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    Cold Moon

    Very cold almost stringent scent, smells alot like wintergreen possibly either spearmint, but more than likely juniper. unfortunalty that is all I can smell because the minty/juniperish note(s) overpower my bottle, and since I can stand the smell I think this one will be finding a new home... I will say I do adore the art for cold moon, fragrence not so much, but the lable is gorgeous!
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    The Sea Foams Blood

    I absolutely adore The Sea Foams Blood. It is a very soothing Sea scent with a hint of metallic to it. Warm Wet and living. When I close my eyes I smell water clear blue and brilliant, a hint of ocean breeze and the tang of blood and salt, i can almost see the fish in the water swimming in brilliant schools. It is a perfect blend for my tastes. My wife thinks it smells like powder on me...(then again most bpal on me smell like powder to her) but my coworkers kinda liked it. Best part had to be the fact that it lasted 12+ hours on me. WooHoo! It would make a wonderful bath salt, or possibly a nice anointing oil for water spell work. I will certainly be looking for more of this scent. :-D
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    Wonderful blend of coconut and butter. I'm not usually a fan of aquatic notes, but in this it is posatively delightful. I agree, Obatala is very much a warm tropical summer day, with just a hint of sea spray. I'd love it in a room warmer, particularly on a cold winter night.
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    Bon Vivant

    Lab says it should smell of champagne and strawberries... i say it is Playdoh. in the imp i recieved it is very sweet, can't really pick out exactly what it is sweet of, but it is definatly sugary. i thought i'd give it a try, i don't know if it is the strawberry or the champagne but one of them HATES my chemistry. i applied it lightly when i left the house for the evening, 2 minutes into my drive to dinner, my roomie starts remarking on the strong scent of playdoh and asked if i had had any small children in my car. the smell got to be so strong that i had to roll down the windows to air some of it out. my frimp is definatly going out into the world as soon as i figure out who to give it to. i don't know why but apparently i'm not ment to be a "bon vivant" kind of gal.
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    Titania is very sweet when i put it on. It has a lot of crisp fruityness to it. The Peach and pear dominate with everything else hovering in a nice blend in the background. i don't get much that is specifically floral that i can say ''oh there's x-flower in this,'' instead i can say "this is a beautiful bouquet supporting the fruity goodness". Honestly this is the perfect scent for Midsummer and inviting in the Fae.
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    I've been reading the reviews of Eclipse and I'm going to throw in my own two scents...cents: I have a 5ml and an imp of Eclipse and I have worn them both, the reason I mention this is because they smell different from eachother. My 5ml is VERY vanilla and cinnamon, warm spicy and comforting, faintly reminding me of Chimera but there is a touch of heliotrope that peeks out on the dry down which changes the game completly. My imp on the other hand is All cherry/ almond Ameretto, it is extremely fruity and it stays that way for hours. I don't know why the two smell different, but there is enough of a difference that the people arround me noticed as well. Don't get me wrong, I like them both, I will be sad when I'm out of either size...
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    Wolf Moon 2007

    I managed to snag a bottle of this finally off ebay, if I can get more I will definalty be hoarding it! Absolutely beautiful sent, my favorite so far. It is a very cool crisp scent that is somewhat sweet without being overpoweringly so but is also deep and comforting. The pine and cedar are clean crisp air in the woods. The juniper lends a hint of coolness while the amber, sandalwood and musk bring in the warmth of the wolf and pack, in a very comforting and relaxing scent. It makes me think of a big cuddle pile with my SO, and our fur babies enjoying the closeness and touch of eachother.
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    OMG Floral! I took a TINY little drop out of my new bottle and divided it between my ears, wrists and cleveage and it smelled like I had Bathed in the stuff. Overpowering Rose and Floral Perfume lasted for several hours... definatly not one i'll wear again.
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    Purple Phoenix

    Porphyrogenitus, indeed; we worked for it! Not simply the color of royalty, purple is also the color of sorrow and mourning, reconciliation and forgiveness. A regal, majestic, and somber blend of myrrh, plum blossom, African violet, cognac, fig, orris, lilac, wisteria, black plum, and Burgundy wine grapes. I absolutely LOVE this one! It comes out of the bottle Screaming Purple. I smell like Grape Pop, strong on the wine grapes and plum. It faded after a little bit to the more floral dominated by the violet, lilac and wisteria. It is a very perky scent and great as a pick me upper. Whenever I need something to boost my mood this is what I grab, and the people arround me pick up too. I got this bottle aged, but never opened, I wonder if that might be part of why it is so strongly on the wine graped when it is fresh and wet.... Whatever the reason, it smells Grape..errr i mean Great!
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    In the bottle: Screaming Almond and Nothing else. I hope a little air will mellow it out so the other things come through. Wet on my skin: Almond and coconut. It smells strongly toasted, and highly edible. Dried and time elapsed: Almond and coconut have faded back enough for the fig and sandalwood to blend in. I love this as a sandalwood blend. I'm so glad I have my Imp and my GF has a bottle. this one is Paradise ;-)
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    So I went to open this imp this morning and managed to splash it all over my arm, hands and fingers. At first the Verbena was really strong, it and the Rosemary/ Frankincense were jumping up and down vying for attention like three messy hyper children. Then the lavender rolled in and knocked their legs out from under them while the neroli sweetens the mix. After a few hours I left with a delightful blend that reminds me almost of a sandalwood with its slight spiceness. I may have to get a bottle of this...
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    Sharp and Golden are the two thoughts I get on first whiff. It strikes me between the eyes like a ray of sunlight warm and golden. On my wrist I smell lots of spice, the saffron is entwined with the cedar in this delightful mix. Musk and sweet amber are dominating on the time-elapse. This smells like something Really expensive, would make a great scent for dressing up and going out on the town or into a business meeting. I give this scent a 7 out of 10, very nice.
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    Osun is a beautiful oil, very sweet and positively charged. In the imp it is a pretty, lightly honeyed, floral. To me it smells more Golden than green, like sunlight through the trees in summer by a stream. It is a fragrence befitting of a Goddess. It is sweet and light without being nausiating. On the skin it becomes a powerfully charged attracting oil (I kidd you not). When my fiancee and I tried this one out we had a ton of people commenting on how good we smelled, and paying lots of attention to us. It smells devine and works great on both of us. I'd rate it a perfect 10.
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    OMG sickly sweet. Another Frimp from the lab (and i have two of them), very glad it is imp sized and not a full 5ml. This is a gorgeous Perfume, but sadly not for me. It has a huge throw with me, my house guests could smell it all the way down the hall. They don't find it offensive, but it is too strong and gives me a headache. The carnation and arabian musk are exceedingly strong, however I get none of the plum. WOW! I think I may be gifting this to some unsuspecting friend who would enjoy it.
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    Dragon's Tears

    In the bottle it is a strong fragrence, smells strongly like this one perfume my mom got in a gift set once that had a white 4 petal sculpted flower for a stopper and little matching hand soaps, (came in a round metallic paisley gift box)...i'll have to check with her for the name of it, but from memory the two smell strongly related... For me, the dragon element in Dragon's Tears goes odd on my skin, it is almost a feather-light ghost immersed in the Other elements. When i say odd, it turns very amber/resin powder on me, but not the with the feel that dragon's blood normally does, instead of the warm resin sense one gets with dragon's blood, this is colder, like an ice bath...Ice dragon perhaps? I definatly want to put a white flower in the mix, like maybe gardenia or water lilly.... I can't put my finger on exactly what the other notes are, but it is still a nice blend. might make an interresting candle or bath oil.
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    I love love love love Hope. She is a sweet and Beautiful feminine oil. In the bottle Hope is all sugar and sweet floral. When she hits my skin, the rose takes an undertone while the sugar dances ontop. Some would think that with the sugar, it'd be sickly sweet and gaging, But it Isn't. It is a delicate sugar, like a fine spun sugar sculpture. Hope also smells very pink to me. I recommend it as a Rose fragrance that isn't too sickly sweet, and isn't too cloying with rose. Props to the lab!
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    Very honey and fig on me. I can smell the patchouli in the vial, but thankfully not on me. It starts out as a very perfume-y scent. I'm expecting it to come from an atmonizer not a dip-stick, like a very old and expensive perfume. There's a bit of an edge on this one that might be from the patchouli, might not. 20minutes on and I'm getting a headache... grr. For me, it's ok as a frimp, but not one I'd scramble to buy bigger.
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    Night's Pavilion

    I recently purchased this from Puddin in one of his "look what I found in the back of my closet" ebay sales and I'm so glad I did. In the bottle: It is very bitter and tangy, I'm thinking it is the frankincense. On: I'm picking up more of the lily and (I think) osmanthus (although I'm not familiar with this note). I know the musk hasn't come up...white musk usually waits a bit before entering the scene. Honestly, I could swear I'm smelling sandalwood, almost but not quite. The dry down: It's very soft and exotic but still lovely. The lilly and musk come out on top of everything, beautifully. This is one that I picked out for the name, and have been delighted with all day, definatly one to keep.
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    Oh wow this is another really nice one! Puddin threw a frimp of this in with an ebay auction and I absolutly love it! In the imp it is all dark and intoxicating with the red wine and myrrh. I'm seriously thinking a Greco-Roman bacchanal; wine, women, and debacheury. On my skin, it starts out pure red wine, as it dries, it becomes seductive myrrh and golden honey. After a few hours what remains is a sweet perfume of everything, no one note more obvious than the others.
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    I tried Hope yesterday but didn't get a chance to analyze her. Today is Faith's turn... In the bottle smells Faith smells interresting, rather purple. I can smell living breathing violet plants and a hint of earth. No sugar in the bottle but perhaps it will come out on the skin... Oh boy was I wrong... Hitting my skin, Faith immediatly fights me and turns to a dough-y kind of smell. She is like a spoiled brat saying "No! I don't want to Play with You, you played with my sister first." Wow, I'm kinda sad, I was hoping that both sisters would work for me, not one opposed. Next step, I wait a week and try her again, if she still won't cooperate, I'll try her on my Fiancee, maybe she'll have better luck than I. If not, I may have to try my hand at Quack medicine and perform surgery to separate these two from the hip. Best positive thing I have on her is that she lasts on my skin, not wanting to play nice, but not wanting to leave either. Oh well, tomorrow's another day.
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    Mmmm buttery rich warm and dark like baking cookies. In the bottle, the cedar hits me first, that and the carnation, it is very deepp and spicy. Fresh application brings up myrrh and amber and vanilla. The carnation doesn't stick arround, but that is ok with me, the sandalwood and vanilla are coming up behind Musk, myrrh and amber. This is a little heavy and dark for the day, but it would be a fabulous night time scent. It is very appropriate that this combination is used for a woman of the grindhouse. Beth really hit a home run with this one. I can't wait to see how many heads turn when I wear this out.
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    The Torture Queen

    Torture Queen started out very clean smelling; tea, gardenia, and chrome in the bottle. It isn't a bad way to start our day, it says to me, "wake up, we have things to do and people to play with". When I first open the bottle the Tea jumped me first and i was thinking it was a green tea, but it didn't smell quite right...not green enough. The sense of white I was blaming entirely on the gardenia I could smell. The faint metallic smell made me think hospital clean and bright white. Now after two hours, the sterility has left and a beautiful warm scent has taken over; vanilla, amber, musk with a single shard of scrap metal. Makes me think of After Care; very comforting and safe. Overall I like The Torture Queen. I don't need to hoard her, but I do enjoy her....
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    The Illustrated Woman

    In the bottle it is very Musky and insenceish. On my skin it smells of Musky vanilla with a little bit of resin and honey. 4 hours later it is all vanilla, resin and honey. Once again the blend is so nice that I can't smell the patchouli, Yay! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
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    Eisheth Zenunim

    First off, I have to say, I Really liked this one! I wore it to a wedding over the weekend and smelled absolutely delightful. in the bottle i smell honey, coco and peach, very sweet. I put it on and it was soft and sweet, hardly noticible. However, in the car on the way to the wedding, my fiancee, suddenly goes "What do i smell that is like Coco and Peach?" apparently I flared, and filled the car with the scent..i'm like, ''that's me. why, do you like it...hate it?" consensus is that we love it. she said something about smelling pachouli in it, but I can't smell it specifically, so that would be a good thing since i hate patchouli... Not bad since I got it because of Eisheth's history....i also got her sister Agrat-Bat Mahalat, going to try her tomorrow i think. Very nice blend on me..going to hoard it now...
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    Wow! I really Like this one! It makes me think of a 1930s 20-something socialite girl in a pastel pink dress going out for a picnic in the park. The vanilla is warm like the afternoon sun, the orchid is sweet and demeure like our little girl, and the stephanotis is the gentle breeze blowing through the park promising a beautiful day for our young lady. In the bottle it is warm and spicy vanilla with a hint of floral. On my skin, the orchid and stephanotis dance beautifully on clouds of vanilla. Fabulous combination of scents. I'm really going to have to get a full bottle of this at some point.