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About theseagrows

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    eldritch dark
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    ambery florals, 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), 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

    XXX Means Kisses

    this starts with hibiscus and shea as the most noticeable notes on me. after a minute or two i get a hint of smokiness from the nicotine. the hibiscus has a greenness to it. this is not a sweet floral at all. i am trying in cool spring weather, and it's nice, but i want to try it in hotter weather-i think it'd be even better then.
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    I Know You're Watching Me

    this one starts with a lot of aldehydes, it's bright and clean and smells kind of like fresh laundry as mentioned above. there is something else here, but i can't place it, almost like a soft citrus? then i get the musk and other notes, but they are buried deep beneath the laundry fresh detergent. i was hoping for less aldehydes and more of the other notes, but unfortunately the inverse is true here. the other notes do get stronger over time, but still not quite enough for my tastes/.
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    Half Queen of Cigarettes

    i believe i get tobacco flower with a huge dose of smoke. this is very smoky, but not quite as charred and campfire-y as some smoky scents i've tried. the smoke calms after awhile but is still quite prominent along with tobacco. amber is just a background note and not that noticeable, at least on my skin.
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    Tea Leaves, Vanilla Bean, and Incense Smoke

    this starts with a light, citrussy tea with a hint of vanilla that is leaning slightly nutty/gourmand on my skin. the vanilla gets stronger and balances out the tea note, then the incense comes through amping up the tea note and damping the vanilla down. then finally, all 3 notes seem to be in a perfect balance after approximately 30 minutes. there are certain stages when i like this better than others but overall it's a nice, light, refreshing tea perfume with some sweetness from the vanilla.
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    Moroccan Jasmine, Gardenia, and Mallow

    this starts with an indolic jasmine, then i get a hint of mallow seconds later. gardenia is in the background with the mallow but i find jasmine to be the strongest note on my skin. it gets less indolic over time, but that element is still there. it's an indolic jasmine with a creamy softness.
  6. starts off a lovely tuberose with a hint of something that seems almost like a soft musk? i dunno what that is. i get a hint of red clover i think? there is something slightly green when i inhale deeply. this strikes me as a non creamy, non indolic tuberose. over time that sort of clean slightly green note gets stronger and balances the tuberose. one of my favorite GCs is neutral, which is like a soft tuberose with musk. this kind of reminds me of an opposite version-stronger tuberose with soft musk but everything amped up a bit more. after 45+ minutes it gets very clean smelling and the tuberose is fading away. it smells like laundry detergent on me now. i never get any tobacco, but for me the beginning stages are good but i am not liking the drydown. it's too clean and i prefer a creamy/indolic tuberose.
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    Angel With Flaming Sword

    this starts with musk, rose and something effervescent. later i get some spiciness from the peppercorn. that effervescent thing is the strongest note here. it's kind of odd. yeah this isn't really working for me. later i get some incense notes but never any honey or benzoin. not really what i imagined at all...probably my skin chemistry misbehaving?
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    The Serpent in the Roses

    so, i can't do regular snake oil, but some of its offshoots are my absolute favorite BPALs. i love amber and rose so knew i had to try this one. it opens with a dark incensy rose. over time it turns into a spicy dried rose. very pretty, reminds me of a couple BPALs from the early aughts when i first discovered them. ❤️
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    A Medley of Vulvas

    starts with a lot of honey with some vanilla and labdanum. it's a bit like incensy root beer with honey. i think it's the honey but something is going somewhat baby powdery on me. ok but sometimes honey goes wonky, and in this case it does, along with the bushman's candle. i think that combination is going strange on my skin. this isn't terrible on me but not great either.
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    this opens with tea, sage and cedar. the sage is pretty strong. it's herbal, smoky and slightly medicinal as the incense mingles with sage. it almost has the sinus clearing properties of eucalyptus after being on the skin about 10 minutes. i finally get some jasmine after about 20-30 minutes. at this point i like it better as the smokiness and sage has died down a bit, and now it's more of a jasmine incense. the more jasmine i get the more i like it, but i am on the fence about this one. it may be a bit too herbal for me, and i need to re-try.
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    Highest Quality Vagina

    this opens with amber and incense, and a minute or so later i get the vanilla milk and almond. this is a soft, light cozy perfume. in a nutshell: milky almond with a hint of soft incense on a soft amber background. glad i got a bottle of this! the only downside it is very soft on the skin and doesn't project much.
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    Cluster of Cherry Blossoms

    starting off i get cherry blossoms and rose musk. a hint of honey comes out after a few seconds. it ends up mostly just being cherry blossom and a light honey...but basically a cherry blossom soliflore. perfect for spring!.
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    i get maraschino cherries that are quite sweet with a hint of something kind of woody in the background, maybe the white sandalwood. later on there's a sweetness from honey and the cherry has calmed down a bit but there is also something mildly toasty. not sure what that is. i don't seem to get orris and ylang ylang adds to all the other notes but is not super prominent. i like this one but it may be a bit too sweet for my tastes.
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    Evening Rendezvous

    this one starts with a strong lavender note with something kind of misty, maybe ambergris? a minute or two later i get the orris root and hints of wisteria and violet. after awhile it becomes a lavender/wisteria combination it's pretty and springlike. i am kind of wishing wisteria was stronger than lavender here (which remains the strongest note) but i still enjoy it.
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    Silk Daffodil

    i get neroli with a spiced amber and something very clean and refreshing in the background, which i believe gives the feeling of this being a silk daffodil as opposed to a real one. it's a bit much for me but i am loving the other notes. the silk aspect smells like a strong clean laundry detergent on my skin. it does calm down after awhile, but i just can't get past it in this one unfortunately. without that i'd probably love this...