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    Wet and in the imp: it smelled really green and floral to me, which is why I avoided it. Drydown: i began to smell the syrupy quality someone mentioned, but then it kept morphing. It's like it cycled through all the different scents, some overlapping with others. Nothing really standing out over the others. The vetiver is making this smell a bit darker and dirtier than I would have liked. Everything smells great together, but there's one note that makes a hard right-turn for me, and I'm pretty sure it's the vetiver. Could be the pine, but i doubt it. Dry: The vetiver eventually calms down, but I'm impatient. It does end up smelling sweet and headshop-y. And yeah, Dr. Pepper actually feels kinda close, except without the bubbles. It still doesn't do much for me, though.
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    Revenant Rhythm Hair Gloss

    I feel like this differs slightly from the perfume. I feel like there's a bit of cedar or something, since I get the slightest hint of pencil shavings. Overall, it's got a strong throw, and it's a lovely patchouli sweetened by vanilla. What a winner!
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    Revenant Rhythm

    This is so good! It's the got sweet patchouli that I was wanting, similar to Lush's Lord of Misrule. It's strong, and hangs around all day. LOVE!
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    Sweet, honeyed peach. The rose is in the background, and feels very minimal during drydown. It seems like the oud gives this a bit of woodiness. There's a slight powerderiness with my chemistry, which I'm sure is the amber. For someone who is wanting something super fruit-forward, I'd suggest testing it first. It is evocative of peach, but with all the other notes, I can see this disappointing some people. Overall, I'm sure the majority of people will love it, though. I did try it layered over Daddy, but I don't have phenomenal feedback to report.
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    Peach I

    I was hoping for something similar to Peach V, but this is not it. However, it's a lovely peach that lasts all day. With the musk, it's more adult than a super sweet peach that would feel adolescent. And luckily, the honey doesn't amp or overpower anything.
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    The Lights of Men's Lives

    I don't really get beeswax, dust, or smoke. It actually reminds me a lot of the creaminess from Atsui-mono. I guess the honeyed vanilla is a powerful note that I bring out in both.
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    Spirit Fingers

    Sweet clove candy. It goes away from overpowering candy, to a musky, pepper with clove. I'm pretty sure that's what pepper ends up doing on me. I can see warm, woody spices being a good descriptor for this.
  8. The external world could take care of itself. In the meantime it was folly to grieve, or to think. Ginger-squeezed champagne with crushed diamonds, orange blossoms, and peach blossoms. The orange and peach blossoms were calling me. I should have known better when it comes to champagne. It ends up smelling like a fancy cleaning solution on me. I get a hint of ginger, but the champagne really amps on me. I can smell the peach and orange blossom hanging out in the background, but I really have to take a deep whiff. This is such a clean scent, I think it would make a great atmo spray. Coming back to this a bit later: the balance between the champagne and blossoms feels a lot more balanced. And it seems like it sweetened up a bit. Still not for me, though.
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    Execute Confession Module

    I would have expected stronger pepper given the previous review, but it ends up smelling more like sunscreen to me. It's actually kinda nice. I wouldn't attribute pepper or clove to it, it seems to come across as a pleasant musk.
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    This goes on strong. Minty toothpaste and slushy snow. Reminds me of Mentos! I don't think I ever pick up the green apple. After this has had a while to settle on my skin, it definitely morphs. The mint moves to the background, and there's this woodiness that comes out. It's not overpowering, and kinda smells like pencil shavings and candy. This is actually kinda wearable at this point. I'd say this is good for someone looking for a snowy, Christmassy mint, without a lot of the other fluff.
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    Adventure with Bandits in a Kago

    I originally fell in love with this because of the peach. But my skin chemistry brings out the floral note. Husband thought it smelled like jasmine. So, off to swaps this goes.
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    Beachy, Tropical Scents

    Tiki Princess Pele Blood Pearl Harigata II
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    Strawberry Moon 2019

    I feel like this is really close to the 2017 release, but with a bit more staying power. It doesn't last on me all day, though, maybe 6 hours. And it's a bit more adult, less on the candyish side.
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    Mischievous Cat Hair Gloss

    I am not one for ambers, they go kinda perfumey on me. I grabbed this because of all the fruit, and it doesn’t disappoint. However, because of the ambers, cardamom, patch, it has a sort of creamy, musky quality. And there’s a depth that gives this a grownup edge, and doesn’t smell like a fruity scent for kids. This is light and dreamy. It doesn’t last long in my hair. I’m left with a slightly tangy peach-ish amber that is comforting to catch whiffs of. I definitely recommend this if you’re wanting something peachy that is evocative of Lupercalia and the Shungas.
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    For the life of me, I cannot identify any of these individual scents. I'm at a loss for how to categorize this in my brain. An incensey floral is what comes to mind, but that doesn't seem accurate. It does remind me of Sunday morning, and getting ready for church with my grandmother. I guess the only thing similar between this and Chantilly Lace is oakmoss, so hmmmm..... I would categorize this as a fresh, feminine, incensey floral, but only because my brain doesn't know what to do with juniper, myrrh, and patchouli together.
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    This totally reminds me of a sunscreen lotion. There's a vague white floral and clean smell. It fades fairly quickly. I think my chemistry doesn't know what to do with this. It's pretty, but I can see it smelling a lot better on someone else.
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    Beast Biscuit

    I decided to give this a shot since most people said the blackberry was the star. It goes on smelling very bready, with a sweet berry note hanging around it. I don't think I would immediately pick out gingerbread or blackberry frosting if I didn't know the notes. It does have the comforting smell of a coffeeshop baked good with some fruity frosting on it. But I guess I do the same thing with gingerbread, and turn it into incense. Silly chemistry. I'll try this in a locket next.
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    Couple Enjoying a Summer Breeze

    I ended up turning this into an atmo spray, and I love it. Lunasariel nails what it ends up doing as a spray. I think it works well in this medium since the sage is sharp.
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    Trevor Bruttenholm

    Tried this on the husband. Wet: cologne and bay rum. Hubs says he gets a pickle note, same as from Hellboy. I didn't pick up any incense. Dry: it's still mostly cologne, but I can get the paper. Overall, not something for him, but Kroenen ended working on him.
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    So weird! I tried this on my husband and myself. Husband immediately described it was "sweet pickles". I told him to give it a few minutes. On me, I could tell the aftershave was competing with the candy wrappers. This one did take a while to settle. On me, it just smells like generic aftershave. My dad wore Old Spice forever, so I don't think it's that. Nor is it English Leather. It's another popular one, and the baby powder smell is accurate. On the husband, he gets more of a baby powder cologne. So, neither of us get the hints of candy, chocolate, or cats. Too bad.
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    I smell like BBQ! Reading all the reviews, I was expecting a smokey vanilla. I guess I amp whatever the floral vanilla is, and it just goes sweet. I ended up smelling like honey BBQ sauce! It mellows slightly into a smokey leather, but still getting an overall BBQ vibe. I hope someone else can love this since it doesn't work on me.
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    The Osiris Club Atmosphere Spray

    This is a dude's atmo spray. There's a tiny bit of overlap with Hellbeard since they both have bourbon and gunpowder, but the men's cologne is what stands out. The pipe tobacco is slightly there, but doesn't stick around long. The description is pretty apt about the sort of atmosphere it creates.
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    Abe Sapien

    I'm so glad I finally got to try this. I tried it on both myself and husband. I think I amped the juniper a bit more, so this smells like aquatic laundry on me. It's nice and wearable, very unisex. On the husband, it smells saltier, and more on the soapy side of being aquatic. In both cases, it's not overpowering or too heady. Actually, kinda sexy for an aquatic. Definitely worth trying.
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    Hellbeard Beard Oil

    I was worried this would smell really heavy, resiny, and dark. For tobacco lovers, it falls right in line, with a masculine edge that's the right amount of dark. Husband describes it as sexy musk and tobacco. The musk is on the softer side, almost sweet. Gunpowder is hardly recognizable. This is great for guys that want to smell masculine without all the gross cologne smells usually associated with typical men's cologne. In his words, "This went on smelling like a dangerous dude, but has dried down to nice dude." As for application, he put a couple drops in his hands, and rubbed them around. For 30 mins, if I ran my hands through his beard, I could feel a tiny bit of oil, but it was hardly noticeable. Typical residue if you left a leave-on conditioner in. Overall, I think this is a hit! He's a big fan, and I can see us getting another bottle, and being willing to try some of the others.
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    The Standing Stone at Pendle Hill Atmosphere Spray

    Herbal, but more on the mint side. Salt air and a bit of wood. I don't pick up any incense or fire, which I'm happy about. This smells a lot more fresh and clean than the description lets you imagine. It reminds me of camping in a wood cabin in the summer, with some lightly salty and herbal spray available afterwards. The description is more grave than the actual spray. It's nice, we're happy to have it. It's definitely not feminine, either, definitely leans more unisex. If some dudes wanted something fresh for their place, this is a great alternative.