give it a few days before I test it again to see if it’s a different experience. I do like it a lot though, it’s carny Snake Oil!!
  8. Geminirubyshoes

    Caramel, Smoked Chilis & Black Vanilla

    If you love Mexican Long Tongued Bat, you will love this. It's a little richer and a tad spicier and the caramel is a low caramel, no high sugar note. I wasn't sure if I would need it or not but after watching Tom and Galen review it on 15 Minutes of 'Fume, I was sold. I might need another bottle...I've already used up quite a lot lol. Crazy throw and long lasting.
  9. Geminirubyshoes

    A Bold Bluff

    I was curious about this one having experienced cherry tobacco in a few other blends that I really loved. In the bottle it is....no pleasant. Kind of astringent and I think that it is the hops being turned up to 11. I decided to put it on anyways because you can never judge a BPAL from just smelling the bottle if it's something you are really interested in. Once applied, it smells like a cigar left in someone's jacket pocket that got rained on. Come on buddy, I don't want this to be a fail... Dry: warm, sweet pipe tobacco!! This is what I was hoping for. It takes a few minutes to get to this point. I see myself wearing this in the fall/winter and hopefully can just deal with the beginning part of the scent because I know the end result is what I wanted.
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    The Unheavenly City

    I have been wanting to try this for years and finally snagged a bottle from the Etsy store. The oil is definitely very red which always means a good thing to me I saw a previous post saying the notes are red musk, gardenia, magnolia and jasmine. I swear I also smell tuberose. These floral notes are pretty much the only ones that work for me so I find this to be very pretty and traditional smelling. I'm also wearing it on a 90 degree day in VT so maybe it will be different on my skin on a cooler day.
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    I get weird about apple perfume. I am super picky...my favorites are Poisoned Apple, Smahain and Fearful Pleasure. Those are pretty much it unless the note caramel is combined with apple in which case I am more likely to want to try it. This scent was gifted to me and it's a little sharp but I think by fall it should be a bit smoother. If not I will probably just use it in my oil diffuser. I mainly get the hay and sawdust after applying and it's a little weird but I have hopes for the fall time
  12. Geminirubyshoes

    Cacao and Patchouli Root Hair Gloss

    I'm shocked this doesn't have more reviews! I ranted about this on the Facebook groups because it is glorious! My original description was a milk chocolate bar sensuously dipped into a vat of warm patchouli oil and that's what I am sticking too. It definitely clings to your hair foreeeevvveer and that is a quality I want in a hair gloss.
  13. Geminirubyshoes

    Waltzing Matilda

    Wow that's some earthy AF fig! It has a sharp edge that cuts through the dusty vanilla bean. It smells like a fig left out in the hot sun. I think it's a little too sharp for me right now but I bet in 6 months it will be lovely.
  14. Geminirubyshoes

    White Gardenia & Vanilla Cream

    I agree with the other posts. This is almost as magical of a gardenia fragrance as The Eternal Queen from last year's Tarot: The Empress. It's a beautiful, lush, fragrant White Gardenia with the slightly sweet, pretty creamy Vanilla. I cannot wait to wear this in the summer!
  15. Geminirubyshoes

    Où Sont les Jouets S’il Vous Plaît

    On me, this smells so close to the raspberry pie that my mom used to make from the our raspberry patch that I'm getting kind of weepy over it. It's like raspberry pie with strawberry whipped cream. Wow...just utterly, wow.