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Myrrha

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About Myrrha

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    diabolical decanter

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    Massachusetts
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  • Favorite Scents
    Tanuki No Yodachi, Kumiho, Venus Obsequens; Lyonesse; Cheshire Cat ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Wishlist::::: decants/testers/partials of: Jiaolong; Ashlutum; Daliences by Candlelight; Maiko With Her Hair Unbound; The Contrast; The Eternal Virgin; Trois; A Certain Nameless Awe; Woman Practing Calligraphy; Dead Leaves, Caramel and Crystalized Ginger HG. Also interested in trying red or golden apple (Sjofen, Eve's Big Apple series and others), white sandalwood, amber, beeswax, frankincense, saffron, vanilla, coffee, carnation. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::Notes that don't work: patchouli, rose is tricky, vetiver, red musk

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    I love reading (Tanith Lee, Dean Koontz, Innsmouth stories) vegetarian cooking, crafting.
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  1. Myrrha

    Dead Leaves, Ti Leaf, and Green Chypre Hair Gloss

    This is lovely! I just mistook my sample for an atmosphere spray and sprayed it in my living room. Gorgeous soft, rich green notes and dry dead leaves. It smells wonderful sprayed on my arm but It is very light. I might use it as an atmo or on scarves since it seems to last longer that way.
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    Jacob's Ladder

    Bottle from 2011 This has a few notes that take turns coming forward: there is a vanilla-like note, the light gold amber, and a slightly sour note that must be the rockrose. The first time I tried it it seemed too powdery but now it seems light, warm, golden, delicate, really gorgeous. I do wonder if other people's noses would interpret it as baby powder though. For the first half hour it is very wafty, it stays closer to the skin once it dries. The rockrose adds a slightly sour/bitter floral aspect that I love.
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    Black Cat

    Light resin and rose. This works really well on my skin with the resin very clear and not at all powdery. The rose is an elegant dried rose note and there is something green in here as well, magical herbs? I like that the rose is light and discrete. I get a sense in my mind of fluid movement with this scent and that is what seems cat-like. I will keep this imp and maybe experiment with wearing a little bit every day and see what happens.
  4. Myrrha

    The Red Rider

    I don't care for the "leather" note in this, it smells harsh. On my skin the "red moss" smells a lot like red musk, not as sweet and fruity as most red musk but otherwise similar. There is also a men's cologne note in the background, possibly the balsam. After a half hour it all blends together and I don't smell the cologne note. The effect is rich and sensual. If someone were looking for a scent similar to red musk but not as sweet and fruity they might like this one. I don't care for the "leather" note in this, it smells harsh. On my skin the "red moss" smells a lot like red musk, not as sweet and fruity as most red musk but otherwise similar. There is also a men's cologne note in the background, possibly the balsam. After a half hour it all blends together and I don't smell the cologne note. The effect is rich and sensual. If someone were looking for a scent similar to red musk but not as sweet and fruity they might like this one.
  5. Myrrha

    Ganymede’s Junk

    I've worn this several times now, keep coming back to it because it is so good. It smelled familiar after a while and I realized the background notes are similar to Chimera. It must be the sandalwood and vanilla with the spicy notes creating a similarity. Ganymede's Junk does not have cinnamon though, instead there is the cooler warmth of clove with beautiful carnation. This is more delicate and overall just fantastic. It only lasts about 3-4 hours on me before fading to a skin scent, I guess that is the trade-off for the delicacy and gentle spice that doesn't hit you over the head.
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    Pericardium

    They are not kidding when they say the vanilla is sheer. It is a gossamer almost illusory vanilla that I have to look for.. The white sandalwood, white amber, vanilla and frankincense are very blended and I suspect this scent is a little more present in the waft than it seems to me from sniffing my wrists. Frankincense comes out more as it dries. I love the delicate, absolutely beautiful frankincense/amber/vanilla drydown but it is probably too light on me to be useful as a perfume. Maybe if I slathered?
  7. Myrrha

    Galerie des Glaces

    This is one of those scents that doesn't really smell "like" anything. It is just itself and won't put a picture in your head of a rose or a circus carnival or a haunted house. It smells like perfume. It seems aquatic with warmth from the amber. Self possessed but not haughty. EDIT: now that it has settled more the "glass" note isn't as explicitly aquatic. It is a white flower/musk note, fairly high on the scale, could suggest aquatic, mirror, glass. A dab gave me good throw and wear length, dries to floral-tinged amber. This scent makes me feel emotionally flexible and in-tune with myself (maybe that is the hall of mirrors?). I bought a bottle of this, still deciding on a backup as it is gorgeous.
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    Hello, Salzburg!

    This would be a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a truly "purple" smelling scent. Soft, sweet purple fruits with a bit of pine ("icy air"). Amber warms this up. Expansive and optimistic in emotional tone.
  9. Myrrha

    Lilith’s First Icicle

    The white musk in this one is really soft. It has a velvety soft feeling to it, dryer than other BPAL snow or ice scents I've tried. When it first goes on it is similar to how Bath and Body Works Moonlight Path was some years ago, but much better of course. The snowdrop scent comes out as the oil warms. It is kind of between iris and daffodil. it never really jumps out in front of the scent and someone smelling it on you won't think "flowers!" It remains a quiet, mostly white scent. It seems a scent for introspection and quiet times, gentle, thoughtful, poetic.
  10. Myrrha

    Sept

    I really like this one. Cheerful and it doesn't hit people around you over the head with ROSE. Rose Cross was too dry for me but the frankincense and rose here is a lighter mood.
  11. Myrrha

    A Certain Nameless Awe

    This is beautiful. It takes a little while to come to life on the skin with the ambergris coming out first. Light, high, feminine version of sandalwood softened with smooth ambergris. I would never guess "cognac" on sniffing this but I can detect it in the background if I'm looking. Perfume-y, a bit haughty but with a "natural" tone from the sandalwood. Anyone looking for a scent that is feminine but not sweet and not as mainstream as Media or a white floral might be should try this.
  12. Myrrha

    The Green Window Hair Gloss

    Lovely! I get lots of lime, more.lime Rose's Lime Juice than sour fresh limes. The matcha is a subtle background note and I can't find any Juniper in this. On my hair it lasts several hours. It was very light when I tried it as a body spray. This will be lovely in Summer, maybe layered with Geisha in a Green Kimono.
  13. Myrrha

    Lurid

    Don't let the description throw you off this isn't really a shocking or exteme scent at all. Dry, the main note on me is the white musk combined with blackcurrant. I thought I hated ozone notes but I don't smell anything like what I thought I didn't like. It is fresh with a slight sweetness from the blackcurrant musk. I really like this and will look for more imps or possibly a bottle.
  14. Myrrha

    The Harlot's House

    Although it is very floral at first, after five minutes this is revealed as a tea and white sandalwood scent with flowers providing a beautiful accent. A little fresh but still soft. I love white-green florals like The Ghost and The Witching Hour of Night. This one is not as sharp, possibly due to the soft base of oakmoss, white sandalwood and slightly sweetened tea. I absolutely love this, it will be perfect in a lot of different situations and seasons, will look for more imps or perhaps a bottle.
  15. Myrrha

    French Tickler Hair Gloss

    I bought this from the Trading Post when it came out and put it away for a while. This is a beautiful balance of sweet and tart with some kind of non-fruit base note. Just gorgeous. Today I wore French Tickler as a body spray. I put some Baobhan Sith on as well, lovely combination. Now, six hours after I put it on, I can still smell ocasional whiffs of French Tickler which is much longer wear than I usually get from BPALs.
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