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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

    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.
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    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.
  8. 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.
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    Senator Barrial

    I feel like this is as close to a red velvet cake single note as will ever happen. The frosting comes out on the dry down. I am seriously loving this...I think aging will definitely make it richer. I remember how intense Sprinklecake ended up being after some years so I am sure this will turn into something of similar strength
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    Obligatory Peach Perfume Oil

    Something about this reminds me of my childhood...like a shampoo I had when I was a kid that made my hair smell like clean fruit. Obligatory peach is lovely. This would be wonderful as an introductory BPAL for a tween
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    Dragon Eating Bees

    This smells like Lights of Men's Lives with Dragons Blood to me. The honey is mild. I love this.
  12. Geminirubyshoes

    Advice of the Dead

    So I love El Dorado from the Wanderlust collection which is how I know that I love copal. This is soft, gorgeous copal with the soil and myrrh giving it a rich background. I don't get the marigolds really, or that I can pick up anyways. I knew I would love this. If you love copal, get yo'self a bottle of this.
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    The Scroll

    I dont know what is going on here but this smells SO CLOSE to my beloved Mother Ginger from the Nutcracker series. I don't lnow how that is possible but yet...
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    The Pillory

    Hnrrrrrggh this is so good. Its like the sister to Captain Lilith and Her First Mate but with berries and less coconut cake smelling. I love rum caramel I tell you! I dont know how I missed this last year but so glad to have gotten it secondhand.
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    One of my favorite GC's is Knave of Hearts. That one is black currant tarts and crushed roses and this is in the vein of that. Rich, buttery shortbread cookies (crumbs and all) but not cloying. These roses are pale yellow and pale pink and they are romantic and genuine. I am really enjoying this and predict excellent aging.