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  1. Honey

    Flowering Peonies

    This is like a straight-up Duo blend if it existed: "Peonies & Lychee Fruit". It's very bold, sweet, floral, heady and wants to be noticed. It gets a bit softer during drydown and is less acrid and more harmonies when the floral elements bleed into the fruity ones. I don't notice any green tea or tuberose or bergamot, but there is a softer tart note in the background that could very well be the tea. The scent end up being very floral, sweet and soapy. I had hoped for more tea and peonies and only a dusting of lychee, but I'm afraid it's just the other way around.
  2. Honey

    Honey, Sweet Orange, and Orange Blossom

    I get thick and rich molasses instead of the honey note I had hoped for. There's also fresh pulpy orange juice coming through and the tart floral vibe of the orange blossom. I like the orange, and the orange blossom is also nice, but the molasses is just too heavy, gritty and dark for my taste. If you like brown sugar or maple syrup, this may work great on you. This is rather neutral, maybe even masculine to me. I see this as a late summer or even early fall scent - could imagine that it layers well with spicy or woodsy blends.
  3. Honey

    Like the Very Gods

    This was such a positive surprise to me. The scent actually came through with what I had hoped but not dared to dream it would be. There's a very sweet, light musk that's definitely that skin-but-better scent that works for any occasion. Olive blossoms are always great, and honeyed blossoms bring another sweet element that's just gorgeous in this blend. It's an airy, sweet and light floral that's perfect for spring or summer. It's creamy, golden and something I feel the need to slather on - just need to upgrade to a bottle first. Even though I have lots of scents in the "creamy vanilla, light floral, soft musk" category, this is really unique and lovely. I don't get heavy woody notes, so I think they just ground this blend beautifully without being too overwhelming. During drydown, the floral notes get a bit more golden and spicy, the skin musk gets deeper and a bit more sexy. I don't get any sickening oris butter - if it's there, it's well blended and behaves on my skin for once.
  4. Honey

    Cacao, Lime Rind, and Coconut

    Wet on, I get a blast of dry cocoa powder and somewhat of a sour lime. Slowly the coconut is coming through though - it's coconut meat, not overly sweet, but a bit juicy, oily, yet dry. The cocoa and coconut blend well into each other soon so it smells like a heavenly coconut chocolate scent. The lime keeps it elevated and fresh. To me, this is not a tanning lotion scent at all. It's also not gourmand. It's more like a luxurious body butter - rich, well-blended, and summery. I only have a decant of this one, but I wouldn't mind having a bottle of this at some time too. It's a great blend if you like coconut and want a cacao, cocoa or chocolate blend that's not too sweet or too cloying.
  5. Honey

    The Pancake Bell

    It's exactly what was promised: Nutty warm cake with notes of boozy honey, spicy gingerbread and daryole - which I had to google. It's eggy, rich, and featuring a darker honey note that warms up the scents and connects the other notes. Could also be a malty maple syrup. It goes a bit off on me, as baked goods normally do, so it's grittier and more cloying than usually works for me. No weird notes of fennel or celery, but also not enough honey or roasted notes to make this pleasant on or for me.
  6. Honey

    Honey, Tuberose, and Vanilla Sugar

    On my skin, it smells like thick brown molasses. I don't get much of a honey note, it's mainly burned brown sugar that's a little smokey and malty. I get a soft vanilla vibe that's somewhere between vanilla sugar I use for baking and a milky vanilla note that adds a light, fresh and maiden-like quality to this scent. The tuberose is very faint and somewhere in the background. I have to slather on the scent to even smell it. But it connects the light oily vanilly quite well with the gritty sugar. It becomes a more pleasant molasses note during drydown, but the vanilla smells very faint and paper-like now. I am not a fan of this honey, and the rest of the notes, alas, didn't win me over either.
  7. Honey


    This is very different from what I expected. The red musk is super strong to me and reminds me of Mme. Moriarty and other scents in the family. The tuberose gives this blend a sweet floral vibe that I actually quite emjoy. The mint I rather notice cold on my skin than smelling it in the blend. It even burns a little, like when you put on peppermint EO. The combo of the deep fruity musk, floral and mint make me think of hotel bathrooms when I travelled through the States or Cananda. This mixture of toothpaste, floral lady soap, musky hotel body lotions. This is not a bad memory, just very peculiar I think. The moss and wood(s) ground this blend and give it depth. I cannot wait to find out how it dries down. This becomes a woodsy, slightly spicy, slightly herbal red musk. I don't need another red musk scent in my collection, so no need to hold onto it.
  8. Honey

    Levitating Phallic God

    This one is really interesting. I get rich dark soil, fragrant mushrooms and dried herbs used for naturalistic rituals. There is ash, wood, soil, soot, pumice, resin: It feels like the leftovers on a clearing in the woods after a dark ceremony of the night before has ended. It's a bit stinky but also a bit sweet due to the licorice. It's very earthy, natural and vegetal. During drydown, it gets a bit more acrid and threatening. As if the scent is taking over my skin. It's a changer that shifts between boiled leather and stinky herbal medicine. It's complementing my skin at one time, then being too masculine and overpowering the next. Thanks for the experience - but not a scent I see myself wearing, ever.
  9. Honey

    Death Cap

    Well, this is definitely not the vanilla mushroom scent I was looking for. I detect an almost stinky sharpness that reads as patchouli and brown musk to me - very earthy, vegetal, furry almost. There is also a white floral element, maybe coming from a lily or similar flower? It's crisp and sharp but rather fresh than sweet. I have to agree that there IS a creamy element to the blend, but to me this reads as vetiver as this tends to be a stinky & creamy note on me for some reason (which I often enjoy). What to make of this? It becomes softer and creamier during drydown, but the vegetal/stinky quality remains. It's just too earthy for me I think. The notes work very well together though, and the scent is quite beautiful - just not on me or to my usual taste.
  10. Honey


    What a scary aquatic: Fresh, crisp, clean, bold! I get lots of fresh flower stems and/or lilies (you now, that smell you get when you walk into a flower shop). It's a white and green scent with something very tart underneath. Could be a stark grapefruit and maybe the white fluff on the inside of a citrus fruit peel. During drydown, the blend mellows out a little. The florals are less harsh, but the tartness remains. The whole blends now reads as very dark blue to me for some reason - maybe I am thinking of the deeep ocean? Yeah, it's more of a marine than a lightning scent for me - I am missing sharper notes like mints or eucalyptus or tea tree to give me any electric vibe. I'm not getting any ozone unfortunately. Not my cup of tea at all - off to the swap pile.
  11. Honey

    Worm Moon 2021

    This is soo yummy! I opened it as the first bottle fresh out of the box I received today. It's juicy pink grapefruit on the forefront and a nutty coconut in the background (think of coconut oil, not a candy coconut). It's sugary sweet with a light sharp sourness peeking thorugh. Hmm, this blend becomes a bit flat during drydown. I can detect a sweet fruity scent with a light musk underneath - but that's it. I will re-test this later when it has aged a little to see if the coconut and musk have become stronger. I also wish the sandalwood would appear to give this a dusty finish. But we'll see.
  12. Honey

    Unsubtle Euphemism

    What a very unique blend! I remember smelling another bread scent that turned into rancid oil on me, so I was really curious what would happen to this one on my skin. This is a pleasant savory bread scent: bready, yeasty, a bit milky perhaps. It's not sugary sweet at all. It's like a soft slice of toast. I never would have guessed it's possible to recreate this in a perfume oil! On top of the bread, I get creamy anise with a hint of almond. There is also a spiciness to the blend that must come from the cardamom. I have no idea what to think of it. It's unique and offers an interesting take on a spicy blend. The amaretto and almond become stronger during drydown, and the blend turns into a panettone bread experience (minus the raisins) that reminds me of Christmas time. I actually think you could layer this with a figgy and/or vanilla-cinnamon blend and recreate a wonderful holiday experience. For spring or summer though? Pass! I think I will keep this for winter and see if I want to keep it or not.
  13. Honey

    Surprise Ejaculation

    Wow! This hits me with a very familiar note - soft pear! It smells very close to Perilous Parlor - they are so much alike actually that you could get this one if you really like PP but have trouble getting your hands on a bottle. (You may want to layer with a vanilla scent though for the full creamy experience.) I keep huffing my arm, and this is a good sign. The pear is very soft and fruity. It's almost floral and not candy-like or "fake fruit" at all. I love it. The pear note also blends well with the other light spicy notes, the white champace and the white musk. The grapefruit adds a dry and sour element that keeps the pear from being too sweet and the champaca/musk from being too heavy. I second astarinel's comment above: "Drydown is primarily a champaca skin musk with a wisp of pear." I also don't get any bubblegum note at all. To me, this is actually a fresh linen scent - as if sliding into a freshly made bed at my grandma's house who used to wear a grapefruit-heavy perfume. Seriously, this scent triggers very good childhood memories! It's spicy and musky enough to be an actual perfume blend, but the soft and dry quality of the scent make this a great pick for snuggling up on the couch in summer or when going to bed. I will definitely use my decant and think about upgrading to a bottle.
  14. Honey

    Erotic Sake Bowl

    This one is very fizzy and sparkly. It's mostly yuzu/lemon with a hint of flat sweet raspberry. I'm a hard sell on fruit scents, and this one, sadly, didn't do it for me either. During drydown, it mostly stays pink grapefruit on my skin. Maybe I get a hint of plum? The more it dries, the more plummy and musky it gets (which is quite nice actually). I wish this had been... fresher? More yuzu, grapfruit and musk perhaps? It's a bit too sweet for my taste, and fizzy doesn't work on my skin at all.
  15. Honey

    'Tis The Voice Of The Lobster

    Wet on, this is of similar quality to Plastic Pink Flamingo. While PPF is sweet sugar with red fruit, flower petals and resinous sap, TTVOTL is fruit-forward with a hard candy quality, a soft floral undertone and woodsy elements that work in a similar fashion than the sap. The blend is very bright, summery and feels coral red in color. The watermelon is very prominent, but there is also berries in the background. It's not a naturalistic smell, however, no fresh or green stem notes - at least one me, it's pure candy. The musk is not that noticeable, it rather gives this a perfumey quality so it's not just hard candy that's been licked and slathered on your wrists. The scent becomes very faint after drydown. I do detect a soapy watermelon (a bit floral, a bit musky), but that's pretty much it. Fun and different but nothing I'd actually wear.