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About kohimame

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    a little too imp-ulsive
  • Birthday 09/03/1984


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    Favorite Scents: Tombstone, Baobhan Sith, Illustrated Woman, Stimulating Sassafras Strengthener, The Girl, Lyonesse, Candy Phoenix, Beaver Moon 07 Notes I enjoy: Vanilla, Skin and Pale Musk, Citrus, Tea, Coconut, Honey in certain cases, Tobacco, Patchouli, Leather, Pepper. Notes of Death: Rose, Vetiver, Hazelnut, Linen, Black Musk, Poppy, Orange Blossom

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    I love to hike, rock climb, and basically wander aimlessly. Or if I'm feeling antisocial, I like prefer to hole up and read. Or play on the internet. Or read while on the internet. <br /><br />Oh, and WoW. Lots and lots of WoW...
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    Allergies ftl!


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    Uh.. I is Virgo?
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  1. kohimame

    Meadow scents!

    No love for Regan? I think it's the perfect green and flowery scent! I know most people just get vanilla from it, but on me Regan is a soft green scent with a hint of orchid in the background.
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    The Antikythera Mechanism

    Sadly, The Antikythera Mechanism went on smelling like an ashtray. I never got any of the well-oiled woods and smoky vanillas that everyone else got. Bummer. I might age my imp a bit and see what happens, but I get the feeling this was a fail on me.
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    The Apple of Sodom

    Huh, I didn't get any form of apple out of The Apple of Sodom. Going on wet, I get a mash of different scents; spices, some kind of floral, and an herbal bitterness. As it dries down though, the notes seem to tone down a bit and I'm left with what seems to be apple blossoms and .. cinnamon? The Apple of Sodom didn't wear long at all, 3 hours, but the throw was phenomenal. When I put it on originally, I really didn't care for it, but it's grown on me. I'll keep the imp and see where it goes from there.
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    Grand Guignol

    Wow, this scent is spot on! The tartness of the apricot and the booziness of the brandy really come together well. Sadly I don't really want to smell like apricot brandy, so off to the swaps we go! Throw and wear were both very good, btw.
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    The Lights of Men's Lives

    From all of the reviews, I was convinced I would like The Lights of Men's Lives. I mean, I love vanilla, smoke and beeswax. But I didn't really care for this scent, and I don't know why. Something in the blend is very sweet and foody, and it makes me slightly sick. It isn't a bad scent, it's just a bit much. I think I might hang onto the imp and see if it grows on me though.
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    Dorian is a prime example of why I should let an oil dry down completely before judging it. When I originally tried Dorian, I swiped some on and immediately thought 'Wow, this smells like cologne,' then promptly washed it off. Luckily I decided to give it another go. This time, I waited a bit before taking a sniff and WOW, so much better! After Dorian had a chance to settle on my skin, it turned into a sugary vanilla musk. It reminds me of vanilla-flavored tea, with a tiny bit of lemon to cut down on the sweetness. It faded away after a few hours, but I don't mind slathering on some more. Definitely need to get bottles of this!
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    Ile de la Tortue

    Wow, totally not what I was expecting. Instead of being a dark and sultry scent, Ile de la Tortue is a tropical floral with a hint of greenness under it. I can't quite pinpoint the floral aspect of it, mostly I get orchid and gardenia. Definitely a summer scent, something to wear while wearing a bikini and sipping a frozen drink. The wear is fairly long, and the throw is amazing. And for people who are scared of Vetiver (like me), I didn't get a hint of it in this scent. Very nice
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    Hmm I didn't get any wine or amaretto from Bordello. On me it's mostly candied currants. It's like a juicier version of Candy Phoenix, which I really like. Throw and wear are very strong. A lovely and very sweet scent, me like!
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    Yay, I finally joined the bandwagon and tried Morocco. Originally I was hesitant to try it, since I'm not much of a carnation person, but I was actually quite impressed! Morocco is a soft, spicy scent layered over vanilla. The two main players in this scent is carnation and vanilla. It has good throw, and lasted for around 5 hours, not too shabby. Haha, honestly I can't think of much else to say. It's a beautiful, well-made scent that is good for any time of the day, any season. Well done, Lab!
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    Mouse's Long and Sad Tale

    Mmm this smells nice. Putting this on, I get sweet pea and a soft, warm vanilla. Nothing too rich or foody here. As it dries down, ML&ST starts to turn powdery, but not in a bad way! Think more like freshly washed skin with a dusting of sweet pea-scented powder. The throw is minimal, and I think the wear is going to be light (it's been two hours since I put this on and it's disappearing). Overall a beautiful, delicate scent that I really enjoy!
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    White Chocolate, Strawberry, and White Pepper Truffle

    I feel like I'm just rehashing everyone's reviews, but whatever! White Chocolate, Strawberry, and White Pepper Truffle smells exactly like the name. In the imp and on my skin, wet and dry, it smells like white chocolate with strawberry extract, with a punch of pepper to keep it from being too totally sweet. There's a slight plastic edge to it that reminds me of those weird scratch and sniff stickers I used to buy, specifically the Strawberry Shortcake ones. It's a nice scent, a bit much for everyday wear though. I think if the white pepper had come out more I'd be more willing to wear it. I'll definitely hang onto the decant though.
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    Smut '10 Huh, this one's definitely a morpher. In the imp I get sugary booze. Going on wet I get a freaking lovely mix of sugar syrup, booze, and a shot of musk. So nice. Drying down though.... Smut does the same thing to me that Now Winter Nights Enlarge did; it ended up a sickeningly sweet red musk. I think it might be the combination of sweetness mixed with red musk, but something about it just makes my stomach turn slightly. It's throw and wear is amazing, just a drop of this makes you smell all 'smutty' for hours. I looked up this scent on the Aging BPAL thread and apparently it ages very well, so I think I'll hang on to it for awhile. I'm hoping that aging it will knock down that weird sickly-sweet note that keeps popping up.
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    Octopus and Abalone Diver

    I'm very divided on the Octopus and Abalone Diver scent. In the imp and going wet on my skin, it smells the same: a very strong floral with a slight tang to it. I hate to say it, but it smells like something Glade would make. As it wears on my skin though, other elements come out which temper the floral a bit. The end result is more what I wanted it to be, a light floral with a hint of water and salt. It has strong throw and very good wear. It's a nice scent, and I'll definitely keep my decant, but I doubt I'll get a bottle.
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    I received a decant of Inez a few days ago, and I still can't decide if her and I are going to get along or not... When I first applied Inez, all I got was carnation. It was so much like Hod that it made me cringe and want to wash it off (Hod and I didn't get along either). However as it dries, the scent softens somewhat, going from a sharp spicy scent to a soft, spicy floral. I don't get any cedar from this, nor any sandalwood. Overall, it's an interesting scent, and I'll definitely keep the decant, but I don't know if I want to spring for a bottle just yet.
  15. I'm in desperate search for a specific floral, so maybe someone on here will be able to give me some recs I'm specifically looking for a white floral that won't go to soap on me. A few months ago, I got an imp of Eternal in the mail. When I sniffed it in the imp and tested it, it smelled wonderful. It was light, fragrant, and lush. Then it dried and turned to Ivory soap. I tried Nyx, and it did the same thing, though it didn't smell as good in the imp. There's a bunch of random scents in Eternal, so it's hard for me to pinpoint what went wrong in there, so I was wondering if anyone has the same issue I have with white florals going soapy, and if they found anything that worked on them. Thank you