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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

    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.
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    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
  5. 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.
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    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.
  7. 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!
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    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.
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    Wow....this is gorgeous. Creamy, tropical vibe coconut with the slight sweetness of almond milk and the white musk gives it decent throw. Ambergris typically doesn't play well with me but fortunately in this blend it seems to work! Seriously, this is wonderful. I feel like this is the sleeper hit of the Yules this year.
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    The Writing on the Slate

    Yessssss dusty candle scent of my dreams!!!! If you love any of these: Lights of Mens Lives Loi Krathong Ichabod Crane Buy this right meow. If you love the smell of chalk dust in the air, and candles burning in a dusty room, this is for you.
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    Western Bonneted Bat

    Wow this is mellow and rich in the bottle but on me it's a bright, sweet tobacco. Someone asked if this is anything like Bulgarian Tobacco and I would say this is a cousin. The longer it's on I get an earthiness out of it as well. I am doing a bad job with this review but if you like tobacco, get yourself a bottle of this.
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    Mexican Long-Tongued Bat

    I fehking looooove this! Caramelized saffron would be the best single note ever, just saying. The chili peppers and clove give this a subtle kick to the caramel and the saffron just adds this extra oomph that I was raving about online in the Parlour FB group. This is going age into the perfect syrupy perfume and I cannot wait.
  13. Geminirubyshoes

    Ghost Faced Bat

    First try of this smells like Clive Barkers Sweets to the Sweet with Sugary Coconut. The vanilla is buttery or maybe its the condensed milk note I am picking up. Either way it's a rich, almost baked creamy coconut smell to my nose when dry.
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    Zoe and the Goat

    It's like Feed Me and Fill Me with pleasure with cream. Eye roll inducing and is going to age amazingly. I can't even with this.
  15. Geminirubyshoes

    Dignified. Elegant. Sophisticated.

    I have said before in other reviews that I adore Beth's bubble gum note and henceforth, I really need to try this. In the bottle the bubble gum is there but once applied it's a sweeter version of Snake Oil. I do love me all the Snake Oil so I think this is a win-win.