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About SophieCedar

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  • Birthday August 27


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    Midcoast Maine
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    United States


  • BPAL of the Day
    All the Lashes
  • Favorite Scents
    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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    Calm after storm


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  1. SophieCedar

    Snake's Tongue

    I agree. This is a quiet blend. Reading the notes, I was expecting boombababoommbababoom.. Instead its soft and melodic. Kinda an attempt to make a harmonious mix of some pretty big essentials. I think those with sensitivities, who can only apply in small doses, or ones needing a professional-suitable perfume will rejoice. It is a wonderful mix. Soft, warm, floaty, glowing. Well balanced vanilla, amber, musk and resin notes. I'd compare it to Haunted or a light application of Morocco. Hang onto this for summer, k?
  2. SophieCedar

    Snake's Shadow

    Ok..disclaimer: I'm one of the unlucky few for which oudh smells like a freshly popped septic tank, when wet. That said, Snake's Shadow is worth the horror. I could smell something "sparkly" underneath the poop stink, immediately. It helped my endurance for sure! When finally dry, its lovely. ❤️ I found a gorgeous jeweled mantle at the bottom of a septic tank! Wow! Worth the pain every time. Snake Oil, something sparkly (labdanum) and effervescent like the lab's champagne note, deep resinous base. Its cascade is pretty wide and complex. It takes some getting used to, but I place this in the Leather Phoenix category: not sure why I'm repeatedly drawn back...complex, addictive, intriguing. This will age VERY well.
  3. SophieCedar

    Unicorn Junk

    Beachy-clean on my skin. Much more floral than previous reviewers' experiences. Its lilac, coconut, white florals and musk hair conditioner. Tropical, floral, and a bit earthy from the benzoin. I'd put it in the family of Obatala, Pele, or Hi'iaka. ps: Black Phoenix Eggplant Lab...haaa! Worth buying the bottle for that little label surprise.
  4. SophieCedar

    Thought Photography

    Another bpaler thoroughly happy with Thought Photography, here. Starts out smelling like commercial perfume, but changes into quite a unique sweet airy blend that smells like....mint tea? Really. There's something in the notes cascade that smells like sweet mint tea. Maybe its the mercury suggestion. Its true, this is airy, ethereal and refined. End of drydown, it settles into an even balance of all 3 notes and is sparkling, golden, refined lavender perfume loveliness. Don't expect the palo santo to scream. Its accompanied by 2 notes of equal strength. Its how I wanted my aunts to smell, but they couldn't think outside the Oil of Olay box.
  5. SophieCedar

    Eighth Lash

    Well, its true to form! Definitely smells like matted (slightly damp) fur, a little earthy brown outdoorsy oakmoss, and a slight breath but barely of clove. Very realistic matted fur scent. This could have been part of the RPG line, in some way.
  6. 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.
  7. SophieCedar


    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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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."
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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!