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About theseagrows

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    i love floral orientals, leathery florals, vanilla/creamy florals, incense blends, amber/musky blends, cuddly woody-vanillas, etc. i tend to steer clear of "fresh"/aquatics, foody scents and fruity scents. favorite bpals include: gypsy queen, snake charmer, dia, dorian, deathrock, neutral, imaginer, venustas, lucy kissed, eve (OLLA), a phantasmagoria: scene - conjuring up an armed skeleton, spider witch, this wan white humming hive, snake skin, the great brocade addressee.

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    beauty/decay, misfits, decadence, black comedy, surrealism, dark goddesses, cats, occult, astrology, tarot, cemetery jaunts, post-punk/old goth/new wave/old industrial music.
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  1. theseagrows

    Howling in Vain

    this starts with fur, amber and rice. a little while later i get more champaca and amber and the rice is adding a sharp nutty note in the background. also something is turning a little like cat pee on me unfortunately. i often cannot do super foody notes so i am guessing it's something in the basmati rice accord. after awhile that finally wears off and i am left with mostly fur and amber.
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    Gloom Meeting

    i get a lot of oakmoss with some sandalwood backing it up. it's very fresh smelling, and because of the oakmoss, this has a vintage feel to it. after awhile it gets fairly soapy, and i get maybe a tiny hint of vetiver, but this is primarily oakmoss.
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    It Was Just a Cat

    at first i get amber fur, opoponax and something mildly spicy here. in all honesty it's reminding me of a cinnamon roll to an extent. not to say it's sweet and foody but that's what it brings to mind. later on i think i get more of the myrrh and fur. the scent is definitely very evocative of the name! i had high hopes for this one but it's just ok on me, and after the drydown i get a slight rubbery/plastic thing happening. not sure where that's coming from as generally these notes work fine on me.
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    Ghost Milk

    i am wary of sweet foody notes as well as goat's milk (sometimes bpal's turns to urine on me ) yet figured hey, why not try this scent? i guess the possibility of a lovely vanilla cashmere honey drew me in. so, it starts off with something foody- kind of nutty. i think it's honey dust oddly enough because this happened in another scent with that note. behind that i get mostly vanilla cashmere which is really pretty. after 5-10 minutes i get some marshmallow, but luckily not too sweet, and that nutty note fades off. also the goat's milk amps up but is behaving nicely and adds a creamy element. dries down to a creamy honey/vanilla cashmere with a hint of white chocolate. i really like this one and am contemplating a bottle. this seems like a cozy sleep scent to me.
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    To a Wreath of Snow

    i get mostly tobacco flower, ambergris and lavender and do not sense any oud, though bpal's white oud is one i can wear, thankfully. i do love hag grey and there are definitely similarities here. in a nutshell, this smells like hag grey with lavender to me. while i like lavender, it's not an absolute favorite note and now i am wondering about the other notes combined with other florals and how that would be, hmm. anyway i digress...this is really pretty and i may have to get a bottle because this ambergris + tobacco combo is just lovely.
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    Endless Corridors

    this one starts off with beeswax and something almost light and clean smelling but not aquatic. that quickly dissipates and i get the vetiver which sort of oily smelling, then smokier, then that sort of lighter feeling comes back...but i think it's just the vetiver going through stages maybe (?) it is definitely reminiscent of a candle being snuffed out and the dying smoke in the air. i like it, it's evocative, but not really wearable for me. may be a better room scent for me...
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    Lavender and White Chocolate Madeleines Winter

    this starts off with a strong butter cookie sort of thing with lavender, then the white chocolate comes through more. i'm not big into foody scents but this one sounded lovely and i am starting to get more into white chocolate scents. i like the lavender and chocolate but the cookie part is just way too buttery for me, and i seem to amp that note the strongest. oh well...i'm sure it's beautiful on the right person.
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    Cushing Manor Atmosphere Spray

    i mostly get boozy woods with a hint of carnation. i just love these sort of scents in winter. it brings to mind an old study with a roaring fire while it's cold outside. warming and cozy. really like this one and i'll definitely keep my decant.
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    this is sharp and medicinal like others have said, almost like a really strong scented cleaner with a hint of florals in the back. or pine sol, that's kind of what it's like, but maybe slightly less intense. so it smells fresh and traditionally masculine. i don't seem to get any leather here at all. maybe a tiny smidgen in the dry down, which is a lot less sharp. thankfully. glad i tried this one but it's not really me.
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    Chorion Hair Gloss

    at first i get something citrussy, and i'm not sure what that is. then i get white musk and a rubbery note. i am almost wondering if my decant was mislabeled. it basically remains that way, with no florals or vanilla to speak of. i am so confused here...should probably track down some more because something here is amiss. even in the spray vial it smells like an intense lemony/citrus note. 
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    Narrow Opening

    i've wanted to try this for a looong time and finally got a decant of it. at first i get mostly rum, champaca and a white floral note. there is also a hint of nuttiness in here, from what, i don't know. the nuttiness and white floral aspects die off and i think i am getting a lot of ambrette and then the frankincense really amps up and turns to pencil shavings on me, as the lab's frankincense note often does. then it dominates and all i get is pencil shavings with a hint of champaca. it dries down to vanilla, champaca and is still dominated by frankincense. the frankincense finally lets up when the perfume is almost faded away and this point it's a pretty smoky vanilla-champaca. unfortunately overall, my skin chemistry is not playing nice with this one.
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    No One Heard Her Except the Sparrows Atmosphere Spray

    for the most part i avoid foody scents but i enjoy bpal's white chocolate note a lot. i knew it'd be really good with these notes and it doesn't disappoint! i really love the combo of all the notes, the chocolate is stronger at first with the other notes backing it up, and those notes are just a soft creamy melange supporting the chocolate. i find this one really comforting yet sophisticated. definitely in the same zone as the first love fades too, which is one of my favorite atmos ever. so glad i got a bottle recently on etsy 
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    Velut Luna Statu Variabilis

    damn, this is even more beautiful than expected. i love all these notes and to see them together is just perfection. this is primarily a creamy vanilla ylang ylang with hints of carnation and benzoin. this will be especially gorgeous in spring and summer. 🌸 if you love creamy white florals, this won't disappoint.
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    The Witch/Strega

    in the beginning i get a lot of balsam and oudh which kind of reminds me of bpal's black musk a bit. after a minute i get a bit of smoke, then later some amber, warming things up. it's mostly a smoky balsam on me. i get the cinnabar and maybe some woods later, with a little hint of beeswax. the rose finally comes through after it's been on the skin several hours. it's quite pretty. but for me, it's a resiny balsam for most of the time.
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    The Storyteller's Parlor Atmosphere Spray

    i love this one in winter. i get a lot of pipesmoke and firewood with hints of leather and brandy. such an ambience to this one! love it.