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    Pumpkin Spice Blood Kiss

    Yes, mulled wine! I mostly get cherries and wine. Maybe a hint of clove, but not much pumpkin spice. And considering I tried Blood Squib Snake Oil on the other arm, which is super cherry, this feels like a dusty, “antique” cherry. I guess I associate wine with “antique”? I’d recommend this for wine lovers, maybe clove lovers, but not pumpkin spice lovers. Sweet and fruity lovers could be hit or miss.
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    Thirteen (13): April 2018

    This smells great in the bottle. Like wine, maybe some chocolate. I agree that there's some similar notes from Tzenzon Tchotochin, spicy and herbal like that. And something that smells a bit like the leather in Perversion. Unfortunately, there's something in here that goes to oud on me, not sure which note. Not super cat pee, but something that sticks around and overpowers the wine notes.
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    Frosted Apple Gingerbread Atmosphere Spray

    I LOVE this! I wish I could find more. It's such a comforting holiday scent that is evocative of baking, and I can vaguely pick up on the apricot. But none of the spices feel overwhelming or artificial, which makes it even better.
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    The Kangaroo

    I think I was expecting something different. This totally reminds me of brown sugar and cinnamon instant oatmeal.
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    Waltzing Matilda

    I had a similar experience as soupy twist. It's like a green fig, and possibly grass. Or something earthy that is starting to decompose. I can see "dead leaves" fans, who don't want a foodie experience, really digging this.
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    Popcorn Ball Snake Oil

    Yes! Someone else already mentioned it, glad I wasn't the only one that noticed it, too. I wanted to come here specifically to mention it's super similarity to Snake Can! If you didn't get a chance to snag that, this comes in close second. Not that there's a 1:1 similarity between popcorn and salted nuts, but I think there's something between how they interact with Snake Oil that is similar. Salty and sweet? If you're a Snake Oil lover, or a Mouse Circus lover, this is wonderful!
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    Butterscotch Latte

    I agree, coffee is an afterthought. This is mostly butterscotch. It's great, and the sillage is nice. It hangs out for a while.
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    Wet: definitely cake. pumpkin spice wiggles it's way forward slowly. drydown: dry and spicy cake wet: the vanilla goes plasticy, sadly. It's a nice pumpkin cake/bread in the background, though.
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    Goblin of Yuletide Present Atmosphere Spray

    Can’t believe I forgot to review this! Still enjoying it immensely! It’s a bit lighter when first sprayed, but once it dissipates, a lovely cinnamon orange clove fill the room. So lovely and festive!
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    Sweet Potato Musk

    Trying out the 2019 version. In the bottle, it smells like the yumminess from Sweet Potato Souffle that one might encounter over the holidays. Not quite pumpkin, but the same buttery, spicy, food thing. ♨️ And my skin is warming up slightly from the cinnamon, so people with sensitivities do need to be careful. The red musk becomes more apparent as it dries down. I can pick out the oat thing that people mentioned previously. It's a really pretty blend that I think most foodies will adore.
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    Coffee Bean, Cardamom, & Vanilla Pod

    Sweet cardamom, light coffee, hint of vanilla to round things out. It's surprisingly not overpowering, and the cardamom stays as cardamom with my chemistry. Oddly enough, this ends up smelling a bit perfumey from far away. I guess designer perfumes use cardamom? It's pretty, and I can see this being a gateway perfume for getting people into BPAL.
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    In Necessarias Unitas

    The oud and vetiver immediately stand out to me. It does warm up with the honey, but it still stands out as cologney to me, too.
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    2019 version. cinnamon, spices, citrus. kinda smells candley. I can see spicy punch. I was expecting more wine, but this doesn't quite deliver. Still smells great, it would make an awesome atmo!
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    Gingerbread, Tobacco, & Tonka

    delicious, chewy tobacco hiding amongst the sweet, cakey gingerbread cookies. Tobacco starts out strong, gingerbread eventually catches up. I've never been able to pick out tonka, but the tobacco probably overpowers it anyway. So good!
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    The Knave of Hearts

    Huh! I haven't reviewed this yet. I think this is hard one to nail down, and reading reviews kinda skews my perception of it. This might be the only rose scent from the lab that I can stand, and I can tell I'm still amping it. So, yes, rose, but like rose perfume sprayed on linen. This reminds me of my grandmother's house. The currant tart definitely turns this on it's head, though. I don't get sweet bread, I don't get juicy berries. It's like someone took a red currant linzer cookie, and mashed it into a linen napkin that had been sprayed heavily with rose perfume. And I'm sure my chemistry is heavily affecting my perception of it. Turns out, this is GREAT mixed with The King of Hearts, and turned into an atmo spray. The berryness and pastry really comes out then, and feels more like raspberries, with the rose and rosewood from King, just supporting it.
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    Frostbitten Knave of Hearts

    Starts out with slushy snow, which is somewhat disappointing. I was hoping it would be like previous years' "Frostbitten" where it smelled more like Snow White. You can smell *something* in the background, but it's not nearly as obvious as the regular Knave of Hearts. I think the tart aspect is slowly coming through. The snow note really overpowers anything recognizable from Knave of Hearts. So, if you were expecting something similar, this doesn't deliver. If Knave of Hearts is too powerful in the rose department, this really knocks that down, and makes it more approachable. Overall, though, there's not much that stands out from the blend.
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    The Poinsettia Gown

    I got this for my sister, so I took a sniff. It's pretty, but I can smell the jasmine and rose, which I know is HeadacheTown for me. I wouldn't be surprised if this is the sleeper hit of the season.
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    Native Gold

    Minerally rootbeer!
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    Apples?? Finding the right apple scent

    Oh yeah, Soupy is right! I'm a huge apple fan, I can do decants of just about anything. Based on what's currently in stock, I'd like to add: Caramel Apple Snake Oil Samhain (obviously it's mixed up with lots of other notes) Agreenex (it's weird and appley, I have it in my shop) Snow Moon (not super appley, I have it in my shop) Take a Knee (in shop)
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    Whiskey & Apple

    I wanted to try this since I was such a big fan of the Bourbon-Soaked Apples hairgloss. If the hairgloss is the feminine version, then the Whiskey & Apple is the masculine version. Apples in the HG are sweeter, but these apples are tarter, more green, with the whiskey leaning on some leather. This isn't boozy like how you'd expect, though. Mad Sweeney is clearly boozy, and this feels more like green apple and saddle leather?
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    Snake's Tongue

    In the bottle, this is overly sweet Snake Oil, with something a bit fermented. It starts to dry down, with the odd fermentation smell starting to chill. A bit of the sweet caramel becomes more recognizable. I think it's the oakwood, it's not playing nice with my skin. It just never gets beyond overly sweet SO.
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    Witch Dance

    Wet: goes on like wine, but quickly ends up smelling like grape soda with a bit of smokey background. It actually smells great, but it's not great for me. The smokiness ends up giving me a headache. It's pretty, but not for me.
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    Beaver Moon 2019

    Soft, sweet coffee. Kinda like a nice latte. I'm not getting much cheesecake or throw.
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    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.