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  1. trinitysite

    Snow Snake

    No snow, all Snake Oil! I truly can't tell the difference between this one and regular Snake Oil - maybe a little vanilla or something right when I put it on, but that vanishes right away.
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    By Thys Fyre I Warme My Handys

    In the bottle, the honey and spices are most prominent, but when I put it on my skin amps the wine like crazy. Fortunately, the wine fades after a while, and the spices and bread become more prominent. The smoke is just a whisper in the background. It honestly reminds me a little of glogg. Like, don't love.
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    Sunrise in Winter

    I found this in a box, and I couldn't remember how I received it (in a swap?) and why it was in the box (because I didn't like it?), but it smelled nice in the bottle - cold citrus and grass - so I thought I'd try it again. And then immediately regretted it, probably because of the oud. I have mixed feelings about vetiver as well. I did not wash it off at that point because I got distracted with something else, but I eventually realized that the oud, or whatever the yucky note was, had gone away entirely and I was left with something similar to the cold grass, cold citrus that I got in the bottle. It was nice! And definitely well-named, as it's very evocative of that weak wintery light. Seems to have minimal throw. As to wear length, it fades but doesn't disappear.
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    Sugar Cookie Snake Oil

    This has quite the throw! I didn't let it sit very long out of the mail. The first time I wore it, what I got was "sexy gingerbread." I also got a strong maple syrup note, but that wasn't present the next time, so it might have been related to the bottle not resting enough after being in the mail and the cold. Not sure where the Snake Oil is, exactly. I'm not huge into foodie scents, so I was hoping for heavy on the snek and a lil bit of sugar - which isn't what I got. Today, I had a skin reaction that in the past I've only gotten with cinnamon, so this bottle might not be for me.
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    Snake Smut

    I never really understood Snake Oil - it was a little too pungent for me - until someone frimped me aged Snake Oil and that was, of course, an entirely different experience. So I wanted to try Snake Smut and I am not disappointed. It's a mellower Snake Oil. I think I can pick out the cardamom note, and just the tiniest bit of patchouli. Not sure if I can find the leather, but I've recently become leather-curious and whatever this is I like it. It makes me want to bite it. I've never bought an extra bottle just to age before, but this might be worth it.
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    Inspecting the Lantern

    This starts as a smoky chamomile but dries down into a honeyed floral. I love tuberose, but I was hoping that the cedar, moss and cardamom would ground it into something darker and spicier - which didn't happen. Ultimately, it's just not as interesting as I thought it could be. However: chamomile! Such an interesting note! I'm going to look for more of it elsewhere.
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    Balancing the Sake Cup

    This one goes on weird but settles down to orange blossom and clove most prominent, which was exactly what I wanted since one of my discontinued faves is Succubus, which also highlights orange blossom/clove. I'd say that this is heavier or darker than Succubus. I'm not sure what the ginger is doing or why it is candied. Gonna see how long this one lasts on my skin, and try it a few more times before buying a bottle but I'm hopeful.
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    Vernal Equinox Full Moon

    In the bottle, this is so very floral, but when I put it on whoa here comes the amber! I like amber, so this is a good thing - it's the same amber as in Falling Leaves Moon. It's interesting to have it in scents attached to opposite liminal seasons. Anyway, after a while some nice fresh florals come out. I love bulbs and greeny green florals. I really like this, and I'm sure it's benefitted from aging a year.
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    Matthew 18:6

    In the imp, it's all champacha. When I put it on, it initially went all powdery, but after an hour or so it's a sweet floral honey. This is nice, sunshiney, and for spring/summer.
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    V'al Hanissim

    I've found beeswax to be a milder honey note, but here is comes out as pure golden sticky sticky honey. I'm not even sure if I can find the amber, perhaps a little bit of spice as it dries down but it's overpowered by the beeswax. Perhaps it would benefit from some aging? Updating: Oh yes, letting it sit for a while improved things immensely. Mellow beeswax, not sticky honey, and nice lil amber with a teeny-tiny bit of spice. This went from a "nope" to a "should I buy a bottle"?
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    Amber & Cardamom

    I love cardamom and haven't found a cardamom-forward blend yet. This is straight-up cardamom in the bottle, and when I put it on it's just warm and spicy and delicious (but not, like, food.) I might be having some weird skin reaction (usually cinnamon/cassia messes me up, I've never had a problem with anything else) -- and that would be super tragic, because otherwise I'd be buying a bottle of this right. now.
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    Liquid Gold is in the Air

    Oh I thought I was going to love this, and I do not! It's very appley-apples, similar to the apple note in Sjofn. Definitely lighter than I expected, and very sweet. I can't pick out anything specific, but the sweetness is probably the honey and amber. There is definitely something autumnal about it, like Samhain's younger and girlier cousin. Unfortunately, there's also a sour and discordant note - might be cedar, might be oud, might be the honey going all weird on me. It fades quickly. I wanted this to be nice, but there's just something off about it.
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    Flickering Lights, Fluttering Curtains

    Ghost lace! Warm vanilla with a hint of spice. Unfortunately, this ghost is too unsubstantial for me -- it faded so, so quickly. I do like vanilla scents right before bed, though, so I'll use it my imp for that.
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    An Open Grave Underneath the Heavy Leaves

    The grass is a lot greener than I expected - maybe even more of a spring scent than an autumnal one. (I was expecting the dead leaves, too.) It's sweet and a little spicy. I would prefer if it had more throw, and it seems like it fades fairly quickly. If it stuck around longer I'd be interested in buying a bottle, but I'm just going to enjoy my imp while it lasts. I want to compare this to Hay Moon, which I think is heavier on herbs and overall spicier.
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    The Ghosts of the Year

    I get spicy oakmoss, musk, and amber. There's a little bit of citrus from the lemongrass right at the beginning, but it fades quickly, and the lavender is just harmonizing, not prominent at all. There's some similarities to And Sing, And Sing, but this is softer and sweeter. I wanted to try this because of the oakmoss, which I really like, but sometimes it just amps like crazy -- and the oakmoss seems to be more settled here. I like this, but it's not distinctive enough that I want a whole bottle.