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About AnArtfuldodger

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  • Birthday 09/06/1986


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    Richmond, Virginia
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    Dorian, Herr Drosselmeyer, Shadwell, Wulric


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  1. AnArtfuldodger


    Just a photo of Lilith and Pickle that I took one morning. I love this little human so, so much. Last night’s lavender drops and a whiff of Pickle’s vanilla coconut pupper shampoo. Wet: Almost toohpaste-y pupper shampoo scent. On the drydown: Getting a little more of the lavender and vanilla. Still no coconut. Still predominantly toothpaste dog shampoo (which isn't *bad* but very sinus-clearing -- it's got the same effect on me as a peppermint/menthol scent might. This reminds me of Oof.) After a little time: This evens out a bit -- I get the lavender, and the more I think about it, I think this is sort of a combination of Oof + TKO on me. It's quite nice, although I'm not sure if it's one I need to keep, as I was really hoping that coconut would come through and on my skin at least, it does not.
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    Linden is one of my favorite scents, and I get the smallest whiff of it here, but it's mostly overpowered by the clean laundry scent. This reminds me of Wensleydale, but softer, not as crisp, with that hint of linden underneath. It's a very quiet scent. ETA I didn't see other people had literally said the same "Wensleydale but softer" thing until after I added my review.
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    Like falling asleep on a lavender marshmallow.
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    Raspberry Sufganiyot

    Y'all, this is a dead ringer for Monsterbait: Bloody Mary on me.
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    A Little More Tea

    This is allllll butter cookies on me from wet to drydown! Crumbly butter cookies all the way down.
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    Heavenly Spark

    Wet in the decant: woody incense Wet on skin: Oh, this is lovely -- it's a very serious scent. It's not playful or fun, it's quiet and hushed, very...respectful, if that makes sense. Drydown: Stays several hours on me, medium throw, but it's a more subtle oil overall. I really, really like this, and incense usually isn't my jam, so I'm surprised and delighted.
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    Self-Portrait With Puffy Stickers

    In the bottle: Strawberry moon! OMNOMNOMNOM. Wet on wrist: This is a more complex Strawberry Moon to me, sweeter, with more sunshine. Sublime. On the drydown: beautiful strawberry sunshiney day. I get just the faintest of grassy florals (the clover/rose I think), but mostly it's sweet strawberries and summer air. A+++++
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    In the bottle: The perfect blend of exactly what it says on the tin (so to speak). Strawberry sugar and rose, with a hint of marshmallow. Wet on wrist: Rose powder. On the drydown: Rose powder, leaning towards baby powder. I think this is just a skin thing -- in the bottle it smells DIVINE so I'm willing to bet it's me that's turning it to powder!
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    Mr. Prenderghast

    In the bottle: YIKES, bitter and pungent pickled-things sort of scent. Wet on wrist: Blast of...vinegar? On the drydown: It softens to a coffee-and-tobacco type scent with a little woodiness to it. So the wet impression definitely didn't stick around, thank goodness! You'll like this if you like: Herr Drosselmeyer
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    Mango-Infused Pumpkin Chai Latte

    In the bottle: Very heavy foodie, similar to the orange cake with anise seeds (WHAT WAS THAT ONE -- OH, Huesos de Santo) Halloweenie from two years ago or so. Wet on arm: I'm getting cardamom and something with a hint of kick to it (I don't think it's the ginger....what does gunpower tea taste/smell like?). This is quickly becoming very complex in a good way. I was a little hesitant on this one because while nothing screamed NO in the list, complicated scents tend to end up meh to bad on me. But this is complex and working. This reminds me of "Maharajah" donuts a local donut shop made to celebrate a big Maharajah art show at the local Museum of Fine Arts; foodie, topped with cardamom, ginger and coconut sugar. So this is really quite on the mark. The heavy foodiness from the whole bottle isn't as prominent on the skin. On the drydown: I'm getting more of the spiky allspice and clove, but the cardamom still makes an appearance, along with -- a little foamed milk, yep, there it is. Aaaaaaaaaaand ten minutes in, I'm getting a note of pumpkin. All in all: Bullseye on the scent. Complex, not too bold. The different notes appear over time. A less-heady pumpkin drink scent in comparison to Pumpkin Latte. You'll like this if you liked: Huesos de Santo (but maybe wanted something with a softer drydown and a little less FOODFOODFOOD); Pumpkin Latte (but you wanted something less COFFEEEEEEEEEEE). Throw: low. Lasting power: low.
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    Alas, I'm not getting any ink or science out of this, just fresh Herbal Essence-like clean shampoo, with a hint of fruit. It's a nice addition to the clean family, like Dirty, though it reminds me most of Wensleydale. Basically it's Wensleydale's shampooed sister. Nice! Just not quiiiite what I was expecting.
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    I'd agree with an above person: this is not a grassy field scent, rather a sunny citrus-like bright scent, mixed with a fuzzy sort of hay note? Not really what I was expecting -- I honestly can't place this scent!
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    Blackbear Moon

    In the bottle: fur, berries, something softly foodie Wet on wrist: fur, berries, a hint of...acorns? Must be the acorns On the drydown: Hazlenuts take over about a minute after drydown, and it remains sweetly nutty with that under-note of fur and those berries. I get zero honey/pine, which is since those were the scary notes to me!
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    BPAL and pregnancy

    I swear to god if having a kid makes my skin dislike Dorian, I think I might have to return the kid or something.
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    BPAL and pregnancy

    I just have to whine a little here...I had a miscarriage back in October, and I'm doing okay, and I *think* I just got pregnant again, hooray. But it WOULD happen as soon as I get a CnS for my lusted-after Blackbear Moon, wouldn't it??!! Gonna have to tuck that sucker away for the first trimester, just to be safe. *sob* Time to hunt out a scent locket I suppose...