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About theseagrows

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    eldritch dark
  • Favorite Scents
    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

    The Magician’s Wand

    so glad i finally found some of this it starts off with sweet woods and resins. it's a sweet polished wood with something a bit golden and creamy, almost like honey or beeswax. later on i get something almost fruity too. this is sweeter than i was anticipating to be honest. it's a very comforting scent, i think it'd be great in fall/winter.
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    Mrs. Valentine

    i smell mostly red musk and vanilla i think. for just a 'drop' of red musk, it is quite strong-the strongest note in fact. after a few minutes i get a hint of the oudh i believe. overwhelmingly tho, this is vanilla and red musk. it's pretty, and later turns into a lovely creamy vanilla scent. i like it at that point the best. glad i finally got to try this!
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    One Girl

    right off i should say i am not an apple/fruity fan but was intrigued by the other notes in this, so figured WTH. in the very beginning i get apple, wisteria and orchid. not terrible but a bit too sweet for me. a minute or so later, the apple fades a bit and the wisteria gets bolder. i like this better. then later the orchid takes over and i sense all the other notes, primarily orchid. it goes through a shampoo-like phase, clean and floral, then it gets more incensy, like an orchid incense with apples. a solid like but not a love from me. i actually would prefer this as an incense, rather than a perfume, come to think of it.
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    this starts with cacao, vetiver, opoonax and some musk. it's earthy and slightly animalic. awhile later i think i get a hint of queen of the night, and the cacao has died down a bit. it ends up a kind of damp vetiver for while, then turns into a vetiver-cacao combination with a hint of florals, which is kind of intriguing. on me. i wasn't sure about this one at first but am liking the drydown quite a bit. i'll have to try it again.
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    this starts with a clean sandalwood incense and ti leaf. it's clean and woody-very 'spa like' to my nose. after awhile the honeyed saffron takes over and it's really nice, and dries down to saffron and ti leaf, though it's quite subtle, i can see how it would be good for layering, but i'm not really into layering...anyway, still a pretty scent but also gives me a bit of a headache? so i'm not sure about this one. i think it's too cologne-y for my tastes.
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    Joyous Middle-Aged Couple

    this starts with green tea, cedar and green mandarin-a woody, citrussy tea scent. it smells fresh and classic. a minute or two later i get a hint of rose, and it's a bit sour in this. luckily it's subtle. i love rose but bpal has some rose note that goes sour on me at times. i think i get even more cedar because this turns quite woody and green on me. it's like irish spring soap with woods on me...not really what i was expecting! was hoping for more rose and honey in this. oh well.
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    We Wear The Mask

    this one is intriguing. i honestly get a melange of all the notes except wisteria at first, and i love how the carrot seed and iris are combining making something earthy and suede-y. however, after awhile this goes through some unpleasant stages for me-first it gets very green and masculine then the iris and carrot seed turn very soapy and most of the other notes are gone.
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    Lemon Peel, Marshmallow, & Orange Blossom

    right off i smell lemon peel and something that's foody in a toasted way, which is not my favorite, it smells like a lemon cookie. i hope this dissipates soon. after the drydown it's primarily lemon peel with marshmallow. kind of nice, but i was hoping for an orange blossom marshmallow with a hint of lemon, and there is no orange blossom that i can detect and on me the lemon is quite strong.
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    The Night-Raven

    i received a frimp of this one! i smell the indigo musk and geranium most strongly at first. it's musky and slightly herbal. this musk reminds me more of bpal's red musk than blue musk but it's softer. i get a hint of jasmine and plum which are also fairly soft. it's mostly a dusky, musky plum on my skin. nice but not my cup of tea.
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    Golden Sunrise

    right off i get all three notes, fairly balanced to make an interesting scent that seems both warm and cool at the same time. after a couple minutes i get something mildly...dusty? not sure how else to describe it. it does smell very golden. after about 30 minutes i get a little woodiness, which is nice and rounds the scent out nicely. this is really pretty but not my cup of tea so i will be passing it along...maybe to the bf, i think this might smell better on him than me for some reason.
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    Fragment 38

    i get a fresh green fig and some olive blossom-it smells candle-y at this point, but also it's fresh and reminds me of the scent of a spa where you'd get a massage. it's very 'clean' smelling but not really aquatic. an interesting scent, and i love the notes but this one just isn't working like i imagined it would.
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    A Vision of the Courtesan

    right off i smell the tobacco and rice milk. prettier than expected! the tobacco seems to change somehow as the 2 notes seem to blend more seamlessly, after a couple minutes. i think the frankincense is a background note adding depth but is not overly obvious. it gets smokier/spicier over time. very nice, not as creamy as expected, much more tobacco heavy. luckily i like tobacco a lot so i am enjoying this.
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    Skin Musk, Cream, & Honey Dust

    i smell a slightly toasted cream and honey at first. i think the skin musk is quite subtle and making up the background notes. this is a sweeter more floral honey, not a beeswaxy one. this one is pretty linear on me and doesn't change much.
  14. at first sniff this is primarily honeysuckle with some wisteria floating in the background. it's very fresh and springy to me. the wisteria gets stronger later on and dominates more, but mostly it just seems like a honeysuckle/wisteria melange. after about 15-20 minutes i think i get a bit of jasmine as well that seems almost a bit rough for lack of a better word, but that's not a bad thing, i feel like it dirties up the florals a tiny bit, which i like. i'd been longing for a wisteria scent and this does the job.
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    Sweet Amber and Cherry Liqueur Hair Gloss

    i received a frimp of this and am testing on my arm. very strong cherry liqueur at first and does remind me of cough drops a bit. after awhile i get the amber which tampers down the sweet booziness a bit. i swear i get something a bit spicy later. nice if you love cherry, but personally too sweet for me.