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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

    Peach, Coconut Cream, Marshmallow, and Nougat

    I did not expect this to be my favorite one from this round of DC Peach exclusives but it turned out to be so! All the elements have melded together so exquisitely over time and it’s impossible for me to put this on and not be in a good mood for the rest of the day.
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    Portrait of Princess Marthe Bibesco

    I love this! It’s definitely toffee forward and I do smell the white rose as it dries. White rose is much more subtle than most other rose notes and I can see why Beth chose it to be included in this. It actually smells a little bit like a relative of Millennial Pink to me. Gourmand lovers will be happy
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    Lavender Coconut Cream Pie

    Good lordt this is absolutely spectacular. Beautiful sweet fluffy lavender with the coconut cream underneath. This is going onto my night stand with Two Frames, Lavender Buttercream & Santa Doesn’t Need Your Help. Also worth noting that if you had told me a decade ago that I would be enjoying lavender perfume I would have laughed in your face! That’s the magic of BPAL.
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    A Doll's Doll

    If La Befana carried a doll that had a tiny doll, this would be the scent of that doll. I definitely smell the snow in the snowberries at first drying down into the spun sugar. There is a faint singed element which I’m guessing is the chimney soot? It’s hard for me to pick out the carnation as I feel like that and the snowberries combined gives it almost like a strawberry smell. My overall gist is that this is really lovely and interesting. Also makes me very nostalgic for my youth when I spent a lot of time alone in my room arranging my little ceramic figurines and listening to books on tape ❤️
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    Grasshopper Pie

    Smells like when you open a package of mint oreos and then blissfully eat one after another. Soft mint dreamily melds with chocolate graham cracker and it’s absolutely wonderful.
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    Weed and Fruitcake

    A literal BLAST of weed and then the fruitcake takes over! Spicy Fruity deliciousness! This one surprised me. I honestly thought it was going to be too weird but it smells amazing. Now that I think about it, it kind of reminds of one of the Three Spirit Perfumes from A Christmas Carol, maybe the Second Spirit that was the food and wine one?
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    Pumpkin Spice Everything

    This years Pumpkin Spice Everything is so lovely! I sold out of it at Vermont Lunacy yesterday and the general remarks were that it’s very warm and comforting. My review from 2014 is from the OG version which I had gotten from NYCC at the time and it was very spicey..I don’t know if that one had the allspice element at that time but I feel like this version is like…simmered? that’s what I want to say. All the spices are evenly tempered and it’s a very snuggly perfume
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    Handknitted Witch Gloves

    I’m surprised there are no reviews for this yet! In the bottle I get the cranberry brandy as the first note which generally isn’t my thing but I love me some oakmoss so let’s do this… The dry down is so nice! It is fuzzy with no scuzzy! Reminds me of the smell of a local craft fair with handmade wool socks and scarves. The sweet oakmoss is pretty and there is slight tartness from the cranberry but it all melds together very nicely. I love the story behind this and the perfume definitely does not disappoint. I think once more people try it, they will be pleasantly surprised.
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    Elizabeth’s Imps

    I immediately fawned over this one because of the molasses note. If any of you are obsessed with Big Bertha’s Big Molasses Muffins from Bitch Planet, you will be on my level. Elizabeth’s Imps stays close to the skin and the black molasses with the cinnamon has a gorgeous, slightly smoky effect to it. On the drydown I can smell the amber in the background. This does not belong in a scent locket, it needs heat from the skin to really bring it to life.
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    Witch Birds

    My inkling that I would love this is correct. If you love Beth’s violet note, snag a bottle of this ASAP. It’s a deep, musky indigo violet at first with the vanilla sandalwood on the dry down with some sweetness underneath. It makes me think of They Shut Me Up in prose with dark violet. Very faint about 2 hours later on me but I can still smell it if I hold me nose close enough to my wrist. I bet aging will make this amazing!
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    Witch Milk

    Wow, this is so different than I expected! It’s a very beautiful, almost clean smell…actually I swear it smells slightly coconut on me and I’m wondering if that’s the honey infused goats milk aspect. I’m not getting any mandrake root and it’s not particularly smoky…I’m having a hard time describing this but I really love it!
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    Time is a Phoenix

    Holy shit…I wish I could douse every article of clothing I own in this enchanted mixture. It reminds me a little of Sunbird, probably because of the cinnamon & scorched sandalwood combination but the palo santo & crystallized myrrh are the true stars here for me. The drydown is like a cashmere wrap of soft spices and honestly it makes me feel like an ancient beautiful crone. I’m obsessed.
  13. Geminirubyshoes

    Magic Double Chunk Chocolate Chip Cookie

    My favorite of the two “baked goods” I purchased ! In the bottle it smells like dank weed and crumbled cookie bits, the chocolate chunks being prevalent. When I put it on the weed hangs around for a little bit but then dries down into a delightful brown sugar chocolate cookie. I have actually been reaching for this quite a bit and am very interested to see what this will do as it ages.
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    Pink Lovebird

    So I remember liking the Og release but not as much as I like this round! I mainly get the confetti cake which I absolutely love. Not very cardamom heavy, it’s mostly on the drydown. I bet I can get away with this one at work as I usually alternate between Chibi Skull & Perfectly Normal Childhood and don’t get complaints. I might need some backups…
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    This is everything I hoped it would be. I primarily get the maraschino cherry and salted pistachio notes when I first apply and then the dry down becomes the creamy gelati flavors in which I smell the chocolate. It’s not an intensely gourmand perfume when all is said and done which is honestly I think better for the trueness of Spumoni! Itis very evocative. I am so glad I purchased this.