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About torikitty

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  • Birthday 06/25/1979


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    Austin, TX
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    Frostbitten Jack
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    Foodie/gourmand: apple, strawberry, orange, tobacco, leather, chocolate, musk, clove, vanilla

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    General geekery. Tea, beer, cocktails, wine, board games, nail polish, cooking, baking, gardening, animals, movies, good conversations, swimming, Lego, etc.


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  1. torikitty

    Yuletide at Heathrow

    Slushy snow with lavender taking over. I can kinda pick up the carbonated fruit soda thing, but it's hanging out in the background. I was really hoping that the fruit would be more predominant, but I am really amping the lavender.
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    Thirteen (13): January 2017

    The cedar pretty much overpowers everything on me, with a hint of chocolate in the background. My skin can't support all the other wonderful notes.
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    Dark Chocolate, Whiskey, and Cardamom-Infused Caramel

    This ended up smelling like chocolate stout cake on me. This is what I wanted Chocolate Stout Cupcake from 2014 to smell like. I've made chocolate stout cake before. It's rich and dark, and the beer giving it just that hint of alcohol that tweaks it just enough to turn the sweetness into a musk. Kinda hard to explain, but imagine spilling beer on your skin, and letting it dry. Anywho, I'm happy to report the cardamom doesn't overwhelm things, nor does the whiskey. And I even got many compliments on it when we went out. Super winner!
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    Single Note: Candy Bag Debris

    Starts out more chocolatey with candy corn. Yep, Lemonheads and wax teeth, with a tiny hint of chocolate that disappears pretty quickly. Fun, lemony, with a hint of pillowcase. Husband picks up “gas station soap“, so your mileage may vary.
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    Dragon Doodle

    I forgot what the notes are in this. Initially sniff was super sweet, super ripe peach. Then the strawberry comes out, like fresh strawberries from Eat the Strawberries. I’m sensitive to honey, and I didn’t pick up any. It’s just sweet fruit that leans towards peach.
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    A Deadly Terror That Had Seized Upon All

    I got this based on someone else’s excitement about the orange. It’s very pretty. Orange sandalwood. It’s pretty simplistic, but yet still grownup. Only problem, it lasts about an hour on my skin. I’ll try layering it, and see what happens.
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    fig and myrrh is not a winning combination for me. And that’s the extent of what I pick up. Not nearly as nuanced on my skin.
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    Mrs. Bunce

    I usually love all the tobacco scents, but this too musky for me. Wet, it makes me think of castoreum. Yuck! A sweetness and the sandalwood eventually come out, but not enough for me to get over the musk.
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    Blueberry Sufganiyot

    In the bottle, not quite as pastry-heavy as Raspberry or Black Currant Suf. Fruit is definitely front and center, and a bit adolescent, like candy. I don't think it's as real fruit-like as blueberry cream pie, it's more fun and light-hearted. Pastry note really comes out stronger in blueberry cream pie, too. I'd say, if you want a sweet fruit candy, this fits the bill. It's also great for layering. Surprisingly, I layered it with Ian. LOVE!
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    Frostbitten Sin

    I like Sin normally, but it's always a bit much. I figured having it mixed with Snow White would make it easier to enjoy. I love Frostbitten Snake Oil, so I was hoping for something similar. The above poster is pretty spot-on! It's mostly Snow White, with a tiny bit less snow. I think this particular mashup doesn't work if you already have expectations. I can see a newbie being really digging this, though.
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    Daddy by EFFY

    This didn't have anything I really enjoyed. I love my fairy for getting it, though, and I love the idea behind the inspiration for this scent. I definitely agree about it being a spectrum, though. It wasn't overly masculine or feminine, but for my preferences, I felt like it leaned on the masculine side. For whatever reason, I just don't enjoy fougere or bay rum, I think. I do think it's worth getting a decant of to see what it does with your chemistry, though.
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    Patchouli & Tobacco

    I feel like the patchouli smokes up the tobacco more than I would expect. The tobacco isn't nearly as sweet as Pumpkin Tobacco. I think these 2 notes work pretty seamlessly together, so I can understand the previous poster's thoughts on it being single-note. I think most tobacco lovers would enjoy this because it's not complicated. I do feel like the patchouli edges this over to the masculine side a bit, but I think it's unisex enough for anyone to pull off. When it dries down, the tobacco sweetens up a bit, but the patchouli very much hangs out at the back. This still makes me really happy, though.
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    Elegant Vulvas

    In the bottle, I definitely pick up the lotus blossom. It's pretty, but it unfortunately reminds me too much of my mother-in-law, so off to sales it goes.
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    Looking for a BPAL that Resembles a Favorite Perfume

    Search this topic. It's been discussed previously. The consensus: there's still not an exact dupe in the BPAL catalogue.
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    Scent Boom

    Not too cacophonous. Sweet fruit with a slight floral edge from the tuberose. It's very bright and fun, but not too child-like. It didn't last very long on me, though. Maybe 4 hours.