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About theseagrows

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    Le Coucher de la Mariée
  • Favorite Scents
    i love floral orientals, vanilla/creamy florals, incensey 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

    Vanilla Bean, Tuberose, & Jasmine

    i smell a slightly toasty vanilla, and a mix of tuberose and jasmine. all the notes are balanced pretty evenly. it's a soft white floral scent and i like it but it's not a love. the vanilla is a bit too foody for me.
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    Rose-Boughs and Rose-Roots Hair Gloss

    i'm trying this on my skin, not my hair. it's definitely more of a white rose on me, which has a tendency to go a bit sour on me at times. the greenery and roots are very earthy and almost bitter. after about half an hour the bitterness dies down thankfully, and it's a pure white rose on me now. i don't get a sweeter, voluptuous red rose at all. i get a more green and dry white rose definitely. not bad, but i prefer a darker and richer rose personally.
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    In Time of Plague

    i received a frimp of this, yay! it smells like tobacco and roses along with the velvet opoponax...definitely velvet, because there is this luxurious note along with the thick chewy tobacco and dark roses balancing out those more intense notes. the rose softens after about 15-20 minutes and gets a bit powdery, which i personally enjoy. the tobacco adds quite a gorgeous element to the powdery rose. after 45 minutes+ it's a clear dewy rose single note on me. i like it but i miss the first stage a lot. it's pretty though.
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    Perpetuum Bonum

    i've had a decant of this for a long time...not sure i ever tried it. i think i did once long ago and had a good experience but never bothered to write a review and don't remember clearly what happened but, i have a feeling.... anyway, i anointed an orange candle tonight while visualizing and we'll see what happens. it does smell like cherry as others have said, with maybe a hint of herbs. i had some on my hands to anoint the candle but it's kind of a slightly waxy cherry scent as far as i can still tell. i find it cheerful and uplifting for sure, but wouldn't want to wear it in a perfum-y way by any means.
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    Fig and White Sandalwood Hair Gloss

    i received a frimp of this from a lovely swapper. it's a pretty sweet fig on me, has hints of that 'plastic doll' smell as some of bpal's fruit notes do on me. there is something a bit earthy but doesn't necessarily obviously read as sandalwood to me. later on i get a hint of spice-kind of reminds me of the holidays.
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    The Poinsettia Gown

    i enjoy the creamy/vanilla/sugary florals so knew i had to try this. it starts off with primarily cream and rose...the cream has a sort of burnt sugar thing going on. after a few minutes i get a little bit of jasmine too. after about 15 minutes the burnt sugar note wears off and it's mostly rose, cream and a little bit of amber. it ends up primarily a rose cream after the drydown with a little hint of amber. i know i've tried several other bpals in the same vein and i think i'll stick with the ones that are slightly less foody. that burnt sugar thing doesn't really work for me...
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    V'al Hanissim

    i love these warm beeswax scents when they work on me, and this one seems to do just fine. i love both notes and they are showcased nicely here, though i'd say the beeswax is the stronger of the two in the beginning. i get a floral honey note and later on, after maybe an hour the amber is much more prominent and mingles so nicely with the beeswax. i may need a bottle of this.
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    Frau bei der Selbstbefriedigung Bath Oil

    this is mostly sandalwood and vanilla cream with hints of tea rose that seem to flit in and out. it’s not an understatement to say that i love this and i wish i had more.
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    Fallen Woman Hair Gloss

    right off i smell mostly honey with camellia. it's a very pretty scent that i think would be great for spring and summer (i'm currently testing in winter.) it remains mostly camellia on me with honey in the back and just little hints of tobacco.
  10. this starts with oakmoss and tobacco-the base notes seem to be strongest at first, oddly enough. after a minute or two i get some champaca blossom i believe. later on i get magnolia and some vanilla orchid and maybe a tiny hint of gardenia, but i was expecting the gardenia to be much stronger. it's primarily magnolia-tobacco on me at this stage and smells like a classic scent from a time past. not as tropical as i originally imagined it would be.
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    starting off i smell rose and a slightly nutty vanilla. after about 5 minutes, the nuttiness is gone and the rose is getting stronger along with the frankincense which adds a warmth in the background. at first i wasn't so sure about this because the rose was a bit strong and somewhat sour, but after the frankincense balances it out, it's just gorgeous!
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    Galerie des Glaces

    i definitely smell the 'mirrors' as the strongest note starting out- it's an ozone note with hints of the warmth of the 'bronze' in the background. it smells very fresh and it makes me sneeze a little. it does bring to mind house of mirrors, and though i haven't tried that scent in ages, this one seems colder and more ozone-y if memory serves. there's something here that's soapy and floral. i think it's peony. the warmth in the background is a nice note but i'm not sure what it is. so overall it's an ozone-y soapy floral...not really working for me but still glad to try it as the description was so intriguing.
  13. theseagrows

    A Measurement of the Soul

    right off i smell mostly ti leaf and cedarwood. a light woody tea scent with an herbal edge from the white sage. after about 5 minutes the scent changes dramatically and it's primarily fig and woods with a bit of spice. the fig in this turns a bit plasticky on me. it's a sweeter rather than a greener fig.
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    Who In the World Am I?

    lavender is definitely the strongest note starting out. i also get some bergamot, woods and the spiced oriental blossoms. it's very pretty! after about 15 minutes it's mostly spiced blossoms and cotton blossom. it smells a bit dryer sheety now, and i am not liking it as much as the first few minutes. still pretty, just not for me.
  15. theseagrows

    Like a Girl

    i smell the bourbon vanilla, and frankincense first, then the skin musk blooms. this is pretty but it's so subtle. a warm skin musk scent for sure. i find it simple, subtle and close to the skin. pretty, but just not enough complexity or sillage for me personally...