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  1. SophieCedar

    Blood for Cat

    Bad kitty: golden amber, black cherry, tonka bean, sweet red musk, dried mango pulp, rooibos tea, red currant, and bitter almond. Mellow floaty glowy red and amber scent? I guess my reviews are just as insane as the line concept, here. Sorry not sorry. Quieter than expected but all notes are present and standing in a horizontal row. Nothing screaming over another. I was expecting loud like Gothabilly but its medium throw and well blended. Would make an excellent hair gloss. Another singularity that needs shaking before application. I think its the dried mango pulp floating around in the bottle like ectoplasm? Forewarned, are you!
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    Pink Peach, Grapefruit, Yuzu, & Pink Musk

    I can smell each component separately at different times in the sniff. The pink peach is so cutesy and the pink grapefruit and yuzu are just playing on a swingset together. Refreshing and sweet and yes...pink as hell. My new favorite girly scent.
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    Revenant Rhythm Hair Gloss

    The thing I like about BB and Revenant Rhythm... Its consistent. Both versions smell the same. Every bottle smells the same. Its a straight-forward scent. Warm, sexy, limb loosening patchouli hemp and vanilla. There's no side punches. No period chemistry ruined it today. No weather changes the way it smells. A signature scent thats hippie-ish but on the urban side of things. Easy to wear. ❤
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    Saddypants Lion Alchemy Lab

    Wow not many reviews here?! Huh. You guys are missing out on the perfect late summer scent, if'n ya don't have any of this. Very leonic indeed. The almond actually sticks around on my skin? So, I'm getting golden warm sweet august sun with wafting almond and peach. Not too bad at all. Its like nag champa for those that can't handle florals.
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    Lola Lee Loo

    This is Atsui Mono on steroids. Creamy, sweet, figgy, a little smoky - like lightly toasted marshmallows, and WONDERFUL.
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    FORMULA UOS1520: Overconfident Hipster

    I guess I'm an overconfient hipster...or at least I wish I had this when I was. Puhurmffff. This scent is amazing. Better than the Sweet Life released version through UO. This version is sweeter and stronger. Lusher. Better balanced. More pink, less white. Floral but in a new, young way. The peonies do an amazing job at keeping the white florals in check and the pikake is a great sweet bright note.
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    FORMULA SGSG4: Candy Witch

    Same here. The pumpkin spice overwhelms my skin and there's a smell of gas station chocolate fudge. I smell like....rue? wolfsbane?....underneath it all when wet. This is so odd. Drydown I get a bit more gas station fudge and the pumpkin spice mellows...but its still a weirdo!
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    Hyakki Yagyō

    Demonic black musk, inky myrrh, black coconut, champaca blossom, and smoky clove bud. Whoaheee! This is demonic for sure. Smoky, black, inky. Yup. Its all of that. Wet phase is a huge black musk and myrrh burn off. Like tire smoke. Whoa. Drydown is sweeter, more earthy, with the coconut finally appearing. Fans of Streets of Detroit and Black Temple Burlesque Troupe, Brown Jenkin..or anything black musk, should try this.
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    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.
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    Blood Twinkle

    Mildly maniacal: dragon’s blood resin sparkling with shiny pink grapefruit, purple lilac, honeysuckle, white musk, and bergamot. Hmm. What I mostly smell is white musk and honeysuckle. Don't expect a dragons blood heavy scent here..its more like Incubus, Materialization, Ectoplasm kinda cascade. Its a strange viscous floral with (even stranger yet) pink grapefruit/white musk bind together, keeping all notes from touching ground. All other elements are presented in a muted horizontal row, just like my experiences with Blood for Cat and Rapture Pig. Neither offensive or overly bold. I have no complaints..just not what I expected. Fans of florientals will be happy and their brains pleasantly warped.
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    Arcus Aortae

    Ascending and descending: a cascade of white lily and osmanthus with flutters of red musk. Whattt? No reviews yet? Well, this is a fantastic lily blend, no doubt. Its warm skin, sunshine, and glowing lilies basking in early summer. White lily is smelling like a creamy smoother lily of the valley, hope that helps. The osmanthus makes the whole deal glow golden warmly without disrupting the floral category vibe (I love osmanthus. its this enigmatic golden sweet floral in my mind). Red musk is truly a flutter and is working compliantly in the background like the way it would in a dragons blood blend.
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    Black Cat

    This was the 1st imp I grabbed from my lab-fresh package. Fitting considering I have two wonderful curious 10 week old boy kittens purposely distracted with the priority cardboard box in order to keep them away from the bpals....Black Cat seems to already have been in effect before it even arrived! Anyways, this is a clean soapy rose with I think myrrh and maybe oppoponax. Smells sleek and clean.
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    Come Slowly—Eden!

    Ooh. apple that stays apple. and I can actually smell honeysuckle too. Golden floral sweet sunny. Doesn't stick around super long but its worth it!
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    Really nice warm sweet floral blend. Something about the mandarin is making this smell foody...like sweet hawaiian bread or portuguese sweet bread? The tea rose isn't pungent, hence it allows the calla and lilac to balance out the bouquet...but I still get most sweet bread with warm smooth florals. Weird!
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    The Complaint of Daphnis

    Sweet honey berries and leather? We have some tandeming going on that makes this smell different than expected. There's bright juniper berry notable when wet, but it fades into the honey berries smell. Black musk fades into the leather. Well blended but much lighter and natural cologne-like than expected. Good though!
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    Glistening Waterfall

    Nice sunny bright green apple floral with true patchouli leaf..that actually doesn't bash into it. Who woulda thunk. Drydown: Its green apple that actually sticks around! Not getting any ammonia or weirdness. Its just green apple, true patchouli and wafting florals. Pleasant summer scent!
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    2019: This is another year not strong on the patchouli. Wet: smells frankincensey juniperish and floral, like my grandma Nina's perfum. Dry: patchouli root ((not leaf)) and frankincense take over with powdery juniper and oakmoss. The east african musk just gives a bay rum spiciness and honey is not present. Seems everything is lighter and more generally palatable this year? Yet unfamiliar... I see a theme going on...
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    Superior Vena Cava

    Uhm ok... so this will take a Taurus' skin chemistry to keep the flowers from fading. Starts out lovely lush floral blood musk with all the trimmings. The blood chypre takes over too much and I smell more metallic in drydown. I can see this one's potential! Really! Its just frustrating that the notes boomerang on me. Everything stays present, its in opposite order later though.
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    Honey, Hay Absolute, and Amber

    I get low throw honey and a touch of amber with a slight suggestion of hay. Less hay than I thought it would oomph, compared to past bpals. I thought I'd be burning the amber torch in the barn on this one. Lovely blend though.
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    Pulmonary Valve

    This is all carrot seed and white musk on me. Refreshing for the right moment on the right person. Tiny tang of black currant but I'm really stretching the truth on that one.
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    Twelve Tastes in the Classification of Passion

    Wet: a jumble of awesome wet juicy and strange herbal brown notes...? One of the most confusing blind test bpals I've experienced. Thoroughly disappointed in my smelling talent after reading the description, with "oh...that's all. And I couldn't figure it out. :("This is one of those cases where only 3 notes can absolutely baffle me and I realize I would make a terrible "Nose". Dry: mandarin that sticks around longer than all other notes? How does that? Well, clove too. The carnation is the confounder, here- The note that's getting all contorted. Its still hard to identify dry, but after deducing what I could identify..that's it! This is a strange but good, and darker toned mandarin scent.
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    Pegasus Junk

    Something about this makes me giggle everytime I apply it...to the point that I HAVE to buy a bottle. Smells like shortbread cookies next to white tea, to the unknowing nose! And I can't shake it even after reading the description! I love it.
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    Honeyed Amber and Red Currant

    Wet, getting a low throw version but its evenly mixed between liquid clear honey over white amber and a splash of red currant. Reminds me of capri sun juice boxbags? When it dries down the currant gets stronger with a warm amber background. I was expecting the oomph of EatMe currant with like strong orange amber wildflower honey over dark reddish amber. That's my fault... this is great in its own right.
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    Aerodynamic Junk

    Mostly clove and leather with some warm vanilla/sandalwood notes that provide staying power. A pleasing, gothy melancholy, refined, gender neutral scent. I could smell this everywhere I go and not get tired of it. The scent version of how I *wished* my 90's goth self was perceived...but we all know I looked not exactly THAT cool. Ahhh being poor and young!
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    Ganymede’s Junk

    A lovely floral sandalwood! Mostly smell pink carnation and clove, as my brain neutralizes detection of sandalwood. Soft sweetly green muguet is a lovely addition. All notes are relatively easy to detect on me. Seems dominant notes vary quite a bit depending on the wearer yet everyone is having a relatively pleasant experience. Yay!