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    Black Temple Burlesque Troupe, Monsterbait: Underpants, Snake Charmer, Kumiho, Xiutehcuhtli, Siberian Musk, Midway, Sudha Segara

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  1. Beatrice33

    Baby’s First Ballista

    This will be a perfect pandemic comfort scent! It's soooooo smooth and cozy, a not-too-sweet vanilla grounded by some soft woods. It's "airy" rather than dense, simple in the best possible way, and sits very close to the skin. I'll need to slather, and I'm ready to. I love it!
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    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    Thank you so much for these suggestions, Bunny Butt! I haven't tried most of them, so I'm really excited! I can't wait to test them....
  3. Beatrice33

    If your top 5 scents are... Then try these!

    I'm still hoping I can think of suggestions for some of the lists upthread, but until then, here are my top 5 as of late in case anyone has any suggestions! Xiuhtecuhtli Kumiho Reapers Gonna Reap Zorya P Actually, I can't think of a 5th at the moment.... Thanks for any recs you can think of!!!
  4. Beatrice33

    What do you wear to a Renaissance Festival?

    Thanks for the recs! I'll check them out....
  5. Beatrice33

    What do you wear to a Renaissance Festival?

    Ooh, those both sound interesting. I'll check them out!
  6. I'm heading off to a Renaissance Festival today and deciding which oil to wear, and I wondered what suggestions y'all might have or some oils you've enjoyed wearing to festivals before. Notes I'm thinking could fit in well are patchouli, rose, other resins, florals (although I don't have many florals, and I can't find any of my patch-heavy scents this morning). At the moment I'm thinking I might wear Eve, but I'm also open to purchasing a new oil or two for future fairs, so please tell me your faves!
  7. Beatrice33

    Zorya Polunochnaya

    Wow, I just love this, and my husband adores it as well. I can't figure out why it doesn't have pages and pages of glowing reviews! I can't wear Antique Lace because it becomes cloying on my skin, and The Girl didn't work on me either, but this one, though similar to both, works on me beautifully. It lingers on my skin all day, but it's subtle. As others have mentioned, it's an ethereal vanilla with touches of light floral, and it envelops me in a light, beautiful cloud of scent. This description certainly doesn't do it justice, but it's beautiful, and I will definitely need a back up bottle, and I hope it is always in the general catalog.
  8. Beatrice33

    Closet Raid

    I mostly smell Chanel No. 5, and Beth has done a fabulous job with it! If you love No. 5, give this one a try!
  9. Beatrice33

    Mango-Infused Pumpkin Chai Latte

    Lovely, spicy fall scent but big red spots on my skin wherever it has touched. So sad!
  10. Beatrice33

    Donna con Ventaglio

    I put this one on with a number of other decants I received last night, and after a while I started getting whiffs of something that reminded me of Chanel No. 5 (which I happen to love). I thought, "What the heck? Did I forget putting another perfume on before testing?" It turned out to be this lil' number giving off warm, powdery, perfumey vibes in all the best ways. I need to test it again by itself to see if my nose is crazy or not, but so far I'm very excited about this one. Yay Beth!
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    I LOVE Ninon! I finally figured out which perfume Ninon reminds me of, one of my former favorites: Chergui by Serge Lutens. It's got a similar smokey, slightly honey-sweet, musky, tobacco, hay-like wonderfulness ... it's enveloping and dead sexy. I bought two bottles, and I may need a third before it goes away!
  12. Beatrice33

    BPALs like Serge Lutens perfumes

    Bumping this thread to say that today I realized finally what Ninon, the courtesan scent, reminds me of--one of my former fave scents: Chergui! It's got the hay, musk, and honey, and it's a similary enveloping scent.
  13. I, too, am a tea scent lover, and I'm wondering about how the Shunga Tea scent compares to some of the ones people have been mentioning. Kumiho is my all-time favorite tea scent, but I like The Chinese Dance and The Unsteady Governess as well. I like Embalming Fluid, too, but I like Kumiho's touch of sweetness even more. Also, the lab's green tea note sometimes goes too sharp on me in such scents as Shanghai. Anyone know how Tea fits in with all of these?
  14. Beatrice33

    The First of the Three Spirits

    I agree with Hillary that this one has similarities to Chance by Chanel. I wore Chance for a while and loved its fruity-floral cheerfulness, but this one is much better and I'm sooooo glad to have found it. It's become my go-to scent when I need a pick-me-up in the morning. My only concern is that I should have gotten a back up before the Yules came down....
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    This is a real surprise for me. I didn't love it when it first arrived, and I thought I would be willing to hand it over to my hubby, but in the second try, a couple of weeks later, I LOVE it! On my skin, it's a version of Snake Oil that works without becoming all powder. I also get a whiff of coconut that I thought was my imagination until I remembered that massoia bark is a bit coconutty. It is definitely related to my beloved Snake Charmer, and it's awesome!