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About torikitty

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    obsessive precious hoarder
  • Birthday 06/25/1979


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    Lewisville, Tx
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    United States

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    Strawberry Moon
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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

    Chewing Little Bits of String

    Given all of the reviews, I thought I was going to love this. Unfortunately, it smells like creamy white flower to me. The marshmallow isn't strong, and I think I'm amping the cotton, with the honey right behind it. I wish I was getting marshmallow tea. I don't get a hint of lettuce. This would smell amazing on the right person, but that is not me.
  2. torikitty

    Pink Mood

    14 years later....I wonder where this decant started. I can see how the star anise would have started out much stronger back in the day. Now it's just a base for the peony and floral notes. I'm not getting a lot of vanilla. Overall, it's very subtle. I can agree with the rest of the replies about it being a creamy vanilla floral with a slight bit of anise.
  3. torikitty

    A Girl Knitting

    I agree with the first few reviews. It leans on a floral-sweet note initially. It's simple and delicate, yet very well balanced. As it warms up, I agree with Little Bird above. Not a keeper for me, but I know those folks excited about wool notes will love this.
  4. torikitty

    FORMULA FFSK7: Strawberries and Motor Oil

    I agree with donkehpoo, this reminds me a lot of Strawberry Moons. I didn't smell rose until I read the description. Everything else is so light, it just balances the strawberry so it's not too candyish. The strawberry collector in me wants to keep this, but my nose doesn't feel this is unique enough. I'll test this out a few more times.
  5. torikitty

    Unsubtle Euphemism

    I don't get any of the notes in here, aside from bread. It's definitely very comforting, and reminds me of the bready Lilith from a few years ago: Loaf. I was expecting more sweet bread, but it came across more like the herby bread from Loaf, with a hint of sweet in the background. I am amping the bready note, and none of the anise, almond, or cardamom. It's still nice if you enjoy this kinda thing, but not the desserty bread I was hoping for.
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    Lola Lee Loo

    I bought 3 bottles because I liked this so much, and I can't believe I didn't review it yet. I agree with all of the other review. Creamy without being foodie. The fig doesn't stand out much to me. The clove/patch elevates it to round out the creaminess. It's got a low throw, so I feel like I have to slather it on. It doesn't tend to stick around for very long, so it's a good base for applying something else in the afternoon.
  7. torikitty

    Snake Oil Lemonade

    Same experience as @zankoku_zen, I was surprised the lemon burned off after 2 hours. Still nice, I'm glad to have a bottle.
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    Penetrated Shadows

    I didn't even notice the cacao layer at the bottom of the bottle until @MamaMoth mentioned it. So, this review is without shaking it up. In the bottle, it's mostly chocolate and patch. During the wet phase, it's patch and cocoa. The patch quickly overpowers the cocoa. Then the tobacco slows comes forward. Then, there's an even match of patch, tobacco, and mandarin. The mandarin takes it too a "perfumey" level that I'm not enjoying, but it does make the group brighter. The drydown phase doesn't last long. There might be a slight green note in the background, but this ends up smelling soo similar to other tobacco/patch blends I have, that I don't need this.
  9. The tuberose is exactly what I remember from Hawaii. Sweet and clean. I don't smell the tobacco flower (nicotiana) until after it warms up on the skin. I have no idea what red clover smells like, so I imagine it would be something kinda herbacious to ground everything together. I don't smell anything. Overall, this starts as an earthy tuberose, but ends up shining as a single note once the nicotiana burns off. It's starts out strong, but I didn't smell anything after 4 hours. I just tested it on my neck. I'm wondering if aging will affect this. If you're wanting tobacco, steer clear. If you're ok with a deeper (possibly earthier version) of tuberose, this might be for you.
  10. torikitty

    Teahouse on Nakanocho in Yoshiwara Hair Gloss

    I completely agree with @doomsday_disco. Was expecting and experienced the same thing. The green tea might be too "perfumey" for me, but will smell really pretty on the right person.
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    Teapot Full of Angst

    Same experience as Teamama. I was hoping since Oud was last in the list, it wouldn't show up in a loud way. Unfortunately, it's directly competing with this lovely tea, along with the vetiver, patch, and tobacco screaming around the edges. I don't get almond at all. I would love to chalk it up to my covid nose. I'll let this hang out for a bit, and see if I can stand it next year.
  12. torikitty

    New Year’s Kitty Tea Party

    Love this! I can't pick out a particular scent, but it blends together really well. Of course, my post-Covid nose is messed up. I think the above poster got it right, with a tinge of the tea in the background.
  13. torikitty

    Thirteen (13): May 2022

    I couldn't give up the chance to try this out, and I'm so glad I jumped on it! I thought being super sugary, it would come off as adolescent perfume; but it turns out to be really pretty! I don't think I can pick out any one sugar that stands out the most. I can pick up the rose sugar, pink spun sugar, and the molasses. Luckily, so far, the honey isn't overpowering, which is good for those who avoid honey. The smoked cacao slowly creeps out. This is the note I'm most afraid of since I don't want to smell smokey. Honey and cacao start coming forward, which is competing with the date paste and benzoin. I can't wait to see where this goes. ETA: It begins to remind me of Ivory Vulva without the marshmallow.
  14. torikitty

    White Chocolate, Strawberry Pulp, and Calvados

    I, too, love the white chocolate and strawberry blends. There's just something about the clean, yet sweetness of the white chocolate that pairs so well with strawberry. I had forgotten what calvados is, but looking it up, it's apple brandy. I wouldn't have guessed it from smelling this. Luckily for me, the brandy doesn't get disgusting on my skin. I think the alcohol ends up coming across as a hint of effervescence, but definitely not boozy. Nor appley. Creamy and smooth is good description for this. It's very springtime for me. I would love to try this as a cocktail.
  15. torikitty

    Pumpkin Scented Sticky Bat

    I hadn't used Lemon-Scented Sticky Bat in a few years, so I forgot how good it is. This is so good! This is very, very similar to the original. In fact, I would have to put them side-by-side to find any differences. If anything, it's slightly less tart lemon. I highly recommend this for anyone who missed out on the original.