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About torikitty

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  • Birthday 06/25/1979


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    Austin, TX
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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

    Belle Vinu

    I'm glad I finally got to try this! The rosewood is definitely apparent, with something powdery hanging out around the edges. I would guess the osmanthus. The sandalwood and peach are in the background, but I wouldn't be able to pick them out if I didn't know they were there. It's not quite as nuanced on me as some other people found it to be, and I'm ok with that. It's nice to finally have a somewhat straightforward rosewood scent.
  2. torikitty

    The Perfect Lavender

    I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestion or combo suggestions for recreating Aegir. Lucchesa describes it as a "languid lavender", and maybe the lavender lovers know of something similar?
  3. torikitty

    Figs and Fig Scents - alone and in combos

    Atsui-Mono is a must-try for fig lovers. This is such a creamy blend. Just gorgeous.
  4. torikitty

    Black Cherry Amaretto Christmas Puddin' Hair Gloss

    Sweet Christmas pudding with black cherries soaked in vanilla-drizzled amaretto. This is so nice! Not really boozy, like I was expecting. I'd say Christmas pudding with black cherries is accurate though. It's not too sweet or in your face. It's just a nice, light cherry/vanilla kinda smell. It feels more like the smell leans on the atmospheric side of things, rather than foodie. But I love foodie, so maybe I'm not the best person to identify that.
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    En Garde

    This started out sweet, caramely cookies/candy. I can see the distinction in the masculine drydown, though. I think Zankoku_zen nailed it, a foodie pirate blend is accurate!
  6. torikitty

    Goblin Stampede

    Wet: on me, I get the coffee, but I feel like it's more diner coffee than any type of espresso. Then a cleaner fluid of some sort starts to emerge. I know I'm making this sound horrible so far, but it's not that bad. I think it's the cardamom and cheap coffee pairing up to smell like lemony cleaner. That, or my nose is on the fritz again. Dry: the cardamom comes more to the stage. The coffee seems to have disappeared. It's like a cardamom-heavy pumpkin chai. Not quite what I was expecting, but nice nonetheless.
  7. torikitty

    Coffee notes?

    Goblin Stampede is another suggestion, which I think is still available for the Trading Post on Etsy right now. You have to like cardamom, though.
  8. torikitty

    The Pancake Bell

    It's fun, but I really just smell generic maple syrup. I'm not getting anything as nuanced as previous posters. I'll try again later.
  9. torikitty

    The Fiery Clinch of Ecstasy Hair Gloss

    I'll be honest, I ordered this just for the artwork! And I saw that it had notes that would work for me. This was surprisingly really enjoyable. It's just light and sweet enough to enjoy any time of the year, and strong enough to stick around for hours. I think the musk and patchouli are really the one notes that standout the most to me. The pepper keeps it from being overly sweet. I think this would make a great perfume, as well.
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    Excellent Pancakes

    Spicy, appley, and buttery. Like a really happy apple candle. I feel horrible categorizing it that simply, but being the apple lover I am, I feel like I have something similar in my collection. I don't think I would expect pancakes out of this, but if you think about it hard enough, you could imagine them.
  11. torikitty

    Year of the Ox

    Wow, I really amped the tobacco on this, and I wasn't expecting to. It starts out warm, sweet tobacco with peppercorn around the edges. It's not harsh, it's sweeter than I would guess from these notes. I initially was going to skip it because cognac usually smells gross on me, but this seems to work. I don't know if it's the musk or the wood that's helping the cognac to work on me. This actually reminds me a lot of Fortuna Annonaria. I think the musk is making this a bit cosier than Annonaria, but it's still that sweet, chewy tobacco that I super enjoy. If you missed Annonaria, give this a try.
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    Alleviate the Frenzy

    Classy perfume is a good way to categorize this. When I put it on, I didn't remember any of the notes. It was sweet, and fruity, with the amber bringing a certain perfumey quality to it. On me, it dried down to a generic sweet perfume. No notes really standout, and i have to get really close to my skin to smell it.
  13. torikitty

    Bright Red Dildo

    This is from the 2019 version. Wet: I definitely get the scent memory of heading to the beach, which is odd given the notes. I guess that's what red leather does on me? That kinda musky, coconutty sunscreen vibe. dry: I was super hesitant given that honey amps on me. I'm pleasantly surprised that the leather doesn't let it take over. I do enjoy the smell of this wet vs. dry, though. It's a close-to-the-skin scent when it dries. It also becomes less diverse. I get mostly dry honey and sun-warmed leather that's dried out.
  14. torikitty

    Snakes in the Last Snows of Winter

    Slushy, soapy snow drowns anything else in it. If there is a hint of Snake Oil, I don't pick it up. In fact, I'm a bit surprised by how much the snow note seems to amp on my skin.
  15. torikitty

    Snakes in the Lemon Tree

    For me, the vetiver is far in the background. This smells like Lemon Sugar Cookies to me. Sweet and yummy!