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About SophieCedar

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  • Birthday 08/27/1977


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    Midcoast Maine
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    United States


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    Gun Moll, Fate's Jester, Lady in Speckled Pink Kimono, Elizabeth of Bohemia, Gaueko, Red Lantern, The Contrast, Honeyed Apple, Lantern Ghost of Oiwa, Bat-Woman, Volcano in Springtime, Lyonesse, gothsgothsmoargoths.

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    bpalorama, exploring, paranormal, ocean, painting, welding, vintage clothing and jewelry, new foods, pets, finding and creating balance, spreading infectious positivity.
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  1. SophieCedar

    Baba Yaga

    I guess I never reviewed this because I didn't think I'd enjoy it, but I actually do! Warm, atmospheric, comforting, dusty but with a sweet floral glow from outdoor greenery and wildflowers. Feels like standing inside an open doorstep looking out upon wild greenery and surrounds me like a warm hug. The familiar smell of a well-loved home in summertime. It makes me smile and look forward to warmer months.
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    I never reviewed this...huh. Anyways, I've been hoarding this bottle. Surprisingly, all other bottles from this event went right back out the door via sales/swaps. This, though? Its too good and it stays. Its the perfect refined patchouli blend. Think of it this way: replace hemp with tea leaf, green tobacco,and sage for the earthy botanical piece (I love all 3, so this was appealing immediately). Cognac and rosewood make me smell like an adult (or so I like to think). Then...hey, there's benzoin and vanilla, my favorites! My logical conclusion is we have an Upper Crust Banshee Beat. Its totally excellent. Unexpected all-time favorite.
  3. SophieCedar

    Illimitable Dominion Over All

    Darkness and Decay can smell sexy and warm? Huh. There's a smoky element, for sure, but mainly this is sweet, warm, earthy blood musk. Suspecting this is majorly due to the tobacco addition. Its not metallic, just a deep red glow. Dark red musk lovers- rejoice!
  4. SophieCedar

    A Boar and a Goat

    Ok, so I can't say, see another person's review... because my previous review was reported. Oops. Guess I missed that part of the forum guidelines. so, here's a real review. "this does smell very effervescent. Its kinda like cedarwood and almond soda, I guess? Green, bubbly, sharp, and incensey."
  5. SophieCedar

    Inside the Golden Amber of Her Eyeballs

    Excellent amber blend. Its warm, grounded, clean, and evokes beauty. This isn't a hippie pungent overwhelming incensey amber. Its pure baltic amber incense.. the kind packaged in little black boxes, sold at expensive french lingerie boutiques and such, and looks like gold nuggets. I love it.
  6. SophieCedar

    Pomegranate Grove: Alice

    This is Alice on MSG, for me. Basically Alice with mucho staying power. I normally dislike pomegranate, so I'm very surprised that I absolutely love this. Getting a bottle.
  7. SophieCedar

    The Tastes of the Duke Were Peculiar

    But, in spite of these things, it was a gay and magnificent revel. The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects. He disregarded the decora of mere fashion. His plans were bold and fiery, and his conceptions glowed with barbaric lustre. There are some who would have thought him mad. His followers felt that he was not. It was necessary to hear and see and touch him to be sure that he was not. The swirl of a thousand glittering vices: absinthe and laudanum, opium poppy and neroli, star anise and black currant, whip leather and iron shackles, gilded vanilla flower and King mandarin. This scent is WHOA in a great way. Complex, sophisticated, sweet oriental. So deep that it sucks you in. The whip leather is what ties all notes together. Fans of Loviatar should try this. I can't stop smelling it. Its all the opposites: clean, sweet, dirty, leathery, oriental resinous, feminine and masculine, every color under the rainbow... I'm impressed and forever intrigued.
  8. And the revel went whirlingly on, until at length there commenced the sounding of midnight upon the clock. And then the music ceased, as I have told; and the evolutions of the waltzers were quieted; and there was an uneasy cessation of all things as before. But now there were twelve strokes to be sounded by the bell of the clock; and thus it happened, perhaps, that more of thought crept, with more of time, into the meditations of the thoughtful among those who revelled. And thus, too, it happened, perhaps, that before the last echoes of the last chime had utterly sunk into silence, there were many individuals in the crowd who had found leisure to become aware of the presence of a masked figure which had arrested the attention of no single individual before. And the rumor of this new presence having spread itself whisperingly around, there arose at length from the whole company a buzz, or murmur, expressive of disapprobation and surprise –then, finally, of terror, of horror, and of disgust. Terror, horror, and disgust: a bowel-churning sweet clench of myrhh and green musk in a pool of suffocating black moss and a shock of white cognac. Call me crazy. This smells clean and fresh and herbal green with a white sheets background. Overall this could've been called Citrine Waterfall in a Serene Mossy Wood and I would've said "Uh Huh. For sure!". The myrrh comes out in drydown and stays meditational due to the cleaner notes. Quite relaxing actually.
  9. SophieCedar

    The She-Goat

    Is there a spot of patchouli hiding in here? When wet, I can smell it strongly. Huh. Otherwise, yes, sage cypress and some alien glowy green smell I take might be the mysteriously strange california lilac? I don't know for sure because I haven't been to cali but maybe one of you can put me up and I can smell for myself
  10. SophieCedar

    Let Your Indulgence Set Me Free

    Yess! Pink peonies, sweet vanilla, sweet pea and a touch of spicy carnation lily and rose. Mostly sweet pink flowers and vanilla. Reminds me of Alice and Mouse's Long Sad Tale, in throw and overall cascade. A bit grassier in drydown, but that's a good thing. Keeps the flowers smelling fresh. Excellent!
  11. SophieCedar


    Before I read the description or remembered anything about Suffragium, I smelled it and murmured to myself "solemn". Yup. It is. Solemn meditative incense yet to be burned. Blue is the color that comes to mind.
  12. SophieCedar

    Lilith Nightingale

    Wet: the cream does a heavy burnout in my face. Whooo. Then ..a moment of clarity at the end of a wormhole. Smells like white flowers, very mineralic spa water, clean mint, and sweet fig. Drydown: I have no idea what this clean note is, pulling to the forefront but its wonderful. The floral spa water smell doesn't go away but I really REALLY like it. Super clean in an ayurvedic calming way. No astringency. I think this is the hallmark scent of what many want their house to smell like after a massive cleaning and purchase of new bedding and throw pillows for every goddamn surface..but alas its unachievable because its in the wood and atmosphere, not the accessories and cleaning supplies. Try this instead. Totally unique scent. I highly recommend it.
  13. SophieCedar

    Roof Goblins

    Where's the milk? Huh. My skin ate the milk, so this is all sugary honeycrisp apple (my favorite type of apple anyways). I'd still get a bottle
  14. SophieCedar

    True Love

    Lavender, yes. Coconut-yes. Playing with Sun's Eye Oils in every new age shop for 20 years- ABSOLUTELY. They must have a similar proprietary blend? I believe in the previous statement that Beth snuck in bits of jasmine, cade and lemongrass. Something jasmine and citrusy in here. They're amping on my skin coconut is moving to the back quite a bit!
  15. SophieCedar

    Hooligan Witches

    ZZ is correct with the Mouse Circus association - popcorn and sweet. This is stronger though...better. No real pumpkin spice to be found and no soda zippiness, just sweet sugary pumpkin cream, buttery popcorn and fresh fried ice cream. Its brilliant. I love it.